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.

The incoming duo come in as replacements for Timo "⁠Spiidi⁠" Richter and Rasmus "⁠raalz⁠" Steensborg, with the pair leaving the squad just over a fortnight ago.

refrezh is back in the server after a short spell on Heroic's bench

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.

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Heroic bench refrezh

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:

Germany Fritz "⁠slaxz-⁠" Dietrich
Denmark Victor "⁠Staehr⁠" Staehr
Romania Laurențiu "⁠lauNX⁠" Țârlea
Denmark Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali
Denmark Rasmus "⁠Zyphon⁠" Nordfoss

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
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
958
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
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
Denmark Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
415
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
2104
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
#1
NAF | 
Finland tpsa
gl
2022-08-15 15:08
8 replies
to me? to get a threesome gaming session with refrezh and jackz? thanku
2022-08-15 15:24
7 replies
Gl even getting laid
2022-08-15 16:37
6 replies
Why does refrezh is wet in the sprout picture? Is it water or sweat?
2022-08-15 19:51
5 replies
#164
jks | 
Canada harxDy
mans too hot
2022-08-15 19:51
1 reply
Smoke trees
2022-08-17 11:37
he melt your LCD that Liquid in LCD turn to sweat. that hot boiiii
2022-08-15 20:49
he is lubricated
2022-08-16 14:06
how to give a reply without sounding racist
2022-08-17 21:55
Wtf I thought it's about Spinx
2022-08-15 15:09
1 reply
xd
2022-08-15 15:09
#3
stavn | 
Poland woszek
Really promising roster
2022-08-15 15:09
5 replies
+1 if slaxz can find his consistency they will be a very solid team
2022-08-15 15:11
1 reply
#174
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Nigeria YengSheng
slaxz is not on the level
2022-08-15 22:08
#45
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Poland dejmanOOO
+1
2022-08-15 15:15
+1
2022-08-15 17:22
+1
2022-08-15 18:34
#4
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Serbia XD___
expected
2022-08-15 15:09
#5
brett | 
Germany aL1337
nice
2022-08-15 15:09
ez
2022-08-15 15:09
lol now sprout with danish flag
2022-08-15 15:09
1 reply
they actually had it once before from may to august 2018
2022-08-15 16:11
Actual top 10 team contender
2022-08-15 15:09
3 replies
let 'em get top 20 first haha, that's their biggest challange for now
2022-08-15 16:01
1 reply
you know there were 19 now they are 23 :S
2022-08-15 16:36
#112
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Romania styl3noxe
it s really good but not getting an actual igl is never a good idea.
2022-08-15 16:28
#11
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Poland Terlikkk
Sprout storng :0
2022-08-15 15:10
good
2022-08-15 15:10
some upset potential
2022-08-15 15:10
Whos gonna igl
2022-08-15 15:10
5 replies
Refrezh I think
2022-08-15 15:11
3 replies
yes
2022-08-15 15:12
2 replies
Could be a good move
2022-08-15 15:16
1 reply
It is a good move
2022-08-17 13:09
refrezh
2022-08-15 15:12
#15
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Denmark Rubix__
Sprout stickers gonna be litt
2022-08-15 15:10
best lineup ever
2022-08-15 15:10
#17
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Denmark Saithz
Might as well go full danish at this point lol
2022-08-15 15:10
17 replies
I think they want to win
2022-08-15 15:11
16 replies
#58
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Denmark Saithz
Imagine being a fakeflagger and talking shit about other scenes nt noscene KEKW
2022-08-15 15:21
15 replies
How can I fakeflag when I don't show any flag at all? Ratio + L + danish cs is going downhill and I love it
2022-08-15 15:27
14 replies
bc ur probably from mars
2022-08-15 15:57
#107
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Denmark Saithz
Because you aren't showing your flag = Fakeflag You are saying L but using ratio without even knowing what it means rofl, nuff said
2022-08-15 16:20
8 replies
#121
2022-08-15 22:08
6 replies
#177
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Denmark Saithz
2022-08-15 22:12
5 replies
2022-08-15 22:19
4 replies
#180
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Denmark Saithz
noscener = opinion rejected
2022-08-15 22:25
3 replies
2022-08-15 22:38
Cope more lol
2022-08-16 04:03
1 reply
#192
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Denmark Saithz
