Chris ‘chrisJ’ de Jong is a Dutch cyber athlete that currently practices CS:GO for top team, Mousesports. His responsibility is that of leading his unit, generally known as the most dangerous sniper in Counter-Strike, making his opponents crazy with his unpredictable awping.
Where it all began:
Chris began training in Counter-Strike: Source back in 2005, eventually switching to CS 1.6. He joined his first team, Kaos in 2010, competing in his first international tournament, DreamHack Summer 2011.
With the ongoing gaming trends like most gamers at the time, he made the final switch to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Since then Chris has never stopped playing esports and continues to progress in his professional career with his current team, Mousesports.
Mousesports is a German gaming association that was founded in 2002, becoming widely known for its successful achievements in Counter-Strike. The idea that electronic sports is played with a computer mouse was the origin of the company name, Mousesports.
Mouz had teams that competed in Warcraft III and Quake 4 but due to poor results in tournaments, the units disbanded. At present, the gaming company supports two pro teams that specialize in CS: GO and Dota 2, Street Fighter and Vainglory.
Mouz CS: GO was created in 2012, competing in small esports tournaments, gradually progressing to take part in more prestigious events. The present lineup consists of chrisJ as the squad’s captain, oskar, Styko, suNny and their latest additional player, ropz.
Mousesports have participated in the latest esports tournaments were the PGL Major Krakow, ESL One: Cologne, DreamHack Summer, DH Tours, ECS Season 3 – Europe, ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals and Eleague Major 2017. The team has also taken part in the latest qualifying matches, DH Masters Malmo 2017, IEM XI World Championship, Eleague Season 2 and many other esports events.
Mouz has competed against some of the top teams beating Penta Sports, Flipsid3 Tactics, Hellraisers, Immortals, G2 Esports. Their mistakes losing to teams like Cloud 9, SK Gaming, Virtus.Pro and NV have given them the boost they needed to take their CS skills to the next level to become a stronger esports team.
The biggest win for ChrisJ and Mousesports was at the Eleague Season 1. They competed against Virtus.Pro but lost with the record 0:2, finishing in third place to scoop their highest prize of $70K.
Another great achievement for de Jong and his team Mouz was at the Eleague Season 2. Although they lost to Optic Gaming with the score 0:2, they won their second great reward of $50K, ranking in seventh place.