Will SK-Gaming create their CS:GO squad?
So all is said in the title. And if they will maybe someone know possible players?
(192 replies)
Created 2013-02-25 21:45 by: ARJEN
There was an interview with TheSlash about it, he said nope if i'm not mistaken. Someone might have a link.

EDIT:
"Müller: In my mind the first question is what important eSports games are. For us there are two games that are set at the moment: LoL and SC2. Everything else is subordinate to these two games. But we have more than just players in these games. Shane Hendrixson aka rapha is playing Quake Live and Shootmania for SK Gaming. With Bruce we got one of the best FIFA 13 players contracted. Moreover we got the currently best SMITE team in Europe as well as our console players. Overall, we are broadly based. If the question was heading to Dota 2 und CS:GO, then I tell open that we are interested in these titles but don't see real potential respectively the expectations of the players in these games vary pretty much compared to ours. The viewer counts are telling a clear story concerning that matter.

How does SK Gaming, as one of the most sucessfull organisations in Counter-Strike, think about a signing of a team in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?


"We are pretty interested in working with CS:GO"
Müller: As I have written above. We are pretty interested in working with CS:GO according to our tradition. It's just not the right moment. We also think that Valve has to do much to get the title up in the priorities list of the teams. The passivity at the moment can not be compared to what Riot and Blizzard manage. Quite the contrary. The landscape has changed. Publishers are in competition against each other and woo for the ressources of teams."


http://www.fragster.de/de/esport/szene/artikel/13/..

Post edited 2013-02-25 21:54:03
2013-02-25 21:47:54
maybe
2013-02-25 21:47:56
that orga is really in slump nowadays...from biggest orga to orga with only LoL team
2013-02-25 21:48:55
biggest orga? since when? rofl
2013-02-25 21:59:32
Well, I think some years back SK had, maybe, one of the biggest budgets in eSports, alongside MYM (the golden era of MYM, not the lastest ones).

Now it seems that SK is no longer that rich and they didn't even have teams.
2013-02-25 22:16:33
SK always had a poor management, they are only paying now their big mistakes in the past.
2013-02-25 22:58:07
EG is the biggest organization now. they dont represent CS anymore sadly. Might be Alex Garfields love of 1.6 or his love of attaining sponships(no one can beat him at this in esports that i know of) but he focuses on sc2 now. Would love to see them boast a team with a good training environment. I think fnatic is beginning to fall apartas well losing some big name sc2 players and their CS roster has been....disappointing. maybe im wrong though.
2013-02-25 23:33:18
Some people has just been terribly wrong, when speaking about the Evil Geniuses-camp. Some have said that they should sign an American line-up because "they have such an amazing pool of talented players" - but do they? Yes, they have loads of small kids running around and shooting headshots like Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, but five of him doesn't win you anything - plus it ain't that professional.

They should probably sign a European team, like Overrated Individuals (I know rumors say they're about to join Anexis) because they expect a fair salary, trips to events, gear, and all that comes in a huge contract with such players/organizations.

- This isn't necessarily headed towards you as an offence or anything, but can you, or anyone else, please tell me if I am totally retarded, regarding the CS:GO/e-Sports scene?
2013-02-26 15:11:06
When speaking on origin of the playerz for a possible EG lineup id think they would be much better to look abroad. While domestic teams are probably cheaper it wouldnt have much of a return of value. So I agree.
2013-02-26 16:27:52
Alex Garfield has said that they won't pick up a GO team.
2013-02-28 15:40:50
Kindve unsurprising to be honest
2013-02-28 18:11:44
would love to see EG getting Quantic Gaming (with sgares). I think they would have the potential to be good if they could have the similar sponsorship 1.6 squad (lurppis and co.) had.

Post edited 2013-02-26 16:40:45
2013-02-26 16:38:49
I was talking about the past. I know EG have a lot of money atm, Jaedong and all their SC2 team earns a lot of money per month from EG.

