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 departs Sprout after a year with the organization

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.

The Danish IGL transferred to Sprout from Lyngby Vikings in August of 2021, replacing the recently benched Denis "⁠denis⁠" Howell and returning the squad to an English-speaking lineup.

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.

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"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:

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

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:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
958
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
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
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
wow
2022-08-01 15:03
2 replies
Sprout tries to have stable lineup challenge (impossible)
2022-08-01 17:33
#87
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Denmark Jeffersond
Nice!
2022-08-01 19:16
#2
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Denmark sneppen
raalz <3
2022-08-01 15:03
cph falmes raalz
2022-08-01 15:03
pog launx-->vita
2022-08-01 15:03
2 replies
There getting spinx
2022-08-01 15:17
spinx to vitality launx to ence
2022-08-01 15:50
#5
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Poland mimsonqq
now add fashr,birdfromsky and maybe better awp
2022-08-01 15:03
12 replies
slaxz is decent imo, id give him more time
2022-08-01 15:17
10 replies
#26
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Poland mimsonqq
he's not bad at all but i think there is some better awpers
2022-08-01 15:17
5 replies
theres always someone better, but i doubt sprout is willing to pay for a new awp. staehr, launx and slaxz are a solid core. they just need a proper igl and theyll be a solid top30 team
2022-08-01 15:19
4 replies
#35
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Poland mimsonqq
but there is huge risk that launx/staehr could be bought for better team
2022-08-01 15:27
3 replies
honestly, that would be good. money for new players or to develop new talent
2022-08-01 15:38
1 reply
launx to ence
2022-08-01 15:51
launx to ence
2022-08-01 15:51
#59
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Nigeria YengSheng
slaxz is the worst awper in the top 30 he misses easy shots and gets carried by launx and staehr
2022-08-01 16:19
3 replies
i dont watch enough sprout matches to be able to judge him 100%, but from the post match stats im guessing hes just another inconsistent awper. but from what ive seen i think hes solid
2022-08-01 16:22
2 replies
Inconsistency is his biggest issue just like with so many other AWPers. But recently his inconsistency was more along the lines of 60% bad 40% good and that isn’t sufficient
2022-08-01 16:49
#77
NiKo | 
Kazakhstan azamot
Casual "i dont watch shit, but here's my expertise on stuff". He s dogshit, dude. Like, even you and i would be better than botslaxz. Imo this team only needed to get mantuu and they would be fine, but it all fell apart now
2022-08-01 16:57
godfromsky is going to Flames
2022-08-01 20:08
#6
jaxi | 
Romania razvRB
welcome to cph !!!!
2022-08-01 15:04
#7
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United States burzeus
RIP he was pretty decent
2022-08-01 15:04
1 reply
LOOOOOOL
2022-08-01 15:12
#8
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
He go to falmes pog
2022-08-01 15:04
Very relevant news
2022-08-01 15:05
Announce disband
2022-08-01 15:06
so what now? Staehr surely has to go aswell no? Would be a waste to put 2-4 randoms in the team next to him
2022-08-01 15:06
5 replies
staehr slaxz launx looks like a solid core, with the right additions they could be top15 team
2022-08-01 15:13
4 replies
then you dont know who slaxz is
2022-08-01 15:14
3 replies
looked solid, online at least. all of these guys need some more experience though
2022-08-01 15:16
2 replies
slaxz does bad everytime hes against good opposition
2022-08-01 15:29
1 reply
#60
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Nigeria YengSheng
+1
2022-08-01 16:20
Everyone was aware of this for a while ... he is going to new CHPF BirdfromSky (IGL) Raalz , TMB B0rup Regali
2022-08-01 15:08
10 replies
#18
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Ukraine felzcsgo
-b0rup -regali +refrezh +zyphon
2022-08-01 15:14
6 replies
and who is the awper ? BirdfromSky ? your source is wrong mate .. this is the team ... they already played together and somehow been confirmed by regali in his stream as well , the only change from below team is Raalz in Buzz place hltv.org/matches/2357309/4glory-vs-123mi..
2022-08-01 15:19
4 replies
Regali.
2022-08-01 15:36
3 replies
#48
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Australia Sify
i am pretty sure he asked who would be awping if they -regali Mr. Martin from HLTV
2022-08-01 15:46
2 replies
+1 XAXAXA boomer reply
2022-08-01 16:25
Ah you are correct. Thx mate.
2022-08-01 21:12
zyphon is going to Sprout
2022-08-01 15:21
i think i saw somewhere that regali might go to gamerlegion
2022-08-01 15:18
2 replies
That s an old one
2022-08-01 15:21
1 reply
apparently not/unfortunately there is another team for him
2022-08-01 15:53
Maybe disband or smth? or normal changes? +K1to for example
2022-08-01 15:10
niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiceeeeeeeeee
