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Mousesports announce new CS:GO roster with Karrigan at the helm

Published: 14/Mar/2019 17:13 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 17:31

by Calum Patterson

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German esports organization Mousesports have unveiled their new look CS:GO lineup, which now features former FaZe Clan IGL Finn ‘karrigan‘ Andersen, and new additions in Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker and David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský.

After failing to qualify for the IEM Katowice Major, changes seemed inevitable at mouz, and making way for the new additions meant releasing Tomas ‘oskar’ Stastny after over two years with the organization.

Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi is remaining with the organization, but will move to the bench. Sources have told Dexerto that suNny has been in talks with ENCE.

suNny is still contracted with mouz, while oskar has been released.

In their announcement post, Mousesports explained that the two departing players “didn’t share our vision for the new team”, as CEO Stefan Wendt clarified “We want to go back to a team that is highly motivated and eager to play for this organization.” 

Sources have informed Dexerto that mouz are also trialing Rejin has the team’s new coach.

Karrigan comes in to the lineup after a middling time with Envy, who also missed out on the Katowice Major narrowly, but his experience will be invaluable to an otherwise young roster.

The Dane is returning to the organization he represented back in early 2013, and will now face the task of “leading a group of talented young stars.”

Turkish woxic is one of these exciting young talents, who has impressed as a versatile player and a talented AWPer during his time with Hellraisers.

Slovakian-born frozen may be lesser known to fans, and joins from ‘NoChance’ – a team originally started by teamless stars including Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom.

The new mousesports roster doesn’t have long to adapt to the karrigan’s leadership and become accustomed to each other, as they continue the ECS Season 7 matches on Monday, March 18, with the ESL Pro League Season 8 starting a month later.

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Team Envy officially releases full CSGO roster

Published: 11/Jan/2021 22:58

by Bill Cooney

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American esports organization Team Envy has officially released every member of their CSGO squad, but the move doesn’t really come as much of a surprise.

Envy has been one of the most well-known esports orgs in the CSGO scene since 2015, but with the wild year esports has gone through, some insiders are claiming that it’s no longer financially profitable to operate a professional Counter-Strike team.

One of those was Envy owner Mike ‘hastr0’ Rufail, who likened running a CS team to “lighting money on fire” in the current moment.

“Operating almost any CS team is lighting money on fire right now,” hastr0 wrote just a few days before the news broke. “There are no underlying assets that support the spend where top player salaries are. I’m sure you could run a fantastic team if you had unlimited cash, but what happens when you can’t cover your cost?”

With that on the table, it’s no surprise that Team Envy announced they would be officially disbanding, and placing their entire roster on the transfer list on January 11.

This means that players Thomas ‘Thomas’ Utting, Nikola ‘LEGIJA’ Ninic, Michal ‘MICHU’ Muller, Bugra ‘Calyx’ Arkin, Noah ‘Nifty’ Francis, and coach Jakub ‘kuben’ Gurczynski will all have to find new teams going forward.

While the news is certainly disappointing to Envy CSGO fans, hastr0 didn’t rule out a return to the esport for the org in the future after a “hard reset.”

“Let’s be honest, we haven’t performed the best in CS for a while after being former world champions with our great French rosters,” Rufail wrote on Twitter after the news broke. “It was time for a hard reset and we are performing at a top level in so many other games right now. Will keep you guys posted.”

It’s still unknown where any of the former players or coaches will end up following this shakeup, but be sure to stick with Dexerto for all the latest CSGO esports updates as we head into what could be a wild 2021.