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Archive • Mar 16, 2018

SK Gaming CS:GO Players React to "Unacceptable" Tournament Performance

The SK Gaming CS:GO players have reacted to their "embarrassing" performance at the $1.5 million WESG Finals which saw them eliminated in 17th - 22nd with a 0-2 record. Technically speaking the Brazilian's will show on databases as having had a 1-2 record after they received a forfeit victory over New4, a Chinese roster that never showed up to the event, but in actual matches they were unable to do anything of note.

After finishing 2017 on a high with multiple tournament wins after picking up Ricardo 'boltz' Prass, SK were forced to use former teammate João 'felps' Vasconcellos at the ELEAGUE Boston Major due to roster lock restrictions. SK and the community as a whole were quite vocal about their dislike for this ruling as the Brazilians were widely regarded as the world's number one team. However, their performances since getting boltz back into the team have been nothing short of disappointing. A third place at cs_summit 2 was followed by a 5th - 8th at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 4 and then a 7th - 8th at IEM Katowice. However, this WESG result is the most confusing due to the weaker field of opponents.

In fact, most people would have had SK Gaming in the their list of teams that were coming in to the $1.5 million event with a chance to win the whole thing. After their quick exit, Epitácio 'TACO' de Melo posted an ominous looking Tweett:  

  TACO had a particularly poor performance at the event and managed to post only a 0.44 rating on HLTV with a total of 15 kill to 42 deaths and just 35.6 average damage per round. Some fans of the team have expressed concerns about the 23 year old support player's future in the team after a string of sub-par performances so far in 2018. The team's in-game leader, Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo, also took to Twitter to say that they are "embarrassed" with themselves and that results are "unacceptable".  

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