MOUZ and BIG unveil complete CS:GO rosters for IEM Cologne 2023 cover image

MOUZ and BIG unveil complete CS:GO rosters for IEM Cologne 2023

JIMPPHAT played for MOUZ NXT and has been promoted to the main roster. Meanwhile, BIG announced its playing five after signficant changes last month.

Counter-Strike Global Offensive team, MOUZ has promoted one of its academy team players to the main roster. Finnish 16-year-old Jimi "Jimpphat" Salo will now play for the main team the org announced ahead of IEM Cologne 2023. Meanwhile, BIG has also announced its playing five roster for the tournament.

MOUZ promotes JIMPPHAT ahead of IEM Cologne

MOUZ’s CS:GO roster for IEM Cologne is as follows:

  • David "frozen" Čerňanský
  • Ádám "torzsi" Torzsás 
  • Dorian "xertioN" Berman
  • Kamil "siuhy" Szkaradek
  • Jimi "Jimpphat" Salo

Jimpphat joined MOUZ NXT in 2022 and has been with the academy team for well over a year. During his stay at MOUZ NXT, the team had some decent performances including a 3rd place finish at European Pro League Season 6. The team also finished fourth in the WePlay Academy League Season 6. However, most of the team’s placements have been in the top eight of several tournaments. Despite their showing, Jimpphat has obviously impressed the org as they promoted him to the main roster.

MOUZ has regularly supported its Academy program promoting players up to the main roster. The current team’s coach was also a coach for the Academy program a few years ago. Besides the coach, other players have also transitioned out from the Main roster highlighting future career prospects for the young and upcoming players.

BIG Finalize CS:GO roster for Cologne

Meanwhile, yet another CS:GO team that will compete in the upcoming IEM Cologne has announced its CS:GO roster. German org, BIG has revealed its playing five for the upcoming roster.

BIG’s CS:GO roster ahead of IEM Cologne:

  • Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz
  • Karim "Krimbo" Moussa
  • David "prosus" Hesse
  • Elias "s1n" Stein
  • Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski

With a mix of firepower and experience, the BIG roster could be a force to reckon with at the tournament. TabseN will be leading from the front bringing his expertise to the squad and helping them deal with the nerves of attending such a big tournament. The team made a few roster changes late last month including benching Josef "faveN" Baumann and Nils "k1to" Gruhne. They also moved Marcel "hyped" Köhn back to the Academy roster while promoting prosus and s1n.

IEM Cologne 2023 kicks off later this month with a massive prize pool. The tournament, often called the Cathedral of Counter-Strike, will see the world’s best teams congregate in Germany for their final opportunity to win the CS:GO title. With Counter-Strike 2 set to release later this year, the esports scene will be drastically different next year.

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