mosbeck quits Curse

Justin "mosbeck" Mosbeck has confirmed that he has parted company with Curse, who have been left with a four-man roster.

The news comes in the aftermath of the ESEA 14 finals in Dallas, where Curse finished in third place after losing to local rivals compLexity 2-0 in the Consolidation Final.

Mosbeck, who was brought in only last month as a replacement for Stan "stan^" Sukachov, had already come under fire during the regular season following a series of mixed displays.


mosbeck cut a frustrating figure at the ESEA finals

At the LAN finals, criticism targeted at the Canadian only intensified as the former Denial man was the worst player of the event with a 0.63 rating. Below you can find a statement from Mosbeck explaining what led to his departure:

"When I first got the offer from Curse I couldn't be more excited to play for arguably one of the best teams in NA. I was dedicated, active, motivated, and they had the exact same goals and mindset of what they wanted out of CS. When I started practicing with them right away it just didn't mesh well, regardless if we were winning it just wasn't something that I enjoyed. I was put into roles that I wasn't used to, playing spots I don't normally play, but this was expected considering they had strats and setups based off how stan played and that's the role they needed me to play. We changed it up a bit, and me and anger were thrown into an entry type role on most maps and AZK was the lurker.

"Playing on Sam Marine's team, the difference was night and day. I had a lot of freedom to kind of do what I wanted and what I was comfortable with. Probably about a month before the LAN I made the team aware that I just didn't enjoy my time playing with them, it wasn't against any of the people on the team it just wasn't what I had hoped for. I basically said that after the ESEA LAN i'll be looking to play for a different team, they were upset but could understand where I was coming from and still let me play the ESEA LAN with them even though stan would have been able to attend.

"Now to talk about my LAN performance because I'm sure a there's quite a few people who are eager to know what had happened. Simply put, I was nervous. I wasn't comfortable playing with the team from the start and I wasn't comfortable on LAN and it showed, big time. I'm not going to try and make up a bunch of excuses, because bottom line I did under perform. Going into it I was fairly confident and believe me, if I thought I was going to play as poorly as I did I wouldn't of went. I'm using this LAN as experience and to help me grow as a better player for future tournaments with whoever it may be. For now there are a few teams in mind that I have been talking to, nothing set in stone. I'm hoping the community will give me the chance to really show that it was a bad LAN but I can bounce back and only use that LAN as motivation to play better for the next tournament."

Mosbeck's future is now up in the air, but the Canadian player has already linked up with Carey "frozt" Kertenian, Trey "tck" Martin, Neil "MONTE" Montgomery and Derek "dboorN" Boorn ahead of the North American ESWC qualifiers, though it remains to be seen whether the project will last long.

Curse have now been left with the following roster:

United States Eric "adreN" Hoag
United States Todd "anger" Williams
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham
Canada Keven "AZK" Lariviére

