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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. In 2013 the team disbanded. At 2014 SK signed TeamQ, and lated sold the roster to Fnatic. In 2018 SK aquired a spot in 2018 Season SPL EU.
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. 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. 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.
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.
On March 7 the roster of SK was acquired by Fnatic.
On January 10, 2018, the SPL announced that SK Gaming would acquire a spot in the Season 5 SPL, which would fallow a more franchise-style program than previous seasons. A month later, SK announced that they acquired the roster of Valance Squad, and in a surprise twist, brought back long time player Badgah to play support, as the team dropped their previous support two months ealrier. SK's start to season 5 was a rocky one as Badgah's rust was very evident and quickly their hand was forced to make a change. Rookie WhoDaBest stepped in to play support though this change was not enough to keep SK from finishing last in the spring split. Going into summer SK found some stability in the support position bringing on HalfDevil reuniting a season 1 duo lane with Funballer. Summer brought more of the same for SK Gaming and another last place finish followed. SK decided to move into Fall with the same roster, although the fall spit featured many close games for SK Gaming another last place finish put them as the bottom SPL seed going into SWC Qulifiers. An early exit at the qualifiers spelled the end of this rosters run with SK, and the team soon parted ways.
Season 6 brings about a new beginning for SK Gaming after signing on the members of the season 5 Trifecta. A roster that had standout performances from rookies sam4soccer2 and Paul. The will look to build on the same success that brought them to the semi-finals of the SMITE World Championship.
- January 10, SK Gaming acquires a spot in 2018 EU SPL.
- February 22, Duck3y, Faeles, Lawbster, Funballer, and Badgah join.
- April 3, Badgah is benched. WhoDaBest joins.
- April 21, Badgah leaves.
- May 24, WhoDaBest leaves.
- May 27, HalfDevil joins.
- December 5, Lawbster retires.
- December 12, SK Gaming announces they will return to the SPL for season 6.
- Februrary 17, SK signs the roster of TeamQ, consisting of Realzx, CaptainTwig, Badgah, enQu, and prOxyQQ.
- March 30, 4th Place at the SMITE Launch Tournament.
- April, enQu and prOxyQQ leave. Replaced by Zyrhoes and ManiaKK.
- August 9, 1st Place at the SPL Season 1 EU Kick-Off LAN
- November 11, 2nd Place at SPL Season 1 EU Regionals and qualify for the SMITE World Championship 2015.
|Belair||Ronald Belair||Solo Laner|
|Paul||Paul Berger||Mid Laner|
|Badgah||Bo Katzenmaier||Support||Victorious Secret|
|Psiyo||Leo Stefan Helpferer||Mid||Azzur|
|Ghortak||Sondre Ludviksen||Support||Team Coast|
|prOxyQQ||Dirk Meichsner||Jungle||Team Kicked|
- SK Gaming announces their 2019 roster
- SK Gaming aquires EU Spot in SPL 2018
- SK Gaming Returns to SMITE
- WhoDaBest joins Insignem
- HalfDevil joins SK
- Lawbster retires
- SK Gaming returns in 2019