Sprout add Romanian prospect lauNX

The German-Danish squad found their fifth ahead of ESL Challenger League.

Sprout have secured the signing of young Romanian prospect Laurențiu "⁠lauNX⁠" Țârlea, the organization announced on Twitter. The 17-year-old spent the last 12 months playing for Nexus, a Romanian squad competing in the lower tiers of the European scene.

The rifler will replace Max "⁠Marix⁠" Kugener after the German organization parted ways with the Luxembourgish player in early May following a poor run of form for the squad from IEM Katowice to the European RMR.

The 2005-born former Nexus prospect will replace Marix

So far this year, lauNX has been the best performer for Nexus, accumulating a solid 1.15 rating 2.0 and a great 1.55 impact rating during the squad's campaigns at various Malta Vibes Knockout Series events ESEA Advanced Season 40 Europe. The Romanian squad was also able to claim trophies from regional tournaments such as ROPL Stars 2022 and Jaxi League Elite Series 2022 Finals.

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"I'm super glad to be joining Sprout. I'm looking forward to making some good memories with the team, taking home some trophies, and playing in the upcoming EPL-Conference, IEM Cologne, and other tournaments alongside my new and awesome teammates as well as the coaching legend BERRY," stated lauNX on the day of his announcement.

"I'm very excited to be working with Laurențiu. I've been watching him for a while and have been amazed every time I've seen him play. I believe he is the missing puzzle piece in our lineup," added Sprout's coach, Danny "⁠BERRY⁠" Krüger.

The European team is set to debut during ESL Challenger League Season 41 Europe, with the squad set to tackle Group D starting on May 25.

Sprout will field the following roster:

Germany Timo "⁠Spiidi⁠" Richter
Germany Fritz "⁠slaxz-⁠" Dietrich
Denmark Rasmus "⁠raalz⁠" Steensborg
Denmark Victor "⁠Staehr⁠" Staehr
Romania Laurențiu "⁠lauNX⁠" Țârlea

Denmark Danny "⁠BERRY⁠" Krüger (Coach)