EG have a nice marketing system and this allows them to be continuosly growing.
2013-02-27 15:11:05
Having Top5 world LoL lineup Top1 CS lineup, ex top2 EU Dota2 squad and Korean SC2 squad. Not big at all
2013-02-25 22:38:31
Korean SC2-squad? The one man squad of Jang Min Chul xD
2013-02-25 22:54:38
top5 world LoL team? their squad is not even top5 in europe. top1 cs? yeah, they were top1 for 3/4 months in 2011 big deal the rest is just bullshit because sk was never known for having a dota 2 and korean sc squads.

sk is a big org but is nowhere near fnatic, the asian orgs, EG or even na'vi.
2013-02-25 22:56:58
top1 cs? SK is the most dominant orga that has ever touched cs 1.6..

Post edited 2013-02-26 00:39:07
2013-02-26 00:38:50
ahahahah after fnatic maybe. where was sk 2008-2011? 2012?
2013-02-26 00:42:21
where was fnatic 2k3 2k4 2k5 ?
2013-02-26 01:29:51
fnatic was still not created ;) from the point fnatic had a cs team they were always better than SK except from maybe 2007 and in 2011.
2013-02-26 01:52:40
well, if fnatic dominated the 2008/2009/12 [which they didnt, at least for beginning of 2k08 and 2k12], SK clearly ruled the remaining years. If you do the math, taking off 2012 -Navi's year- you can see that SK really dominated the scene, while fnatic had 2 to 3 GREAT GREAT years.

Dont get me wrong, despite supporting f0rest and GTR I prefered the fnatic.f0rest over the SK.f0rest anyday. You cant just say fnatic is a better org, cuz they aren't
2013-02-26 01:59:16
LOL get your facts straight please.

2006- fnatic
2007- SK
2008- mtw
2009- fnatic
2010- na'vi
2011- 1 ESC/2 SK
2012- fnatic

if you dont know, dont talk please. sk had a good squad, but they fail to play at most events just like the LoL team.
2013-02-26 14:41:46
I couldn't agree more basically.
2013-02-26 15:12:57
well youre propably too young to remember 2000-2005 cs scene boy
2013-02-26 16:53:51
18yearold telling me what happened in 2006, when he was 11 :D

NiP was really strong in 2006 btw
2013-02-26 17:12:22
so youre telling me 2006 wasnt a fnatic year? it was between fnatic and NIP but fnatic gained more money.
2013-02-26 17:22:36
I'm not saying youre wrong, but at what age did you start following this game?
2013-02-26 17:23:29
in 2006/2007 so i was 12/13 years old.
2013-02-26 18:19:36
2006 wasn't a fnatic year, they just won the last big event. it was a coL/NiP year, and if you actually care to argue with me, ill easily back this up. All recorded on thorin's fragbite blog.
2013-02-27 08:27:52
fnatic was the team that won more money.
2013-02-27 10:55:40
Where did you find this information? Because it sounds very unlikely to me, unless one particular event had insanely much more prize money than every other tournament. NiP was by far the best team in 2006...
2013-02-28 04:22:59
gordiii's blogs. fnatic had like more 3000 euros than NIP in 2006.
2013-02-28 14:41:18
Not too young, i just didnt follow cs at that time since i didnt play cs at all. besides, cs only started to be really big after 2005/2006.
2013-02-26 17:15:28
you are pretty clueless, SK had some of the most successful 1.6 teams in the world, for many years no teams stood a chance against them in the early days. heaton, potti, ahl, fisker, spawn lineup was one of the most dominant teams ever then came the hyper, element, walle generations before they ended up with f0rest, GeT-RiGhT, Tentpole, etc which were all very successful, sure fnatic is up there as well but other than that no team had lined up so many good teams in the past.

