Kinguin lose SKYTTEN for GP qualifier

Team Kinguin member Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson has been ruled out of the Gaming Paradise qualifier due to medical reasons.

With just 48 hours to go before the start of the qualifier, Team Kinguin have learned that they will not be able to field their full lineup at the Slovenian event, where they were hoping to save face after a disappointing LAN debut at DreamHack Summer earlier in the month.

Shortly after the team arrived in Poland for a week-long bootcamp, several players complained about feeling sick, with the most serious case being that of Håvard "rain" Nygaard, who sustained a foot infection.

The Norwegian talent is recovering well from the problem after being examined by doctors, but Kinguin were dealt another blow over the weekend as Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson had to be rushed to the hospital after he started coughing up blood.


SKYTTEN will recover from illness at home 

Late on Sunday, Mikail "Maikelele" Bill and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom posted a VLOG on Facebook announcing that the team would have to withdraw from the Gaming Paradise qualifier due to this latest setback.

However, Kinguin have performed a surprise U-turn on their decision and will attend the event with a stand-in for SKYTTEN, who is bound to return home. The name of the substitute player will be revealed on Monday.

Gamers2, FlipSid3 Tactics and Rock will be Kinguin's opponents during this three-day long qualifier, with the winning side securng a slot at the Gaming Paradise, where $50,000 will be on offer.

Meanwhile, Kinguin have pledged to offer €10 vouchers to everyone who guesses the name of the team's substitute player at the qualifier correctly. To enter this contest, simply send an email to office@kinguin.net with your pick (only one allowed).

Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Alexander 'SKYTTEN' Carlsson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
ouch
2015-06-22 02:12
#4
Lithuania EdvaG 
sad
2015-06-22 02:12
n1
2015-06-22 02:12
#20
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Latvia SEHUN 
how is this even nice? what a dumb fck
2015-06-22 02:13
Welcome to hltv
2015-06-22 06:26
^
2015-06-24 18:49
#8
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
I can stand to kinguin, maikekele pls invite me inbox
2015-06-22 02:12
You will pee your pants if Maikelele whiffes a lot.
2015-06-22 02:18
<3
2015-06-22 02:12
:(
2015-06-22 02:13
joelz inc
2015-06-22 02:13
xD
2015-06-22 02:14
actually a good idea. even though joelz is toxic as hell, I think he should try to proof himself once in a while
2015-06-22 03:31
He's proving himself at LAN Dodging. Kappa
2015-06-22 03:52
he are )
2015-06-22 04:02
#139
Gux | 
Sweden EczeL  
he am*
2015-06-22 04:57
#143
 | 
Sweden Trojka03 
FailFish
2015-06-22 06:11
joelz at lan ? I arent think that
2015-06-22 14:23
GET WELL SKYTTEN
2015-06-22 02:13
1337
2015-06-22 02:13
get well soon bro
2015-06-22 02:13
Fodder
2015-06-22 02:13
#22
World MiHi 
lol
2015-06-22 02:14
DENNIS
2015-06-22 02:14
#24
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
Dennis
2015-06-22 02:14
Mystic
2015-06-22 02:14
skytten got cancer? :O
2015-06-22 02:14
He probably stayed too long on HLTV forums
2015-06-22 02:21
+1
2015-06-22 02:42
++
2015-06-22 02:47
hes shiittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
2015-06-22 06:49
better than you at every category, though.
2015-06-22 09:37
ur shittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
2015-06-22 13:57
better than you at every category, though.
2015-06-22 15:56
wer all shittttttttttttttttttttttttttt
2015-06-22 17:05
+ RobbaN
2015-06-22 02:15
I don't know why but i strongly believe it's someone form Virtus.Pro. Don't know why, mybe pasha? xD
2015-06-22 02:15
team kinguin? no chance my friend
2015-06-22 12:19
pls lord gaben kinguin dont deserve rekt
2015-06-22 02:15
#33
TaZ | 
Poland reap3r 
Holy shit, coughing up blood seems serious. Wishing him speedy recovery. That's a lot of bad luck for Kinguin.
2015-06-22 02:15
Please don't be the manager as stand-in :( Need carry.
2015-06-22 02:15
somewhow i think it will be the manager though :\
2015-06-22 09:41
Kinguin Hunden HYPE
2015-06-22 02:15
i will get you while you shower
2015-06-22 02:55
i don't shower nt guy
2015-06-22 02:58
he cleans showers
2015-06-22 06:24
don't you have some overly generous country to go and take advantage of with your rat beliefs?
2015-06-22 08:15
Get well men :)
2015-06-22 02:16
niko
2015-06-22 02:17
too ez, not from sweden always #1 facebook.com/OfficialNiKolinho?fref=ts
2015-06-22 15:50
weber
2015-06-22 02:17
GTR
2015-06-22 02:17
#43
Hobbit | 
Sweden Hasklon 
Thought they were kicking Skytten when i read title, was disappointed nice way to save face with those vouchers btw kek
2015-06-22 02:17
Skytten was god on dreamhack summer.
2015-06-22 12:03
yea thank god he just coughed blood <.<
2015-06-22 13:04
#44
 | 
Poland camarpl 
too much pierogi
2015-06-22 02:17
what
2015-06-22 02:17
#47
 | 
North America Foxaika 
That's really unfortunate. I can't imagine these sort of setbacks are helping their team come together.
2015-06-22 02:18
Literally hacking.
2015-06-22 02:19
wish him a speedy recovery
2015-06-22 02:19
#51
 | 
Switzerland coolstorybro 
wow get well soon wtf are they eating there man :/
2015-06-22 02:20
#52
 | 
Spain akproxx 
1 - disappointing LAN debut at DreamHack Summer ? what miraa are u drunk? 2 - omg poland pls
2015-06-22 02:20
yeah it was less "disappointing" and more "expected"
2015-06-22 02:22
#60
 | 
Spain akproxx 
yep
2015-06-22 02:23
+1
2015-06-22 13:42
#53
 | 
Turkey Purchase 
Unlucky
2015-06-22 02:26
#57
Barcode | 
Sweden mlns 
"xD" about someone coughing up blood. nice
2015-06-22 02:22
#67
 | 
Turkey Purchase 
sorry it is serious
2015-06-22 02:26
Poland is taking effect.
2015-06-22 02:21
