Spiidi departs Sprout after over four years

The European roster will head into the new season without its most experienced player.

Timo "⁠Spiidi⁠" Richter is no longer a part of Sprout, the German organization announced on Twitter. He departs the squad as a free agent after more than four years and 1380 maps played, being the last remaining member of the original roster following the acquisition of Seed in 2017.

The departure of the 26-year-old is the first change that Sprout have seen in the off-season and the second in the last three months as the team replaced Max "⁠Marix⁠" Kugener with Laurențiu "⁠lauNX⁠" Țârlea in May.

Spiidi is no longer a part of Sprout

Spiidi spent the years between 2014 and 2017 bouncing between MOUZ and PENTA before the latter released its roster. The players were then acquired by Sprout and the German rifler remained a staple of the team for the next four and a half years.

During that time, Sprout claimed trophies from several regional events, both online and at LAN. In 2022, the team transitioned into a European roster and experienced a brief resurgence as they climbed up the ranks to No.19, just three spots shy of the organization's all-time peak.

"Today will be one of the most emotional goodbyes as we say farewell to Spiidi. A player that was part of our journey from the very start, and who became family to us here at Sprout," read Sprout's farewell statement.

The departing player made it clear that he intends to continue competing via a Twitlonger post. "I definitely want to continue as a player because I still love CS and I still love the grind and I especially still love the team game," Spiidi wrote. "I have a lot of experience to offer. I don’t want to just join a team to have a team, I want to believe in what I am doing and I will give everything for the team that it will work out."

The German organization is now one man short but is set to debut its new roster at ESL Challenger Series Season 42 Europe on August 16.

Sprout are now:

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

Denmark Danny "⁠BERRY⁠" Krüger (coach)

