chrisJ joins FunPlus Phoenix on loan

The Dutch veteran will make his first appearance for the team on Wednesday in DreamHack Open Europe.

FunPlus Phoenix have confirmed the signing of Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong from mousesports on a loan deal. The 30-year-old will take up captaincy duties in the ex-GODSENT lineup, in which he will reunite with his former mouz teammate Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk.

chrisJ was on the lookout for a new team to represent after over seven years with mousesports. He was removed from the active lineup on Saturday to make way for Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand, who was signed from MAD Lions.

chrisJ is the team's new in-game leader

The Dutchman will fill a role that has been vacant since Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend was moved to the bench, in November. The team initially tested Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković for the position but ultimately decided to evaluate other options, according to the Serbian player.

chrisJ will be hoping to re-launch his career after a challenging 2020 tournament season. He averaged a 0.91 rating in all competitions and came under intense scrutiny in the final months of the year, when he became mousesports' primary AWPer following the departure of Özgür "⁠woxic⁠" Eker.

FunPlus Phoenix will make their first appearance on Wednesday, in the group stage of DreamHack Open January. The international team, who were unveiled by the Chinese organisation on Monday, have been placed in Group A alongside BIG, HellRaisers and Evil Geniuses.

With chrisJ's signing, FunPlus Phoenix now have:

Finland Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala
Montenegro Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković
Slovakia Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk
Denmark Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen
Netherlands Chris "⁠chrisJ⁠" de Jong (loan)

Sweden Jonatan "⁠Devilwalk⁠" Lundberg (coach)

Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
953
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1702
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
985
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1667
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
524
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
904
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
LETS GO!
2021-01-26 16:44
14 replies
again.
2021-01-26 16:45
4 replies
#29
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Peru TheJuan
ez top1 for fpx and top100 for mouz
2021-01-26 16:46
3 replies
lets go fpxJ
2021-01-26 16:46
+11111111
2021-01-26 17:11
#100
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Netherlands n0b8m8
well spoken PeruvianWidepeeker
2021-01-26 17:29
F he was is and always will be mouz I are sad :(
2021-01-26 16:45
7 replies
In mouz for over 7 years.... will be odd not seeing him on the mouz roster, but I guess stats speak for themselves. Don't think he'll reach the top again, but he's a legend purely for his longevity
2021-01-26 17:16
6 replies
Longevity for twitter breakdowns?
2021-01-26 17:31
5 replies
The fact he stayed in a team for so long. Even any of the VP Golden Five or the original NiP lineup didn't last as long as he did in one organisation. Deserves some credit for being able to stay relevant for so long, at the very least.
2021-01-26 17:42
1 reply
#151
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India SKS_1337
+1
2021-01-26 19:54
"In mouz for over 7 years" Name one other pro who has been playing on the same team for 7 years
2021-01-26 20:22
2 replies
get_right and f0rest for nip
2021-01-26 20:35
Ya dad
2021-01-26 22:56
GL
2021-01-26 17:08
#2
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Finland ManLikeRopz
Sick team, top15 soon!
2021-01-26 16:47
7 replies
#85
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Czech Republic Noxar
Styko should've been the IGL, I don't think this will work.
2021-01-26 17:12
6 replies
#88
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Slovakia Daev0n
STYKO i so one of their star riflers lmao
2021-01-26 17:14
5 replies
#113
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Czech Republic Noxar
He was a good IGL as well.
2021-01-26 17:46
3 replies
#114
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Slovakia Daev0n
when was STYKO an IGL?
2021-01-26 17:47
2 replies
Mouseports for a couple of months
2021-01-26 17:54
Neophyte
2021-01-26 18:33
#115
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Slovakia Daev0n
*is
2021-01-26 17:47
Gl Chris! Legend
2021-01-26 16:44
gooo
2021-01-26 16:44
#5
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United States Stewie2GOAT
Who?
2021-01-26 16:44
k
2021-01-26 16:44
GODJ IS BACK BOIS
2021-01-26 16:44
#8
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Bosnia and Herzegovina cobe
lol
2021-01-26 16:44
expected
2021-01-26 16:45
nice top20 lineup
2021-01-26 16:45
Gl Chris!
2021-01-26 16:45
legend
2021-01-26 16:45
Nice
2021-01-26 16:45
LETS GO CHRISSS
2021-01-26 16:45
#15
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United States drac0z
#freemaden
2021-01-26 16:45
1 reply
+1
2021-01-27 10:17
#16
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
GOOD LUCK CHRIS!
2021-01-26 16:45
#17
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Sweden RaaCCooN
wtf no
2021-01-26 16:45
Hopefully he can find some good form again, missed seeing ChrisJ performing well.
2021-01-26 16:45
xD
2021-01-26 16:45
expected
2021-01-26 16:45
#21
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Korea vanityy
kekw
2021-01-26 16:45
#24
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Iraq remind00
actually sick signing you know what he did for mouz before karrigan joined
2021-01-26 16:45
#25
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United States TopBaiter
braindead Chinese investors They had the chance to pick emi or any other IGL
2021-01-26 16:46
3 replies
Lmao chrisj >>>>>>>>>> emi
2021-01-26 16:57
1 reply
Rly? :) ofc bro that he's better but how you compare those two? Igl and awp player/support rifle sometimes... You can clearly see the faze problem. It's not about who's better player, someone need to lead this team and they took another awp player over farlig, and styko is support, no sense at all
2021-01-26 20:13
Emi is worse thhan death
2021-01-26 17:02
#26
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Hungary fasomlul
let's go chris
2021-01-26 16:46
#27
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Brazil fahed
chrisj and styko together=major
2021-01-26 16:46
Nooo bot j
2021-01-26 16:46
15 years ago.. Let's go youtube.com/watch?v=olm7xC-gBMY
2021-01-26 16:46
1 reply
okay
2021-01-26 17:10
retirement incoming
2021-01-26 16:46
#32
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
NOOOOO
2021-01-26 16:46
#33
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Greece RedWinter
Let's go ex GODSENT
2021-01-26 16:46
Edit: Im potato, I wonder how good Chris will be as IGL. I bet he picked up on some things playing with Karrigan. This could actually be a great signing