Post edited 2013-02-26 18:36:02
2013-02-26 18:34:37
This sums it up.
2013-02-26 19:07:06
they were dominant in the early years, they were 0 in the recent years except from year 2007 and year 2011 (in which they werent even the best).
2013-02-26 21:08:43
0 in recent years? You definitely don't remember these years well. In 2009 they were the main runner to fnatic, and they always won tournaments here and there, these are all the years with walle/tentpole/zet/robban etc... while they never truly had the #1 team they were never below top5-6, so its absolutely ridiculous to say this.
2013-02-27 08:29:21
I never said they were below top5-6 did i? SK always had good teams (buying players from the best orgs) but they rarely had a top1 team in the world except from 2007 and some months in 2011 in the last 8/9 years.
2013-02-27 14:02:07
yeah just skip those 5 years ...
2013-02-27 08:34:55
http://www.sk-gaming.com/awards/
Just take a look. They got pretty big wins in those years and not only in counter-strike scene. This org is/was a lot more than just their counter-strike team.
2013-02-27 14:36:04
i know, i was talking about cs division only in that post. altough they have some wins they are still far behind other teams in those years...
2013-02-27 17:34:12
"cs only started to be really big after 2005/2006."

really boy? you have no idea what CPL was those days :)
2013-02-26 20:20:00
You are insanely incorrect. Hilarious how young people just assume everything was created along with them to fit their interests. Prize pots back in 2000-2004 in the CPL era were absolutely MASSIVE, with cpl having tons of stops throughout the year, and obviously CPL Winter/Summer with first prizes going as high as 60/70k and never going lower than 30.
2013-02-27 08:30:41
Those were the early years of cs when no one didnt knew how to play compared to today. i mean, people in those years got impressed by heaton's fake flash LOL SK was not top1 not even buying other players from other orgs as we saw the first 6 months of 2011.
2013-02-27 14:03:43
"Those were the early years of cs when no one didnt knew how to play compared to today"

?? And..? Your point being..? They all were in equal conditions, SK wasn't a team who came from the future buddy, it was as hard as it is today to win back in those years..
2013-02-27 20:55:16
Why consider those years when people still didnt knew how to play... fnatic is the org which won more money ence the best.
2013-02-27 21:31:40
by following your logic, nip are unbeaten in cs:go because nobody knows how to play?
2013-03-01 12:33:52
Of course not. This learning phase only occured when people started playing 1.6, this wont happen in go because these players have a lot of experience and because its the same maps, weapons, teams, etc. Of course there is a lot to learn in go too but nothing compared to when cs 1.6 started 12 years ago. I believe once the game develops even more people will beat NIP, its a normal thing.
2013-03-01 17:04:22
ofc they got impressed with the fake flash... it was a whole new move back in the time.. the game was new so there were lots of new things to learn and all the oldschoolers built the foundation for us younger guys.
2013-02-28 08:44:06
i can't stand your retarded, comments, "CS STARTED TO BE REALLY BIG AFTER 2005/2006" HAHAHAHAHA kid, cs was REALLY BIG before 2005/2006 <--- actually after 2006 cs had it's down slide.

SK-Gaming is the biggest counter-strike organization that has ever lived, NIP wasn't organization idiots, they were just a line up of 5 players, NOW WITH CS:GO IT's an ORGANIZATION. And yes, NIP past players from 1.6 was signed by organization called SK-Gaming.

Edit - CS was BIG when there was CPL, afte CPL died cs was far from BIG. Which obv you didn't know cause you were hanging still in a ballsack portougees nooblord.


Post edited 2013-02-28 16:03:23
2013-02-28 16:01:15
cs only started to be really big after 2006, proof to that is that after that year the prizemoneys were bigger and cs was a lot better.

you seem mad by the way you talk, sure sk was a great org in the primitive age of cs but in the recent years their only good year was 2007 which is a shame since sk is such a good org (LOL NOT).

also, i find it funny that you bring nip into this conversation as i never said they were an org nor talked about them.

aswering your edit. if that was true then it must be a humilliation for you to be pwned by a 10 year old boy and btw its spelled "portuguese". have a great day mr 3rd old, hope you have food and water for the rest of the week.
2013-02-28 16:09:40
Who cares how primitive or not primitive the cs was back in the days, it's because of them players and teams, it grew later on. So because of them, and because they where the best, plus the best of them represented Sk-Gaming, conclusion still stays the same that SK-Gaming > Fnatic since CS day 1.


You're retarded, that's all i can say, i don't wish to argue with pure flesh.
Go watch some TV, Listen to some that Money DollA $ BillZ y0.And it will be all good.

