Credit: MOUZ

With the first big event of the year on the horizon, CS:GO’s 2022 season is ready to get started. A tumultuous off-season saw major shifts in how teams stack up to each other. In the days leading into IEM Katowice, we will paint the picture for every roster competing at the event, and try to set expectations.

In this article, we take a look at MOUZ.

MOUZ: In youth we trust

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Another chapter in MOUZ’s circle of life. Sign a young prodigy, build him up to be a superstar, and sell him to FaZe Clan.

While Robin “ropz” Kool’s departure is a massive blow for the team, it also creates space for the next player in line to rise.

This time around, the German organization is betting on three horses: David “frozen” Cernansky, Adam “torszi” Torzas, and Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras.

While asking three teenagers to deliver all your firepower is a risk, MOUZ knows what they’re doing. They’ve successfully transitioned raw ‘aimers’ to finished pros and have surrounded the trio with an experienced support cast in Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt and Christopher “dexter” Nong.

For now, MOUZ’s mix between youth and experience is a bit skewed, but over time this will balance out.

How will MOUZ perform at IEM Katowice?

MOUZ enter IEM Katowice without many expectations. The loss of their star player and a new AWPer that is making his debut on the big stage is quite hard to overcome.

But that low bar might set the player free. A no-pressure environment is quite unique in the highest echelons of competition.

But we can’t expect miracles. IEM Katowice will be a learning ground for MOUZ. If they can make it out of play-ins? Great! If they don’t? Not too bad.

  • Christopher “dexter” Nong 👑
  • David “frozen” Cernansky
  • Adam “torszi” Torzas
  • Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras.
  • Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt
  • Dennis “Sycrone” Nielsen (C)

While Josse van Dessel covers a variety of topics ranging from FIFA esports competitions to professional chess matches, his greatest emphasis is on the world of Counter-Strike, where he covers the title's biggest events and its latest roster moves. Josse also covers local market news in his native Netherlands.