SK on top at Esport SM Stockholm

The last qualifier for the 2012 Swedish Championship has ended with SK Gaming winning 2-1 over fnatic to take home 3,000SEK.

Stockholm Esport Arena played host to the last qualifier for Esport SM, which is the Swedish Championship. Eight teams via online qualifiers made it to this event, including the giants SK Gaming and fnatic.

Both of the teams passed the group stage and the semi-finals without breaking a sweat, putting them up against each other in the final. Qualifying for the final meant both teams secured a spot for the Swedish Championship, played at DreamHack Summer. The final would determine seed, as well as who would win a majority of the 5,000SEK prize purse.

The clash of the titans did not disappoint, as overtime was needed already on first map de_tuscan. SK took first half of the overtime 2-1, but fnatic topped that by winning three rounds straight to win first map 19-17.

Second map de_train saw SK stomp fnatic. First half with SK on the CT side went 13-2 in their favor and they went on to win the Terrorists pistol and the following two rounds for a 16-2 victory.

Moving on to the third map de_dust2, fnatic started on the CT side, and quickly racked up a lot of rounds. With their early success, fnatic managed to pull off a 10-5 lead. After the side change, SK managed to replicate what fnatic did in the first half, as they went up 9-0 as CT.

For some time it looked like SK had the map, as fnatic simply couldn’t win rounds as Terrorists. With SK on match point, fnatic laid their hands on the remaining two rounds of the regular thirty rounds to force overtime.

In overtime SK were fnatic superior, winning 2-1 and 2-0 to win 19-16, 2-1 overall for the victory at Esport SM Stockholm, their first event victory since the return of Marcus "Delpan" Larsson.

SK victorious in Stockholm - Photo: Esport SM

Esport SM Stockholm final standings

1. Sweden SK Gaming – 3,000SEK (337€)
2. Sweden fnatic – 2,000SEK (225€)
3-4. Sweden embrace
3-4. Sweden internetlaget

Both SK and fnatic are now qualified for the 2012 Swedish Championship, the full list of teams qualified is:

Sweden a2g manne, hyvlarn, Rogga, dennis, olofm
Sweden hatersg0nnahate SKYTTEN, flwster, nevvan, relik, maxAki
Sweden sChEnArEy striker, givar, floreNz, malaria, kvicken
Sweden Hellslayers samzter, jw, schneider, brownie, kye
Sweden Lemondogs
threat, FYRR73, kHRYSTAL, niko, zneel
Sweden Keita-Gaming spozy, pawnile, seazon, dalito, rape
Sweden SK Gaming f0rest, face, RobbaN, GeT_RiGhT, Delpan
Sweden fnatic Xizt, Gux, MODDII, karrigan, Friis

The Swedish Championship will take place at DreamHack Summer, running June 16-19 in Jönköping, Sweden.

