SK Gaming

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[e][h]SK Gaming
Team Information
Location:
Region:
CEO:
Germany Alexander "TheSlasH" Müller
Total Earnings:
$3,640,817
Links
History
Created:
Organization: 1997
: 2001-??-??
: 2013-10-04
Disbanded:
2018-06-23

SK Gaming is a German esports organization. Founded in 1997 under the name "Schroet Kommando" in Oberhausen, Germany, it has since then grown into one of the largest and most well-known eSports organizations in the world, and they are primarily known for their hugely successful Counter-Strike team.

History[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Schroet Kommando was founded in 1997 as a German Quake clan by four brothers and three accomplices in Oberhausen, Germany. The original line-up of Schroet Kommando consisted of Ralf "Griff" Reichert, Daniel "Godlike" Beames, Tim "Burke" Reichert, Benjamin "Kane" Reichert, Kristof "Speed" Salwiczek, Carsten "Storch" Kramer and Sven "Ramses" Tümmers. [1] According to Ralf Reichert, the original naming of the organization originated from one of the members repeatedly shouting, "Schröet!" This was a common occurrence from whenever a double-barreled shotgun would be handled, due to the translation meaning "shrapnel". Eventually, the team adopted this into their name, thus becoming "Schroet Kommando". Since then, the organization began using their abbreviation more often, until it eventually became SK Gaming. [2]

Initially, the Beames family home operated as the Schroet Kommando headquarters, concentrating primarily upon the Quake series. Early on, Schroet Kommando became one of the first clans to feature an all-female team; the most notable of which was Annemarie "XS" Warnkross, who is a notable current television host on German TV. The organization expanded into Counter-Strike, where it became known as one of the most-successful squads in all of Germany. In September 2001, Andreas "bds" Thorstensson merged his Geekboys team and news syndicate with that of SK Gaming, with a long-term prospect of emphasizing the success of his own organization. Thorstensson revolutionized electronic sports by having SK act as the first organization to have payable premium services ("SK Insider", a virtual marketplace in which subscribers could download demos, mods and add-ons better and earlier than others, talk directly to SK gamers etc.). [2] The organization's international Counter-Strike success came when they signed on the players of the successful Swedish Counter-Strike clan Ninjas in Pyjamas. In 2003, SK Gaming became the first electronic sports organization to contract players, beginning with the SK Sweden Counter-Strike squad. [3]

Later Years[edit]

The 2006 season brought no successes to the Counter-Strike team, the most notable of which, the team failed to qualify for the Electronic Sports World Cup, in which Sweden was represented by rivals Ninjas in Pyjamas and the developing Fnatic team. Thereafter, the team managed to qualify for the KODE5 finals, where they won two matches and lost to the Brazilians from mibr during the group stages. They then lost to Wisdom Nerve Victory in the single elimination round, placing fifth to eighth overall. Success did come for the Quake 4 squad however, as the Swedish star player Johan "Toxic" Quick managed to win eight out of the ten major tournaments during that year, including four out of five World Championships. Meanwhile, the FIFA 06 squad had a successful year, as the team managed to win the prestigious Electronic Sports League Pro Series twice, and the German player Daniel "hero" Schellhase won the World Cyber Games championship.

In 2008, SK Gaming began to invest in World of Warcraft and shortly before the release of the Sunwell Plateau, the final and most challenging raid encounter of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, the organization sponsored Curse, one of the highest-ranked guilds at the time. [4] SK Gaming's German competitor, mousesports, had significantly commanded the recognition with maintaining Nihilum, the most-successful guild in the world, achieving a strong majority of world first raid kills. The newly recruited SK.PvE squad, however, had a strong winning streak during the Sunwell Plateau and completed most of the instance's boss kills first. [5] Due to differences in interests, the PvE team was dismissed, with a stronger emphasis upon the PvP aspect. [6] Near the end of 2008, SK Gaming entered the competitive console scene, with acquisition of a German Xbox team. [7]

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Germany TheSlasH Alexander Müller CEO
Bulgaria Molen Anton Koev Video Editor 2016-04-??

