Seed sign with Sprout

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 MOUZ 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.

Seed have joined a new organisation called Sprout

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."

Contacted by HLTV.org, Sprout confirmed that Spiidi was bought out of his contract with MOUZ, who had benched the 22-year-old in April to make way for Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool

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:

Germany Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend
Finland Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala
Poland Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek
Germany Denis "⁠denis⁠" Howell
Germany Timo "⁠Spiidi⁠" Richter

Germany Tobias "⁠tow b⁠" Herberhold (coach)

Germany Tobias 'tow b' Herberhold
Tobias 'tow b' Herberhold
Age:
38
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
36
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.70
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
320
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
819
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
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Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
766
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
197
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Hmm,very interesting
2017-12-11 12:04
7 replies
up
2017-12-11 12:04
5 replies
The seed has sprouted
2017-12-11 12:10
4 replies
#43
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Germany Mabu
Made my day
2017-12-11 12:14
+1
2017-12-11 13:25
+1
2017-12-11 15:39
OH MAGAD
2017-12-12 12:52
Not really.
2017-12-11 12:07
#2
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Australia aucs
wtf is with these names
2017-12-11 12:04
19 replies
Yeah that can't be a coincidence
2017-12-11 12:05
#25
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Seed, Sprout? I mean thats probably why :P From a "seed" to a "sprout" :) Idk, can be something like that at least :P
2017-12-11 12:06
17 replies
#55
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Sweden Trkmag
Clever
2017-12-11 12:23
seeds =/= sprouts.... wtf lol sprouts is something other than seeds..
2017-12-11 13:24
15 replies
#82
CMX | 
United States LuWi
a seed grows into a sprout lmao
2017-12-11 13:51
13 replies
gg its a bad relation... i thought they're talking about sprout as in ( put out shoots.) and not ( seed has sprouted ) xd i'm hardly explaining what i mean but i hope its obvious :P.
2017-12-11 13:54
5 replies
#110
Ax1Le | 
Portugal KSED
what
2017-12-11 15:11
people like you make forums suck
2017-12-11 15:44
2 replies
hm? you're the one acting toxic.. not me.
2017-12-11 19:56
1 reply
Yeah but just bcs ur retarded
2017-12-13 07:30
your english is just weird as fuck
2017-12-12 19:51
#96
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
+1 lol, what i dumb guy lmao.
2017-12-11 14:30
6 replies
I'm trying to say something but not good english :( also i'm not a guy :-:
2017-12-11 14:48
5 replies
#105
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
How can you be so bad at English? Didnt you have it in school? You are tho.
2017-12-11 15:00
4 replies
#107
dumau | 
Germany felo
Known fake girl he expoesed himself long ago. Dont be fooled.
2017-12-11 15:10
3 replies
Maybe hes a she now. Pp gone bye bye
2017-12-11 15:51
2 replies
#144
CMX | 
United States LuWi
snip snip
2017-12-11 22:22
xd
2017-12-12 10:48
#95
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
No shit? Seed = frö Sprouts = gro Lol come on dude
2017-12-11 14:30
2017-12-11 12:04
12 replies
#27
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
#25? idk
2017-12-11 12:07
1 reply
hahaha That was close!
2017-12-11 12:08
the guys sentence is 4x as long and he still beat you
2017-12-11 12:07
8 replies
=( Some day I will be the first!
2017-12-11 12:08
1 reply
I was first once, but I had a typo and was Hitlerthon E'd. I might've gotten a 3 day ban too.
2017-12-11 14:14
he did edit the comment thats why
2017-12-11 12:37
5 replies
no he didnt
2017-12-11 12:55
4 replies
Yes, he did.
2017-12-11 14:45
3 replies
are you stupid there is literally a symbol to show if it was edited
2017-12-11 15:03
2 replies
Are you blind? The symbol is there, kid. Just look there once again.
2017-12-11 15:10
1 reply
Okay, I got it. you're talking about the #2 and I'm talking about the #1. Have a nice day.
2017-12-11 15:11
Nah
2017-12-11 12:08
#5
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Nice
2017-12-11 12:04
nice
2017-12-11 12:05
tfffff
2017-12-11 12:05
