zneel: "I feel very disappointed"
HLTV.org caught up with SK Gaming outcast Jim "zneel" Andersson for a chat about his time with the Swedish giants.
SK Gaming announced this morning they had parted company with both Marcus "zet" Sundström and Jim "zneel" Andersson following a recent run of disappointing results.
Andersson, who had joined from Begrip in August, has now become a free agent after less than two months at SK Gaming, during which he attend three events, without reaching the final in any of them.
In this exclusive interview with HLTV.org, he reveals how he discovered he would not continue at SK and also comments on his future as a professional player.
SK Gaming announced this morning that you and zet were no longer on the team. What are your feelings right now?
Of course I feel very disappointed at the moment. But if they think they’re doing the right decision, I can’t blame them.
There had rumours about your exit for quite some time, but when did SK tell you that you would not continue?
Well if there’s one thing I’m a bit frustrated about it’s this. I haven’t actually heard from anyone in SK about this whole situation, except from RobbaN about two days ago. I’ve basically read everything at rakaka.se, and I think the SK-management should have had the guts to talk to me personally about this at some point.
What was the reason given by SK for not wanting you in their ranks anymore?
Since I just heard from RobbaN about me and zet leaving I’m not so sure. They haven’t said anything about why I had to leave, or what I did wrong really. I really don’t feel so updated on this question.
According to the official announcement, you "did not fit correctly with the team". What do they mean by that?
I don't know, they haven't said anything to me before, you'll have to talk to SK about that.
Do you feel you could have continued at SK?
Yes, definitely. It would have been really fun still playing with them, since I really enjoyed it.
How would you rate your displays during your time at SK?
I´m satisfied although my conditions weren't the best – not that much practicing, get to know all the players and find my role. I don't know what they expected from me in 1-3 weeks, clearly they're not satisfied with my performances.
You joined SK at the beginning of August. Did you ever think that, less than two months later, you would be back on the market?
No I didn't expect that. Too bad.
Do you regret leaving Begrip Gaming, who recently won the IOL Final 4, for SK, considering you are now a free agent?
No I don't, only the way I had to leave them – behind their back.
What do you mean?
SK told me I had to keep it as a secret, so I was not able to tell them what was going on. Then of course, it came as a shock to them. It was frustrating, but we're friends again.
According to rakaka.se, SK Gaming are training with face and kHRYSTAL from H2k. What can you say about this?
Nothing, it's their choice. Good luck.
What will you do now? Will you continue playing? Do you have any offers already?
I don't know yet. Maybe I will continue playing, haven't decided anything yet. Offers? Yes ;)