Sprout reveal new roster
Sprout has completed its new CS:GO roster with the unveiling of three new signings: w0nderful, Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg, and Olle "spooke" Grundström. The organization also announced that it will field an academy lineup.
The incoming trio replaces Victor "Staehr" Staehr, Laurențiu "lauNX" Țârlea, and Adrian "XELLOW" Guță on the team. The former two found new homes in Astralis and Falcons while the AWPer was let go during the summer tournament break.
w0nderful comes as the biggest signing of the trio following a transfer from Spirit. The Ukrainian AWPer was benched in a rebuild of the Russian squad despite being their best performer, averaging a 1.13 rating over his year-long stint there.
The most senior and experienced player of the new roster, raalz, rejoins Sprout for a second stint with the organization. While in his previous in 2021-2022 he acted as the in-game leader, this time he will leave captaincy to 18-year-old Daniil "alpha" Demin, who had signed with the team in May and looks to prove himself in his first time leading a top side.
"Against the expectations, raalz will not return as IGL," a press release said. "Instead we have young gun alpha, who was brought on board in May of this year after Sprout parted ways with Aaron "AZR" Ward. Despite his tender age, [alpha] has shown to be a versatile player with a keen eye for strategy, making the right calls and approaching his role with great confidence."
The final piece of the new lineup, spooke, is a former member of PROSPECTS, the now-defunct academy squad of 00NATION. The 21-year-old Swede mainly competed on the lower-tier scene with the junior side and has averaged a 1.09 rating over a whopping 376 maps played in just a year and a half.
Sprout have the following five:
Danny "BERRY" Krüger (coach)