Have fun, "portuguese" phuckup.
2013-02-28 18:11:49
Good thing you didnt aswer half my arguments.
Sk was big when cs was released, they were shit late years, and fnatic was much better than them so yeah fnatic>SK since fnatic was the org which won more money ever.
2013-02-28 19:09:05
your arguments are so retarded, that will be waste of time to answer them. you just cant understand what cs was before 2006. in few words - you know shit bro...
2013-03-01 02:12:17
calling other people's arguments retarded doesnt make yours correct. if you have nothing to add then please do not talk to me.
2013-03-01 11:31:57
Well, SK wasn't alone though. The Danes who later on joined mortal Team work, also did quite well.
2013-02-26 15:15:58
HAHAHAHAH!! :D

Srsly dude. Get a grip. SK have been a multi-gaming organization since 1999. CS Beta - cs 1.6. If I dont recall wrong, i am sure that SK was actually the first organization to send people to LANS / events.

So SRSLY, go hang yourself.
2013-02-26 02:03:50
so what if they were the first ones? They never had a top squad in the last 7/8 years apart from the ones with spawn and GTR/f0rest. they are big but navi, G5 and fnatic are way bigger
2013-02-26 14:39:19
SK, with heaton and potti (and ahl, i think) was really what got all of this gaming organization started
2013-02-26 18:33:12
yeah but that was years ago... in 2000/2003
2013-02-26 18:52:26
So the only years that are relevant to this ranking are the ones that YOU can remember? not that fair
2013-02-27 08:36:12
No, the years that are relevant for this ranking are the ones in which people actually knew how to play cs.
2013-02-27 14:04:16
and you seem to know that I guess?
2013-02-27 14:39:59
If you want to compare cs from 2000 to 2006+ go ahead my friend.
2013-02-27 17:35:21
If you want to compare apples to pears go ahead my friend.

Post edited 2013-02-27 19:30:16
2013-02-27 19:30:11
You are the one comparing. Thats why im only considering +2006 cs.
2013-02-27 20:42:01
What the fuck? Where did I compare anything? Its certainly you whos comparing by saying "No, the years that are relevant for this ranking are the ones in which people actually knew how to play cs."
2013-02-27 20:49:25
You are bringing those years into this conversation, not me.
2013-02-27 21:30:06
haha lol I havent even typed a single number in this chat yet :D

our conversation started when I replied to your comment: "yeah but that was years ago... in 2000/2003"

2013-02-27 22:48:05
But you agreed with the guy who started talking about these years. Stop dodging the actual topic. fnatic > SK, over.
2013-02-27 23:08:10
fnatic team > SK team
SK orga > fnatic orga
2013-02-28 10:28:50
fnatic team > SK team
fnatic org > SK org.

Also, check what players say about fnatic and SK. Get some interviews of gux for example and what he has to say about both orgs. SK was always a shitty org thats why they suck atm. They have no top teams and every time they hire someone he just fails as well. SK is one of the worst orgs ever.
2013-02-28 14:43:16
SK is one of the most succesful orgas in eSports. fact
2013-02-28 15:28:43
Nonesense buddy, we are not comparing teams and years, we are saying which was the most dominant organization in cs 1.6, and based in facts it was SK. Whether or not fnatic dominated the scene more than SK did in the past 4 years, it has no relevance when it comes to history overall.. With your thinking then SK before 08 means nothing then.

Post edited 2013-02-26 06:54:33
2013-02-26 06:53:58
in 10 years SK only had about 2 "top" years while fnatic in 6 years had 3. sorry but you aint right
2013-02-26 14:43:15
2003, 2004, 2007, 2011
2013-02-26 14:49:23
I am right, you're the one getting it wrong here.

I'm gonna explain it once again, we are not comparing teams, if we compare fnatic and SK in the past 6 years then yes, fnatic has been better than SK, BUT the fact that SK has been more dominant overall (taking in account past years) makes it the most dominant organization overall.

