Mixing it Up with Mousesports16th Aug 2017 |
A mix of players from around Europe mousesports is registered as a European team. Currently they sit at eighteenth in the world. They entered PGL Major Krakow but did not see too much success and ultimately have seen two consecutive defeats in their last games. They have time to improve their game in week one of the ESL Pro League Season 6 Europe before heading into DreamHack at the end of the month. With some dips and rises in success, their game play has not been notable enough to pull them into the top ten, and their last run of games has resulted in their lowest world ranking this year.
Highs and Lows
Based in Berlin, the organization has many teams in different eSports but their most well-known is that of Counter-Strike. Formed in 2002, it was a Counter-Strike team from the get-go. Competing in small tournaments in the beginning, they slowly made their way into larger ones. In 2006 mousesports was one of the biggest game teams in Europe, holding teams in Counter-Strike, Warcraft III, Unreal Tournament and Quake 4. Whilst many of the other gaming teams saw a lot of success, the Counter-Strike team suffered a major setback in 2010 when one of their members died. This led to the remaining team retiring from the sport and leaving the organization.
In the years since, the team line up has been changed many times. In 2015, the CS:GO was recreated from scratch with the signing on of a new team roster. Until just a few days ago, the only remaining member from the original team was “denis”; however he has just been replaced by “STYKO”. Czech born Tomáš “Oskar” Šťastný was instrumental in the success of the ESL Pro League Season 6 campaign and in large part is holding the team together. The Dutchman Chris “chrisJ” de Jong is one of the oldest members at 27 and he is the In-Game Leader. Estonian Robin “Ropz” Kool at 17 years old is the youngest in the group, though his current statistics are among the best in the team. Miikka “suNny” Kemppi of Finland is one of the more recent additions and has only played for mousesports in the Major Krakow tournament. The latest entry is Martin “STYKO” Styk the 21 year old Slovakian taking over from “denis”. He is currently the team’s rifler.
Preparing for DreamHack Malmö
At this time, mousesports is working on making their team stronger and more cohesive. They’ll be gearing up for the DreamHack tournament at the end of the month, and it will be interesting to see whether or not this team has managed to find the right ingredients to become winners.