get well again kinguin players. polan infects people with disease, shame on polan bootcamp! stand in will be ....XANTARES
2015-06-22 02:23
lol kinguin need ideas who they should ask to be a standin. Of course get well skytten
2015-06-22 02:24
Denis, Schneider or Devilwalk
2015-06-22 02:24
xanteres
2015-06-22 02:25
#65
 | 
Macau Lass3YAOW 
twist ;^)
2015-06-22 02:25
HUNDEN for sure
2015-06-22 02:26
wow..I hope he is ok now.. coughing up blood is something you should take serious!
2015-06-22 02:26
omg
2015-06-22 02:26
#70
 | 
Turkey Purchase 
xantares stand in confirmed Kappa
2015-06-22 02:27
Nice bootcamplelelelle
2015-06-22 02:27
get well skytten :(
2015-06-22 02:27
get well soon guys! edit: pneumonia?
2015-06-22 02:30
Kinguin is just tranforming into their beast form.
2015-06-22 02:30
jw
2015-06-22 02:31
people saying Dennis please stop... emilio or xantares pls
2015-06-22 02:32
Chiken stand in
2015-06-22 02:33
+1
2015-06-22 13:32
i hope you feel well soon skytten as for the sub i know who he is and it would be unfair to tell everyone who it is.
2015-06-22 02:33
You know shit man.
2015-06-22 02:37
#93
Tunisia edgg 
come on dude tell us tell us!!
2015-06-22 02:42
#85
rain | 
Norway LearnTACS 
we got a witch on our hands
2015-06-22 02:37
#184
 | 
Europe duke` 
call the Winchesters
2015-06-22 09:22
Get well dude!
2015-06-22 02:41
XANTARES pls
2015-06-22 02:41
#92
United States p0gs 
fifi
2015-06-22 02:42
there goes their igl holy shit
2015-06-22 02:42
SK HUNDEN
2015-06-22 02:44
#97
 | 
World Griw 
scream playing faceit with XANTARES i hope!
2015-06-22 02:44
#152
 | 
Turkey annttiigs 
xantares means no success on LAN in worldish.
2015-06-22 06:49
This is actually sad
2015-06-22 02:45
+twist
2015-06-22 02:47
Polks strikes again
2015-06-22 02:47
Dreamhack gives people weird diseases .. trust me ive been to dreamhack since 1999 and in the past 16 years ive been sick maybe 9-10 of the time. But 2-3 of them was cuz i drank to much cola and eat weird food .. but still u can get sick from other things
2015-06-22 02:48
whoooot
2015-06-22 12:11
Kinguin shox He is screams friend and he is igl currently Ez win for kinguin
2015-06-22 02:48
Its Shox...
2015-06-22 02:48
kqly comeback kappaa
2015-06-22 02:49
almost a troll :D nt hltv
2015-06-22 02:49
poorland strikes again
2015-06-22 02:52
delpan kappa
2015-06-22 02:53
NiKo inc
2015-06-22 02:54
gz
2015-06-24 18:50
:(
2015-06-22 02:55
skytten<3:(
2015-06-22 02:59
Skytten (IGL) out, means a new boss in the squad. Devilwalk wants to play again and have been coaching for a looong time. You heard it here first! - Skytten + Devilwalk you welcome for the voucher boys.
2015-06-22 03:01
#316
 | 
Finland Kurppa 
Devilwalk is already playing in a team. Are you living under a Rock?
2015-06-23 11:28
ebola confirmed rip
2015-06-22 03:02
cadian obv
2015-06-22 03:02
What the fuck? One of their players is probably going through a battery of medical examinations, and the organization decides to hold a contest in naming his replacement? Stay class shady organization.
2015-06-22 03:06
No one commented on it other than you. Maybe that means you're just the weirdo?
2015-06-22 03:58
Hahah +1
2015-06-22 04:16
+1 Very sad for the team and skytten, but kinguin have put a lot of money and hopes for it and as they are this far, they now can go to slovenia, even if this is not full lineup, this could be a good chance to go further. I wonder if the org forced them to go, or if they decided to go anyway.
2015-06-22 06:25
The whole situation is strange, when I saw the video with ScreaM and Maikelele, I got the feeling that they were speaking officially to fans and to their organization? They were officially saying to their boss that they wouldn't go to the tournament? Releasing a video like this without speaking to them first? Can't get it. Now this "turn-around"? Of course KINGUIN wants them to play, they invested quite a bit on this DH adventure + bootcamp... I hope that the health problems with the players can be sorted out quickly.
