Is this the end for CS 1.6? Things are looking bleak in the SK Gaming camp. The team's 1.6 manager, Budak recently announced his departure from the organisation, and news has recently come to light that RobbaN, f0rest and GeT_RiGhT may well be departing from the organisation as well.
The news that three of the most popular 1.6 players may be leaving their posts at arguably the most successful organisation in 1.6 has opened a whole new can of worms. After f0rest and GeT_RiGhT's success in CS:GO, firstly with the show-tournament for SK at CPH Games 2012 and more recently in Swedish mixteams for ESL CS:GO cups, perhaps the Swedish superstars are looking at switching to keep up with the times.
Following on from the organisation's decision to not send the 1.6 division to GameGune, it looks increasingly like SK are dropping the team that has propelled them to many titles in the 1.6 scene. If news out of Sweden is to be believed, it looks like RobbaN will be retiring from CS1.6 as he falls into the mysterious Real Life trap, leaving f0rest and GeT_RiGhT to move to greener pastures, based on their success so far in CS:GO.
This decision, if proven to be correct, could be massive for CS:GO. With a lot of support already coming from top Source players, further support from existing 1.6 professionals could help to unite an as yet divided Counter-Strike community behind the game's future. If 1.6 fans are to follow f0rest and GeT_RiGhT over to the latest addition to the Counter-Strike series, we could see a new dawn for FPS titles on a competitive level.