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SK Gaming
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LOCATION: Germany Germany
MANAGERS: Min-Sik "reis" Ko
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CREATED: September 16, 2010(2010-09-16)

SK Gaming has been part of the E-Sports community since 1997. The organization entered the League of Legends scene in September 2010.


Formation of SK Gaming

SK Gaming's foray into League of Legends began on September 16th, 2010, when SK acquired team I WEAR A CAPE IRL consisting of Osaft22, SleazyWeazy, Severus, Reyk, Zylor, Pylat, and Awe kek.[1]

Season 1

With this lineup, SK Gaming was able to take second place at the 2010 World Cyber Games. In the group stage, SK Gaming entered a three way tied for first, going 2-1 by defeating AnotherStory and Counter Logic Gaming Prime, while falling to ChinaHero. In the playoffs, SK Gaming was able to defeat ChinaHero in their rematch 2-0, advancing to the finals. There, SK Gaming would fall to Counter Logic Gaming 1-2, taking home second place.[2]

On December 8th, 2010, SK Gaming expanded their roster by recruiting the members of Team Dimegio. With this pickup, SK acquired Araneae, nRated, Rashaasii, Wickd, ALth0r, and ocelote. [3]Araneae would leave SK Gaming on March 23 of the following year.[4]

Pre-Season 2

The SK lineup would undergo a few more changes in the coming months. One of the biggest roster changes in SK Gaming's history occurred on June of 2011, with ALth0r, Farfain, LimeLight, nRated, Severus, and SleazyWeazy leaving, and being replaced by Candy Panda, WetDreaM, and Nyph.[5]

With their new roster, SK Gaming participated in the 2011 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne. SK was unable to pass the group stage, going 1-2 after defeating Frag Executors while falling to Counter Logic Gaming Prime and FnaticRC. SK finished in 5th/6th place along with Team ALTERNATE. [6]

Shortly after the event, WetDreaM was replaced by Snoopeh. [7]

On October 5th, 2011, SK Gaming placed third in the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou. With a strong performance, SK Gaming won its group by going 2-1, defeating CrossGaming and Invictus Gaming and losing to eHome. In the semifinals, SK Gaming fell to Counter Logic Gaming Prime 1-2, but then defeated eHome 2-1 in the third place match to take third at the tournament.[8]

A few weeks later, SK Gaming qualified for the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York. In the group stage, SK Gaming placed first going 3-0, defeating Sypher, Curse Gaming, and v8 eSports. Continuing on their success, SK Gaming defeated Counter Logic Gaming Prime 2-0 in the semi-finals. However, SK fell in the grand finals 0-2 to FnaticRC.

Season 2

In the coming months, SK Gaming underwent several changes to their roster. On October 20th, long time top laner Wickd left SK to form Absolute Legends with WetdreaM. SK picked up MoMa for a short stint to replace Wickd, but MoMa left shortly after signing. Near the end of 2011, Snoopeh departed SK Gaming to join the new Counter Logic Gaming EU and Absolute Legends merger team. To fill the void, SK signed former against All authority top laner Kev1n.[9]

Ten days after SK's roster changes, they earned fourth at the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev. SK Gaming placed second in the group stage, defeating Curse Gaming and White Lotus while falling to Team SoloMid. Despite this strong initial showing, SK was swept by the eventual winner Moscow Five in the semifinals 0-2, and then Dignitas 0-2 in the third place match.[10]

On February 12th, 2012, Dedrayon joined SK Gaming as their jungler.[11] SK Gaming had a dominant performance in the group stages of IEM Season VI - World Championship, going 4-1 and taking second place, defeating Curse Gaming, Team SoloMid, Sypher, and eHome, while losing their only game to Moscow Five. However, their success did not transfer over to the playoffs, as SK fell to against All authority in the quarterfinals. SK Gaming took 5th-6th place alongside Team Curse.