2022-08-16 15:47
wtf is even L?
2022-08-16 16:21
Braindead Danish CSGO is still at it's peak Country representation at the PGL major Denmark had 32,5%(No.1) of the total players. Next one is russia with 20% We are only 5 million people in the whole country lmao Never had this many danish players in HLTV top 20 aswell Just because Astralis doesn't win every single tournament doesn't mean that danish CS is dead.
2022-08-15 18:00
Any flag > fake flaggers >>>> no flaggers >>>>> meme flaggers
2022-08-17 15:44
2 replies
When?
2022-08-17 17:08
1 reply
Yes
2022-08-18 09:02
Nice upgrade
2022-08-15 15:10
looking like a solid team
2022-08-15 15:10
I reckon this team can qualify for the major and do some damage on the RMR's. It depends on how refrezh calls and how Slaxz plays. The 3 riflers are cracked
2022-08-15 15:11
8 replies
+1 staehr LauNx zyphon will be a terrifying trio
2022-08-15 15:12
with those riflers slaxz probably gonna be the hades of sprout
2022-08-15 15:19
6 replies
Well yeah but he's next on the chopping block and if he underperforms Sprout will replace him sooner or later
2022-08-15 15:28
5 replies
#89
jemi | 
Finland FISHEY
mantuu is waiting
2022-08-15 15:51
4 replies
Mantuu, maybe hades, deko. All seem like an upgrade to me
2022-08-15 17:31
3 replies
Hades aint an upgrade
2022-08-17 13:09
2 replies
Slaxz is nothing special at all, considering hades has tier 1 experience I would say he is
2022-08-17 13:20
1 reply
Slaxz is inconsistent, hades just does nothing except maybe clutch i do think he can be the polish clutch minister if he switch to rifle
2022-08-17 13:22
Unexpected and actually good
2022-08-15 15:11
#23
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Germany exdxit_
Strong looking roster with potential to compete in tier 1 tournaments
2022-08-15 15:11
who is igl?
2022-08-15 15:11
4 replies
Refrezh
2022-08-15 15:11
3 replies
really? interesting
2022-08-15 15:12
2 replies
"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." from the article will be interesting indeed, wish them the best
2022-08-15 15:13
1 reply
missed that part, ty very much! <3
2022-08-15 15:14
English comms?
2022-08-15 15:11
4 replies
No, Spanish
2022-08-15 15:11
3 replies
+1 can confirm
2022-08-15 15:13
una cerveza por favor
2022-08-15 16:10
1 reply
Dos
2022-08-15 19:17
Wow
2022-08-15 15:12
#33
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India Lunat1c777
Nice
2022-08-15 15:12
sprout danish kek
2022-08-15 15:13
W
2022-08-15 15:13
ayyyyyyyyyy
2022-08-15 15:13
idk man, urgently need to replace this slaxz bot if they wanna start winning
2022-08-15 15:13
#42
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Portugal n0xiv4
Downgrade for refrezh
2022-08-15 15:13
who is going to igl? slaxz? referzh?
2022-08-15 15:14
2 replies
refrezh according to the article
2022-08-15 15:16
1 reply
ty next time i should read first and then begin to ask xD
2022-08-15 15:22
#46
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Brazil Myballs
whos IGL?
2022-08-15 15:15
Nice, Sprout is actually a banging team now
2022-08-15 15:15
#50
ANa | 
Yugoslavia Lacerta
Staehr IGL ?
2022-08-15 15:16
1 reply
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.
2022-08-15 15:16
#52
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Singapore 2200DPI
Zyphon Pog
2022-08-15 15:17
who's the igl?
2022-08-15 15:19
1 reply
refrezh. atleast hltv confirmed podcast said so.
2022-08-15 15:23
known ages ago
2022-08-15 15:19
nice
2022-08-15 15:20
zyphon<talented
2022-08-15 15:22
#63
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Ukraine SwissRolls
young team gl
2022-08-15 15:24
Not -slaxz +acoR anymore?
2022-08-15 15:28
solid signings
2022-08-15 15:28
#68
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Czech Republic n0lifer
zyphon, refrezh and launx stronk players ez top 15 team
2022-08-15 15:28
#70
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Sweden skorpan
great lineup, but who's the igl? (didnt read it all if it's in the article)
2022-08-15 15:29
4 replies
2022-08-15 15:35
2 replies
#87
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Sweden skorpan
The crown after his nickname = the thing that suggests him being the igl or what? (can't watch the clip if that's the case that they're telling it there).
2022-08-15 15:50
1 reply
Yep , he said as well on his twitter page he would be the IGL twitter.com/refrezhCS/status/15591630594..
2022-08-15 15:53
stfu then
2022-08-15 18:17
Sprout UPGRADING!? Anders was right about the simulation at last...
2022-08-15 15:31
