SK Gaming

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SK Gaming
Sk logo.png
Team Information
Location: Germany Germany
Website: http://www.sk-gaming.com/
Sponsor: Intel
HyperX
Medion
ASRock
Gamed
In Win
Mionix
Facebook: SK Gaming
Twitter: SKGaming
History
Created: 1997 Organization
2012 SMITE Division
Player Trades: 2013-Nov-27 Team Disbands
2014-Feb-17 Sign the roster of TeamQ
2015-Mar-7 Roster acquired by Fnatic

SK Gaming is an international multi-gaming organization, located in Oberhausen, Germany. The team was founded in 1997, under the name 'Schroet Kommando.' SK Gaming currently has multiple teams represented in many different eSports titles, such as League of Legends, Hearthstone, and more. The organization entered the SMITE scene in 2012.

History

Pre Launch

SK Gaming was the first major organization to acquire a SMITE team, first acquiring a team in 2012, during the game's closed beta. Accomplishing excellent results in online play, the team was able to continue that success in their first major LAN when they took 2nd at the Gamescom 2013 Invitational, narrowly losing to COGnitive EU 2-1 in a best-of-3 grand finals. In November, the team hit a standstill when team captain, Psiyo, decided to step down from his leadership role.[1] The team decided to leave the organization, and started their own team, Azzur.

In February, the organization decided to pick up TeamQ, consisting of Realzx, CaptainTwig, Badgah, enQu, and prOxyQQ.[2] After qualifying as the 3rd seed from Europe, the team went on to place 4th in the Launch Tournament, as they fell to Team Dignitas in the losers bracket.

Season 1

After the Launch Tournament, enQu left the team and join Cloud 9, while prOxyQQ wanted to leave the jungle and so left the team to be a free agent. SK filled their open spots with two players who had very minimal competitive experience: Zyrhoes joined as the new jungler, while maniaKK took over in the solo lane. After a rough regular season, the team was forced into the EU Wildcards, from which they qualified with a first-place finish to the Regional Championship. At the Regional Championship, SK Gaming finished second and qualified for the SMITE World Championship 2015.

The team went on to beat both We Love Bacon from Brazil, and COGnitive Red to advance to the SWC semifinals. before falling to Titan eSports and then COGnitive Red, both with 0-2 records.

Season 2

After taking 4th in the World Championship, the team chose to make a role swap and move CaptainTwig into the jungle and put Zyrhoes into the mid lane.

On March 7th the roster of SK was acquired by Fnatic.

Timeline

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Player Roster

Active

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Portugal maniaKK João Ferreira Template:RoleSortNumber Solo Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
United Kingdom CaptainTwig Benjamin Knight Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Sweden Zyrhoes Joakim Verngren Template:RoleSortNumber Mid Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
United Kingdom Realzx Marcus Vining Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Norway Badgah Bo Katzenmaier Template:RoleSortNumber Support Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
Netherlands Xaliea Jeroen Klaver Template:RoleSortNumber Solo Azzurlogo std.png Azzur
Austria Psiyo Leo Stefan Helpferer Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle/Mid Azzurlogo std.png Azzur
United Kingdom Suntouch Peter Logan Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle/Mid/Support/Solo Azzurlogo std.png Azzur
Austria Smek Rafael Kower Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter Azzurlogo std.png Azzur
Norway Ghortak Sondre Ludviksen Template:RoleSortNumber Support CSTlogo std.png Team Coast
Austria enQu Gregor Rudolf Template:RoleSortNumber Solo C9logo std.png Cloud9
Germany prOxyQQ Dirk Meichsner Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle IKicklogo std.png Team Kicked

Team Achievements

Date Place Event Roster Winnings
2015-01-11 A44th SWC2015logo small.png SMITE World Championship 2015 maniaKKZyrhoesCaptainTwigRealzxBadgah $261,226
2014-11-16 A22nd SPLS1EURegionals.png SPL Season 1 EU Regional Championship maniaKKZyrhoesCaptainTwigRealzxBadgah $10,000
2014-09-20 A33 - 4th TSMInvitational.png TSM Invitational maniaKKZyrhoesCaptainTwigRealzxBadgah $8,750
2014-08-09 A11st SPLS1EUKickOffLan.png SMITE Pro League EU Kick-Off LAN maniaKKZyrhoesCaptainTwigRealzxBadgah $25,000
2014-03-30 A44th LaunchTournament.png SMITE Launch Tournament enQuprOxyQQCaptainTwigRealzxBadgah $13,075
2013-08-23 A22nd Gamescom.png Gamescom 2013 Invitational XalieaSuntouchPsiyoSmekGhortak €3,000

Highlight Videos

Interviews

See Also

External Links

References

  1. http://www.reddit.com/r/Smite/comments/1qud2d/farewell_sk/
  2. http://www.reddit.com/r/Smite/comments/1y5ptw/teamq_gets_picked_up_by_sk_gaming/