cowana sign denis

The German returns to competition after an eleven-month break.

cowana have announced the addition of Denis "⁠denis⁠" Howell to their starting lineup. The 27-year-old is taking over from Armandas "⁠maty⁠" Kneita, whose contract is set to expire on August 15 with no plans for renewal.

This marks the team's second shake-up of the roster in as many months, with the side previously adding the trio of Kevin "⁠HS⁠" Tarn, Ádám "⁠kolor⁠" Domoszlay, and maty back in June, going on to finish 9th-12th in their debut tournament at ESL Pro League Season 16 Conference.

denis will reunite with kRYSTAL in cowana

denis has spent the entirety of 2022 thus far away from the game, with his last venture being his time with Sprout where he spent two years in what was his second stint with the organization.

The German's time with that squad was mixed, peaking at 16th in the world rankings in September 2020, before slipping all the way down to 41st after bowing out of the IEM Cologne 2021 Play-In and almost being relegated from ESEA Premier Season 37.

Individually, denis was also unable to find his footing, only sporting a modest 1.00 rating over his two-year tenure, a noticeable drop compared to his more respectable 1.10 showing seen during his first time in a Sprout jersey from 2017-2019.

This run of poor form ultimately culminated in Sprout benching denis in September of last year, with the 27-year-old having been away from play ever since.

denis' addition to cowana also sees the German reunited with former teammate in Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend, with the duo having twice played together, back during their time under the Seed moniker before their signing by Sprout, and from 2014-2015 while under the PENTA banner before denis went on to join MOUZ.

"After one year I‘m back to competitive play," denis says. "Took some time to reflect upon some things and think about some past decisions in my career and what went wrong. It was very clear to me, that I wanted to start with a strong organisation and a team I believe in. I‘m really happy to be back in the server soon and to try to improve together with my new team. Thanks to everyone!"

cowana now field the following roster:

Germany Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend
Germany Stefan "⁠stfN⁠" Seier
Estonia Kevin "⁠HS⁠" Tarn
Hungary Ádám "⁠kolor⁠" Domoszlay
Germany Denis "⁠denis⁠" Howell

Germany Dominik "⁠KiNGDOM⁠" Aberle (coach)

