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SKADE ventures into the influencer scene!

As a part of our new adventures into the Brazilian mobile esports market, we can now finally present our latest addition.

Meet SKADE’s first influence, Japa Tamashiro! Japa is a typical 19 year old guy from Maringa, Parana in Brazil who loves playing Call of Duty mobile and many other games. Except he has over 150k followers on YouTube alone and is one of the biggest CODM influencers in Brazil!

After an overwhelming response and support by the hunters in Brazil, we decided to take it up a notch in terms of engagement with this tightly-knit community. So we recruited a hunter who knows the pulse of this community and create content that’s relatable to anyone who loves gaming.

We loved Japa’s upbeat and positive personality & are so excited to have this new hunter join the pack! We believe, with our expertise combined with the skills of Japa, we can scale new peaks! You all can expect more crazy and meaningful content plus great collaborations on our channel soon.

SKADE still has a lot of plans for this newly discovered market and we have plenty more news and announcements to come over the next few months. We hope to establish our brand as a household name in the mobile esports scene and we will do it via South America!

Watch now to know more about him, welcome Japa!

SKADE COD Welcomes Japa!!

SKADE se aventura no cenário de influenciadores!

Como parte das nossas novas aventuras no mercado brasileiro de esports mobile, nós podemos finalmente apresentar nossa nova contratação.

Conheça o primeiro influencer da SKADE, Japa Tamashiro! Japa é típico de 19 ano de Maringá, Paraná no Brasil que adora jogar Call of Duty Mobile. A diferença é que ele tem mais de 150 mil seguidores apenas no Youtube e é um dos maiores influenciadores do CODM no Brasil!

Depois de uma resposta esmagadora e do apoio dos caçadores no Brasil, decidimos elevar o nível em termos de envolvimento com esta comunidade unida. Por isso recrutamos um caçador que está ligado nesta comunidade e cria conteúdo que pode ser identificado por qualquer pessoa que adore jogos.

Amamos a personalidade otimista e positiva de Japa e estamos muito animados por ter esse novo caçador se juntando ao bando! Acreditamos que, com nossa expertise combinada com as habilidades do Japa, podemos alcançar novas alturas! Todos vocês podem esperar mais conteúdo louco e relevante, além de grandes colaborações em nosso canal em breve.

A SKADE ainda tem muitos planos para esse recém-descoberto e temos muito mais novidades e anúncios nos próximos meses. Nós esperamos estabelecer nosssa marca como referência no cenário de esports mobile e faremos isso através da América do Sul!

“Estou muito feliz por termos conseguido fazer isso acontecer! Há algum tempo queríamos entrar mais no lado de influenciadores dos esports. Mal posso esperar para começar essa jornada, aprender muitas coisas novas e crescer com ainda mais experiências.” – CEO, Kim-Erik “Zarotan” Aanes

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COD Mobile roster update

We got off to a flying start with our Call of Duty Mobile team and have been performing at a high level in the Brazilian scene. However, with time comes change and as COD World Championships got announced this time has come.

There will be 2 changes to our active roster for now and with that we will be parting ways with Caio Almeida “Joker” Franca as he has found a new home. And Matheus “MTS” Braga will be our 6th player for now due to age restrictions in COD World Championships.

With this we would like to welcome our two new hunters, Igor “Fal” Falcão Bezerra and Leonardo “Leozin” Vieira Leão!! They have already started playing with the rest of the squad and can be seen live in plenty of tournaments coming up over the next few weeks. With the addition of these new players we hope to take our game to the next level and be fully prepared by the time World’s comes knocking!

Give them a warm welcome to the family!


Atualização da Line de COD Mobile

Começamos bem com nossa equipe de Call of Duty Mobile e temos atuado em alto nível no cenário brasileiro. No entanto, com o tempo, vêm as mudanças e como o COD World Championships foi anunciado, essa hora chegou.

Haverá 2 mudanças no nosso time ativo por enquanto e com isso estaremos nos separando de Caio Almeida “Joker” Franca, pois ele encontrou um novo lar. E Matheus “MTS” Braga será o nosso 6º jogador por agora, devido às restrições de idade no COD World Championships.