#2
Portugal mfxd 
N111 onliner
2013-08-24 14:19
LOL , YOU RANDOM HLTV noobie. You don't even know what onliner is...
2013-08-24 15:35
#42
Portugal mfxd 
why so mad?
2013-08-24 15:40
#54
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
dont reply to him,this kid tried to be a comentator for fraglider.pt and he sucked hard and he cheates online aswell,fucking hipocrite
2013-08-24 16:33
#65
Portugal mfxd 
LOLD cheat online ahhaha
2013-08-24 17:22
#4
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Poland kajlen 
hmmm
2013-08-24 14:19
:(
2013-08-24 14:21
nice
2013-08-24 14:22
#8
Poland prejt 
who?
2013-08-24 14:23
He was bad so no problems for Curse, they 'll find better player
2013-08-24 14:23
#11
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United Kingdom smoggy:. 
Hopefully curse will learn and only pick players with lan experience. GL.
2013-08-24 14:23
#12
Europe eler 
DaZeD!!
2013-08-24 14:23
+1000000000
2013-08-24 15:13
He's been playing cod for over a month now
2013-08-24 16:17
#53
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United Kingdom Ivanmt 
I still find that hilarious. Thanks for the reminder :D
2013-08-24 16:31
rofl whats the point of it ? are there even prize money for that game
2013-08-24 17:05
A lot more than CS:GO sadly.
2013-08-24 17:25
#67
Norway Hoso 
They have a $1mill tourney as far as i know.
2013-08-24 17:25
Shame you have to actually be good at it. Theres no way hes ever gonna see any of that imo.
2013-08-24 19:31
Why? It's easy as hell. His team dominates scrims in MLG. They have as much a chance as any shitty
2013-08-24 20:49
VeryN00b Xp3 in ? :D
2013-08-24 14:24
#14
Finland JmKz 
good choice since you didn't feel so comfortable in the team.
2013-08-24 14:25
old
2013-08-24 14:31
Can't say I didn't see this coming, Mosbeck. Your "online capability" was fairly over hyped and people had expectations. I am not excusing your performance, but it was definitely understandable due to the pressure. I've performed well on LAN, but also played horribly. I really hope you take something from this and not only become a better player, but grow as a person and build confidence. People have always called you "online"; time to prove them wrong or feed them what they want.
2013-08-24 14:35
proving them wrong will be hard since you only got like 2 lans lmao
2013-08-24 16:18
mosbeck, frozt, tck, MONTE, dboorN - nice line-up
2013-08-24 14:36
dboorN plays go?
2013-08-24 14:38
yep
2013-08-24 14:53
DaZeD anger adreN AZK Skadoodle
2013-08-24 14:40
DaZeD is console noob ;D
2013-08-24 14:55
#61
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United Kingdom Ivanmt 
A CoD player at that, not even a fighting game (which is excusable)
2013-08-24 16:54
Curse plus Kiko?
2013-08-24 14:46
+fREAKAZOiD =))
2013-08-24 14:51
rather got kicked lol
2013-08-24 14:54
-_-
2013-08-24 14:57
#26
dRiim | 
Finland dRiim 
+lurppis, heard it here first
2013-08-24 14:59
+1
2013-08-24 15:09
expected
2013-08-24 15:08
#29
m0nt | 
Australia m0nt 
they gave him entry fragger? lol.. his sens is like two+ swipes to do a 180
2013-08-24 15:09
Nice honest guy!
2013-08-24 15:13
honest? seems to me that he blames his team mates for his poor performance instead of upholding his responsibilities
2013-08-24 15:32
I think you might consider reading his statement again then.
2013-08-24 15:53
"I was put into roles that I wasn't used to, playing spots I don't normally play" I think he is justifying himself finding excuses. His performances online were good even though he was playing roles he was not used to play. Now if he meant to be honest and just wanted to apologize for such a bad tournament from him overall, he would not have needed to say this as it did not bother him online. This is just my opinion.
2013-08-24 18:04
He hen states that he understands why they put him in that role so he doesnt actually blame them
2013-08-24 20:45
He's just stating what was happening in the team, and you don't quote the following part : "but this was expected considering they had strats and setups based off how stan played and that's the role they needed me to play." He is lucid concerning the team's choices, and understand them, there is no blame in this sentence whatsoever.
2013-08-25 11:01
#56
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
LOLD
2013-08-24 16:34
u obviously cant read english LOL
2013-08-24 18:00
Yes I can, LOL LOL LOL
2013-08-24 18:06
Being able to "read" it and getting what hes trying to say is two different things, your misinterpreting him anyways.
2013-08-25 01:22
DaZeD PLEASE!!!!!!!
2013-08-24 15:13
#33
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Ukraine piratz0r 
