Spiidi ruled out of ESL Meisterschaft finals; Maniac to stand in for Sprout

As Timo "Spiidi" Richter will not be able to play the ESL Meisterschaft Summer finals, Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez will stand in for Sprout in the grand final against EURONICS.

The grand final of the German league will take place at gamescom in Cologne on Friday, August 24, as Sprout will clash with EURONICS for the $14,000 grand prize.

Having announced his retirement in May, Maniac will temporarily pick up the mouse again in his first official match in over three months before he returns to the analysis desk for DreamHack Masters Stockholm.

Maniac will pick up the mouse again for a single match

As the Meisterschaft rules require the majority of the lineup to come from the German-Austrian-Swiss region, Sprout have been playing the league with David "syncD" Slovacek instead of Martin "PERCY" Wessel, which will be the case in the grand final against EURONICS, as well.

That means Sprout will play the finals with the following roster:

Germany Denis "denis" Howell
Denmark Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen
Denmark Dennis "sycrone" Nielsen
Germany David "syncD" Slovacek (stand-in)
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez (stand-in)

Denmark Martin 'PERCY' Wessel
Martin 'PERCY' Wessel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
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
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
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
Denmark Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsen
Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
467
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#2
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Ukraine Zed97 
Unlucky man...
2018-08-20 17:53
ruled out? that means he broke the rule??
2018-08-20 18:35
yes, vacbanned
2018-08-20 18:53
that was my first thought lmao
2018-08-20 19:32
no you noobzilian
2018-08-20 19:14
#60
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United Kingdom boydicus14 
No not necessarily, but it kind of implied it (maybe bad wording from OP)
2018-08-20 19:16
#67
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Sweden ALI_HUSSAIN 
omegalul
2018-08-20 19:48
#89
Poland rdkN 
"omegalul" FeelsWeirdMan
2018-08-21 01:04
omegalul
2018-08-20 23:26
No - it simply means for whatever reason, he's unavailable to play. Although it's a pity HLTV couldn't identify why.
2018-08-21 13:32
#128
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United States HEUGO1 
I was thinking the same thing. What they should have said is that Spiidi is unable to attend the event and will be replaced my Maniac, but because the whole German/Austrian/Swiss rule is in the mix, they fucked up the title of the article by implying ESL won't let him play. In actuality, PERCY is Danish and has been replaced by syncD (as the article says). Since Spiidi can't make it, they assumed people would think PERCY would take his spot. Since he can't (bc he's danish), the real replacement will be Maniac.
2018-08-22 03:37
#3
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Italy ANDYMONSTAHH 
Unlucky
2018-08-20 17:53
#4
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Norway rogueplayer 
good luck natosaphix
2018-08-20 17:53
#74
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Finland Smoonah 
+1
2018-08-20 20:50
#5
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
Maniac God
2018-08-20 17:54
#17
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Russia TheWizzard 
ALLU GOD
2018-08-20 17:57
+1
2018-08-20 18:39
+1
2018-08-20 22:50
#62
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Bangladesh drvken 
glad to see him again *^*
2018-08-20 19:16
go Nato
2018-08-20 17:54
#7
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Lithuania Xec0ndD 
Ok
2018-08-20 17:54
#8
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Canada kyzradaM 
Unfortunate
2018-08-20 17:54
#9
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
gl
2018-08-20 17:54
Gl
2018-08-20 17:54
#11
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Ukraine VeryNaziGay 
EZ 4 MANIAC
2018-08-20 17:54
So Maniac is German?
2018-08-20 17:55
#14
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Germany 'ezpz 
He speaks fluent german
2018-08-20 17:56
But this doesnt make sense since the majority of their lineup is still not german Spiidi was german and Maniac isn't wtf Makes no sense at all
2018-08-20 17:57
#19
