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SKADE April report

Better late than never right?

Having a goal of doing a monthly writeup is a great push for me to take some time to reflect on how amazing this journey is! We have so many things going on at all times and it is easy to forget how much we have done in this short time. I finally decided to sit myself down, breathe and really reflect on what the past month has been like. HOLY SHIT! Everyone in SKADE truly do amazing things!

So what was April like for SKADE? Check this out!

Fan Engagement:

What a month we had! We started the month with a lot of hype coming over from March and it everyone was pumped and ready to put some effort into social media. The fact that we continued to kick ass in CS:GO, PUBG AND CoD Mobile sure did it’s part.

We continue to explore the mobile gaming industry in Brazil and our biggest move on that front was in social media where we landed our first influencer. With the signing of Rafael “JAPA” Nakata Tamashiro we increase our reach by adding thousands of followers to the pack.

What was the result of this you ask? Our reach for April is up by 207.54% compared to March!!

Esports:

In what most would say was a bonkers month we had more than 100 official matches and the strain on our players was crazy (thank you TO’s for stacking everything), but amazing things came from it!!

Our CS:GO team has been on fire for some time already, but April was something else! 36 officials on HLTV, including a 18 match win streak! Not to mention the fact that we became Champions of Elisa Invitational! 😉 Oh, remember when we cheered for reaching rank #34 in the World in March? We finished April sitting comfortably at #23 IN THE WORLD!!

In PUBG the boys continued their impressive form from March and with that they secured their spot in the grand final of this years first A-Tier tournament! This tournament was seriously stacked, and all the teams put up a fight for the first shot at PGC Points. We ended up taking a solid 8th place and with that the guys secured their first points towards the PUBG Global championship!!

Call of Duty Mobile is still new to us and it is growing on us all. The COD Mobile world championship was announced and with it came a set of rules. This means we had to change a player due to age restrictions and a window opened to get our hands on another player we had been looking at. We brought in 2 new players and now we have an active roster of 6 players while we wait for MTS to turn 18. 😉 This did not stop the guys and their grind. They won another tournament as they became the champions of Golden League and now all their focus has turned towards the World championship!

SKADE

With the incredible growth we have had in SKADE it was finally time to expand our staff and April was a great month for us in terms of this. We landed 4 new dedicated staff members that will be putting their own flavor to how we operate on a day to day basis. Morten SkalandCornelius HjortErlend Stålsett Nes and William Edvardsen are now a part of the pack! And guess what? We are still looking for more 😉

“Everything has been moving at an incredible speed lately and it can be hard to stop, breathe and enjoy all of this. I am fortunate enough to have surrounded me with people, staff and players that allow me to do this. Esports moves at a crazy speed and everyone involved need to be on top of their game. My job in this is to remind people of the amazing things we accomplish and remind people to breathe, enjoy and flow with this.” – CEO, Kim-Erik 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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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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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 🏹

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Soltinn Veidimadr, PUBG

We’re always on a lookout for a challenge across various disciplines that are not in our current pool. After a lot of constant evaluation, we found a group of players that are capable enough to go head-to-head against some of the best teams in the world! Please welcome our latest PUBG PC Roster! You’ll see them wearing our colours in the upcoming DreamHack Winter Showdown Main Event – Europe.

Coach Saul ‘SauKKi’ Klemola had this to say about joining us:

“Joining SKADE means us the beginning of a new chapter. We can forget the worries we have had and focus more on the most important thing, gaming. SKADE is everything we have been looking for for so long. They share the same values as us and everything feels like home. We look most forward to the next LAN event we compete in. Feeling the atmosphere of the arena, meeting the staff of SKADE and of course raising the trophy!”

Here is what our CEO Kim-Erik ‘Zarotan’ Aanes had to say about the move:
“We have been trying to find a way into the PUBG scene for some time now and when this opportunity presented itself we did not hesitate for a second. The game has a loyal following and spectator numbers are growing, so this is another title where we can think long term. Another big stepping stone for us as a brand!“

Here’s the final PUBG PC Roster:

IGL Joona Närvänen aka NOOKIE

Miska Malkamäki aka Mise

Anttoni Helminen aka Sikora

Tuomas Mustaparta aka Anonymous

Coach: Saul Klemola aka SauKKi

#LetsHunt🏹

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Tusen takk, VALORANT!

It was a great ride with some outstanding moments but unfortunately today we bid farewell to our VALORANT Roster.

While VALORANT made quite an impression during its launch, but as time went by, it was unable to maintain its initial hype. Even the current status of coverage when it comes to EU Valorant is strenuous as most of the games are single elimination, BO1’s. Thereby making it difficult to follow the games and gain more exposure. Nevertheless, we believe VALORANT has yet to prove itself and we hope it does. We’ll monitor this one closely and look to get back into it sometime early next year.

We really appreciate the relentless hard work the boys put in trying to get past the tricky tournament formats. We would like to thank all the passionate and talented people who have been a part of this ride. We wish you the best for your future!

#LetsHunt 🏹

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VALORANT Roster Update

Our effort towards building a strong esports brand continues with a small roster shuffle in our VALORANT Team!  After a lot of consideration and keeping in the mind about the upcoming ‘VALORANT First Strike’ qualifications, we’d like to announce that Jason ‘Lei’ Beach and Kalle ‘KP1337’ Persson will be replacing Sebbz and Manneten respectively on the VALORANT roster!

While KP1337 is a former CSGO player having previously played for teams such as Epsilon Hype and Rogue Academy. He brings a lot of experience and is a rock in-game, someone you can always count on.
Lei, on the other hand, is new to the esports scene and is eager to make his mark in the it. He brings the crucial mental aspect to the team, both ingame and outside the game.

Here’s what the IGL LATEKS has to say on the roster shuffle:

LATEKS:  “We haven’t had the results we were hoping for recently, so we came to a conclusion to make some changes within the team. Bringing in a new coach, player and changing up some roles within the team. We’re certain you will see a new SKADE moving forward, and can’t wait to showcase it in First Strike.”

From everyone at SKADE – We would like to thank Sebbz and Manneten for all their constant hard work and effort. We wish them the best of luck for their future!

#LetsHunt 🏹