SK Gaming is a German esports organization formed in 1997. It entered the League of Legends scene at its beginnings in 2010 when SK acquired I WEAR A CAPE IRL.
With the first roster consisting of Shawn "Osaft22" Bourquin, Benjamin “SleazyWeazy” Hiller, Johannes "Severus" Lüder, Wai "Reyk" Shum, and Christian "Zylor" Dietze, SK first performed at the 2010 World Cyber Games Grand Finals where it reached second place.
The roster went through a few changes ahead of the second season, but kept consistent performance across IEM Season 6 tournaments. With Carlos "ocelote" Santiago on the team, SK finished second at IEM Season 6 New York.
Bora “Yellowstar” Kim joined the team for the 2012 EU Regional Finals, where the team made it to the last round only for the crown to be taken by Moscow Five. But SK still secured a slot at the 2012 World Championship. There, the team didn’t manage to take a single game and was quickly eliminated.
With 2013 came Riot Games’ new professional league, the European League Championship Series, and SK set the footage as one of the strongest teams in the region by finishing third in the 2013 EU LCS Spring. But the same couldn’t be said for the Summer Split when the team finished seventh, needing to qualify for the next season of the EU LCS through the Spring Promotion event.
SK came to the 2014 EU LCS Spring Split with a new roster, including Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen and Christoph "nRated" Seitz. The new roster quickly found a strong synergy and finished the regular split as the champion. SK fell to fourth place in the Summer Split, but had a seed for Worlds 2014 secured. The team didn’t make it out of groups at Worlds.
Going into 2015, Konstantinos-Napoleon "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou and Hampus "Fox" Myhre joined the team. With a 15-3 record, SK earned another title in the 2015 EU LCS Spring. But things started going downhill in the Summer Split when FORG1VEN left the team, resulting in a catastrophic ninth-place finish and another delegation trial.
SK then failed to qualify for either of the 2016 EU LCS splits, not returning to Riot’s official league all until 2019 when it was approved as one of the ten franchised teams for the rebranded League of Legends European Championship.
SK came back to the stage with Jorge "Werlyb" Moreno-Torres, Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek, Choi “Pirean” Jun-sik, Juš “Crownshot” Marušič, and Han “Dreams” Min-kook. Inconsistent performance in the 2019 LEC Spring Split placed the team sixth on the ladder. After finishing last in the playoffs, SK promoted academy player Toni “Sacre” Sabalić to the starting roster.
This change, however, didn’t result in a better performance in the Summer Split, and SK finished the regular season seventh overall.
The team is heading into the 2020 LEC Spring Split with jungler Kim “Trick” Gang-yun and support Dino “LIMIT” Tot as new team members.