25 Feb 2018
In late 2017, SK Gaming looked set to establish a new dynasty as the world’s best CS:GO team. With the addition of Ricardo “boltz” Prass, they seemed to have found the missing piece that would enable them to dominate the scene in a similar manner to their double Major-winning run in 2016. After contesting January’s ELEAGUE Boston Major with a stand-in due to roster rules, the return of boltz hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for the Brazilian powerhouses.
SK go into IEM Katowice 2018 off the back of disappointing playoff losses to Team Liquid at both cs_summit 2 and StarSeries i-League Season 4. Some chinks have begun to show in the once impenetrable SK armour. They have lost twice in overtime on Cobblestone and displayed clear defensive frailties on Inferno’s B site that Liquid were able to exploit. The team have begun making mistakes under pressure, which is quite unlike SK.
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