30 December 2015 - 16:21

Powder signs with SK Gaming

SK Gaming continues to grow its impressive Hearthstone division, signing one of Europe's top prospects to close out the year
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SK Gaming continues to grow its impressive Hearthstone division, signing one of Europe's top prospects to close out the year.

Harald "Powder" Gimre, who departed Manalight last month, has become SK's latest Hearthstone signing.

The team is Gimre's fourth in the space of a year. Starting the year on IHEARTHU, Gimre then signed for the now defunct Trig Esports. Gimre and teammates Jan "Faramir" Engelmann and Daniel "DTwo" Ikuta walked out of their contracts after not receiving payments in three months.

Gimre has had a very successful 2015 with six top placings, including coming second in the GIGACON Prime and Assembly Summer tournaments and reaching the top four of the Gfinity Spring Masters and DreamHack Bucharest.

SK Gaming has aggressively expanded into Hearthstone this year, picking up a core of Swedish players—Jesper "Freakeh" Ericsson, Sebastian "Spo" Sjöbäck and Martin "Martincreek" Bäcklund—alongside Spanish prospect Esteban "AKAWonder" Serrano and moving them into a Berlin-based team house.

Gimre's former team Manalight continue to undergo changes. Josh "Impact" Graham has become the latest player to leave the team, meaning the organization now consists exclusively of UK players.

Image via Trig Esports

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