In early 2021, Dexter arrived at MOUZ joining Bymas, acoR, frozen, and ropz as their new in-game leader, who is responsible for calling strategies during a match. Taking the leap to relocate from Australia to Europe during the challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dexter showcased his unwavering commitment to MOUZ and his dreams. Embracing the opportunity to compete full-time in Europe, he demonstrated a relentless work ethic and a burning desire to excel in Tier 1 Counter-Strike. Dexter’s arrival brought not only his unique way of communication but also his much-loved personality that quickly endeared him to fans and teammates alike.
Great success in 2022
When the team experienced changes in its roster in 2022, dexter adapted his way of communication to fit the new dynamics. As an IGL, he grew deeper into his role, helping the new MOUZ NXT players in the roster with their start in Tier 1 Counter-Strike.
“I have to transition the way I want to call to make strats that are more focused on putting them in the right place”, dexter said in an interview back in 2022.
Under dexter’s leadership, the year 2022 was a great one for MOUZ, with reaching playoffs at IEM Cologne in front of MOUZ’s home crowd, which support added to the electric atmosphere and fueled the team’s performance. Shortly thereafter, the team had a remarkable run at the IEM Rio Major, reaching the semifinals and with that the Top 5 in the HLTV rankings.
Entering 2023 with high expectations, MOUZ was primed for continued success. However, their journey took an unexpected turn. The team, including dexter, faced early eliminations at IEM Katowice and IEM Rio, leaving them hungry for redemption. Despite a hard-fought qualification for the Blast Paris Major by defeating FaZe, MOUZ’s run in Paris ended in devastation with another early elimination.
The subsequent IEM Dallas 2023 provided a resurgence for MOUZ, as they battled their way to the finals. However, the course of the first half of the year shows that changes are necessary. The goal is to perform as best as possible in the remaining CS:GO tournaments this year and prepare the team for Global Offensive’s successor – Counter-Strike 2.
It is at this juncture that dexter’s departure from the active Counter-Strike lineup of MOUZ is announced. This serves as an opportunity for both dexter and MOUZ to explore new paths and embrace fresh challenges. We wish Chris all the best going forward in his career.