2022-08-01 15:11
Joke team
2022-08-01 15:13
all remaining sprout fans gone now
2022-08-01 15:14
5 replies
>sprout >fans pick one
2022-08-01 15:18
2 replies
I am the one fan!
2022-08-01 15:25
1 reply
unironically based
2022-08-01 16:20
To be fair they still have their best 2 players ... Staehr and Launx ...
2022-08-01 15:28
1 reply
#94
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Not for long if rumors are true.
2022-08-02 03:44
-slaxz but if there is a better option
2022-08-01 15:15
#25
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Spain batxe
CPH Flames pls, announce your roster already
2022-08-01 15:17
+Zyphon +Fashr Ez top 10
2022-08-01 15:24
4 replies
#38
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Who would you bring in to IGL?
2022-08-01 15:30
3 replies
bot ALEX or AleksiBot
2022-08-01 15:34
#44
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Poland moistu
birdfromsky
2022-08-01 15:37
slaxz, why not?
2022-08-01 15:58
+ kito?
2022-08-01 15:32
Finally
2022-08-01 15:33
OverDrive said that they will sign Zyphon, so new roster looks promising
2022-08-01 15:34
#46
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Poland moistu
Zyphon lauNx Staehr birdfromsky regali
2022-08-01 15:38
1 reply
+1 u achieved tier 2 but these players did nothing wrong in their life, why would u put bird with them?
2022-08-01 15:55
Zyphon Launx Staehr Birdfromski Slaxz This team sounds great
2022-08-01 15:54
#56
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Australia Australis
Disproutband
2022-08-01 16:02
#57
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France Diodele
le stupido
2022-08-01 16:10
I called birdfromsky to Sprout hehe
2022-08-01 16:10
#64
GIGA | 
Chad dooddi
finally
2022-08-01 16:25
#65
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Other Quagmire_
Zyphon really is going to be the only member of original CPH roster to downgrade if the rumours are true. Unlucky for him
2022-08-01 16:26
Ecstatic raalz you read here first
2022-08-01 16:33
is there anyone who really believes that new flames roster can do anything relevant if the rumors are true? Like 3 igls... i cant see them succeed and i have to say from now pls save regali
2022-08-01 16:38
9 replies
2 of those 3 were never IGLs, until their team forced it on them.
2022-08-01 16:39
4 replies
ok, but isnt the firepower like very weak, like bird is good igl but not very good fragger, raalz and tmb also low fragging, regali wont be able to carry those.
2022-08-01 16:51
3 replies
Raalz was actually pretty good before he was forced to IGL, not sure how good TMB was. I think the new Copenhagen Flames roster is aiming to be low top 30 tbh, as shown by the old lineup they can't really support a tier 1(or good tier 2) lineup
2022-08-01 16:59
Raalz and tmb dropped in their Performance when they became IGLs. Maybe they can Play in their old Fashion If they don't have to micromanage all their teammates
2022-08-01 17:01
1 reply
Yeah, would I think they should have a lot of input and ideas too due to them being former IGLs. So I see it as a benefit.
2022-08-02 02:45
what is the rumored CPH roster?
2022-08-01 17:24
3 replies
B0RUP REGALI RAALZ BIRDFROMSKY TMB
2022-08-01 18:18
2 replies
ty kinda strange i have to agree
2022-08-01 18:31
#95
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Ye this lineup really doesn't excite anyone tbh , unlike other CPHF rosters these guys have been part of the lower echelon of CS for a long time and haven't really achieved or shown that much, ever. But hey it's a CPHF roster and what we know from history is , they always somehow make it work.
2022-08-02 03:47
Expected
2022-08-01 16:39
noob role master in fantasy, never forgetti
2022-08-01 16:43
#71
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Egypt BomberMan_
they are saying he is cheerful but he aint smiling in the photos
2022-08-01 16:45
Raalz and birdformsky to cph?
2022-08-01 16:50
Birdfromsky
2022-08-01 16:51
I'm kinda sad that this Sprout lineup didn't stick together for the next season, I really think they had great potential and I thought they could be one of the break out teams in the next season if they don't make changes, now they lost 2 important players, kinda sad. Anyway, GL raalz!
2022-08-01 16:52
raalz had some pretty nice clutches ngl
2022-08-01 17:17
damn, apparently launx was approached by ence as a replacement for spinx as well.. so if that goes through they're left with 2 people?!
2022-08-01 17:18
#84
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Portugal n0xiv4
Washed team
2022-08-01 18:06
#88
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United States leeneptune
Raalz was xyp9x 2013 player prectiction, maybe it was planned that it takes 10 years to go to tier 1
2022-08-01 19:41
#89
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Hungary szia
Oh fuck, with the departure of their 2 oldest players, I wonder if they're gonna try to go after some young/uprising talent
2022-08-01 20:07
Sprout are about to sign Zyphon and in talks with refrezh\NBK for IGL role! Overdrive Twitter
2022-08-01 22:15
#96
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Estonia Azdador
Great news he leaves
2022-08-02 06:32
#97
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Finland AliSabid
rip gl
2022-08-04 23:45
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