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.
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.  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. 
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.).  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. 
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.  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.  Due to differences in interests, the PvE team was dismissed, with a stronger emphasis upon the PvP aspect.  Near the end of 2008, SK Gaming entered the competitive console scene, with acquisition of a German Xbox team. 
|Molen||Anton Koev||Video Editor||2016-04-??|
|ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date||New Organization|
|dead||Ricardo Sinigaglia||Manager||2016-07-01 ||2018-06-23 ||MIBR|
|Swani||Jan Müller||Analyst||2017-11-16 ||2018-06-23 ||MIBR|
|Nuno||Nuno Miranda||Social Media Manager||201?-??-??||2018-06-23 ||MIBR|
|2017-12-10||1st||Premier||ESL Pro League Season 6 - Finals||3 : 1||$225,000|
|2017-11-25||1st||Major||BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2017||2 : 1||$125,000|
|2017-10-29||1st||Premier||EPICENTER 2017||3 : 2||$250,000|
|2017-07-09||1st||Premier||ESL One: Cologne 2017||3 : 0||$100,000|
|2017-06-25||1st||Premier||Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Finals||2 : 1||$250,000|
|2017-05-07||1st||Premier||Intel Extreme Masters XII - Sydney||3 : 1||$100,000|
|2017-02-19||2nd||Premier||DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017||1 : 2||$100,000|
|2016-10-30||2nd||Premier||ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals||1 : 2||$90,000|
|2016-07-10||1st||Premier||ESL One: Cologne 2016||2 : 0||$500,000|
|2003-08-03||1st||Premier||2003 CPL Summer||13 - 8||$60,000|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- Placed 1st in almost all nine of their 2003 events (only placing 3rd at both ClikArena and Electronic Sports World Cup)
- SK Gaming is the first team to win two ESL One: Cologne events and win them back-to-back - Defeating Team Liquid 2-0 in 2016 and Cloud9 3-0 in 2017.
- SK Gaming have currently won the most prize money from winning an event with a stand-in (with boltz at EPICENTER 2017) though not the first team to win a tournament with one, as Ninjas in Pyjamas won StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 with Maikelele standing in. SK won $250,000 from EPICENTER while NiP won $130,000 from SL i-League StarSeries Season 2.
- In 2017, the team won 8 out of 9 grand finals on LAN. The only event they lost a grand final to was DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017 where they lost to Virtus.pro 1-2.
- jaba (2002-06-14). "HeatoN, Potti and XeqtR join SK scandina". sk-gaming.com.
- jaba (2002-06-25). "DarK joins SK.sca - Core-team announced". sk-gaming.com.
- jaba (2002-09-19). "Hyb joins SK". sk-gaming.com.
- jaba (2002-10-12). "Welcome Bengan and Kush to SK.swe". sk-gaming.com.
- Daniel "velox" Nilsson (2002-11-21). "Intervju angående Hybs anslutande till GoL " [Interview about Hyb joining GoL] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Filip "flpee" Hansson (2002-11-22). "Comeback för Medion och brunk " [Comeback for Medion and brunk] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Tomas "samot" Hansson (2003-01-17). "ahl och fisker går med i SK.swe " [ahl and fisker joins SK.swe] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- bds (2003-01-21). "Bengan leaves SK.swe". hltv.org.
- Tomas "samot" Hansson (2003-06-13). "Bekräftat: Element lämnar eoLithic för SK " [Confirmed: Element leave epLithic for SK] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Tomas "samot" Hansson (2003-09-03). "brunk lämnar SK " [brunk leave SK] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Olof "hawg" Haglund (2003-11-20). "SpawNs tid i SK är över " [SpawNs time in SK is over] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- "SpawN går med i SK " [SpawN joins SK] (in Swedish). FragBite.se. 2003-12-23.
- Tomas "samot" Hansson (2004-05-18). "NoA köper loss elemeNt från SK " [NoA buys elemeNt from SK] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Olle "plastninja" Eliasson (2004-09-08). "Hyper går till SK – IsKall ersätter i EYE " [Hyper joins SK - IsKall replace in EYE] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Filip "flpee" Hansson (2004-12-31). "SK:s svenska CS-lag lämnar organisationen? " [SK:s Swedish cs-lag leave the organization] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Daniel "velox" Nilsson. "SK tillbaka med sitt svenska storlag " [SK back with their Sweidish team] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Martin (2006-05-18). "Roster changes in SK-Gaming". hltv.org.
- Ecto (2006-07-18). "SK Sweden get a reshuffle". hltv.org.
- HANCU (2007-01-03). "SK Undergoes Major Changes". hltv.org.
- HANCU (2007-01-09). "SK Complete Once Again". hltv.org.
- Martin "1kk TTl" (2007-02-23). "fisker gör comeback i SK – sexmannalineup " [fisker does a comeback in SK - sixman squad] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Tomas "samot" Hansson (2007-04-23). "Snajdan och vilden lämnar SK – ersättare oklar " [Snajdan and vilden leave SK - replacement unknown] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- ighnaz (2007-07-03). "Striker officially joins SK". hltv.org.
- Nix0n (2007-09-27). "Changes in SK-Gaming". hltv.org.
- Nix0n (2007-09-28). "SK-Gaming adds GeT_RiGhT". hltv.org.
- Nix0n (2007-10-28). "MYM Borrows GeT_RiGhT". hltv.org.
