kRYSTAL on the lookout for new team

Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend is motivated to find a new home, the German player announced via Twitter.

The 25-year-old revealed in a Twitlonger post his trials and tribulations from the past year regarding lineup changes, from reaching the Major under Sprout, his frustrations being benched on Imperial, and not making the cut with Ghost.

Towards the end of 2017, kRYSTAL formed and signed with Sprout, which he led in the New Challenger Stage at the ELEAGUE Major Boston, but, in the end, issues with leadership and differences between him and his compatriots resulted in the players going their separate ways, leaving Amend "frustrated."

kRYSTAL wants to make change for the better

After parting ways with Sprout in May, Amend wasted no time to get back to it, trialing with Imperial for nearly a month before signing with the organization.

Shortly after, kRYSTAL led the team to a DreamHack Open Summer title and a semi-final appearance at the ZOTAC Cup Masters Europe Finals, but a falling out with Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas over changes to his "structure and theory" resulted in the 25-year-old being benched.

It wasn't long after Ghost's captain Joshua "steel" Nissan reached out to kRYSTAL and offered a trial, in which the German player flew to North America and had a one-week bootcamp, before placing third at ZOTAC Cup Masters and reaching a 9-12th place-finish at DreamHack Masters Stockholm. However, he soon found out that his place on the team "most likely wouldn't work out."

"Everything that happened made me the person and the player that I am today. Everytime I had a negative time in my CS career I stood up and bounced back - because I choose so. Found my own way to get back out there and find a new team.

[...] I'm motivated and willing to go the extra mile, always. People say hard work always pay off - so here I am - again looking for a new team. I am very excited and hyped. I want to grind. I want to get better individually and as a team. I hope I get another chance."

Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
#1
khaos | 
Greece SneakPete 
Washed up tier 2
2018-09-26 06:49
Expected
2018-09-26 06:50
#9
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Tier 2? That's being generous.
2018-09-26 06:51
hltv is a positive site where we spread only positivity
2018-09-26 06:52
#13
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
I aren't think that
2018-09-26 06:53
#25
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Finland Smoonah 
nt farva
2018-09-26 07:02
#75
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Germany _XiLe 
hiv approves
2018-09-26 10:15
ppl always forget how he got his teams to the major, still impressive imo
2018-09-26 07:27
#50
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Malta SS_ArT 
So much hate from people on this site that wont be even a third as good as Krystal. Instead of hating for no reason try to cheer the player up. He's worked his ass off to get to where he's at and do what most of you can't. Be a pro.
2018-09-26 08:25
0/8 tier 4 at most
2018-09-26 14:22
#111
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
+1 ZTB. I do not know the reason behind the hate, but, krystal make appearances at 4 majors with 3 differents lineups and 1 month ago he lift one DH Open trophy. He's a good leader for an up-and-coming star players or teams, and the things i mentioned above confirm it.
2018-09-26 15:12
#112
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Germany Janschik 
I think most people hate him 'cause he isn't that star player with the perfect aim They also don't know what he is doing for the theams he is in
2018-09-26 15:51
Fuck you and your positivity. Beta male cuck.
2018-09-26 22:45
#122
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Europe chespiZ 
KHRYSTAL SWE BESTEST
2018-09-26 20:52
#41
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Oceania nobrac 
Inc to renegades.. -ustilo +khrystal Perfect fit..
2018-09-26 07:36
#51
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Malta SS_ArT 
Could be a fun lineup change. +1
2018-09-26 08:27
#65
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Europe artilele 
-bot +bot
2018-09-26 09:44
Ustilo plays an important role in rng
2018-09-26 09:47
#77
xseveN | 
Finland TuoPPi 
yes it allows them to come from asia everytime and lose in the major
2018-09-26 10:17
Without Ustilo they would play MDL AUS only
2018-09-26 10:18
#91
oskar | 
Czech Republic Skleepy 
hahaha +1
2018-09-26 11:27
#2
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Russia zovk 
BUG
2018-09-26 06:49
#27
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
wat? they have gob the brain b so i dont think that
2018-09-26 07:02
denis kRYSTAL faveN Spidii ayken
2018-09-26 07:29
#83
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Spain Pollete 
He said he had problems with his Germanys teammates in Sprout, maybe +P4trick - spidii and - Denis and look for 1 more (if he goes to a Germany team)
2018-09-26 10:40
"gob the brain b" what kind of joke is that?
2018-09-26 07:56
german humor
2018-09-26 08:07
Good luck with that.
2018-09-26 06:49
even couldn't frag on ghost in tier 3 or tier 4 while steel igl, no hope for him
2018-09-26 06:49
#28
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Germany nilssonxdd 
lul dreamhack masters stockholm Tier 3/4 hahahah nice
2018-09-26 07:02
#52
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Spain JasonRacism 
As an IGL there’s hope for him, He needs to make that as his primary focus
2018-09-26 08:32
C9 Krystal - Bot Rush
2018-09-26 06:50
#24
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Finland Smoonah 
-pimpledoodles krystal can awp better anyway
2018-09-26 07:01
Omegalul
2018-09-26 06:50
#8
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
THIs dude still playing?
2018-09-26 06:50
#64
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Greece her-1g 
he is krystal not khrystal :P he isnt too many years in the scene to start with
2018-09-26 09:43
I think hes a pro for 10 years
2018-09-26 11:01
#94
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Greece her-1g 
other guys are for 15+ and they still deliver
2018-09-26 11:57
kRYSTAL will find soon his next team.
2018-09-26 06:51
#12
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United States Lucaslyoko 
I hope he makes Amends with people LUL
2018-09-26 06:53
#19
yxo | 
Ukraine piratz0r 
he should for cheating in the past
2018-09-26 06:57
n1
2018-09-26 08:44
#14
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Russia illuminosity 
-mir + kRYSTAL
2018-09-26 06:54
#15
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Germany 1112Leon 
No kRYSTAL = No Imperial
2018-09-26 06:55
#100
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Europe andyy_ 
OMEGALUL
2018-09-26 13:19
#16
jks | 
Germany ZeNe 
Krystal huso, hope he never find a team, bot
2018-09-26 06:56
cmon hltv. i feel for the guy but this isn’t exactly newsworthy
2018-09-26 06:57
Considering hltv is about the only relevant csgo news site we've got, I want them to cover even below T1..!
2018-09-26 09:57
#101
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Europe andyy_ 
+1
2018-09-26 13:19
#18
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Big if true.
2018-09-26 06:57
2018-09-26 06:59
#26
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
dont talk tier3 team plx
2018-09-26 07:02
Men why you mad? Is only krystal. I like Tabsen and nex bruh.
2018-09-26 07:03
just a german brain
2018-09-26 07:59
german brain > monkey brain. Everybody knows that, There is a reason why words like "made in germany" or "german engineering" exists
2018-09-26 08:35
#71
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Myanmar xdcc 
ok but theres team made in brazil and no made in germany??
2018-09-26 09:58
Mibr with 2 players from NA and a serbian coach. Why should the germans do something like this? There isnt even a full german lineup in the higher ranks to do this
2018-09-26 11:00
#99
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Myanmar xdcc 
BIG?? english awper, serbian coach, turkish igl, half-polish(?) rifler
2018-09-26 13:19
