The Gfinity CS:GO Invitational brought to you by Omen by HP is fast approaching, as four of the world’s best teams prepare for battle at the UK’s largest games event, EGX 2016, from 22nd to 25th September at the NEC, Birmingham.
As we edge closer to the launch of the CS:GO Invitational, we’re delighted to reveal our second invitation, Mousesports!
Formed in 2002, Mousesports are one of the most storied eSports organisations in Europe, specifically within the Counter Strike scene. In their early days, Mouz were regular semi-finalists, securing consistent bronze medals at the World Cyber Games and several Cyberathlete Professional League tournaments. However, their first win only arrived when they secured the gold medal at CPL Spain in 2005.
Since then, the German organisation has been continuously involved in Counter Strike, with their CS:GO Team becoming a regular feature at major tournaments.
Team Spotlight and Recent Performances
chrisJ | denis | NiKo | Spiidi | oskar | nex (Sub)
In 2015, Mousesports underwent several roster changes, as they attempted to bolster their line-up with the acquisition of Denis 'denis' Howell, Johannes 'nex' Maget and Timo 'Spiidi' Richter, alongside long-term standing member, Chris ‘chris J’ de Jong and veteran Fatih 'gob b' Dayik. This line-up stayed together until September 2015, following Spiidi’s departure for Nikola 'NiKo' Kovac, only to return later in the year in place of gob b.
With a stable roster finally secured, Mouz entered 2016 with high hopes, placing 5-6th at DreamHack Leipzig 2016 and 1st at the Acer Predator Masters Season 2. However, despite their initial success, Mousesports have experienced mixed results throughout the year, epitomised by the fact that Mouz have only managed to place within the top four at one premier event, ELEAGUE Season 1.
As a result, Mousesports have recently opted to once again reshuffle their roster, following their acquisition of Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný in place of nex, who moves into the substitute role.
Despite their inconsistencies, as a team, the core members of Mousesports have now been competing alongside each other for over 9 months, allowing them to build the necessary tactics and teamwork to overcome any opposition.
In addition to this, with a potential rematch against GODSENT, the team that eliminated them from DreamHack Malmo, on the cards, Mousesports will be heading into the CS:GO invitational with even more of an incentive to seek revenge and reiterate their role as a formidable opponent.
Gfinity CS:GO Invitational brought to you by Omen by HP
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