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Mousesports identify two new CS:GO players to join Karrigan in rebuilt team

Published: 5/Mar/2019 16:18 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 16:35

by Connor Bennett


Mousesports’ were both benched.

Since then, it has been reported that star fragger Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi looks set to leave the team and join Cloud9, leaving the German-based organization having to shake things up with only two active players, Robin ‘Ropz’ Kool and Tomas ‘oskar’ Stastny, on the roster if suNny does indeed depart.

DreamhackChrisJ looks set to return to the Mouz starting line-up.

According to reports from HLTV, and French insider neLdirekt, on March 4, mousesports are lining up moves for Hellraisers’ Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker and rising star David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský from NoChance.

The team is also expected to add benched FaZe Clan member Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen to the roster, as was reported earlier by Dexerto’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis.

StarLadderThe Hellraisers star looks to be making the move across to Mouz.

The reports also suggest that woxic would take over the primary AWP role from oskar, who does not appear to be included in the roster. With Karrigan set to assume the in-game leader role, ChrisJ would presumably take up a position as a rifler. 

Adding 16-year-old talent frozen would be a proto-typical mousesports move – adding and developing players before that eventually become a star is not unheard of for the organization. 

If all the reports turn out to be true, Mousesports’ roster would consist of:

  • Robin ‘Ropz’ Kool
  • Chris ‘ChrisJ’ De Jong
  • Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker
  • David ‘frozen’ Čerňanský
  • Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen

Cloud9 CSGO terminates woxic’s contract three-months after forming the “Colossus”

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:44 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 18:46

by Andrew Amos


Cloud9 are making another change to their long-term CS:GO “colossus,” reportedly benching Turkish AWPer Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker for ex-Chaos’ Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach. The former mousesports star is just three months into his three-year contract.

Update on January 18

Cloud9 and woxic mutually agreed to terminate the AWPer’s contract after trying to navigate problems that were “almost insurmountable.”

CSGO fans are now looking ahead for what may come next as C9 officially look for a replacement AWPer and head coach, as woxic will now plan his next move apart from the org.

Original story follows below

Cloud9 is undergoing big changes heading into the 2021 season. Turkish star woxic could be on his way out of the colossus just three months into his three-year contract.

The star AWPer is reportedly being benched “due to non-performance related issues,” according to Rush B Media, but a person close to the team “did not believe that there was an internal disagreement that took place which would cause [woxic] to be [benched].”

woxic playing for mousesports at DreamHack Open
Woxic is set to be benched on Cloud9’s CS:GO colossus for American rifler Xeppaa.

The team had mixed results after their late-2020 rebuild, finishing last in Flashpoint Season 2, but third in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

W0xic has posted middling results at these recent events, with an average HLTV rating of 1.00 since joining Cloud9. He has struggled to shine like his 2019 peak with mousesports, where he played a part in claiming the European squad a ESL Pro League Season 10 title.

First in line to replace woxic is the now teamless Xeppaa. After the disbanding of Chaos, the squad has gone their separate ways, with the likes of Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf and Anthony ‘vanity’ Malaspina swapping to Valorant.

The 20-year-old American rifler shone during Chaos’ rise at the end of 2020, helping the squad win IEM Beijing 2020, DreamHack Masters Winter, and secure a podium spot at ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Summer.

Speculation has also been rife about who else Cloud9 could potentially be signing. Cloud9 General Manager Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer posted a Tweet with four emojis indicating two contracts being signed.

With the removal of Kassad at the end of 2020, the second signing could indicate a return of former Assistant Coach Chris ‘Elmapuddy’ Tebbit. The Australian coach has been linked with Cloud9 yet again, less than two months after leaving the squad for Gen.G.

Cloud9 are yet to confirm either the benching of woxic, or the signing of Xeppaa. We will update you as more information arises.