mouz disqualified from Pro League
mousesports have been disqualified from the ESL Pro League after fielding Simon "smn" Beck in the German qualifiers, the tournament's organisers have revealed.
The news comes as a tremendous blow to mouz, who had secured a place in the ESL Pro League after winning the German national qualifiers.
Simon "smn" Beck, who was last week VAC banned and removed from ALTERNATE, played for mousesports during first two rounds of the qualifier, which has now resulted in the team's disqualification from the $48,000 league.
smn played for mouz in the German qualifiers
Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's side will be replaced by PENTA Sports, who came in second place in the German qualifying tournament.
"After we caught the news that Team Alternate’s player Simon „smn“ Beck had been caught cheating in ESEA, we contacted the ESL, since the player had played two first round matches (16:3 vs. "Offline Mod CS:GO" & 16:2 vs. „UNKNOWN") in the ESL Pro League Qualifier Germany as a stand-in for mousesports, as our player Johannes „mouz tabseN“ Wodarz was not available during the early rounds of the tournament," a statement from mouz reads.
"We managed to win the German Pro League Qualifier against other ESL Pro Series teams with our regular lineup and qualified for the ESL Pro League in the process.
"After we learned of Beck’s VAC Ban, we’ve immediately offered the ESL to resign from our successful Pro League qualification.
"Unfortunately, we were told that this was not possible and that we had to wait on a final decision by ESL on the matter.
"Although Beck was not caught cheating in the two matches he played as a stand-in for mousesports, we are very sad that the unacceptable behavior of one non-mousesports player now affects our entire team, which successfully qualified for the ESL Pro League but is not allowed to participate in the upcoming ESL Pro League any longer.
"Furthermore we would like to state that player Simon „smn“ Beck has never been an official player of mousesports nor was he contracted in any way by our organization."
This means that the following 16 teams will take part in the ESL Pro League:
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