nooky to retire after EPS Finals

mousesports veteran Andre "nooky" Utesch has announced that he will end his gaming career after the EPS Finals in Cologne.

Andre "nooky" Utesch is one of the most accomplished players in the German Counter-Strike scene, having been part of the mTw CS:Source team who won four EPS titles and also attended several international events.

Since switching to CS:GO, he has played for teams like mouz, Wild Fire and 3DMAX. Recently, he took charge of Germany's national team for the European Championship (ESEC).


nooky will hang up his mouse next month 

In a statement to 99damage.de, Utesch says he wants to deliver some more magic and go out with a bang at his last event, which will be the EPS Finals on September 6, where mTw, Planetkey Dynamics and Playing Ducks will also be in attendance.

"I have decided to end my gaming career to devote my time to other aspects of my life,” he said.

"In recent weeks, I have increasingly noticed that it is unfortunately impossible to balance work, study, personal life and professional gaming over a very long period of time, so I will quit after the EPS Finals.

"I have had ​​incredible experiences over the years, made many friends, met a lot people, had amazing games and events, and I can look back with pride on a variety of successes.

"I would like to specially thank Markus Frey and Lars Eiben for an unforgettable time and all of my fans who have supported me for years.

"I hope I will end my career with a victory at the EPS finals."

After the event in Cologne, Utesch will be replaced by Oliver "kzy" Heck, who has been playing for mouz in online matches for several weeks now.

With these changes, mouz's roster will look as follows:

Netherlands Chris "chrisJ" de Jong
Germany Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz
Serbia Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić
Finland Aleksi "allu" Jalli
Germany Oliver "kzy" Heck 

Related video:

Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1293
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1464
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Germany Oliver 'kzy' Heck
Oliver 'kzy' Heck
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Germany Andre 'nooky' Utesch
Andre 'nooky' Utesch
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.19
#2
Iceland bist 
gg
2014-08-26 20:31
gl nooky~!
2014-08-26 20:31
#4
United States maktw 
gg
2014-08-26 20:31
gl :)
2014-08-26 20:31
he wasnt that great in csgo, but glhf
2014-08-26 20:32
#8
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
GL
2014-08-26 20:32
RIP IN PEACE NOOKY <3
2014-08-26 20:32
Finally
2014-08-26 20:33
sad to see it, gl anyway
2014-08-26 20:33
Heck? :D kzy will change him
2014-08-26 20:33
#16
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Germany 'ezpz 
gl nooky! This guy is one of my favourite CS players since early source times.. sad to read this.
2014-08-26 20:34
sad that he played 1.6 in early source times
2014-08-26 20:37
#43
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Germany 'ezpz 
ye I heard he started with 1.6. I'm sorry I mean my early source times. I'm following CS:S since 2008.
2014-08-26 20:59
remember, css was 4 years old in 2008.
2014-08-26 23:08
rip mouse
2014-08-26 20:34
-nooky +flamie
2014-08-26 20:35
expected
2014-08-26 20:36
finally, gl
2014-08-26 20:36
#22
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
expected, after having a stand-in for a month
2014-08-26 20:36
#23
Germany NdRS 
gl to him
2014-08-26 20:36
gl!
2014-08-26 20:41
finnaly :)
2014-08-26 20:43
Sad
2014-08-26 20:44
glgl
2014-08-26 20:45
whos gonna be new IGL? allu?
2014-08-26 20:45
#81
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Germany eXfckn0 
Not 100% sure but ive heared in the "ironiehelmettv" stream that kzy (spelled Kazuya [kzy = kazuya) is the IGL (ATM.) idk if this is correct or if it will chamnge
2014-08-26 23:17
kzy igl
2014-08-27 00:51
#35
mason | 
World PRQN 
Nooky MTW legend, goodluck <3
2014-08-26 20:47
+
2014-08-27 09:10
One of the last german legends that was still playing, goodluck
2014-08-26 20:47
^this +
2014-08-30 14:13
gl nooky. :(
2014-08-26 20:48
#38
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
who the fuck is kzy
2014-08-26 20:48
#44
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Austria db42 
rnd guy banned on esl because of some stupid reason (no cheating huehue_)
2014-08-26 21:00
a 1.6 player
2014-08-27 07:38
#42
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
shame. hes been shit ever since the css mtw lineup folded.
2014-08-26 20:57
for some reason this nooky's frag is the first thing that comes to my mind, when I'm thinking about cs frags / clips / movies and such. youtube.com/watch?v=mS7UYCSrQ-w
2014-08-26 21:00
expected
2014-08-26 21:03
nooky to coach position
2014-08-26 21:05
never ending story
2014-08-26 21:15
#55
huyak | 
Russia 50bombs 
Gl
2014-08-26 21:15
Mouz have a chance to become a real top team, just pick a good player.
2014-08-26 21:16
I like the way u think m8 pick good player -> become good team :)()()))()
2014-08-27 00:05
unexpected
2014-08-26 21:18
#58
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Germany lpSykl 
sad...
2014-08-26 21:19
living legend
2014-08-26 21:31
whatever.....
2014-08-26 21:38
german legend in source! :D
2014-08-26 21:46
lol
2014-08-27 07:39
#65
Sweden binz 
gl nooky ;)
2014-08-26 21:48
css source and csgo german legend. so sad to see that :(
2014-08-26 22:16
mousesports? more like mixsports
2014-08-26 22:39
gl nooky!
2014-08-26 22:40
#77
TACO | 
Germany Phrecki 
who cares for german teams/players anymore.. but still, all the best to you nooky ;)
2014-08-26 22:48
about time he retires
2014-08-26 23:01
he will be back...
2014-08-26 23:17
where do you know it ? I live in germany and watch his streams daily. I won't think he will comeback playing profesionally.
2014-08-26 23:19
gL
2014-08-26 23:28
Troubley please come back to mouz =)
2014-08-26 23:38
When he comes back, each and every pro should revise the definition of 'retirement'.
2014-08-27 00:04
#89
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Brazil Collee 
:( gg
2014-08-27 00:33
Nooky has been a decent IGL for a long time. He took a lot of flak for being a somewhat poor individual player sometimes, but his sometimes he had some really great individual plays. I believe there was a time when he wasn't an IGL(?) and he definitely showed he had good fragging ability. One of the only consistent, long term players from Germany. GGWP.
2014-08-27 00:36
in my dreams kapio, tixo, roman & gob b return to gaming and ez top 3 team again :D 2bad all retired after 1.6 unlike the swedish pro scene for example
2014-08-27 01:49
they were truly lovers of 1.6 <3
2014-08-27 02:46
#92
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Chile MrJav1er 
T_______T
2014-08-27 01:23
he will be back
2014-08-27 02:46
#97
karrigan | 
Germany ZW3RG 
I feel kinda sad :( but gl in rl :) Another german Legend is gone :/
2014-08-27 03:52
legend I lol'd a bit
2014-08-27 07:41
Remember when mouz had players like : gore johnny_R Roman R elemeNt Blizzard roman Kapio Tixo cyx etc.. big fucking named players. The good ole days..
2014-08-27 06:26
+1
2014-08-31 16:19
Good luck in your future endeavours Andre, was always a pleasure to play with and against you!
2014-08-27 08:10
rip in pepperonis
2014-08-27 08:50
Best player for me. glgl
2014-08-27 09:09
gl bro
2014-08-27 09:11
+SCREAM
2014-08-27 22:12
#108
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Argentina kra1zy 
Good luck nooky !!
2014-08-27 22:16
#109
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Austria gex0r 
kzy much moar better in go! ;)
2014-08-28 18:36
#110
 | 
Germany fjdeN 
LEGEND
2014-08-28 18:39
LOL
2014-08-30 14:20
He is a legend in the german scene no way denying it.
2014-08-30 23:54
Ok
2014-08-31 16:00
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