2021-01-26 16:48
10 replies
We will see, chrisj helped bring mouz to the top-2 one day
2021-01-26 16:50
#63
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Brazil SecondKS
ChrisJ IGLing mousesports >>> karrigan IGLing mousesports
2021-01-26 16:55
2 replies
lol not even in my dreams
2021-01-27 04:05
1 reply
#174
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Brazil SecondKS
ChrisJ (IGL), Styko, oskar, sunny,ropz >>> karrigan, ChrisJ, woxic, ropz, frozen.
2021-01-27 14:24
#68
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Russia VelsVivard
He's just as good as karrigan, if not better. I believe he can do a lot.
2021-01-26 16:59
#69
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Turkey LantarEZ
I doubt his igl skills
2021-01-26 17:00
2 replies
Don't
2021-01-26 18:09
1 reply
#150
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Turkey LantarEZ
k
2021-01-26 19:39
I wonder how much he paid Karrigan for teaching him how to IGL
2021-01-26 17:34
1 reply
#130
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Brazil NegoNey
sup karrigod teach me some rush b and i'll give u one of my jordans
2021-01-26 18:11
#36
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
ahhahahahahahaha
2021-01-26 16:47
#37
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Jordan Zereeni
rip fpx
2021-01-26 16:47
GL boy
2021-01-26 16:47
F
2021-01-26 16:48
I wish ChrisJ all the best and hope it's something he himself wanted. That said in my mind Mousesports and Chris belong together I cant imagine them without him.
2021-01-26 16:48
oh noononon
2021-01-26 16:48
pog gl to chrisj hope he can find his form again
2021-01-26 16:48
F
2021-01-26 16:48
POG
2021-01-26 16:48
So chris gonna carry fpx. whoa
2021-01-26 16:48
#47
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Kazakhstan thomazzz
bongj
2021-01-26 16:48
GL
2021-01-26 16:48
He should retire. He can read books and smoke weed while his pension.
2021-01-26 16:48
1 reply
That's the dream
2021-01-26 18:59
ez4godj
2021-01-26 16:49
Good team on paper. 10x better than current Cloud9/FaZe/G2.. Good luck ChrisJ..
2021-01-26 16:49
gl
2021-01-26 16:49
onlineJ era
2021-01-26 16:49
budget mousesports
2021-01-26 16:50
GL to him.
2021-01-26 16:50
imagine getting the lowest impact player on the market as your 5th.
2021-01-26 16:51
Leets gooooooo
2021-01-26 16:52
bot
2021-01-26 16:52
PogU
2021-01-26 16:52
#60
mir | 
Russia ErleN_
ez tier 3
2021-01-26 16:53
#61
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
gl
2021-01-26 16:54
#62
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Finland Glibsu
noob disband ;d
2021-01-26 16:55
garbage
2021-01-26 16:56
Shoulda got Xizt
2021-01-26 16:58
F
2021-01-26 16:59
#70
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Bosnia and Herzegovina StigmaKG
Emi>Chrisj. This not gonna work. Rip.
2021-01-26 17:01
#71
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Turkey vaxxle
next 2959 day contcart coming
2021-01-26 17:02
This man will never get retire
2021-01-26 17:02
1 reply
#125
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Canada free_ropz
paycheck stealer till he is dead
2021-01-26 18:03
#74
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Denmark BrazmalDik
if he fail in this one.. He's gonna be like get_right for sure
2021-01-26 17:03
NOOOOOO rip mouz' old timer
2021-01-26 17:04
bongJ last chance
2021-01-26 17:05
thank god its only a loan
2021-01-26 17:05
1 reply
#132
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Netherlands SpiceNut
They will probably buy him
2021-01-26 18:16
Glhf
2021-01-26 17:06
BotJ
2021-01-26 17:06
final chance if he wants to stay in T1
2021-01-26 17:08
he will carry
2021-01-26 17:11
Yearly godlike 1vs5 incoming
2021-01-26 17:14
dunno why FPX wants chrisj. but at least he has experience playing with styko?
2021-01-26 17:14
#89
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Poland Zgrzyt
they picked Chris over this Serbian guy?
2021-01-26 17:16
1 reply
guy whos only hightier exp is with godsent for couple months, rocking solid 0.8 rating is somehow better than veteran from day 1 with better rating than this dude who farmed mixes in qualis his whole career. makes sense
2021-01-27 18:50
#90
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Brazil hugoooo
chrisJ + STYKO again?? FPX are one move from having the old mouz core
2021-01-26 17:15
chrisj honestly better igl than sunny
2021-01-26 17:16
LET'S GO EAZY LATER -ACOR +GODj WHEN LAN STARTS AGAIN
2021-01-26 17:20
again, why did they remove krystal? they're just trading bots at this point
2021-01-26 17:20
#96
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Namibia Nachofish
less gooo
2021-01-26 17:24
F
2021-01-26 17:25
COOL TBH! GL CHRIS AND FPX
2021-01-26 17:25
gl
2021-01-26 17:29
#101
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Turkey xC|sliCer
potential
2021-01-26 17:30
2 replies
for tier3 maybe
2021-01-26 17:37
1 reply
#182
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Turkey xC|sliCer
tier 2
2021-01-29 02:11
If ChrisJ is IGLing and maden, farlig, and zehn play well might not be that of a roster for the time being