It is of ZERO relevance whether fnatic is better than SK since it's foundation, it doesn't take what SK has done before that (e.g it's like saying Djokovic is better than Federer and Federer was winning Grand Slams while Djokovic was in the Juniors, but Djokovic has won more GSs than Federer has in the past 4 years)

So, to sum up, it is of no relevance when fnatic was founded and whether comparing the teams in the past years one is more dominant than the other, it does NOT exclude the fact that SK has been more dominant thanks to their past years in CS 1.6, and you can check the facts by yourself.

2013-02-26 18:42:46
meh, they were dominant when people didnt knew how to play cs, as soon as the game grew and the teams got better SK got shit. yes they were dominant but since fnatic exists fnatic was the best org.
2013-02-26 18:55:25
So fnatics been the best org since 06', fine for me, but if you take all the years into consideration SK has won more.

We could say they are the most dominant organizations ever and fnatic HAS BEEN more dominant in the past years, that would be a good way to put it. (:

Post edited 2013-02-26 19:02:21
2013-02-26 19:02:03
Conclusion, fnatic > SK. Thanks have a good day
2013-02-27 20:42:35
No? Wow, I really thought we had come to an end with this discussion, if you read everything I wrote (SPECIALLY #103), it is quite obvious SK is the best organization to ever touch cs 1.6

I'm not gonna write it again and again since you don't seem to understand, gl.
2013-02-27 20:49:55
Ahahaha, nope. fnatic was the org who won more money in cs1.6 even though they only have a team for 8 years while SK had for 13.
2013-02-27 21:30:55
stop feeding this troll guys
2013-02-27 22:17:47
no pls im hungry
2013-02-27 23:05:59
where SK was 2011? oh lord you forget too quick. SK dominated 2011 (spring/summer)
2013-02-26 12:27:38
SK only had 2 big years in the recent years which were 2007 and 2011, apart from that they were always top3/4
2013-02-26 14:37:21
2011 was ESC's year.
2013-03-01 11:58:16
No, SK dominated the spring/summer. So how can ESC have the whole year? They were pretty equal over the whole year. But spring/summer was SK:s
2013-03-01 14:44:51
Read this article, thoorin's great research and imo very valid opinions gives ESC the title :)

http://www.sk-gaming.com/content/36079-Polish_powe..

The team of the year throughout CS history

2001 SE NiP (HeatoN, Potti, XeqtR, MedioN and Hyb)
2002 -
2003 SE SK.swe (HeatoN, Potti, elemeNt, SpawN, fisker and ahl)
2004 DK The-Titans (whiMp, Drally, spx, KK, eGene and Eraz)
2005 -
2006 SE NiP (zet, SpawN, RobbaN, walle and ins)
2007 SE fnatic (f0rest, dsn, cArn, Archi and ins)
2008 DK mTw (whiMp, Sunde, zonic, MJe and ave)
2009 SE fnatic (f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Gux, dsn and cArn)
2010 UA Na`Vi (markeloff, Edward, starix, Zeus and ceh9)
2011 PL ESC (NEO, TaZ, pasha, kuben and loord)
2012 SE fnatic

Post edited 2013-03-01 14:49:31
2013-03-01 14:48:41
I coudnt care less. Did you follow CS 2011? SK had like 55 matches in a row without a loss during the summer
2013-03-01 14:59:15
So what? ESC did better overall throughout the year.
2013-03-01 15:11:23
By like $1000 dollars. ESC was no threat to anyone during like 4 months in the year. Thats not a team that should be called the best that year
2013-03-01 15:26:07
Best of the year = the team that was best overall during the year. That's why it's called team of the year and not team of half the year.
2013-03-01 15:29:22
their squad isnt top5 europe in LoL? you must be dreaming.. they qualified in 2nd place to S2 finals....
2013-02-26 00:44:23
yeah they did, with the most lucky wins ever. GG (old m5), EG, fnatic are the top3 and then you have GIANTS and dragonborns who already beat SK. SK are the most unstable "professional" LoL team in the world, they can have a great day and beat a team and can lose vs a random amateur team from china.
2013-02-26 00:50:55
you call their wins lucky when they lose like against backdoors, or games they only lose 1 fight at 40minute mark, they were unstable in terms of line-ups now but they'e really solid atm, and dragonborns can't really be put in top5 when they pick random laningphase comps and everyone hops in shushei+hosan's back to get carried.
You can't say if DB or Giants are better thaan anyone, since they only played bo1.
2013-02-26 01:19:35
DB and Giants are far more consistent than SK. Tell me how many tournaments did SK win please.
2013-02-26 01:53:27
having MC and NaDa...hmm..pretty unknown players

Yes they were known for both Dota and Dota2. In WC3 Dota, SK was one of most dominant teams, and in Dota2 they had danish squad which was top2 (at some point, just after navi).