Longtime mid laner ocelote temporarily switched roles with top laner kev1n on May 20th, 2012.[12] On June 8th, ocelote returned to the mid lane, while kev1n became the AD Carry and Candy Panda moved to top lane. A month after these position changes, longtime SK member CandyPanda left the team along with jungler Dedrayon. To replace CandyPanda, SK brought on former Absolute Legends top lane player YoungBuck. Eleven days later, SK Gaming underwent yet another roster change, with Svenskeren and YoungBuck leaving and Kev1n moving back to the top lane.[13]

On July 29th, SK received third place at European Challenger Circuit: Poland with Araneae jungling and YellOwStaR playing the AD carry role. SK dropped its first set to CLG EU, 1-2, but was able to overcome Team Curse Europe 2-1. Two days later, ocelote announced that this roster would be permanent.

Shortly before the start of the Season Two European Regionals in Cologne, SK Gaming picked up AD carry YellOwStaR and jungler Araneae. After only two weeks of training, SK Gaming competed at the regionals on August 16, 2012. In their first round, SK Gaming overcame the Polish Team Acer.PL 2-0 to advance. In a huge upset, SK swept the heavily favored Counter Logic Gaming EU 2-0 to qualify for the Season 2 World Championship and advance to the grand finals of the tournament. In the finals, SK Gaming fell to the Russian Moscow Five 0-2 and took home second place. After strong performances by YellOwStaR and Araneae, SK Gaming recruited them to officially join the main roster.

On August 25th, during Campus Gaming Party: Berlin, Metalx of Western Wolves and Schabs of Team Acer substituted for YellOwstaR and Araneae, who were unable to attend due to personal reasons. SK took third place in group B with defeats by Eclypsia.Luna and Fnatic.

In early October, SK Gaming traveled to Los Angeles to play in the Season 2 World Championship. SK met an early exit, losing to CLG Prime, Azubu Frost, and Invictus Gaming in quick succession in the group stage. They left with an 11th-12th place result and $25,000.

On November 11th, SK Gaming participated in Tales of the Lane. After placing 3-1 in their group with victories over Tt Dragons, mousesports and Team ALTERNATE and a sole loss to Fnatic, SK received a bye into the semifinals of the bracket stage. They lost their semifinal match to Eclypsia 0-2, and lost the ensuing third place match to Moscow Five 0-2, placing them fourth in the seven overall, going home with € 2,500.

Pre-Season 3

The team traveled to Poland to compete at IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice in January, but were knocked out in the group stage, going 1-2 and coming in 6th, winning against Absolute Legends but losing sets to Azubu Frost and Fnatic. During their match against Fnatic, Fnatic mid laner xPeke broke open an extremely close game by backdooring the SK nexus. This play was received with widespread amazement and prompted the term "xPeke'd".[14]

Season 3

By finishing in the top three at the Season 2 EU regionals, SK had qualified to participate in Riot's new professional league, Season 3 EU League Championship Series, playing in a 10 week competition with the continent's best teams. During the spring season of 2013, the SK team played consistently well, finishing with a respectable 17-11 and claiming third place going into playoffs. The Season 3 LCS Spring Playoffs occurred in April, where SK was able to automatically secure their spot in the next LCS season in the first round when their opponent, sixth-seeded against All authority, was disqualified due to roster issues.[15] The team then faced Gambit Gaming, falling 2-0 to the Russians. In the third place match, SK faced Evil Geniuses and, despite having early leads in both games, were unable to close them out and lost 2-0 to finish fourth in the playoffs.

SK Gaming attended the IEM Season VII - World Championship in Hanover in March 2013. They were unable to make it to the bracket stage, placing 10th after winning only a single game against MeetYourMakers.

In the summer split of the European LCS, SK made consistently poor showings and held eighth place for most of the split, despite going 3-1 against the eventual champions Fnatic. After a brief resurgence in the last two weeks of the season, SK finished seventh and would face relegation in the 2014 Season Spring Promotion Tournament.