Com isso, gostaríamos de dar as boas-vindas aos nossos dois novos caçadores, Igor “Fal” Falcão Bezerra e Leonardo “Leozin” Vieira Leão!! Eles já começaram a jogar com o resto do time e podem ser vistos ao vivo em muitos torneios que acontecerão nas próximas semanas. Com a adição desses novos jogadores, esperamos levar nosso jogo ao próximo nível e estar totalmente preparados quando o mundial chegar!

Dê-lhes as boas-vindas à família!

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Elisa Invitational Champions

After a long fought week we are now the champions of the Elisa Invitational CS:GO tournament!

Everything was set for a weekend of wild action as soon as the teams were announced. With the likes of ENCE, HAVU, Nordavind and more the show was secured.

We had a bumpy start to the tournament with a opening loss to Nordavind. This was just a bump in the road tho, as we wiped HAVU out of the way and then secured our semi-final spot with a OT win against APEKS.

In the semi-finals we ran into the amazing talents of Young Ninjas and they gave us a bit of a scare by winning the first map. However the boys turned things around and closed the win out in the following 2 maps. And with that they secured their spot in the grand final and a shot at redemption aginst Nordavind.

As soon as the grand final started, it became clear that they guys were hungry! They ran into Overpass with zero fear and secured the map with a comfortable 16 – 7 score. We then moved on to Inferno where Nordavind came in with a much more scary gameplan. It was a true slugfest battle going back and forth, but in a 3rd overtime our guys closed it out!

A 2 – 0 was secured and the guys have been crowned the champions of Elisa Invitational Spring 2021!!

Duplicate with an amazing clutch moment!

“Once again the guys show what they are made of and what people can expect from them in the time to come. I have started running out of superlatives for how much i respect and admire these guys, but now i know people are starting to notice their hard work and efforts on a global scale as well.”CEO, Kim-Erik “Zarotan” Aanes

“The team’s atmosphere and performance is extremely good and constantly improving day by day. This is not even the peak of what we can show the world. Anyone of the team can step up at any moment, if someone isn’t having a good game you can be sure that someone else will be destroying the enemy. Out of 26 bo3’s we have won 25, losing one to a strong mousesports side and we are starting to gain a lot more confidence as a team.”Blagoi “Oxygen” Dimitrov

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SKADE March recap

Things are moving faster than ever before in esports and our activity in SKADE is no exception to that fact. It has been a vision of mine for some time now to come up with a monthly summary of our activity and now it is finally time to get started.

The idea is to have shorter reports, but March was eventful for us so ill try to keep things a bit short and sweet. However, we love having tons of stuff going on and packed months, so it is a luxury challenge.

Fan Engagement

Firstly, fan engagement is what esports is all about and we always strive to engage in new ways. With the limited staff we have it is extra important for us to be effective in our work. We started the March madness with the launch of the official SKADE App. For us this gives our fans a new way to keep track of all our activity, matches, social media and more in one simple app. Feel free to check it out here.

This impacts the most important thing we have as a team, our social media numbers. We have had a goal of growing our numbers naturally as we want our fans to engage with us and stay active rather than having a high % of “ghost” followers like many teams have. With this in mind March yielded growth in all our socials, bringing our reach up by 15.63% compared to February!

Esports

Rainbow 6 siege has been something we have been looking at for months now and in March we could finally reveal our line-up for Ubisoft’s Nordic Championship. We now field a team of players from all over Europe and hope to make an impact in the league. Exciting times to come for sure.

We started our journey in mobile esports at the start of the year, and CoD Mobile has been a revelation for us. All of a sudden, we were part of a super active community with passionate fans, tons of activity and highly motivated players. Our squad wrapped up March with 3 tournament wins and 4 runners up finishes! I can’t wait to get more involved with this scene!