About LoL, do you even follow LCS? :)))

and by the way asian orgas are joke compared to western
2013-02-26 12:11:57
i do follow the LCS. Tell me SK place please.
2013-02-26 14:36:01
4th? Having win over EG and ranked above Gambit (exM5)
2013-02-26 18:22:23
Gambit are in 3th place, and SK place at 4th (3-3) with the same % of victories to 5th and 6th, but they both are ((2-2)less two games than SK).
2013-02-27 05:43:50
wrote it before gambit got 4th win :)
2013-02-27 10:53:37
your post 2013-02-26, last gambit game was 23rd ^^
2013-02-27 15:03:04
checked via gosugamers lol page..apparently they had 3-3, but it was resulted incorectly, they have 4-2 :) my bad
2013-02-27 20:37:02
MC unknown player? Mate, you don't know what you're talking about. Hahaha, made my day.
2013-02-26 15:13:18
read his post, then read mine, and then go google sarcasm ;)
2013-02-26 18:21:57
i wouldn't call navi that big organisation yet. Yes, maybe they got a few more sponsors this year, but still, they only had (are having) 3-4 gaming teams/players all the time (at the moment there is CSGO, Dota2 teams and FIFA13 player).

Post edited 2013-02-26 16:50:59
2013-02-26 16:50:05
yeah and those teams are better than SK at any game lol navi is getting bigger and bigger...
2013-02-26 17:14:03
They still have MC too, if I'm not wrong.
2013-02-26 15:12:25
Probably no, they are based on LOL now..
2013-02-25 21:49:10
no money
2013-02-25 21:52:30
no honey
2013-02-25 21:57:22
D :
2013-02-25 22:12:29
sk died with bds
2013-02-25 22:10:06
+1
2013-02-25 22:22:13
+1
2013-02-26 19:09:12
shit!!! where from coming such guys?! ^
2013-02-25 22:12:06
imo +anexis squad to schroett kommando org
2013-02-25 22:13:29
pff
SK will pick up overrated
2013-02-25 22:19:28
offtopic: what does schroett kommando mean?
2013-02-25 22:20:15
just a random name
2013-02-25 22:37:16
it was old name of this organisation ... :)
2013-02-26 10:12:05
something like "shot command"

Post edited 2013-02-26 15:04:48
2013-02-26 15:00:43
modified "Schrot" which means pellet (shotgun ammunition)
2013-02-26 17:17:28
"It's just not the right moment."


Will be the right moment when they can steal players from NiP/fnatic like they've always been doing.
2013-02-25 22:25:19
Actually players decide to join or not, no one steals anyone.
2013-02-26 00:18:31
They buy their contracts.
2013-02-26 01:53:32
No one would join SK now, unless very fresh and young players
2013-02-28 01:28:16
by: luv1
#52
SK players left for NiP in 2005 :/
2013-02-26 02:59:25
They dont have the money.
2013-02-25 22:27:43
Money is problem? You are crazy? SK Gaming is one of the biggest organisation in the world, in past with CS 1.6 now with League of Legends, and they are based only on this game! Maybe in future with CS:GO team.
2013-02-25 23:38:40
So what? mTw was one of the biggest organisations in EU and...

And SK isnt one of the biggest organisation in the world anymore, they used to be back in their good days, but now, they are LoL/sc2 and nothing more, if their LoL/sc2 team fail, they will be broken.
2013-02-26 00:56:42
No, they weren't lol..
2013-02-26 14:38:34
robban,face,moddiii,gux,delpan
2013-02-25 22:48:11
On paper its a great 1.6 lineup at least, and if some practise im sure it would be in reality aswell... the huge talent and experience is definatly there.
But im quite convinced we have seen Robban for the last time playing top elite CS.
face and gux feels like a bigtime longshot aswell, but who knows.

