SK lose Adidas sponsorship

SK Gaming have reportedly lost the support of German-based sports manufacturer Adidas.

SK and Adidas became partners in September 2006, with the duo involved in a number of public relations activities over the years.

Adidas is no longer listed on SK Gaming's partner webpage, and the German-based sports manufacter's logo has been removed from the top of the page, although the link to their website is still there.

This represents SK's third big sponsorship loss in less than a year, after AMD and CM storm decided to drop support for the German-based organisation, whose Counter-Strike team will be on show at the Extreme Masters Europe Finals this weekend.

The news comes as a major blow to SK, who recently witnessed the departure of managing director Andreas "bds" Thorstensson. It is now up to Alexander "TheSlasH" Muller to steer an organisation which currently boasts just two main partners: Acer and SteelSeries.

oh :( lol Nike is cool to but adidas is the best :D
2010-01-12 21:18
2010-01-12 21:19
So sad.
2010-01-12 21:19
Germany gn0x 
Thats hard for SK.
2010-01-12 21:20
Brazil gbz 
$$ :/
2010-01-12 21:22
2010-01-12 21:46
Germany pa$co 
:( damn
2010-01-12 21:25
2010-01-12 21:26
nice! Puma the best!
2010-01-12 21:28
yeah go Puma :)
2010-01-12 21:30
The founder of Adidas and Puma were brothers. But they hated each other a lot that is why the firms still compete today :D
2010-01-12 22:14
Puma! just look at mym costum's :b
2010-01-13 10:58
Ye adidas sux, Puma and Reebok are for Pros :D
2010-01-20 15:55
lol NIKE N1
2010-01-12 21:31
Reebok #1
2010-01-12 21:53
Sad :(
2010-01-12 21:31
hmmmm SK got addidas logo at their t-shirts, so dont think they will change them till EM4 Europe Finals, so sk will still promote them! haha fail topic: yeah it's sad :<
2010-01-12 21:36
Portugal hpn- 
adidas is the best :(
2010-01-12 21:47
Then I don´t understand why they had that annoying commercial in every video.
2010-01-12 21:52
same here... f"" teamgeist :P
2010-01-12 22:13
adidas owned SK thats why :p or maybe their stupid teamgeist game showed that there were nobody caring about adidas' sponsorship.
2010-01-13 01:11
yep, somthing like that -.-
2010-01-13 14:30
I don't think they have them anymore, maybe the partnership wasn't over when they had the videos there?
2010-01-20 15:34
2010-01-12 21:55
2010-01-12 21:57
your point is....?
2010-01-12 22:44
no more stupid advertisment in the vidios:) but still sad about lose of the sponsorship...
2010-01-12 22:05
Great news:D Adidas advertisments were really annoying :D:D
2010-01-12 22:05
wow, i just hope sk won't lose more sponsors and disband like NiP...
2010-01-12 22:14
United States Ki0 
SK needs a new look and logo
2010-01-12 22:16
and new chance to make noise around 'em imo
2010-01-12 22:30
2010-01-12 22:25
converse is the best :D
2010-01-12 22:40
yeah converse ftw =)
2010-01-12 22:51
finally i found someone with a nice sense :D
2010-01-13 18:15
Will be interesting to see how this affects the organization.
2010-01-12 22:47
gotta agree 100 %
2010-01-12 23:10
SK will always say it's going well for them and everything's okay :)
2010-01-13 01:12
Obviously but if changes are coming due to this they will show up sooner or later.
2010-01-13 03:46
damn ;/ "$$" true true
2010-01-12 22:54
bds is starting a new organization and he is bringing in AMD and Addidas to sponsor his new org, i wonder who the team will be.
2010-01-12 22:56
Guns are Drawn ? :DDDD
2010-01-12 23:15
Poland Lukovsky 
In your dreams :(
2010-01-12 23:44
They've got 15913059105 sponsors,l should cry because they lost ADIDAS, there is so many good teams who hasn't 1 sponsor either.
2010-01-12 22:58
yeah but their players don't receive wages and they don't go to PR tour every year and don't go to almost every big event... :) see why SK needs head sponsors such as adidas?