Bot slaxz still in the lineup LMAO
2022-08-15 15:37
5 replies
he's good, just onliner
2022-08-15 15:44
4 replies
So he's not really good
2022-08-15 15:44
3 replies
he needs experience
2022-08-15 15:44
2 replies
Dude's been playing in Sprout for like what ? 2 years already ?
2022-08-15 15:45
1 reply
they havent much played against good opposition and LAN
2022-08-15 15:45
team very promissor, who is the igl?
2022-08-15 15:39
1 reply
#109
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Romania B3ck3e3
Refresh
2022-08-15 16:25
#76
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Germany ChRiZOwow
Welcome to Jermany Refrezh <3
2022-08-15 15:39
ok now just switch awper to somebody else, +acor would be better
2022-08-15 15:42
2 replies
there's indeed rumors that acor will replace slaxz
2022-08-15 15:45
1 reply
feels like slaxz was a bit better in alternate attax
2022-08-15 15:46
definitely upgrading from raalz & spiidi still feel like this roster wont be insanely competetive but on paper they got upset potential for sure. i wouldve wished for a better org for zyphon though, sprouts moves rarely make sense, its just not a great org looking from the outside in
2022-08-15 15:47
Not bad tbh. If Refrezh steps up then it could work out really well.
2022-08-15 15:48
Imo more exciting than the new Vitality roster
2022-08-15 15:50
1 reply
ye bro refrezh slaxz such exciting prospects also no igl
2022-08-15 16:02
#91
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Germany crippz
come on slaxz, we all know your peak, just be somewhat consistent and sprout may have major playoff runs!
2022-08-15 15:54
based
2022-08-15 15:55
#94
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Brazil nt_prodka
Better than Astralis lul
2022-08-15 15:59
Who is IGL?
2022-08-15 16:02
3 replies
Maybe read the first paragraph of the article? Lazy American.
2022-08-15 16:10
2 replies
You’re giving me French Canadian energy.
2022-08-15 16:31
1 reply
I was born in Alaska and my biological father was born in Canada thus I have duel citizenship I'm definitely NOT French Candian lol
2022-08-15 16:34
#98
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Cool roster, it's good to see Refrezh back.
2022-08-15 16:04
lul top 10 potential
2022-08-15 16:05
nice additions
2022-08-15 16:07
nice sprout top 2 soon,after me where is my hungary sprout buddy? do you like this roster?
2022-08-15 16:08
#102
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Germany at0myq
European Spirit
2022-08-15 16:10
good lineup
2022-08-15 16:13
Actually pretty nice
2022-08-15 16:22
#110
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Finland AliSabid
nice
2022-08-15 16:26
@Sprout Bring back a German team :D
2022-08-15 16:28
2 replies
#151
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Romania bLaZe_420
All the germans are belonging to big clan :D
2022-08-15 19:05
1 reply
Enough other German players but I dont think theyre commited enough to reach t2 or even higher. Just want a paycheck.
2022-08-15 23:37
#114
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Lithuania Jaguaras
Actually insane roster Is slaxz good awper? Rest of them t1 potential riflers
2022-08-15 16:33
#118
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Hungary TheBudi34
Marix better than staehr
2022-08-15 16:57
Great pickup
2022-08-15 17:09
Ok
2022-08-15 17:16
looks good
2022-08-15 17:30
refrezh legit looked like marcelo for some reason
2022-08-15 17:36
TriHard
2022-08-15 17:37
#128
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Europe pix3w
Underrated move
2022-08-15 17:54
Now that's really nice! gl gentlemen
2022-08-15 17:58
lets go lets go lets googgogoogogogg
2022-08-15 18:01
On paper, good tier2 team, defo a top 20 team if they can find a form
2022-08-15 18:05
2 replies
#136
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Germany crippz
mf on here think t1 is from #1-#10 LMAO
2022-08-15 18:19
1 reply
Who said that?
2022-08-15 20:21
#133
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Wtf where Acor like rumored ?!?! This was gonna be my favourite T2 roster but only if TerminAcor joined . What the hell man
2022-08-15 18:11
#134
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Brazil ImReverx
ez spot in major?
2022-08-15 18:12
still needs to change one more player sprout :/
2022-08-15 18:26
11 replies
-slax +mantuu
2022-08-15 18:28
10 replies
you got it right, slax needs to go so this team can actually have a chance to be good
2022-08-15 18:29
9 replies
