On April 14, 2019, Chris “chrisJ” de Jong completed two thousand days with mousesports. This achievement makes him one of the most loyal players of the competitive landscape. The Dutch star been representing the team since October 2013. During his five and a half years at the club, he has been quite an exceptional player. Let’s have a look at the accomplishments of the athlete.
At 28 years of age, we can easily say that ChrisJ is a core element in the history books of mousesports. He has helped the team to become a decent tier two side. According to the Esports Earnings, he has won $ 362,000 in prizes. This makes him the 2nd richest eSports athlete of Netherlands. The first place is occupied by Teis “ThijsNL” Molendik who is a professional Hearthstone player and won over $ 420,000 in winnings.
A strong force
De Jong has represented mousesports in nine majors of CS: GO. The best performance of the team was in 2018 at the ELEAGUE Major, where, for the first time in the history of the organization, it qualified for the playoffs.
— mousesports (@mousesports) April 14, 2019
Despite being a loyal player, he has not always been part of the active squad of mousesports. Since in the five years he has been benched twice. The first time, de Jong was sent to the reserve was in 2017, when the team was going to rebuild the squad around Nikola NiKo Kovac. Yet, in the end, Kovac left for FaZe Clan, and chrisJ returned to mouz after just two weeks of being transferred to the reserve. The second time he was removed from the team was in February 2019, But with the arrival of Finn karrigan Andersen in mid-March, the experienced Dutchman returned to the team.
ChrisJ is the co-founder of the CS: GO Professional Players Association Board. The structure closely communicates with the organizers of tournaments and also helps other professional players to settle problems with contracts.
— mousesports (@mousesports) April 13, 2019
The Dutch athlete also holds a soft spot for his fans and also advises them to not to indulge in betting. Last October, Reddit published a screenshot of a conversation between an Australian and chrisJ. The user told de Jong that he lost the bet on a mousesports match, in which the side lost to Team LDLC.com. To the surprise of the fan, the player apologized for the fact that the fans lost his. He also advised the fan not to bet on online matches.
With mousesports, chrisJ won four of the seven major finals. With him, the team won the ESG Tour Mykonos 2017, StarSeries i-League Season 4, V4 Future Sports Festival and ESL One New York 2018.
We hope that ChisJ and mousesports continue to strive in the competitive landscape. Mousesports is a great team and can beat any team on its day. In 2019 the side finished at 5th place in the Europe Minor Championship – Katowice 2019.