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Snax responds to Mousesports benching

Published: 15/Oct/2018 18:11 Updated: 15/Oct/2018 18:43

by Mitch Reames


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.


MIBR confirm LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky signings for CSGO rebuild

Published: 24/Oct/2020 2:50 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 2:56

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


MIBR has confirmed three signings ahead of their 2021 CS:GO rebuild, bringing on former member LUCAS1 permanently, as well as vsm and leo_drunky on loan.

MIBR’s CSGO team has gone through a bit of a rollercoaster ride lately. Last month, they dropped two star players, TACO and fer, and coach dead after a major coaching scandal. Then, FALLEN left due to his dissatisfaction with their decision.

Losing the old SK core has forced the organization to rebuild the team from scratch. However, they’ve locked in some of South America’s brightest talent to do so.

MIBR has added Leonardo ‘leo_drunky’ Oliveira, Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles, and Vinicius ‘vsm’ Moreira to their roster. The October 23 announcement confirmed LUCAS1 would be a permanent addition, while vsm and leo_drunky would play on loan from their respective teams.

It comes after a multitude of rumors about where MIBR’s squad would land after the SK core departed.

LUCAS1 played for MIBR in 2019, where he spent six months in the squad before moving on to Imperial e-Sports. He spent almost a year with Imperial, before suddenly leaving the squad just a few weeks ago.

His experience, not only in CS:GO but with MIBR, will help the Brazilian legends get back on their feet.

vsm and Leo_drunky provide beacons of hope for the region’s future too. However, vsm’s VAC ban could hinder them when it comes around to major events.

MIBR Leo_drunky
Leo_drunky is only 20 years old and could be a valuable member of the team for years to come.

The two youngsters join MIBR on loan from Sharks Esports (leo_drunky) and Detona (vsm). However, if things go well, it’s likely they’ll be signed on permanently.

MIBR has also secured the services of CS 1.6 veteran Raphael ‘cogu’ Camargo. After a year since his last major gig, he is returning to the team that started it all. He played on MIBR’s 1.6 roster from 2004 to 2009.

MIBR is expected to compete in the BLAST Premier Fall Season, as well as Flashpoint Season 2.

This piece was originally published as: “MIBR reportedly set to secure LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky for CSGO rebuild”