Esports heavy-weight MOUZ enters VALORANT signing former Team Liquid and Heretics players
MOUZ is entering the Valorant space, announcing the signing of VRL DACH qualifiers MMix. The lineup is made up of former Team Liquid, Team Heretics, and Rix.GG Thunder roster.
MOUZ is entering the VALORANT space, announcing the signing of VRL DACH qualifiers MMix. The lineup is made up of former Team Liquid, Team Heretics, and Rix.GG Thunder players.
The MOUZ organization is an esports industry legend, competing in Counter-Strike and other titles since 2002. The German-based team is bringing on a mix of European talent, looking to immediately compete within the strongest region of VCT. This is the first time Mousesports (MOUZ) has shown an interest in VALORANT.
The first name that pops in the announcement is the former Team Liquid controller James “Kryptix” Affleck, who last made an appearance with Liquid during the Stage 3 EMEA Challengers Playoffs. Soon after, Kryptix made the decision to leave the team due to problems outside the game. Kryptix adds tier one experience to a new team that needs it.
Kryptix at Reykjavik. REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - MAY 29: Team Liquid arrives at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2021: VCT Masters Reykjavík on May 29, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
As for German representation, Felix "al0rante" Brandl, the former Heretics initiator, is the lone German on the roster.
Al0rante joins his Heretics teammate Amine "Amilwa" Saidi, after a short stint with the Spanish organization. The team had mixed results but al0rante proved himself as an effective slayer.
Finally, the former Rix.GG Thunder Joseph "Luzuh" Loose and Laurent "memset" Werly fill out the rest of the roster. The Rix.GG Thunder team showed mixed results and was disbanded after failing to qualify for the closed qualifier.
Full MOUZ roster breakdown:
- In-game Leader: Amilwa
- Duelist: Luzuh
- Sentinel: memset
- Controller: Kryptix
- Initiator: al0rante
Moreover, the new MOUZ roster recently competed in the DACH VRL (German region) qualifiers under the MMix title and qualified, beating Angry Titans and CGN Esports. Moving forward, the same roster will be competing under the MOUZ banner starting on February 13th.
Blake Van Poucke
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Blake Van Poucke is a Valorant writer at esports.gg. He found esports through the early days of MLG and the Super Smash Bros Melee scene. He's been competing and writing about esports dating back to 2008. He has written for several publications and wishes to return to in-person esports events in 2022