Denmark Victor 'Staehr' Staehr
Victor 'Staehr' Staehr
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
255
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
958
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Romania Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Germany Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Fritz 'slaxz-' Dietrich
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
936
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
2104
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
Luxembourg Max 'Marix' Kugener
Max 'Marix' Kugener
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
130
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.72
thank you for your service
2022-07-31 15:08
9 replies
#40
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Australia g00sey
RIP spiidi what a legend :'( youtube.com/watch?v=zl7d1DDVjQ8
2022-07-31 15:36
2 replies
LOL
2022-07-31 18:18
so sad to see legend go, I don't think even I have had a 1-19 game ;(((
2022-08-01 13:51
Sad for sprout. i need a new team to support now. Hopefully spiidi reunites with denis again.
2022-07-31 17:38
+1 by far not the best player individually, but a legend of the German scene in his own right
2022-07-31 17:40
3 replies
+1
2022-07-31 20:04
#151
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1
2022-08-01 07:58
#157
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Germany Ump404
+1
2022-08-01 12:30
#138
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China RADNIKEY
Spiidi_did_nothing_wrong
2022-08-01 00:32
Sad but is he gonna get offers from T1 teams?
2022-07-31 15:09
11 replies
#6
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Iceland Greedo
no but maybe fnatic
2022-07-31 15:09
8 replies
Don't think so. Someone said that they are gonna get a player that has already been in the team
2022-07-31 15:12
7 replies
whats t1 for you? top40?
2022-07-31 15:20
2 replies
sprout are top 19 wtf you talkin about...
2022-08-01 09:45
1 reply
what does this have to do with my question?
2022-08-01 18:25
No. A player that was active prior to player break. Not that was actvie in fnatic before.
2022-07-31 15:42
2 replies
#53
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Russia Robitussin
Why would they exactly specify that?
2022-07-31 15:51
Ohhh thx for the info
2022-07-31 18:17
Might be refrezh. He twitted a smiley which roeJ responded to and a friend of mine told me fnatic did make an offer to him.
2022-08-01 08:25
G2 spiidi
2022-07-31 15:56
FaZe spiidi
2022-07-31 22:41
thx god this bot is out
2022-07-31 15:09
4 replies
#8
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Iceland Greedo
????????? DELUSIONAL?
2022-07-31 15:09
Are you from Austria?
2022-07-31 15:51
2 replies
no Australia i missclicked
2022-07-31 16:20
1 reply
Understandable
2022-07-31 18:55
#4
Spinx | 
Israel tapooz
Shame
2022-07-31 15:09
expected
2022-07-31 15:09
BİRDFROMSKY HERE
2022-07-31 15:09
#9
 | 
Estonia Sn4pzhat
big confirmed?
2022-07-31 15:10
g2 spiidi as expected
2022-07-31 15:10
1 reply
-jackz -hooxi +GODfromsky +Speedy
2022-08-01 13:51
#11
shox | 
Italy BNV
Spiidi to G2 confirmed
2022-07-31 15:10
#12
 | 
Germany n0r1k
THANK YOU TIMO
2022-07-31 15:11
#13
jaxi | 
Romania razvRB
unexpected
2022-07-31 15:11
zyphon and birdfromsky?
2022-07-31 15:12
Spiidi Gonzales :/
2022-07-31 15:12
-raalz and slaxz +rebuild with 3 new players andu have a t1 team
2022-07-31 15:12
9 replies
#38
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Iceland Voidsphere
Good joke.
2022-07-31 15:32
+kyxsan +CacaNito +h4rn omg its so good
2022-07-31 16:07
#64
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United States burzeus
-slaxz yes -raalz? lmao
2022-07-31 16:13
Launx is going to ence if spinx leaves
2022-07-31 16:55
5 replies
u sure about that? good move for launx but not a good move for sprout though
2022-07-31 19:07
4 replies
Sprout is going to build around Staehr & Zyphon. The reports are that they will go full danish.
2022-07-31 20:00
1 reply
lol
2022-08-01 12:13
Sprout has always eagerly sold their strongest players, I doubt that they wouldn’t do it again
2022-08-01 12:35
1 reply
you are correct
2022-08-01 13:20
+ kito??
2022-07-31 15:14
2 replies
When syrson and kito left sprout, sprout had a livestream where the manager said that they would take back syrson everytime but they would take back kito under no circumstances
2022-08-01 09:46
1 reply
That’s 2.5 years ago though
2022-08-01 12:35
#19
 | 
Europe Blaaackkyy
+fashr? wtf
2022-07-31 15:17
+birdfromsky lol
2022-07-31 15:17
#21
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
So what
2022-07-31 15:17
Welcome to Valorant, Spiidi!
2022-07-31 15:19
#23
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Russia palll
+fashr
2022-07-31 15:19
ZYPHON LESGO
2022-07-31 15:20
no one cares about german bot
2022-07-31 15:20
5 replies
#49
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Brazil de_lite
"fan of dickstacy"
2022-07-31 15:48
2 replies
dickstacy goat “brazilian fan of serbian pug team”
2022-07-31 17:59
1 reply
The most based guy ever
2022-07-31 18:26
why do you comment then
2022-07-31 18:22
1 reply
i want to express how careless i am
2022-07-31 20:02
-raalz +fashr +birdfromsky top 10 team
