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Simon "fredy122" Payne is the assistant coach for Team ROCCAT.
Towards the start of the season, fredy122 joined Eclypsia as the team's AD carry. Here he played alongside ShLaYa, who fredy122 met during his time at La GG. The first tournament the team competed in was the LDLC Nashor's Trophy, where Eclypsia came in 2nd behind Millenium. After the tournament, fredy122 left the team, but rejoined just 2 months later as the team's toplaner.
With fredy122 now in the toplane, Eclypsia competed in the RaidCall PLAY Cup 3 and won the tournament, beating Gamehoppers.eu in the final. Just a few months later, the team's roster left the organization. ShLaYa and fredy122 stayed together, both joining against All authority at the end of the season.
fredy122's first challenge as part of the new against All authority roster was at the LCS Spring Qualifiers. The team went unbeaten through the group stage, topping their group ahead of Copenhagen Wolves. In the bracket stage, aAa faced and beat DragonBorns, meaning that fredy122 and the team would be competing in the upcoming Spring Split. DragonBorns went on to win the loser's playoff of the qualifier, meaning that they would qualify for the spring split as well - this further emphasized the strength of the aAa roster.
The Spring Split was not a huge success for fredy122 and against All Authority. A rough season saw the team finish in 6th place. Despite this, 6th place was still enough for the team to qualify for a spot in the Spring Playoffs. In order to automatically win back their spot for the Summer Split, the team would have to win their quarterfinal match against SK Gaming. However, a last minute emergency for one of aAa's players, causing him to go back home, left the team in a panic state, attempting to field a proper roster for the match, unable to do so, the team had to forfeit and be knocked into relegation matches.
Although unfortunate, aAa still had to a chance to win back their spot by playing in the EU LCS Summer Promotion. fredy122 and aAa faced off against Go4Lol Qualifier winner, Sinners Never Sleep, but they were unable to win back their LCS spot, losing 3-0. Due to this disappointment, the team's roster disbanded, leaving fredy122 teamless.
Just a few months later, fredy122 formed SUPA HOT CREW with Svenskeren with one goal in mind - to reach the LCS. The team lived up to it's expectations, though the founding members left before this happened. Both fredy122 and Svenskeren went on to join SK Gaming only a month after the formation of SHC.
fredy122's first tournament with SK was the amateur tournament at IEM Cologne. Unfortunately, the team lost to Copenhagen Wolves in the first round of the tournament. Next up for fredy122 and SK Gaming was DreamHack Winter 2013. Unbeaten in the group stage, SK went on to win the tournament, beating Intellectual Playground in the semifinals and Kiedys Mialem Team in the final.
It was then time for the Spring Promotion; fredy122 and SK Gaming would both have the chance to return to the LCS. The team faced fredy122's former team, SUPA HOT CREW, in their promotion matchup. A tight-fought series saw SK Gaming come out winners, meaning that they would be playing in the upcoming Spring Split.
fredy122 competed with a fresh SK Gaming roster in the Spring Split. After a few shaky weeks, it was clear that the changes to the team's roster had served the team well. fredy122's Trundle and Renekton helped fuel SK's improvement in results, and their ascent on the rankings table began. By the penultimate week, SK had made it to 3rd place behind Alliance and Fnatic, but a perfect superweek saw SK claim 1st place. SK's performance in the spring split secured them a place in the Spring Playoffs. The playoffs saw fredy122 and SK Gaming beat Team ROCCAT in the semifinal, but lose to Fnatic in the final, resulting in a 2nd place finish for the team.
SK started the Summer Split strong, and fredy122's Renekton and Aatrox helped the team stay within the top 3 teams until the 9th week. Poor results toward the end of the split saw SK in 5th place after the penultimate week, but a late surge resulted in the team finishing in 4th place overall. Following this was the Summer Playoffs, a chance for fredy122 and the team to qualify for the World Championship. SK finished 3rd in the playoffs, losing to Alliance in the semifinal, but beating Team ROCCAT in the 3rd place match, securing themselves a place at the World Championship.
The World Championship saw SK placed in Group B along with Star Horn Royal Club, Team SoloMid and Taipei Assassins. SK only managed 2 wins in the group, but notably beat TSM in their last match of the group stage. SK finished in 3rd place in their group, meaning that they would not go any further in the tournament.
The Spring Split was a huge success for fredy122 and SK Gaming, finishing 1st in the regular season and losing only 3 games in the process, partly thanks to fredy122's impressive performances on a range of champions including Gnar and Maokai.
Due to SK being in 1st place in the Spring Split at the specified cutoff date, the team were invited to compete at the IEM Season IX - World Championship. After a Round 1 win against the yoe Flash Wolves, SK Gaming lost to GE Tigers in Round 2 of the winners bracket, putting them into Round 2 of the losers bracket. fredy122 and SK Gaming were then knocked out by yoe Flash Wolves after losing to the Taiwanese team in their 2nd meeting at the tournament.
The team's regular season performance meant that SK Gaming would have a bye to the semifinals of the Spring Playoffs, where they would fall to Unicorns Of Love in a tight series, and become the first regular season 1st place finishers to fall in the semifinals of playoffs in LCS history. They went on to lose the 3rd place match to H2k-Gaming, securing themselves 30 Championship Points for the split.
The Summer Season was far less successful for fredy122 and the team, ultimately finishing the regular season in 9th place. This meant that SK Gaming would have to fight for their LCS status in the 2016 Spring Promotion, where they faced Gamers2. A well-fought series eventually saw SK Gaming, who had been a part of the European LCS since it's conception, lose their place in the LCS.
fredy122 left the team upon the expiration of his contract at the end of the season.
|2014-08-16||2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs||SK Gaming 3 : 0 Team ROCCAT|
|2014-04-17||2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs||SK Gaming 1 : 3 Fnatic|
|2013-11-30||DreamHack Winter 2013||SK Gaming 2 : 1 Kiedys Mialem Team|
|2013-11-17||EUW Challenger Series Week 15 Cup||SK Gaming 3 : 2 TCM Gaming|
- January 14th, ROCCAT Maxlore/fredy122 AMA with ROCCAT
- January 20th, fredy122: "Jag tycker inte att jag är så speciell alls" with Fragbite
- June 24th -LCS London: Interview with SK Fredy122 (video) with SK Gaming
- September 21st, Fredy122 on the end of their TSM game, his rockstar worlds performance, and more (video) with onGamers
- September 21st, 2014 World Championship: Interview with SK Fredy122 (video) with SK Gaming
- May 2nd, fredy122 'Grilled' with Team Acer
- February 2nd - Player Cards - SK Gaming by Gold Per 10
SK fredy122 at 2014 World Championship