Counter-Strike Global Offensive has been the flagship team of our brand from day one! In March we finally had the pleasure of announcing that our roster was once again complete as we signed Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov. This star player fits our profile perfectly as a young, hungry and super talented player. Even tho he has experience from the highest level, this young man is still only 20 years old and with that our teams average age comes in at only 19.9 years old!

Sounds risky? Not the way we see it! We are looking to become a top tier org in the long run and we want to have players that can stay with us on this journey. And I say we’re off to a GREAT start. March has been great to us as we have already won a tournament and qualified for 2 other big ones. More importantly we are now rank #34 in the world according to HLTV and we currently hold a 15 Strong win streak!!

“This ended up being a bit of a read, but every bit of it needed to be mentioned. April has started with a blast and there’s big things to come. Want to join us on our journey in any way, shape or form? Just want to talk about esports? Don’t hesitate with reaching out to me.” – Kim-Erik Aanes, CEO SKADE.

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SKADE Enter Rainbow Six Siege

We are proud to announce another big addition to our flock of hunters. The time has come for us to prepare a raid on the RB6 scene!

SKADE have held an interest in this exciting scene for a long time now. But timing and opportunity has always been important to us. After a lot of discussions and considerations, we are confident to announce that we’ve found the right hunters! This multi-national roster combined with our expertise can take great strides in this scene. We now have a squad we believe in and we are ready go!

In addition to a group of amazing players we have also secured a solid support staff for them. Joining the squad will be; Valerio Massimo “vvvalemax” Moretti as team manager, Simo “Mesiveloni” Anderson as strategic coach and Harrison “Manny” Croad as analyst.

We got our hands on this Nordic Championship spot some time ago, and i’m glad the cat is finally out of the bag. RB6 fits our profile as we aim to bring our followers as much FPS action as we possibly can. This is a strong squad and with solid backing i think they can go all the way.” – CEO, Kim-Erik Aanes

I’m super happy to finally announce this move! To be working with such a big org in such a big league is fantastic, and I genuinely can’t wait to get started. I am thrilled for our first game against Chaos in the Nordic Championship! See you in the server, hunters!” – Analyst, Harrison “Manny” Croad

I’m excited to finally announce this roster and show everyone what we have been prepping for months for this Nordic championship season. SKADE so far has been amazing and is giving us all the support we need. We are extremely happy to represent SKADE in all official tournaments going forward. LETS HUNT!” – IGL, Lior “Liyero” Gotgarts

The team will compete for the first time in the Nordic Championship 2021 which starts on the 24th of March 2021!

Here’s the official SKADE Rainbow Six Siege Roster

Lio ‘Liyero’ Garts (IGL)

Jošt ‘Drater’ Celar

Riccardo ‘RaiDeN’ Antoni

Jakub ‘Royal‘ Engel

Yanis ‘Hirox’ Boehrer


Temos o orgulho de anunciar mais uma grande adição a nossa equipe de caçadores. Chegou a hora de prepararmos uma invasão no cenário de R6!

A SKADE tem se interessado por esse cenário emocionante há muito tempo. Mas o momento e a oportunidade certa sempre foram importantes para nós. Depois de muitas discussões e considerações, temos a certeza de anunciar que encontramos os caçadores certos! Está line multinacional combinada com nossa experiência pode dar grandes passos neste cenário. Agora temos uma equipe em que acreditamos e estamos prontos para começar!

Além de um grupo de jogadores incríveis, também garantimos uma equipe de suporte sólida para eles. Quem também irá se juntar ao time será: Valerio Massimo Moretti como manager da equipe, Simo Anderson como coach estratégico e Harrison Croad como analista.

