dycha, snatchie placed on transfer list by Sprout
The German team are reportedly keen on going back to their roots.
Sprout have announced that they have made Michał "snatchie" Rudzki and Paweł "dycha" Dycha available for transfer. The decision comes amidst reports that the team are interested in returning to a full German set-up, almost a year after going international.
dycha joined Sprout in January as a replacement for Nils "k1to" Gruhne and was one of the team's top performers, averaging a 1.13 rating in all competitions. snatchie was signed three months later following Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný's release and picked up an average rating of 1.08 while with the team.
The team hit considerable heights after the player break, peaking at No.16 in the world rankings, but stagnated as the season headed into its final stages. Sprout failed to earn promotion to the ESL Pro League after losing to Endpoint in the ESEA MDL final and then finished third in Merkur Masters Season 2. On Sunday, it was announced that they would not be competing in DreamHack Masters Winter due to illness.
"It was an amazing experience to play alongside such players and compete at the highest level," dycha told HLTV.org. "With this team, we made constant progress, which led us to the top 20 in the world. The reason I decided to leave was to find a new place as I think this is the best time to try something new.
"I am hungry to compete at the highest level, and I cannot wait to see what next year will bring. I hope that this will be the start of a new, incredible chapter in my career."
Just like his compatriot, snatchie is happy with the team's results, but he believes "the time has come for a new challenge". "I believe I'm capable of competing at a top level, so I'll be looking for an interesting project," the former AGO and Virtus.pro player added.
Sprout have not yet announced their plans for the future, but according to a DBLTAP, ALTERNATE aTTaX's highly-rated duo of Fritz "slaxz-" Dietrich and Marko "kressy" Đorđević are high on the organisation's list of priorities.
With this move, Sprout now have:
Niclas "enkay J" Krumhorn (coach)