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NaToSaphiX to Stand-In for Woxic at cs_summit 5

Craig Robinson  | 
NaToSaphiX will play mousesports as woxic could not attain a visa for the United States (Photo via HLTV)

NaToSaphiX will play mousesports as woxic could not attain a visa for the United States (Photo via HLTV)

Niels Christian “NaToSaphiX” Sillassen is joining the mousesports line-up for the upcoming cs_summit 5 event. NaToSaphiX is temporarily replacing Özgür “woxic” Eker, due to the star awper failing to attain a visa for the United States.

The Dane was last seen in professional CS:GO in August. NaToSpaphiX was benched in August on Heroic, as the roster looked to spruce itself up with in-game role changes. Since then, the young Danish man sat on the bench until he was released from Heroic as a free agent on October 15.

NaToSaphiX wasn’t benched due to this in-game performance, as the team made frequent near playoff runs. Heroic’s biggest successes in 2019 came from their ESL Pro League Season 9 and ESL One Cologne group stage runs, where they fell short one series before on-stage playoffs.

Mousesports is the first team to offer the Dane an opportunity in professional CS:GO since his release. The German organization site that they will give him the opportunity to prove himself in a top team.

Nato has a great chance to showcase his capabilities at this weekend’s cs_summit 5, where mousesports look to be a favorite of the event. In addition, OG will debut their very first CS:GO roster at the event. OG is building much hype since their roster reveal several days ago, so there will be more eyes on cs_summit than usual.

This past weekend weekend, mousesports won the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals. This comes after one of the greatest underdogs run in CS:GO history, as they took down Astralis, Fnatic and EG.

There is no better time to be a substitute player looking to get themselves back in a team. If NaTosaphiX can contribute to the mousesports side, then he will have a greater case for signing a contract in 2020.

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson
Craig is passionate about two things: History and Gaming. Whilst at university, Craig focused his degree on history and voluntarily wrote about esports on the side. Nowadays, he tends to write about esports whilst enjoying history as a hobby.