mousesports veteran Andre “nooky” Utesch has announced that he will hang up his mouse and keyboard for good after the EPS Finals in Cologne.
nooky is one of the most accomplished players in the German Counter-Strike scene. He has starred in many frag videos and won countless events over the years most notably with the mTw CS:Source team who won four EPS titles and also attended several international events.
Since switching to CS:GO, he has played for teams like mouz, Wild Fire and 3DMAX. As well as captaining Germany’s national team for the European Championship (ESEC).
In a statement to 99damage.de, nooky says he wants to deliver some more magic and go out with a bang at his last event, which will be the EPS Finals on September 6, where mTw, Planetkey Dynamics and Playing Ducks will also be in attendance.
“I have decided to end my gaming career to devote my time to other aspects of my life.”
“In recent weeks, I have increasingly noticed that it is unfortunately impossible to balance work, study, personal life and professional gaming over a very long period of time, so I will quit after the EPS Finals.
“I have had incredible experiences over the years, made many friends, met a lot people, had amazing games and events, and I can look back with pride on a variety of successes.
“I would like to specially thank Markus Frey and Lars Eiben for an unforgettable time and all of my fans who have supported me for years.
“I hope I will end my career with a victory at the EPS finals.”
After the EPS finals in Cologne, Utesch will be replaced by Oliver “kzy” Heck, the mouz roster will then look like this:
Chris “chrisJ” de Jong
Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz
Nikola “LEGIJA” Ninić
Aleksi “allu” Jalli
Oliver “kzy” Heck