Colocamos as mãos nessa vaga do Nordic Championship há algum tempo e estou feliz que tudo finalmente veio à tona. R6 se encaixa em nosso perfil, pois pretendemos trazer aos nossos seguidores o máximo de ação FPS possível. Uma equipe forte e com um apoio sólido, acho que eles podem ir longe. ” – CEO, Kim-Erik Aanes

Estou muito feliz por finalmente anunciar esta mudança! Trabalhar com uma organização tão grande em uma liga tão grande é fantástico e eu realmente mal posso esperar para começar. Estou emocionado por nosso primeiro jogo contra a Chaos no Nordic Championship! Nos vemos no servidor, caçadores! ” – Analista, Harrison “Manny” Croad

Estou animado para finalmente anunciar esta line e mostrar a todos o que estamos preparando a meses para essa temporada do Nordic Championship. A SKADE vem sendo incrível até agora e está nos dando todo o suporte de que precisamos. Estamos extremamente felizes em representar a SKADE em todos os torneios oficiais daqui para frente. LETS HUNT! ” – IGL, Lior “Liyero” Gotgarts

A equipe vai competir pela primeira vez no Nordic Championship 2021 que começa no dia 24 de março de 2021!

Aqui está a line oficial da SKADE Rainbow Six Siege

Lio ‘Liyero’ Garts (IGL)

Jošt ‘Drater’ Celar

Riccardo ‘RaiDeN’ Antoni

Jakub ‘Royal‘ Engel

Yanis ‘Hirox’ Boehrer

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SKADE App

We are taking our fan engagement to the next level. Come join the SKADE community in our custom made fan app!!

Today marks another monumental day for us in SKADE as we can finally invite you all to take part in our new fan engagement platform. Together with Blocksport we have created a custom app for SKADE that you can find HERE.

The app is already packed with features that will help you stay on top of all our activities. Everything from matches, predictions, teams/player information to merch and live betting is already implemented. Not to mention all the stuff that we are planning to roll out over the next few months.

Simply by being active in the app you can take part in shaping the future of SKADE and help us become the team of your dreams.

Give it a go! #LetsHunt


Estamos levando nosso envolvimento com os fãs para o próximo nível. Venha se juntar à comunidade SKADE em nosso aplicativo personalizado para os fãs!! Hoje é mais um dia monumental para nós da SKADE, pois podemos finalmente convidar todos vocês a participarem da nossa nova plataforma de engajamento de fãs. Junto com a Blocksport, criamos um aplicativo personalizado para a SKADE que você pode encontrar AQUI.

O aplicativo já vem com recursos que o ajudarão a ficar por dentro de todas as nossas atividades. Já está implementado. jogos, previsões, informações de times / jogadores, mercadorias e apostas ao vivo. Sem mencionar todas as coisas que planejamos lançar nos próximos meses.

Simplesmente sendo ativo no aplicativo, você pode participar da construção do futuro da SKADE e nos ajudar a nos tornar a equipe dos seus sonhos.

Dê uma chance! #LetsHunt

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The Hunters Are Once Again Complete

We are happy to announce that the CS:GO squad is officially back to a full five man roster. After a longer period of trials, we have finally signed with Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov, and with that we have also extended the contracts of all our players.

With this you can all rest assured there will be tons of good times, moments of glory and matches filled to the brim with action and passion! We will continue to grind things out in the Snow Sweet Snow series while we try to qualify for everything that is available.

With the addition of SHiPZ we hope that his experience from the highest level of CS:GO will help take our talented young squad to the next level. It may sound strange as we were already the youngest squad overall in the main stages of Snow Sweet Snow #2 swiss, but this 20-year-old has tons of experience already.

“I am super happy that we were able to find a deal that both sides were happy with and we can finally announce SHiPZ as an official squad member. I am also super thrilled to have the rest of the squad renew their contracts with us. It has been a great ride so far and the time to come holds great things for these young guys.” – CEO, Kim-Erik Aanes

“I’m very excited to join SKADE and my motivation is at a high. I know all these players already and I know how good they are. I really believe we have everything we need to become a top team and we have set a goal of becoming a top #30 team in the next 6 months.” – Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov

The guys now have their eyes set on a goal and they are locked and loaded! Make sure you join their journey towards the top by following them and SKADE on all social media platforms so that you don’t miss a beat.

SKADE CS:GO:
Alex “Rainwaker” Petrov
Denislav “dennyslaw” Dimitrov
Blagoi “Oxygen” Dimitrov
Viktor “Duplicate” Mitev
Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov

Give a warm welcome to our latest hunter!