MODDII is "active" with a team with some potential, at least. Well hope to finally see some of his amazing skills in CPH Games and more lans in near future..

Delpan = To be Continued

Post edited 2013-02-25 23:11:07
2013-02-25 23:09:36
Gux and robban = inactive
face = I dont know ?
Delpan = ...
Moddii plays for anyone :)
2013-02-26 10:13:26
face is inactive, delpan has been playing a lot of GO for a wile now, but besides that, no team yet :P
2013-02-26 19:11:02
Yeah, they propably will buy one.
2013-02-25 23:01:57
RobbaN comeback with face + delpan ? :D with walle and heaton? sick line upp?
2013-02-25 23:04:25
Would be sick :D
2013-02-25 23:18:46
heaton is muppet in nip.

ontopic: sk will create after nip disband. nip will disband after they will lose 3-4 tournaments.
2013-02-25 23:20:35
not gonna happen
2013-02-25 23:38:05
they did it already. when 2-3 more teams will grow and 1st place in tournaments will be divided, nip will quit his team. he did it when 1.6 was at his peak. and cs:go will never be in that place anyway.
2013-02-25 23:49:47
he isnt a muppet, he's one of the owners
2013-02-26 17:10:31
I read all that and what i understood was "right now NiP is decimating everything on the cs:go scene and we are so wimpy that we do not want to compete with them. we'll wait until someone else finds a way to beat them consistently and then we'll do it". Woosies...
2013-02-25 23:50:30
Haha, pretty much this.
2013-02-25 23:57:44
I wouldn't recommend it, the orga is shit, and drop their players as soon as they don't see the results.
2013-02-26 00:09:59
Just like every other organisation.
2013-02-26 01:56:18
well i see one organisation which seem to not be like that. Anexis they kept 1.6 lineup for a long time even if they wasn't doing great results and they do the same on cs go and now Anexis top 2 at the last lan.
2013-02-26 09:04:09
Not just like every other organisation. In SK-Gaming, the players have no say in who plays and who doesnt. Some "team manager" decides who is on the team and who is not. For example, before they brought in Delpan, they wanted to play with walle again, but SK-Gaming said no.

in fnatic the players vote for who stays and who's out. SK is the worst organisation there is
2013-02-26 12:25:59
yep same goes for LoL who knows how many players has ocelote kicked from sk. but he still stands in becouse of his popularity and stream
2013-02-26 12:32:08
Did someone talk about choosing the players ?
2013-02-27 10:17:36
"I wouldn't recommend it, the orga is shit, and drop their players as soon as they don't see the results."
2013-02-27 15:23:42
lurpp&co had any major results in 2011?yet winfakt sent them everywhere
2013-02-27 00:10:22
Well would you like to waste your money on a shit team?
2013-02-26 09:07:47
Delpan AWP
face aimmer
moddii aimmer
robban igl
jw aimmer
2013-02-26 05:24:31
+schneider stand in for online leagues
2013-02-26 20:06:51
maybe.
2013-02-27 05:12:46
loooooool
2013-02-28 22:10:56
by: GoMeZ - HLTV.org
#54
CS squads are expensive, you need 5 players. If their one Sc2 player streamed from his bedroom, he would have more viewers than the whole madcatz comp.

CS:GO needs more / better casters / better production - This is how sc2 / dota2 / lol did it. It's all about the streams.


2013-02-26 05:49:59
I do not get your point in the last part really. Are you saying that streams makes a game bigger and better?
2013-02-26 15:00:37
by: Dok1
#79
It makes them interesting for sponsors.
2013-02-26 15:05:26
Yes it sure does. But not in that order.

The game has to get big before there's any foundation for streams. Streams doesn't make the game grow or get sponsors. Two of the games he is comparing to in this scenario is free-games where a lot of money have been invested in advertising and tournaments. That is not the case for any CS version sadly.

