Baek 'Dear' Dong Jun is released from mousesports

Being the sole Korean on the team, it seems as if mousesports are looking to venture forward in SC2 with strictly European talent in 2014.


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Jun was considered one of the absolute top pick-ups in the world in early 2014, following his jaw dropping double sweep of both WCS Korea and the WCS S3 Global Finals. Many heads were then turned when mousesports who have prided themselves on being a team consisting of European talent in SC2 signed the two-time WCS champion. Now it seems like the partnership between them has come to a close, and in the statements released from all parties the decision was mutual.

Markus 'MaX' Kemper, player manager:

Today we return to our original course and a fully European lineup. Some may consider this as a failure but for us, that's not the case. It was a great, instructive experience to work with an exceptional player like Dear and to be a part of the Korean community. Both sides have invested a great deal of effort to make this coorpoation worthwhile. Within the past weeks we however realized that we couldn't live up to our strenghts and needed to do a change. We truly see us as a European team and we feel it is our duty to support the foreign Starcraft 2 scene in this difficult time. Expect some more news from our team in the near future and watch out for our new fully foreign powerhouse! Our origin, our strenghts, our future!

Baek 'Dear' Dong Jun:

It's sad to be no longer a part of mousesports. It has been a really nice time with their StarCraft family and we all will further improve in the future. Special thanks to HasuObs, who is a very cool guy!

With the organisation's focus once again aimed at exclusive non-Korean talent, it will be interesting to see if the team can break the ongoing Korean dominance displayed in the SC2 scene today.

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