Sprout announce raalz departure
The German organization announced its second change of the off-season.
Sprout have officially announced the departure of in-game leader Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg from the team. In a statement on Twitter, the organization thanked the 27-year-old for his contributions during his twelve months with the squad, wishing him luck as he leaves for "new horizons."
This is the second change that Sprout enacted in a week, following the departure of long-term member Timo "Spiidi" Richter on Sunday. Now the European squad is left with just three players on the active lineup.
raalz made his name in the early days of CS:GO, competing in the first two Majors alongside some of the most iconic names in Danish Counter-Strike, but struggled to return to the same level of competition following 3DMAX's breakup.
raalz led Sprout through a few notable events such as the play-ins for both IEM Katowice 2022 and IEM Cologne 2022 as well as ESL Pro League Season 15. Alongside these events, the German-European squad was able to claim several regional trophies during his tenure.
"Another departure we are announcing today is raalz. The cheerful Dane is leaving for new horizons, and we would like to thank him for the time we were able to spend together," announced Sprout on Twitter.
The German organization now has to fill two spots ahead of its debut at ESL Challenger Series Season 42 Europe on August 16.
Sprout are left with the following roster:
Danny "BERRY" Krüger (coach)