MOUZ promote xertioN to main roster; Bymas out
The squad is now three-fifths the initial MOUZ NXT roster.
MOUZ have announced a roster change, replacing 19-year-old Aurimas "Bymas" Pipiras with 18-year-old academy player Dorian "xertioN" Berman. The young Israeli has also extended his contract with the organization and will soon attend a pre-ESL Pro League bootcamp with the squad.
xertioN won four academy league seasons with MOUZ NXT, with their streak ending in the fifth season after a group stage exit. He will now take on a bigger challenge, joining former teammates Jon "JDC" de Castro and Ádám "torzsi" Torzsás in the main squad.
Averaging a 1.13 career rating, xertioN has turned some heads since his addition to MOUZ's academy squad, even earning himself three Bold Prediction picks as Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, Helvijs "broky" Saukants, and Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken named him as a future breakout player. He has limited experience facing the best teams in the world, though, and his rating drops to a 1.00 for the 18 maps he played against top 20 ranked teams.
"I'm so excited to share with you all the next step in my career, I will from now on be playing on the MOUZ main team," xertioN said on Twitter. "It's been a long-time goal of mine since joining the NXT project and I will give my absolute best to help my awesome new teammates and MOUZ reach new heights and goals!"
The team's next scheduled outing is the aforementioned ESL Pro League Season 16, with their group kicking of on September 14.
MOUZ are now:
Aurimas "Bymas" Pipiras (inactive)
Dennis "sycrone" Nielsen (coach)