who signed what to whom?
2017-12-11 12:05
3 replies
#85
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Finland k6s
esports>oil
2017-12-11 14:02
1 reply
Do you objectifie countries like you objectifie your woman.
2017-12-11 14:51
Come on... didn’t you know PENTA? Get a little bit of knowledge of the game because it only sounds like you are stupid
2017-12-11 16:54
lol
2017-12-11 12:05
seed evolve to sprout
2017-12-11 12:05
1 reply
Wow
2017-12-11 12:09
innocent is so shit lol
2017-12-11 12:05
8 replies
respeita o innocent
2017-12-11 12:07
7 replies
This invester must have taken some K2 to sign these cunts ay
2017-12-11 12:08
6 replies
cunts with a major qualifier spot
2017-12-11 12:14
5 replies
they wont qualify
2017-12-11 12:14
4 replies
idk
2017-12-11 12:15
3 replies
immortals wont make the pgl playoffs let alone final
2017-12-11 12:16
2 replies
Immortals isnt a team
2017-12-11 12:16
1 reply
Lol yup, immortals ain't doin shit. Sounds like his morals are really working out for him.
2017-12-11 14:21
Wut
2017-12-11 12:05
tow b > gob b
2017-12-11 12:05
its shrud or sprut
2017-12-11 12:05
1 reply
Shrimp?
2017-12-11 16:55
More germans less skill
2017-12-11 12:06
3 replies
more poles less skill
2017-12-11 14:16
2 replies
Thats right too lel
2017-12-11 14:16
more world, less skill
2017-12-12 11:01
Denis god
2017-12-11 12:06
Denis god
2017-12-11 12:06
Denis god
2017-12-11 12:06
what is immortals zaaak doin in there.
2017-12-11 12:06
1 reply
wp
2017-12-11 12:06
This is actually a good roster, can smash at least 70% of the NA teams, but that's really mean anything.
2017-12-11 12:06
WHO DA FOOK IS THAT
2017-12-11 12:06
#23
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Germany BIG2020
tfw seed becomes sprout :O
2017-12-11 12:06
MOCEK
2017-12-11 12:06
it was matter of time to get signed by an org. They can upset again and get into the major, and easy stickers, easy profits $$$
2017-12-11 12:07
4 replies
Again? This is completely different team than penta has been. All explosiveness is gone, there's no single player who can carry the team on a good day.
2017-12-11 12:31
3 replies
Nah still with the 3 core men and the chance is there, upsets are a thing so yeah
2017-12-13 00:30
2 replies
Cant find an argument in your comment tho
2017-12-13 14:19
1 reply
No need for one, they are a couple matches away from the major, org saw this and signed them. They have nothing to lose.
2017-12-13 16:01
Speed into sprout can't be a coincidence, lol
2017-12-11 12:07
#33
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African Union Nors3
k
2017-12-11 12:08
#40
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Poland *Mico*
good luck in new home
2017-12-11 12:12
ez for 5 support players
2017-12-11 12:13
Ez for Mocek
2017-12-11 12:14
nice
2017-12-11 12:15
#48
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Germany ggauNN
steamcommunity.com/groups/sproutcs Join to support the best german team. Its not the BIG Group lel
2017-12-11 12:15
2 replies
#73
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Korea ropzGOD
Digga, da sind nur 2 drin xD Du und Aznee xDDDD
2017-12-11 13:24
1 reply
#81
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Germany ggauNN
Ist ja auch nur eine Fangruppe. Oder erwartest du ,dass die Gruppe nach paar Stunden direkt full ist wie das Cafe ?
2017-12-11 13:49
what a gay name man, why not name your team brussel sprout instead
2017-12-11 12:18
2 replies
#53
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Germany BIG2020
#proudtobesprout
2017-12-11 12:20
1 reply
#proudtobebrusselsprout
2017-12-11 12:22
#52
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Germany Kereka
YES! PROUD TO BE SPROUT! MAJOR WINNER 2018!!!!
2017-12-11 12:19
Is this a Christmas fools?
2017-12-11 12:25
shouldn't it be "consisting of" in the tweet? xD
2017-12-11 12:25
1 reply
yep, that made me hold on for a second too xD
2017-12-11 15:55
RUN TROUT
2017-12-11 12:30
#60
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Malaysia K2tan
Finally got sponsor
2017-12-11 12:31
#63
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Europe jesh
"We are here, we are Sprout." you smart, you loyal, you grateful
2017-12-11 12:40
1 reply
lol
2017-12-11 23:21
#64
steel | 
Belarus Ruble
-spiidi -denis +any random global elite
2017-12-11 12:47
1 reply
spiidi and specially denis are the best players in this team any global elite would be shit against tier2-3 teams.
2017-12-11 14:51
Genuinely the most underwhelming team of professional players ever, no star and no young talents that are developing like with old PENTA.
