allen inactive from competitive CS
SK Gaming have announced Jimmy "allen" Allen has gone inactive from the Counter-Strike squad he joined July 17 in 2006, a result of his recent illness.
The speculations about what was going on in SK Gaming has been many ever since the Swedish team shortly before the IEM5 World Championship announced the team would use Dennis "dennis" Edman as a stand-in for Jimmy "allen" Allen.
It has at several occasions been pointed out that Allen is ill, which makes him unable to play. Today he chose to publicly address the situation, announcing his call to become inactive.
"Hey guys! After almost 5 years in the SK hoodie I've decieded to become inactive until further notice. I haven't been feeling well lately due to a sickness that effects me in a negative way regarding Counter-Strike. I choose to play the IEM Euro Finals in January even though I didn't feel well and after that I realized I should take a break and focus on my illness for a while.
I hope to be back one day and I wanna thank SK Gaming and my lovely team-mates for some great years, and I wish them gl this year, I think they'll do really well. Sick lineup 2011.
I also wanna thank all my loyal fans, of course, for all the support during the years. It helped me a lot keeping myself motivated having you guys cheering me on. Hope you guys will still be out there if I do a comeback." – Reads a statement on the SK Gaming website.
Many have been asking what illness Allen has and why it makes him unable to play, but Allen finds it hard to comment on.
"I guess you guys wanted me to explain more about my illness but I find that very hard, it's complicated. Sorry about that. But I'm sure I will be fine in reasonable time."
Allen joined SK Gaming on July 17 in 2006 alongside Mattias "Snajdan" Andersen, being just 17-years-old. Since then he has attended many events and most of the time finished within the top five.
Allen was voted MVP of Arbalet Cup Europe 2009 in Stockholm (finishing with a 1.13 rating), an event SK Gaming won by defeating mTw in the Grand Final.
allen - MVP at Arbalet Cup Europe 2009
This leaves SK Gaming with four members, while Edman is still on a trial-period, following SK's statements last week.
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Dennis "dennis" Edman
Johan "face" Klasson
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström
SK Gaming have currently made it to the semi-final in our Xperia PLAY prelude tournament and will furthermore be on display at Copenhagen Games later this month.