SK tops Global Challenge Chengdu

Nix0n
October 3rd, 2009 11:39
SK Gaming wins their first event since their roster change, by topping fnatic 2-0 in the Grand Final at Global Challenge Chengdu.

The Grand Final at Global Challenge Chengdu finalizes as SK Gaming overcame fnatic 2-0, in one of the most intense and clutch matches between the two teams.

Frist map saw SK started CT on nuke, losing 6-9 as fnatic played a great T half. SK then went to play great T play also, which went to a 9-6 score for SK, forcing the map into overtime. Here SK once again took the most rounds winning 3-2 as T. Second half fnatic failed to snatch the needed rounds, seeing SK take a 3-1 score, leading to a 21-18 win for SK.



Moving on to second map train, SK got to start CT and this time things rolled much better. A 11-4 score was brought home, before switching sides. It was uphill for fnatic fairly many rounds, as SK was breathing down their neck. Never the less fnatic managed to bring a 11-4 home and once again overtime was needed. First half of the overtime SK started T, and impressing took a 1-4 score. As T fnatic had no luck to overcome SK, as they took a 2-0 score, winning 21-16 and 2-0 overall.

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SK Gaming hereby win the first event since the arrival of Johan "face" Klasson and Frej "kHRYSTAL" Sjöström.



With the win they pocket $15.000 and a direct invite to the Extreme Masters IV Global Finals next year.

Final Standings

1. Sweden SK Gaming - $15.000
2. Sweden fnatic - $7.500
3. Korea WeMade FOX - $5.000
4. China TyLoo - $2.500
5-8. Germany mousesports - $1.500
5-8. United States Evil Geniuses - $1.500
5-8. Singapore TitaNs - $1.500
5-8. China wNv.cn - $1.500
9-12. Brazil Made in Brazil - $1.000
9-12. China SC.United - $1.000
9-12. Kazakhstan k23 - $1.000
9-12. China CD - $1.000

We will be back with much more later, featuring interview with the winning team and a round-up movie, POV demos, statistics and more. Make sure to check out our galleries from Global Challenge Chengdu, which you can find here.
#1
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Europe melvis 
yes ;]
2009-10-03 11:40
boa SK
2009-10-03 11:40
NICeeeeeee SK
2009-10-03 11:40
SK <3
2009-10-03 11:40
n1 SK :)
2009-10-03 11:41
#6
Lithuania D3t 
fuck sk, fnatic da best :)
2009-10-03 11:41
are u nuts?
2009-10-03 11:45
ignore him -.-'
2009-10-03 12:29
Seems not.
2009-10-03 14:09
+1
2009-10-03 14:17
+1
2009-10-03 15:36
well the results speaks for itself, 21-18 and 21-16, THE TEAMS ARE KIND OF EAVEN?
2009-10-03 19:38
GG SK Gaming
2009-10-03 11:41
:) nice
2009-10-03 11:41
haha.
2009-10-03 11:41
#10
Kazakhstan sn/ 
NICE SK :D
2009-10-03 11:41
#11
Ukraine Owl 
good game by sk p.s.walle > all
2009-10-03 11:41
gg =[
2009-10-03 11:41
#13
Finland cele 
epic match, grats SK
2009-10-03 11:41
BTW ESLTV SUCKS A LOT. Isn't there any other alternatives ?
2009-10-03 11:51
yes there is...demos will be uploaded soon
2009-10-03 12:58
SK NICE! go sk
2009-10-03 11:41
nice SK :D
2009-10-03 11:42
isnane game !!! SK knows how to play dops )
2009-10-03 11:42
#18
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Argentina btkger 
superb performance by SK :D
2009-10-03 11:42
#19
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
FNATIC WILL RISE AGAIN!
2009-10-03 11:42
#30
Lithuania D3t 
yeah!
2009-10-03 11:43
SK for the win! Simply amazing to see them play like that.
2009-10-03 11:42
SO FUCKING YES!!! GRATZ BOYS LOVE YA !!!
2009-10-03 11:43
very nice play from both teams ,especially SK
2009-10-03 11:43
good job, guys :) face players of the tournament
2009-10-03 11:43
luckers
2009-10-03 11:43
gg sk :))! G-'.'
2009-10-03 11:43
SK youre the number one team again! walle is a beast, wut a legend!
2009-10-03 11:43
number one team due to one event? hahahaha... Oh you were serious?
2009-10-03 13:57
happy for sk !!! been wanting them to win this.. fnatic got enough wins under their belts :)
2009-10-03 11:43
#28
Lithuania fRls 
Dramatic end.
2009-10-03 11:43
gg sk :)
2009-10-03 11:43
gr SK !! GG SK-COMEBACK (:
2009-10-03 11:44
Nice SK. RobbaN's de_nuke ace plz! :D
2009-10-03 11:44
Tha ace was a nice one :D
2009-10-03 16:17
Bravo, Bravo SK :) <3 SK forever gL for Future
2009-10-03 11:44
#56
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India transformer 
3rd time Lucky for SK yeah gl for future
2009-10-03 11:49
n1 sk .. you are the best :)
2009-10-03 11:44
SK my love!!!!
2009-10-03 11:44
#36
Serbia froa 
nice finals.. sry for fnatic :( gj sk
2009-10-03 11:45
N1 SK !! fuck fnatic(nQQbz) ---> They have very big mouth!!!
2009-10-03 11:45
#53
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
WTF?
2009-10-03 11:51
i think he's refering to what cArn just said: cArn: "Gonna be hard for SK to win"
2009-10-03 12:59
#217
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
but it was hard for SK to win. and he's calling fnatic n00bz?:|
2009-10-04 01:31
thats his opinion!i guess fnatic felt untouchable!
2009-10-04 08:04
Watch the language, dont call them noobs cuz they make more money in a year than you will make in a lifetime. Besides, Fnatic had one "bad" event which wasnt even bad, SK will have trouble with them back in Sweden.
2009-10-03 13:58
after the event sk account is 5k in the red :)
2009-10-03 14:49
"Watch the language, dont call them noobs cuz they make more money in a year than you will make in a lifetime. Besides, Fnatic had one "bad" event which wasnt even bad, SK will have trouble with them back in Sweden." 125,122$ in a year, get a decent job and you will be able to earn that in just few years.
2009-10-03 18:46
Plus sponsorship, plus the cash they get monthly. He wont be able to make it ;d
2009-10-03 23:31
hahaha you really think it is good salary as CS pro?? sure it is OK.....and ofcourse very fun to travel and all that stuff...but dont think that they get rich on this.
2009-10-04 00:21
Never said that, but as long as its something, it should be counted.
2009-10-04 00:42
#38
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Germany M1n1M3 
nice rooster change sk grats
2009-10-03 11:45
