SK Gaming have confirmed the report from last week that suggested the CS division was going to be released.
Thursday last week news surfaced that long time SK coach Anton Budak had left the organization and that Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund would do the same.
Not sent to GameGune, the future for CS in the German-based organization seemed to be coming to a close, which was confirmed today on the SK Gaming website.
With today's announcement SK Gaming's Alexander "TheSlaSH" Müller released the following statement about releasing the team:
"There is not much to say at this point, really, but to thank each and every player that wore the SK jersey in the past to play CS 1.6 for us. As an organization we are one of the most successful teams of all times and all those names contributed to this. With that being said, the community can rest asured that we are looking deeply into CS:GO right now and will have players for that game in the future if it makes it into eSport just as 1.6 did. Let's wait and see what the future holds."
Müller states that they have an eye on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a game which several of the now former SK players have been playing actively recently. Should CS:GO go big, then it seems very likely that SK will pick it up and mount a team.
Last tournament win for SK, on home soil in Stockholm
With the release of the team, following five players are now free agents:
Marcus "Delpan" Larsson
Johan "face" Klasson
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström
Word on the street is that Dahlström is going to retire, while we have already seen Alesund, Klasson and Lindberg play CS:GO tournaments, while Larsson hasn't. We will do our very best to stay on top of what the future for the players will look like, as well as SK's possible engagement into CS:GO.