MOUZ’s Talent Factory

Sebastian Lalic
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Illustration by ANDYJ. Source: MOUZ (Jimpphat), Bernard Gagnon (background)

A year and a half ago, torzsi became the first MOUZ NXT player to make the main team, kicking off the conveyer belt of talent at MOUZ. No factories have a 0% defect rate though, and so we see JDC being the first to go from the main team to the bench. In his place comes the NXT successor. It's the star MOUZ have been pumping their R&D budget on. A name you’ll have heard mentioned in future star lists across socials, Jimpphat. Insert dramatic music here.

So what’s the hype all about?

If you know anything about Jimpphat, odds are it’s the fact he’s sergej’s brother. The fact the two are related is almost inescapable when you read about Jimpphat. We’re talking about it, right now. But there’s more to him than that.

During his stay at MOUZ NXT, he and now-Endpoint sl3nd reignited MOUZ’s dominance of the academy scene. Jimpphat’s rating was in the green every event once the EU NXT roster had settled, with his lowest performance being 1.07. These were, without a doubt, stellar performances from the young Finn. Then again, JDC did the same thing during his time at NXT.

To be fair, the events Jimpphat participated in were more recent. They had more general competition as well as a larger event sample size. The point is, though, that MOUZ produces some good talent in their academy team but using said talent is another case entirely. Jimpphat definitely has a really high ceiling… but if he’s used like JDC and given the same roles, he’ll be wasted. This is the problem with a factory so well-tuned that it produces star after star; you can’t fit them all into one team. Even if you could, not everyone will be ready for a straight jump.

The real talent is being able to hold on to your performance after making the jump up to the elite tier. Only time will tell if Jimpphat can do that. If anyone can get it out of him, siuhy should be able to do it, a player who’s gone out and proved himself.

If Jimpphat can’t make it, well, MOUZ’ll just have to produce another star to give a go. ****Is siuhy MOUZ’s willy wonka?

Mouz’s completed roster is:

  • 🇸🇰 frozen
  • 🇭🇺 torzsi
  • 🇮🇱 xertioN
  • 🇵🇱 siuhy
  • 🇫🇮 Jimpphat
July 14, 2023

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