Sprout Parts Way with IGL AZR after a Poor RMR A Performance

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Sprout Parts Way with IGL AZR after a Poor RMR A Performance

The Australian captain only stayed 45 days with Sprout after his signing 

Following the disappointing show at BLAST Paris Major Europe RMR A, Sprout has announced the departure of its newly acquired in-game leader Aaron “⁠AZR⁠” Ward. In a Twitter announcement, the European team explained the new changes to the roster, saying they will conduct several trials for new captains for the squad.

AZR took the spot of former player Ismail “⁠refrezh⁠” Ali for Sprout, as the team was trying to find its footing following unstable performances in recent tournaments. The Australian captain gained only a single win for the Squad in the European RMR event. Under his leadership, Sprout failed to qualify for IEM Dallas, ESL Challenger Melbourne, BLAST Spring Showdown and the European RMR.

In a TwitLonger post, AZR explained the complication of roles in the team, adding, “It was clear early on that it just wasn't a good fit with roles clashing and not having the same vision for the IGL to take and create space for the team.”

Sprout has also announced a new academy team under its name in the Twitter announcement. Coach  Danny “⁠BERRY⁠” Krüger’s statement was attached to the Tweet, saying, “I see this team not as a separate entity but as a second team that will bring great value to our organization.”

We will be seeing Sprout trying out new IGLs for the team on their next encounters. As for now, this is what the roster currently looks like:

  • Victor “⁠Staehr⁠” Staehr
  • Laurențiu “⁠lauNX⁠” Țârlea
  • Rasmus “⁠Zyphon⁠” Nordfoss 
  • Adrian “⁠XELLOW⁠” Guță
  • Danny “⁠BERRY⁠” Krüger (coach)
Sprout Parts Way with IGL AZR after a Poor RMR A Performance
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