Sprout release zehN

Sprout have parted ways with Jesse "zehN" Linjala, the German organisation has announced.

Jesse "zehN" Linjala's future with Sprout had been in doubt after Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen replaced him in online tournaments in the aftermath of ELEAGUE Major, where the team were eliminated in the New Challengers Stage with a 1-3 record.

The Finnish player had been part of Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend's team since March 2017, when the squad still represented PENTA. While with the German organisation, he helped the team to win the ESEA Season 24 Global Challenge and to qualify for PGL Major Krakow after placing second at the Europe Minor.

zehN released by Sprout

In a statement posted on Twitter, Sprout admitted that the results in Atlanta forced the organisation to make changes, adding that the Major was "a difficult time" for the team.

"Unfortunately, we were sent home earlier than we wanted," Sprout wrote. "Coming back to Germany, we needed to reflect upon our mistakes, we as a team needed to understand each other and the role every individual player occupied.

"After taking a short break we realised that there needed to be a change."

Sprout have not yet stated who will be taking the vacant spot on the roster. The German team currently sit at the top of ESEA MDL Europe, with a perfect 3-0 record.

With zehN's release, Sprout currently have:

Germany Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend
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:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
38
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1453
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1213
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1316
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.10
#2
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
No
2018-02-03 17:56
#35
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
GO NATO
2018-02-03 17:59
#51
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
now -Innocent for tier1 Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-02-03 18:02
#70
ayken | 
Germany lakan235 
Is it a joke?
2018-02-03 18:08
#137
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Lol innocent is their best player by far
2018-02-03 19:55
#140
 | 
Germany VeryNiceGuy 
nah spiidi is better Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-02-03 19:58
#143
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Nah 3 washed up germans + innocent
2018-02-03 20:07
#144
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
stats dont lie, spiidi is better Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-02-03 20:08
#148
 | 
Austria I_love_Hltv 
Stats 2k18 OMEGALUL
2018-02-03 20:24
so, you are like the ones that say TACO should be kicked because of stats ?
2018-02-04 22:02
#191
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
not at all, thats one more reason why spiidi > innocent Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-02-04 22:06
spiidi is more consistent i guess. but inno is a very on and off player. he either absolutely molests the enemy side or just sits there unable to do anything.
2018-02-04 13:12
#176
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Germany dxciBel 
-krystal +someone who doesn't plays cs with xbox controller
2018-02-04 11:20
#186
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
first they sold their best player to mouz now sold or kicked their second best i know that you would like to have full german team but kicking 3rd best now isnt a solution
2018-02-04 14:33
#187
 | 
Germany VeryNiceGuy 
i didnt say they should kick spiidi Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-02-04 15:28
#189
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
neither am i
2018-02-04 16:11
The Czech Republic is in NATO since 1999 :)
2018-02-03 18:03
#136
 | 
Slovakia Ganjamel 
Ty ses Polak z Ceska?
2018-02-03 19:52
I am from Slezia bro :D sometimes in this country we speak polish-czech leanguage and my name is Matyáš >>> Mateusz XDD
2018-02-03 23:55
#180
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Slovakia Ganjamel 
Matyas? Wtf, wasn't that Hungarian name :D? Czech is Matouš
2018-02-04 12:42
#38
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
Why kick finnish talent?
2018-02-03 18:00
#45
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Faroe Islands godlikegaming 
wtf? shroud fakers go full german again? Full rip inc.
2018-02-03 18:01
#49
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
