Sprout have announced that they have ventured into Counter-Strike with the signing of the team known as Seed.
The announcement finally brings an end the team's long search for a new home, which began in October after the remaining members of the PENTA squad that had competed at PGL Major Krakow parted ways with the German organisation.
While on the lookout for a new organisation, Seed brought in free agent Denis "denis" Howell and mousesports backup member Timo "Spiidi" Richter, with whom they attended the ROG Masters EMEA Finals, in Krefeld, placing third-fourth following a defeat to Gambit in the semi-finals, and won the $10,000 MakeMy.bet Championship after beating LDLC in the final.
With the offline qualifier for ELEAGUE Major Boston looming, Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend's team have inked a deal with a new organisation called Sprout, one of the founding members of the eSport-Bund Deutschland (ESBD) the recently-created German esports association.
"I am back in the game - together with my two fellow players Spiidi and kRYSTAL," denis said in a statement. "During my time at mousesports, I was able to learn a lot from the organisation and my teammates.
"Now at Sprout, I want to apply these experiences to my new team and keep on improving. After struggling to find our internal structure, we are now growing together as a team.
We have waited for a long time and are now ready to show the world, who we are. An important tournament is coming up in January 2018, the Major Qualifier. We want to once again get through the Qualifier and play in the Major, that is our goal."
The German team, who will make their first appearance for Sprout at 14:00, in the semi-finals of Legend Series #4, have the following roster:
Tobias "tow b" Herberhold (coach)
We are here, we are Sprout. We begin our journey today. With our team, consisting @denisCSGO @kRYSTALcsgoo @SpiidiCS @zehncsgo @innocentCS and @towbcs we are sure that we can excel. Follow us and experience our legend. pic.twitter.com/5oL9j7dtAK— Sprout (@sproutGG) 11 de dezembro de 2017