Sprout sign k1to

Following the departure of Denis "denis" Howell to BIG, Sprout have now announced the signing of Nils "k1to" Gruhne.

Sprout had been depleted to just four players after denis, who had been with the team since its inception, replaced Johannes "nex" Maget in BIG's starting lineup.

Brought on to replace denis is German 20-year-old rifler k1to, who already shared a team with Florian "syrsoN" Rische when both were under the leadership of Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen in ALTERNATE aTTaX in 2018.

k1to will take the place left by denis in Sprout

k1to leaves Epsilon after nearly five months with the international line-up, during which the team most notably placed 3rd-4th at Charleroi Esports and 5th-6th at Copenhagen Games.

"I’m truly excited to be part of Sprout from now on. When I learned about the team’s interest, it was immediately clear to me that I wanted to accept this offer. For quite some time it has been my goal to play in a good German-speaking team.

"I will do my best to get back into the top 30 with the team. Many thanks to my teammates from Epsilon. It was a good experience, in which I developed myself strongly both humanly and skillwise."

- Nils "k1to" Gruhne

With the addition of k1to, who will play his first match for the team at 17:00 in ESEA MDL, Sprout are now:

Germany Florian "syrsoN" Rische
Germany Timo "Spiidi" Richter
Germany Sabit "mirbit" Coktasar
Germany Josef "faveN" Baumann
Germany Nils "k1to" Gruhne

Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
515
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
436
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1209
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1195
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
501
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#2
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Expected
2019-05-21 14:31
+1 great news
2019-05-21 14:31
#11
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-05-21 14:31
most certainly
2019-05-21 14:31
#58
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
2019-05-21 14:50
yikes.
2019-05-21 22:19
+1 BIG MOVES for the 2nd best german team Good luck K1to + Sprout! #BigTop1 #SproutTop2
2019-05-21 14:32
Turkey is the best country wtf men))
2019-05-21 14:59
#82
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Singapore Kerk 
Yeah but there goes epsilon
2019-05-21 15:32
l0l what happend to nr uno
2019-05-21 14:36
#49
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Idk
2019-05-21 14:39
welcome k1to!
2019-05-21 14:31
Sprout going to tier4 or lower
2019-05-21 14:31
dont think so, denis was pretty average the last time and they still could win games
2019-05-21 15:07
#5
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Germany iTrixGermany 
Expected
2019-05-21 14:31
#6
yxo | 
Ukraine Fentazi 
nice
2019-05-21 14:31
#8
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Denmark xKhazzard 
Pog
2019-05-21 14:31
Nice
2019-05-21 14:31
N1
2019-05-21 14:31
next tier 10 team
2019-05-21 14:31
I thought k1o
2019-05-21 14:31
expected
2019-05-21 14:31
#17
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Spain sergio9766 
Ripepsilon
2019-05-21 14:32
#44
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Spain GamerGuillem 
Mrds fans now thats good for us jeje
2019-05-21 14:37
F in chat
2019-05-21 21:08
Expected
2019-05-21 14:32
#19
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United Kingdom HLTV_ALPHA 
expected
2019-05-21 14:32
#20
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Germany Fuzegamer18 
Pog
2019-05-21 14:32
#21
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
K1to god.
2019-05-21 14:32
Tier 3 team. Congrats though!
2019-05-21 14:32
Expectacio de melo
2019-05-21 14:32
#24
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Germany zeolikk 
BIG wat doink? still prefering XANTARES over full German lineup axaxax
2019-05-21 14:32
cantares is jerman
2019-05-21 14:37
+1 have fun Big
2019-05-21 16:22
#25
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Nepal askyey 
Kajto kajto
2019-05-21 14:32
imagine signing even more blatant cheaters than you already had on a full german squad
2019-05-21 14:32
#97
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Germany LYCRIs 
Well who's cheating in sprout in your opinion?
2019-05-21 15:47
its a full german line up...
2019-05-21 16:32
#118
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Germany LYCRIs 
Yes, so who's cheating in your opinion?
2019-05-21 19:37
#128
shox | 
Estonia dev2ce 
smn
2019-05-22 03:07
#130
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Germany LYCRIs 
Well smn is banned since 2014 or so... who cares about him in 2019 anymore?
2019-05-22 07:07
#132
shox | 
Estonia dev2ce 
me
2019-05-22 13:46
#133
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Germany LYCRIs 
bra71lian flag checks out
2019-05-22 17:16
Fuck.. Now Greg Champagne (Epsilon CEO) is the happiest person on the planet.. Biggest snake ever LUL
2019-05-21 14:32
#28
suNny | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
Should be even better for them in the long run
2019-05-21 14:32
German WillNE, welcome Mr SquareFace
2019-05-21 14:33
Good luck!
2019-05-21 14:33
#52
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Germany zeolikk 
name checks out
2019-05-21 14:44
I was looking for you
2019-05-21 16:02
#108
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Lol, i did post, then read your comment :D
2019-05-21 16:21
#107
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Was looking for your comment :D
2019-05-21 16:21
Expected
2019-05-21 17:10
rip Epsilon
2019-05-21 14:33
Kajto! But where will denis go once nex comes back?
2019-05-21 14:34
#35
suNny | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
nex won't come back
2019-05-21 14:35
#38
Valiance | 
Myanmar xdcc 
joining keev in BIG's graveyard
2019-05-21 14:36
#33
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Switzerland x676 
Expected, now the team is younger so gl in a long run for Sprout.
2019-05-21 14:35
KITO next S1mple
2019-05-21 14:34
#36
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Ukraine SADMAN359 
Zeus already as 2 days ago showed it in his instagram
2019-05-21 14:35
#37
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Moldova pmr_boy 
EZ4k1to
2019-05-21 14:35
#39
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Denmark oskarsports 
expected
2019-05-21 14:36
god kito
2019-05-21 14:36
#42
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Europe trey_ 
sickness btw lOl
2019-05-21 14:37
#43
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United States @FyreCS 
Epsilon we’re looking so good...
2019-05-21 14:37
yes they were :(
2019-05-21 15:01
#46
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Belarus Renegade_ffs 
Oh boy, 0.04 rating player is back :V Can't wait :>
2019-05-21 14:38
#47
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Germany scene carried by Turkish players lmao what a country gob b xantares
2019-05-21 14:39
#57
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Germany miinus 
gob b is more German than Turkish
2019-05-21 14:48
#60
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Turkey Mustafa- 
thats why he have quran in home
2019-05-21 14:50
#61
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Germany miinus 
I have a quran at home and am most certainly German
2019-05-21 14:51
#91
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Turkey Mustafa- 
germans muslim confirmed
2019-05-21 15:44
#88
apEX | 
France Axpie 
In online games yes on lan they have godsen
2019-05-21 15:41
#48
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Turkey Thunderball 
welcome 0-17
2019-05-21 14:38
Ur the only one to say this so far... I’m disappointed in hltv smh
2019-05-21 14:53
gl
2019-05-21 14:42
who
2019-05-21 14:44
Same hair as HUNDEN :D Same rating!
2019-05-21 14:44
Oof
2019-05-21 17:57
nice sign a toxic crybaby
2019-05-21 14:45
#55
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Europe RU!N 
Big best possible lineup: Gob b Tabsen Nex Syrson K1to
2019-05-21 14:45
GOD k1to, nice
2019-05-21 14:46
#59
n0rb3r7 | 
Finland JSR1 
kajto kajto alternat attacc
2019-05-21 14:49
#62
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Finland tanux 
+1
2019-05-21 14:53
#64
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Other NDRnews 
they sell bot denis get money and sign K1to who is one of the best German players mastermind
2019-05-21 14:54
300 IQ
2019-05-21 14:58
#66
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
0 17
2019-05-21 14:57
0/0/17 NEVER FORGET
2019-05-21 15:06
TRUE
2019-05-21 15:11
#74
f0rest | 
Russia MH- 
okay
2019-05-21 15:08
k1to will ruin this team as he is cocky as hell
2019-05-21 15:12
#77
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Spain G3CK0 
0 1 7 G O D Rip epsilon, they were looking strong
2019-05-21 15:19
#78
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Israel BigDickBob 
0-0-17
2019-05-21 15:25
time to shine! gl hf
2019-05-21 15:26
Just get rid of Sabit "mirbot" Coktasar and they can actually reach sth with this lineup!
2019-05-21 15:27
nice pickup
2019-05-21 15:27
0-1-17
2019-05-21 15:33
#84
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Yugoslavia HeavySmoker 
From tier 3 to tier 5 nice
2019-05-21 15:35
#85
ZywOo | 
Latvia `DinGo 
that's a nice pick up, gl gl
2019-05-21 15:35
#86
Canada ssau 
Lol poor epsilon has always just been a stepping stone for players to join better teams
2019-05-21 15:36
#87
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Other Renegades_Fan 
Gotta thank Huden for being the best IGL ever to mold a player this great. GOOD LUCK!
2019-05-21 15:37
#89
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Germany j3llY 
That's the best Sprout could have done. Very good replacement! Maybe even increase, we'll see
2019-05-21 15:43
#90
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Poland Julka 
Gl Kajto
2019-05-21 15:44
0-17 never forget
2019-05-21 15:45
#93
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Brazil josolf 
0-17 never forget +1
2019-05-21 15:45
YES BRA71L NEVER FORGET
2019-05-21 15:46
#103
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Brazil josolf 
CZECH REPUBLIC CS SCENE = ? CZECH REPUBLIC FOOTBALL SCENE = ?
2019-05-21 16:02
FOOTBALL GAY SPORT BRAZIL ICE HOCKEY SCENE = ?
2019-05-21 16:03
+1
2019-05-21 18:00
#94
Maka | 
Sweden meistr0 
LOL. Ok wtf, i thought it said "Sprout sign kio"
2019-05-21 15:46
k1tosen 0-17 hehe
2019-05-21 15:46
#98
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Spain iamF1XEN 
Good move
2019-05-21 15:51
isnt this k1to guy a known cheater?
2019-05-21 15:52
#100
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Poland jurekdudek 
0/17
2019-05-21 15:54
#101
NEO | 
Poland xFabio 
Expected
2019-05-21 15:57
#105
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Sweden ZaraOnFire 
0/17 sign contract with sprout
2019-05-21 16:05
#106
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Finland CucumberFIN 
expected
2019-05-21 16:07
0-17 never forget
2019-05-21 16:48
#112
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
k1t0-17
2019-05-21 16:48
0-17 never forget unluko
2019-05-21 17:17
#115
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
rip pepsilon
2019-05-21 17:33
#119
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Germany DieS0nne 
k1to might even get/be better than denis
2019-05-21 20:47
RIP Epsilon
2019-05-21 21:08
good luck
2019-05-21 21:14
To be honest, I think Sprout could even get stronger with k1to. So basically an upgrade for Sprout and a downgrade for BIG. And probably Sprout as an org made a transfer surplus.
2019-05-21 22:24
#125
eneshan | 
Denmark ELExD 
<\3
2019-05-21 22:25
0-17 official legend
2019-05-21 23:40
Troll x2. Now we wait for loba
2019-05-22 01:33
#129
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Argentina kugalt 
pog
2019-05-22 03:16
Good luck
2019-05-22 12:18
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