SK Gaming wins sixth championship of the year — and $250,000 — with EPICENTER win

SK Gaming triumphed over Virtus.Pro to be crowned victors of EPICENTER 2017 at the grand finals in St. Petersburg, Russia.

SK Gaming triumphed over Virtus.Pro to be crowned victors of EPICENTER 2017 at the grand finals in St. Petersburg, Russia.

SK has been a dominant force this year, with the EPICENTER win being the team’s sixth championship win of 2017. They played with a stand-in, Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass, but were still a solid force, shutting out Virtus.Pro in a 3-2 victory, shortly after Virtus showed their chops by taking out FaZe Clan.

It’s unfortunate news for Virtus.Pro who are still feeling the effects of a long slump in results. They’ll no doubt feel disappointed at the result, which saw them take an early lead, winning the first map 16-10 and then the second half of map two with a 7-0 shutdown of the Brazilian superteam.

However, SK then seemed to remember why they’re known as one of the best CS:GO teams in the world right now and came online, snatching the second map — Train — in Overtime. SK won the series 3-2, winning a $250,000 prize for the win.