face & kHRYSTAL close on SK switch

SK Gaming have confirmed they are close to signing H2k-Gaming's Johan "face" Klasson and Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström.

The Swedish pair had been strongly linked with a move to SK Gaming for the past weeks, with HLTV.org reporting on Friday that Sjöström had left H2k's international ESL account.

SK have now confirmed on their official website that Klasson and Sjöström have joined the team for tonight's Extreme Masters qualifier, with a view to a permanent move.

According to SK Managing Director, Andreas "bds" Thorstensson, both teams have been locked in talks for the past weeks regarding a transfer, and he is hopeful a solution to the problem will soon be found.

"Over the last couple of weeks the legal department of SK has been negotiating with the lawyers of H2K and we have come up with an agreement that satisfies all parties," Thorstensson told the team's website.

"face and khrystal are pure talents and fit perfectly into the formation with allen, robban and walle. I have really big hopes for this lineup, and with the right dedication and motivation they will go very far."

SK will have their official debut with the new line-up tonight, against Glitz!, after which they will fly to Chengdu to compete in the Global Challenge.

SK's Counter-Strike roster stands as follows:

Sweden Jimmy "allen" Allén
Sweden Dennis "walle" Wallenberg
Sweden Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström
Sweden Johan "face" Klasson
Sweden Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström

lol :d
2009-09-27 16:42
2009-09-27 18:43
Belgium kridele 
Don't be so sure about it.
2009-09-27 18:46
Denmark mindgames 
New mTw > new SK
2009-09-27 20:48
2009-09-27 22:10
im not a fanboy but i must say... fnatic > all :X
2009-09-28 11:11
Denmark mindgames 
Didn't say anything about fnatic though :)
2009-09-28 18:00
blablabla, TOP1 = SK 'n fnatic :)
2009-09-28 14:53
Denmark mindgames 
Bla bla bla self.
2009-09-28 18:01
fnatic is best :D
2009-09-29 08:05
Denmark mindgames 
We will see at the next big event :)
2009-09-29 19:29
yeaa hahaha YESS ! :D
2009-09-27 16:42
Portugal rmn' 
2009-09-27 16:43
Poland m4ly 
so stupid...
2009-09-27 16:43
2009-09-27 18:17
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
oh nooo! Another great team is over! R.I.P. H2K
2009-09-27 16:43
but it is great to see new SK! sorry to H2K~
2009-09-27 17:31
Brazil Qi 
H2K was so good:( i will cry a river:(
2009-09-27 19:50
it's always the same, big teams stealing the most talented players, only because they are unable to compete among the best. The players of course look on their best interest, that is money.
2009-09-27 23:04
Slovenia punni 
Some more talents go to waste :/
2009-09-27 16:44
2009-09-27 19:11
Ukraine DREv 
yeah, but sry Hk2
2009-09-27 16:44
good luck... but SK will never be as it was...
2009-09-27 16:44
Latvia Sigh 
o god yea so stupid...
2009-09-27 16:45
20.000 euro for 2 players ? wtf?!
2009-09-27 16:45
Greece p0k0 
Lets hope cs wont become like football.wel if they paid that amount of money,that i dont think so.
2009-09-27 16:50
Belgium kridele 
Who said something about 20k? :D
2009-09-27 19:52
to get those 2 players sk should pay 10k for each to h2k!!!!
2009-09-27 22:49
Belgium kridele 
"Over the last couple of weeks the legal department of SK has been negotiating with the lawyers of H2K and we have come up with an agreement that satisfies all parties," which actually means SK have not paid the 20k but both have been negotiating about it. Still could be that they paid that much but don't be to sure about it.
2009-09-28 12:04
2009-09-27 16:45
20k hm...
2009-09-27 16:45
Maybe it's time to be number one again in the world (in 2010 years) ? :)
2009-09-27 16:46
Awesome :oooooooo but sad 4 h2k :(
2009-09-27 16:46
Nice SK-Gaming Go !
2009-09-27 16:47
sad for h2k :(((
2009-09-27 16:48
now tentople & zneel/snajdan to h2k! Now the situation it's hard to h2k.
2009-09-27 16:49
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
SpawN and Tentpole to H2K!!!
2009-09-27 16:50
Spawn <<<---->>> Robban
2009-09-29 18:37
2009-09-27 16:51
Stupid decision by both players..!!
2009-09-27 16:52
China wf77 
2009-09-27 16:52
hahaha i was right! :D hltv.org/?pageid=113&matchid=1167388 #181 :P
2009-09-27 16:52
www.hltv.org/?pageid=113&matchid=1167388 ;)
2009-09-27 17:09
hahah, right! You are really the lord of the links :D
2009-09-27 17:20
United Kingdom wap 
Well most people guessed it, but alright :P
2009-09-27 17:19
Brazil marx 
2009-09-27 16:52
-2k respect to SK...from now on every single person in cs community will hate them for doing such non-human actions...burn in hell SK what else can I say...pathetic management
2009-09-27 16:52
Macedonia twg 
what was non-human action here?they wanted the players,the players also wanted to play for SK...if they think that 20k is not much for them,i don't see why they can't sign them,and what's non-human in that.
2009-09-27 16:57
bad management? because they take the players they need? wake up dude, they would just be stupid not to do what they have to to be the best again
2009-09-27 17:24
I still love them and I will cheer for them. So you're wrong... ;)
2009-09-27 18:26
sad for h2k
2009-09-27 16:53
gtr is 30k then :P
2009-09-27 16:53
This sucks!:-/ Although the players are great addition to any team but still sad for H2K.
2009-09-27 16:53
Czech Republic mbS 
sad for h2k, but SK cash was evidently stronger
2009-09-27 16:54
2009-09-27 16:54
2009-09-27 16:55
Shame. Money talks.
2009-09-27 16:55
<3 money talks
2009-09-27 17:03
no! it's bad :D :P
2009-09-27 17:07
money rules thats the truth :D
2009-09-27 17:09
which site is ur favourite? :D
2009-09-27 17:17
huh? o.O :D
2009-09-27 17:25
Czech Republic mbS 
2009-09-27 17:08
2009-09-28 05:02
Brazil vp- 
2009-09-27 16:57
fox | 
Portugal J0n1p3r 
2009-09-27 16:57
yeah :D nice face & kHRYSTAL
2009-09-27 16:58
Singapore Nephalith 
Sad news. But GL to both sides. I don't really like SK now but who cares? lol
2009-09-27 16:59
thanks to SK a good 5 man lineup is destroyed again!
2009-09-27 17:01
2009-09-27 17:37
and a even better is formed
2009-09-27 19:43
Pretty lame. H2K was a good team, and I was hoping to have another team join the top tier ranks. So much for that idea.
2009-09-27 17:01
Silly decision by khrystal and face ; /
2009-09-27 17:03
unfortunately,money talks =)
2009-09-27 17:08
now quality_player ( khrystal's bro i think ) to h2k :P
2009-09-27 17:05
yeah, i would realy be happy if it will happen
2009-09-27 17:19
2009-09-27 17:07
