Mousesports

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Mousesports
Mousesports logo.jpg
Divisions Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends
Pro Evolution Soccer
Rocket League
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
TrackMania
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Founded 2002
Location Germany
Manager Cengiz Tüylü
Partners ZOWIE GEAR
Unikrn
Sennheiser
Website www.mousesports.com

Mousesports (abbreviated as mouz) is a professional eSports organization based in Germany. Mousesports fields teams in many different games, and are particularly known for its Counter-Strike team. Mousesports was one of the founding members of the G7 Teams.[1] mouz's League team currently competes in the ESL Pro Series, having formerly competed in the League of Legends Championship Series Europe.

History[edit]

Mousesports was formed in 2002 in Berlin, Germany, as a Counter-Strike team. The team began to compete in small tournaments, which gradually lead to their progression in larger ones, as well. By 2006, when G7 Teams was created, Mousesports was one of the greatest gaming organizations in Europe, consisting of Counter-Strike, Warcraft III, Quake 4, Battlefield 1942 and Unreal Tournament divisions.

On May 13, 2007, Mousesports announced that it had acquired Nihilum, the officially recognized premiere worldwide World of Warcraft organization, with Nihilum recognized as a subsidiary of Mousesports.[2][3] The guild was remade into a community called "Nihilum: Mousesports MMO". Nihilum was Mousesports' consistently strongest gaming team in the European competition.[4] However, the relations between Mousesports and Nihilum grew uncertain in the fall of 2008 and finally, on November 10, it was announced that the former PvE team of SK Gaming would be merging with the players of Nihilum, effectively ending the partnership that lasted for over a year and a half.[5] Despite this, however, Mousesports continued to maintain the Nihilum brand and on August 1, 2009, launched a new community website to connect the World of Warcraft guild Method, along with the WotLK Wiki and the Nihilum brand under a single domain.[6]

On April 20, 2009, Mousesports announced that it would be withdrawing its support for Defense of the Ancients despite the huge amount of success they were having.[7] In early 2010, the organization announced the addition of a star-studded StarCraft: Brood War roster, which originally consisted of several American, Canadian, German, Polish and Ukrainian players.[8] Since their original induction into the organization, the team completely switched focus to StarCraft II during the Wings of Liberty beta period and has since become one of the greatest-renowned teams.[9] In one of the greatest-known tragedies in electronic sports history, Mousesports' Counter-Strike player since 2007, Antonio "cyx" Daniloski, died on July 29, 2010 in a car accident caused by tire failure after missing a flight to China to compete for his team.[10] The aftermath of his death featured numerous memorials, tributes, eulogies and a permanent dedication on the official Mousesports website.[11] Several months following Daniloski's death, Mousesports announced the retirement of remaining Counter-Strike players Fatih "gob b" Dayik, Navid "Kapio" Javadi and stand-in Christian "Blizzard" Chmiel, effective following the ESL Pro Series Season XVII Finals.[12]

In March 2012, Mousesports announced that it would be ending its support of its Counter-Strike division, citing the organization's perception of the lack of market, considering the rising prominence of Dota 2 and League of Legends.[13] Mouz picked up a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster later that year.[citation needed]

In April 2017, Mousesports signed the roster of the former Dota 2 team, Ad Finem, marking the first return for the organization to the game in nearly two years.[14]

On August 2, Christian 'loWel' Garcia was released from his contract with mousesports. On August 4 former Penta Sports player Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi was announced as his replacement. Less than a week later, on August 8, mousesports released Denis 'denis' Howell from his contract and signed Martin 'STYKO' Styk to replace him, formerly of HellRaisers.[15]

In December 2017, the Mousesports Dota 2 team disbanded.[16]

In March 2018, Mousesports signed their first full roster for competition in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.[17]

On July 30 2018, Mousesports announced that they were acquiring the Rocket League team of Tigreee, Alex161, and Skyline. [[18]] Alex161 and Skyline previously played under Servette, and Tigree was a new 3rd for the team. This Mousesports team will play in RLCS Season 6, as Alex161 and Skyline retain a qualified spot won under Servette.

Current rosters[edit]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
chrisJ Chris de Jong IGL 2013-10-21 [19]
Snax Janusz Pogorzelski Rifler (Entry Fragger) 2018-06-27 [20]
oskar Tomáš Šťastný AWPer 2016-08-22 [21]
suNny Miikka Kemppi Rifler 2017-08-04 [22]
ropz Robin Kool Rifler 2017-04-12 [23]
lmbt (Coach) Sergey Bezhanov 2016-09-11 [24]

StarCraft II[edit]

  • Gabriel "HeRoMaRinE" Segat

TrackMania[edit]

  • Florian "oNio" Roschu

Pro Evolution Soccer[edit]

  • Mike "El_Matador" Linden
  • Matthias "GoooL" Winkler
  • Dennis "wiDe" W.

ShootMania Storm[edit]

  • Rouven "ScHiScH" Falkewitz

FIFA[edit]

  • Patrick "AzZze" Straschek
  • Shved "RedDevil"

Street Fighter V[edit]

ID Name Character(s) Joined
CCL Younes Lazaar Urien 2017-02-25[25]
Problem X Benjamin Simon Birdie, M. Bison 2017-02-25[25]

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege[edit]

ID Name Joined
Beastly Jared Medeiros 2018-03-19[17]
Hyper Paul Kontopanagiotis 2018-06-26[17]
VNDL Joshua Diaz 2018-03-19[17]
England Terrell Lee 2018-09-06 [17]
VertcL Franklyn Andres Cordero 2018-03-19[17]

Rocket League[edit]

ID Name Joined
Alex161 Germany Alex Ernst 2018-07-30[26]
Skyline Portugal Kevin Carvalho 2018-07-30[26]
Tigreee Germany Maik Hoffmann 2018-07-30[26]

Former Rosters[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

ID Name Joined Left
Madara Omar Dabachach 2017-04-07[27] 2017-12-23[16]
ThuG Dimitris Plivouris 2017-04-07[27] 2017-12-23[16]
SkyLark Kharis Zafiriou 2017-04-07[27] 2017-12-23[16]
Maybe Next Time Verros Apostolos 2017-04-07[27] 2017-12-23[16]
SssaSpartan Giorgos Giannakopoulos 2017-04-07[27] 2017-12-23[16]

Tournament results[edit]

Counter-Strike[edit]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

2012[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

References[edit]

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