MOUZ Part Ways With Ropz

MOUZ Part Ways With Ropz

Estonian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive star Robin "ropz" Kool parted ways with MOUZ on Wednesday, December 29.

Estonian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive star Robin “ropz” Kool parted ways with MOUZ on Wednesday, December 29. The news confirms speculations of ropz leaving MOUZ to join FaZe Clan for the 2022 season.

Ropz Cuts Ties With MOUZ

Ropz’s departure from MOUZ, while massive news, is hardly a shock move. The 22-year-old Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports star has been rumored to leave MOUZ for nearly a month, so the announcement hardly surprised the esports community.

But while the rumors have been floating around since early December, it wasn’t until this Wednesday that MOUZ completed the departure. With that, the German esports organization further confirmed the ongoing reports of ropz joining FaZe Clan.

Ropz, who rose to prominence in 2021 as one of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players, is a relatively young name at the highest level of play. The 22-year-old made his debut in CS:GO in May 2016 when he joined OnlineBOTS before linking with AWTR.

After making a name for himself in the FACEIT Pro League (FLP) and proving his talent in the lower divisions, ropz got picked up by mousesports in 2017. At the time, the Estonian teamed up with Christian “loWel” Garcia Antoran, Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný, Denis “denis” Howell, and Chris “chrisJ” de Jong.

And even though the team went through numerous roster changes over the next five years and rebranded to MOUZ in October 2021, ropz remained put. And over the years established himself as one of MOUZ’s iconic members.

A Five-Year Long Journey

Since joining MOUZ in 2017, ropz quickly developed as a player and was often mentioned as a future CS:GO esports superstar. But not only has ropz shown incredible potential, but he also led MOUZ to numerous high-profile tournament titles.

In his first year with the team, ropz won ESG Tour Mykonos, to which he added titles at StarSeries i-League Season 4, V4 Future Sports Festival, and ESL One New York in 2018. Ropz’s talent did not go unnoticed, and he was recognized as the 19th-best player in the world of 2018.

Ropz continued with his impressive performances into 2019 and helped MOUZ collect six more tournament titles. Most notably, ropz led MOUZ to titles at CS:GO Asia Championships, ESL Pro League Season 10, and DreamHack Open Tours.

MOUZ ended the year as the second-highest-rated team in the world. Meanwhile, ropz once again finished inside the top-20 players in the world, this time landing in 10th place.

Even though the team struggled to achieve as much success in 2020, ropz continued improving. While MOUZ’s only tournament title of 2020 happened in February, when they won ICE Challenge 2020, ropz ended the year as the seventh-best player in the world.

2021 marked another mediocre year for MOUZ as the team managed only two tournament titles. But while MOUZ struggled, ropz kept his tag as one of the biggest talents in the scene and is poised to again finish on the list of the top-20 players in the world.

What’s Next For Ropz?

Ropz’s departure from MOUZ marks a huge loss for the German esports organization. However, it also presents ropz an opportunity for a fresh start.

As reported, ropz has been courted by Team Vitality and Team Liquid, but he refused both to join FaZe Clan. There, ropz is set to replace Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson and reunite with Finn “karrigan” Andersen, who he played with at MOUZ between March 2019 and February 2021.

FaZe Clan has yet to announce ropz signing. However, we can expect the official announcement to surface in the coming days or early into 2022.