enkay J departs Sprout after two years

The coach's exit hints at sweeping changes in the team.

Sprout have announced their second roster change within a week, parting ways with coach Niclas "⁠enkay J⁠" Krumhorn two days after Marko "⁠kressy⁠" Đorđević left the lineup.

enkay J has been the team's coach since August of 2019, replacing Tobias "⁠tow b⁠" Herberhold who went on to join domestic rivals BIG, to whom Sprout lost Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne and Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische shortly after. The 32-year-old coached all-German and mixed-nationality rosters that Sprout fielded during his tenure and is now looking for a new coaching opportunity.

enkay J is looking for a new head coach position

"I have had such an amazing time filled with plenty of beautiful ups, but unfortunately also many heartbreaking downs," enkay J wrote about departing the team in on TwitLonger. "I have so many great memories, with a lot of different people, that I will never forget. Thank you."

During his tenure in the team, enkay J worked with some of the most experienced domestic players as well as international talent such as Tomáš "⁠oskar⁠" Šťastný and Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha. Prior to his gig with Sprout, enkay J coached Alternate aTTaX and worked as an analyst for top organizations such as MOUZ, G2, and Envy.

The German tactician is currently evaluating his options but stressed that that CS:GO "means the world" to him and that he wants to continue working as a head coach. "If you are looking for a very dedicated and responsible coach with a lot of experience under his belt, who is going to be the hardest working guy in the room, feel free to send me a DM."

"His efforts are treated with great respect and we wish him all the best for his future," Sprout said about the departure which leaves them two people short. The organization has already signaled that they want to return to an international path by signing Dane Rasmus "⁠raalz⁠" Steensborg in August, and are now considering signing a CIS player according to Russian insider Alexey "⁠OverDrive⁠" Birukov.

Sprout are now:

Germany Timo "⁠Spiidi⁠" Richter
Germany Josef "⁠faveN⁠" Baumann
Germany Fritz "⁠slaxz-⁠" Dietrich
Denmark Rasmus "⁠raalz⁠" Steensborg