First OnLine, last on LAN. Seems legit.
2013-08-24 15:17
#34
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Europe midi 
Expected
2013-08-24 15:21
MORE LIKE KICKED OUT OF CURSE! He is just a duplicate of JW!
2013-08-24 15:22
nop
2013-08-24 15:28
jw finished 2nd at dreamhack and had an amazing performance also in CPH Games, what are you talking about?
2013-08-24 15:56
#57
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
and 2nd in swedish championship taking a map off nip and making double digits in another one
2013-08-24 16:34
ok then more like jOELZ
2013-08-24 17:13
Besides that was lan.
2013-08-25 01:25
#78
Kaze | 
Portugal sennsei 
jw is actually a great player so no good comparison
2013-08-24 18:46
Good 4 curse!
2013-08-24 15:29
nice! +dazed
2013-08-24 15:39
I think it's only fair to give this guy another tournament or two at most before passing judgement. Regardless of his past ban(s) his ESEA stats on Curse weren't nearly as good. For anyone that disagrees if anything he will be digging himself a permanent grave by bombing another event, resulting in being shunned by all invite teams. Lastly he was streaming on twitch.tv and destroying people if that means anything.
2013-08-24 16:04
Yeah... Online scum.
2013-08-24 16:06
he was probably kicked, destorys online then has lowest rating on lan lol.
2013-08-24 16:18
Or they could just get rid of adren and actually get a decent team
2013-08-24 16:20
#58
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
lol adren is sick
2013-08-24 16:35
Really solid statement from him, i can respect his decision if his statement hold any truth to it. GL
2013-08-24 16:25
-adren and then bring DazeD and tck then you have a good team
2013-08-24 16:34
dazed nothing swag skadoodle azk purrfect team
2013-08-24 16:40
nothing? really? ahahahah pls
2013-08-25 01:37
MOSBECK must be a friend of jOELZ.
2013-08-24 17:12
Muricans. You never had good teams after d3 and old 1.6 coL disbanded. Who is this guy really, why is he explaining to us why he played bad? I mean do we really care if some one under-performs? There will always be people that perform optimal and those who are on waves and then guys like this. This whole CS:GO player base seem's to be made from 14y old's that have no clue what are they doing in this game just jumping ships back and forth pretending to be pros while they are not even semi-elite. It is a sad thing to look at all the news lately that are coming in this wonderful site, that had to be dragged in to this monstrosity CS:GO and all the flukes and mediocrity coming from all these so called PRO-PLAYERS.
2013-08-24 17:29
#69
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United Kingdom paullll 
Dont like it? Dont read it.
2013-08-24 17:56
LOL Bulgaria cs scene stronk
2013-08-24 18:02
bulgaria scene 5/5
2013-08-24 20:54
LOL +1
2013-08-24 23:01
Your negativity is mind blowing lol
2013-08-24 18:13
gratz on the most stupid comment ever, gl irl
2013-08-24 18:23
Bulgaria. You never had good teams. Who is this guy really, why is he explaining to us? I mean do we really care?
2013-08-24 19:31
onliner hax gg ban him
2013-08-24 18:14
This guy doesn't deserve any news regarding him outside Esea. He has multiple bans for cheating in Esea as well as ban evading. Dude has the best stats in Esea Invite, then goes to LAN and gets destroyed basically. Now people are saying that he will prove haters wrong. Will be banned by the next ban wave I feel
2013-08-24 18:40
:D
2013-08-24 19:22
Guys, he was just playing "Curse Online," the new multiplayer first person shooter where you get to see the opposing team through walls.
2013-08-24 18:50
Cheater. Shit on lan. Kill yourself.
2013-08-24 18:56
He was onliner anyway..
2013-08-24 19:23
#87
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
predictable ! iam also will minus Scadoodle !cuz he also looks bad at ESEA lan finals .
2013-08-24 20:50
You're fucking retarded. He was better than all Euro players at CPH games including all awpers.
2013-08-24 20:55
#92
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
stfu mad ! its my opinion dumb !
2013-08-24 21:48
That didn't look like an opinion, more of a hate comment since he was pretty good and that isn't an opinion, it's a fact.
2013-08-25 01:52
#91
Germany VxO4 
what happend with stan now?
2013-08-24 21:09
at least he is honest, most of these clowns wouldnt admit they were nervous and it affected them.... props to him for that
2013-08-25 02:00
wygga
2013-08-25 03:37
That was your chance man... goodluck the second time
2013-08-25 04:58
dazed
2013-08-25 23:03
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