MAD Lions‘ AWPer Frederik “acoR” Gyldstrand and Renegades‘ in-game leader Christopher “dexter” Nong are two players mousesports are aiming to refresh their lineup with, HLTV.org and 1pv.fr have learned.
If the moves come to fruition, dexter will reunite with Torbjørn “mithR” Nyborg, who coached Renegades for five months in 2020. The Australian team dominated the domestic scene last year, winning all nine tournaments they attended, with the 26-year-old shot caller averaging a 1.24 rating.
The addition of acoR would solve mousesports‘ AWPing problem after juggling around the sniper rifle since the departure of Özgür “woxic” Eker in August. The 23-year-old Dane averaged a 1.14 rating in 2020 and won Flashpoint 1 with MAD Lions in April, but the team have struggled to replicate their early-year success and are currently ranked 22nd in the world.
On Monday, mousesports confirmed that they are exploring their options to replace karrigan as the 30-year-old player has not yet decided on his future ahead of his contract’s expiry in March. A report from theclutch.com.br in November linked him to a move back to FaZe.
chrisJ has found himself on the chopping block after a poor individual year, averaging a 0.91 rating across all matches, with that number dropping to 0.81 when mousesports faced top-5 opposition. If he departs the team, it will mark an end to his long association with the German organisation, which he joined in October 2013.
If mousesports acquire the two players, they will have the following roster:
Torbjørn “mithR” Nyborg (coach)
Contacted by HLTV.org, mousesports declined to comment.