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2020 with SKADE CS:GO

The hardest working and yet the most unfortunate team of 2020 in European CS:GO?

What a year this has been! Hard work, success, adversity and a stellar display of mental strength! 2020 has not been easy on anyone, but what a roller coaster ride it has been for our young squad.

After ending 2019 on a high with a breakthrough into the top 50 of the EU rankings; winning a couple of tournaments and impressing the scene despite just a few months of work. We got a rough start to the year as we learned that our biggest tournament win of 2019 was a straight up scam. Along with other teams we never got paid for our hard work and amazing run. In response to this our players showed us how mentally strong they were. Even when faced with the loss of a rather big amount of cash for them they decided to conquer new heights.

As early as February, we decided it was time to take things up a notch and brought in coach Nikolay “pNshr” Paunin! The decision start paying off immediately as our team took a spot in the top 2 of the European qualifiers for Flashpoint (Season 1)! The guys were flying high and ready to take their skills across the pond to fight for the highly coveted franchise spot. Only one thing was left to do, on a really short notice we had to get the visas to travel and compete in Los Angeles, USA. We teamed up with Flashpoint and FACEIT to make it happen and in what felt like a record time the paperwork got done, meetings were booked and all seemed ready. However, misfortune struck again as the US consulate worker misinterpreted one of the laws and declined our application. It turned out our boys had done everything correctly, but there simply was not enough time to get a new case worker and apply again. We had to pass on an opportunity of a lifetime due to a human error.

As early as February, we decided it was time to take things up a notch and brought in coach Nikolay “pNshr” Paunin! The decision start paying off immediately as our team took a spot in the top 2 of the European qualifiers for Flashpoint (Season 1)! The guys were flying high and ready to take their skills across the pond to fight for the highly coveted franchise spot. Only one thing was left to do, on a really short notice we had to get the visas to travel and compete in Los Angeles, USA. We teamed up with Flashpoint and FACEIT to make it happen and in what felt like a record time the paperwork got done, meetings were booked and all seemed ready. However, misfortune struck again as the US consulate worker misinterpreted one of the laws and declined our application. It turned out our boys had done everything correctly, but there simply was not enough time to get a new case worker and apply again. We had to pass on an opportunity of a lifetime due to a human error.

Once again, we were on a roll. Climbing ranks and things were looking good. However, over the next couple of months something felt off. Within the team, progress was not up to their own expectations and we ran into a bad streak of matches just barely saving our spot in MDL while dropping out early in a couple of tournaments. It was time for a change and new input. In June, we parted ways with Ivan “Rock1nG” Stratiev and Kostadin “rafftu” Turbinov and in came Blagoi “Oxygen” Dimitrov and Viktor “Duplicate” Mitev and a much-needed summer break was planned.

As the summer break came to an end the guys came out all guns blazing and had their eyes set on getting back to the record ranks, we had before the summer. They had deep run-ins at almost all the big qualifiers, crushed their way in MDL and showed solid performances in online tournaments. Once again, we were climbing fast, kicking ass and taking names. With a rank of #40 in the world and #20 in EU the boys were on fire! But then shit hits the fan, again! ESIC announces their first findings in the “coach bug abuse case” and together with our coach Nikolay “pNshr” Paunin we had already reported this bug in one of our matches. His case was a minor one as he simply had not seen, nor heard about the bug before and didn’t know what to do when it happened. The match it self had little to no impact as we still lost it, but ESIC handed our coach a 3 month ban and we accepted it.

This could have been the end of that story, but ESL decided to show that they were also serious about the ESIC report. They did however look for the lowest impact action while still showing their “strength” and as a result SKADE got hit hard. As the ONLY team we got punished with a ban from MDL as we “won our spot” in the previous season and they seized all winnings from teams who had been involved with the mentioned coaches.