Russia Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
132
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.73
Germany Niclas 'enkay J' Krumhorn
Niclas 'enkay J' Krumhorn
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
174
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.69
Germany Tobias 'tow b' Herberhold
Tobias 'tow b' Herberhold
Age:
37
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
38
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1585
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Germany Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
706
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1874
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1117
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Germany Marko 'kressy' Đorđević
Marko 'kressy' Đorđević
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1071
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1194
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1402
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
He is free now.
2021-10-24 17:29
4 replies
Berry God
2021-10-24 17:34
gg lol
2021-10-24 17:36
Im the CIS player they are signing
2021-10-24 18:41
1 reply
no im k1to
2021-10-24 19:04
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Finland Cucumber))
GOD BERRY TIME
2021-10-24 17:30
1 reply
they are also adding s1mple as the CIS player
2021-10-25 04:23
BERRY TIME
2021-10-24 17:30
mmkay gl
2021-10-24 17:30
BRRY TAIM
2021-10-24 17:32
+kair0n?
2021-10-24 17:33
Sweeping changes 'in' the team?
2021-10-24 17:34
2 replies
apparently they are going for BERRY as coach and flamie as replacement for kressy
2021-10-24 19:11
they wanted to get rid of kressy so bad that they accidentally kicked the guy who looks exactly the same
2021-10-24 22:29
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Germany pumpy
wtf sprout
2021-10-24 17:34
1 reply
2021-10-24 19:11
TL:DR going international. Raalz FaveN Slaxz- +2 international players +International coach I guess.
2021-10-24 17:35
14 replies
BERRY GOD
2021-10-24 17:36
9 replies
Yeah, i heard about him. Raalz FaveN Slaxz- +2 international players C: Berry
2021-10-24 17:38
8 replies
There were leaks that slaxz also leaves. My guess is: Raalz faveN kyuubii (maybe they want to give him a shot as he is their "development" Player Deko (cis player and AWPer if I'm not mistaken) Experienced igl like MSL Berry
2021-10-24 17:50
7 replies
Oddly enough, I heard a rumour of Flamie joining in
2021-10-24 18:30
3 replies
Flamie is very interesting, let's see how it turns out
2021-10-24 19:01
2 replies
yes apparently sprout is going for CIS players and they have flamie on their shortlist
2021-10-24 19:12
1 reply
Looking back Sprout should've signed degster when he stood in for Sprout
2021-10-24 20:02
kyuubii cant play full time next 2 years, so he probably won´t join
2021-10-24 19:24
1 reply
Sad, would be nice to see him in the main roster :/
2021-10-24 19:46
IDK if they could afford/want to afford deko. Aren't CIS buyouts stupidly high and deko is the main reason 1WIN is even remotely relevant
2021-10-25 01:25
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New Zealand Iuca5
doing this again just to go go back to german team again in 6 months
2021-10-24 17:40
2 replies
Nah. I mean, they have players like Krimbo, Panix and Stfn that they could sign if they want to go back to German in 6 months or whatever, but, i think they might stick to international players. Lets wait and see.
2021-10-24 17:43
1 reply
theyve been there before a bad national team will probably make more money in merch sales than a bad international team if they wont have success with their next international team i can definitely see them return to a german roster but for now it looks like they go for CIS players, i heard they wanna go for flamie
2021-10-24 19:13
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United Kingdom tomtom94
rumour is Slaxz is going too
2021-10-24 17:45
ok but who car sprut not even tier 2 team
2021-10-24 17:38
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Finland iBait
The man who scouted mantuu!
2021-10-24 17:38
BERRY TIME!!!
2021-10-24 17:43
who
2021-10-24 17:45
Inb4 sprout dominates the scene with a signing of hunden as coach, berry as igl and birdfromsky as 2nd caller to complete the trinity of 200 iq tactics. These 3 igls Will establish the next era
2021-10-24 17:52
5 replies
You forgot krystal and scrunk as the madfraggers
2021-10-24 17:56
3 replies
madfraggers? we already have hunden and birdfromsky, how much firepower do we realistically need?
2021-10-24 20:51
2 replies
I thought Hunden is Coach. birdfromsky is insane but you can never have enough firepower. Sprout also needs a young talent imo. What about karrigan?
2021-10-24 22:26
1 reply
Yeah hunden as coach my bad. We might have to call in msl for some awp doninance tho
2021-10-24 23:27
+Lambert
2021-10-24 23:50
They both have same picture in this article, are they one person or what?
2021-10-24 17:55
BERRY TIME!!!
2021-10-24 17:56
XD!
2021-10-24 18:03
they look the same weird
2021-10-24 18:15
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Ukraine VoidWave
no way if they'll actually get flamie, right?
2021-10-24 18:23
RIP Calyx :(
2021-10-24 18:27
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Poland moistu
+ aizy
2021-10-24 18:45
legend
2021-10-24 18:48
anyway
2021-10-24 19:16
#42
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Hungary szia
A sad day I hope they rebuild well
2021-10-24 19:42
#45
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Sweden Fizze
Sad day for german cs(
2021-10-24 20:33
#46
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Finland AliSabid
rip
2021-10-24 20:47
expected
2021-10-24 21:17
german ca who cars
2021-10-24 23:48
Just build full cis Team german cs is a joke anyways
2021-10-25 04:00
1 reply
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Germany X5ander
but Spidi is one of the best !!! He can carry the whole team !
2021-10-25 10:11
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Latvia heywire
very classy to have sponsors in your farewell.
2021-10-25 04:24
Finaly he can retire
2021-10-25 06:56
Good moves Sprout, if you really want to go full international but with German core I think it will be much better to have coach from the outside, also enkay J with all the respect doesn't seem like the best coach available, GL moving forward though!
2021-10-25 15:54
BnTeT is signing sprout, you heard it here first.
2021-10-25 18:23
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