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MaDFroG departs from SK Gaming

By Samuel 'DarthBotto' Horton
Jan 12, 2011 09:49

ImageSK Gaming's first StarCraft II player, Fredrik "MaDFroG" Johansson, will be departing from the organization, due to unfortunate circumstances.

We first saw SE Fredrik 'MaDFroG' Johansson take up the mantle as a professional gamer for SK Gaming in 2003, when he joined the organization to compete during the days of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos in 2003. Over the next two years, he would win over 36,000 USD in tournaments including a silver medal at ESWC 2003 Grand Final, a gold medal at Blizzard Worldwide Invitational 2004 and a silver medal at ESWC 2004 Grand Final. After several years of being an on and off amateur player, starting in 2007, MaDFroG returned as the first player for the SK Gaming StarCraft II division. Following a 5-8th place debut at Gamescom 2010, struggled with two 9-16th place victories, but managed to secure a 2nd place prize at EPS Nordic III Finals, as well as becoming the highest-rated zerg player in Europe in October, 2010.

Despite admirable results, recent circumstances have arisen and after a series of discussions, it has unfortunately been reached through mutual consensus that MaDFroG will be unable to remain with SK Gaming for 2011. MaDFroG will be succeeded by the newly-recruited teammates DE Hun 'inuh' Park and SE Jimmy 'Jimpo' Wölfinger.

Statement from Timothy "merusame" Ellersiek, Head of Team and Player Management:
"Unfortunately, we have to part ways with Fredrik, due to some circumstances which won't allow a fertile fundament for both parties to work on in 2011. We had a blast having the legendary MaDFroG back on board for the last six months, but as things have turned out, we won't be able to prolong Fredrik’s contract for this New Year. We want to thank MaDFroG for his efforts and achievements as being our first SC2 player we adopted into our roster and wish him all the best for his SC2 future."

SK Gaming StarCraft II Roster
DE Hun 'inuh' Park
SE Jimmy 'Jimpo' Wölfinger



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