SKADE secure Elisa Invitational Winter title

The Bulgarian side has clinched their first international trophy with the new lineup featuring former Fiend duo Kamen "⁠bubble⁠" Kostadinov and Simeon "⁠dream3r⁠" Ganev.

SKADE came out victorious at the Elisa Invitational Winter on Sunday. After being directly invited to the quarter-finals, the Bulgarian side plowed through the opposition over the last three days, beating Eternal Fire, Copenhagen Flames, and HEET without losing a map across the three series.

Currently ranked 27th in the world, the Bulgarians were only the eighth-highest-ranked team in attendance but managed to surpass the favored opposition, finishing ahead of teams such as Entropiq and ENCE.

The SKADE-Fiend shuffle has borne fruit

The victory, which sees bubble and company come away with the $50,000 grand prize, came as a big boost while the Bulgarian team competed in several other tournaments without success, most importantly in open qualifiers for the PGL Major Antwerp European RMR event.

SKADE will hope to carry on that form in their last attempt to make it to the all-important RMR event, which will determine all European and CIS representatives taking part in the Major.

They are set to face ONYX in the round of 16 of the fourth and final open qualifier at 16:00 , less than two hours following their victory at Elisa Invitational Winter.

The final standings of Elisa Invitational Winter 2021:

1. Bulgaria SKADE - $50,000
2. France HEET - $14,000
3-4. Europe ENCE - $6,000
3-4. Denmark Copenhagen Flames - $6,000
5-8. Russia Entropiq - $4,000
5-8. Turkey Eternal Fire - $4,000
5-8. Sweden Dignitas - $4,000
5-8. Finland HAVU - $4,000
9-12. Denmark ex-AGF - $2,000
9-12. Sweden Savage - $2,000
9-12. Denmark ECSTATIC - $2,000
9-12. Europe Sprout - $2,000
13-15. Australia Looking For Org
13-15. Europe fnatic Rising
13-15. Europe Finest
16-18. Norway 777
16-18. Poland AGO
16-18. Kosovo BLINK (withdrew)
19-20. China Lynn Vision
19-20. Europe Enterprise

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Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
2095
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Bulgaria Simeon 'dream3r' Ganev
Simeon 'dream3r' Ganev
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1159
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
#1
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Europe KubusiekxD
GZ
2022-03-06 14:38
2 replies
#19
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Russia zykeNj
GOD SKADE at this finest!
2022-03-06 15:48
1 reply
Bulgarian teams and winning Elisa Invitational, name a more iconic duo
2022-03-06 16:44
pog
2022-03-06 14:38
#3
 | 
India Jester_Bard
Is this happens because we are from Bulgaria?
2022-03-06 14:38
1 reply
#26
RpK | 
Sweden wnsz
+1
2022-03-06 17:27
#4
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Bulgaria chichkaARMY
Let's gooo
2022-03-06 14:38
#5
REZ | 
Trinidad and Tobago r41
ez win when there's a good prize pool on the line
2022-03-06 14:39
#6
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Poland SebL
The firepower on this roster looks insane, the trio of dream3r, SHIPZ and dennyslaw is basically destroying Tier-2. Really nice to watch them, althought I doubt they will be a Tier1 team.
2022-03-06 14:43
2 replies
#14
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Mauritania CYETA
what do you mean destroying? They have been pretty average so far
2022-03-06 15:17
1 reply
#28
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Poland SebL
Aimwise they've been absolutely one of the best.
2022-03-06 18:03
#8
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Portugal dracø
This core is always getting this tier 2 decent prize pool wins. They are almost in the top 100 by money earned without ever breaking into tier 1. Efficient af, gz!
2022-03-06 14:45
#9
deko | 
Albania sinxvia
god dream3r
2022-03-06 14:53
others teams played this tourny for 3 months and skade played for 3 days :D so fucking shit tournament
2022-03-06 14:58
3 replies
Makes sense to invite your former champions who made the run from regionals in the past, no? Or only ENCE can get an invite ?
2022-03-06 15:44
2 replies
no1 should get invite. a team should be rewarded who made it from the beginning.
2022-03-06 15:58
1 reply
agree, but not exactly how the scene works right now
2022-03-06 17:10
lol free money in scam tourney
2022-03-06 15:01
surprise surprise,this tournament is such a farm for bulgarian teams
2022-03-06 15:05
#13
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Bulgaria shtRRRR
GG! It's time go to the major! :) GL
2022-03-06 15:06
GG WP Skade.
2022-03-06 15:21
congratz
2022-03-06 15:27
The team is strong and they should do well. The only question I have is about bubble. I get he is the IGL, but if it is enough..
2022-03-06 15:45
1 reply
On an interview a while back (like 6 months, not 6 years) after a game where he hit a 30 bomb they asked him what he did differently to have so good individual performance. The answer was that before a game he usually prepares tactics and things like that, but in this case he managed to warm up properly. Just saying that he doesnt have 17 people staff like some teams.
2022-03-06 17:58
lets hope they dont lose to random mix next tournament
2022-03-06 16:06
gg
2022-03-06 16:10
EZ BUBBLE
2022-03-06 19:08
Ez 4 lan dodgers
2022-03-07 00:18
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