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How ChrisJ Became the Loyal Heart of Mousesports

Published: 6/Oct/2020 21:47

by Alan Bernal

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Throughout multiple eras, mousesports has experimented with changes to their CSGO roster, playstyle, identity, and more. Eventually, Chris ‘chrisJ’ de Jong would become a constant force behind the org to propel it as a world title contender.

Counter-strike fans will remember chrisJ’s iconic Ace-AWP clutches throughout the years or impressive IGL calls that led to nail-biting rounds.

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ChrisJ has been synonymous with mousesports since their come up, slotting into different positions that the team needed of him.

In his early campaigns with mouse, the Dutch AWPer made a career of nailing insane shots or pulling out improbable Scout rounds against all odds. Unfortunately, he was labeled as an ‘onliner,’ as he had trouble putting solid performances on LAN early on.

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Even as he got noticeably better as time went on, he was still known to have those hit-or-miss events when he would be a monster on-stage then go unnoticed in a following matchup.

Mousesports would eventually bring on Robin ‘ropz’ Kool and Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi to bolster their lineup, and soon after, ChrisJ would spend some time on the bench during the 2019 toss up of talent.

Though that wouldn’t last long, as he would be a force to be reckoned with in the team’s most dangerous lineup in years that included IGL Finn ‘karrigan’ Andersen, David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský, Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker, ropz, and chrisJ.

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Through the thick of it, chrisJ would become the heartbeat of an organization that had struggled for years to find its identity in the CSGO competitive landscape.

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How Tabsen rebuilt German Counter-Strike

Published: 13/Oct/2020 1:51

by Alan Bernal

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German Counter-Strike was a marvel to see in the days of 1.6, and it’s been a long time since the scene had much acclaim. But Johannes ‘tabseN’ Wodarz has slowly been building up the country’s prominence in the esport alongside the rest of the BIG lineup.

Hailing from pre-Source era LANs, tabseN was there when the Germans were a force to be reckoned with, alongside the neighboring French teams of the time. But that pales in comparison to modern CS:GO, where a German player has yet to even grace a grand finals for a Major.

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Looking to right that wrong, tabseN would leave NRG Esports in 2017 to create Berlin International Gaming (BIG). He linked up with Fatih ‘gob b’ Dayik and Nikola ‘LEGIJA’ Ninic to take Germany back to its CS glory days.

The early road was rocky, to say the least. Roster changes and injuries marred the first couple years.

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This made it hard for tabseN and co. to put together any meaningful results, with only minor success or deep bracket runs that would fizzle out before reaching the finals. TabseN didn’t win a single championship in 2019, that was his first dry year since 2012.

Then the online era of 2020 rolled around, where he was now the prominent IGL and the team had added Florian ‘syrsoN’ Rische and Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne to the lineup.

Like classic German engineering, he would create a team that could withstand major obstacles and persist pressure. This is the story of how tabseN rebuilt German Counter-Strike.

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