+1
2018-02-03 18:01
What? Who?
2018-02-03 18:04
#64
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
Nhez
2018-02-03 18:04
10, the young talent from finland
2018-02-03 19:38
#142
SileNt | 
Poland opek26 
nr 1. in Faceit EU :P
2018-02-03 20:05
1
2018-02-03 17:56
expected
2018-02-03 17:56
#6
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Israel Trust_me_bro 
Rip
2018-02-03 17:56
xd
2018-02-03 17:56
+ DENNIS INC
2018-02-03 17:56
#52
 | 
Germany svNNN 
nope , NatosaphiX is the next boy.
2018-02-03 18:02
#74
f0rest | 
Latvia Kroz1ks 
Dennis and denis in one team :DDDDDD
2018-02-03 18:15
#75
 | 
Germany skraby 
+1
2018-02-03 18:17
#76
f0rest | 
Latvia Kroz1ks 
I would like to see how casters would pronounce their names :D
2018-02-03 18:18
#79
 | 
Germany skraby 
yeh me too..
2018-02-03 18:19
#85
 | 
Poland Kobel_ 
"Dennis flashes mid and Denis peeks, kills one, help from Denis who gets another frag and Dennis and Denis clear-up middle" Jesus it would be so confusing to hear. Especially if you play stream somewhere in the background and are doing something else in the meanwhile.
2018-02-03 18:26
#86
f0rest | 
Latvia Kroz1ks 
+111 XDDDDDDDDDD
2018-02-03 18:26
#87
f0rest | 
Latvia Kroz1ks 
Dennis and Denis Duo like scream and shox would be just gold
2018-02-03 18:26
Rip
2018-02-03 17:56
Good for zehn tbh
2018-02-03 17:57
#173
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Australia WaxNWayne 
Zehn to mousesports confirmed lmoa
2018-02-04 05:17
no way
2018-02-03 17:57
#13
Boo | 
France mbl4 
IE hltv ?
2018-02-03 17:57
#16
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
gl zehn
2018-02-03 17:57
#18
 | 
United States gtmaniacmda 
ZEHN TO OPTIC CONFIRMED BY NOBODY
2018-02-03 17:57
bet natosaphix
2018-02-03 17:57
Why
2018-02-03 17:57
#21
NiKo | 
Netherlands duudiGOD 
now -krystal + any good sniper
2018-02-03 17:57
#50
 | 
Other Phinks 
Who will IGL tho? Just krystal to rifle and +good awper.
2018-02-03 18:01
#69
 | 
Denmark Farven 
nato awp.. krystal rifler+IGL
2018-02-03 18:08
#97
 | 
Netherlands Tensity 
krystal isnt even igl, denis is igling
2018-02-03 18:46
#110
NiKo | 
Netherlands duudiGOD 
denis is igl. krystal not igling and suck...
2018-02-03 19:13
#139
 | 
Germany K3v1 
nope kRYSTAL is igl again because they sucked at the major xD
2018-02-03 19:58
Sprout without krystal is no Sprout/Penta
2018-02-04 12:49
#188
NiKo | 
Netherlands duudiGOD 
krystal is worst player in sprout...
2018-02-04 15:42
He was far from the problem in that team but k
2018-02-03 17:57
#80
 | 
Germany skraby 
he wanted to go.. he didnt feel comfortable any more as far as i know
2018-02-03 18:20
And how would you know
2018-02-03 18:27
#104
 | 
Germany skraby 
thats what many people already said before the major qualifier started
2018-02-03 18:55
because Zehn told me, that +3 germans were so ignorant irl that they never spoke english with +2 teammates. He also told that innocent was done with em aswell. Ofc ingame they spoke english, but they were bootcamping 24/7 i guess
2018-02-04 13:28
troubley incoming
2018-02-03 17:57
xD
2018-02-03 17:58
#43
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Germany K3v1 
wär dick geil xD
2018-02-03 18:00
Wär doch schön den Trubel Mal wieder zu sehen
2018-02-03 18:01
Den flamer will doch keiner
2018-02-03 18:27
Flaschensammlercomeback
2018-02-03 18:48
#102
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Sweden wyv0 
And nex
2018-02-03 18:53
expected
2018-02-03 17:57
feelsbadman
2018-02-03 17:57
Zehn to HAVU?
2018-02-03 17:57
#113
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
-xarte -uli +zehn + aerial = top 20 team
2018-02-03 19:20
good for him,such a shit team
2018-02-03 17:57
yeah, spiidi krystal and denis are all bots who are tier 4 at most, now only mocek needs to leave this pile of shit so they can fall to tier 20 how they deserve
2018-02-03 19:34
#29
 | 
Spain Alser 
Oh yeah this guy exists
2018-02-03 17:58
Expected ZehN = T5 player, Sprout is T3 ZehN to some Finnish team, like SuperJymy
2018-02-03 18:00
I don't want to sound biased, but if natosaphix replaces him sprout is downgradeing from t5 player to a t700 player
2018-02-03 19:19
#114
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
Natosaphix has been on fire lately
2018-02-03 19:20
Against matchmaking teams?
2018-02-03 19:23
#119
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
You're funny finnish cuck. Look at last games with sprout, nato have been top fragging almost in every game. Not against tier 1 or 2 teams but anyway. Better than zehn's performances imo.
