Sprout complete roster with refrezh and Zyphon
The signing of the pair brings Sprout back to full strength.
Sprout have finalised their lineup ahead of the new season with the additions of Ismail "refrezh" Ali and Rasmus "Zyphon" Nordfoss. The former joins the team to take over in-game leadership, a role he will fill for the first time in his career.
Sprout have spent most of the year so far playing in tier-two competitions with mixed results to show for it, notably finishing 5th-6th in ESL Challenger League Season 41 and 3rd-4th at ESL Challenger Valencia, but also bowing out joint last at ESL Pro League Season 16 Conference.
The first of two Danish injections the organisation hopes will elevate the side to the next level comes in the form of refrezh, who links up with the squad after spending just over a year with Heroic before being benched back in June.
The 24-year-old helped the roster to first-place finishes at ESL Pro League Season 13 and, more recently, the Pinnacle Cup Championship 2022, whilst also putting up a 1.02 rating over his year-long tenure.
Rounding out the new-look roster is Zyphon who makes the jump to Sprout on the back of a quarter-final appearance at the PGL Antwerp Major with Copenhagen Flames. The 18-year-old was his side's most valuable player at that event, averaging a team-high 1.09 rating across the 12 maps played.
Sprout's new roster will be debuting in the IEM Road to Rio open qualifier getting started later today while also participating in the upcoming season of ESL Challenger League where they look to build on their aforementioned 5th-6th place finish.
Sprout now have:
Danny "BERRY" Krüger (Coach)