GG !
2009-10-03 11:45
fnatic vs SK > 3D vs SK @CPL
2009-10-03 11:45
I don't know... 3D vs SK was pretty epic too. But I definitely loved this final. WOOOOOOOOO!
2009-10-03 11:47
no way. 3d vs greatest match ever. in my opinion ofc
2009-10-03 12:31
no way. 3d vs sk greatest match ever. in my opinion ofc
2009-10-03 12:31
the match on nuke? :)
2009-10-03 13:11
yep, was epic
2009-10-03 14:11
Never ever.
2009-10-03 14:10
#219
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
yes it is!
2009-10-04 04:26
Congratulations SK !!!!!!! nice team work;]
2009-10-03 11:45
imo kHRYSTAL > GTR :) GG SK:)
2009-10-03 11:46
#224
Sweden TLY 
gtr>kHRYSTAL
2011-11-06 01:05
#44
Kazakhstan sn/ 
SK COMEBACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2009-10-03 11:46
SK|SOLID
2009-10-03 11:46
walle kHRYSTAL gj!!
2009-10-03 11:46
#47
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
GeT_RiGhT np:)
2009-10-03 11:46
good game SK :D
2009-10-03 11:47
In your face GeT_FaT =)
2009-10-03 11:48
SK iiiiiiiiiiis BACKKK and allen is ONFIRE!!
2009-10-03 11:48
I didn't see the final but it must been very thrilling GG SK good to see you back on top
2009-10-03 11:48
SK was brilliant!! Allen,Walle,KHRYSTAL,RobbaN,Face : GOOD JOB!! Fnatic was good too,but the players are veery young!! Ice...
2009-10-03 11:50
finally SK won! now 50% of big fnatic fans will start being SK fans. that's sad hmm :|
2009-10-03 11:49
true...
2009-10-03 11:51
well thats better than hating a team, and saying stuff like fuck fnatic or fuck SK, thats whats really sad..
2009-10-03 11:53
yes it is. even a bit more sad than a fact which i wrote before
2009-10-03 11:55
+1
2009-10-03 14:11
#182
Lithuania D3t 
omg retard, you really think so... thats sad.. you dumbaas -.-
2009-10-03 16:36
can you explain what's the problem?
2009-10-03 21:29
i don´t think so. its just my opinon but, the onçy guys that confirm your point are those that will trade the to SK instead of being fnativ fans xD i'm a fnatic fans, and this kind of situation can hapen sometimes. But saying "shit" of fuck sk or fuck fnatic -.- that's sad.
2009-10-03 17:13
good for you :)
2009-10-03 21:27
GO GO K1CK. :P
2009-10-03 23:00
GG Sk
2009-10-03 11:49
#58
Poland bkx 
Welcome to the top again!
2009-10-03 11:51
screwed!!! i lost my chance to win the siberia v2!!! :(
2009-10-03 11:51
#64
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
yeah me too:[
2009-10-03 11:53
i havent ;D
2009-10-03 12:32
Neither have I. :D
2009-10-03 14:11
LOOL me too
2009-10-03 17:14
n1ce SK
2009-10-03 11:52
I was for fnatic, but I confess that SK impressed with the new lineup! GG!
2009-10-03 11:52
gj SK
2009-10-03 11:53
ahahah SK/ SOLID leei hHhHHahahahhaha
2009-10-03 11:54
2 time overtime!:D OMfG thats sickk
2009-10-03 11:54
fnatic too many mistakes... its a pity that there wasnt a dust2 there would fnatic rule! sk just lucky.. allen on drugs :X
2009-10-03 11:54
#70
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Albania XLN7 
congratulations SK! GeT_RiGhT failed =]
2009-10-03 11:56
Thx hltv.org for awesome coverage!
2009-10-03 11:56
grats sk!
2009-10-03 11:57
its ok fnatic , u always the best
2009-10-03 11:57
That's the best game of CS I have seen in a long time!
2009-10-03 11:57
that's crazy. congratulations SK :)
2009-10-03 11:57
Bets MatchPickStatusSK vs fnaticSK Won KAMAN :DDDDDDDDD
2009-10-03 11:58
#77
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Singapore Nephalith 
fnatic continue to fail in China. poor cArn well played SK.
2009-10-03 11:58
best of 3 , really good job sk
2009-10-03 11:58
Guess I should have gone out of bed this morning to see that final :(((
2009-10-03 11:58
Nice game. Grats SK. :D
2009-10-03 11:59
#81
Macedonia Veky 
khrystal and face realy good play at their first official event with SK gj guys
2009-10-03 11:59
#82
Argentina p3po 
fun kHRySTAL the lastround JAAJJA
2009-10-03 11:59
My predictions were right :)
2009-10-03 12:01
I guess the major turning point was the departure of Zet.....Only due to him SK was falling behind..... Tentpole was pretty strong player...So for him a strong player was needed.Still I think tentpole > face or khyrstal. But face or khyrstal >> zet I guess face and khyrstal filled the gap pretty well.... Very sad to see fnatic lose. But hey ,happy for SK, at least they can party tonight...;)