So? What do you want to tell me? I said: "There isnt even a full german lineup in the higher ranks to do this" BIG = Berlin International Gaming, not Made in Germany
2018-09-26 13:50
Fked him with words. Dumme drecks ausländer
2018-09-26 20:27
Gl to him
2018-09-26 07:00
#22
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Finland Smoonah 
-skadoodle +krystal
2018-09-26 07:00
DE Superstar -tier 2
2018-09-26 07:01
#30
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Austria TheClemi 
He'll go to Astralis replaceing Gla1ve. Mark my words :o
2018-09-26 07:05
#31
fer | 
Austria neodan 
irgendwann sollte man selbst einsehn das es eben nicht reicht bis ganz nach oben besser du suchst dir einen job
2018-09-26 07:07
#32
jks | 
Germany ZeNe 
+1
2018-09-26 07:09
englando plz
2018-09-26 07:12
#103
hecker | 
World heck9r 
lololol oder wieder hacks runterladen :))
2018-09-26 13:35
#35
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United States DiabIo 
who
2018-09-26 07:15
#36
EliGE | 
United States EdgyBlob 
Looks like amends must be made.
2018-09-26 07:21
#38
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Europe lalt 
"Towards the end of 2017, kRYSTAL formed and signed with Sprout, which he led to qualify for the New Challenger Stage at the ELEAGUE Major Boston" They didn't qualify, they had Penta's invite.
2018-09-26 07:28
kRYSTAL qualified though with PENTA, so in a way he led them to the Boston challenger stage by leading PENTA to Krakow playoffs and then forming Seed.
2018-09-26 09:44
Who is krystal? i know only kHRYSTAL swedish amazing 1.6 aimer
2018-09-26 07:34
#47
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Brazil fuNNa 
tier 3 german player
2018-09-26 08:09
#78
xseveN | 
Finland TuoPPi 
tier 15
2018-09-26 10:18
Decent IGL and can awp, good experience. Hopefully a decent T2 team picks him up. GL bro
2018-09-26 07:44
#48
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
has my respect. back in the days, said flusha was cheating. and he was so damn right.
2018-09-26 08:11
join MIBR they are always looking for Tier 2 players
2018-09-26 08:24
#55
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United States xiquo 
Just give him a deagle bro EZ.
2018-09-26 08:45
#56
kassad | 
Serbia bra1np 
krystal to Valiance, kick jayzar
2018-09-26 08:50
They even plugged him on HLTV. They feel bad for him.
2018-09-26 08:51
#69
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Myanmar xdcc 
look at recent HLTV news. "expert replace P4TriCK with kressy", "Ground Zero add BURNRUOk and deStiny; InfrequeNt and InJect leave" reporting tier 1000 news is what they do because best teams rarely make changes so no news
2018-09-26 09:55
Good igl, needs to step up on the fragging side though
2018-09-26 09:06
-tizian +krystal
2018-09-26 09:11
#73
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CIS antishaakeh 
why lmao, it'll make BIG worse
2018-09-26 10:11
No, better. Tizian is tertible. Krystal is alright but not great
2018-09-26 11:59
tbh I dont like him specially for his cheating history but he did get few teams to the major maybe BIG up?
2018-09-26 09:13
#61
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Thailand hahahoha 
he need to dm more
2018-09-26 09:22
#62
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Hungary saxxo 
Please finally finish this cheater career...
2018-09-26 09:24
Who
2018-09-26 09:40
not need
2018-09-26 09:47
k
2018-09-26 10:10
#74
dsn | 
Sweden triiton 
wtf is this fakenick shit. theres only one kHRYSTAL. fucking wannabe
2018-09-26 10:13
Yeah at first i thought its about khrystal , then it turns out to be some tier69 shit
2018-09-26 10:16
Yeah your hero wanted to play csgo guess how that turned out.
2018-09-26 11:22
who need this shit ? he is trash
2018-09-26 10:22
#102
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Europe andyy_ 
+1
2018-09-26 13:22
good luck boy fuck the haters
2018-09-26 10:23
#82
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Sweden godname 
he was bad lol
2018-09-26 10:31
#84
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Germany Xantennn 
who? in all seriousness, pls retire already...
2018-09-26 10:42
come on! krystal
2018-09-26 10:57
The guy got Spidii and denis major legends. Its pretty impressive what he can do with bad teams
2018-09-26 11:07
Gl krystal
2018-09-26 11:25
retire pls
2018-09-26 11:48
Join my level 1 faceit team
2018-09-26 11:49
mach fixer he is
2018-09-26 12:00
Who?
2018-09-26 12:28
#98
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
toxic....Winstrike maybe will accept you.
2018-09-26 12:30
#107
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Germany NiceC 
lol krystal is the least toxic person there is.
2018-09-26 14:19
#108
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Germany K3v1 
kRYSTAL = toxic cuz some 17 yr old braindead boy kicked him $ure
2018-09-26 14:20
ye its funny , because 17 yr braindead boy has more power than him. :D
2018-09-26 14:22
-niko +krystal
2018-09-26 13:58
I heard niko is already going to optic, and if cadian is coming in I don't know if krystal would fit into North
2018-09-26 16:03
#106
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Germany NiceC 
GL Kevin
2018-09-26 14:19
#114
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Lithuania lighthair 
Nah he just ruins teams also is shit at the game
2018-09-26 16:10
#115
fnx | 
Poland neverbait 
dude no way you back in tier 1 coz you play like your brother solek LUL
2018-09-26 16:13
Good luck!
2018-09-26 16:42
#117
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Poland Hell2k 
retire lmao tier 70 german noob
2018-09-26 17:53
washed up trash
2018-09-26 18:53
ok then
2018-09-26 20:20
#121
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Hong Kong TROIIDA 
Washed up source cheater. Actually not even washed up cause he's been garbage constantly
2018-09-26 20:27
krystal syrson k1to denis spidii auf gehts
2018-09-26 21:54
#125
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World breezy0 
krystal,k1to, spiidi instead of mirbit, faven, ayken... lul
2018-09-27 00:22
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