Manneten to replace PHYRN in SKADE’s VALORANT roster | VALORANT NEWS

It hasn’t been long since SKADE signed the new-look FABRIKEN roster, which included Oliwer “LATEKS” Fahlander, Linus “Limpone” Wecksell, Oskar “PHYRN” Palmqvist, Gabriel “Shrew” Gessle, Andreas “Eppz” Vallvingskog, and coach, Sebastian “sebbz” Fredriksson. Now, due to his commitment to university, PHYRN has decided to leave the squad, who bring in Tim “Manneten” Bylund as a replacement.

In his time at SKADE, PHYRN has been the team’s Cypher, only playing LVL VALORANT Clash 2 with the squad, where the team reached playoffs. The 24 year old supported his team to the best of his abilities and still managed to average a 166 ACS against some of Europe’s best, including a victory against Team Liquid.

His replacement is the ex-Young & Beautiful player, Manneten, who had a competitive history in Overwatch. The Swede played through World Cup 2017 and 2018 with his national team as their Tank, but also played for several organizations such as Luminosity Gaming or Misfits. He even debuted in the Overwatch League’s Inaugural Season, with Florida Mayhem.

Moving into VALORANT, Manneten played multiple events in an international squad, where he managed a top eight finish at Rise of Titans, beating a growing bonk. His line-up also almost defeated need more DM, in the WePlay! VALORANT Invitational qualifiers. He now re-unites with Epzz, Sebbz, and Shrew, whom he played many of Team Liquid’s VALORANT Academy Open Series with, in VALORANT’s closed beta.

This roster change is made during SKADE’s current bootcamp, where the squad is preparing for many tournaments, including the upcoming GLX Elite Series Main Event.


In the official announcement, in-game leader, LATEKS, commented that “PHYRN decided to take a break from competitive play to focus on university. Both me and EPZZ knew Manneten from our time in Overwatch and he’s an irl friend of sebbz. We gave him a shot and things clicked instantly. He’s a very calm player that brings a lot of experience and maturity to the team.”

After the roster change, SKADE is:

Oliwer “LATEKS” Fahlander
Linus “Limpone” Wecksell
Tim “Manneten” Bylund
Gabriel “Shrew” Gessle
Andreas “Epzz” Vallvingskog

Sebastian “sebbz” Fredriksson (Coach)