Germany-based organisation mousesports have followed in the footsteps of Astralis by yesterday announcing their withdrawal from EPICENTER 2018. The CS:GO tournament, which is taking place in Moscow, will commence in just eight days.
Mousesports cited a "very packed schedule" as the reason that they have pulled out of the upcoming event.
That echoes Astralis's reasoning behind their own withdrawal from the same competition, when they blamed "a very tough period with a massive traveling schedule," after which they felt "forced to give the players time to recover." However, an unnamed reason could be the ongoing roster drama that is reportedly seeing Snax replaced by STYKO on the starting line-up.
To the regret of #EPICENTER’s organizers and CS:GO fans, @mousesports pulled out of participation a week before its start. Mouz will be replaced by @HELLRAISERSgg, who took part in the EPICENTER CS:GO CIS qualifier. Read more about replacements: https://t.co/DN6NkAURYZ#epicgg pic.twitter.com/eCgsF6mHVX— EPICENTER (@epicentergg) October 15, 2018
HellRaisers' presence means that we once know the full roster of invited teams taking part at the event:
EPICENTER will take place at the Park of Legends Ice Palace Arena on Oct. 22-28. You can follow all the action from EPICENTER 2018 at our event hub!
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