Sprout round out roster with 18-year-old Luxembourger Marix

Sprout have once again moved away from a German core with the addition of their final player.

Sprout have completed the signing of 18-year-old Luxembourg player Max "⁠Marix⁠" Kugener, it has been announced. The newest addition is the last piece of the German organization's new international roster, which recently also added another young up-and-comer in Victor "⁠Staehr⁠" Staehr.

Marix comes from a background in both the Benelux region, where he competed under the LowLandLions and Defusekids banners in 2020, and Germany, having last been seen playing with CCO and placing third at the UNITED Pro Series Finals alongside Denis "⁠denis⁠" Howell in November.

Sprout found their final player in 18-year-old Marix

He comes in as one of two replacements for Josef "⁠faveN⁠" Baumann and Kamil "⁠KEi⁠" Pietkun, who left the team late last year after the former was transferred to BIG and the latter decided to return to the Polish scene ahead of the new season.

Describing it as a big step, the Luxembourger has moved to Germany to help Sprout maintain a spot in local leagues, which require teams to have a core of three players living in the country.

"For many people, me joining Sprout is an unexpected move, but I'm happy to be given this chance," Marix said. "This is a great chance to prove that young talents are the future. This is also a big step for me in terms of my personal life, since I have moved to Germany, so we can continue to compete in German leagues."

"He's probably the most outstanding talent in the German scene right now," one of Marix's new teammates, Fritz "⁠slaxz-⁠" Dietrich, said about teaming up with the 18-year-old. "I'm sure he will prove it to everyone very soon that he deserves this big chance."

Sprout's new roster heading into the 2022 season is:

Germany Timo "⁠Spiidi⁠" Richter
Germany Fritz "⁠slaxz-⁠" Dietrich
Denmark Rasmus "⁠raalz⁠" Steensborg
Denmark Victor "⁠Staehr⁠" Staehr
Luxembourg Max "⁠Marix⁠" Kugener

Denmark Danny "⁠BERRY⁠" Krüger (coach)