Denmark Victor 'Staehr' Staehr
Victor 'Staehr' Staehr
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
171
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Romania Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
176
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Germany Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
853
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
2021
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Luxembourg Max 'Marix' Kugener
Max 'Marix' Kugener
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
105
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.72
Cool
2022-05-10 15:02
6 replies
#18
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Germany Die_Linke
Hopefully Marix is going to BIG Academy
2022-05-10 15:04
#23
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North America drac0zGOD
my e-girlfriend is romanian and i came all the way from the usa to meet her we are now happily married <3
2022-05-10 15:06
4 replies
<3
2022-05-10 16:11
wow, cg... but why have you an estonian flag then? :D
2022-05-10 16:37
1 reply
#106
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Ireland JTJ
He used to have us flag don't know why he switched though
2022-05-10 18:54
love and happiness from mens
2022-05-10 17:12
#2
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Montenegro Putikainen
who?
2022-05-10 15:02
6 replies
i think Launx
2022-05-10 15:02
3 replies
#13
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Montenegro Putikainen
ok ty
2022-05-10 15:04
#17
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Europe Putin69
It's actually lauNX
2022-05-10 15:04
#20
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Brazil Necro_Spa
ez launders
2022-05-10 15:05
#56
 | 
Romania GreenZye
me
2022-05-10 15:54
#80
 | 
Korea malakie
Reminding you that you are from Montenegro.
2022-05-10 16:30
GL man
2022-05-10 15:02
EZ FOR LAUNX EZ FOR IM
2022-05-10 15:02
1 reply
#81
 | 
Romania DZthebest
+1
2022-05-10 16:35
#7
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Portugal OwnedBro
Nice signing
2022-05-10 15:03
nice
2022-05-10 15:03
Nice
2022-05-10 15:03
#10
m0NESY | 
Romania wadd
GL to him
2022-05-10 15:03
GL Lau
2022-05-10 15:04
gl young man
2022-05-10 15:04
#14
 | 
Germany cursedsoul
just add PANIX lol
2022-05-10 15:04
#15
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Romania Jorzik
HUGE
2022-05-10 15:04
Sprout is always good at finding new talents. GL to him!
2022-05-10 15:04
Who?
2022-05-10 15:05
2 replies
better than all germans lol
2022-05-10 15:17
1 reply
#62
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Romania Yoshimata
Facts
2022-05-10 16:04
gl broder
2022-05-10 15:05
#24
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Romania Chop31
gl lau. i can't wait to see you playing in top cs
2022-05-10 15:07
2 replies
+1 if he can translate his performance into Tier2 cs he’ll be a great player for sprout
2022-05-10 17:41
1 reply
#117
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Romania Chop31
i really think he is able to do so. he is young, receptive, hungry for performance. and also, sprout is good at developing new and young players. i can't see a single bad thing in this "story".
2022-05-11 13:08
good
2022-05-10 15:08
#27
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Romania Coxmin
LET S GOOOO
2022-05-10 15:15
sprout romanian confirmed?
2022-05-10 15:18
#30
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Brazil hugoooo
He's not that good without his jump pads lol
2022-05-10 15:19
4 replies
#63
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Romania bLaZe_420
Hahah Nt kascerato xd
2022-05-10 16:05
3 replies
#77
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Brazil hugoooo
I have watched like his 10 next matches after that 2v2 tournament, and he is way worse under 'normal' circumstances. His abilities on the jump pads made him look like a star player or big prospect, but he isn't, I bet he would be an amazing Valorant player tho
2022-05-10 16:19
2 replies
#86
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Romania bLaZe_420
I interpreted your first comment as a joke but i now realise i'm speaking with a truly excetional brazilian expert in cs go. I am amazed by your deduction skills, from exactly 10 games you can predict the future of someones career regadless of ones ability to improve over time. Leaving the banter to the side don't know what games you watched but i've seen him play since he was in infinite and he has improved very much ever since. Like you said yourself, mechanicaly he is very good so i'll list the good traits here: shooting precision, spray control, good movement, reaction time and reflexes, good positioning etc. Like most of 16 year old kid in esports, it takes time to work on your mental and tactical abilities to a high level and he does need to work on that aspect. Don't know what are you really trying to prove but to me everything points out that launx is a very good young prospect
2022-05-10 16:51
1 reply
#110
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Brazil hugoooo
I'm not trying to prove anything, I'm just posting my opinion about the player that is on the news.
2022-05-10 19:52
worst signing .........they should add a young prospect from their academy not a romanian washed up player who can t frag in tier 5 cs.
2022-05-10 15:19
12 replies
0/8
2022-05-10 15:22
#34
mhN1 | 
Europe liN1
hater bot
2022-05-10 15:23
#35
 | 
Romania nightwere
Like who?
2022-05-10 15:24
1 reply
real nightwere ?
2022-05-10 16:10
sussy baki
2022-05-10 15:26
#46
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Romania Iosif