imo slaxz isnt bad just played with a pretty shit team during his stint, he has potential to perform in this new iteration manttu probably better tho
2022-08-15 18:42
8 replies
skill wise I think he misses too many shots for an awper :S, but lets see if he manages to improve
2022-08-15 18:43
5 replies
awping all about confidence, if you not confident in your team and ur aim you will miss ez shots if things work out well in the start with this team i think he will have good impact, but we will see my friend
2022-08-15 18:45
1 reply
I think a good the team or confidence shouldn't be an excuse for a tier2player to get shots right. Lets see if the team change improves his perf : )
2022-08-15 18:49
slaxz was insane in aTTaX but he was kinda choking in Sprout. I guess it's the inexperience and the pressure that made him not perform at the level he can. Hope he can now pop off with an insane team around him
2022-08-15 18:51
2 replies
Yea.. tier playfield is something, I think the same can be applied to Jackinho. On academy league he was showing potential, at tier1/2 matchers was just poor perf. Maybe slax lvl is enough just for tier2? We will see : P
2022-08-15 18:54
1 reply
Tbh slaxz looked flashy and insane in 2020 against top 30-50 teams so I guess his problem isn't that he isn't good enough but rather His mental that he just isn't able to do the same against better teams (kinda like jackinho and kyojin) I really hope that slaxz can consistantly perform at T1 cs, I like him as a person and player. He got a good chance to show people what he's capable of and I hope that he takes it. Time will tell how this Sprout will do
2022-08-15 21:07
slax is pretty bad considering right now how many better options sprout can have. hades,mantuu,smooya,h4rn ,maybe even fucking poizon is better
2022-08-15 19:25
1 reply
I agree except hades, that guy is a BOT
2022-08-15 19:50
this ia the best lineup sprout ever had
2022-08-15 18:28
Kewl kewl kewl, pretty aight.
2022-08-15 18:30
finally sprout have a pormising roster again this team can do damage!!
2022-08-15 18:41
hope slaxz starts performing
2022-08-15 18:42
solid roster but who IGL
2022-08-15 19:05
1 reply
maybe read the article and the other 100 comms that asked the same thing
2022-08-15 19:27
#153
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Brazil victorhsl
who's calling? refrezh?
2022-08-15 19:07
1 reply
#191
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United Kingdom tomtom94
yes
2022-08-16 14:08
#154
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France Diodele
another denmark flag
2022-08-15 19:11
Zyphon = cerebral palsy
2022-08-15 19:19
#157
jks | 
Philippines k4aui
refrezh igl ???
2022-08-15 19:23
Pretty solid
2022-08-15 19:33
#161
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Peru SuperGOD
naiz
2022-08-15 19:42
Good luck refrezh!
2022-08-15 20:28
Good duo, would like to see them in cph flames though
2022-08-15 21:01
Great roster
2022-08-15 21:04
#171
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Philippines B3nk4i
Zyphon is cracked and refrezh brings a ton of t1 experience and is also a very solid player Good moves
2022-08-15 21:19
#172
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Hungary szia
did not expect. excited to see what this team can do with refrezh in the driver seat
2022-08-15 21:23
POGGERS
2022-08-15 21:41
top10?
2022-08-15 22:09
#179
FASHR | 
France Ansi
awesome news! congrats and good luck boys !!
2022-08-15 22:20
-slaxz and u got a really strong roster
2022-08-16 00:58
Actually not bad at all, GL
2022-08-16 01:44
#185
hades | 
United States Perc
W signings
2022-08-16 02:58
wtf better than G2 already
2022-08-16 06:42
1 reply
G2 have a better awper ... unfortunetly Slaxz is the weakest link in this team ,
2022-08-16 16:25
Solid team, big upgrade from Sprout
2022-08-16 09:27
full aim, no brain team lets goooooooo
2022-08-16 13:49
1 reply
refrezh disagrees
2022-08-16 16:23
#196
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Germany crippz
everyone here says -slaxz lol Maybe give him a chance? he will have more room to be better with better teammates
2022-08-16 17:56
1 reply
+1
2022-08-17 13:23
Should be an elite t2 team but doubt they will find consistency in t1. They definitely have the potential to be dark horses and make a surprise run here or there when the stars align but not gonna be betting favorites in anything outside of t2
2022-08-17 01:14
wow finally sprout have a proplayer who can easelly 1v5 with a shit gun.
2022-08-17 11:08
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