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Mousesports is the most successful German esport club and one of the most storied professional gaming teams worldwide. We live and breathe esports everyday, as we compete in the most prestigious tournaments all over the world.
Founded 2002 in Berlin, mousesports quickly became the team to beat in Germany. With the rise of the legendary Counter-Strike team, mousesports expanded into other important games to win World, European & National Championships alike.
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MOUSESPORTS MANAGEMENT CHANGES
Hamburg, November 20th 2018. Stefan Wendt will take over the position of CEO for Germany ́s premier esports team mousesports. The company moves its headquaters to Hamburg, Germany.
In 2016 Wendt started as the Chief Gaming Officer and took over the leadership of the mouz Counter-Strike division. In a second step he will now become the successor of Cengiz Tüylü, who was in charge of the team for 15 years. The mousesports management will be rounded off by Rene Lannte and Jan Dominicus. Additionally, David Lünenbürger will join the company as the new Head of Marketing and Sales.
„I want to thank Cengiz for all his efforts at mousesports. He has shaped the company for more than a decade and made it into one of the most decorated esports teams worldwide. His name will always be associated with our brand“, says Wendt. In 2016 Wendt first bought shares with his company „Motorsport Arena Oschersleben“ and is now the sole shareholder.
With the changes, the company will move its Headquarters from Berlin and Cologne to Hamburg. „We want to continue to cement our status as the German esports team and compete against the best in the world from our base in Germany. Our new home in Hamburg will not only offer modern infrastructure for our players, but will also allow us to to create more and better content around our stars. In the future we want to establish Hamburg as a meeting point for mousesports fans of all games“, says Wendt.
Vodafone Germany becomes head sponsor of mousesports
Berlin / Düsseldorf, May 10th 2017 – Vodafone Germany will become the official TelCo partner of storied German esports team mousesports.
Mousesports has been representing the German community for 15 years like no other team whilst earning an international reputation by regularly qualifying for the playoffs in the world's most prestigious online leagues like ESL Pro League and ELEAGUE, as well as competing in Majors across various titles.
The cooperation of mousesports and Vodafone will be a partnership between two organisations that are firmly rooted in Germany, but also at home in the world. Mouz' various rosters, such as their CS:GO team as well as the recently integrated teams in Dota 2 and Street Fighter V, will carry the Vodafone logo on their chest and represent the brand at home and in stadiums across the globe.
**Gregor Gründgens**, Director Brand Marketing at Vodafone Germany:
"Gamers need high speed and that’s what we stand for. As the Gigabit company with the fastest top speeds in the country, we are driving the Gigabit society forward – and we’re proud to actively take another step in this direction with our commitment to mousesports. As communications are becoming more and more interconnected, the same is happening in sports with esports. High speed Internet is a natural and vital prerequisite for esports – for teams as well as the fans themselves! With our commitment, we want to stand for competition, fairness and sportsmanship – on and off the server!"
**Cengiz Tüylü**, CEO of mousesports Ltd.:
"In Vodafone, we have found a strong and attractive brand that shares our passion and wants to shape the growth of mousesports and esports together. Connectivity is the lifeblood of esports and we are glad to not only have gained the best, but also the internationally most renowned partner."
**Toan Nguyen**, Director of Strategy at mousesports’ marketing agency Jung von Matt/SPORTS and Partner at Jung von Matt/STARS:
"With these partners, it’s more than just the colours that match! Esports is the sports- and entertainment phenomenon of a new generation and mousesports is the very flagship of the German scene. We could not have wished for a more fitting partner for the team. Both brands are united by their strength in the German market and their international lustre!"
Extensive content- and digital activations are planned around the head sponsorship, to be disseminated via mousesports’ and Vodafone’s social channels as well as Vodafone’s own web magazine “Featured”. These will be flanked by bootcamp activities supported by Vodafone.
Mousesports is the record champion in the ESL Deutsche Meisterschaft (German championships) across various titles as well as a repeat competitor at Major tournaments in CS:GO and Dota 2.
Gregor Gründgens, Anne Stilling and Franziska Duechting are responsible for the project on behalf of Vodafone Germany. Jung von Matt/sports acts as the consulting agency.