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Brazil dead Ricardo Sinigaglia Manager 2016-07-01 [74] 2018-06-23 [85] MIBR
Germany Swani Jan Müller Analyst 2017-11-16 [88] 2018-06-23 [89] MIBR
Portugal Nuno Nuno Miranda Social Media Manager 201?-??-?? 2018-06-23 [85] MIBR

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-12-10 A11st A1Premier ESL Pro League Season 6 - Finals 3 : 1 $225,000
2017-11-25 A11st A2Major BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2017 2 : 1 $125,000
2017-10-29 A11st A1Premier EPICENTER 2017 3 : 2 $250,000
2017-07-09 A11st A1Premier ESL One: Cologne 2017 3 : 0 $100,000
2017-06-25 A11st A1Premier Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Finals 2 : 1 $250,000
2017-05-07 A11st A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters XII - Sydney 3 : 1 $100,000
2017-02-19 A22nd A1Premier DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017 1 : 2 $100,000
2016-10-30 A22nd A1Premier ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals 1 : 2 $90,000
2016-07-10 A11st A1Premier ESL One: Cologne 2016 2 : 0 $500,000
2003-08-03 A11st A1Premier 2003 CPL Summer 13 - 8 $60,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Trivia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.focus.de/panorama/reportage/reportage-die-killer-aus-dem-kinderzimmer_aid_206092.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://cyberfight.org/offline/interviews/19152/
  3. http://www.ukterrorist.com/news/sk_changes/
  4. http://www.sk-gaming.com/content/16318-SK_goes_World_of_Warcraft_PvE
  5. http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/1168/kiljaeden-brutally-slain-authorities-suspect-sk-gaming-mobsters
  6. http://www.sk-gaming.com/content/18588-SK_shifts_focus_to_esports_only
  7. http://www.sk-gaming.com/content/20891-SK_Gaming_welcomes_XBOX360_squad/page/1
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 jaba (2002-06-14). "HeatoN, Potti and XeqtR join SK scandina". sk-gaming.com.
  9. 9.0 9.1 jaba (2002-06-25). "DarK joins SK.sca - Core-team announced". sk-gaming.com.
  10. 10.0 10.1 jaba (2002-09-19). "Hyb joins SK". sk-gaming.com.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 jaba (2002-10-12). "Welcome Bengan and Kush to SK.swe". sk-gaming.com.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Daniel "velox" Nilsson (2002-11-21). "Intervju angående Hybs anslutande till GoL " [Interview about Hyb joining GoL] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Filip "flpee" Hansson (2002-11-22). "Comeback för Medion och brunk " [Comeback for Medion and brunk] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Tomas "samot" Hansson (2003-01-17). "ahl och fisker går med i SK.swe " [ahl and fisker joins SK.swe] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  15. 15.0 15.1 bds (2003-01-21). "Bengan leaves SK.swe". hltv.org.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Tomas "samot" Hansson (2003-06-13). "Bekräftat: Element lämnar eoLithic för SK " [Confirmed: Element leave epLithic for SK] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Tomas "samot" Hansson (2003-09-03). "brunk lämnar SK " [brunk leave SK] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Olof "hawg" Haglund (2003-11-20). "SpawNs tid i SK är över " [SpawNs time in SK is over] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "SpawN går med i SK " [SpawN joins SK] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se. 2003-12-23.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Tomas "samot" Hansson (2004-05-18). "NoA köper loss elemeNt från SK " [NoA buys elemeNt from SK] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Olle "plastninja" Eliasson (2004-09-08). "Hyper går till SK – IsKall ersätter i EYE " [Hyper joins SK - IsKall replace in EYE] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 Filip "flpee" Hansson (2004-12-31). "SK:s svenska CS-lag lämnar organisationen? " [SK:s Swedish cs-lag leave the organization] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 Daniel "velox" Nilsson. "SK tillbaka med sitt svenska storlag " [SK back with their Sweidish team] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Martin (2006-05-18). "Roster changes in SK-Gaming". hltv.org.