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:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1296
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1533
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
828
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
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Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
853
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
661
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1527
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#2
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Italy Fil0Nerd
Expected
2019-05-21 14:31
+1 great news
2019-05-21 14:31
Expected
2019-05-21 14:31
most certainly
2019-05-21 14:31
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
#40
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Denmark devnr1
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
Expected
2019-05-21 14:31
#6
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Ukraine Fentazi
nice
2019-05-21 14:31
#8
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Denmark xKhazzard
Pog
2019-05-21 14:31
#9
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Germany ppgod_
Nice
2019-05-21 14:31
N1
2019-05-21 14:31
#12
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Europe HLTVTIMES
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
Mrds fans now thats good for us jeje
2019-05-21 14:37
#121
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Spain BlaNcoW
F in chat
2019-05-21 21:08
Expected
2019-05-21 14:32
expected
2019-05-21 14:32
Pog
2019-05-21 14:32
K1to god.
2019-05-21 14:32
#22
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United States noCap
Tier 3 team. Congrats though!
2019-05-21 14:32
Expectacio de melo
2019-05-21 14:32
BIG wat doink? still prefering XANTARES over full German lineup axaxax
2019-05-21 14:32
cantares is jerman
2019-05-21 14:37
#109
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Germany NitczkaCS
+1 have fun Big
2019-05-21 16:22
#25
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Nepal askyee
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
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
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
ropz | 
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
name checks out
2019-05-21 14:44
#102
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
I was looking for you
2019-05-21 16:02
Lol, i did post, then read your comment :D
2019-05-21 16:21
Was looking for your comment :D
2019-05-21 16:21
#113
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Panama FUN4ENCE
Expected
2019-05-21 17:10
rip Epsilon
2019-05-21 14:33
#32
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North America xAriana
Kajto! But where will denis go once nex comes back?
2019-05-21 14:34
#35
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w
nex won't come back
2019-05-21 14:35
#38
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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
Zeus already as 2 days ago showed it in his instagram
2019-05-21 14:35
#37
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Moldova _payBACK
EZ4k1to
2019-05-21 14:35
expected
2019-05-21 14:36
god kito
2019-05-21 14:36
#42
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
sickness btw lOl
2019-05-21 14:37
#43
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South Africa @FyreCS
Epsilon we’re looking so good...
2019-05-21 14:37
yes they were :(
2019-05-21 15:01
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
TenZ | 
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
TenZ | 
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
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France Axpie
In online games yes on lan they have godsen
2019-05-21 15:41
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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Switzerland 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
kajto kajto alternat attacc
2019-05-21 14:49
+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
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
#81
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Latvia ayriks1
nice pickup
2019-05-21 15:27
0-1-17
2019-05-21 15:33
From tier 3 to tier 5 nice
2019-05-21 15:35
#85
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
that's a nice pick up, gl gl
2019-05-21 15:35
Lol poor epsilon has always just been a stepping stone for players to join better teams
2019-05-21 15:36
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
#92
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Algeria SykoBeats
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
#96
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
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
#104
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
FOOTBALL GAY SPORT BRAZIL ICE HOCKEY SCENE = ?
2019-05-21 16:03
+1
2019-05-21 18:00
LOL. Ok wtf, i thought it said "Sprout sign kio"
2019-05-21 15:46
#95
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
k1tosen 0-17 hehe
2019-05-21 15:46
#98
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Spain SlimJesus
Good move
2019-05-21 15:51
isnt this k1to guy a known cheater?
2019-05-21 15:52
0/17
2019-05-21 15:54
#101
NEO | 
Poland xFabio
Expected
2019-05-21 15:57
0/17 sign contract with sprout
2019-05-21 16:05
expected
2019-05-21 16:07
0-17 never forget
2019-05-21 16:48
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
#120
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Spain BlaNcoW
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
<\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 cheapdeed
pog
2019-05-22 03:16
#131
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Hungary Shiron212
Good luck
2019-05-22 12:18
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