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REPUBLEAGUE Season 1 Champions!!

REPUBLEAGUE Season 1 just concluded and we grabbed the best of 5 grand final in a 3 – 0 fashion!

REPUBLEAGUE Season 1 turned out to be a rollercoaster of constant action. After winning the first European qualifier with some really close games, the guys were feeling confident for the swiss stage. However we had a unexpected start and started our run with a loss and we had to go all five rounds to secure our advancement from swiss.

In the playoffs the guys had a completely different mindset tho! With a clean run of victories and only dropping a single map in 10 maps the guys showed everyone what they are made of! Taking down Young Ninjas, Endpoint and SAW (TWICE!) it was no small feat.

This marks the biggest single tournament win to date for SKADE as a team in terms of prize money, and also a turning point for the team as they have been a bit off their groove lately. Time to charge up, relax and reset as there’s plenty more action to come!

“We had a rough period the last couple of weeks but it just felt like we were in shape when we played this tournament.Really happy overall with the team performance and we are hoping to get back to form in the upcoming weeks” – Viktor “Duplicate” Mitev

“After a though period with the team, this win is a huge confidence boost for us. We are gonna show everyone that we aren’t the next team that has a honeymoon period and then goes silent. Also thanks to anyone who supports us, it means a lot and it can really affect our days possitively!” – Blagoi “oxygeN” Dimitrov

“I am just beyond proud to see the boys take this one home! They have been in a rough place lately and trying to find your flow after the amazing run we had can be really hard. Today they had their killer focus back and they came into the server to win and nothing else mattered. I still feel their journey has barely started so people need to wake up and tune in for these guys!” – CEO, Kim-Erik “Zarotan” Aanes

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Champions of European Development Championship 3

We are once again triumphant in a tournament as we have been crowned the champions of European Development Championship 3!

In a long fought battle where we had to fight a serious of tough opponents the guys made it all the way! Bagging them a nice win of 17.500$ and a bootcamp in Malta at a 5 star resort. Just what these hunters need after a wild spree of matches!

We started our journey with a group stage, where our group had some serious teams in ENCE, GameAgents and Double Poney. The guys came in well prepared tho, and made quick work of Double Poney in a Bo1, before taking down ENCE 2 – 0 in the winners match.

With that it was time for playoffs and we ran into some serious opponents right away as 1WIN was waiting for us. All 3 maps had to be played, and in OT of the third map we finally closed out the series 2 – 1. Next up was team SINNERS, another tough opponent. We dropped the first map in OT, but the guys picked up momentum and closed it out in the next two maps and took the series 2 – 1!.

In the grand final we once again came up against our friends ENCE, from the group stages. This time the Finnish side really showed up to fight and the entire 3 map series was a slugfest! We had a solid start with taking their map pick, but they got right back at us and took our map. Our boys would not have any of it and on the third and final map they closed it out with a quick 16 – 6 win on Mirage!

Give it up for the hunters as they once more bring down their prey and bag another trophy!! #LetsHunt

Did you know we have 2 of the top 10 plays in April 2021? :O

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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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With time comes change

For those who have been following us for some time now you may have noticed some change in the past week. As we have been batteling to find our form and get back into shape, it became clear that some changes would be needed.

It has been a long and tough process, but the team has decided to bench Ivan “rock1ng” Stratiev and Kostadin “rafftu” Turbinov.

Replacements will come in the form of Viktor “Duplicate” Mitev from FATE Esports and Blagoi “Oxygen” Yordanov Dimitrov. These young talents will bring some much needed fresh minds into the roster and a positive vibe. Duplicate is the more established one and will surely bring his experience and Oxygen has the raw aim that’s needed in todays CSGO meta.

“This has been something we have worked on for some time now and it was not an easy decision to make. With the changes we have made we feel like it is the optimal lineup to have in the Bulgarian scene right now and i cant wait to see what the future brings.”
– CEO, Kim-Erik Aanes

“I feel pretty bad that our start lineup didnt work out in the end, as Rock1nG and Rafftu are great guys, but something needed to change. At the same time im extra motivated to work with the new lineup which is new as lately my motivation was not great and i believe we can achieve great things with oxygen and duplicate as they are both really interesting young and fresh talent!”
– Teodor “SPELLAN” Nikolov

Make sure you give our new players a warm welcome and stay tuned for the greatness that is to come!!