SK Gaming have announced that they have parted ways with their CS:GO division and that the organisation will not be looking to pick up a new team.
The decision comes as a huge surprise as SK had given a good account of themselves at DreamHack Summer, where they beat fnatic and London Conspirancy en route to the last-eight stage, where they were defeated by HellRaisers.
Shortly after the event, SK were left with a four-man roster as Faruk "pita" Pita decided to retire from gaming to take on a full-time job at a Swedish bank.
SK came in 5th-8th at DH Summer
Since then, the team had been trialling several players, most recently Marcus "Delpan" Larsson, with whom they secured a place in the ESL One European finals via the North qualifier.
Everything seemed to be on track for the team, but SK announced today that they decided against renewing the players' contract.
"SK Gaming is currently not looking to pick up another team or any individual players and are therefore opting out of competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for the time being," an SK statement read.
"We at SK Gaming wish the best of luck to the entire team - these are some great guys and personalities with a bright future ahead of them.
"Big shout-outs also to our fans, who supported us both offline and online during this endeavour.
"We have been and currently are looking into other opportunities and will hopefully have some promising announcements coming up soon."
For now, it remains to be seen whether the team will remain together and try to find the support of a new organisation.
SK were last seen with:
Mikail "eksem" Bill
Joel "emilio" Mako
Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson
Fredrik "Roque" Honak
Marcus "Delpan" Larsson