Last Friday the news hit about a hit transfer on the CS:GO scene. Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye has joined FaZe Clan and will make his debut in new colors at ESL One Cologne. Before the official confirmation of this change, another news hit the fan. Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras, who will be replaced by the Dane, was presented on Monday as the sixth mousesports player!
A young Lithuanian appeared on the radars of a wider group of observers at the end of May this year. The talented player was immediately thrown into the deep water, because he had to move from playing FPL or with mix, often local teams, to support FaZe in the role of a substitute. In the international mix, the athlete born in 2003 took the place of Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer, who once again decided (temporarily?) to step aside. Those were some large shoes to fill.
Along with coldzera and co, Bymas managed to place on the podium of two prestigious DreamHack and BLAST tournaments, but just before the summer break FaZe failed in cs_summit 6, one of the stages of the qualifying cycle for the Major. It was in these competitions that the 16-year-old made his last appearance under the FaZe flag, and now he will continue his career in mouz.
“This year we have experienced how quickly the conditions around us can change,” mousesports revealed in a statement. “So we decided to expand our squad and bring in a sixth player to be ready for it. We are glad that this position will be taken by such a huge talent in the form of Bymas, who is part of our philosophy of developing young players.”
The move from mousesports is hardly a surprise. It seems that the formation at least had to try to change something after the weak last season. However, mouz’s last successful performance dates back to mid-April, and since then Finn “karrigan” Andersen and company have been shadows of themselves. The mice, however, did not choose a scapegoat and will not be making a roster change. At least for now.
This is how the mousesports squad looks like:
- Chris “chrisJ” de Jong
- Robin “ropz” Kool
- Finn “karrigan” Andersen
- David “frozen” Čerňanský
- Özgür “woxic” Eker
- Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras
- Allan “Rejin” Petersen – coach
How will Bymas be included in the new team? Can a Lithuanian count on participation in official meetings? Or maybe his task, for now, will be only development under the supervision of the training staff? This is not known yet. The first answers will probably be known during ESL One Cologne 2020. On August 19, mousesports will resume the competition after the holidays with a match against Natus Vincere in the first round of online struggles.