2022-07-31 15:21
3 replies
+1
2022-07-31 15:23
+0.5 u gotta remove slaxz too hes bad
2022-07-31 16:44
1 reply
#84
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Finland Nollegee
+1 and add h4rn
2022-07-31 17:08
slaxz is going soon and launx is joining ENCE, full danish roster soon
2022-07-31 15:21
5 replies
Sprout declined 90k offer for Launx from ence so...
2022-07-31 16:09
4 replies
Source?
2022-07-31 16:15
3 replies
#104
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Romania Ghostpawn
some romanian trollers
2022-07-31 18:43
his instagram story
2022-07-31 19:06
1 reply
Ok,thanks for the info
2022-07-31 19:12
raalz next please
2022-07-31 15:22
Noo spiidi
2022-07-31 15:23
sad :(
2022-07-31 15:23
Last year he started playing better than almost his entire career, so it's kinda sad tbh.
2022-07-31 15:25
Good move for them GL to him
2022-07-31 15:26
Now -raalz +valde and +aleksib, that would be tier 1 potential with launx and staehr.
2022-07-31 15:27
2 replies
No -raalz -slaxz +Birdfromsky +Fashr +Zyphon Ez
2022-07-31 16:07
1 reply
#86
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Finland Nollegee
-zyphon +h4rn
2022-07-31 17:11
Damn, end of an era.
2022-07-31 15:29
extremely unexpected
2022-07-31 15:29
Spiidi to ENCE
2022-07-31 15:32
#41
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Romania styl3noxe
Damn, romanians really can t catch a break.
2022-07-31 15:36
12 replies
This is the best thing that could of happened, spiidi was so bad
2022-07-31 15:39
6 replies
#48
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Romania styl3noxe
yeah, but still they are top 19.I hope they will get a good fit and not ruin everything.
2022-07-31 15:45
5 replies
Only top 19 because they participate in many tournaments, No way they are 19th best team in the world tbh
2022-07-31 15:48
4 replies
This is not ATP rankings mate, doesn’t matter in how many tournaments they participate.
2022-07-31 17:00
3 replies
It does. Even last place gives +points so obviously you get more points from participating in a lot of tournaments
2022-07-31 20:05
2 replies
Sprout has 19 tournaments, while FaZe has 18. They are a top 20 team rn, it has nothing to do with the amount of tournaments they participate in.
2022-07-31 20:12
1 reply
ah my bad u trolling i thought you were serious lol
2022-07-31 20:36
Launx is going to ence, Sprout is going full danish
2022-07-31 16:59
4 replies
#127
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Romania styl3noxe
yeah i heard but it s hard to believe.
2022-07-31 22:07
3 replies
why? he fits Spinx' roles and he's a really good young prospect.
2022-07-31 23:01
2 replies
#136
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Romania styl3noxe
he is my fav romanian player but t1 is something else and spinx is their best player, ence finally has a good team and instead of investing money to get an actual proved top player they somehow go for lau? I mean yes he is one for the future but still, it just doesn t make thst much sense.If at least they would have got degster... now - spinx and hades still in the team it doesn t look thst good.
2022-08-01 00:25
1 reply
They are not a big org, it's not like they want to lose Spinx, but it is a business after all.
2022-08-01 00:31
#42
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France d0py
:( sad
2022-07-31 15:39
lacked speed
2022-07-31 15:40
He is a fiendly guy. Wish him best of luck for the future.
2022-07-31 15:41
#51
ZywOo | 
Austria fjmr
-raalz -slax +bird +fashr +refrezh
2022-07-31 15:50
1380 maps played, wow! gl in the future
2022-07-31 15:54
I feel it will be +shitfromsky but pls no
2022-07-31 15:55
+k1to or +birdfromsky?
2022-07-31 15:59
+FASHR please if raalz is going to CPH with bird then they also need igl? who will they get
2022-07-31 16:00
Will Birdfromsky join?
2022-07-31 16:09
1 reply
Doesn’t really make sense, Raalz is the IGL. Flames should pick up Birdfromsky and TMB, build something around them with Zyphon
2022-07-31 16:12
New Sprout: Birdfromsky FASHR Zyphon Staehr lauNX
2022-07-31 16:16
3 replies
Birdfromsky is going to new CHPF with Regali , TMB , Raalz and B0rup
2022-07-31 16:39
1 reply
So Aleksib instead of BFS should me good too
2022-07-31 16:58
New CPHF ... but instead of Buzz would be Raalz hltv.org/matches/2357309/4glory-vs-123mi..
2022-07-31 16:45
So they are going full danish after all. launx goes to Ence, I wonder where slaxz will end up.
2022-07-31 16:21
now -slaxz +iM +PANIX
2022-07-31 16:26
1 reply
iM renewed with Gamerlegion just few days ago
2022-07-31 16:44
#70
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Finland Teukkasd
respect
2022-07-31 16:32
#71
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Finland AliSabid
Rip
2022-07-31 16:35
-raalz also
2022-07-31 16:36
#77
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Denmark Baxebondi
Spiidi ence lets go
2022-07-31 16:49
#79
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United States J3nks
Absolute legend and best support in Germany imo. All the best in the future, brother, hope to see you back in the server soon!
2022-07-31 16:57
2 replies
Dude seemed like a good guy and all but this move was long overdue tbh. I know the word legend gets thrown around a lot but in what World is spiidi a legend?xD lol