2015-06-22 09:29
Yeah, the video sounded very akward, like they was a bit scared to said they wouldn't go at the LAN
2015-06-22 12:20
-skyten +twist
2015-06-22 03:07
Me and easy win
2015-06-22 03:30
Team Ebola
2015-06-22 03:34
I hope they pick up cadiaN so I can win my 10 euros and then flame him a bit.
2015-06-22 03:38
are you sure it's not you ? ;)
2015-06-22 04:30
Hope he gets well soon!
2015-06-22 03:43
MRSA
2015-06-22 03:53
+ RobbaN
2015-06-22 04:03
maybe KQLY ? :D
2015-06-22 04:10
oskar or dennis
2015-06-22 04:20
Team Rock poisoned the food and drinks of all other teams in the qualifier. HTLV claims Rock has ties with former KGB and siberian mobsters. An anonymous sources has brought these facts up to light to demonstrate the mafia behind esports in eastern europe. And also commented "noob team blyat"
2015-06-22 04:40
#137
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Brazil Collee 
So that's why FODDER was moving to EU yesterday
2015-06-22 04:52
LAN DODGER OR JOELZ?
2015-06-22 04:53
get well soon skyten
2015-06-22 05:16
#141
 | 
Other 21anunnaki 
RobbaN
2015-06-22 06:05
RIP
2015-06-22 06:07
#145
 | 
Sweden Trojka03 
Niko, because geographically he's close and also available.
2015-06-22 06:14
Bazy. Thank me later.
2015-06-22 06:39
#154
 | 
Belgium Narzah 
devilwalk
2015-06-22 06:56
fodder Kappa 123
2015-06-22 07:00
Probably from deep throating his entire team too much to let him stay on the team. Kappa kappa weed weed Hope you get better
2015-06-22 07:09
It's just a usual stuff for Swedish men [deepthroating], c'mon.
2015-06-22 12:14
-skytten +s1mple = ez top 1 for Kinguin
2015-06-22 07:20
Dennis or Devilwalk! PLEASE!! Kinguin -skytten +dennis -fox +twist then gg
2015-06-22 07:23
Hope you get better SKYTTEN man, you have surprised me positively recently. Keep it up, you're at least fragging enough to defend your position on the team dude. Chin up <3
2015-06-22 07:39
its not hard to frag with fox in the team.
2015-06-22 08:28
shots fired
2015-06-22 11:02
So.... Swag?
2015-06-22 07:42
NEO
2015-06-22 07:43
dalito
2015-06-22 07:45
he is banned from events
2015-06-22 08:41
#232
steel | 
Lithuania Koo0L 
Why?
2015-06-22 11:56
lol sorry my bad, emilio is the one banned I made a big confusion here
2015-06-22 19:01
pauf
2015-06-22 08:19
Joelz, defo joelz on lan.
2015-06-22 08:21
I TOLD YOU TO USE CONDOMS PENGUINS :(
2015-06-22 08:26
+ Pronax
2015-06-22 08:35
coughing up blood?? holy fuck X_X
2015-06-22 08:37
<3
2015-06-22 08:40
#176
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
dennis
2015-06-22 08:48
+s1mple :D
2015-06-22 08:51
Probably watched too much demo's of himself. Seriously tho : Hope he gets better soon ! (no pun intended).
2015-06-22 08:52
prb or Niko standin please ! Gl to skytten will be hard for a new team without their IGL
2015-06-22 08:53
pasha my friend
2015-06-22 09:01
#182
zehN | 
Finland jemmis 
rip shitten
2015-06-22 09:11
i cried
2015-06-22 09:20
FifflareN - top fragging all the time
2015-06-22 09:23
GP ez for hamilton
2015-06-22 09:30
cENTRYZ
2015-06-22 09:35
nice try but ofc its Joelz
2015-06-22 11:17
The conditions in Poland must seriously be shit.
2015-06-22 09:52
u r right buddaplay looks like shit mymeetingrooms.pl/img/places/IMG_0284.jp..
2015-06-22 14:26
Because you can judge conditions based on looks?
2015-06-22 14:50
ofc its better to judge, when u have never been there
2015-06-22 17:04
I have a feeling like this is some sort of bullshit to get SKYTTEN out of the lineup, depends who the standin is though ofcourse, like if they perform well, skytten might be out.
2015-06-22 09:56
#204
 | 
United Kingdom jMz86 
So Skytten being unwell is a conspiracy to replace him...... u mad bro?
2015-06-22 10:08
Na, I think the entire team is shit.
2015-06-22 12:45
the team made clear in the AMA none will be replaced/kicked, they will work and improve with whom they have now it was in part1
2015-06-22 16:51
Just like it was made clear that fifflaren will always stay with NiP yup yup... Nothing is clear m8, I don't give a fuck what you say. Shit in AMA != fact.
