International rosters have become the rule and not the exception as of late. The professional CS:GO scene is more competitive now than ever before, and assembling the strongest roster possible means traveling across borders to pick up players suited for that given roster. An international European team that is currently seeking to make it into the top 10 in the world is Sprout. Attempting to stand stronger in the second half of 2022, the Berlin-based organization has just announced a big change to their active CS:GO line-up.
Parting ways with the Sprout roster is 26-year-old Timo "Spiidi" Richter. After more than four years of service under the Sprout banner, the German rifler is saying his goodbyes with the team. Whilst the change is, without any doubt, made to ensure a stronger roster for the remainder of 2022, it is still sad to see such an experienced player as "Spiidi" part ways with his 'home'. In the official farewell statement, Sprout said the following:
"Today will be one of the most emotional goodbyes as we say farewell to Spiidi. A player that was part of our journey from the very start, and who became family to us here at Sprout,"
Whilst the future for the 26-year-old German is still unclear, it seems as if he will continue to build on his CS:GO career somewhere else than Sprout. He stated the following in a Twitlonger post:
"I have a lot of experience to offer. I don’t want to just join a team to have a team, I want to believe in what I am doing and I will give everything for the team that it will work out."
The current Sprout roster, without "Spiidi", looks as follows:
Rasmus "raalz" Steensborg
Victor "Staehr" Staehr
Fritz "slaxz-" Dietrich
Laurențiu "lauNX" Țârlea