2009-10-03 12:02
Both swedish team wins on chinese turf.. Dont think there is anything to be sry about imo :D
2009-10-03 13:26
he was strong player , but without motivation :))
2009-10-03 13:28
nip zet- > face&khryistal
2009-10-03 14:13
lolz what a joke?
2009-10-03 21:13
i think tent or zet or even khrystal and face are very good players, each one with they tipe of game, but in general they are good players. But this time the last two brought a lot of energy to sk, face and khrystal was real sick players. Sk have a great line-up. :)
2009-10-03 17:19
Good Job SK!
2009-10-03 12:03
And all what SK needed to achieve this was 20 000$ to buy face and kHRYSTAL from H2k :) If Rakaka.se told the truth about transfers.
2009-10-03 12:04
#87
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
np boys WCG is your's c'mon now!
2009-10-03 12:04
nice SK!!
2009-10-03 12:05
#89
Sweden taM 
I missed the game, will the demo be uploaded soon?(!!!) :-)
2009-10-03 12:06
it is :)
2009-10-03 12:23
#90
Romania lth  
nice sk :D sad for fnatic :(
2009-10-03 12:08
#91
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World breezy0 
omg mouz fckn low bunch
2009-10-03 12:08
Mouz Deserved place 3 or 4 ;(
2009-10-03 12:10
How could they deserve it when they lost to the team placing 4th?
2009-10-03 14:12
typically germans to call them "low" after a loss
2009-10-03 14:00
#173
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World breezy0 
yes .. :d u know it boii!
2009-10-03 15:36
dont think you should be glad about it
2009-10-03 23:34
5-8. mousesports - $1.500 .. comm`on :(
2009-10-03 12:09
#99
Sweden taM 
So they don't actually have to win their matches to deserve that spot? :P
2009-10-03 12:14
.. They Deserved place 4 because .. Look at match Vs TyLoo at nuke , at CT side Mouz Dominated TyLoo .. but on tero .. i can say mouz sucks ... i think they deserved place 4 ... anyway gl in future.
2009-10-03 20:37
HAHAHA LOOOOOOOOL GG SK
2009-10-03 12:09
I knew they will win!
2009-10-03 12:11
we want povs!
2009-10-03 12:12
kHRYSTAL is a talend !! by his entrance in sk he ill have the chance to become more and more talented.
2009-10-03 12:13
Cogratulations SK Good job, all players were amazing today
2009-10-03 12:13
congrats SK, next time will be different.
2009-10-03 12:20
SK GO!
2009-10-03 12:30
#104
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Germany M1n1M3 
why carn pic ? sk wins not fnatic :)
2009-10-03 12:31
+1
2009-10-03 13:16
+1
2009-10-03 16:01
+1. Nix0n, r you fnatic's fanboy? :D
2009-10-03 16:26
+1 we dont want to see fnatic now, we want to see the WINNERS
2009-10-03 17:36
#107
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Portugal pshhh 
really nice SK. btw prizemoney for all the contester's is really nice :D
2009-10-03 12:32
GG SK... what an epic final :)
2009-10-03 12:34
Congrats for both team well done. also wmfox tylo, and mouz!
2009-10-03 12:34
gg SK
2009-10-03 12:35
n1 SK
2009-10-03 12:37
hahahaha fnatic lose, get_kid loseeeee, g0D job SK!
2009-10-03 12:40
#114
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Sweden Vilseledd 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ1BBbz0NCk just sick
2009-10-03 12:58
n1, awesome game SK!
2009-10-03 13:03
OMG nice robban.. gg sk. cArn, it wont be easy for u to win new sk, keep that in mind dude. ;)
2009-10-03 13:07
omg^^
2009-10-03 13:15
The shit.
2009-10-03 14:13
frag of the tourny :D
2009-10-03 14:55
look how bored the chinese spectators are
2009-10-03 13:05
bored ? in a final match which went double oT :P
2009-10-03 14:16
I know but look at the picture
2009-10-03 14:21
SK fans:)
2009-10-03 14:35
Gg fnatic :)
2009-10-03 13:05
Awesome by sk AND fnatic ;)
2009-10-03 13:06
well it seems Sk are going up again, gl and congrats!
2009-10-03 13:10
gg :)
2009-10-03 13:10
YES YES YES OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YES I'm SO HAPPY ! YEAH MAN ! SK IS BACK !!! SK IS BACK !!! YES YES YES ! GG fnatic but SK is SK !!!
2009-10-03 13:15
go hit a SK tattoo, what about that
2009-10-03 13:43
maybeee ... but in the future not now !
2009-10-03 22:22
great join 2 new player , SK and fnatic do hard
2009-10-03 13:16
#129
fox | 
Portugal J0n1p3r 
LETS GO SK!!!! WOWOW
2009-10-03 13:19
Nice article..and grats sk little typo nix.. you typed "Frist" by accident instead of "First"
2009-10-03 13:30
predictable :p
2009-10-03 13:46
Hell no
2009-10-03 14:04
Hell yeah
2009-10-03 14:14
Not that they'd go that far at the first event, guess I underestimated kHrylle and Face ;d
2009-10-03 23:27
No, though when we saw the final pair I was quite sure SK would nail it. :)
2009-10-06 21:56
HELL YEAH, GO SK!
2009-10-03 13:51
swedish year
2009-10-03 14:07
Swedish game I'd say. =)
2009-10-03 14:14
I told yooooou, and I love this! SK<3
2009-10-03 14:14
Great fucking job SK, great to see you back in the game!
2009-10-03 14:15
Fnatic should have taken that 8-0 @nuke as T, and then everything will be different maybe. and f0rest has not been at his best since EMIII.He played perfect that event;maybe that was his top time. :>
2009-10-03 14:18
i think he lost his form when he changed his mouse to crappy kinzu
2009-10-03 14:27
I guess he is not so motivated after having got so many achievements as before.
2009-10-03 14:31
what are u guys talking about? f0rest was playing GREAT :S are we watching the sam match?
2009-10-03 14:51
lolololol .. SK <3 Robban Wuuuuut .. nice ace ..
2009-10-03 14:22
amazing...love sk. good fucking job
2009-10-03 14:30
now every 2nd will shout SK n1, <3 SK, but some weeks ago they were shouting fnatic n1, <3 fnatic :DDDDDD
2009-10-03 14:40
u mean we should shout "fnatic<3" when SK wins?
2009-10-03 14:42
#170
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Poland qater- 
Well,it's all about 'fans' f.e. If you are big fan of fnatic then you should say 'SK SUCKS' as it is in football.But it isn't football and Swedish fans are happy if SK is winning or fnatic and it's the same in other countries , it seems Counter-strike fan's are friendly :D
2009-10-03 14:55
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2009-10-03 17:43
umm two OT games.This must be a impressive match.
2009-10-03 14:41
fk SK..fnatic is best....fnatic will teach dem a lesson soon.. but waiting for the demos..and watch game of kHRYSTAL
2009-10-03 14:49
Your english is the best.
2009-10-03 22:58
Yeah... sup fanboy, how are you doing ?
2009-10-03 23:27
Isn't it nice when things just… work
2009-10-03 14:50
SK Gaming - $15.000 :OO DAMN!!
2009-10-03 14:56
They are about to recover the money they spent on the two purchases :)
2009-10-03 16:14
it is a pity that SK don`t have the permit of WCG.: (
2009-10-03 14:59
SK seemed to be quite more solid and competitive with face and khrystal. Allen was impressive in last map.
2009-10-03 16:03
Congratz SK! I won the bet too. :D btw, gl SK and fnatic in the next tours :D
2009-10-03 16:24
nice! (:
2009-10-03 16:28
return to the top SK congratz
2009-10-03 17:18
Lol? Grats SK :D
2009-10-03 17:25
I think Fnatic deserved to win, SK is rising up again. It was a great game. GL everyone
2009-10-03 17:36
SK-Gaming <3333333
2009-10-03 17:45
Just like when zet joined, first competition first win. Surely SK hope for the winning streak to last longer this time.
2009-10-03 17:50
I LOVE YOU SK, u're the best, great performance, u've deserve it :x love u
2009-10-03 18:02
ya congra to SK with new line up xDDD
2009-10-03 18:52
SK GAMING - THE BEST TEAM <33333
2009-10-03 19:02
i make minimovie about the best rounds of IEM. esl.eu/es/cs/news/101507/
2009-10-03 19:12
best game for a long time
2009-10-03 19:43
sk good GG nice!
2009-10-03 20:42
Usually when u watch a CS Match it gets boring sometimes But this final kept me "pumped up" until the last frag... It was like "Wooow OMFG!! GOOO!! NOOOO!" every round, i think this match is one of the best of the CS History lol. SK just showed that they can top the ranking again with more work (they still need more teamwork with that new line-uo) Too bad to see fnatic fans getting mad in this thread, "Glory doesn't last forever"
2009-10-03 23:06
fnatic:(
2009-10-04 00:48
SK ARE BACK :D I will see the demo, because i couldn't see the game :( If was so good, i must see :D
2009-10-04 02:14
#220
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
what an awesome play by Gux! what a famas man!
2009-10-04 04:38
SK GAMING - PRO TEAM w 100 %
2009-10-04 10:19
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