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 Ecto (2006-07-18). "SK Sweden get a reshuffle". hltv.org.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 HANCU (2007-01-03). "SK Undergoes Major Changes". hltv.org.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 HANCU (2007-01-09). "SK Complete Once Again". hltv.org.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Martin "1kk TTl" (2007-02-23). "fisker gör comeback i SK – sexmannalineup " [fisker does a comeback in SK - sixman squad] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Tomas "samot" Hansson (2007-04-23). "Snajdan och vilden lämnar SK – ersättare oklar " [Snajdan and vilden leave SK - replacement unknown] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  30. 30.0 30.1 ighnaz (2007-07-03). "Striker officially joins SK". hltv.org.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 Nix0n (2007-09-27). "Changes in SK-Gaming". hltv.org.
  32. 32.0 32.1 Nix0n (2007-09-28). "SK-Gaming adds GeT_RiGhT". hltv.org.
  33. 33.0 33.1 Nix0n (2007-10-28). "MYM Borrows GeT_RiGhT". hltv.org.
  34. 34.0 34.1 Filip "flpee" Hansson (2007-12-01). "GeT_RiGhT skriver på för reservposition i SK " [GeT_RiGhT sign a back-up contract with SK] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  35. 35.0 35.1 Shahin "WIWO" (2008-02-23). "SpawN går åt sidan för GeT_RiGhT " [SpawN step aside for GeT_RiGhT] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  36. 36.0 36.1 Filip "flpee" Hansson (2008-03-11). "SpawN redan tillbaka – GeT_RiGhT återbänkad " [SpawN already back - GeT_RiGhT benched] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  37. 37.0 37.1 8Ball^ (2008-03-23). "SK release GeT_RiGhT". hltv.org.
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Fredric "Nallen" Bohlin (2008-09-05). "SpawN går inaktiv i SK – zet gör comeback " [SpawN goes inactive - zet do a comeback] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  39. http://www.hltv.org/news/1738-sk-gaming-win-global-challenge-la
  40. 40.0 40.1 MIRAA (2009-08-12). "Official: SK release Tentpole". hltv.org.
  41. 41.0 41.1 Fredrik "danell!" Danell (2009-08-12). "Bekräftat: zneel fyller SK-femman " [Confirmed: zneel fills the spot in sk] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 "SK move for face & kHRYSTAL". hltv.org. 2009-08-30.
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Daniel "velox" Nilsson (2009-09-15). "zet och zneel sparkas från SK " [zet and zneel got fired by SK] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Nix0n (2010-02-12). "Gux replace kHRYSTAL in SK". hltv.org.
  45. 45.0 45.1 Daniel 'velox' Nilsson (2010-07-14). "SK bekräftar: Gux lämnar för fnatic " [SK confirms: Gux leaves for fnatic] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 Pus (2010-12-07). "SK announce new squad". hltv.org.
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 André "rich" Åkerblom (2011-04-04). "allen officiellt inaktiv i SK på grund av sjukdom " [allen official goes inactive in SK doe to illness] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 André "rich" Åkerblom (2011-05-23). "allen tillbaka i SK – dennis får lämna " [allen back in SK - dennis leaves] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  49. 49.0 49.1 MIRAA (2011-05-23). "Official: SK sign Delpan". hltv.org.
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 André "rich" Åkerblom (2012-01-31). "trace till SK Gaming – Delpan får lämna " [trance to SK Gaming - Delpan leaves] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 Pontus Eskilsson (2012-04-13). "SK kickar trace – tar tillbaka Delpan " [SK fires trace - Delpan returns] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.3 André "rich" Åkerblom (2012-07-25). "Budak talar ut – SK tappar tre spelare " [Budak speaks out - SK lose three players] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 André "rich" Åkerblom (2012-07-30). "Bekräftat: SK lägger ner CS 1.6-sektionen " [Confirmed: SK shut down the 1.6-team] (in Sweden Swedish). FragBite.se.