Pre-Season 4

Kev1n and hyrqBot departed SK in September to join Ninjas in Pyjamas. In November, SK Gaming recruited LCS veterans fredy122 (previously of against All authority), Svenskeren (previously of Ninjas in Pyjamas), and challenger player Jesiz. After nearly three years as a starter, ocelote stepped down from mid lane to be a substitute, while Nyph takes his spot as Team Captain.

In December 2013, SK Gaming announced their intent to face SUPA HOT CREW XD in the upcoming promotion tournament. At the Spring Promotion Tournament, after falling behind 0-2, SK Gaming won three games in a row to defeat SUPA HOT CREW XD and return to the next season's spring split.

In the end of December 2013 Team Captain Nyph announced that he will leave SK Gaming to join Alliance. As announced before ocelote also leaves.

Season 4

In January 2014, nRated would join the team as their new support. SK Gaming finished 2nd in the 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs after defeating Team ROCCAT 2-1 but then losing to Fnatic 1-3.


Player Roster

ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Ruin Kim Hyeong-min Top
South Korea SuNo An Sun-ho (안순호) Mid
Denmark SezzeR Jonatan Villebro Jungle
Sweden Vardags Pontus Dahlblom AD
Bulgaria Unlimited Petar Georgiev Support
G2 Esports
Netherlands Morsu Bram Knol Top
South Korea Dokgo Kim Kyeong-tak (김경탁) Jungle
Germany nRated Christoph Seitz Support
Sweden Fox Hampus Myhre Mid
Unicorns of Love
Denmark Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen Jungle
Team SoloMid
United Kingdom fredy122 Simon Payne Top
Greece FORG1VEN Konstantinos Tzortziou Sub/AD
Gambit Gaming
Denmark Jesiz Jesse Le Mid
Team Coast
Spain ocelote Carlos Rodríguez Sub
Germany Nyph Patrick Funke Support
Belgium Moopz Amaury Minguerche Sub
Germany Kev1n Kevin Rubiszewski Top
Ninjas in Pyjamas
France hyrqBot John Velly Jungle
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Germany Noonia Kai Gade Sub
Sinners Never Sleep
France YellOwStaR Bora Kim AD
Spain Araneae Alvar Martin Jungle
Netherlands YoungBuck Joey Steltenpool Top
Poland Dedrayon Filip Romejko Jungle
United Kingdom Snoopeh Stephen Ellis Jungle
CLG Europe
Germany MoMa Maik Wallus Top
against All authority
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen Top
Absolute Legends
Belgium WetDreaM Tim Buysse Jungle
Absolute Legends
Germany SleazyWeazy Benjamin Hiller Support
Germany Severus Johannes Lüder Mid/Top
Denmark LimeLight Asger Karl Mid
Sweden Farfain Karl Wendt Höjer Jungle
France ALth0r Romain Franzetti Mid
against All authority
Sweden Rashaasii Adam Olofsson Top
Germany Awe kek Daniel Pabel Sub
Denmark Pylat Lars Andersen Sub
Germany Zylor Christian Dietze AD
Germany Reyk Wai Noch Shum Mid
Switzerland Osaft22 Shawn Roger Bourquin Support
against All authority

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Germany SleazyWeazy Benjamin Hiller Jungle
IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
Netherlands Metalx Tom Latour AD France YellOwStaR Campus Gaming Party: Berlin
Germany Schabs Thomas Vogel Top Germany Kev1n
Germany CandyPanda Adrian Wübbelmann AD France YellOwStaR Tales of the Lane
Germany Gilius Berk Demir Jungle Denmark Svenskeren Season 4 World Championship Day 1 & 2


ID Name Position
Germany TheSlasH Alexander Müller Team Owner
Germany Wolle Wolfgang Landes Analyst
Germany Arvindir Danusch Fischer Analyst