Short profile: VodafoneGermany Vodafone Germany is one of the leading integrated telecommunications companies as well as the largest TV provider in Germany. With its 14.000 employees, the company is a one-stop-shop for internet, mobile- and fixed line communications as well as TV. As the Gigabit company, Vodafone is leading the charge to drive the expansion of infrastructure in Germany: With increasingly faster networks, the Düsseldorf-based company is paving the way to the Gigabit society – be it in mobile- or fixed line communications.
Vodafone Germany offers a broad ICT portfolio for B2B clients: Vodafone connects man and machine, secures company networks as well as communications and saves data to the German cloud for enterprises. Around 90% of all DAX companies and 15 out of the 16 federal states have already decided to place their trust in Vodafone. With 43,7 million mobile sim cards, 6.1 million fixed line broadband customers and countless digital solutions, Vodafone Germany makes 11 billion Euros in yearly sales.
Vodafone Germany is the largest national subsidiary of Vodafone Group, one of the biggest telecommunications groups in the world. The group maintains mobile networks in 26 countries and partner networks in another 49 nations. The group operates its own fixed-line infrastructures in 17 countries. Vodafone has around 470 million mobile- and 14,3 million fixed line customers worldwide.
Short profile: mousesports Ltd.:
Mousesports is the most successful German esports club and one of the most storied professional gaming teams worldwide.
They live and breathe esports everyday as they compete in the most prestigious tournaments all over the world.
Founded 2002 in Berlin, mousesports quickly became the team to beat in Germany. With the rise of the legendary Counter-Strike team, mousesports expanded into other important games to win World-, European- & National Championships alike.
Short profile: Jung von Matt/sports Jung von Matt/sports has been developing sports marketing concepts for clubs, associations, companies and athletes since July 2013. Christoph Metzelder, Katja Kraus and Raphael Brinkert are its founding partners, linking excellent sports know-how with the creative excellence of Jung von Matt. Together with specialists from the group, the team implements creative comms solutions in sports. Adidas, DFB, DOSB, Hertha BSC, FC Ingolstadt, Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB), tipico, ADAC Motorsport, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Sportstadt Düsseldorf are among the agency’s clients. Jung von Matt/sports has been awarded as Newcomer agency oft he year (FASPO) and has been the most awarded sports marketing agency in Germany 2014, 2015 and 2016.
HeroMarine signs contract extension, attends WCS Summer Championship
Our Starcraft player Gabriel „Heromarine“ Segat is on his way to Canada, to attend the WCS tournament at Dreamhack Montreal. We are excited to announce that before Gabriel left, he renewed his contract with mousesports.
It has been almost five years since Heromarine joined mousesports, so at 18-years of age the Terran player is already a mouz veteran. In his time with our team the cologne based prodigy won four ESL Meisterschaft tournaments, making him the german record champion. When not playing in big events, Gabriel has become a popular streamer on twitch.
Recently, after finishing his high school degree, he decided to give Starcraft II a go as a full time pro. „Heromarine personifies everything we are looking for in a mousesports player. He is very ambitious and hard working, but also humble and loyal. When he told us that he wanted to try Starcraft full time, we were more then happy to support him. Strategy games have a long tradition in our organization and we are proud that we can continue to call Gabriel a mousesports player“, says CEO Cengiz Tüylü.
The upcoming weeks will be packed with action for our Starcraft II hero. Next stop of his adventure will be the Dreamhack Montreal, where his first round matchup is scheduled for Friday 7pm CET. After returning home, the fans can meet Heromarine at the Gamescom in Cologne, before he moves on to the finals of the ESL Meisterschaft in Krefeld.
DXRacer and mousesports partner up
Berlin, May 3rd, 2016 – mousesports, Germanys elite eSports-franchise, is excited to announce DXRacer as a new partner. The high quality gaming seats manufacturer will support all mousesports divisions and provide the teams with even better playing conditions.