2018-02-03 19:28
Usually the new guy performs very well at the beginning, like zehn and sunny did when they joined penta. And is it fair to compare nato's couple good games to zehn's whole career in penta/sprout? Nato hasn't proved anything yet and you are jumping into his hypetrain because he has been kinda good for couple of games
2018-02-03 19:31
#152
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
All I said was he has been playing very well lately. I'm not saying zehn have been bad but nato have been better lately imo. And I totally get your point, for example fitch were on fire when he started playing with gambit and now he is not at the same level anymore. And I was talking about zehn's latest games just like I was talking about Nato's latest games so I wasn't comparing Nato's latest games with zehn's whole career with Sprout and Penta. edit: some typos
2018-02-03 20:48
theres a lot more typos
2018-02-03 21:57
#165
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
Grammar nazi spotted, sieg heil.
2018-02-03 23:42
heil himmler
2018-02-04 00:09
heil semmler
2018-02-04 04:19
da
2018-02-04 12:09
#32
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
k
2018-02-03 17:58
#33
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Poland Qiub1337 
Dont kick others excluding denis
2018-02-03 17:58
drop the whole team and all problems will be fixed
2018-02-03 17:59
#36
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Romania batesmotel 
Innocent already told that on twitter one week ago :D but after 2 mins he deleted it
2018-02-03 17:59
#37
chucky | 
Brunei aspexo 
back to grinding faceit LUL allthough faggots he's grinding faceit with are 3 times better than sprout LUL
2018-02-03 18:00
#39
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Poland kick_michu 
i think this is great news for him how you can play in team with shiters like Denis Spiidi Innocent ?
2018-02-03 18:00
LMAO Spiidi and Innocent are actually best players in whole team
2018-02-03 18:00
#53
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Poland kick_michu 
how bad this team must be shit if somebody like Innocent Spiidi are the ,,superstar,, there
2018-02-03 18:05
Lul spiidi has been in the same 3 teams for as long as i can remember. Good for zehn in a sense that he wont be locked up in a shit contract with a 300000e buy out
2018-02-03 19:21
Maybe he is in good relations with denis? Ever thought of that?
2018-02-03 19:26
My point is that he has been in the scene longer than zehn, yet has been playing in the same teams and hasn't accomplished much.
2018-02-03 19:28
#40
NBK- | 
France sacrebleu 
they should drop spidii and denis both bots
2018-02-03 18:00
#41
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2018-02-03 18:00
#44
 | 
Finland Jonzu95 
+Allu +SunNy +ZehN +sergej +Aleksib new ENCE pls
2018-02-03 18:01
I wish man
2018-02-03 18:03
#58
suNny | 
Finland rawethsu 
aleksib juho sergej otto zehn
2018-02-03 18:03
-Juho +anyone who is willing to support like xarte
2018-02-03 19:33
zehn support
2018-02-03 19:47
#71
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United States burz3u5 
+Reflex +Disturbed +Stonde +ZehN +KHRN natu coach
2018-02-03 18:10
#92
Finland FliE 
Drop aleksib or sergej, add an IGL... though frankly I don't know if there are any good IGL's in the Finnish scene these days. +lurppis & natu coaching, with lurppis being the actual coach and natu as just the chill older dude who travels with the team for the sake of keeping their spirits high. Would be nice to see. It's been a long while since we've had a Finnish team with any actual potential.
2018-02-03 18:38
#96
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Finland Jonzu95 
if you drop Aleksib or sergej, who would you add? arvid? aerial? zoree?
2018-02-03 18:41
I don't know, whoever is the best Finnish IGL, assuming a decent one even exists.
2018-02-04 13:38
#95
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Turkey lulpump1 
suNny? Lul
2018-02-03 18:40
Rip
2018-02-03 18:01
#48
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Romania SkipLD 
GL Havu
2018-02-03 18:01
Kicking your best player lul Cant be sad for him though, sprout is horrible
2018-02-03 18:03
>best player lulululul
2018-02-03 19:51
Budget NBK.
2018-02-03 18:03
When youre even too Bad for a Shit team
2018-02-03 18:03
#60
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Russia iufo 
go play faceit useless
2018-02-03 18:04
6k elo
2018-02-03 18:04
-styko +zehn?
2018-02-03 18:04
#94
Finland FliE 
