European Counter-Strike team mousesports plans to replace Timo “Spiidi” Richter on the active roster, according to sources close to the team, and will trial two players while surveying its potential options.
Mouz practiced with Robin “ropz” Kool today, according to sources, and will trial Jesper “tenzki” Mikalski by the end of the week, though neither is guaranteed to be the replacement.
Removing Spiidi will be mousesports’ first move since losing Nikola “NiKo” Kovač in February to FaZe Clan. According to sources, Spiidi will continue to compete professionally and ideally join a German roster as soon as possible.
After a strong performance this season in FACEIT Pro League, Ropz has been criticized by Fnatic player Jesper “JW” Wecksell on Reddit for not attempting to join a team. Ropz, who is 17 years old, indirectly responded on Twitter by explaining that his parents do not understand his situation and the opportunities it presents.
Tenzki has played for Rogue since August and previously played for the Danish Dignitas roster, who has since become North.
Mousesports did not respond to request for comment.