Its a shame h2k had to be broken up.. But GL SK no more excuses now =)
2009-09-27 17:07
YES YES YES ... Schroet Kommando players must bring some wins, with this line-up that's gonna be easy !!! GO GO GO SK !!! SK <33 !!!
2009-09-27 17:08
Sweden Arke 
"I believe our fans will have a great time following our team in the upcomming events" - BUDAK Haha what fans? face ain't reason enough to respect SK. Snajdan and zneel to H2K and crush SK plx.
2009-09-27 17:13
Romania chns 
agree man!
2009-09-27 17:10
YES. Epic. :)
2009-09-27 17:12
SK still the team with the biggest fanbase ;))
2009-09-27 17:57
And what exactly do you base that on? Well, I suppose retards counts as well so maybe then...
2009-09-27 18:08
Retards cause they have a different opinion about SK than yours? sounds retarded to me :>
2009-09-27 18:31
Making assumptions seems retarded to me... And who in their right mind would support a organisation/team with the behaviour they have presented so far?
2009-09-27 18:39
Their behavior is fine, they explained their mistakes and demanded pardon to zneel (for example) and honestly, their move was something EVERY TEAM would've done. fnatic had to sign Gux and GeT_RiGhT when they were on other teams also... SK still has a lot of fans (like me), who had lost their hope to see them shine again, but now, with that move, I'll be thrilled to see them play again. Get a clue my friend, there is still a lot of people who like SK.
2009-09-27 19:21
Amazing how you buy the crap they feed you with. Making a fishy statement and excuse yourself afterwards dont justify your previous actions. They don't seem trustworthy to me with what they say and do (example: Soju, GT, tentpole) I take the players words more serious than these clowns any given day. Get a clue yourself...
2009-09-27 19:51
You dislike SK, that's fine. But nothing you say make the CS TEAM look bad. I'm not supporting the whole SK management, but the team itself. I hope that's better for you.
2009-09-27 20:15
making assumptions seems retarded? You say you think that no one likes SK, except for retards... sounds like an assumption to me. Hello Mr.Retard. Or is it Dr.Retard? choose freely.
2009-09-27 22:08
AMG no assumption11 i r serious sam!!1! That is from watching the tards who actually cheering for em at DH for example))))))))) Go figure...
2009-09-27 22:46
now hes just mad.. and making himself look stupid lol!
2009-09-28 00:34
SpaWn + HeatoN ------> SK GAMING!!!!!
2009-09-27 17:09
no, f0restw0w~ and Neo ------> H2k
2009-09-27 17:10
Ksharp and Shaguar to -----> SK
2009-09-27 18:27
Xeqtr and fisker to h2k!!!!
2009-09-27 18:41
NONONO.In my opinion,If the SK team which have kHRYSTAL and face becomes the No.1 team of world,I agree with it.else SK still becomes the No.1 team,the action is stupid.Because SK is not only ruin cs,and also ruin KHRYSTAL and face.Now,I only hope SK will became the best team as NIP.
2009-09-28 11:06
Romania chns 
Snajdan & zneel to h2k
2009-09-27 17:09
I have become a "SK-HATER".. damN they are destroying all teams... Tentpole and zneel to H2K now plz! :)
2009-09-27 17:10
r u going to shut up already about "SK IDIOTS , RIP H2K" . fnatic destroyed 2 teams to get that line-up , so stop crying like little childs !
2009-09-27 17:11
Yes but fnatic is a far better managed company and their cs team is more stable (and obviously stronger) than SK too. They made what, 3 changes in 3 years, and still managed to remain on top at nearly every event? Well, I may be biased since I've always disliked SK and its management since the first time I saw them play in early 2003. I have always preferred and supported the other SWE teams (NiP, Team9, Adrenaline, spiXel, Begrip, fnatic etc...).
2009-09-27 17:20
Sry, my mistake. +1 for you... Except I think that joining a bigger team should always be the main aim for a player, as much as signing the best players should be the main aim for a team... imho.
2009-09-27 23:12
haha , nice i guess , i will always love you as a team , no mather wat :D
2009-09-27 17:11
Only Sk benefits from this, H2k, face and kHRYSTAL will be worse off than before the change. So it's a very bad move in my opinion, and I hope H2k finds two great players now.
2009-09-27 17:13
qp + another guy
2009-09-27 17:18
2009-09-27 18:17
nice go go SK!!! and would be nice to see tentpole in h2k
2009-09-27 17:15
Portugal VoZk 
2009-09-27 17:16
I think the most obvious recruits for h2k would be QP and zneel.
2009-09-27 17:17
h2k + spawn+ tentpole
2009-09-27 17:19
very bad for h2k, gl sk , nice lineuP
2009-09-27 17:19
2009-09-27 17:21
Europe RKC 
What have you guys expected? That SK will go apart from counter-strike and kick walle, robban and allen too? They had no real other oppertunities.
2009-09-27 17:21
sick lineup.
2009-09-27 17:22
lol, first he says he isn't too much anymore in gaming management, now he says that "face and khrystal are big talents, I have hopes" e.t.c. face and khrystal are both very solid players. However, I don't see how anything will change, tbh. Good luck, but, personally, I won't expect any success...
