Sprout part ways with alpha; raalz to take over in-game leadership
raalz returns to a role he held in the team for a time in 2021-2022.
Sprout have announced that they are parting ways with in-game leader Daniil "alpha" Demin after three months. Calling duties will then fall on Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg, who already led the squad during a stint in 2021 and 2022.
The German organization plans on rotating its squad in the coming months in anticipation of Counter-Strike 2. It will be an academy player, Sebastian "Tauson" Tauson Lindelof, who will help the main team on trial for the time being.
The change comes in an already hectic year for Sprout. They lost two rising talents, Victor "Staehr" Staehr and Laurențiu "lauNX" Țârlea, early in the summer off-season, and parted ways with AWPer Adrian "XELLOW" Guță not long after.
The European squad posted some big wins against the likes of B8, FURIA, and Movistar Riders since returning to action after the break, but failed to make it deep in any online qualifiers and cups they participated in.
Sprout will now field:
Danny "BERRY" Krüger (coach)