Mousesports have officially announced their disbandment, two months after they participated in the TI5 qualifiers.
Thanks again to @mousesports. They were good to us and wanted us to stay. The players chose to split up. No meme here.
— Phillip Aram (@Phillip_Aram) July 16, 2015
Mousesports has a reputation for picking up teams solely for the purpose of having representation at The Internationals, and dropping them at the first sign of sub-par performance. However, in this case, according to the Dota 2 squad’s manager, Phillip Aram, it seems that the players were the ones who decided to split up and go their separate ways.
The organization has released a statement on their Facebook page:
We’re sad to say goodbye to our Dota 2 players as well as their manager and coach. After a rollercoaster ride since the start of 2015 and the official team presentation in May, the team concluded to part ways to pursue other, individual tasks and asked to be released from their running contracts.
On May 8, Mousesports picked up Team Tinker, which had just been invited to participate in the TI5 American Qualifiers.
The qualifiers’ favorites, Mousesports, were eliminated by Archon (then known as North American Rejects), 2:1, in the Lower Bracket finals.
In early June, Max “qojqva” Broecker has decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from professional Dota in order to re-evaluate his goals. As a consequence, Mousesports have announced that ROOT Gaming’s Tyler “TC” Cook would stand-in for the team during their MLG Pro League games. The team was eliminated from the tournament during the first round of best-of-one series.
It appears that some of the players have decided to pursue other opportunities during this time period, with Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier coaching the MVP teams for TI5, and Sam “BuLba” Sosale coaching Evil Geniuses.
Mousesports TI5 qualifiers roster
Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier
Max “qojqva” Bröcker
Sam “BuLba” Sosale
Peter “Waytosexy” Nguyen
Johan “pieliedie” Åström