If the game was free and some heavy advertising was put in for getting players to play the game everything would look a lot different.
2013-02-26 19:00:22
dude the game must be fun to watch and play and after that comes the advertising and eventually if its free or not
2013-02-26 20:24:22
I don't knwo what you are trying to get at. Ofcourse the games needs to be fun for anybody to play it.

People don't buy or play games because they are fun to WATCH. They play them if they are well exposed/advertised and fun to play - nothing else. That's what makes games grow in playerbase. Not streams. If it also a competitive game with elements that is worth casting all that will come after.
If the game then on top of that is free to play then the game will gets it's streams, exposure and sponsors later.

2013-02-26 23:03:52
perfectly right! casters at madcatz were a paiN!

anyway, even if in navi-vg mirage ordeal i havent had any thrill like i had in normal games in big lans in 1.6. so, for me, its pretty much useless
2013-02-26 20:08:49
by: N3E
#55
SK will get der team when CS:GO will be done with its updates ... simple... Maybe they will get NiP again .. or maybe some other players.. only SK owners know.
2013-02-26 06:12:18
SK has never created a CSTEAM, they just stole CSTEAM.
2013-02-26 07:20:54
since theyre always interested in top1 teams, nope.
2013-02-26 10:13:12
yea and what players would they sign in atm?.. with this small and unknown scene. it needs to develope with more competitive teams and players not just nip. Cs go doesn't even have decent casters or huge amount of viewers
2013-02-26 12:29:36
SK ocelote :))
2013-02-26 18:54:41
It's hard to tell where the viewership is at for CS:GO right now. I'm pretty sure Dreamhack had an increase in viewership compared to ESWC last year. We have to wait for one really large event to decide. I don't know if Mad Catz was that event, I hadn't even heard of it until really late. Also Mad Catz was plagued with technical issues that dropped the stream.

Either way, the real issue with the scene right now is the game itself. It still isn't up to par and needs a lot more work before it's truly ready to replace either of the other CS titles.
2013-02-27 06:13:20
sk just have to borrow 5 players from various teams and voila ! sk. gaming LoL :P
2013-02-27 06:23:26
I think they should form a dota2 team since it's getting bigger than lol.
2013-02-27 11:18:31
Another thread?


THEY WONT PICK CSGO
2013-02-27 17:36:52
They will 1 day
2013-02-27 19:32:28
Nope
2013-02-27 19:39:46
no!
2013-02-27 19:37:17
would be nice to see, but they dont want to pick CS:GO squad...

Post edited 2013-02-27 20:50:33
2013-02-27 20:49:25
by: aat
#167
I dont think that SK will give the game a shot until.

1- Someone kills NiP's trend.
2- The game is 100% ready.
3- They find 5 Amazing players who are willing to play with their rules.

2013-02-27 23:37:20
hmm SK
http://www.hltv.org/news/10122-anexis-lose-csgo-te..
there is chance
2013-02-28 03:56:20
Why invest in GO? Deaded in 1-2 years.
2013-02-28 03:58:21
Why you eat? Maybe you die tomorrow or in few years?
2013-02-28 04:43:27
There's a very big difference. Sponsorship is a matter of opportunity cost. Money and resources are finite. Spending them on one thing comes at the expense of not being spent on another thing. SK probably doesn't consider GO to be worth the investment in the big picture and I agree with them in that regard.
2013-02-28 21:25:55
jajaja bla bla bla i didnt read your post, first you hate game, then writing blablabla... :) pwned cao
2013-02-28 23:55:54
SK is smart, they won't waste their money like this
2013-02-28 05:04:29
yeah because nip is #1. else sk would have been involved for 3 months already for sure
2013-02-28 19:20:59
twist
cype
berg
schneider
jw
2013-02-28 08:47:59
SK org still exist?
2013-02-28 20:01:57
yep, kalle,real,fyrte,zonic,walle
2013-03-01 13:33:23
Delpan to Lemondogs.
2013-03-01 15:11:49
SK needs to pick up ex-Anexis & replace Pimp with Xyp9x.
gla1ve
MSL
Xyp9x
Nico
Nille
2013-03-01 16:01:41

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