In what has already been an amazing month for our CSGO squad, things just got even better!
With a clean sweep in the playoffs where we didn’t drop a single map we secured another trophy for the wall! And with a top heavy prize pool we also secure $80.000!!
The start of the tournament was a bit shaky as the guys came into it playing KOVA after a long time without breaks. However, they got a bit of rest and shaped back up just in time. From that point on the guys never looked back, shook off the first loss and never dropped another series.
Getting out of swiss stages with a solid 3 – 1 record, we came into the playoffs with a lot of confidence. In the playoffs the guys made short work of MOUZ NXT, Vitality (!!!) and Tricked esports, before making short work of Copenhagen Flames in the grand final.
2022 is shaping up to be a incredible year for SKADE and the CSGO squad is leading the charge! Make sure you stay tuned with all this crazyness in our social medias.
We conclude the last of the 4 Elisa invitational events from 2021 with a 2-0 dominant final win over HEET. That makes it 3 out of 4 final appearances in Elisa invitational, with 2 championships to boot!
Skade were blessed with a direct high seed invite for the tournament, starting directly deep in the playoff stages. From there we went on to 2-0 Eternal fire (#33 in the world) in confident manner. 2-0 Copenhagen Flames (#17 in the world) in an absolute slugfest of a series.
In the grand final we beat HEET (#21 in the world) 2-0, by dominating our own map pick in overpass, then throwing a wrench in to HEETs gameplan in dust2 with some big clutch rounds, especially by dream3r in the grand finals. This performance feels especially strong based on the recent form of HEET having won their RMR qualifier bracket less than a week ago.
With this win the boys from Skade CS line-up have really opened up the season with a bang, both winning the Bulgarian A1 Gaming league and now with the Elisa Invitational Winter 2021 win, the hunt is on for more and the dream of a major appearance is closer than ever! #LetsHunt
We joined the war and came out victorious after a really solid run throughout the tournament!
The guys came our of their player break ready to fight and IronWar Grand Prix was the first piece of action they got. In a fairly stacked tournament the guys got a perfect startup after some relaxation.
In a solid perfomance they closed out the group stages with a 3 – 1 score after taking down teams such as INDE Irae, B8 and BEZ ZP.
When the playoffs came around the guys were already tuned in and there was little doubt what goal they had set. With a solid perfomance of 7 – 1 in maps and a crushing 3 – 0 final against AGO. The guys were victorious and could celebrate yet another tournament win!
Season 2 has already been announced and we are ready to defend the title when the time comes!
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
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
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!!
“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
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