Mousesports rifler Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski has been benched from the active lineup, according to multiple sources close to the player and team. Benched player Martin "STYKO" Styk will in turn rejoin the active roster to replace him.


In late June, STYKO was benched from the mousesports ​CS:GO​ lineup, and Snax was purchased from Virtus.pro for $290,000, ​as reported by DBLTAP. Following the move, Mousesports immediately competed at ESL One Cologne, losing to G2 Esports in the upper bracket of the group stage. Mouz would go on to another group stage exit at the FACEIT Major: London followed by a win at ESL One New York. 


Amid rumors regarding Snax's status, outlined in ​a report by VPEsports, mousesports withdrew from next week's EPICENTER event in Moscow, Russia.


Snax was a longtime member of the Virtus.pro roster that won a Major at ESL One Katowice 2014 and multiple other tournaments in more than four years together. After a significant length of poor results in late 2017 and early 2018, the lineup made its first big change by replacing veteran Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas in March. Next came Snax and eventually Paweł "byali" Bielińsk, who is still actively under contract but not playing for the organization. 


Mousesports could not initially be reached for comment. 


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