Germany Stefan 'stfN' Seier
Stefan 'stfN' Seier
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1355
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
1864
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1068
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Lithuania Armandas 'maty' Kneita
Armandas 'maty' Kneita
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
69
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1830
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
Hungary Ádám 'kolor' Domoszlay
Ádám 'kolor' Domoszlay
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
558
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
#1
 | 
Finland Cucumber))
yoooooo denis
2022-08-10 19:27
5 replies
Hype bestest player of all time to exciting new team (I haven’t read the article)
2022-08-10 19:28
4 replies
Clearly you haven't
2022-08-10 19:36
#40
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Denmark baitpolice
goodest german cs mens
2022-08-10 19:57
2 replies
3 washed germans and washed estonian
2022-08-10 22:13
1 reply
Unlucky for my boy Kevin "HS" Tarn
2022-08-11 08:33
oh no.
2022-08-10 19:27
1 reply
+1 RIP faze 2nd major
2022-08-10 23:44
#3
jks | 
Russia btt1
wow
2022-08-10 19:27
nais
2022-08-10 19:28
#5
SANJI | 
United Kingdom SAMER7
2 igls nice
2022-08-10 19:28
10 replies
who is the 2nd one?
2022-08-10 19:44
9 replies
Krystal
2022-08-10 19:46
8 replies
yeah hes their igl who is the other one supposed to be?
2022-08-10 19:50
7 replies
denis
2022-08-10 20:00
6 replies
When did denis IGL, wtf?
2022-08-10 20:23
4 replies
He’s from uk, why do u think he knows anything about cs?
2022-08-10 21:00
1 reply
why racist
2022-08-10 21:21
he igl in sprout
2022-08-10 21:21
1 reply
when? tell me the team he was IGL in. Spout IGLs I remember are: raalz spiidi sycrone krystal idk
2022-08-10 21:56
and who is the other one supposed to be?
2022-08-10 23:51
NAICEEE old sKOOOll BOIISS!
2022-08-10 19:28
#8
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Latvia emzijs
do they speak english or german?
2022-08-10 19:28
4 replies
english ofc
2022-08-10 19:32
#102
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Germany Kit_su
denis is from Saarland he won't be able to speak english
2022-08-11 06:04
2 replies
In Saarland there is no need to speak englando. The only things that matter are Lyoner and family time YEP
2022-08-11 07:43
1 reply
hahahah "family time" lol
2022-08-11 08:56
DENIS GOD
2022-08-10 19:29
GODenis
2022-08-10 19:30
VERY expected. Now -Bot Kolor +Slaxz and -HS +German
2022-08-10 19:31
3 replies
-HS +tiziaN :D
2022-08-10 20:01
1 reply
Tizian basically retired and will work within BIG lol.
2022-08-11 15:45
#104
 | 
United States burzeus
idk why they didnt get zehN clearly it wouldve been better with their past synergy
2022-08-11 08:11
#12
 | 
United States ILOVEFEET
DENIS STILL KICKING!!!
2022-08-10 19:30
forgot about this dude
2022-08-10 19:31
#14
 | 
United Kingdom tomtom94
get rid of the best player from the one tournament you played together and replace him with denis hmm okay
2022-08-10 19:31
#15
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
This guy still plays the game?
2022-08-10 19:31
Deniiiiiiis Let’s go
2022-08-10 19:32
GOAT denis 10 majors incoming
2022-08-10 19:32
Who is better denis or dennis?
2022-08-10 19:32
4 replies
dennis: "I am better than olof"
2022-08-10 20:18
2 replies
He was. For one pistol round.
2022-08-10 21:15
1 reply
he was quite good tbh, just didnt stay t1 for a long time. but definitely better than denis overall
2022-08-10 21:39
#87
 | 
United Kingdom Enticles!
in their prime, Dennis > Denis Now? anyone's guess.
2022-08-10 22:58
daddy is back
2022-08-10 19:33
So is this international team or German
2022-08-10 19:35
+spiidi too ? no doubt will happen in future
2022-08-10 19:35
1 reply
#88
 | 
United Kingdom Enticles!
+spiidi +ChrisJ +LoWel +NiKo (lol) old school mouz reunited!
2022-08-10 22:59
kRYSTAL + denis lol any oldfags here who remember the legendary AK?
2022-08-10 19:36
6 replies
Traitors KEKW
2022-08-10 19:39
2 replies
yesss
2022-08-10 19:40
+spiidi for the trifecta lets go
2022-08-10 20:13
#56
cyx | 
Germany Ump404
context?
2022-08-10 20:50
1 reply
youtube.com/watch?v=jkaHpa1Jwv0 additonal context: nex, denis, spiidi used on be on PENTA with kRYSTAL. They all left him for mouz.
