NBK Expresses Disappointment Over Removal From MOUZ Active CS:GO Roster


CS:GO Veteran NBK Expresses Disappointment Over Sudden Removal From MOUZ

A shock move from MOUZ has left the veteran stranded.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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MOUZ made a sudden CS:GO roster shuffle as it replaced the French veteran NBK with academy player JDC.
NBK took to Twitter following his departure from the active lineup, to express his disappointment about "such an unfair and rushed decision".
MOUZ has also announced that JDC will be playing for the side in the upcoming RMR qualifier and potentially in the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 as well.

In a surprising turn of events MOUZ announced an unexpected roster shuffle as it parted ways with the French CS:GO veteran Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt after just two months since his arrival.

The 27-year-old was not expecting this change and expressed his disappointment over the decision taken by the German esports organization. NBK has been replaced by a promising entry fragger, Jon "JDC" de Castro, who was promoted from the organization's academy team (MOUZ NXT) into the main CS:GO roster.

MOUZ had shown a lot of faith in NBK when it signed him earlier in January, counting on his experience to build a good base for the new lineup during the 2022 circuit. However, things now seem to be headed in a different direction following the team's dismal performance across both IEM Katowice 2022 and ESL Pro League Season 15.

NBK comments on his sudden removal from the team's CS:GO roster

The majority of the CS:GO community was surprised to find out that MOUZ had decided to bench the most experienced player on its lineup, replacing NBK with an entry fragger from the team's acamdey roster.

"I have been notified 20 hours ago that I have been put as inactive player by the management in the MOUZ roster," revealed NBK via a public statement, "I have never been so confused about such an unfair and rushed decision".

According to the French CS:GO veteran, he had insufficient time to process the news properly before it was officially published by the organization. Additionally, NBK felt that this decision was rushed by the management of MOUZ and was an unfair call at the end of the day.

Having expressed his disappointment on the situation, he went on to say that "I will chill over the next days to calm down and will start streaming individual practice," while also wishing the best to all his teammates.

MOUZ has clarified that JDC will be competing with the team in the upcoming RMR qualifier and potentially at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 as well.

This will not be his first time playing with the main roster as he has previously competed with them at the IEM Katowice 2022, coming in as a replacement for Aurimas "Bymas" Pipiras who had tested positive for COVID-19.

JDC replaces NBK on main CS:GO roster of MOUZ

NBK had announced his retirement from the game last year, switching over to Valorant. Despite grinding the game and even getting a few opportunities, he felt that something was missing, this is when he was presented with an offer to join MOUZ and without any hesitation, he accepted the offer.

His future with MOUZ and in CS:GO does look questionable going forward. It will be a tough task for other teams to sign him considering his transfer amount due to the contract with MOUZ.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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