SK Gaming have announced that Jimmy "allen" Allen will be returning to action in their Counter-Strike division.
The news comes as somewhat of a surprise, although Jimmy "allen" Allen said his leave of absense would only be until further notice, when he stepped down less than two months ago.
Allen initially decided to take a break after his recent illness had become a problem for his Counter-Strike commitment, which had started effecting him negatively in terms of playing the game.
However, Allen will now be returning to activity in SK Gaming, for whom he will act as a stand-in at the Swedish World Cyber Games qualifier.
Out of the blue, SK Gaming have released Dennis "dennis" Edman, who first began his adventure with the team in February, when he was brought in for the IEM5 World Championship.
Commenting on the matter and Dennis "dennis" Edman's exit, team manager Tim "merusame" Ellersiek said the following on the team's website:
"After several months with dennis in the lineup the team came to the decision that they won't continue in the same formation. The reasons behind this decision are extremely complex. Dennis has been a superb asset to the team and has also played extremely precious tournaments with and for SK Gaming.
"Former SK Gaming player Jimmy Allen will be playing the upcoming WCG Qualifier in Stockholm. Once again thank you Dennis, your time as a very talented SK player is appreciated in a great manner."
With Dennis "dennis" Edman on board, Allen's temporary replacement, SK Gaming recently secured a second-place finish at Xperia PLAY 2011, as well as winning Inferno Online 3.3.
SK Gaming now have:
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Jimmy "allen" Allen
Johan "face" Klasson
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström
The team will make their next appearance at another preliminary stage of the Swedish World Cyber Games qualifier, which will take place at Inferno Online Stockholm on May 28.
for now its dennis=allen
now allen just need some time
Dennis has nothing to do in sk's "dreamteam"
DENNIS >>>>>>>>>>>>>> ALLEN
And don't forget that allen quite masters the m4.
Isn't that obvious that in a theam it's not only about mad fraggers ? Ok u have face , forest and gtr in a team , and the team is not winning anything. This means that you must work elsewhere.
Don't fool yourselves , this game isn't about skill anymore , it's about brain and practice.
Every idiot can aim , but not everyone can understand the game and play it in an effective manner for a team.
Why people don't talk about Na'Vi : +f0rest - ceh9. I'll tell you why , because they are winning and they have a good chemistry among them.
In Ukraine there are better aimers than zeus and ceh9 , but you never talk about -ceh9 +everyone else.
Stop being kids ffs.
dennis was great cuz he was able to play with the big green instead of RobbaN, now RobbaN'll be the one and only sniper in the team (with forest awping on de_train once in a while), and that's not good according to me !
Are u rly from Ukraine?
see the one that SK should remove
keep going sk
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they will crush any line up of SK.
here ppl forgot how allen is good
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not saying it's not a good thing that allen is coming back (although personally I think dennis is better) but SK as an org really keep disappointing.
In order to prove my point: Shit, dick, cunt, bollocks!
what they did here with dennis happened several times before, and it also includes GeT_RiGhT. if you are not aware of it, then fine, but don't come and say I only say crap, because this is 100% true :)
Everyone always thinks, that SK as an organization is very bad. Of course, they had their up's and down's by not paying salaries etc, but I mean the SK staff, so to speak, can't really change players, when they have a problem with someone or something or they don't like someone or something. If the team is showing results and everything is fine in the team itself, the staff almost has no right to change someone.
SK is one of the best organization out there in my opinion. They send their team to a lot of tournaments. I mean, why would players like f0rest and GTR join SK, if they wouldn't get salaries etc. I'm pretty sure the players made this decision.
And my guess allen fixed his health problem and wanted to go back, to competitive gaming. Maybe he asked RobbaN to change dennis or something. And as RobbaN is the last one of the original SK, maybe he wanted his old friend back too.
It's not like, he would add allen, because he is his friend, but the team maybe would work even better with him. I mean, since walle left, I'm no longer a SK fan and definitely they change players way too much, but it will be interesting to see, what dennis has to say and how it will work out for them.
all you said is true but I can't let you say that.
among the big organizations, they are by far the one with the most problems pointed out. have you ever heard any complaints about Na'Vi, fnatic, mTw, mousesports, etc...? SK is the only big org with such problems.
sending players to tournaments is a small part of what's making an org a good one.
and I understand why RobbaN could have wanted allen back, but let's be honest, dennis was playing great.
