theScore esports Daily (March 5): mousesports reportedly close to signing karrigan, woxic and frozen and C9 allegedly looking at suNny

by Devin Jones Mar 5
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Report: mousesports close to signing karrigan, others

mousesports is close to signing Finn “karrigan” Andersen, Özgür "woxic" Eker and David "frozen" Čerňanský according to reports from HLTV and's neL.

The roster overhaul comes after mouz failed to qualify for the IEM Katowice Major. If confirmed, the roster would consist of: karrigan, woxic, frozen, Robin "ropz" Kool and Chris "chrisJ" de Jong.

Although still officially a member of FaZe Clan, karrigan has a history with the German squad, playing 1.6 and CO:GO three different times for the organization between 2010-2014.

AT&t announces partnership with Cloud9

A recent partnership announcement between AT&T and Cloud9 marks the telecom company's first foray into an esports team-specific sponsorship.

While AT&T dipped its toes into esports by sponsoring ESL competitions at E3 2018, sponsoring Cloud9 is a big step forward for the company.

The AT&T logo will be displayed on the back and sleeve of Cloud9’s competition jerseys. The telecom company will also sponsor Cloud9's "communication hub," inside their Los Angeles-based headquarters.

Cloud9 looking at suNny as fifth player: Report

Cloud9's CS:GO division is in talks with mousesports to add Miikka "suNny" Kemppi to their roster, according to a report from HLTV 's Luis "MIRAA" Mira.

Cloud9 recently experienced roster changes with the departure of Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro and the return of Maikil "Golden" Kunda Selim.

The 24-year-old Finn joined mousesports in August 2017, replacing Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran. Named the 16th best player in the world for 2018, suNny helped mousesports win StarSeries Season 4, the V4 Future Sports Festival and ESL One New York.

Grayhound Gaming benches sterling

Grayhound Gaming took to Twitter Tuesday morning to announce they've benched Euan "sterling" Moore.

sterling helped Grayhound register a second-place finish at the Katowice Asia Minor Championship before placing dead last at the 2019 IEM Katowice Major.

Hellraisers set to reportedly bench DeadFox

After a disappointing outing at IEM Katowice Major, Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz has been informed of his release Tuesday afternoon according to a report from Luis "MIRAA" Mira of HLTV.

DeadFox has been with HellRaisers Esports since October 2016. HellRaisers are also looking at replacement options for Özgür "woxic" Eker as he's been linked with a move to mousesports.

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