The previously leaked roster move has become official as Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski finds a new home at mousesports. This move will see Martin “STYKO” Styk moved to the bench for the organization in a substitute role. mousesports revealed the news today in a post to their website.
Cześć @cios_snax 🇵🇱👋
— mousesports (@mousesports) June 27, 2018
Snax had been a member of Virtus.pro since January 2014, winning his first and only CS:GO Major just two months later. While considered a top team in the world for a majority of 2015 and 2016, 2017 saw the giants begin to crumble and it 2018 has seen no significant change. The organization had previously swapped out a legend of the golden 5 in Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas for Michał “MICHU” Müller in an attempt to lead the ship to calmer waters but this has clearly not been the case.
“We are glad to welcome Snax to our CS:GO roster after a very eventful week. Once we realized that Snax was open to leave the legendary Golden Five lineup and to join mousesports, he immediately became our number one priority. I would like to thank the Virtus.pro organization for the smooth negotiation process on short notice, which allows us to see Snax’ mousesports debut at ESL ONE Cologne next week”, Cengiz Tüylü, CEO of mousesports said in the post.
Snax went on to share his thoughts on the move and his time with Virtus.pro, “From now on, I am a mousesports player. I’m really happy to join a new team and I think we all needed a fresh start. Of course I’m a bit sad that im leaving my 2nd home that is Virtus.pro, but sometimes you need to go forward and stop looking back. I hope this will be a good change for both sides and that my former mates at VP will wish me luck, as I wish them the best to get back to form and to be on the top again. Cheers to everyone out there, we will be great,” he said.
With the roster deadline extended for ESL One Cologne, Snax will be eligible to play with his new squad sooner rather than later.
Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný
Chris “chrisJ” de Jong
Miikka “suNny” Kemppi
Robin “ropz” Kool
Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski
Martin “STYKO” Styk – Bench