Once again, the players of SKADE were faced with unreal disappointment and could almost not believe how much misfortune could hit them. This time around, things felt dark and as a manager I was worried for my players’ wellbeing. But once more they AMAZED me as they dug down again, brought their focus back and REFUSED to give in! They signed up for everything available and then some and put up a grind that was unmatched in the EU scene. SKADE ended the year with 363 official HLTV matches, more than anyone else in EU!

The guys closed out the year with a wild run that no one thought possible with all that had happened. Starting with a 2nd place finish at Bellum Gens Elite – Stara Zagora, they took back-to-back-to-back tournament wins!! Banking in cyberPRO Series #2, OGA Counter PIT Season 6 AND ESEA Cash Cup – Europe. I think it is safe to say that most people who have followed the team were shook and amazed.

Working with these guys have certainly been a roller coaster of emotions ranging from frustration to the purest forms of joy! In just one year we have experienced more action and fun then most teams get in years. As we have now started a new year with new challenges and dreams, we hope to see more good fortune for the boys. 2021 will be a HUGE year for SKADE and I am sure it will be just as much of a joyride as 2020 was. I want to give praise to our players and staff for enduring what we have been through so far and I can’t wait to continue this ride.

A special thanks goes out to the fantastic players I have had the joy of working with over the past year. They have shown what it means to get back up after getting knocked down. Thank you!!

Denislav “dennyslaw” Dimitrov

Alex “Rainwaker” Petrov

Viktor “Duplicate” Mitev

Blagoi “Oxygen” Dimitrov

Nikolay “pNshr” Paunin

Teodor “SPELLAN” Nikolov

Kostadin “rafftu” Turbinov

Ivan “Rock1nG” Stratiev

  • Kim-Erik Aanes, CEO SKADE

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SKADE ventures into Mobile esports with COD!

Esports moves at a great speed and as it develops we strive to keep up with it all. We are now taking another step towards the top and with that we proudly announce the signing of a Call of Duty Mobile roster!

For some time now we have been looking at different game titles and teams in the mobile scene, but our minds landed on COD and this amazing group of players from Brazil.

They will be bringing you guys a ton of action in the time to come and it will give us a new and fresh take on Instagram and Youtube that we have longed for.

Me and my team are very glad for this, I will ensure that we give it all for SKADE and our story is just beginning…” – PABZERA, IGL

“This is another of our long planned moves towards reaching new grounds in esports. As we now pick up one of the strongest teams in South America’s COD scene we gain a new demographic. And it matches well with our soon to be announced updates as well. I’m ready to see what this amazing squad can bring to the table!” – Kim-Erik Aanes, CEO

So please join us in welcoming to the SKADE army this pack of wild berserkers ready to raid the world of CoD!!

Pedro Arthur “PABZERA” Barbosa de Souza Versoza Soares – IGL, Support, Anchor

Leonardo Padilha “LeozZera” Machado – Lurker, Slayer

Caio Almeida “Joker” Franca- Sniper, Obj

Gustavo Lin “Linbz” Pacifico – Entry, Obj

Matheus “MTS” Braga – Entry, Slayer

Vinicius Moura “Palitao” Albuquerque – Coach, Analyst

Let’s get this hunt on its way!!

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Thank you, Spellan!

Today marks a day of change for SKADE’s CS:GO roster.  We have had a fantastic journey with our lineup so far and Teodor “SPELLAN” Nikolov has been a big part of it.

In a scene where changes are part of the game to keep everyone sharp. The turn has now come to our captain. He has been a part of reaching top 30 EU twice in this team and won several tournaments. So with a heavy heart we now part ways.

The time has come for SKADE to make new moves towards our goals. And as we part ways with SPELLAN, a new captain will shape up in the form of Alex “Rainwaker” Petrov. It will be one heck of a challenge for our young superstar, but the one he craves for.

“Working with Teodor has been a great experience from day one. He came into a team that really needed a leader, and he stepped up to the plate. We have had ups and downs together, but he has shown that he can always bounce back. This feature is why I feel confident that he will find a new home fast and reach his goals.” – Kim-Erik Aanes, CEO.

We wish SPELLAN all the best in his future endevours. And we will surely face him at the highest level soon!
LetsHunt 🏹