And of course, from 4 really good organizations you named and other good organizations you didn't name, 1/10 organization will have problems. Unfortunely SK is the 1 org, who has these problems and no matter what, people will bitch how bad the organization is, when they will change their line-up.
"Dennis has been a superb asset to the team and has also played extremely precious tournaments with and for SK Gaming"
GeT_RiGhT f0rest MODDII <3 hell yeah !
i guess also a2g will perform better with dennis
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since he knows what he had and how to prevent/defend it i guess he will do a lot better at the next events lets see :-)
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1:st Samsung Euro Championship 2007
NL 1:st Kode5 Qualify Netherlands 2007
SE 1:st Dreamhack Skellefteå 2007
SE 1:st Eswc Qualify Dreamhack summer
DE 1:st ENC playoffs TEAM SWEDEN 2009
SE 1:st Wcg Qualify Dreamhack Skellefteå 2008
US 1:st ESL EM III Global Challenge L.A in Los Angeles CA, USA
SE 1:st Inferno-online League Season #1
SE 1:st Dreamhack Winter 2008 WGT tournament
SE 1:st Dreamhack Gothenburg
DE 1:st ENC playoffs TEAM SWEDEN 2009
CN 1:st Extreme masters CHENGDU
KR 1:st IEF Korea 2009
SE 1:st Arbalet Cup Europe 2009
SE 1:st IOL Qualify sthlm season #2
SE 1:st IOL finals dreamhack 2010
DE 1:st Samsung euro championship, SEC 2010
and as you said tons of second and third places
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"Not that impressive for a organisation like SK"
sk is an org wich always had high expectations from their team. Sk was never the best org for an player.
and you should stop talking about SK self we talk about allen. SK's lineup of 2011 is just sick. everyone said they would rule 2011 and what did they achieved? na??? right not even one first place. with and without allen.
we talk about allen as a player and in that way he achieved everything beside a WCG and a ESWC title. and for that is now another chance 2011
Post edited 2011-05-23 21:39:32
maybe he doesnt fitted in the sk chemistry? as a player i have to agree just sick.
and since sk still didnt won anything big in that time.another kick. and since none of the old members wanted to go. maybe they just blamed moddii. same with gtr's story in sk.
Post edited 2011-05-23 21:45:04
I think allen and robban are good friends is one of the main reasons.
f0rest & gtr & moddii together would be an insane fragging power trio. I think even better than the one with gux.
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I've also seen many of those videos on SKgaming/youtube of them sharing a breakfast, or travelling on a van, and so on.
I´m not stating they dont have a good chemistry together.
I have no idea how the chemistry or teamwork works out.
Let's "know" a little before judging.
I only know allen and robban are good friends. Probably one of the main reasons.
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Allen is good, period.
Tell that to FX, carn dsn f0rest, old teams from Finland and France, old VP, bla bla bla.
btw, SK kicked fisker & vilden, 2 world champions who won a fucking CPL for SK, they don't think they're good, they kick them, same should happen with allen but...wait...allen is a good player! I forgot!
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hope he finds a new team soon, great player...
GL to SK with Allen returning.
Hopefully someone picks up dennis soon.
It just seems that HLTVorg news replies have a mob mentality for the most part IMO.
Post edited 2011-05-23 23:35:04
-fyrrt3 or khrystal
Edit : Also, SK has done a good job of keeping me away from liking them. They do a bloody good job at killing good talent.
GTR (got saved by fnatic)
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Team is unbelievable
I think dennis is a great player and he did a great job for SK, but allen is an awesome player, and he sure did alot for SK while he was there. Dennis will get an offer really quick, so don't mind him, but throwing allen out of SK would be the end of his career just like all the other oldschool EX-SK players. Lets hope allen is in good health and ready to win. GL allen and GL dennis!
When allen will be not so good, so he can make place for dennis :)
dennis into A2G he was very well coordinated with manne in playzone.se and that could bring them medal standings.
allen is too sick to play, we gonna pick another top swe player.
never like sk, but now i hope they gonna lose every 1st group stage.
official #1 sk hater is born.
robban with allen > robban with dennis
I hope that you find a team dennis! :)
these players are well better with all respect than allen/face/robban
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allen is old school so he cant be kicked.
