Team Tinker becomes Mousesports, Mouz.Black^ for the 3rd time in 4 years

Mousesports once again returns to Dota 2 just ahead of The International having last year picked up Team Dog for the annual event. This year they have decided to sponsor Team Tinker, one of the teams invited to the qualifiers, and in doing so will be recruiting de Dominik ‘Black^’ Reitmeier for the third time in four years. Black attended TI2 and TI3 with Mousesports as part of different teams.

Third time the charm?

In the past, Mousesports has been a home for two Team Tinker players, de Dominik ‘Black^’ Reitmeier and de Max ‘qojqva’ Broecker. Black^ and qojqva were teammates during the International 3 era. Although the squad was was able to qualify for the International 3 event, they were unable to make it to the Playoffs stage and the money placings after a poor showing in the groupstage. As their time at mouz came to an end, their paths diverged in opposite directions.

Qojqva would head to the West, and join the us Team Liquid roster which eventually reached TI4 and finished a respectable 9th/10th place. For Black^, the end of mouz meant the start of his career in China. He would travel East to join world LGD.Int, the start of his long climb to the top of the Chinese Dota scene.

If you take the chance to look through the former squads of mouz, you will see an array of familiar faces. Today, many of their former players have grown to become star players on their own teams: de Kuro S. ‘KuroKy’ Takhasomi, de Adrian ‘FATA-‘ Trinks, se Per Anders ‘Pajkatt’ Olsson L. to name a few. But the German organization was the home for their humble beginnings, and as such, it is clear that mouz has played a significant role in the growth of these players as well as the scene.

Interestingly, Tinker and mouz have more shared roster histories, with both se Per Anders ‘Pajkatt’ Olsson L. and nl Wehsing ‘SingSing’ Yuen playing for both teams. The two were foundational members in the formation of Team Tinker in late 2014, alongside qojqva.

The Mousesports line-up of 2012: Black, SexyBamboe, 1437, Kuroky, Singsing

The Mousesports of 2013: Paisy, paS, Alex, Black^, FATA-, qojqva

The Mousesports of 2014: Pas, FATA, Pajkatt, Misery, MSS

Team house ready for the qualifiers

Looking ahead, the new mouz squad looks fiercely determined, as they already moved to Toronto, Canada, where a team house has been set up for their bootcamp. They have been committed to improvement, and their results have begun to reflect their hard work. But their eyes are set on their main goal: to qualify for this year’s International. Regardless of the outcome, the organisation has backed the roster, and expressed a desire to stay in the scene.

With the return of Mousesports to Dota 2 and an encore for two of their German stars, mouz’s CEO Cengiz Tüylü expressed his excitement in the new team sponsorship:

Today marks the start of a new era in mousesports. By signing Tinker […], mouz is ready to make an impact on two of the biggest games in esports once again and so am I[…]. I have been fortunate enough to meet all the Tinker players as well as their team manager Phillip and their Coach Mario at DreamHack Bucharest and I’m not only impressed by their attitude towards gaming, but I’m also sure, that we can reach out for higher goals together. […]”
Cengiz Tüylü, mousesports CEO

Read the full statement on their website.

Current Roster

de Max ‘qojqva’ Broecker
de Dominik ‘Black^’ Reitmeier
us Sam ‘Bulba’ Sosale
ca Peter ‘Waytosexy’ Nguyen
se Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström

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