Mousesports bench NBK, promote JDC from NXT

The 27 year-old Frenchman has been moved to the inactive position after featuring in just two events across his tenure.

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Mousesports have announced the removal of Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt from the team’s active CSGO division and has been replaced by Jon “⁠JDC⁠” de Castro from their NXT academy roster.

NBK was unveiled by Mouz in January as a part of their revamp in an aftermath of Robin “ropz” Kool switching to FaZe Clan and Frederik “acoR” Gyldstrand being released. 

Nathan came out of retirement to play for Mousesports having last played for DBL Poney. His move to Mouz was indeed surprising as he had called quits on Counter-Strike to pursue Valorant as his primary esport. IEM Katowice 2022 and ESL Pro League S15 were the only competitions he stuck around at Mousesports before he was asked to make way for JDC from Mouz’s academy team, NXT. The team’s early exits from the above tournaments might have indeed forced the former back to the drawing board and left them with their heads scratching. 

JDC is no stranger to the main roster of Mousesports and to the organization as a whole with the 21-year-old German having filled in for Aurimas “⁠Bymas⁠” Pipiras at the IEM Katowice where he averaged a rating of 0.98 across both the Play-in and Group Stages of the same. With the NXT team, the German helped Mouz clinch three WePlay Academy League championships in a row and has been phenomenal for the academy squad. 

Head coach Dennis “⁠sycrone⁠” Nielsen in a press release said,

After a disappointing EPL, all focus is on the RMR now. We decided that JDCs attitude, positivity and communications will be vital for the team going forward. We know it’s tough for Nathan, but we strongly believe in the positive impact of Jon’s promotion.

As far as we have the knowledge, the next challenge for JDC and Mousesports would be at the European RMR of the forthcoming PGL Antwerp Major 2022 where they lock horns in contention of 16 teams towards their major qualification.

With the roster change, Mousesports are now:

  • David “⁠frozen⁠” Čerňanský
  • Aurimas “⁠Bymas⁠” Pipiras
  • Ádám “⁠torzsi⁠” Torzsás
  • Christopher “⁠dexter⁠” Nong
  • Jon “⁠JDC⁠” de Castro
  • Dennis “⁠sycrone⁠” Nielsen (Head coach)
  • Nathan “⁠NBK-⁠” Schmitt (bench)

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