Mousesports Bench chrisJ and STYKO From CSGO Roster

Zac Cameron,

February 5, 2019 3:07 AM

The players are gone for now, but hopefully not forgotten.

Mousesports is seemingly parting ways with two of their biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive stars after several years as a team. the German organization announced today that three of their players are leaving the team - Chris “chrisJ” de Jong, Martin “STYKO” Styk, and coach Sergey “lmbt” Bezhanov, who are all being placed on the bench for the time being. This leaves only Tomas “oskar” Stastny, Robin “ropz” Kool, and Miikka “suNny” Kemppi on the active roster.

“Parting ways after one and a half years and 19 offline tournaments is not easy but sometimes a few steps back can be multiple steps forward,” star fragger Miikka “suNny” Kemppi said in the team’s announcement. “There are no hard feelings or any bad blood inside the team, we just drove ourselves into a situation we couldn’t get out of and something had to change. It was the most successful run for all of us and I hope that this will change the careers of all of us for the better… Looking forward to a new and fresh chapter now, where we can be consistent contenders for titles again.”

These roster changes follow the disappointing finish to IEM Katowice, which saw Mouz eliminated early in the competition by a relatively new and weaker team, Valiance. “After the most successful season of our history, we already saw some issues within the team towards the end of the year and unfortunately we couldn’t turn it around in Katowice,” Mouz CEO Stefan Wendt said. “To secure competitive success in 2019 we feel it is necessary that the team gets a fresh start. It’s a sad day for our organization, as [lmbt], [STYKO], and [ChrisJ] have been highly valued members of our team for a long time but we have to look forward and work hard to keep our place among the world’s best Counter-Strike teams.”


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