This article is part of a series aimed at introducing the teams that are going to play at the ELEAGUE Major Boston. To see profiles of other teams, click on the images at the bottom of the article.
The ELEAGUE Major Boston is going to be the first tournament to feature a new structure where the Offline Qualifier is played under the umbrella of the Major instead of it being a separate event. We’re looking at all teams set to take part in the event. The Minors’ Champions have been discussed already, it’s time to talk about the Krakow’s Fallen.
Unless you’ve been keeping up with CS:GO news after PGL Major Krakow, you might look at this team and ask yourself, “What the hell is Sprout?”
Don’t worry, we can easily see how that could be a problem. On Oct. 4, 2017, PENTA Sports announced that it’s CS:GO players are being let go and Seed was formed. Later, on Dec. 11, the roster was signed by Sprout, creating the new team with Krakow’s Fallen status for the upcoming ELEAGUE Major Boston.
How strong is this team? Not strong enough to challenge for the Playoffs unless something unexpected happens on or outside the server. While the addition of a couple of former mousesports player might strengthen the core that played four rounds of Swiss in the Krakow Major, it’s not enough for consistent success at the highest level of CS:GO.
This roster is a bit of a mix between guys from PENTA Sports, Kevin “kRYSTAL” Amend, Jesse “zehN” Linjala and Paweł “innocent” Mocek and mouz rejects Denis “denis” Howell and Timo “Spiidi” Richter.
When we call the two former mousesports players rejects, we don’t mean to imply that they are bad. Instead, all we want to portray is that the mouz organization didn’t see a continued future with the two players active at the time.
On this new team, they will get a chance to a new project and show what they can do under new management.
Having only been formed on Dec. 11, Sprout doesn’t have many maps played together. In fact, they’ve only played 16 maps, winning and losing eight a piece. While not completely terrible, their K/D ratio on these maps is also… average for the lower levels teams discussed in this series.
They do hold a rank advantage over some other teams which will play in the new Major Qualifier, however.
With such a small sample size, there’s no point in looking at the team’s map played.
So far, Sprout has played in two events as a team, a LOOT.BET Cup 2 – cs_summit 2 Qualifier and Legend Series #4. They haven’t won either event, placing 3-4th at Legend Series and 5-8th at the cs_summit 2 Qualifier.