SK has been wasting so much talent, it's brutal... Just fire amazing players like their nothing. They need to get it together...
IMO the best and most sucessfull team they had since 2005 it's the 2009 line-up: face, kHRYSTAL, walle, RobbaN and allen.
Post edited 2011-05-23 20:54:39
not sure how to feel about this, I mean allen better bring his a-game cuz dennis has been doing pretty well
Allen though would probably have significantly better chemistry with the players than dennis having played with them for longer, and on top of it all he was the player's choice for who they wanted to play with, so this change is for the best.
The dream swedish lineup would probably always be f0rest, getright, delpan, moddii, robban though.
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oh well, gl SK ill be rootin for ya
/The reply button isn't working for me.
GET walle BACK AND IT WILL BE CRAZYYYYYY!
They need AWP, not rifler! Walle crazy with awp. BTW walle crazy in all roles: igl, awp, rifler.
Why allen, not walle?
SORRY. WHAT THE F*CK? WHY YOU, ST***D SK|managers CAN'T GET SOME BRAIN AND ADD Den(walle)???
Post edited 2011-05-23 21:07:38
SK players are all experienced. Now, if they will fail with allen, then they will have to do their re-thinking.
Now as it comes to dennis, damn he's a great player and he deserves to be in a superb team.
For the moment I can find only 2 respectable teams that can fit him, and those are LIONS and RAGE.
I hope that he won't retire and that some good team is going to pick him.
Good luck both dennis and SK.
As always people jump to conclusions, but that is obviously easy to do when he has played there for the past 4 years - it just seems weird that they would use those words if they were 100% sure that he would in fact rejoin.
dennis is low versus allen
Na`Vi have ONE and ONLY brilliant roster. They won all, cuz they're stabile in roster and just work with same roster.
They have to find the right roster and trust each other.
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Edit: gl allen.
Post edited 2011-05-23 21:22:18
wake up and add Walle
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So, I think SK +walle and they can fight for top2 World. Now, not ofcourse.
Walle = great awp, great rifler, great igl, simple legend of swedish CS.
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I fell sad for him,
BUT allen is better in the game, and with this break i think he will regain his old shape.
no matter with allen or dennis
SK was trying to be better than fnatic after so many years ...but not it doesnt even matter :D
This lineup really sucks ordinary IGL cant tap the skills of two pure madfraggers..
but GL dennis, he got a big expirience, I hope some good team like RAGE will pick him up
And seems like f0rest and GTR didnt like their new teammate either, like they did when they left fnatic.
i, personally, think that this lineup was awesome, but fx and navi r too. all they need is more is more believe in themselves, like navi guys do...
Robban is igl, so he cant be kicked, sad(
GL 2 dennis, btw
http://imageshack.us/m/204/6140/detrain0001ah.png <3 !!
But now I'm making the new version with more teams, and some updates :D.
dennis was playing MUCH better than allen lately
i hope for manne, dennis, huggan, keiz, hyvlarn
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Good for you allen, and I hope dennis gets a good team, he's got potential
also fyrte and khrystal plays like shit these days so way to go for dennis
The Swedish team was not in a good phase right now with Allen again in the team, let's see if the team goes forward.
sk gaming bs <3
will be the best sweden team
SK-manager Budak has contacted Fragbite and says that allen only will act as a stand-in during the WCG qualifiers. After qualification maybe allen have to leave again.
Who's gonna be the permanent 5th?
the team still wouldn't be perfect (would still need at least one change) but moddii is the freaking beast every Swedish team needs.
SK continues to be a joke, and they will never be #1.
i want that sk line up D:
carn it´s a team leader, not captain
dsn = captain
a captain is a person who leads the team.
maybe he is still but i doubt that from my point of view
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ofc carn is a super duper important piece in fnatic
didn't like you lately, but I hope you come back motivated to crush everyone!
Post edited 2011-05-24 05:27:09
[[[ begin don't like SK... ]]]
allen = SK -_-?
[[[ dennis GL ]]]
+Gux or walle, because SK need good awp'er. =D or rifle'r.
f0rest can't keep up with markeloff , to be honest they should of got threat , but now that allen's back ill check out SK matches now
Most of people who are saying stupid fanboys looking the past and don't really know who is better at the moment.
dennis is a good player but allen has more experience.
I hope to see SK on top and crushing everyone.