Sprout have signed Can “kyuubii” Kamber to their roster as a sixth player, with the young German talent also set to attend Tannenbusch Gymnasium, an elite school of sports in Germany, where he has been accepted as their first esports athlete.
At Tannenbusch, kyuubii will be offered the chance to complete his education while being offered the same level of support as the school’s Olympic sports athletes, including adjusted lessons, exams to accommodate for team practice and competitions, and “digital learning opportunities and individual assistance,” according to a press release.
kyuubii is the first German esports player to be admitted to an elite sports school
“Today is a very special day for us as we facilitate an extraordinary approach of talent promotion,” Sprout manager Daniel Paulus said in a statement. “We are aiming to allow kyuubii sound education and growth in esports.
“Both of our coaches, Niclas Krumhorn and Jan Westerheide, are going to work with him intensively to teach him tactical knowledge, necessary communication skills, and team play. He will also regularly attend training and theory lessons and join us for bootcamps to give him all the insights he needs. “
For now, the team intend to offer kyuubii the opportunity to experience playing on a competitive team by substituting him in for players that are prevented from playing due to “health issues or private affairs,” as well as offer him the ability to play in the German championship.
The 16-year-old’s long-term prospects depend on his development through the program, with the combined efforts between the school and Sprout offering him the opportunity to simultaneously pursue a professional CS:GO career while furthering his education.
With their sixth player, Sprout‘s roster looks as follows:
Can “kyuubii” Kamber (substitute)
Niclas “enkay J” Krumhorn (coach)