HanseMerkur becomes MOUZ VALORANT Main Partner

Hamburg, 9.2.2022 -MOUZ, Germany’s premier Esports-Team, announces its entry into VALORANT. Celebrating its 20th anniversary by adding a new First-Person-Shooter to the MOUZ history in the genre. The new team will be supported by HanseMerkur, the new Main Partner of MOUZ VALORANT.

20 years of excellence in the world of FPS. In 2022, MOUZ will add another chapter with their new VALORANT roster. Led by Felix “al0rante” Brandl, who was acquired from Spanish Team Heretics, the new MOUZ VALORANT division will compete in the VRL DACH Evolution. Packed with talented players such as the French-Connection of Amine “Amilwa” Said and Laurent “memset” Werly the team aims for the title in the DACH region. The ambitious roster is completed by British veterans Joseph “Luzuh” Loose and former Team Liquid player James “Kryptix” Affleck.

“VALORANT is naturally a great fit as a title for MOUZ”, says Jan Dominicus, mousesports Chief Business Development Officer. “We have a strong legacy in FPS Games and a lot of experience within the genre. Combined with the exciting line up we built and the promising circuit RIOT Games has announced for the game, I can’t wait for our adventures in VALORANT to get started.”

HanseMerkur becomes MOUZ VALORANT Main Partner

MOUZ is extremely excited to announce the traditional Hamburg based insurer HanseMerkur as the new main partner of the MOUZ VALORANT team. The 146-year-old HanseMerkur will not only be visible on the MOUZ VALORANT jersey but will also play an important role in every content around the MOUZ team and further activities of MOUZ in Hamburg. “As an innovative and partnership-based insurer from Hamburg, we are pleased to support the MOUZ Valorant team from the very beginning and thus expand our previous path in Esports successfully. With a regionally based team like Mouz, we can ideally combine our team spirit and our Hanseatic values and authentically and strongly convey our guiding principle ‘Hand in Hand is HanseMerkur’“, says Eric Bussert, Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing at HanseMerkur.

“HanseMerkur and MOUZ are representing the city of Hamburg in their respective fields. While we both have a long tradition, we are both also pioneers. HanseMerkur has shown commitment to the world of VALORANT from the very beginning of the game and now we want to win the inaugural VRL DACH Evolution season together”, says Jan Dominicus.

The very first official of the new MOUZ VALORANT division will be played in less than a week. Kick Off for the VRL DACH Evolution is on Tuesday, February 15th, when the quest for the title begins.

About HanseMerkur

With an annual turnover of 2.6 billion euros (2020), HanseMerkur is the only independent insurance group in the financial center of Hamburg. The roots of the 146-year-old personal insurer lie in health insurance, which is still the main division of the company today. HanseMerkur is also a specialist in private supplementary protection for those with statutory health insurance and, with around 1.3 million supplementary insured customers (2020), one of the largest German providers in this segment. In addition, with revenue of 144 million Euros (2020) in the travel and leisure segment, it is one of the market leaders in tourism insurance.

About MOUZ

Mousesports – in short “MOUZ”- is the most successful German esports club and one of the most storied professional gaming teams worldwide. Founded in Berlin 2002, they built a legacy of 31 German Championships and several international trophies. Now based in Hamburg, MOUZ is still a feared amongst competitors around the globe and home of Germany’s most talented players across games such as Counter-Strike, League of Legends, VALORANT and more.

“HanseMerkur and MOUZ are representing the city of Hamburg in their respective fields. While we both have a long tradition, we are both also pioneers." - Jan Dominicus
"As an innovative and partnership-based insurer from Hamburg, we are pleased to support the MOUZ Valorant team from the very beginning and thus expand our previous path in Esports successfully. With a regionally based team like Mouz, we can ideally combine our team spirit and our Hanseatic values and authentically and strongly convey our guiding principle 'Hand in Hand is HanseMerkur'“ - Eric Bussert

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Eric Bussert
'Hand in Hand is HanseMerkur'
"As an innovative and partnership-based insurer from Hamburg, we are pleased to support the MOUZ Valorant team from the very beginning and thus expand our previous path in Esports successfully. With a regionally based team like Mouz, we can ideally combine our team spirit and our Hanseatic values and authentically and strongly convey our guiding principle 'Hand in Hand is HanseMerkur'“
Jan Dominicus
HanseMerkur has shown commitment to the world of VALORANT
“HanseMerkur and MOUZ are representing the city of Hamburg in their respective fields. While we both have a long tradition, we are both also pioneers. HanseMerkur has shown commitment to the world of VALORANT from the very beginning of the game and now we want to win the inaugural VRL DACH Evolution season together. VALORANT is naturally a great fit as a title for MOUZ. We have a strong legacy in FPS Games and a lot of experience within the genre. Combined with the exciting line up we built and the promising circuit RIOT Games has announced for the game, I can't wait for our adventures in VALORANT to get started."
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