2010-01-13 01:14
They have 2, right? Acer and SteelSeries?
2010-01-20 15:35
2010-01-12 23:17
it was a bit wierd and funny first place that adidas sponsors e-sport :lol:
2010-01-12 23:31
go for Armani xD
2010-01-12 23:43
Italy joz 
u dreaming ? brands like that are too high for esport
2010-01-13 00:03
Sarcasm my friends,sarcasm..
2010-01-13 00:16
dude, i didnt really man that lol :> obviously they ain't going to go for armani ... just being sarcastic exactly as JaKiller said, Sarcasm.
2010-01-13 01:10
I'm sorry to see this happen, but I'm sure tobi has a plan. :)
2010-01-13 00:45
SK is and have been poorly handled the last couple of years. The oldest e-sport company in gaming history are going down the drain? Might very well happen in one or two years, sadly enough.
2010-01-13 01:00
have you any fucking evidence of what your saying? You must be someone to say this, i'm all ears.
2010-01-13 01:16
Depends on what part of my text you are aiming towards. About the poorly handled thing, I can just say that I've been around for a long time and thus I'm noticing stuff. And if you mean about what I said that SK might go on a flat fall in the coming two years, it's not a fact or certainity on any level, just a reflection from my side.
2010-01-13 01:20
well, bds left a few weeks ago saying "everything's okay right now and I'm pretty much confident about SK's future" (in other words). Wouldn't see any interest for him to lie there.. I've been around SK for many years and saw it from inside as a SK insider and everything seems well enough handled for them to survive. Them losing big sponsors don't mean they have done something wrong. They are on of the oldest organization still up and running with lots of players playing for them. I think that it wouldn't be this way if it was "poorly handled".
2010-01-13 08:54
Inside of Germany they're doing well I guess, but in an international perspective, not so good. If you then look at fnatic, how many quality squads do they have compared to SK? They don't just have one good international CS team but also very strong CoD4, CS:S and more. You also never can hear any complaints from any fnatic player, whilst SK have had some bad things running with a WC3 player and Tentpole complaining about missing payments etc. They have also lost major sponsors and even if it doesn't really affect the organisation itself, it looks very bad.
2010-01-13 19:28
well as you can see they will soon have a deal with Nike, so they don't have any problems with sponsors and money. Story behind tentpole's departure was never explained and only rumors were spread which bds said were FALSE. Last point, SK also have many very strong squads on many games so it's not like fnatic has stronger teams... That's bullshit. And btw, i'm not german.
2010-01-13 20:16
They got still good sponsors -.-
2010-01-13 01:35
hmmmmm, Lacoste?
2010-01-13 01:56
bad and sad for sk
2010-01-13 05:19
lol why are they losing sponsorships? cause they playing bad in tournaments?
2010-01-13 06:11
China dini 
I hate is good news.
2010-01-13 06:13
Greenland neqw 
2010-01-13 08:48
2010-01-13 09:01
damn,abibas best
2010-01-13 11:51
adidas best go rebook or puma now
2010-01-13 12:04
umbro sponsorized SK :D
2010-01-13 12:30
wow... Adidas is a big company... find another one SK... GL..
2010-01-13 13:36
omg !! bds plz be back :D
2010-01-13 14:34
NIKE plz!
2010-01-13 15:56
that sucks
2010-01-13 16:23
Bad. Adidas FTW!
2010-01-13 16:35
new SK sponsor - NIKE pic from SK bootcamp
2010-01-13 18:50
France klwN 
didn't know about bds :o wow, losing Adidas must be like... HARD.
2010-01-13 19:54
Norway duffz00r 
That sucks
2010-01-20 15:37
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