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 SK Gaming enter CSGO sk-gaming.com
  55. 55.0 55.1 pyth signs for SK HLTV.org
  56. 56.0 56.1 SK remove pyth HLTV.org
  57. 57.0 57.1 SK remove xelos HLTV.org
  58. 58.0 58.1 LGB add twist and cype HLTV.org
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 SK reveal new CS:GO team HLTV.org
  60. 60.0 60.1 pita announces retirement HLTV.org
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 SK release CS:GO team HLTV.org
  62. SK Gaming opt out of CS:GO sk-gaming.com
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 Evgeni "Zinnoc" Chardakov (2015-05-30). "SK Gaming Return to Old and New Battlegrounds". SK Gaming.
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Milan "Striker" Svejda (2015-06-23). "BERRY replaces HUNDEN in SK". HLTV.
  65. 65.0 65.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-07-27). "cadiaN handed SK trial". HLTV.
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 "SK Gaming kicks BERRY – recruits young Danish talent". Aftonbladet. 2015-09-14.
  67. 67.0 67.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-10-19). "k0nfig leaves SK". HLTV.
  68. 68.0 68.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-10-20). "tenzki signs for dignitas". HLTV.
  69. 69.0 69.1 "list of SK Gaming players". SK Gaming.
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 70.3 Jens "JPW" Wundenberg (2015-12-07). "SK Gaming - Update on CS:GO". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  71. 71.0 71.1 Milan "Striker" Svejda (2016-06-15). "Pimp signs for Liquid - Official". HLTV.
  72. 72.0 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 Jens "JPW" Wundenberg (2016-06-22). "SK Say Goodbye to Danish CS:GO Team". SK Gaming.
  73. Asger "AcilioN" Larsen (2016-06-22). "I'm no longer a part of the team".
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 Bünyamin "BenjaCS" Bektas (2016-06-24). "SK and Luminosity reach agreement". HLTV.
  75. Emil "Magiskb0Y" Reif (2016-06-29). "For the people asking. Im no longer on the team".
  76. 76.0 76.1 "IMMORTALS CS:GO Division Update". Immortals. 2016-07-22.
  77. 77.0 77.1 . fer. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sov9k7.
  78. 78.0 78.1 "LG:CSGO, adds SHOWTIME & shz!". Luminosity Gaming. 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  79. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2016-12-03). "fox to step in for SK Gaming". HLTV.
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 Evgeni Chardakov (2017-02-05). "SK Gaming Brings in felps as CS:GO Fifth". SK Gaming.
  81. 81.0 81.1 TACO. "Boltz jogará todo o resto com exceção do major e ECS. Muito em breve esperamos que ele vire oficialmente nosso quinto player. " ["Boltz will play the rest except for the Major and ECS. We expect him to officially become our fifth player very soon."] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  82. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-03-22). "TACO confirms SK exit". HLTV.org.
  83. 83.0 83.1 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-03-30). "Stewie2K links up with SK squad". HLTV.org.
  84. 84.0 84.1 Irena "Curlychan" Pencheva (2018-04-06). "SK Gaming Completes Transfer of Taco to Team Liquid". SK Gaming.
  85. 85.0 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 MIBR (2018-06-23). "Immortals acquires iconic Brazilian esports brand MIBR".
  86. 86.0 86.1 INTZ (2018-09-27). "Hoje é um dia importante para o nosso clube. " [Today is an important day for our club.] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  87. AcilioN (2015-11-17). "tweet about Friis unavailability, percy standing-in".
  88. Jan Müller (2017-11-16). "New Chapter - Leaving Team Liquid to join SK Gaming".
  89. Swani (2018-06-23). "Thrilled to announce that I will be moving over to @mibr with the boys".