2022-08-01 01:18
1 reply
#169
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United States J3nks
For me he is, he‘s by no means legendary in a grand CS sense, but I like him and he‘s a cool dude. A legend of German CS, but you‘re right, not really when you consider all of CS.
2022-08-01 17:34
I can't believe he's been on Sprout for longer than he was on Mouz Time is weird man, 2014-2017/18 in CS feels like it lasted twice as long as it did
2022-07-31 16:59
Device, valde, niko, refresh, zyphone.... Don't know who is IGL :D
2022-07-31 17:10
2 replies
#87
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Spain batxe
Raalz can
2022-07-31 17:12
1 reply
#131
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Germany Jonaah
yeah was already the igl
2022-07-31 22:45
Sad departure of a legend, looking forward to see where he ends up
2022-07-31 17:15
Big should try and get Spidi as 6th man, he can take Tizian roles its almost 1to1 fit and maybe he will help with calling.
2022-07-31 17:17
3 replies
#98
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United States leeneptune
kind of a downgrade in firepower
2022-07-31 18:16
2 replies
Big lacks mid round calls and ballsy risks most, if they game plan is not working they almost never adjust. Thats something for Spidi to help with. Might be better for them after all even with him not hitting hs well enough.
2022-07-31 19:35
1 reply
#143
ropz | 
Germany NRS17
They already have 2 IGL, dont think thats the problem.
2022-08-01 01:37
Damn, to me Spiidi WAS Sprout, wild to see him leave
2022-07-31 17:37
Thank you Spiidi <3
2022-07-31 17:39
mens( this is so sad
2022-07-31 17:42
f
2022-07-31 18:04
#100
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Czech Republic eduardcs
When I was new to CSGO in 2015 I would play with a friend I'm no longer in contact with and he would always talk about Spiidi for some reason, maybe because he was German too. Legend
2022-07-31 18:18
#105
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World streetson
+krystal ez fix
2022-07-31 18:47
So no -slaxz?
2022-07-31 18:55
#111
 | 
Germany pumpy
F
2022-07-31 19:15
stop ruin launx career
2022-07-31 19:20
#113
 | 
United States hjhjghj23
who
2022-07-31 19:21
#115
 | 
Hungary szia
Wow, never thought its happen tbh Hopefully we find a good replacement and gl to spiidi
2022-07-31 19:33
End of an era for Sprout, Spiidi was the team. Just watched that vid sadge
2022-07-31 20:00
IS THIS THE REUNION OF THE BEST DUO OF ALL TIME, DENNIS AND SPIIDI??
2022-07-31 20:05
3 replies
#123
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India SKS_1337
didnt dennis retire? after apeks or something?
2022-07-31 20:12
2 replies
wrong dennis, he meant DENIS
2022-07-31 23:02
1 reply
+1
2022-08-01 00:36
Spidii for tiziaN please
2022-07-31 21:16
5 replies
what everyone in the community wants and knows would improve BIG, but Tabsen is too nice of a guy to make it happen :(
2022-08-01 00:36
4 replies
#144
ropz | 
Germany NRS17
That wouldnt even be a upgrade, if its like a german Launx that could fit tizians role then yes, but for spiidi?
2022-08-01 01:42
3 replies
he'd help a ton with mid round calling. having a secondary caller is underrated
2022-08-01 01:55
2 replies
very true actually. Twistzz helps a whole lot in terms of calling, which just makes it easier for karrigan to call (you can go to FaZe Clan's Comms videos and you can see Twistzz is very vocal)
2022-08-01 06:58
#166
ropz | 
Germany NRS17
They already have 2 IGL thats enough imo
2022-08-01 15:24
#128
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Hungary TheBudi34
legend
2022-07-31 22:26
i received the info that k1to was probably going to join sprout 1-2 weeks ago seems like it is going to happen raalz still likely to leave sprout too
2022-07-31 22:35
5 replies
sauce : trust me noob
2022-07-31 22:54
1 reply
raalz left sprout hltv confirmed
2022-08-01 15:38
literally why tf would k1to go back to Sprout?? If anything he'd join BIG again
2022-08-01 00:37
2 replies
#160
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United States burzeus
because its better than playing for the academy team?
2022-08-01 13:06
heard he may join sprout as an IGL like he did with BIG academy hltv just confirmed raalz departure from sprout too
2022-08-01 15:39
#135
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Germany X5ander
oh no. God Spidii, hope you can find a good team. :-( i love watching your games. Your are my favorite player, after my boyz from Big.
2022-07-31 23:15
Hes a legend. Definitely deserve some good team
2022-08-01 02:01
F*cking finally
2022-08-01 04:29
Ah man
2022-08-01 06:05
Is he good?
2022-08-01 06:26
#153
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France Dunne_V1
Time to go danish
2022-08-01 09:13
where will he go next
2022-08-01 13:12
spinx to vitality launx to ence
2022-08-01 14:49
#171
NAF | 
Canada xyzoo
paycheck stealing coming to an end
2022-08-02 07:25
no more free monery
2022-08-03 01:14
correct decision. His time was up already long time ago
2022-08-03 02:07
Spiidi Denis kRYSTAL Felix Robsen Lets gooo
2022-08-03 08:22
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