The new partnership will not only help the players, when they prepare for the competition around the world but will also enable all fans to sit comfortable and in style of your favorite team. Together with DXRacer, mouz is developing the first ever mousesports luxury gaming chair. "It makes me proud, to see how our team is growing. With DXRacer, we found a perfect partner for an area that has been very important to me. I cant wait to see our players in their new mousesports DXRacer chairs", says Cengiz Tüylü, CEO of mousesports.
DXRacer focusses on an ergonomic design, to guarantee a healthy posture. The characteristics of the DXRacer chairs will help the teams and fans around the world to enjoy intense gaming sessions and long working days, while not worrying about their health. "At the top of eSports, you have to put in a lot of work to keep up with the best. We need our players to focus on the game and not on their surroundings. This is why a comfortable and healthy chair is super important", says Tüylü.
The new DXRacer mousesports edition will be available in the mousesports store and at your gaming chair dealer soon.
DXRacer was founded in 2003 as a manufacturer of high quality racing car seats with a primary focus on strict quality management. Through innovative business ideas, DXRacer became a world leader among OEM car accessory manufacturers. After years of innovation and investment in research and development, the product range has expanded to include computer chairs and gaming seats. We constantly strive for quality and design. Top content creators, eSports organizations and casual gamers alike, all use and love our products. We focus on ergonomic design for all DXRacer products in order to promote health conscious computer use. Being a proponent of healthy living and work environments, we continue to develop products that improve quality of life.
WESA officially announced, mousesports among its eight founding members
The foundation of the World Esports Association, WESA in short, has been announced as of today, with mousesports beeing one of its eight founding members. The organization is aiming to further professionalize esports by introducing elements of player representation, standardized regulations, and revenue sharing for teams.
During the foundation process, WESA has incorporated eight of the world’s leading gaming brands, including mousesports, Fnatic, Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro, Team EnVyUs, Gamers2, FaZe and Ninjas in Pyjamas, alongside ESL. While these parties have contributed especially towards the foundation of WESA, the organization is looking to add more members from both Europe and North America in the future.
For the first time ever in esports, WESA will institute a player- elected, operative Player Council, advocate on behalf of the pro gamers in relation to league policies, rulesets, player transfers and more.
All WESA representatives will work alongside the Player Council and in keeping with Interim League Commisioner Pietro Fringuelli. “I’m incredibly honored and excited to join the World Esports Association today, and am looking forward to bringing my years of experience from traditional sports into the world of electronic sports” said Pietro Fringuelli, Interim WESA League Commissioner. “The formation of WESA, and the growth of the Association in the coming years, will be the critical performance indicators for the entire esports industry – and a real game changer for its every stakeholder.”
At mousesports, we’re both thrilled and motivated to cooperate with other leadings gaming brands on a variety of topics, not only ensuring standards for competitive gaming events but mostly granting a unified voice for WESA teams and players, while implementing much needed structures to further develop the esports market we love.
The ongoing ESL Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be the first professional esports competition that will be played under WESA regulations.
mousesports & ZOWIE to set new standards in 2016
Berlin, January 21, 2016 - mousesports, Germany‘s premier eSports organization, announced today that it has partnered with ZOWIE a brand by BenQ, the world‘s pioneer in gaming monitors and equipment. BenQ‘s new eSports brand, ZOWIE, will provide their ergonomic and personalized gaming gear for mousesports‘ teams, which will be essential in their strive for success this upcoming season. Together, mousesports and ZOWIE aim to enhance the gaming experience of eSports enthusiasts around the globe.
Mousesports‘ long time partner, BenQ, recently announced their investment in ZOWIE Gear and will establish the brand as the new standard for high-end eSports-equipment. "BenQ has been our head sponsor since 2013 and after three very successful years, it is only fitting, that we continue the partnership. The new ZOWIE brand will combine excellence in gaming monitors and eSports equipment", said Cengiz Tüylü, CEO of mousesports.
The Counter-Strike: GO team will be using the brand new ZOWIE gear at the upcoming DreamHack Leipzig tournament (January 22-24, 2016), where fans can meet the team and test the new gear at the ZOWIE booth.
Introduced in late 2008, ZOWIE is a brand dedicated to the development of the best competitive gaming gears available that compliment eSports athletes‘ combating performance. From 2015 on, ZOWIE brand was acquired by BenQ Corp to represent the company’s eSports product line that delivers truly competitive experience and enjoyment.