ID Name Position Next Team
Luxembourg Gevous Fayan Pertijs Head Coach
BAU SuperMassive
Germany Lukas Schenke Head Coach
United Kingdom InnerFlame Joe Elouassi Managing Coach

Team Achievements

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-02-23 CS EU logo.png 5th 2016 EUCS Spring Split 1-0-4 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-09-05 EU LCS.png NQ 2016 EU LCS Spring Promo 2 : 3
G2 Esports
2014-07-24 EU LCS.png ' 2015 EU LCS Summer Split 6 : 12 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2015-04-18 EU LCS.png 4th 2015 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 3
40 CP
2015-03-27 EU LCS.png 1st 2015 EU LCS Spring Split 15 : 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2015-03-14 Esltumbnail.png 5 - 6th IEM IX World Championship Katowice 0 : 1
Flash Wolves
$ 5,000

2014 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-09-21 WC2014.png 9 - 12th 2014 World Championship 2 : 4 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 45,000
2014-08-16 EU LCS.png 3rd 2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0
$ 15,000
2014-07-31 EU LCS.png 4th 2014 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 15 : 13 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2014-04-17 EU LCS.png 2nd 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 1 : 3
$ 25,000
2014-04-03 EU LCS.png 1st 2014 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 18 : 10 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2013 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-22 1st WePlay LoL Invitational 3 : 0
Intellectual Playground
$ 1,500
2013-12-14 EU LCS.png Q 2014 EU LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2
2013-11-30 DH-star.png 1st DreamHack Winter 2013 2 : 1
Kiedyś Miałem Team
kr 70,000
2013-11-25 1st Black Monster Cup #4 2 : 0
Dark Templar Knights
$ 1,000
2013-11-23 Esltumbnail.png 3 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Cologne Amateur Tournament 0 : 2
Copenhagen Wolves
$ 2,500
2013-11-17 1st EUW Challenger Series #15 3 : 2
$ 400
2013-08-17 EU LCS.png 7th Season 3 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 13 : 15 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2013-04-28 EU LCS.png 4th Season 3 EU LCSSpring Playoffs 0 : 2
Evil Geniuses
$ 10,000
2013-04-21 EU LCS.png 3rd Season 3 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 17 : 11 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2013-03-07 Esltumbnail.png 9 - 10th IEM Season VII - World Championship 1 : 4 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 5,700
2013-01-19 Esltumbnail.png 5 - 6th IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice 1 : 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 3,000

2012 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-11-11 4th Tales of the Lane 0 : 2
Moscow Five
€ 2,500
2012-10-04 RpPoints.png 11 - 12th Season 2 World Championship 0 : 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 25,000
2012-08-23 5 - 8th Campus Gaming Party: Berlin 1 : 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 1,125
2012-08-19 Esltumbnail.png 2nd Season 2 Regional Finals 0 : 2
Moscow Five
$ 30,000
2012-07-29 Esltumbnail.png 3rd European Challenger Circuit: Poland 2 : 1
Team Curse Europe
$ 5,000
2012-04-13 2nd DLCompare Pro Cup 1 0 : 2
Absolute Legends
€ 200
2012-06-27 3rd Absolute Arena Cup 0 : 1
Moscow Five
€ 200
2012-03-10 Esltumbnail.png 5 - 6th IEM Season VI - World Championship 1 : 2
against All authority
$ 2,800
2012-02-14 2nd CDiscount Cup 1 FFL
against All authority
€ 250
2012-01-28 Esltumbnail.png 4th IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev 1 : 2
Team Dignitas
$ 2,400
2012-01-16 2nd ClanBase EuroCup XXIV 1 : 2
$ 700

