Christian "loWel" Antoran has joined mousesports' CS:GO squad, replacing Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný in the lineup.
loWel comes from PENTA Sports and has been playing since March. His team kept plenty busy this year in ESL Meisterschaft Cups and qualifiers, most recently winning the ESL Meisterschaft finals in August and 99Liga S3 Division 1 in September.
“The stage I am about to embark is a dream come true, as it allows me to compete in the most important tournaments — which is what I have always wanted, and in which I will do everything I can to be the best," loWel said in a press release. "I want to thank PENTA Sports and my former teammates for giving me the chance to develop in the european scene and mousesports for putting their trust in me.”
mousesports CEO Cengiz Tüylü expressed his excitement for the team’s latest signing in a press release, saying how loWel should provide stability going forward.
“He is very ambitious and a hard worker - we really need stability for the challenges ahead,” Tüylü said. “We are going into some of the most important months in recent history and want to prove that we are able to compete with the best.”
oskar was benched indefinitely “for personal reasons” on Oct. 5 and had been temporarily replaced by Johannes "nex" Maget. According to mousesports’ announcement, nex is "struggling with a wrist injury” and finding a replacement for their upcoming busy season was a top priority.
“I am sad that it didn't work out for oskar and us,” Tüylü said in a press release. "Tommy is without a doubt a great player but unfortunately, he is not at a point in his life where he wants to focus on the game full time. He made it clear to us, that he wouldn't be able to play the full tournament and practice schedule in the coming month, so we had to make the change to ensure the competitiveness of our team."
Over the past three months, loWel had a Kill/Death ratio of 1.16 and an HTLV rating of 1.10. On the flip side, oskar put up a 1.13 Kill/Death ration while posting a 1.08 HLTV rating over the same time period.
mouz have their first match with the new roster very soon, with a match against Fnatic in ECS scheduled for Oct 9.
The new mousesports CS:GO roster is:
- Chris "chrisJ” de Jong
- Denis "denis” Howell
- Nikola "NiKo” Kovač
- Timo "Spiidi” Richter
- Christian "loWel" Antoran
Annabelle "Abelle" Fischer is a writer for theScore esports with a love for Dota 2, birds and cheese. You can follow her on Twitter.