With its new eSports brand ZOWIE, BenQ shows once again how dedicated they are towards their gaming products. For our teams it is extremely important to have the best possible equipment, so they can focus entirely on their task on the field. With ZOWIE we have a partner, that not only offers us perfect gaming monitors and equipment, but also is just as committed and ambitious about eSports as we are.
‐ Cengiz Tüylü, CEO of mousesports
After three successful years, we are very happy to continue and intensify our cooperation with mousesports under our new eSport brand identity ZOWIE. With our gaming displays and gear products we support the mousesports team with professional hardware to secure the crucial gaming advantage. We wish the team a lot of support at Dreamhack in Leipzig and are looking forward to the next exciting competitions.
‐ Guido Forsthövel, Head of Marketing BenQ Deutschland GmbH
mousesports inks sponsorship deal with Unikrn
Berlin, July 17th, 2015 — mousesports, one of the world’s most decorated professional gaming teams, today announced it has inked a sponsorship deal with Unikrn, a gaming (#gaming) and eSports (#esports) company. As part of the agreement, mousesports and Unikrn have agreed on a strategy to increase both parties' brand awareness and to bring eSports fans an even more exciting look into the world of pro gaming, pro gamers and the games they play.
As one of the driving forces pushing professional gaming into the mainstream media, mousesports has always chosen industry leading sponsors such as BenQ and EpicGear. And, with the tremendous growth of eSports in recent years, timing to work with Unikrn couldn’t be better as the team prepares for the much anticipated home Neld appearance at ESL One Cologne.
"With wagering on eSports increasing at pace with the booming eSports scene, we wanted to make sure that we partnered with a company that understands and breathes eSports,”said Cengiz Tülyü, CEO, mousesports. “With Unikrn having investors and partners as big as Tabcorp and Mark Cuban, we’re very excited by the future of our partnership with Unikrn - we are deNnitely looking forward to working with them and making some great things happen."
"I put down a bet on football every once in a while because I think it’s fun,” said Fatih “gob b” Dayik, mousesports CS: GO team captain. “Skin betting has been huge for CS:GO and now we have a partner who makes real money betting legal. Unikrn is Nnally bringing some legitimacy to the CS: GO gambling scene!"
By visiting www.unikrn.com (on either mobile or desktop), Unikrn customers can watch the world’s best professional gamers participate in live gaming tournaments around the world. Unikrn features tournaments for AAA titles such as League of Legends, Dota2, Counter-Strike, Heroes of the Storm, and others. For customers located in jurisdictions that permit online betting, the Unikrn platform provides an opportunity to bet on the outcomes of matches and tournaments through a range of bet types common in more traditional sports betting markets.
"We are proud to have partnered up with one of the most decorated and well respected eSports teams in the world," said Rahul Sood, CEO, Unikrn. "mousesports are a top notch German organization; they Nt perfectly with our company DNA. The new mousesports CS:GO team has a hunger to become the best, and so do we. Unikrn has a lot of cool stuff planned with Mousesports and their players, so stay tuned!"
"Mousesports is thrilled to announce our partnership with Unikrn! Unikrn is THE eSports wagering company, providing the gaming community with a safe and legal eSports betting platform. Unikrn currently supports match and tournament betting for League of Legends, Dota2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. eSports betting has been increasing at pace with the booming eSports scene, and we wanted to make sure that we partnered with a company that understands and breathes eSport! With Unikrn having investors and partners as big as Tabcorp and Mark Cuban, we’re very excited by the future of Mouseports partnership with Unikrn. We`re looking forward to working with Unikrn and making some great things happen."
‐ Cengiz Tüylü, CEO of mousesports
"We are proud to have partnered up with one of the most decorated and well respected eSports teams in the world. Mousesports are a top notch German organization; they Nt perfectly with our company DNA. The new mousesports CS:GO team has a hunger to become the best, and so do we. Unikrn has a lot of cool stuff planned with Mousesports and their players, so stay tuned!"
‐ Rahul Sood, CEO of Unikrn