MaNia- joins SK; CalculuS leaves

Posted by Matt "Blue_Knight" J at 14 January 2012 19:09
After recently playing with his Danish compatriots as a stand-in, Brian “MaNia-” Strandby now officially joins the roster of SK Gaming, replacing the departing CalculuS.

Having spent the majority of his professional career in MYM under the leadership of Maelk, up until the team disbanded after The International, MaNia- recently returned to competitive action alongside Maelk and some of their other former teammates in the team known as Problem???.

However, that name would prove to be somewhat ironic if rumours are to be believed, but despite whatever truly happened, its evident the two have now gone their separate ways.

No reason has been given as to why CalculuS has been removed from the team.

MaNia- reveals his feelings about joining his new team:

"I'm really happy to be able to play alongside these wonderful Danes in SK Gaming. It has especially been a wish to play with Angel and miGGel again, who I played with in Ravens which became MYM. That has been the main reason to join this specific roster. Also both Link and Ryze are really nice guys, and I know they have been rising stars in the Danish DotA scene for a while now. I hope I can bring something extra to this already strong roster. I will definitely do my best to represent the SK tag the best I can."

MaNia- is widely regarded as one of the most consistent performers ever to grace competitive DotA. Having achieved numerous titles and victories over the years, his addition will bring invaluable experience to the SK squad as they seek to dominate competitive Dota 2 in 2012.

SK Gaming Dota 2 Roster

Denmark Mikkel 'miGGel' Berg (Captain)
Denmark Martin 'Angel' Olsen
Denmark Sylvester 'Link' Hoelgaard
Denmark Christoffer Borregaard 'Ryze' Winther
Denmark Brian 'MaNia-' Strandby
Denmark Andreas 'eatenfish' Windahl (Coach)

The team will return to action tomorrow against Natural 9, in the second group stage of The Defense.

SK Gaming - Official Announcement