MOUZ will replace Tundra Esports at PGL Wallachia Season 1

Due to visa issues, Tundra Esports will miss the PGL Wallachia Season 1 tournament. MOUZ has been invited as... Owen | 9. May 2024

Due to visa issues, Tundra Esports will miss the PGL Wallachia Season 1 tournament. MOUZ has been invited as a last-minute replacement for the Western European squad.

Tournament organizer PGL has announced that Tundra Esports could not secure visas for the entire team despite numerous deadline extensions. It is suspected that Pure, 9class or both players had trouble guaranteeing their arrival. Instead of using stand-ins like other teams did, Tundra has decided to withdraw from the tournament entirely.

Topson and the crew qualified for the event through the Western European Closed Qualifier, where they defeated OG in the Grand Final to book a spot in Romania. Tundra’s spot should have been transferred to OG by default. However, the two-time TI-winning organization decided not to participate.

OG’s staff member shed light on the situation:

“It’s non-visa related. Some players have personal things to take care of and since we had initially not qualified, this was the only gap in the calendar to handle some of those things. 

Whisper has also been stuck in the EU/UK for the past few months, so it’s good to give him some rest back home while we have the time.”

As a result, PGL turned to MOUZ, which finished third place in the qualifier. The entire team has confirmed their availability to attend the tournament. In addition, MOUZ’s carry player, Ulnit, comes from Romania and can potentially play in front of his home crowd. 

For those unaware, the current iteration of MOUZ consists of:

  • Ulnit
  • Supream^
  • Force
  • Bengan
  • ImmortalFaith (Coach)

The MOUZ roster was formed not too long ago, signing players from Team Tickles. Though they have a bunch of very high-ranked players, the new roster has yet to have any Tier 1 presence. They have mostly been hustling in Tier 3 tournaments. 

Last month, MOUZ won their first tournament, the Portal World Invitationals, where they defeated the L1ga Team in the Grand Final 3-0 to pocket $50,000. 

The relatively young and inexperienced roster will play in their first LAN tournament together, which happens to be a Tier 1 event featuring the best teams in the world. Though they do not come into the event as favorites, we can consider them a “Dark Horse” with the potential to deal some real damage. 

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