The newest European RLCS team to qualify has just announced that they will be representing German esports organization mousesports, as well as replacing one of its members Joseph "MummiSnow" Salameh with former Team Secret player Maik "Tigreee" Hoffmann.
After narrowly securing a RLRS spot for Season 5 with a 4th place finish in League Play, the MummiSnow and Kevin "Skyline" Carvalho duo brought in Alex "Alex161" Ernst to replace Jordan "EyeIgnite" Stellon in the ExRay lineup, who was inbound towards Team EnVyUs. The revamped trio would then be acquired by Servette Geneva eSports at the start of the RLRS Season 5. This time they would fare better, finishing with a 5-2 record, only losing to ARES and The Juicy Kids, and securing the second seed going into the Promotion Tournament.
In the Promotion Tournament the roster would be representing the RLRS alongside Team Secret, and would be fighting for one of two spots alongside the bottom 2 teams of RLCS: Fnatic and exceL eSports. Servette would quickly brush off their initial opposition with a quick 4-1 victory against exceL, and would then face off against Team Secret. This team was considered the heavy favorite in the Promotion Tournament, with many expecting a quick victory against Servette, however the squad had a different idea, and in an extremely narrow series Servette would edge out the win in a Game 7 Overtime and secure the first RLCS Season 6 spot of the event.
Tigreeewas one of the players in the Team Secret lineup on that tournament, playing alongside Jack "FlamE" Pearton and Stephen "Tylacto" Griffin. After a crushing defeat the player, alongside his team, would be forced into a rematch against Fnatic for the remaining RLCS spot. Even though they had previously defeated Fnatic 4-2, this final series went poorly for the squad, where they would see their hopes for RLCS dashed after a 1-4 defeat.
Following the event, many believed that the players on Team Secret were of RLCS caliber, and speculation quickly started of whether any of the players would be picked up for a RLCS roster. Servette played with the same players as the Promotion Tournament for the Northern Arena Invitational 2 EU Regional Finals, failing to qualify for the main event with a last place finish with 1-3 and 0-3 defeats to exceL eSports and Method respectively. However, days later they would participate in the 4th and final qualifier for the Ballistix Brawl with Tigreee instead of MummiSnow, and would finish 2nd behind Secret and qualify for the main event. There the same lineup that saw them qualify would play once again, where in spite of a 3rd-4th place finish, they would cause a big upset by defeating Team Dignitas in the first round 3-1.
After weeks of speculation, MummiSnow was confirmed to be departing the team in a tweet by Alex161, who also confirmed that the remaining players would not be renewing their contract with Servette Geneva eSports.
Many of you knew it already but now its official. @SkylineRL and I will not continue playing with @MummiSnow. Also we dont extend our contract with servette. I want to thank @ServetteEsports for beeing such a nice org and especially @FlaavTV for beeing a great manager.— Alex161 (@xAlex161) July 11, 2018
Today their new home has finally been revealed as being the historic German esports organization mousesports, marking the first time the org has stepped foot into Rocket League, and that they would be joined by former Team Secret player Tigreee who will also make his RLCS debut alongside Alex161 and joining RLCS veteran Skyline. MummiSnow's future remains uncertain as of this moment.
Update: Alex161 has also now announced that Frag will be the substitute player for the upcoming season of the RLCS.
The mousesports roster consists of: