SKADE bench Rock1nG and rafftu; add Duplicate and Oxygen

SKADE have updated their all-Bulgarian roster with the additions of Viktor "⁠Duplicate⁠" Mitev and Blagoi "⁠Oxygen⁠" Dimitrov, with the duo of Ivan "⁠Rock1nG⁠" Stratiev and Kostadin "⁠rafftu⁠" Turbinov moved to the bench.

The Bulgarian team have opted to revamp the lineup following a period of uninspiring results across several weeks of play in the Home Sweet Home Cups and other tournaments.

Since locking down a spot in ESEA MDL S34 through Season 33’s relegation event in mid-April, SKADE have been unsuccessful in building on previous performances, resulting in a drop of more than 20 spots in the ranking.

Duplicate and Oxygen join SKADE

Duplicate's contract with FATE had expired last month, but he was offered a new deal as the organisation rebuilt the team — meaning that SKADE had to buy him out. On the other hand, Oxygen, who had stood in for the team in the past, was picked up on a free transfer.

"I feel pretty bad that our start lineup didn't work out in the end, as Rock1nG and Rafftu are great guys, but something needed to change," team captain Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov said in a statement.

"I'm extra motivated to work with the new lineup. I believe we can achieve great things with Oxygen and Duplicate as they are both interesting fresh talents!"

SKADE are already off to winning ways since the addition of the two young players following a 16-8 victory over AGF in WINNERS League Season 4 Europe, in which they currently hold a 3-1 record. The team will look to end their two-game losing streak in ESEA MDL when they take on ALTERNATE aTTaX on June 19.

With these changes, SKADE now have:

Bulgaria Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov
Bulgaria Denislav "⁠dennyslaw⁠" Dimitrov
Bulgaria Alex "⁠Rainwaker⁠" Petrov
Bulgaria Viktor "⁠Duplicate⁠" Mitev
Bulgaria Blagoi "⁠Oxygen⁠" Dimitrov

Bulgaria Nikolay "⁠pNshr⁠" Paunin (coach)

Bulgaria Ivan "⁠Rock1nG⁠" Stratiev (benched)
Bulgaria Kostadin "⁠rafftu⁠" Turbinov (benched)

Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Alex 'Rainwaker' Petrov
Alex 'Rainwaker' Petrov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
365
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Blagoi 'Oxygen' Dimitrov
Blagoi 'Oxygen' Dimitrov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
42
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
Bulgaria Denislav 'dennyslaw' Dimitrov
Denislav 'dennyslaw' Dimitrov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
406
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Bulgaria Ivan 'Rock1nG' Stratiev
Ivan 'Rock1nG' Stratiev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
797
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Viktor 'Duplicate' Mitev
Viktor 'Duplicate' Mitev
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
224
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Kostadin 'rafftu' Turbinov
Kostadin 'rafftu' Turbinov
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
405
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Nikolay 'pNshr' Paunin
Nikolay 'pNshr' Paunin
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
#1
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Germany GermanEmpire 
very nice
2020-06-11 20:15
yes
2020-06-11 20:16
Great to see that match fixer Rock1nG gone!
2020-06-12 06:19
0.82 and 0.97 kkkkk
2020-06-11 20:16
#4
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United Kingdom exsidera1337 
i tazi durjava
2020-06-11 20:16
#5
BENZ | 
Germany I_car 
Bulgaria best scene
2020-06-11 20:16
#37
Ax1Le | 
Bulgaria vanrad11 
+1
2020-06-11 21:01
#6
arT | 
Brazil limadavp 
duplicate is a skilled player, good move
2020-06-11 20:16
#38
Ax1Le | 
Bulgaria vanrad11 
+1
2020-06-11 21:01
+1
2020-06-11 21:25
#9
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Poland Recruitn1 
why they need to duplicate Oxygen
2020-06-11 20:16
#11
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Finland Emvi 
they kept choking too much
2020-06-11 20:17
#21
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Lol, this is actually a smart one
2020-06-11 20:23
+11111
2020-06-11 21:25
#10
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Poland mimson333 
oxygen so bad
2020-06-11 20:17
#35
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North America retard2k 
+1 carbon dioxide best natural gas
2020-06-11 20:50
#12
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Hungary Shiron212 
Unexpected Btw Bulgarians, can you tell me if Oxygen is a good player or not? I don't know him
2020-06-11 20:18
#17
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
I don't know him either, he doesn't seem very impressive stats wise tho
2020-06-11 20:20
good pugger about team player future will tell ;D he was with spyleader until now and if u checked reddit like 5 days ago you saw 1 tweet from oxy's ex teammate about spy and the shit he was doing
2020-06-11 20:29
#26
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Hungary Shiron212 
Oh I see Thanks
2020-06-11 20:34
can you actually tell us a bit what spy said about his mates and others bulgarian teams/players, im very curious but i dont speak bulg
2020-06-11 23:05
you mean from the videos that saiku posted or the tweet longer?
2020-06-11 23:08
yess
2020-06-11 23:10
talks shit about his academy players ( team) / talks shit about bluejays how he never saw 3/5 of the team and blocker who is the one "watching his watch all the time at LAN and going 1/15 against disbanded team" and dream3r who quit the game like 2-3 years ago / for skade he talks shit about rafftu and rocking ( for rafftu nothing big like the guy is writing his strat on english instead of bulgarian and for rocking how he is wearing expensive shit" / there is 1 clip from inferno B side where 1 of his mates made 1 mistake and he apologized but spy started to flame him / there is chat from spy talking about doublemagic how spy will beat him and stuff like that / for fate how kaluber and doublemagic are "bad" / there is clip of prac from inferno where they are preparing to drop from aps and they ask for flash but he is "far away" and cant throw it fast and they die and he asks for pause and starts to flame them / there is another clip on inferno where he explains them something and without any reason starts to scream at them / there is clip how they made the "wrong fake on B" and how stupid and made it [ ofc screaming when saying it ] /
2020-06-11 23:25
just look for @SAiKYCSGO in twitter and read the post from him
2020-06-11 23:32
i did but I wanted to say what is in clips because i cant really understand bulgarian and did spy react to it, did he say smth after it? Do all bulgarians now h8 him? Also what is the thing with blocker watching his watch?
2020-06-11 23:42
he was always hated in the bulgarian scene by almost all the players lets put it in this way - what saiky said was known in the teamspeak for like 2-3 years
2020-06-12 00:29
#13
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Macau Be_Happier 
looking an upgrade
2020-06-11 20:18
#14
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Romania SkipG 
Fee? I tought fate dropped this players a while back.
2020-06-11 20:19
We were told that there was a transfer fee involved
2020-06-11 20:21
#39
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Romania SkipG 