2011 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-08-20 1st ESL Major Series VIII 2 : 0
Team SoloMid
€ 2,500
2011-06-10 Esltumbnail.png 2nd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York 0 : 2
$ 6,000
2011-06-04 1st ESL Pro Series Germany Summer 2011 2 : 0
Competo Sports
€ 2,600
2011-04-27 Esltumbnail.png 3rd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou 2 : 1
$ 3,400
2011-08-21 Esltumbnail.png 5 - 6th IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne 1 : 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 2,100

2010 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2010-12-16 1st ESL Major Series VII 2 : 1
€ 1,500
2010-10-03 WCGlogo small.png 2nd WCG 2010 - Grand Finals 1 : 2
Counter Logic Gaming
$ 3,000


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  2. WCG 2010 Tournament Brackets "wcg.com"
  3. SK Gaming adds new League of Legends team sk-gaming.com
  4. A turbulent week for the SK LoL team sk-gaming.com
  5. SK.LoL announce new line-up sk-gaming.com
  6. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne "esl-world.net"
  7. SK.LoL with line-up change sk-gaming.com
  8. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guanghzou "esl-world.net"
  9. SK.LoL confirm their line-up for IEM Kiev sk-gaming.com
  10. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev "esl-world.net"
  11. SK.LoL announce their new Jungler sk-gaming.com
  12. SK.LoL with a Line-up change!? sk-gaming.com
  13. SK.LoL transforms its line-up sk-gaming.com
  14. [EPIC Best Backdoor EVER full action IEM KATOWICE Fnatic vs SK] youtube.com
  15. aAa Disqualified, SK LCS spot secured]
  16. SK Gaming's Twitter Post twitter.com
  17. SK LoL line-up for LGX sk-gaming.com
  18. SK Gaming League of Legends Roster Update sk-gaming.com
  19. SezzeR's Twitter Post twitter.com
  20. Vardags' Twitter Post twitter.com
  21. InnerFlame's Twitter Update twitter.com
  22. CandyPanda rejoins SK Gaming's LCS roster sk-gaming.com
  23. FORG1VEN joins Gambit gambit-gaming.com
  24. Lukas Schenke takes on LCS head coach position sk-gaming.com
  25. nRated auf der Ersatzbank summoners-inn.de
  26. fredy122's Twitter Update twitter.com
  27. SK Welcome First Two LoL Players for 2016 Season sk-gaming.com
  28. SK Gaming sign with Christoph 'nRated' Seitz sk-gaming.com
  29. Gripex's Facebook Post sk-gaming.com
  30. http://twitter.com/CandyPandalol/status/523866221696266240
  31. http://twitter.com/Jesizlol/status/525344525917900801
  32. Introducing SK Gaming's LCS Roster for 2015 sk-gaming.com
  33. HyrqBot's Tweet twitter.com
  34. SK releases Kev1n and hyrqbot - join NiP sk-gaming.com
  35. Kev1n Facebook Statement facebook.com
  36. New LoL Roster for SK Gaming sk-gaming.com
  37. Nyph talking his past in SK and the departure youtube.com
  38. Wrapping up 2013 sk-gaming.com
  39. SK.LoL confirm their line-up sk-gaming.com
  40. SK.LoL announce their new Jungler sk-gaming.com
  41. SK.LoL with a Line-up change!? sk-gaming.com
  42. So now that me and Dedra left.... reddit.com
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  44. YoungBuck Facebook Statement facebook.com
  45. ocelote Ask Me Anything reddit.com
  46. Summoners Recap: Ocelote official statement on SK and Araneae youtube.com
  47. oceloteWorld Reddit Comment reddit.com
  48. A turbulent week for the SK.LoL team sk-gaming.com
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  50. SK.LoL with line-up change sk-gaming.com
  51. Wickd has decided to leave SK.LoL sk-gaming.com
  52. SK.LoL welcome MoMa to their ranks sk-gaming.com
  53. MoMa steps down from SK.LoL sk-gaming.com
  54. SK.LoL Snoopeh leaves SK.LoL to sign for CLG.eu sk-gaming.com
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