As was previously reported, Mousesports has officially benched Janusz ‘Snax’ Pogorzelski to bring back Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk after acquiring Snax just three months ago.
The move came as a surprise to many because adding Snax was a costly roster decision.
Last June, Mousesports bought out Snax from his previous contract with Virtus.Pro for $290,000 according to a report by DBLTAP.
Snax lasted just over three months with Mousesports, and on September 30th the team won ESL One New York, but even that win wasn’t enough to keep the current roster intact.
Snax took to Facebook to talk about why he felt he needed to move on from the roster.
"I was beginning to feel [a bit depressed] because my potential wasn't used in the right way," Snax wrote which has been translated from Polish. "The positions would not change because they are very used to them and they need someone who will play only under them or someone who would turn into these weakest roles. I don't think they're experienced yet (they knew exactly what change they were doing) to put together a team in an equal way and make everyone happy."
Replacing Snax is STYKO, the player who was originally benched and sent on loan to make room for Snax over the summer.
After a brief stint with Cloud9, STYKO has rejoined the team and the roster that appeared to be a top-five team in Spring of 2018 is back together.
STYKO returned to the team from loan on September 22nd and has proven chemistry with the rest of the roster.
Still, the concerns that made Mouz feel the need to invest heavily in a new player are still there.
STYKO is not the dominant player he once was but still fills a necessary role as team leader and communicator, something Mouz appeared to be missing with Snax in the lineup.