- Filip "flpee" Hansson (2007-12-01). "GeT_RiGhT skriver på för reservposition i SK " [GeT_RiGhT sign a back-up contract with SK] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Shahin "WIWO" (2008-02-23). "SpawN går åt sidan för GeT_RiGhT " [SpawN step aside for GeT_RiGhT] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Filip "flpee" Hansson (2008-03-11). "SpawN redan tillbaka – GeT_RiGhT återbänkad " [SpawN already back - GeT_RiGhT benched] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- 8Ball^ (2008-03-23). "SK release GeT_RiGhT". hltv.org.
- Fredric "Nallen" Bohlin (2008-09-05). "SpawN går inaktiv i SK – zet gör comeback " [SpawN goes inactive - zet do a comeback] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- MIRAA (2009-08-12). "Official: SK release Tentpole". hltv.org.
- Fredrik "danell!" Danell (2009-08-12). "Bekräftat: zneel fyller SK-femman " [Confirmed: zneel fills the spot in sk] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- "SK move for face & kHRYSTAL". hltv.org. 2009-08-30.
- Daniel "velox" Nilsson (2009-09-15). "zet och zneel sparkas från SK " [zet and zneel got fired by SK] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Nix0n (2010-02-12). "Gux replace kHRYSTAL in SK". hltv.org.
- Daniel 'velox' Nilsson (2010-07-14). "SK bekräftar: Gux lämnar för fnatic " [SK confirms: Gux leaves for fnatic] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Pus (2010-12-07). "SK announce new squad". hltv.org.
- 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 Swedish). FragBite.se.
- André "rich" Åkerblom (2011-05-23). "allen tillbaka i SK – dennis får lämna " [allen back in SK - dennis leaves] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- MIRAA (2011-05-23). "Official: SK sign Delpan". hltv.org.
- André "rich" Åkerblom (2012-01-31). "trace till SK Gaming – Delpan får lämna " [trance to SK Gaming - Delpan leaves] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- Pontus Eskilsson (2012-04-13). "SK kickar trace – tar tillbaka Delpan " [SK fires trace - Delpan returns] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- André "rich" Åkerblom (2012-07-25). "Budak talar ut – SK tappar tre spelare " [Budak speaks out - SK lose three players] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- André "rich" Åkerblom (2012-07-30). "Bekräftat: SK lägger ner CS 1.6-sektionen " [Confirmed: SK shut down the 1.6-team] (in Swedish). FragBite.se.
- SK Gaming enter CSGO sk-gaming.com
- pyth signs for SK HLTV.org
- SK remove pyth HLTV.org
- SK remove xelos HLTV.org
- LGB add twist and cype HLTV.org
- SK reveal new CS:GO team HLTV.org
- pita announces retirement HLTV.org
- SK release CS:GO team HLTV.org
- SK Gaming opt out of CS:GO sk-gaming.com
- Evgeni "Zinnoc" Chardakov (2015-05-30). "SK Gaming Return to Old and New Battlegrounds". SK Gaming.
- Milan "Striker" Svejda (2015-06-23). "BERRY replaces HUNDEN in SK". HLTV.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-07-27). "cadiaN handed SK trial". HLTV.
- "SK Gaming kicks BERRY – recruits young Danish talent". Aftonbladet. 2015-09-14.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-10-19). "k0nfig leaves SK". HLTV.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2015-10-20). "tenzki signs for dignitas". HLTV.
- "list of SK Gaming players". SK Gaming.
- Jens "JPW" Wundenberg (2015-12-07). "SK Gaming - Update on CS:GO". SK Gaming. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
- Milan "Striker" Svejda (2016-06-15). "Pimp signs for Liquid - Official". HLTV.
- Jens "JPW" Wundenberg (2016-06-22). "SK Say Goodbye to Danish CS:GO Team". SK Gaming.
- Asger "AcilioN" Larsen (2016-06-22). "I'm no longer a part of the team".
- Bünyamin "BenjaCS" Bektas (2016-06-24). "SK and Luminosity reach agreement". HLTV.
- Emil "Magiskb0Y" Reif (2016-06-29). "For the people asking. Im no longer on the team".
- "IMMORTALS CS:GO Division Update". Immortals. 2016-07-22.
- . fer. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sov9k7.
- "LG:CSGO, adds SHOWTIME & shz!". Luminosity Gaming. 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2016-12-03). "fox to step in for SK Gaming". HLTV.
- Evgeni Chardakov (2017-02-05). "SK Gaming Brings in felps as CS:GO Fifth". SK Gaming.
- 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 Portuguese).
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-03-22). "TACO confirms SK exit". HLTV.org.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-03-30). "Stewie2K links up with SK squad". HLTV.org.
- Irena "Curlychan" Pencheva (2018-04-06). "SK Gaming Completes Transfer of Taco to Team Liquid". SK Gaming.
- MIBR (2018-06-23). "Immortals acquires iconic Brazilian esports brand MIBR".
- INTZ (2018-09-27). "Hoje é um dia importante para o nosso clube. " [Today is an important day for our club.] (in Portuguese).
- AcilioN (2015-11-17). "tweet about Friis unavailability, percy standing-in".
- Jan Müller (2017-11-16). "New Chapter - Leaving Team Liquid to join SK Gaming".
- Swani (2018-06-23). "Thrilled to announce that I will be moving over to @mibr with the boys".