2009-09-27 17:23
H2k + QP and Tentpole/Snajdan
2009-09-27 17:23
tentpole , snajdan to h2k :P
2009-09-27 17:23
Is fnatic now in "great danger"?
2009-09-27 17:25
Well, SK seem very strong on paper, just have to see if it works ingame.
2009-09-27 17:28
h2k qp&zneel i hope.and GL SK with the new roster !
2009-09-27 17:27
nice :D
2009-09-27 17:27
Denmark mindgames 
This is just so sad for H2k imo. They are/were a really good team, and to be honest I think they could beat SK's old team any day if they practised.
2009-09-27 17:27
Romania bqcK 
SK is ruining every good team and now H2k...
2009-09-27 17:28
Stop using the word "ruining", face and kHRYSTAL are pleased to come to SK, so SK didn't sign them out of their will, therefore that is not ruining, it is a transfer.
2009-09-27 19:17
2009-09-27 17:29
Very interesting move, this is like the fnatic story in 2008. 3 oldchool lineup players plus two fresh new talented players. Gux + GeT_RiGht vs. khrystal + face
2009-09-27 17:29
Macedonia Veky 
Lol the same story as they bring zneel in their lineup, but gl both khrystal and face, just i dont like those moves as they bring talents all the time and the players cant afford on their game, they have very stupid tactics imo. and i have my opinion about khrystal and face that they are smart to stay with H2k.it would be better for both of them to stay with H2k and the old lineup from H2k is much better than this one.
2009-09-27 17:31
AHAHHAAHAHHH YEEEEAH allen kHRYSTAL walle RobbaN face This is crazy whatup now fnatic?
2009-09-27 17:32
fnatic >>>>>>> SK
2009-09-27 18:04
YES! so good news :> sick lineup, can't wait to see them in action :D
2009-09-27 17:34
SK-Gaming is believing :P
2009-09-27 17:34
i think h2k will bring in zneel/qp and tentpole
2009-09-27 17:35
))) ni
2009-09-27 17:38
nice nice nice!
2009-09-27 17:39
face is a great player but i don't like krystal playing style.
2009-09-27 17:40
NEO | 
Poland Antro 
Sk got so fucking great team now, they're able to do big damage. <3 kHRYSTAL
2009-09-27 17:54
2009-09-27 17:56
wOw good line GL SK
2009-09-27 17:58
fnatic pray
2009-09-27 18:08
i hope h2k >>>> sk in future face&krysthal bad choice imo
2009-09-27 18:16
h2k had more potential imo, i like face + khrystal but i kinda want sk to fail again.. hope threat & co. can recover, gl
2009-09-27 18:17
2009-09-27 18:23
nice,go sk :D
2009-09-27 18:26
I had hopes for the H2k team...
2009-09-27 18:30
"Dont blame the game, blame the players" ;)
2009-09-27 18:33
But still fnatic > this overated team (SK) why? because there are 2 new players...also, hope H2K will be back on top of sweedish comp like begrip did without zneel who went to sk. H2K sould get tentpole and try to forget the past and look to the future. best luck to h2k, sk destroy another great team, nicee.
2009-09-27 18:34
They could get zneel and an another and still be good, but I see SK now with a very strong future. This could possibly do the same effect it had on fnatic when GeT_RiGhT and Gux came in. I surely hope so.
2009-09-27 19:16
I don't think that SK "destroyed" H2k. Do you think that H2k brand is greater than SK? Obviouslly SK is greater at all points of view and H2k is a team that form players.
2009-09-27 20:13
bad :( But gl
2009-09-27 18:37
SK.awp|RobbaN SK.awp|walle SK.awp|kHRYSTAL
2009-09-27 18:37
RobbaN awps occasionally and walle now prefers rifles to awp. kHRYSTAL is a pure awper and will probably replace the function RobbaN had at A on de_dust2 for example, awping the cat walk. walle will be able to concentrate more on strating with RobbaN and actually getting something done, instead of having to peek perfectly with his awp shots while doing the strat part at the same time. Not to mention, kHRYSTAL has a calmness I have never seen. He will become the main awper of the team and RobbaN and walle will use it when needs be.
2009-09-27 19:14
2009-09-27 18:47
OH Noooooooooooo lol H2K.................
2009-09-27 18:52
RIP H2K i liked them but now :(
2009-09-27 18:59
Nice one lineup but I will miss h2k :S
2009-09-27 18:59
SK will shine again!!! Very good line up. I see good future for them.
2009-09-27 19:00
Me too. :)
2009-09-27 19:21
burn in hell sk
2009-09-27 19:04
Nice SK. Thanks for ruining one hell of a team! GOODJOB
2009-09-27 19:05
why would you blaim sk about destroying h2k ? sk made an offer , face and khrystal accepted offer. So there is no reason to blaim anyone. gl SK & h2k at finding new players. Now i see that SpawN would be possible add for h2k , we'll see that later.
2009-09-27 19:05
H2K deserved that players, they were a great team .. f**k SK man ..
2009-09-27 19:22
Poland mrvl_net 
+1. I think SK won't be never as it was and destroying such a nice team as H2K was a mistake. H2K had bigger potential that SK.
2009-09-27 19:26
Nice! GL :D
2009-09-27 19:28
sk > all now. mark my words!
2009-09-27 19:29
