Wikipedia - MOUZ

MOUZ, formerly mousesports, is a professional esports organisation based in Germany. It fields teams in several games but is particularly known for its CS:GO team. MOUZ was one of the founding members of the G7 Teams. MOUZ's League of Legends team currently competes in the ESL Pro Series, having formerly competed in the European Challenger Series.

History

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 organisations in Europe, consisting of Counter-Strike, Warcraft III, Quake 4, Battlefield 1942 and Unreal Tournament divisions.

On 13 May 2007, mousesports announced that it had acquired Nihilum, the officially recognised premiere worldwide World of Warcraft organisation, with Nihilum recognised as a subsidiary of mousesports. The guild was remade into a community called "Nihilum: mousesports MMO". Nihilum was mousesports' consistently strongest gaming team in the European competition. However, the relations between mousesports and Nihilum grew uncertain in the fall of 2008 and finally, on 10 November, 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. Despite this, however, mousesports continued to maintain the Nihilum brand and on 1 August 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.

On 20 April 2009, mousesports announced that it would be withdrawing its support for Defense of the Ancients despite the huge amount of success they were having. In early 2010, the organisation announced the addition of a star-studded StarCraft: Brood War roster, which originally consisted of several American, Canadian, German, Polish and Ukrainian players. Since their original induction into the organisation, 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. In one of the greatest-known tragedies in electronic sports history, mouz Counter-Strike player Antonio "cyx" Daniloski died on 29 July 2010 in a car accident caused by tire failure after missing a flight to China to compete for his team. The aftermath of his death featured numerous memorials, tributes, eulogies and a permanent dedication on the official mousesports website. 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.

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

In April 2017, mousesports signed the roster of the former Dota 2 team, Ad Finem, marking the first return for the organisation to the game in nearly two years.

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

In December 2017, the mousesports Dota 2 team disbanded.

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

On 27 June, mousesports announced the acquisition of Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski from Virtus.pro as a replacement for the benched Martin "STYKO" Styk.

On 30 July, mousesports announced that they were acquiring the Rocket League team of Tigreee, Alex161, and Skyline. Alex161 and Skyline previously played under Servette Esports, with Tigreee being acquired from Team Secret. This Mousesports team began play in RLCS Season 6, as Alex161 and Skyline retained their qualified spot won under Servette.

On 15 October, mousesports announced the return of Martin "STYKO" Styk to the starting line-up.

On 15 November, the coach of the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege team announced the team was dropped by mousesports and he would not stay with the team.

On 10 January 2019, mousesports announced the acquisition of Linus "al0t" Möllergren from compLexity Gaming, replacing Skyline.

On 13 February 2019, mousesports announced the signing of their second Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege team, the former ENCE esports Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege roster, as well as coach Michiel "oVie" van Dartel but later dropped the team on 1 July 2019.

On 14 March, mousesports revamps their roster with the acquisition of woxic, frozen, and karrigan. While oskar is released, suNny and STYKO is benched from the line-up.

On 22 June 2020, mousesports announced their withdrawal from the RLCS and competitive Rocket League as a whole and released their roster.