"If and when we do decide to recruit a Starcraft squad again, it will be one that can best represent our organisation and eSports in general "A month ago SK Gaming were approached by a pair of individuals who propositioned a possibility for SK Gaming to recruit some of the cream of the crop in Chinese Starcraft: Brood War.
We believed the offer to be genuine given that the high-flying Chinese players they mentioned all played under their team name [EN], and a deal was struck to recruit the eleven players in their team.
However, the deal which seem too good to be true, came back to haunt us as we unearthed earlier today, that in fact five of the six Chinese players - including WCG silver medalist Junchun 'Pj' Sha - were already under contract in a team called Star Carior, which was not widely documented. Furthermore, after contacting PJ we discovered that himself and his four colleagues actually had not been informed at all by their two managers that they had joined SK Gaming.
After he was confronted with the new information the team-manager revealed that he was in fact aware that they played for Star Carior when he first contacted SK, but it was again information that was withheld from us when we were making our decision.
We are of course deeply saddened that we were not presented with the full facts, but we must also accept that these series of events were also triggered through our naivety and lack of adequate research. Therefore, due to the nature of this recruitment, we have decided to wipe the slate clean and remove the entire squad from our organisation, recommencing our quest to find a Starcraft team.
We wish to apologise to the Starcraft community for a lack of proper research into their well-established gaming scene and hope that if and when we do decide to recruit a Starcraft squad again, it will be one that can best represent our organisation and eSports in general.
- Former Razer Editor & SK Gaming Editor-in-Chief
English Teacher at Shandong University, Jinan, China.
Events for Razer [2011 - 2012]
Extreme Masters Global Finals
Moon "MMA" Sung Won Spotlight (SC2)
Kyung Hyun "Select" Ryoo Spotlight (SC2)
Yang "Sen" Chia Cheng Spotlight (SC2)
Yan "SeaKing" Tao Spotlight (DOTA2)
Abdulatif "Latif" Alhmili Spotlight (SSFIV AE)
Razer @ WCG Day One
Razer @ WCG Day Two
Razer @ WCG Day Three
Razer @ WCG Day Four
Events for SK Gaming [2008-2009]
SK 10th Anniversary - Journalist/Commentator
IFNG Cologne - Commentator
NGL-One Finals - Journalist
Samsung European Championships - Commentator
CGS Birmingham UK/Euro Draft - Journalist
ESWC Masters - Journalist
London Games Festival - Tourist
World Cyber Games - Journalist
Extreme Masters EU/Global Finals
WC3L XV Finals
Extreme Masters Chengdu
World Cyber Games 2009
SK Gaming Articles/Features
E-Sports Journalism: Quality over Quantity?
The Rise and Fall of Four Kings!
Variety: Suicide or Salvation for eSports?
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Where did the all Euros go?
Team Leagues: a penny saved, is a penny earned
Comedy in eSports, why so serious?
Attitude - The Legacy of Yoan "ToD" Merlo
Halo3: A Boy's game in a man's world
No Lyn, Moon or Sky, WC3L still worth it?
Team Spirit: Why WICKED and Mouz deserved the Final
Sky, the man who is helping keep Warcraft3 alive
What would make eSports better in 2010?(Replays.Net)
~ Blogs ~
NGL Blog Thursday
NGL Blog Friday
NGL Blog Saturday
SEC Blog - Hello Italy we are Hungary
SEC Blog - Cast Hard ,Go Pro
SEC Blog - eins, SPEED, zwei, LINK!
SEC Blog - Eins, Fake, zwei, BOND!
CGS Draft Blog - Quad Damage
CGS Draft Blog - Babe Alert
Events for Clanbase [2005-2006]
ClanBase EuroCup XIII
ClanBase EuroCup XI
Violet passes away from leukemia
Tossgirl's Medic Date with Flash
Jin Air OSL final this Saturday
Bisu tops Proleague performers for '10-'11
Jaedong should be one of the bonjwas
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