Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider is returning to professional League of Legends as a player, sources tell Upcomer. Amazing has verbally agreed to play as a jungler for MOUZ, a team in the German European Regional League.
Amazing is an old name in the League of Legends scene. He notably played for TSM in 2014, managing to win an LCS title before qualifying for the League of Legends World Championship. At Worlds 2014 him and TSM finished top 8.
Amazing was also a part of Origen during their run from Challenger Series to Worlds. After qualifying with the team for the European League Of Legends Championship Series, he managed to reach the final and finish second place. At Worlds, Origen also had an impressive run, as they reached semifinals to finish top 4.
In 2016, he remained a player for Origen during their downfall. The team ended up in the promotion tournament following a ninth place finish. Then, in 2017, Amazing joined Fnatic before being replaced by Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen.
Amazing moved onto Mysterious Monkeys in the summer split of that year, but the team ended up demoting out of the EU LCS.
Finally, Amazing joined Schalke 04 in 2018, and he managed to reach the summer finals with the team. But he moved to a management position for the team for a while before returning to NA as jungler for 100 Thieves. In 2019 Amazing, worked as a strategic coach for Misfits Gaming and hasn’t coached or played since then.
A German team for the German jungler
Amazing will join German organization MOUZ in the Prime League First Division. MOUZ, formerly known as mousesports, also have a long history in the League of Legends scene. The organization used to play in Challenger Series with now notable players like Rasmus “caPs” Borregaard.
In recent years, MOUZ have played in European Regional Leagues with decent results, as they have managed to qualify for European Masters four times. Their most notable run was in spring 2019 where MOUZ finished first in the Prime League before a top 4 finish at EU Masters. Last split, MOUZ were eliminated by Berlin International Gaming in playoffs, falling short of EU Masters.
Amazing will replace jungler Linas “Lyncas” Nauncikas, who is reportedly gathering interest from several other ERL teams.