FolloweSports.com sign SKDC*

Team SapphireKelownaDotCom, to give SKDC their full name, have been signed by FolloweSports.com, an organisation which aims to be the 'TV Guide of eSports.'

SKDC have been a team in the North American scene that have fluctuated on the fringes of the Invite (now Pro League) level. The organisation, with actual ties to a nightclub in Kelowna, Canada, is informally known to some as a sort of "feeder" team for North American Counter-Strike, bringing lesser known talents to the higher levels.

The team recently lost talent Jake "Stewie2K" Yip, who has been receiving accolades on the 10-man scene, and the player has been spotted on a potential eLevate roster on ESEA.

The team reformatted and brought in Warren "hades" Rettich, a player that HLTV.org last saw leaving the Tempo Storm organisation back in June.

With placings in ESEA Premier and the CEVO Professional division, SKDC's performances caught the attention of FolloweSports.com, a Rochester, NY based organisation seeking to be the 'TV Guide of eSports' (in the organisation's own words).

The roster for FolloweSports.com will appears as follows:

Canada Kyle "OCEAN" O'Brien
Canada Warren "hades" Rettich
Canada Ellis "els" Clay
Canada Owen "wabbit" Farrelly
Canada Cory "APE" Bate

Marty Strenczewilk, the co-founder of FolloweSports.com released a statement on signing SKDC:

"With the incredible growth of Counterstrike eSports over the last year it was a no brainer for us to kick off our move into team ownership with CSGO. The Canadian team SKDC has been a mainstay in the scene for quite awhile and with the addition of a key new member who previously played with Tempo Storm, our team is looking awesome."

The signing also marks the return of wabbit to high-level play, since the player was last dismissed from SKDC in December 2014.

The futures of Canadian Mitch "glorinsz" MacInnis and American Jason "focs" Mauery, who were also last seen playing for SKDC, remain unclear.

*Update: The final player on the lineup will be APE, making this an all-Canadian roster.

Canada Warren 'hades' Rettich
Warren 'hades' Rettich
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
286
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Canada Cory 'APE' Bate
Cory 'APE' Bate
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Jason 'focs' Mauery
Jason 'focs' Mauery
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
72
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Canada Mitch 'glorinsz' MacInnis
Mitch 'glorinsz' MacInnis
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
72
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Canada Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Age:
32
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
384
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1145
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Owen 'wabbit' Farrelly
Owen 'wabbit' Farrelly
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
82
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.09
Canada Ellis 'els' Clay
Ellis 'els' Clay
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
295
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
#2
tezay | 
Brazil tzy 
i'm gay
2015-08-20 04:53
#29
kennyS | 
Turkey J1T_T3R 
good for you
2015-08-20 05:18
and for you
2015-08-20 06:00
And for me ((:
2015-08-20 10:07
and for us :]
2015-08-20 21:49
no stewie no fun
2015-08-20 04:54
#6
Australia SRGOD 
This team is total shit without stewie, roro
2015-08-20 04:54
+1. The only reason this lineup is so know is because of them. Won so much money on SKDC with Stewie and RooRoo
2015-08-20 13:06
Well, hopefully they'll get better, cos they are tier2 NA.
2015-08-20 04:55
Tier2 NA? Really? Tier1 is C9 Tier2 is CLG/Liquid Tier3 is the Old Tempo Storm/Old Luminosity TIer4 is this crap
2015-08-20 05:00
Tier 2 NA.
2015-08-20 05:01
Yeah, those are Tiers in NA.
2015-08-20 05:02
Tier 1 NA is like C9, Liquid and CLG. Tier 2 the ones you got ^ there. Not arguing C9 isn't #1, but any of the other decent teams can beat eachother.
2015-08-20 05:04
Tier 1 teams have a real chance at beating each other often. CLG/Liquid have little/no chance at beating C9, therefore they are Tier 2.
2015-08-20 05:06
In NA Tier 1: C9 Liquid CLG Tier 2: elevate TS Nihilum Mythic etc Tier 3: NME SKDC Lunatik etc
2015-08-20 06:59
Take Liquid out of Tier 1, Liquid doesn't even deserve to be Tier 1. Half their team is made up of "frag-hunters".
2015-08-20 21:06
In NA. I said. Also Fugly is pretty much the only non-frag hunter.
2015-08-20 21:09
Even in NA, they can't even do crap at NA lans.
2015-08-21 18:43
you can't make tiers with just 1-2 teams, looks so retarded to make tiers but not have anything in those tiers
2015-08-20 12:09
#60
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Brunei cyLoL 
+1
2015-08-20 17:45
2 words for you: fuken IDIOTA
2015-08-20 19:34
OCEAN blows lmao
2015-08-20 04:55
RIP sapphirekelowna.com
2015-08-20 04:55
rip skdc shit team shit players tier 5 for life
2015-08-20 04:56
It would be pretty cool if they added Relyks. Prev on SKDC, really sick player. Wish them luck though :D
2015-08-20 04:59
No stewie?:(
2015-08-20 05:01
#22
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Brazil godinh0 
expected
2015-08-20 05:06
#24
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Canada rayrayrayray 
Atleast they brought back wabbit
2015-08-20 05:12
are you kidding me is skdc even a serious team? they have like different players every week
2015-08-20 05:14
#26
Keiti | 
Canada Lizzie 
maybe a full Canadian lineup?
2015-08-20 05:14
#57
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Finland Kahvipollo 
They should get a2z
2015-08-20 13:12
dank lineup
2015-08-20 05:18
RooRoo please!!
2015-08-20 05:28
#31
LILMAN | 
Canada LilmaN 
ocean im ready
2015-08-20 05:32
If this is the Lilman that rang for a CLG game, I can confirm he is ready. Only dropping 30, or something...
2015-08-20 05:52
LilmaN is a pleb Kappa
2015-08-20 07:22
first roorooo left now stewie2k :((((
2015-08-20 05:52
inb4 dumb americans in this thread ... oh too late :( gl!
2015-08-20 05:56
no more new talants and huge upsets :(
2015-08-20 06:02
Is there a site I can use to bet skins on how many weeks it takes before hades gets cut?
2015-08-20 07:04
wabbit the goat returns
2015-08-20 08:53
Stewie pls (((((
2015-08-20 08:57
What a shitty organisation name
2015-08-20 12:23
Wishing these guys the best of luck! All in for Ocean!
2015-08-20 12:50
OMG ITS ROBBAN *.* <3
2015-08-21 10:28
#58
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
making a comeback wabbit?
2015-08-20 15:09
it was only a matter of time
2015-08-20 23:55
#70
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
I'm glad!
2015-08-21 00:01
expected
2015-08-20 19:35
I'm sorry cory
2015-08-20 21:08
THE BIG O
2015-08-20 22:33
#73
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Other PekkaMarkkula 
Teemu Hiilinen > Owen Farrelly the nonamer
2015-08-21 22:04
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