2015-06-22 16:55
#203
 | 
United Kingdom jMz86 
Fifflaren
2015-06-22 10:07
I see Niko as only viable option
2015-06-22 10:16
#206
 | 
Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
2015-06-22 10:27
twist
2015-06-22 10:38
Robban to Kinguin ^^
2015-06-22 10:38
SpawN's the stand-in get well skytten
2015-06-22 10:58
NATOSAPHIX INCOMING
2015-06-22 11:00
niko ^.^
2015-06-22 11:02
#215
 | 
Austria gex0r 
wow sounds serious. all the best SKYTTEN!
2015-06-22 11:05
I want to see cENTRYZ FODDER JOELZ XANTARES NIKO
2015-06-22 11:14
naSu
2015-06-22 11:14
can anybody link the VLOG for me please? Thanks!
2015-06-22 11:15
Thank you brother!
2015-06-22 11:50
[*] Skytten
2015-06-22 11:15
duck
2015-06-22 11:31
I hope it's delpan since he doesn't have a decent team now and he is Swedish, meikelele might invite him I hope
2015-06-22 11:36
Think the same
2015-06-22 12:29
#308
RoSeY | 
Norway Wekzki 
delpan is toxic af tho
2015-06-22 19:55
Coughing blood ain't pretty mates. And people ehre discuss potential stand-ins and write "nice, n1". Pathetic hltv.
2015-06-22 11:53
#261
 | 
El Salvador jayss 
Russians would know about coughing blood
2015-06-22 13:29
Make sure you won't experience that.
2015-06-22 13:33
#299
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
+1 that's som serious shit yea
2015-06-22 16:59
Niko ez
2015-06-22 12:00
#239
 | 
Russia TheRealXMK 
Kukli incoming
2015-06-22 12:19
Polish food the best.
2015-06-22 12:20
#272
Poland rvT 
What all of this has to do with food?
2015-06-22 14:20
goodluck skytten :-(
2015-06-22 12:22
how badly is his foot infected? can they save it?
2015-06-22 12:30
xantares
2015-06-22 13:02
Delpan :D
2015-06-22 13:14
well losing an ingame leader is kind of crucial , i hope they will replace him with some other igl so the team wouldnt be lost to begin with. tho I doubt it my guess would go for ; twist
2015-06-22 13:17
What's the GP qualifier
2015-06-22 13:24
that doesnt sound good
2015-06-22 13:26
cadiaN standin, easy win for Kinguin
2015-06-22 13:28
kinguin making a contest on the matter of one of his members ill. This team is all about money... get well skytten!
2015-06-22 13:40
#267
 | 
Malta WATSKy 
if i sent emails from differents emails they can see my IP?
2015-06-22 14:02
would you try that hard anyways :D
2015-06-22 14:33
rattlesnk inc
2015-06-22 14:05
#269
Hobbit | 
Ukraine N0123 
xelos
2015-06-22 14:12
C'mon, HLTV.org! You're disappoiting me. Where is the "it should have been fox"? ... Anyway, get well soon, SKYTTEN.
2015-06-22 14:18
schneider
2015-06-22 14:43
george bush
2015-06-22 15:07
F kinguin... they made Gamers paradise pay for flights $4k and told them 15 hours before the flights they aren't going. This was a dick move. That's some unprofessional bullshit.
2015-06-22 15:13
did you even watch the fucking vlog?
2015-06-22 20:05
#285
 | 
Germany 1criT 
NiKo is gonna stand-in for Kinguin facebook.com/OfficialNiKolinho/posts/160..
2015-06-22 15:16
Good to see!
2015-06-22 15:22
NIKOOOOOOOOOOOO HELL YEAAAAA !
2015-06-22 15:17
NikolinHo
2015-06-22 15:23
Ez for nikoo
2015-06-22 15:31
niko
2015-06-22 15:43
I won very easy game guys :S:S::S check post #39 ;))))))))))))))))) not from sweden = best plajor eu facebook.com/OfficialNiKolinho?fref=ts
2015-06-22 15:52
#298
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
coughing up blood aww Skytten <3 Hope you recover fast.
2015-06-22 16:58
I won, yeeey
2015-06-22 18:35
Niko
2015-06-22 18:40
kkkk
2015-06-22 19:15
They drunk too much and these are effects :D Only ScreaM is not sick because it's Ramadan!
2015-06-22 21:39
hope hes ok
2015-06-22 23:56
Hello guys! We are now sending first mails with further instructions. We had hundreds of correct answers so plz give us some time :) And correct answer is: niko
2015-06-23 11:06
niko Kappa
2015-06-23 11:11
shoulda took a pill lamisil they could have played for Vanderbilt
2015-06-24 06:15
2015-06-24 12:10
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