2021-01-26 17:31
#105
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United States pr1moGG
My new favorite team. Edit: Godsent is salty.
2021-01-26 17:37
LuL
2021-01-26 17:37
good for chris but bad for fpx. one man's trash is another man's treasure :D
2021-01-26 17:40
#109
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Sweden zZzlatan
glgl
2021-01-26 17:41
igl? XD
2021-01-26 17:44
Not a horrible team ngl
2021-01-26 17:45
Wow nice,
2021-01-26 17:49
GL Chris!! And now Flusha has to get a team and I'm happy.
2021-01-26 17:54
wtf i thought he had contract with mouz till death
2021-01-26 17:56
1 reply
Yeah he was with the since, what 2013? Fucking crazy.
2021-01-26 17:57
GodJ on ex-godsent? It's poetry.
2021-01-26 17:56
#122
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Canada J47
*loan*, so basically +chrisJ to mousesports confirmed in 1-2 months :)
2021-01-26 18:00
oh no
2021-01-26 18:01
#124
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Poland ryhupeja
GL mate! P.S. didn't know zehN is so "old" too :o
2021-01-26 18:01
#126
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Hungary raffai
glhf
2021-01-26 18:03
Gl
2021-01-26 18:04
GL
2021-01-26 18:07
#131
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World Beard43
Interesting, glhf!
2021-01-26 18:11
Could work. I think he should slot in well here.
2021-01-26 18:20
#134
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Russia Zel0cE
So good
2021-01-26 18:27
#135
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China Rynaki
chrisJ stylo combo pog
2021-01-26 18:29
Tbh good move. Mouz +acor looked dominant against faze. Looking forward to seeing how they do with Dexter
2021-01-26 18:31
I think chris will reinvent himself, this team is something new and exciting for him. He became less motivated playing for mouz for so long. Chris is good and I know a lot of people were hoping for a better signing (considering chris's form recently) but I believe this is going to be perfect.
2021-01-26 18:38
chirsj is ok player but new organizations have to bring new talents no old boomers
2021-01-26 18:37
Excited to see what he can do. And technically he hasn't left mouz yet since he's on a loan.
2021-01-26 18:38
#141
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Chile cristiaan
expected
2021-01-26 18:41
#142
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France Uexo
expected but good move
2021-01-26 18:46
interesting, could work, GL Chrissy
2021-01-26 18:51
#145
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
Thank god that its just as a stand-in. Hopefully it stays that way as well lol.
2021-01-26 19:03
GL Legend!
2021-01-26 19:05
Because that's what they need. 30 y.o. guy well past his prime...
2021-01-26 19:18
1 reply
+1 ikr
2021-01-27 00:19
EZ4FPX
2021-01-26 19:29
#149
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Russia mshkoda
Looks like good tier-1,5 team, but without big trophies
2021-01-26 19:33
nice
2021-01-26 20:00
#153
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Canada Jonesyk
I thought he would of became the head of the CSPPA tbh
2021-01-26 20:01
#154
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Netherlands evaNc1
inb4 godj #1 hltv 2021
2021-01-26 20:06
#155
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Slovakia Adwarin
please don't be botJ
2021-01-26 20:07
I think its fair to say that ChrisJ was pretty much the player (of one of the top players) with the longest time under one org. 2013/14 is INSANE.
2021-01-26 20:09
I really don't know how this will work, I'm not saying that ChrisJ is bad player at all but they pick another awp/rifle support player over farlig who's super talented and styko who doing good job as support, point is who will lead this team, this looks like faze story a little, and if they think to put chris or styko as igl I really think that this is bad idea but that's just my opinion, I love this core but we will see
2021-01-26 20:18
rip fpx
2021-01-26 20:24
Styko has been waiting for this 3 years in a row
2021-01-26 20:24
Good luck!
2021-01-26 20:29
GODJ TOP 1 GO GODJ GO
2021-01-26 20:43
lets go!
2021-01-26 23:28
I can’t believe he is 30 years old...
2021-01-27 10:14
this isnt going to work...
2021-01-27 10:18
GL!
2021-01-27 10:30
#173
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Poland rabusjr
Godsent/FPP are most unlucky team. They have 4 strong players, playing all the time together and they cant never find 5th for their team. Chrisj wont be good answer i think :/
2021-01-27 10:52
1 reply
i still don't undestand why they didn't continue with emi Even mr. firepower would be probably better than chrisJ. We'll see i guess.
2021-01-27 14:26
OMEGALUL
2021-01-27 14:25
expected
2021-01-27 15:23
Botj
2021-01-27 16:56
#180
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Belarus slydeRRR
Time to shine again
2021-01-27 20:04
Fpx >>>> clown9
2021-01-28 08:45
#183
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Canada SloviansK
wow
2021-01-30 17:48
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