fragbite has announced that mousesports have been excluded from the current Masters season following their roster overhaul.
mouz made headlines on Monday when they revamped their CS:GO squad by signing PENTA Sports trio Johannes "nex" Maget,Denis "denis" Howell and Timo "Spiidi" Richter just 48 hours after winning the ESL Spring Championship, the most important domestic CS:GO tournament in Germany.
Two of the players in question had already played for PENTA in the fragbite Masters group stage, in which the German side came in fourth place following defeats against Na`Vi and dignitas, and were thus barred from playing for another team for the remainder of the season.
|gob b's mouz have been excluded from fragbite Masters (photo hltv.org)|
As such, mouz have been removed from the tournament, with the German team's spot due to be contested between Team Acer and Panthers in a last-chance match.
"As both Denis "denis" Howell and Timo "Spiidi" Richter took part of Group A with PENTA Sports, they lost their opportunity to play with mousesports in Group D," fragbite Masters project manager Joakim Jansson said in a statement,
"It's sort of self-explanatory that you are not allowed to participate with more than one team during a season, which mousesports fully understood.
"They were offered the opportunity to play with stand-ins, but understandably preferred to drop out of the tournament completely
"I want to underline that there is no bad blood between Fragbite Masters and mousesports whatsoever.
"This is only an unfortunate turn of events, and we hope to cross paths with their organization in the future."
The winner of the last-chance qualifying match, which has not yet been scheduled, will be placed in Group D, alongside fnatic, AlienTech and nerdRage.