mousesports have officially confirmed that they have recruited Andre "nooky" Utesch from Torqued.
The German veteran had joined mouz's ESEA roster on Saturday, but the move was only confirmed by the organisation on Sunday afternoon, prior to the team's match against Anexis.
Utesch brings with him a wealth of experience, having captained the mTw team that won, among others, five EPS Germany titles in CS:Source.
He will step into the shoes of Johannes "nex" Maget, who had been with the team since they joined mouz in October, as the former Tera-Gaming player allegedly did not fit in well with rest of the squad.
"A new chapter begins for me today in Counter-Strike," he told mouz's website. "I am happy to play for mousesports, one of the most important and successful organisations out there.
"Many will surely be surprised about why I chose this team over my own, especially why I left Josh (steel) and also George (hudzG).
"It was my decision - one that was not easy - but I am convinced that after all the problems we had last year, it was the right one for me."
mousesports sit at the bottom of the ESEA table, with one victory from nine matches, and will tackle leaders Ninjas in Pyjamas on Wedneday.
Following Utesch's arrival, mouz's team look as follows:
Finn "karrigan" Andersen
Michele "zonixx" Köhler
Manuel "approx" Zeitz
Tobias "Troubley" Tabbert
Andre "nooky" Utesch