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Germany 'ezpz 
For the "Meisterschaft" the majority need to be from Germany, Austria or Swiss.
2018-08-20 17:58
Ah ok then
2018-08-20 17:58
#38
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United States Degree|CSGO 
So they remove a German player for a Swiss player how tf does that make sense
2018-08-20 18:20
#40
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Russia deadforest 
Spiidi isn't able to attend the tournament. Read the article.
2018-08-20 18:22
LOL WTF?
2018-08-20 18:23
holy shit NA brain strikes again
2018-08-20 18:29
fakeflagger, perhaps
2018-08-20 18:48
#78
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United States Degree|CSGO 
When I read the word “ruled out” I though there was a rule that he couldn’t attend the tournament. Article could’ve worded it better but it was my mistake
2018-08-20 22:17
#93
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Germany LE_N3RD 
You must be fake flagging my friend. Otherwise you‘ve had understood this. Ruled out means someone is not able to attend something due to whatever reason. In the NFL someone is ruled out due to injury
2018-08-21 06:31
#94
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United States Degree|CSGO 
Not a fake flagged I was just confused
2018-08-21 07:05
20 iq
2018-08-20 18:54
NA CoD fan brain
2018-08-20 20:37
na brain
2018-08-21 16:28
#127
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United States Degree|CSGO 
#78
2018-08-21 16:37
Doesnt change anything. Your post with german for swiss player was just stupid. Even if you misunderstood something
2018-08-22 10:04
#61
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Austria luxxnn 
Austrian CS :( r.i.p. in pieces
2018-08-20 19:16
#101
cyx | 
Germany Shadyy89 
Can't rest in peace when it was never alive unfortunately
2018-08-21 13:35
#132
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Austria luxxnn 
True true
2018-08-23 13:16
#21
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Russia GramDEL 
boi, there are 4 different official languages in switzerland. Maniac speaks both german and french.
2018-08-20 17:58
ok nvm
2018-08-20 17:59
4 different. Speaks both... k then
2018-08-20 23:13
#86
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United Kingdom Sporks 
He’s actually correct in what he says, both can be used in that sentence as it implies there’s more than 1 thing
2018-08-20 23:58
#88
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France theJpay 
His sentence is 100% correct 👌
2018-08-21 00:17
😎 Reply needs to have actual content
2018-08-21 14:15
#110
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France theJpay 
ENCENOTINMAJOR My answer had a content, just read it again 😉
2018-08-21 14:24
No it's cause my comment needed to have words Nibba 😎
2018-08-21 14:28
#126
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France theJpay 
ENCENOTINMAJOR Okay no problem then. Have a good day mister 😁
2018-08-21 16:29
#95
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Germany LE_N3RD 
You‘re a shame for us Germans. Hope you are fake flagging, my friend.
2018-08-21 07:30
#97
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Russia GramDEL 
XD
2018-08-21 09:12
#103
cyx | 
Germany Shadyy89 
By his name i'd say he is because wtf is that word. By his IQ i'd say he does not use fakeflag.
2018-08-21 13:36
#13
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Poland mamba99999 
expected
2018-08-20 17:55
#15
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Malaysia byaIi 
nooo Spidii the GOD
2018-08-20 17:56
#18
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Just surrender
2018-08-20 17:57
#20
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Majority of team must be German Fields team with 2 out of 5 German
2018-08-20 17:58
The majority actually has to be German/Austrian/Swiss, like comment #19 says - the article has been adjusted
2018-08-20 18:00
#36
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Spain Miki2K 
god Striker strikes again
2018-08-20 18:17
Nt prokda
2018-08-20 18:40
#56
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
#19 was edited after I posted But thanks for the clarification
2018-08-20 19:03
Okay, so the majority of the lineup isnt german now. Is swiss=german in this case or what?
2018-08-20 17:58
#27
autist | 
Germany rOTAX^ 
switzerland and austria (and also liechtenstein LUL) are allowed since they are german-speaking
2018-08-20 17:59
ahh okay, so majority must be from dach-region.
2018-08-20 19:26