2012-04-29 00:50
Kinda sad :/ Oh well, GG :)
2012-04-29 00:50
a2g WTF ?
2012-04-29 00:51
1 reply
i think a2g didnt play it..
2012-05-06 07:32
yaaay :) deserved. delpan is back <3
2012-04-29 00:51
gg wp
2012-04-29 00:53
qp | 
France panic-D-
sChEnArEy striker, givar, floreNz, malaria, kvicken kvicken <3
2012-04-29 00:53
f0rest bigger and bigger...
2012-04-29 00:53
1 reply
forest is getting like face look at they both like brothers sorry for english
2012-04-29 07:18
givar florenz nice
2012-04-29 00:53
3 replies
g00gl3s idols T_T
2012-04-29 00:58
2 replies
ye! sadly there is no more -f0rest-gtr +givar+florenz
2012-04-29 01:47
1 reply
he's a legend ,we will always remember him! :D
2012-04-29 10:01
delpan was soo agressive player vs fnatic and it works.comback with sk gaming and they didn't lose
2012-04-29 00:55
really deserved! good job sk and of course delpan :)
2012-04-29 00:55
6 replies
why of course delpan? just say good job sk
2012-04-29 09:22
5 replies
because delpan was a key player for them and he wanted to point that out? :D
2012-04-29 09:30
because delpan is the main element in SK, and with him SK have more opportunities to win)
2012-04-29 09:45
3 replies
BAHAHAHA delpan the "main" element in sk? BAHAHAHAHA
2012-04-30 09:20
2 replies
In soviet russia elements mains you
2012-04-30 12:58
very funny!
2012-04-30 22:48
2012-04-29 00:56
Lemondogs won easy 40000 SEK why on earth didn't fnatic and SK attend that tournament?
2012-04-29 00:57
2 replies
"Both SK and fnatic are now qualified for the 2012 Swedish Championship" more money in that
2012-04-29 01:06
tHm | 
Denmark tHm
Maybe because there is more money in the Swedish Championship, and if they didnt attend this one and qualify, they would not have being able to attend the main tournament. Gotta keep in the mind, that it was a qualifier for something even bigger.
2012-04-29 01:06
everyone is in a sk shirt except delpan lol
2012-04-29 00:59
4 replies
Because Lemondogs was already qualified for the "big" event on dreamhack this summer. They won the Lan event in Malmö, and this was the last chance for SK and Fnatic to qualify for E sport sm on dreamhack.
2012-04-29 01:03
2 replies
Russia goodjob
2012-04-29 07:35
hey! that's my excuse for not wearing a t-shirt too! :)
2012-04-29 16:06
may be he doesn't have one LOL!
2012-04-29 01:03
SK <3 Lolpan returns guys, gg
2012-04-29 01:01
sad 4 fnatic :(
2012-04-29 01:03
tHm | 
Denmark tHm
I gotta say, I was speccing this match, and it was like watching a gather match or just 2 mixteams. No organization nor tactical work for none of the teams, especially on dust2. There is a reason why dust2 is a T map, and thats because there's some many great strats, but none of the teams wanted to do anything special, but just doing standard b-rushes and a splits. It's gonna be hard for theese 2 teams in the future, if they are keeping this style of playing thats for sure.
2012-04-29 01:10
4 replies
Moddi said earlier in an interview that they we're going to play like that because they didn't wanna show their new tactics for an "easy" qualifier like this.
2012-04-29 01:11
2 replies
tHm | 
Denmark tHm
Fair enough, just pointing out.
2012-04-29 01:14
Russia goodjob
Virtus.PRO style? :D
2012-04-29 07:35
yes, it was pretty standard. and because of that, train was that easy. one does not simply win a round as T without strats. btw tuscan's CT of them both was so fucking standard lol i even remember everyone's exactly position
2012-04-29 09:34
Yucks see their faces x_x , no 1 is luking handsome. :/
2012-04-29 01:15
2 replies
dafaq? this ain't a fashion show n00b
2012-04-29 06:33
1 reply
2012-04-29 11:31
AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA watch f0rest face bad photoshop dudes
2012-04-29 01:17
2012-04-29 01:29
Europe chespiZ
w0w f0rest is fat : o, 2many pracc and mac donald
2012-04-29 01:33
wtf happened to forest, lmao. Congrats to SK tho. Welcome back, delpan!
2012-04-29 01:39
no demos of the final?