2017-12-11 12:49
Ez for Hoitelija
2017-12-11 12:50
lol the seed just sprouted XD
2017-12-11 12:54
#69
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Europe KappaKaako
Will the seed start to sprout now hmm??
2017-12-11 13:00
who planted the seed
2017-12-11 13:01
3 replies
idk but its gonna sprout
2017-12-11 13:38
2 replies
I needed that confirmation so bad. Can't thank you enough!
2017-12-13 16:42
1 reply
np
2017-12-13 17:10
ez zehn
2017-12-11 13:02
#76
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CIS RidvanB
From seed to sprout XD next transformation to flowers
2017-12-11 13:29
#77
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New Zealand PROALTO
awesome
2017-12-11 13:31
#78
ele | 
Russia ctronic
wow
2017-12-11 13:33
wow hope they will qualify for major again
2017-12-11 13:37
nice t4 team
2017-12-11 13:51
What does Sprout mean?
2017-12-11 14:05
2 replies
#87
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United Kingdom Isquashua
when a seed starts to grow
2017-12-11 14:11
1 reply
Thank you very much kind sir.
2017-12-11 14:11
#93
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Germany DieS0nne
finally my boi krystal <3
2017-12-11 14:25
Seed>Sprout>(Next org)Tree inc.
2017-12-11 14:25
tow b gob b and more?
2017-12-11 14:56
#102
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Belarus Starvoid
who?
2017-12-11 14:56
1 reply
Look at your flag
2017-12-12 16:49
Yeeeeeeeeeeeees
2017-12-11 14:57
My kids read sprout aloud and started laughing ^^.
2017-12-11 14:58
#109
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Germany cartii
T5
2017-12-11 15:11
this shit has me dying lmao WTF
2017-12-11 15:22
just go full german no -zehn -innocent +troubley +tizian #freetroubley
2017-12-11 15:32
2 replies
+1
2017-12-11 15:50
Troubley mentally ill beggar
2017-12-11 20:13
Tier 4
2017-12-11 15:40
PENTA 2014 BACK
2017-12-11 15:48
these names are too perfect it's a conspiracy
2017-12-11 15:52
I hope that only good teams make it through the qualifier and into the legends spot. I'm sick of having teams like big and seed and Vega clogging up spots I love a good upset event, but when all the good teams play like ass, is it really an upset?
2017-12-11 15:53
Good luck boys! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-12-11 15:55
Rip Schalke 04
2017-12-11 16:00
Nice that they get an org but this is a shadow of the PENTA team. First problem who is supposed to be the two main stars of the team? Spidi and Denis are trash. Krystal is too streaky to be a star awper so Zehn and Innocent? Zehn is too inconsistent and plays too passive and Innocent is a good player doesn't drop under a level but he is still better with the awp that was his main role before but if you give him the awp then Krystal is even more garbage with a rifle. They need a player like Sunny who could explode or even HS who has peeks of form but very big drops as well. I just don't see the star power in the team. They could be an upset team but to be fair I don't give them much chance in the offline Elegue qualifier.
2017-12-11 16:11
Within the next year they'll be team plant
2017-12-11 16:12
3 replies
#130
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Greece orox2
maybe team barbasaur who knows
2017-12-11 16:44
2 replies
I assume that was an autocorrect feature of some sort
2017-12-11 16:54
1 reply
#136
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Greece orox2
oh shit its bulbasaur. my pokemon knowledge fucked up
2017-12-11 17:16
GO! GO! Bellsprouts!
2017-12-11 16:20
#128
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Finland Jonzu95
Discount Havu
2017-12-11 16:24
fitting names LUL
2017-12-11 16:44
i like the logo, team sucks tho wont be getting anywhere
2017-12-11 16:55
#135
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Netherlands Bountshi
rip schalke04
2017-12-11 17:03
next is venusaur???
2017-12-11 17:55
#139
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng
no schalke??
2017-12-11 18:12
#140
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Finland ginbay
top1inco
2017-12-11 19:51
noobs
2017-12-11 20:10
this team has potential if all the players work on the roles and work on their individual skill, however i don't see them making it to the major beating LDLC was an achievement though, judging how well LDLC did in EPL
2017-12-11 22:34
i like apples
2017-12-11 23:17
no HS no fun
2017-12-12 11:23
expected
2017-12-12 16:50
looking forward to tree signing sprout
2017-12-12 20:55
spiidi got fat thats all I can say about this news article
2017-12-13 15:19
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