Emerging from an absence in the Dota 2 scene, Alexander ‘Alex’ Reinhardt has finally spoken up about his departure from Mousesports. In an interview with JoinDota, he spills the beans on how he parted ways with his former team, and certain plans for the future.
Hey Alex, thank you for taking the time to talk to us. The Dota 2 community was recently informed of your removal from the mousesports Dota 2 roster and that syndereN would be replacing you. Was this something that had been discussed internally beforehand or did this catch you by surprise?
It didnt totally catch me by surprise. I somehow knew this might be coming and tried to avoid it but after our G-1 Champions League games the morale of the team was very low and a scrim later the day turned out into a disaster with some internal trouble going on. Two days later I saw them scrimming with the Kaipi supports and I knew then that I would be kicked from the team.
So I was informed that the team thinks that our weakness is the support part and that one guy in the team didn’t wanna play with me any more. I said okay, I understand I will give my best to improve and play as many games as I can before the TI3 qualifier, but unfortunately I could’t convice that person and he said that either he or me should leave the team and he doesnt wanna go on like this.
FATA- called me into teamspeak and told me that he had to do something about the situation and the best solution would be to remove me from the team. I was of course highly dissappointed at that moment because one person simply refused to play with me any longer and forced a decision that way, but I know that I could have done better and played more games even if my time is more limited then for my teammates to some degree.
In the end I can’t blame FATA- for that decision as a leader because he also wants the best for the team and I know he did what was the right choice in his opinion.
Do you agree with your teammates conclusions regarding the support play being a liability for you guys?
Yeah it was definitely one of our bigger problems. There may have been other issues as well at the time, but they don’t matter any longer. They may also no longer apply now with syndereN on the team.
One thing that many people, especially in the german dota scene, are saying about this development, is that they don’t understand why this internal conflict could not be solved via communication. Why was this issue so hard to overcome for you guys?
I can’t really give away too much internal information about it, but there was no solution. FATA was forced to make a decision.
In the end the decision was made to drop you out of Mouz and take in Synderen as the position 5 player, as well as the ingame leader. What are your thoughts on this?
I would have loved to go to the TI3 but there is no chance anymore so I am a little bit sad about that. But every ending is also a new beginning and I can focus on my next steps in life.
For mouz, I think they are a strong team and time will tell if FATA made the right decision. A lot of it will also depend on how they end up doing in the International 3 Qualifiers.
What’s next for you? Will you continue playing Dota 2 competitively?
Actually I have a team of some German guys and we are playing together now. It’s going well so far and people are motivated to play good Dota. We also take the team and playing seriously, which is important in my opinion.
What was your fondest memory from your time in the Mousesports Dota 2 team?
I liked the EMS One LAN in Poland and even the World Cyber Games trip to China with 4 out of 5 mouz players. It’s allways something special and awesome when you can meet up with friends you don’t see every day. That’s what we were, a teams of friends, we even met up for New Year’s Eve in Berlin.
Why do you think that changed?
It’s just a normal thing in life. People get disappointed when they don’t achieve what they wanted to.
Thank you for the interview Alex. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours. Any last words, shoutouts?
Shoutout to my former teammates some of you are actually really good guys shoutout to all fans and supporters, to all the guys that messaged me and tried to help, to dotasource, kuroky and most importantly my friends and family. I will keep fighting and you will see me back guys