a 17y old "washed up" player who barely played in any pro cs games and didn't really got a chance to show what he got.....stfu fakeflagger
2022-05-10 15:37
4 replies
LOL stfu fanboys..........stop cover your tier 5b0t friend :). Not a single romanian player in tier 1-2 cs ....everybody know that Romanians are not good at cs
2022-05-10 15:50
3 replies
#61
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Other joemamaz
Let's make steal the wallet cs go game mode
2022-05-10 16:03
iM, XELLOW Both playing well in T2, so point disproven.
2022-05-10 16:11
#72
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Romania bLaZe_420
0/8 + ratio Name doesn't really check out either Also bad english and acting like a kid Ez delusional vibes
2022-05-10 16:11
lol, why ur so mad doggo? xD
2022-05-10 16:10
#102
s1mple | 
Romania OMW
Who are you though?
2022-05-10 18:04
Top 20 in 2023 for sure.
2022-05-10 15:22
#36
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Romania ez4nexusRO
gl lau <3
2022-05-10 15:25
Its time to change my name into Cowana_Number1 when they announce the signing of god denis.
2022-05-10 15:26
sau easy for mohan 'lau' govindasamy
2022-05-10 15:27
#40
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Other _n1ght
Those tatts are horrible lol
2022-05-10 15:27
2 replies
True.
2022-05-10 15:29
#75
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Romania bLaZe_420
Everyone makes bad decisions at a young age
2022-05-10 16:16
#42
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Romania Pecea
nice
2022-05-10 15:30
sprout top 20 soon
2022-05-10 15:32
#44
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Poland moistu
now -slaxz + jL and -raalz +MICHU
2022-05-10 15:33
finally the best romanian player signed with somebody <3 nice move!
2022-05-10 15:37
EZ4LAUREN
2022-05-10 15:38
best romanian 17yo
2022-05-10 15:40
I think it’s super shit from sprout that they don’t invest in the German scene but wanna continue to play ESL Meisterschaft with stand ins. They basically get free invites to international events by winning ESLM and then continue to play them with different players, just to achieve nothing there anyway.
2022-05-10 15:42
6 replies
BERRY said that they are considering moving him to germany. BERRY: "We are currently discussing several options for the championship, ideally with Lau in Germany because he is considering it, otherwise with a German stand-in because we are planning to take part."
2022-05-10 15:59
5 replies
he's 17 i doubt it will happen and still he's not magically part of the german scene if he moves here
2022-05-10 16:13
4 replies
He hasn't attended high scool classes for 2 years now, don't think that moving to Germany would be an issue regrading that matter.
2022-05-10 17:19
3 replies
what? why?
2022-05-10 18:06
2 replies
Don't know the exact reasoning, I know he's passed these years. You can perhaps ask him directly.
2022-05-10 21:10
#115
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Romania Silviuexe
Probably he just go with an old say that we use “you don’t need school to play football” so he doesn’t need school to play cs but he gotta be good at it, if not the life gonna be hard but he can always get back in school tbf
2022-05-11 00:03
GL !
2022-05-10 15:47
#52
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Luxembourg kindo
death of luxembouger scene and birth of romanian csgo
2022-05-10 15:47
2 replies
#59
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Hungary TheBudi34
sad for marix he was way better than staher
2022-05-10 16:01
rip luxemburgir scene 2022-2022
2022-05-10 22:11
disband soon!
2022-05-10 15:48
#55
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Germany pumpy
Nice
2022-05-10 15:51
gl launders
2022-05-10 15:54
LETS GOOOO
2022-05-10 16:11
hairy foot
2022-05-10 16:13
yeah w/e
2022-05-10 16:18
#78
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Romania avozzz
GOOD LUCK DOGGONX
2022-05-10 16:24
#83
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Poland mimsonqq
marix was good, idk why they replaced him
2022-05-10 16:38
>17 >Visible tattoos
2022-05-10 16:40
1 reply
teens trying to be cool, you know how it is
2022-05-10 16:43
Let's gooo
2022-05-10 16:51
Gratz!! Finally those Romania young talents(IM, XELLOW, launx) no need keep play with trash BTN
2022-05-10 16:57
1 reply
Launx said btn taught him everything he knows in cs and he is really grateful. Btn taught im and xellow about cs aswell, so stop trash talking about him.
2022-05-10 17:38
props to sprout for signing the winner of BLAST yerevan 2028 major!
2022-05-10 17:02
Good luck, good thing he left Nexus.
2022-05-10 17:05
LESSGOOOO
2022-05-10 17:12
good pickup! deserved
2022-05-10 17:13
actually not bad from sprout, unexpected but looks really promising.
2022-05-10 17:14
#97
ropz | 
Romania Kuchi
gl lau
2022-05-10 17:30
#101
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France Diodele
good chance for young talent gl Sprout
2022-05-10 17:48
Who cares
2022-05-10 18:43
gl lau <3
2022-05-10 18:48
Good move for both sprout and lauNX, he is a very talented player, lets see how he will perform
2022-05-10 19:03
Finally promising Romanian players leaving Nexus, god, I've waited for this for so long, btn is an experienced player but u can't expect to win in T2 with him in the team LMAO
2022-05-10 19:29
#109
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Hungary szia
Very out of nowhere, never heard of this kid, but hope he is the piece that sprout needs
2022-05-10 19:43
GL
2022-05-11 02:22
#118
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Germany Charlsen
Interesting move honestly
2022-05-12 16:35
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