Fortunately, all went according to plan for our boys as neither competitors had what it took to beat them. Facing an ever strongly performing Supa Hot Crew, we had a very tricky task on our hands. Both teams are relatively close in the standings, so the squad had to be extra careful once MrRallez and his teammates entered the Summoner's Rift.
SK vs Supa Hot Crew: Another day, another victory
This game started with an interesting pick right from the get-go. Swedish pride Mimer decided to take Zac top lane against the monster that is fredy122's Renekton. In addition, Impaler made way for Nocturne's return to the European professional circuit. With those two interesting picks, we were bound for an exciting, back-and-forth action.
Unfortunately, out lads had a different view on things. Two straight kills for Renekton on top ensured the inability of Mimer to ever make an impact on the game while the rest of the team denied Impaler's valiant efforts to produce effective ganks. Like hitting a brick wall, the Crew seemed puzzled and caught-up by how well SK counter acted throughout the duration of the laning phase.
Once mid game hit, Jesiz shifted into a higher gear by landing spear after spear, nullifying the Supa Hot Crew efforts to protect their towers, gain gold by farming or setting up traps by roaming. Having to respond to every move SK made, the opposition was hoping for a miracle that unfortunately, was not coming. A couple of more sieges around the base, SK ended the game with a very convincing 15-4, highlighted by Fredy122's 4-0-4 Renekton. One last thing to note is that the Brit left no chances for his Swedish counter-part, humiliating him as he finished with 0-5-0.
SK versus Alliance: Take two
Witnessing the rather silly loss against Alliance last week, left bitter taste in the mouths of SK fans. The players were disappointed and very dissatisfied with the direction the game went so they decided to remedy the situation in the best possible way - hard work. What followed once those two met again could be described as an absolute stomp, as SK Gaming demolished Alliance with a incredible 17-1 scoreline in a 42 minute game.
As we already witnessed Irelia last week, picking her this time did not raise eye-brows. However, nRated and CandyPanda had different some interesting ideas as we saw Kayle being played in the support role, covering the back of Lucian. With Jesiz back on his Nidalee, things went in the way of SK in almost every situation. Always on point and undoubtedly deserving of an MVP award in this game was Svenskeren who applied pressure all over the map and was at all the right places in the right time to either save a teammate or score a multikill.
It is definitely a rare occurrence to see players like Froggen, Tabzz or Wickd leave the Summoner's Rift without a single kill, but just in case you missed it, here is a screenshot. Successfully avenging their loss last week, SK are now looking stronger than ever going into the super week. As for Alliance, their struggle with coordination and teamplay continues.
With those two convincing victories, SK Gaming is now tied for second place with the Russian overlord of Gambit Gaming as both squads hold a 10-7 score. Fortunately for the viewers, Super Week 8 will provide us with enough action and leader board reshuffles with SK Gaming [hopefully] being on top.
Meanwhile, you can check out the awesome interview with our star AD Carry CandyPanda over here. Adrian has a chat with SK's Editor in Chief Curlychan on the topics of All-Stars, comparison between Uzi and Piglet and a number of other interesting topics.
Former lead editor and interviewer for SK Gaming
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iNNERFiRE - multi-game journalist and Editor-in-Chief: 2012
onGamers - League of Legends Feature Producer: 01.2014 - 02.2015
SK-Gaming - League of Legends Lead Editor: 11.2012 - 08.2015
My journey into eSports started in 2004 when I accidentally caught a small video on TV from the WarCraft 3 WCG 2004 final. I opened up the SK Gaming website from my father's laptop and never stopped reading to this day. In early 2010 I started writing at a Bulgarian news website simply because I disliked how the current editor was handling his job and with time, I got to be Editor-In-Chief. My main writing interests back then were StarCraft 2, QuakeLive and League of Legends.
Fast-forward to 2012, after a small hiatus and moving to England to attend university, I decided to start writing news posts again, inspired by a couple of industry figures who have taken their turns taking eSports writing to a new level. With the beginning of IPL5, I was given a trial with SK Gaming which was successful and I never looked back.
In early 2014, onGamers presented me with an incredible opportunity to join their ranks which I took. Although I believe my 2014 was rather poor (in terms of work ethic and results), I have made changes during the winter break to ensure that sufficient effort will be made to repair that. Unfortunately, due to the collapse of the team, the project was at a stand still which marked the end of my stint with the oG crew.
I continued producing 1 on 1 interviews with SK members until July 2015. After that, other commitments arose and I figured I could not provide the flow of content I promised my superiors and took a step back, leaving SK.
If you are an eSports fan who is looking to get into writing or simply want to chat about eSports across the years, you can always find me on my twitter - @Adddler . Below you can find some trivia about me.
BroodWar / StarCraft 2
BW pro: sAvi0r and Flash (for different reasons)
BW race: Terran
BW series: Hana Daetoo MSL
SC2 pro: Creator and Stephano (different reasons)
SC2 race: Terran
SC2 series: ThorZain vs Polt at DreamHack Open 2012 and any big final played by King MvP
StarCraft related article: God of the Battlefield
Pro: Alexey 'Cypher' Yanushevski
Map: Aerowalk, BloodRun (100% Eastern European choices)
Series: Cooller vs Cypher. Especially the brilliant defensive Cypher game on Aero (game 4).
Rivalry: Rapha vs Cypher
Quake related articled: The Quadra Interview and the one and only Cypher PoV
League of Legends
Pro(s): FORG1VEN, Faker, WeiXiao, NaMei and Mata.
Position: AD Carry
Series: All the World Elite games at IPL5, KT Bullets versus SK Telecom T1 K OGN Summer 2013 Final and LPL Summer Final between StarHorn Royal Club and EDG (The perfect Jinx game by Namei).
League related article: Most of TeamLiquid.net's takes on the 2012 and 2013 OGN tournaments.
Team: Fnatic (2008-2009)
Series: AGAiN vs Fnatic at WCG 2009. Literally broke a cup after the game. One of the most emotional series for me as a spectator.
Gfinity League of Legends - August 2013 (SK Gaming)
EU LCS Week 5 London - June 2014 (SK Gaming / onGamers)
GamesCom 2014 Cologne - August 2014 (SK Gaming / onGamers)
EU LCS 2015 Week 7 Spring Split - March 2015 (SK Gaming)
Intel Extreme Masters Season IX Katowice - March 2015 (SK-Gaming)
SK Prime vs Gambit Gaming: Preview
One last step: EU LCS playoffs
A song of Mechanics and Rotations: SK's LCS W11
SK Prime win the Challenger League #2 finals
A song of Mechanics and Rotations: SK in LCS W9
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