German esports organization MOUZ (formerly mousesports) is throwing its hat into the Valorant ring. It has signed European team MMix, starring former Team Liquid player James “Kryptix” Affleck and Heretics duelist Felix “al0rante” Brandl.
MOUZ is known for its long history and success in Counter-Strike, so the organization’s move into Valorant feels like a natural fit. Rumors that MOUZ would sign a Valorant roster began in October last year, after its rebranding video showed a PC desktop background with its new logo and seven games, one of which was Riot Game’s first-person shooter.
MOUZ signs European team MMix
MMix previously qualified for the Valorant Regional Leagues regular season without dropping a series. The new roster will debut under the MOUZ banner in the VRL 2022 DACH: Evolution Stage 1, which starts February 15.
The VRL was created to help develop regional Valorant teams, providing a competitive platform for upcoming talent to sharpen their skills. The winner of the tournament will move on to the VCT Promotion Tournament, where teams will compete for a spot at VCT EMEA Stage 2.
As for al0rante, he’s made a reputation for himself as a consistent duelist and initiator on Team Heretics, mainly on Reyna, Raze, and KAY/O. His teammate Amine “Amilwa” Saidi also comes from Heretics, but he only had a short stint with the organization during VCT EMEA Stage 3: Challengers 2.
MOUZ’s Valorant roster
- Felix “al0rante” Brandl
- Joseph “Luzuh” Loose
- James “Kryptix” Affleck
- Amine “Amilwa” Saidi
- Laurent “memset” Werly
The team will go up next against FOKUS at VRL 2022 DACH: Evolution Stage 1.