Interesting , according to this mobile.twitter.com/FATEesports/status/12.. and this hltv.org/news/29557/former-fate-roster-s.. They were free agents so I wonder who took the transfer money.
2020-06-11 21:01
I took 😎
2020-06-12 06:57
#65
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Romania SkipG 
Niki1 is that you?
2020-06-12 07:19
who cars
2020-06-11 20:19
#18
MSL | 
Canada freaKingo 
So much investment for a team that will never get anywhere. Stop wasting your time skade management and get rid of this squad. dennyslaw and rainwaker do not use their brains at all
2020-06-11 20:20
#20
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Bulgaria cuddleslut 
I'm shocked they didn't take mar
2020-06-11 20:22
idk a lot about bg scene but from what ive seen r0ck1ng was doing some good damage lately, spellan is garbo and he knows it but he can do better and has a lot exp so thats why is he still there, idk why fate cut kaluber in first place and why blocker is not fiding the place in some of this teams (ik he is signed to new team now but they could have picked him up), and is this oxygen guy a real deal or yolo pick up
2020-06-11 23:09
#70
h4rn | 
Bulgaria filmar 
kaluber and doublemagic left fate because there is too much drama in every bulgarian team
2020-06-12 17:45
Isn't Mar the best in Fate?
2020-06-11 20:23
No, he is two faced.Go to doublemagic's twitter and read his statement about leaving FaTe
2020-06-11 20:33
#42
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Bulgaria f0ukS 
yea mar is a pussy
2020-06-11 21:24
#28
flusha | 
Cambodia PigFace 
who and who replace who and who
2020-06-11 20:39
#30
daps | 
Canada JC_123 
I'm holding my breath to see how oxygen is
2020-06-11 20:41
#32
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Brazil babzkL 
a breath of fresh air for skade kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-06-11 20:43
#33
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Bulgaria KenchevBGCSGO 
Very Nice come on SKADE!!!!!!!
2020-06-11 20:45
imagine mar blocker dennyslaw Rainwaker KalubeR
2020-06-11 20:48
#71
h4rn | 
Bulgaria filmar 
imagine cerq harn v1c7or kaluber rainwaker
2020-06-12 17:47
#36
OKAYYY | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxeh 
GOOD LUCK, they were doing pretty good but then kinda dropped off recently
2020-06-11 20:52
+spyleadeR when
2020-06-11 21:02
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA what a joke
2020-06-11 21:30
#41
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Portugal Agricultor 
V1c7or > all
2020-06-11 21:13
#46
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Poland SebL 
Rock1nG was ok, not anything special, but I don't think he deserved to be kicked. rafftu I didn't really heard much about him but from stats he looks inconsistent so I think good move. Duplicate is solid pickup, he won't make 30 frags but he will frag when he has to, good pickup. Oxygen I have no idea who it is, and he has 0.85 rating so I don't think it's a good pickup. Overall this lineup seems weird, I'm just afraid of this guy Oxygen, other than that seems ok.
2020-06-11 22:02
Bench who and who? Add who and who?
2020-06-11 22:18
Oxygen is always nice to have
2020-06-12 00:00
Rafftu better than ocygen
2020-06-12 00:28
I think the SKADE doesn't know how to take a photo, they are one of best bulgarian team then they just try to show us how do bulgarians look like with these photos?
2020-06-12 01:51
the boys are not bad, the photographer is terrible
2020-06-12 18:25
who who who and who
2020-06-12 02:47
I seen duplicate before and he seemed like he had good aim but I've never seen oxygen before. Idk if oxygen is upgrade over rock1ng, his stats seem pretty bad.
2020-06-12 03:37
Rafftu had to be a goner, great move there with Duplicate. Rafftu was consistently bottom fragging in most, if not close to all, of the matches. He was not an IGL so yeah, no excuses there. Oxygen? I'm not sold on that. KalubeR seemed like a better option given that him and Duplicate don't have problems according to doublemagic. However, he might have just signed with someone so Idk. I feel like Mar wouldn't be on this team with Duplicate and given how Spellan should know better by now than to add someone like mar. Rock1nG always seemed so inconsistent. Kind of sad that Spellan dropped him from his old team, Rock1ng formed/joined SKADE and then later on SKADE took Spellan in and now Spellan is dropping Rock1nG again. Feels bad man
2020-06-12 03:44
I agree but Spellan is not the most consistent player either. If they pursue top 30 Oxygen is not a good choice. The guy is young and needs time to develop. That doesn't mean he is bad, just doesn't have the experience and in critical situations, this will reflect.
2020-06-12 04:13
This trio: Bulgaria Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov Bulgaria Denislav "⁠dennyslaw⁠" Dimitrov Bulgaria Viktor "⁠Duplicate⁠" Mitev will be amazing together!
2020-06-12 09:32
#67
f0rest | 
Bulgaria lopGOD 
Imagine adding Xyp9x and gla1ve Kappa
2020-06-12 10:02
Age: 17 Team: SKADE Rating 1.0: 0.82 Maps played: 11 KPR: 0.60 DPR: 0.73 APR: 0.10 This guy is even worse than me :DDD Why am i not in the team?
2020-06-12 10:37
Finnish brain is born with built-in Cyrillic alphabet and all Slavic languages
2020-06-12 14:39
Mar better
2020-06-12 17:49
#73
h4rn | 
Bulgaria filmar 
mar is a drama queen
2020-06-12 17:53
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