NaToSaphiX steps in for Sprout in IEM Katowice Qualifier
After an unimpressive display at the Major, Sprout has decided to shake up their roster for the IEM Katowice 2018 Qualifier—replacing Jesse "zehN" Linjala with Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen.
Jesse "zehN" Linjala was one of the core three members still remaining from the PENTA squad that made the PGL Krakow 2017 Major last year. However, the team's performance in Atlanta, where they picked up one win, over Space Soldiers, before going out with three straight losses, demanded changes.
For today's IEM Katowice 2018 Open Qualifier, Sprout has decided to play with Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen, who up until now represented LPSP, replacing the Finnish 26-year-old on the roster.
HLTV.org has learned that NaToSaphiX will be taking over the main AWP role from Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend, which will allow the German to focus on in-game leading. zehN's status within the team or his future are not known at this moment.
Sprout will, therefore, play the cup with the following lineup: