Thank you for the last two years, JDC
JDC joined MOUZ in 2021 as part of the then new academy project MOUZ NXT. At 21 years old, he was the oldest player in MOUZ NXT and quickly became an important part of the team. He grew into the role of the team motivator, always with the goal to support his teammates in and out of the game in the best way possible. Through Jon’s time with various German organizations and his streams, he was already known in the national scene, but playing in an international team was still new to him.
Success with MOUZ NXT and promotion
The newly formed team was a perfect fit right from the beginning. After 2 months of training, JDC and his teammates from MOUZ NXT won the WePlay Academy League. Two more titles in the same league followed. JDC was able to shine not only through individual strength, but also as a mental pillar of his team.
In February 2022, he was spontaneously substituted for the MOUZ main team at IEM Katowice. For him, this meant that he had to hit the road immediately after the WePlay Academy League Final ended. Due to his strong performance in Katowice, Jon was promoted to the MOUZ main team shortly after.
First German player to reach a major semifinal
At IEM Cologne in 2022 JDC was the only German player to reach the quarterfinals. A huge success that further increased his popularity. Later that year, MOUZ reached the IEM RIO Major semifinals. This made JDC the only German player to ever reach a that stage – one of his most prestigious achievements to this day.
„I’m happy to have this achievement, to be the only German to have reached the semifinals of a major, but of course I want to go on and be the one to win a major someday”, JDC said in an Interview with 99Damage.
Rollercoaster in 2023
After these accomplishments in 2022, MOUZ went into 2023 strengthened, but the expected results failed to materialize. An early elimination at IEM Katowice was followed by no renewed success in Rio at the IEM tournament. Jon stayed true to his role as the mental fundament of the team and supported his teammates in difficult moments. The dry spell was interrupted by the qualification for the Blast Paris Major, but in Paris the team could not prove themselves further and were eliminated early again. However, the liberation blow was not long in coming. With an insane performance at the IEM Dallas shortly before the player break, MOUZ redeemed themselves by reaching the Grand Final of IEM Dallas.
But the first half of the year did not live up to the expectations and needed changes are due. 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.
Thank you, Jon, for writing this story with us and always trying to put a smile on the face of your teammates. We wish you all the best for your future.
Jon will focus on his stream where he wants to provide daily streams for his community. (https://www.twitch.tv/official_jdc)