GL kHRYSTAL and face, u have left a great team with a great future as H2k definitely was to be a part a "great" team with no future. GL Traitors
2009-09-27 19:30
everyone in that team would leave for SK.....and this lineup is beter then h2ks.
2009-09-27 20:10
i dont think so, Sk has much no doubt more experience, but H2k has motivation to play, they were new, fresh and talented. It has to be a great honor to play for SK, but is it enough to leave a friends?
2009-09-27 20:42
haha, you are saying friends and shit, but don't forget they aren't only friends in H2k and a great opportunity to play for SK wouldn't reject no one, and won't mind for a such decision.
2009-09-27 20:55
hahhahh 2 obvious! nice for sk, now they're back in the game
2009-09-27 19:37
gL face :D <3 :D
2009-09-27 19:42
cant wait to see sk face fnatic ;) maybe this time sk has what it takes
2009-09-27 19:45
I think SK will make a strong comeback considering the current lineup, the recent period of negative results and the motivation (which must be very strong) to redeem themselves. Allen, Robban and Walle knows their heads are the next ones to roll if the team doesn't perform. With this in aspect I think they currently practising extremly much and will produce good results in the upcoming events.
2009-09-27 19:48
2009-09-27 19:48
2009-09-27 19:52
yessss gooo sk
2009-09-27 20:42
Yes it is probably amazing and stuff, but SK is not the same as it was back in the days, though I have always been hardcore fan of SK. *Missing good old days*
2009-09-27 20:52
Legendary teams can't last for ever. ;)
2009-09-27 21:29
well you opened America there. I know that, but is it a reason to miss old times?
2009-09-28 02:11
I was just pointing a simple fact, I'm not blaming you for missing old times. Gosh... take it easy. :P
2009-09-28 02:30
2009-09-28 03:58
Really nice, now I hope to see Tentpole, SpawN or Striker in H2k btw. Polish people, SK = LEGIA?
2009-09-27 21:03
I'm happy for face and kHRYSTAL that they found a home. I'm just sad for the H2k organization for having its CS team plundered by a larger organiztaion. That must really suck... Good luck to SK in the future and best of wishes to the H2k organization. Hopefully this will only be another opportunity for unknown talent to find its home! :D See theres a bright side to everything! ^___^
2009-09-27 22:17
Gl face...dreamteam...
2009-09-27 23:12
i dun lyk sk anymore :((
2009-09-27 23:15
poor fyrrte and threat =[
2009-09-27 23:57
Lol what is this legal departments and lawyers. :D
2009-09-28 00:06
New face(s) in SK are kHRYSTAL clear
2009-09-28 00:17
I think they'll do well.
2009-09-28 00:32
Australia mcf 
waah waah waaaaaaah sk are destroying a team. they're so shady, picking up players, ruining cs!!!! same shit when they signed element. y'all are a bunch of whiny bitches, really. get a grip.
2009-09-28 01:23
THREAT FYRR7E niko zneel tentpole would be pretty nice!
2009-09-28 02:02
i would've preferred face and threat, but khyrstal is good too
2009-09-28 04:04
GL SK!!! I believe in you
2009-09-28 07:21
nice new team....SK GL.
2009-09-28 09:30
France mso 
h2k :(
2009-09-28 09:40
NONONO.In my opinion,If the SK team which have kHRYSTAL and face becomes the No.1 team of world,I agree with it.else SK still becomes the No.1 team,the action is stupid.Because SK is not only ruin cs,and also ruin KHRYSTAL and face.Now,I only hope SK will became the best team as NIP.
2009-09-28 11:07
nobody can be better then good old nip!
2009-09-28 11:13
NONONO,In my opinion,the NIP in 2006 year is NO.1 team.So sad,NIP has dissolved for Economic after it,MTW,PGS,Fnatic teams have been the NO.1 team for a time.
2009-09-28 11:31
no1 team in the world :DDD back to the real. 3rd team in sweden, thats all.
2009-09-28 11:20
I don't think so,If walle still be in SK,SK will be the NO.1 team as 2006's NIP
2009-09-28 11:33
ooo nice lineup SK
2009-09-28 12:59
now h2k take snajdan/tentpole and zneel and beat them again :D
2009-09-28 14:32
SpawN | 
United Kingdom BanKs 
Waited long enough to see them join!GL guys
2009-09-28 14:32
2009-09-28 14:34
you say sk , mtw and fnatic are the best .. But what about mouz ?:s
2009-09-28 15:48
mouz sucks. But id say that best teams are uberkat and fnatic
2009-09-28 16:08
hey , i dont say sk , FNATIC SUXX , so SHARR`up , if you don`t know how is mouz SHARR`UP !
2009-09-28 19:11
you asked what aboutz mouz and i answred that male boobs suck. whats ur point ?
2009-09-28 21:31
sharr`up and go to sleep boy:)
2009-09-29 16:13
lol nice joke. plus, its not uberkat anymore, its vitriolic ; )
2009-09-28 20:32
thanks ;p
2009-09-28 21:12
new blood , their choice , go sk
2009-09-28 18:05
SK/FNATIC top1 :)
2009-09-28 18:51
SK gogo top 1 Chengdu
2009-09-28 21:42
yo SK, I'm happy for you, and ima let you finish...but fnatic is still the best swedish team...of ALL TIME!
2009-09-29 04:43
mym/fnatic first place in Sweden SK third place in Sweden :P
2009-09-29 16:22
SpawN, HeatoN, Vilden, Fisker, Snajdan To SK!!
2009-09-29 19:08
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