Sprout launch academy project
After a period of instability Sprout forms its first-ever academy lineup to help feed players into the main team as needed.
Sprout has announced the creation of the organization's first-ever CS:GO academy project. Coaches Danny "BERRY" Krüger and Mihajlo "Feed" Petrović will be in charge of it and share responsibilities between the main and junior rosters, which will work alongside one another.
The two coaches have stated that the purpose of the academy is to develop new talent to promote to the main team, which has faced stability issues in recent times.
Over the past 12 months the team made a whopping eight player changes, four of which came in a recent overhaul as the organization brought in both proven and unproven talent in Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov, Daniil "alpha" Demin, and Olle "spooke" Grundström, and veterancy and experience in Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg.
"The idea came last year when we had so many issues finding the right replacements for players, and we always loved working with talent," coach BERRY has said about the new direction. "We wanna act before we need to act and have the players ready [to come into the main team]."
Sebastian "Tauson" Tauson Lindelof is the most battle-tested player on the academy roster, having recorded 370 maps on HLTV.org despite being just 17 years old, mainly in the past year with his latest team, MASONIC.
Three other 17-year-olds join him in Polish player Filip "AxEcHo" Czajka, who briefly trialed with AGO last year, Danish AWPer Emil "sL1m3" Stolz, and Serbian player Petar "zecco" Živanović. The final piece is Romanian 21-year-old Mihai "fNk" Costache, a former teammate of Laurențiu "lauNX" Țârlea and Iulian "regali" Harjău from their time in GameAgents, who most recently played in The Prodigies.
The Sprout Academy lineup is:
Mihajlo "Feed" Petrović (coach)