German Esports CS:GO organization Mousesports has benched Özgür “woxic” Eker. The team came to this decision following its exit from the ESL One Cologne Europe. Consequently, Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras will replace him as the fifth player in the roster.
The ESL One Cologne was the first major tournament after the player break. An exit from the tournament must have been disappointing for the team who had finished as the second-best team in the world in late 2019 and early 2020. The team’s ranking took a massive hit as they dropped from 4th to 14th place in a span of a few months.
The Turkish player has been benched because of his poor in-game attitude. Bymas was initially brought in as a ‘development player’, earlier this month. But now, he will replace one of the finest players in the team.
With woxic out of the picture, Chris “chrisJ” de Jong will now take over as the team’s AWP operator.
This move marks the first change that Mouz has undergone in a year and a half. No changes had been made since its revamp in early 2019 when the team had confirmed the signing of Finn “karrigan” Andersen, David “frozen” Čerňanský, and ‘woxic’. That squad reached the No. 2 rank in December 2019.
They finished with four titles and a runner-up finish at tournaments such as ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals and ICE Challenge.
However, the roster failed to perform following its second-place finish at ESL Pro League Season 11, which prompted the org to make changes.
Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras will get a chance to exhibit his skills at the ESL Pro League Season 12, which begins on September 1.