mousesports have revamped their starting roster, as youngster Nikola "NiKo" Kovač replaced Timo "Spiidi" Richter effective immediately.
mousesports have had a rocky road in the past few months after showing promise at Gfinity Summer Masters I, where they beat Virtus.pro twice in best-of-threes to advance to playoffs.
After coming second at Acer Predator Masters, falling to HellRaisers in the grand final, mousesports finished fourth at the peculiar IEM Gamescom, and fell to FlipSid3 in the elimination game in a close manner at ESL One Cologne.
NiKo comes back to mousesports' starting roster
At the major, the team had to field former PENTA trio Denis "denis" Howell, Johannes "nex" Maget, Timo "Spiidi" Richter, and rumours spread around that one of them would leave the roster, making room for Nikola "NiKo" Kovač. He's been contracted to mousesports since April and stood in for Kinguin and SK Gaming at Gaming Paradise and IEM Gamescom.
Such move has now been confirmed, as the youngster from Bosnia and Herzegovina moves back to the starting roster, which leaves Spiidi in a substitute position within the team.
"I'm so happy to play in the starting roster of mousesports again. It was hard to watch my team competing without me, but now I'm back and I would like to thank mousesports and our sponsors BenQ, EpicGear, Unikrn & Sennheiser for this opportunity. I'm coming back much stronger!" Kovač said in a statement on mousesports' website.
After the change, mousesports' lineup is:
Fatih "gob b" Dayik
Chris "chrisJ" de Jong
Denis "denis" Howell
Johannes "nex" Maget
Nikola "NiKo" Kovač
Timo "Spiidi" Richter (Substitute)