After an unpredictable 2017, Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider has decided to part ways with the recently relegated Mysterious Monkeys, technically his third team of the year.
Amazing initially joined the team ahead of week 5 of the EU LCS Summer Split. Prior to his arrival, Mysterious Monkeys had lost their four opening games, with Amazing and Mateusz “Kikis” Szkudlarek joining the lineup in the hope of turning the team’s fortunes around.
Alongside his former-Fnatic Academy teammate, Amazing and Kikis undoubtedly improved the play of the LCS newcomers, yet it wasn’t enough to avoid the European promotion tournament.
Mysterious Monkeys finished the season at the bottom of Group B with a 2-11 record and were soon relegated from the EU LCS after losing to both Schalke 04 and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
After a difficult year, Amazing expressed his interest in pursuing a coaching role within the professional scene. The German is one of Europe’s most experienced players and has been competing professionally since 2014 when he joined Copenhagen Wolves.
Amazing is currently looking for other opportunities as either a player or a coach, hoping to end his career on a high.
I may pursue that, depending on the situation. Kinda wanna retire with a bang though (championship/worlds attendance)
— Amazing (@Amazingxlol) September 18, 2017
With the departure of Amazing, the remaining roster for Mysterious Monkeys is Mateusz “Kikis” Szkudlarek, Sofyan “CozQ” Rechchad, Florent “Yuuki60” Soler, Han “Dreams” Min-kook, Christian “Phones” Sieg, Lukas “Inition” Otter, and Sander “Kitty” Everink.
Head Coach Petar “Unlimited” Georgiev has also announced that he is looking for other opportunities away from the relegated team.
Representing heavyweight organisations such as Team SoloMid and Fnatic, in addition to a memorable semi-final World Championship appearance with Origen in 2015, Amazing certainly has the credentials to be a coach for an LCS organisation.