The Slovakian player returns to the active roster after he had been benched in late June, as mousesports added Snax with hopes of taking their play to the next level, while STYKO remained contracted to the organization.
He went on to try out for Cloud9 at three events, ESL One Cologne, ELEAGUE Premier, and the FACEIT Major. However, his time with the North American squad came to an end after the London event, as neither party saw a future in the move.
The Pole and mouz's decision to remove the Slovakian became target of criticism, as the European team had mixed results with Snax, going out in the group stage of three out of six events they attended, including a recent 9th-11th finish at StarSeries i-League Season 6.
Reports of mousesports weighing up changes had already been circling the team after their last-place exit in the FACEIT Major New Legends stage, though, originally, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný was reportedly the main candidate for the chopping block.
"I'm sorry to Janusz for this episode. Both parties were hoping for something different than the other had to offer so there was a clear mismatch in chemistry in-game, which showed. I hope Snax can look back on the good times with friends where we won a trophy in New York against the odds. I think that is something to be proud of," Chris "chrisJ" de Jong said in a statement.
"Sadly, I think we both agree this cooperation will not work long-term. Snax is a great player but we couldn’t get him to play in the way this team needs. I’m sure he will be an extremely valuable addition to another roster. We are very fortunate to have Martin as a sixth player, who we know will be eager to get started right away"
mousesports' roster now is:
Sergey "lmbt" Bezhanov (coach)
Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski (benched)