That'd be a smart move for all involved. He's miles better than styko in every possible way. But CS teams aren't exactly known for making smart, logical moves, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
2018-02-03 18:40
NA CS be like -EliGE -Twistzz +mOE +jasonR
2018-02-04 04:26
So they have to speak english just because Innocent is on the team xD
2018-02-03 18:05
Sprout Szpero inc.
2018-02-03 18:05
#68
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Poland Carry Potter 
5 support players team
2018-02-03 18:06
#72
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
good luck Zehn
2018-02-03 18:14
6k elo
2018-02-03 18:14
#77
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
+troubley
2018-02-03 18:18
#78
 | 
Germany NiceC 
GL Zehn Hi Nato
2018-02-03 18:18
gl zehn! was pretty neat watching the PENTA squad with zehn and HS come up
2018-02-03 18:20
#82
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
who cares
2018-02-03 18:23
krystal is still by far the worst player lmao
2018-02-03 18:24
+1 horrible af
2018-02-03 18:24
#90
s1mple | 
United Kingdom migzzss 
Time to retire. Or join to some random tier 10 team gl
2018-02-03 18:29
-nex +zehn
2018-02-03 18:33
-mocek
2018-02-03 18:39
6k elo hero from finland
2018-02-03 18:47
wasnt zehn one of the better players in sprout?
2018-02-03 18:48
he was probably their best player, innocent was barely decent and the german trio are dogshit
2018-02-03 22:22
#101
 | 
Turkey srtn16 
my rank is dmg can i play for sprout?
2018-02-03 18:51
#105
 | 
Malaysia byaIi 
too good
2018-02-03 18:57
Would love to see Nato get picked up!
2018-02-03 18:55
Nato is coming
2018-02-03 19:00
#107
 | 
Poland FilipHERE 
Szpero Incoming <3
2018-02-03 19:10
-krystal + allu + dennis
2018-02-03 19:13
Kicking their best player
2018-02-03 19:23
#121
lan | 
Turkey Styyx 
Inb4 Sprout disband
2018-02-03 19:28
Kick krystal and spiidi ffs
2018-02-03 19:32
Kamil Hope Tarka to bring zehn to Aqualis
2018-02-03 19:32
#126
 | 
Portugal RollyCSGO 
Mans not hot
2018-02-03 19:34
-crystal meth -BOT deniz -GAY spiidi +any random tier 4 player and it's a better team
2018-02-03 19:35
-10
2018-02-03 19:37
#133
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Denmark Xipingu 
> Kick Zehn > Keep Crystal and Spiidi Holy shit you're delusional, Sprout. Fuck me.
2018-02-03 19:48
#134
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Lithuania Tocha 
they are gonna get natosaphix
2018-02-03 19:50
good for him
2018-02-03 19:55
#141
 | 
Finland Taynz 
Kicked their best player
2018-02-03 20:03
#146
 | 
Russia Dart_Evil 
sry, but zenh - unstable shit(
2018-02-03 20:09
#174
 | 
Finland Taynz 
Do you even watch their games when they was in penta now he doesn't fit in to the team
2018-02-04 06:41
-zehn +stfn
2018-02-03 20:08
expected
2018-02-03 20:23
#149
MICHU | 
Poland Fylypp 
+HS
2018-02-03 20:34
+tabsen
2018-02-03 20:38
bad team releases bad player
2018-02-03 20:45
that's why he has around 6,5k elo, very bad player.
2018-02-03 21:17
Because faceit ELO makes you a strong professional, I get it.
2018-02-03 21:28
ive watched him play, i dont consider him to be a great player, average at max.
2018-02-03 21:29
#153
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Finland Alko^ 
Faceit legend
2018-02-03 20:56
t5 news
2018-02-03 20:57
Since dennis, spiidi, innocent and krystal are the issue the only real intention behind this move has to be to helping zehN at getting rid of his issues :D
2018-02-03 21:27
#159
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Hungary Bonkheads 
zehn = Hoitelja = top1 faceit = best player confirmed
2018-02-03 21:37
#162
 | 
Spain akproxx 
innocent have to left this team
2018-02-03 22:41
It is not a Faceit dude
2018-02-03 22:58
if you meet this guy in faceit it's free +50 elo xdd
2018-02-03 23:21
#168
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
Havu inc
2018-02-04 00:11
Who???
2018-02-04 00:21
#170
fer | 
Austria neodan 
changing 1 player makes this team not better
2018-02-04 02:32
Nice :)
2018-02-04 10:37
#178
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Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
spiidi was the problem no serious
2018-02-04 12:18
#179
DJOXiC | 
Poland buh- 
+szpero
2018-02-04 12:38
highest elo on faceit but kicked from tier 5 team? stupid team.
2018-02-04 12:42
#192
nex | 
Germany Bl0ck3r_B 
+HS would Be nice or ayken
2018-02-04 22:59
#194
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
rip sprout next -innocent he probably doesnt want to play with bots
2018-02-05 20:05
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