Poland Kamil 'KEi' Pietkun
Kamil 'KEi' Pietkun
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Germany Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
776
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1944
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Luxembourg Max 'Marix' Kugener
Max 'Marix' Kugener
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.73
Denmark Victor 'Staehr' Staehr
Victor 'Staehr' Staehr
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
96
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
798
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1258
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Germany Denis 'denis' Howell
Denis 'denis' Howell
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1830
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
#2
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn
great
2022-01-08 15:02
#3
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Damn
2022-01-08 15:02
Wow
2022-01-08 15:02
luxemburg era
2022-01-08 15:02
3 replies
#159
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Portugal tioNik
It had to be a Fin pointing this out first, smh.
2022-01-09 22:37
1 reply
absolutely
2022-01-09 23:40
safe i from Luxemburg
2022-01-10 00:51
Spidii is only 26 ? Lol
2022-01-08 15:02
2 replies
ikr feels like hes been around forever
2022-01-08 22:15
1 reply
agreed. Where denis and oskar
2022-01-11 20:58
2 cool young talents gl sprout
2022-01-08 15:02
Luxemburg CS letsgoooo
2022-01-08 15:03
ok imagine they were weeks ago top 20 team and now 2 new randoms
2022-01-08 15:06
BIG acadamy less gooo
2022-01-08 15:03
They are finally going to try some new young players.
2022-01-08 15:03
9 replies
#24
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Slovakia Daev0n
+1 I expected the last player to be denis lmaoo
2022-01-08 15:05
7 replies
why would they re signed a player who is already benched
2022-01-08 15:10
6 replies
#47
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Slovakia Daev0n
You don't remember -chrisJ +chrisJ -chrisJ +chrisJ -chrisJ? or -STYKO +STYKO -STYKO?
2022-01-08 15:21
4 replies
haha true
2022-01-08 15:24
XD
2022-01-08 16:19
#133
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Hungary Shiron212
hahaha
2022-01-08 19:33
#145
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Or - olof + olof - olof + olof - olof + olof - olof + olof - olof
2022-01-09 03:42
if they were gonna bench raalz it could have made sense
2022-01-09 14:41
Future players for big to buy
2022-01-08 16:59
Ez for luxembourg!
2022-01-08 15:03
#18
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Switzerland XhahaD
wtf
2022-01-08 15:04
#26
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India aR__
BERRY with another big brain move
2022-01-08 15:06
#28
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France zarlemci
the most outstanding talent in the german scene is NOT german KEKW
2022-01-08 15:08
2 replies
#162
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Germany Koalafire
You know the time Nivera was the biggest Talent in french scene or Scream in the early years? If you dont remember, read a bit about the past kiddo KEKW
2022-01-10 07:34
1 reply
#168
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France zarlemci
you got me KEKL sprout should have picked python tho
2022-01-10 20:49
changes in 2 months incs
2022-01-08 15:08
#31
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Venezuela yadontsay
luxembourg?? alright thats fresh
2022-01-08 15:10
1 reply
yea finally!
2022-01-08 16:05
Did not see this one coming, awesome pick up
2022-01-08 15:11
WOAH!
2022-01-08 15:11
Dutch pride 🔥
2022-01-08 15:12
Pog
2022-01-08 15:13
Good luck!
2022-01-08 15:13
#38
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Poland Berbe123
Interesting team
2022-01-08 15:14
Luxembourg Representation
2022-01-08 15:14
#40
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Asia GKDNZ
sprout just became tier 5847534853 in a week
2022-01-08 15:14
This is a transfer of unprecedented size in Luxembourger CS!
2022-01-08 15:15
1 reply
+1 haha
2022-01-10 17:11
Expected Ez
2022-01-08 15:17
Pog Good luck
2022-01-08 15:20
interesting roster
2022-01-08 15:21
Decent roster i guess. Will be interesting to watch Marix and Staehr.
2022-01-08 15:21
#54
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
LETSGOOOOOO XDDDD
2022-01-08 15:24
Exciting Guess you've missed your chance to do a "One for the future" if this guy turns out to be good ;)
2022-01-08 15:25
#57
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England julz!
sprout signing non german players so they stop getting robbed by big
2022-01-08 15:27
5 replies
true
2022-01-08 15:37
well he speaks fluent german so that wouldnt stop big from getting him xd
2022-01-08 16:08
3 replies
How’s life in Luxembourg
2022-01-08 19:35
2 replies
great but i moved to germany
2022-01-08 20:28
1 reply
Luxembourg tiny country
2022-01-08 21:08
I have to change my name. Wtf is this lineup. Bring back god denis.
2022-01-08 15:29
What a weird title
2022-01-08 15:31
1 reply
thought so as well haha
2022-01-08 16:46
#60
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Finland AliSabid
Nice gl!
2022-01-08 15:32
#61
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Luxembourg r1zo
Oh vreck. Geil !! GO Lux
2022-01-08 15:33
Luxemburg scene!
2022-01-08 15:35
#69
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Czech Republic LoGaS01
nice!
2022-01-08 15:39
I have never seen this flag on hltv lul
2022-01-08 15:43
Ayy finally Luxembourg CS
2022-01-08 15:44
#76
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Poland sosiad
nice lineup XD
2022-01-08 15:54
Now I can proudly say that I'm from a country with a csgo pro player =D
2022-01-08 15:56
4 replies
No one can call u ”noscener” anymore!!! 😅
2022-01-08 16:04
1 reply
Even more, I'm half Luxembourgish & half Belgian =D
2022-01-08 16:38
+1
2022-01-08 16:09
LETS GOOOO LUX CS
2022-01-08 17:48
watafak
2022-01-08 15:58
Marix is really underrated
2022-01-08 16:07
luxemburg strong
2022-01-08 16:27
Rip eslm
2022-01-08 16:45
1 reply
#135
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Germany DominikS
Marix moved to germany so eslm save I guess
2022-01-08 19:37
Weird rooster but can work Depends on how good these rookies are I guess GL
2022-01-08 16:47
LUXEMBOURG ON TOP!!!! GL!
2022-01-08 17:02
I'm curious about Quikert from Luxembourg. Usually Sprout is quite good in recruiting!
2022-01-08 17:12
still playing with spiidi ? lmao
2022-01-08 17:13
nice to see new countries like israel and luxembourg in cs
2022-01-08 17:29
not a noscener anymore
2022-01-08 17:57
1 reply
#173
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Poland RoDaK
Xdxd
2022-01-12 14:45
Marix is actually pretty decent player so its not that bad of a move, gl Max <3
2022-01-08 18:09
go go my brother!
2022-01-08 18:10
GOD spiidi will carry as always
2022-01-08 18:10
Remember when sprout removed dycha and snatchie for german-speaking roster?
2022-01-08 18:38
If he turns out to be good I might not be able to claim I'm the best player of my country anymore. Damn. Though his previous teams have been pretty bad, so it doesn't seem very likely that he'll be able to compete at a high level with good numbers.
2022-01-08 19:03
you dont see that very often! benelux cs stay winning???
2022-01-08 19:24
Ez 4 matrix
2022-01-08 19:24
#132
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Hungary Shiron212
Nicee! Luxembourg CS Pog
2022-01-08 19:33
what a weird title
2022-01-08 19:39
#137
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Asia Blitzer
thats cool ngl
2022-01-08 20:19
Luxembourg scene Let’s gooooooo
2022-01-08 21:59
Luxembourg cs pog
2022-01-09 00:08
-spiidi +Any other igl
2022-01-09 05:27
8 replies
Spiidi is support not IGL
2022-01-09 05:34
2 replies
??no hes not hes been the igl for years?
2022-01-09 14:39
1 reply
And u are fan of sprout? XD nice joke. Raalz is IGL since 30 october 2021
2022-01-09 14:43
mirbit,krystal,scrunk all available oh yeah and gade too
2022-01-09 14:40
4 replies
Since they have 2 Danes, they can look for a Scandinavian igl. Someone like Dennis (Swedish one no the benched denis) could work but who am I to say only time will tell if this team will work
2022-01-09 17:44
3 replies
why scandinavian?? they can have literally any nationality and also the are looking to keep a german core rn thats why they signed marix
2022-01-09 17:53
2 replies
You are right but I don't think they should continue having a German core since all the good Germans are playing for big now, they can just go international with 1 or 2 good German players and that will have more success for them imo
2022-01-10 08:17
1 reply
I mean if they can get marix they also could have gotten mirbit,glaved,kyuubii,hadez etc.
2022-01-10 14:53
borgir
2022-01-09 11:39
luxembourger
2022-01-09 14:04
expected but weird how they get him over literally anyone else in the scene like kyuubii for example
2022-01-09 14:38
2 replies
#169
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Germany n0r1k
We tested kyuubii too!
2022-01-10 21:12
1 reply
bruh I know thank you but dont you dare take my job as inofficial Sprout rep on HLTV!
2022-01-10 21:29
literally who
2022-01-10 11:01
#166
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Germany mhan
As luxembourger he speaks perfect German. Therefore somehow it is still a German Team to me. He lives in Germany as well.
2022-01-10 15:21
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