#105
cyx | 
Germany Shadyy89 
wtf is "dach-region"? dach = roof in german.
2018-08-21 13:38
2018-08-21 14:06
#107
cyx | 
Germany Shadyy89 
Interesting. Thx.
2018-08-21 14:07
I was dont know this details ty prodka
2018-08-21 14:17
lol
2018-08-20 17:58
#26
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ok
2018-08-20 17:59
#29
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France Evocat 
Pretty useless news when you don't even cover the event...
2018-08-20 18:06
Ez4NaTo
2018-08-20 18:06
#31
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Why couldnt spiidi play
2018-08-20 18:11
Dick too small :(
2018-08-20 19:47
#32
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Other Phinks 
Spidiiii ruled out?
2018-08-20 18:13
wb Maniac
2018-08-20 18:14
#34
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Brazil hugoooo 
natosaphix will have to carry the fuck out of them.
2018-08-20 18:15
gl maniac
2018-08-20 18:16
gogogo Maniac <3
2018-08-20 18:19
#39
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Russia deadforest 
Maniac is fucking piece of shit. Why'd you pick a retired and retarded player? asmo would be much better
2018-08-20 18:21
#43
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Denmark Ebixa2K 
omegalul baiting
2018-08-20 18:32
#45
device | 
Asia Korajon 
RIP
2018-08-20 18:38
#46
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India stiwa5k 
Are maniac and styko related? Wtf they look sameee
2018-08-20 18:39
What lol You must be blind
2018-08-20 18:55
#47
EliGE | 
United States Jono13 
ESL Minecraft?
2018-08-20 18:39
#51
EliGE | 
Lithuania 7000won 
so why Spiidi cant play ? can anyone tell ? :) guys if you know just say it , dont need like " read the article "
2018-08-20 18:52
#57
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Germany NiceC 
Sprout twitter said he's impeded by personal matters. Dont know where hltv has the "ruled out" from
2018-08-20 19:09
#59
EliGE | 
Lithuania 7000won 
thx :*
2018-08-20 19:15
Ruled out doesnt mean he is not allowed to
2018-08-20 22:45
It's a common phrase, can be a figure of speach. You can break your arm and be considered 'ruled out'
2018-08-21 00:06
#99
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Germany NiceC 
didnt know this details, only heard it in context of not being eligible for playing.
2018-08-21 13:33
david sloVACek ez
2018-08-20 18:54
wait so why spiidi can't play? he's german
2018-08-20 19:19
#68
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
rip sprout
2018-08-20 20:03
#69
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Slovakia Ganjamel 
Percy can't play because Sprout needs to have German-Swiss-Austrian majority Spidii can't playin ESL MS because of reasons Don't mix these two
2018-08-20 20:09
#70
Czech Republic Wer_ 
WTF is this shit Percy is better than sycrone (either the org made a wrong decision or HLTV stats are wrong (which is more likely LUL)) and instead of syncD they could have picked someone like LEGIJA or keev or any other German player
2018-08-20 20:18
#76
Rak | 
Czech Republic dobre 
+1
2018-08-20 21:01
#77
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Germany GqLqXY 
SYNCDDD 100000x better than legija or keev lol
2018-08-20 22:10
Sycrone is their IGL..
2018-08-20 23:41
sad for spiidi :( gl maniac
2018-08-20 20:35
#72
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Canada PwnNewb 
what an amazing event
2018-08-20 20:36
#75
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Switzerland veach 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2018-08-20 20:59
syncD
2018-08-20 22:18
"Ruled out"? He's German O.o
2018-08-20 23:41
#90
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Myanmar xdcc 
well not every german was considered german back in ww2.
2018-08-21 01:08
#91
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Germany 0x5F3759DF 
syncd cheater btw :)
2018-08-21 01:16
#92
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Russia deadforest 
-Maniac +asmo/approx/globe
2018-08-21 03:51
#96
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Germany t_mmey 
this is pretty awesome tbh, i love maniac, i'd love to go to gamescom now lul
2018-08-21 07:52
So does this mean Maniac is reconsidering his career as a player..?
2018-08-21 13:33
#131
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
Those rules are atrocious, like the WCG
2018-08-23 06:57
#133
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Nepal Avhy 
Weird rules.
2018-08-26 11:01
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