2012-04-29 01:46
nice job SK
2012-04-29 01:47
Hhaha I love this photo :D:D:D Delpan looks like he is on drugs and yes.. SK seriously won this thanks to Delpan cause he was just sIIIIIIICk!!!
2012-04-29 02:01
why f0rest look so fat :(
2012-04-29 02:17
NoMEz | 
Vietnam NoMEz
lol f0rest
2012-04-29 02:20
Is there any demo? Which player were the best in match?
2012-04-29 02:49
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
delpan so gay ;o
2012-04-29 03:08
1 reply
Gay for awp <3
2012-04-30 13:00
where is the demo ?
2012-04-29 03:15
why i miss this match :((
2012-04-29 03:16
f0rest not 20 years anymore.... what u expect. these are humans who change in every way like humans.
2012-04-29 03:45
1 reply
Russia goodjob
wrong reply
2012-04-29 07:37
...and they all look good.
2012-04-29 03:46
1 reply
Russia goodjob
especially RobbaN
2012-04-29 07:37
Congratulations guys, Delpan return <333.
2012-04-29 06:31
to much beer for f0rest, he is FAT! )>.>)
2012-04-29 06:42
Where fisker, where ahl?
2012-04-29 06:55
f0rest is gaining weight :D
2012-04-29 07:15
lol f0rest :P
2012-04-29 07:25
is there a video of the stream that i can watch? i really wanna see the match with commentators
2012-04-29 07:31
fnatic played well :)
2012-04-29 07:58
delpan - gay.
2012-04-29 08:05
2 replies
u - fckin hatER
2012-04-29 11:11
1 reply
nah, he's good as player, but he look like gay.
2012-04-29 13:58
waw f0rest is so changed
2012-04-29 08:24
yes SK <3<3
2012-04-29 08:32
gl a2g
2012-04-29 08:47
sChEnArEy striker, givar, floreNz, malaria, kvicken kvicken :O
2012-04-29 08:50
1 reply
kvicken :0
2012-04-30 13:01
damn, i missed the match and was waiting for the demos. just watched now (without knowing the winner), what a great match although it wasn't very important, and because of that none of them were showing strats, it was really good to watch karrigan failed some clutches without his sniper, while friis's awp wasn't that good. i really think karrigan should be the main one. round of the match was won by delpan, that 1v2 @d2... stupid play by fnatic, gg :D
2012-04-29 09:28
delpan still to get sk gaming T shirt
2012-04-29 09:36
this happened only when Delpan played!
2012-04-29 09:37
1 reply
fckin right!
2012-04-29 10:13
a2g, sChEnArEy, LD <3 fyrrte/manne/dennis/malaria
2012-04-29 09:50
oh, forgot to comment something: face vs moddi @tuscan was funny hahaha also, how the other 6 got qualified for SC?
2012-04-29 09:53
Forest looks so mature.
2012-04-29 10:14
Macedonia EXTOL[t]
wtf :(
2012-04-29 10:15
I wonder why ppl keep on playing with rape & dalito. For every event, always a new lineup :P
2012-04-29 10:48
expected :) Delpan destroyer :P
2012-04-29 10:49
Spain ferk
SK always winning this kind of games, we'll see if they can defeat fnatic, ESC, navi in big events.
2012-04-29 10:50
tham forest you look like an old man, jesus get a new look :D
2012-04-29 11:20
SK.Gaming <3<3<3
2012-04-29 11:51
Great SK ;)
2012-04-29 12:12
Delpan back and SK again started with wining the tournaments .. kinda funny :D I like this move (Delpan back) :D <3 SK !
2012-04-29 12:40
Russia goodjob
SK please remove Delpan after all tournaments doesnt matter you win or lose.. just for COME BACK :D
2012-04-29 12:50
2012-04-29 12:59
1 reply
friis karrigan > markeloff & Delpan
2012-04-30 12:40
337 euro , lol
2012-04-29 13:15
dont overrate this match... top2 were qualified anyways.
2012-04-29 14:34
1 reply
Russia goodjob
its derby, man! it was important match for both teams :)
2012-04-29 18:09
3000sek 300 bucks hum, better than nothing, great job from SK!
2012-04-29 15:01
2 replies
its just a qualifier dude, the money is at dreamhack
2012-04-30 09:25
1 reply
oh yeah :D
2012-04-30 15:17
just put delpan.
2012-04-29 15:08
delpan in form |!!!! :DD
2012-04-30 09:11
India Ad1_KaM
f0rest :O
2012-04-30 09:56
love how lolpan isnt wearing sk shirt :D
2012-05-01 13:48
the things in their right place
2012-05-01 21:41
2012-05-01 21:54
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