2022-08-10 21:01
Legendary indeed
2022-08-10 22:34
what happend to maty?
2022-08-10 19:37
is this denis with the 2 mouses LUL
2022-08-10 19:37
Denis looks like second TiziaN two sigma gods :)
2022-08-10 19:38
n1
2022-08-10 19:38
#30
 | 
Hungary szia
Denis back and german majority, you love to see it. GL kolor and kick ass boys
2022-08-10 19:40
#32
 | 
Chad dooddi
no good players in the team
2022-08-10 19:43
#34
 | 
Mauritius Parasyte
History will repeat itself again I guess... - Krystal inc
2022-08-10 19:46
#36
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ALLAHTARES
2022-08-10 19:48
Spiidi next
2022-08-10 19:52
waiting for germens last dance, where cowana reunites germanies mostest successful roster of all times. krystal, denis, spiidi, nex, troubley
2022-08-10 19:52
3 replies
Isnt Troubley homeless in Denmark
2022-08-10 20:29
idk the old penta was actually pretty successful
2022-08-10 20:51
1 reply
that's what i'm saying
2022-08-11 18:37
GERMAN OLD FAGS SUPER TEAM: ScrunK Spiidi denis kRYSTAL tiziaN
2022-08-10 19:58
1 reply
-scrunk +troubley
2022-08-11 18:38
all lowercase headline!
2022-08-10 20:02
#45
 | 
Estonia Hazardouz
Why maty? Stfn needed replacement not maty wtf
2022-08-10 20:08
+spiidi -hs
2022-08-10 20:12
+spiidi fast pls
2022-08-10 20:18
Yes, let's sign arguably the worst tier 1 pro ever.
2022-08-10 20:26
3 replies
When was he ever tier 1?
2022-08-10 21:17
2 replies
Penta (apparently he was decent on this team), mouz, and big. He was given multiple chances to be good in tier 1 and he somehow ruined each chance.
2022-08-10 21:24
1 reply
He actually wanted to become a fitness PT
2022-08-11 00:36
#53
 | 
France Diodele
wow he is still playing :O
2022-08-10 20:30
POGGERS
2022-08-10 20:43
n1 grind for top1 can begin finally!
2022-08-10 20:50
1 reply
add spiidi and they are top 30 insta
2022-08-10 20:54
#57
cyx | 
Germany Ump404
kRYSTAL's fov still gives me nightmares...
2022-08-10 20:50
XD?
2022-08-10 20:51
1 reply
XD!
2022-08-11 18:37
POG
2022-08-10 21:00
#64
 | 
Philippines laiff
who is stfn is he denis friend who he give to paycheck steal
2022-08-10 21:07
lmao kRYSTAL is only good at editing css videos
2022-08-10 21:09
Prosperous 27 y.o. talent, gl!
2022-08-10 21:09
Tier 100 team
2022-08-10 21:09
1 reply
#71
ropz | 
India psn46
Fakeflagger detected, opinion rejected
2022-08-10 21:20
#69
 | 
CIS 2ocean
+spiidi -krystal and this team is fine
2022-08-10 21:16
LEGEND IS BACK
2022-08-10 21:27
when this team gonna play?
2022-08-10 21:47
#78
 | 
Sweden Hasklon
how are they still top 50 from one win against strife? lmao
2022-08-10 21:53
-HS +retired German player who was fat af and went fit and jacked (forgot his name)
2022-08-10 21:56
1 reply
keev
2022-08-10 22:01
Still a tier 3 team sadly
2022-08-10 21:59
#86
 | 
Germany crippz
god denis, nice!
2022-08-10 22:45
This team need 'nex'
2022-08-10 23:06
why? denis has to be one of the worst 10 pros who have played that long :()
2022-08-10 23:24
#49 ---> #48 killer moves
2022-08-10 23:26
Acelelelelele
2022-08-10 23:32
Nice =D
2022-08-11 00:20
cowhata?
2022-08-11 01:22
#98
 | 
World streetson
didn't krystal and denis have beef?
2022-08-11 01:22
1 reply
They were always friends outside of cs but yeah, after krystal got benched in sprout he said that he would never play in a Team with denis again
2022-08-11 01:49
#100
 | 
Lithuania Rulez15
Expected as maty cant play in a team.. looking solid only as a individual
2022-08-11 02:36
Rip NiKo godenis is back!
2022-08-11 03:33
#107
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Nice
2022-08-11 12:13
#108
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Poland SebL
kRYSTAL and denis in one team in 2022, firepower will exploed, some FaZe level shit right here. If the roumors about Spiidi are true then this will be a huge clown-fiesta xD.
2022-08-11 14:57
#109
 | 
Pakistan FaZzZ3r
decent lineup actually
2022-08-11 15:13
#111
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Cyprus shmoe
-hs -kolor +tiziaN +spiidi
2022-08-11 18:05
kevin move by kevin
2022-08-11 18:36
19-15 vs Blink in ESEA Advanced DD2, Denis 34k, topfragging
2022-08-11 21:57
+denis +slaxz +spidii +stfn +tiziaN
2022-08-28 19:00
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