Categories
News

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

Categories
News

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!

Categories
News

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.

Categories
News

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

Categories
News

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

Categories
News

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!!

Categories
News

cyberPRO Champions

Today marked a big day for us as we came out victorious in the cyberPRO Series #2!! And not only that, we had a perfect run!

This year has been a strange one for us in many ways and we have had our fair share of bad luck. That makes this win all the more important to the boys, as they finally got to show their full potential.

We started the tournament taking down lvlUP esports and Golden Knights gaming in the group stages and thus securing a good seed going into the playoffs.

The playoffs had some serious names listed and in our run we had to take down NAVI-Junior, Team Singularity and finally Lyngby Vikings.

With tons and tons of tournaments to come we are glad to see that the boys are hungry and ready to fight! We are excited to see what’s to come!

Facebook Youtube Instagram Twitter

Categories
News

Bootcamp for the VALORANT Team

The VALORANT Team’s Bootcamp will mark their first appearance together as a team. The bootcamp was crucial since we had a minor shuffle in the roster. We decided to bring in Manneten as a replacement for PHYRN, as PHYRN decided to step down from the roster due to motivational issues and struggling to find a balance between playing fulltime and keeping his school in check. The bootcamp commences on 14th of September and ends on 20th of September 2020.

Here’s what the coach and the captain has to say about the bootcamp:
Team coach, sebbz: “This bootcamp will be a great head start for us on the new meta and to build some more team chemistry. We’re stoked about this opportunity and can’t wait to show our progress in the coming weeks!”
IGL, LATEKS: “It feels good to finally be able to meet all my teammates in person and get some quality progress done this week. As we also just got Manneten into the team it’s also important for us to get a jump on practice to get ahead of some lost time.”

Here’s the current roster:
Sebastian ‘sebbz’ Fredriksson – Coach
Oliwer ‘LATEKS’ Fahlander – IGL
Tim ‘Manneten’ Bylund
Linus ‘Limpone’ Wecksell
Gabriel ‘shew’ Gessle
Andreas ‘EPZZ’ Vallvingskog
#LetsHunt :bow_and_arrow:

Categories
News

Announcement of Head Coach “pNshr”

Announcement of Head Coach “pNshr”

We are proud to announce that SKADE has secured the services of veteran coach Nikolay “pNshr” Pauninto as the new head coach of our CS:GO roster. Nikolay signed with SKADE after being spending a year with Copenhagen Flames. His desire to work with his native Bulgarians was a perfect match for SKADE’s Bulgarian lineup.

SKADE has improved immeasurably over the past months, and the roster’s potential to reach the top tier leagues meant that we need someone that was 100% dedicated to ensuring their success. This responsibility was something Nikolay wanted to be part of, and we quickly found common ground. He’s already been working with the team for several weeks, but he has officially signed on with SKADE ahead of our next event in Copenhagen Games.

Previous Head Coach and CEO Kim-Erik “Zarotan” Aanes will continue on as CEO as we expand our esports efforts across several projects. Kim-Erik will continue to be involved with our Counter-Strike team, the change now gives him more opportunity to focus on growing our brand. With Aanes’ oversight, pNshr will focus on strategy and player performance in-game.

Aanes has this to say on pNshr’s addition: “Based on the improvement we have seen in this roster and our goal of reaching the top tier scene, a coach that can dedication 100% of his time to the team is what we needed. pNshr has already worked with the guys for some time, and I can say that he is what we needed as we look forward to several online tournaments and Copenhagen Games in April.”
Please welcome Nikolay to the SKADE family, and for those teams who will face our Bulgarian force in the future; good luck

Categories
News

FlashPoint | Here we go!

FlashPoint | Here we go!

What an adventure the boys have gone through, big victory for the Skade squad Next up is the Global Qualifiers In Los Angeles. What a match we had. GG and well fought by Team Spirit

We are thrilled and excited to play live on LAN once again, Super proud of all the boys, and we will focus on practice and be ready for LA 3rd-5th of March

“Overall I’m really proud of the team, we’ve had a really confident game, no pressure at all throughout the whole series. We just played like practice and we took the win.” Teodor “Spellan” Nikolov

“Can’t express myself right now I’m so happy. Really proud of the team, every one played so well.. Some crucial rounds went in our favor and that helped us secure the second map.” Alex “Rainwaker” Petrov

“My hands are f*g shaking i was literally crying on the phone with my mother and my baby brother” Ivan “rock1ng” Stratiev

“Overall I’m really proud of the team, we’ve had a really confident game, no pressure at all throughout the whole series. We just played like practice and we took the win.” Kostadin “rafftu” Turbinov

If you want to support us even more go follow all our medias and feel free to share our achievement with all your friends