Rikard 'skrff' Holm Melin is a Dota 2 observer. Along with Weppas, skrff is also another person that is "behind the scenes" during tournaments for being the camera man when the casters commentate.
Rikard was an avid gamer when he was a young, rooting back to his childhood years when he had a Nintendo 8-bit. He started to play PC games when he was around 10 years old and his first roots of competitive gaming started when he was playing Counter-Strike 1.1-1.6 with World of Warcraft later on the list then ended up playing Bloodline Champions under Team Dignitas. Weppas considers skrff as the best Vanguard (a (hero/bloodline in Bloodline Champions) in the game. While working in a steel plant during his tenure with BLC, he later joined The GD Studio. Appearing in the popular GD weekly shows and a number of casts, he later joined Weppas in becoming a dedicated observer for Dota 2. Showing persistence and dedication through a significant amount of observing Dota 2 matches, skrff and Weppas are considered the best observers in the Dota 2 scene today. Skrff is still a member of The GD Studio today as a Producer/Talent and also streams on Twitch.
As a member of The GD Studio, he was featured in numerous weekly podcasts. After joining Weppas to the road of becoming an observer, they later ended up being the offical observers of the International Qualifiers The International 2013 Western Qualifiers and joined The International 2014 Qualifers. Since becoming observers, skrff has been to wide variety of tournaments in his role such as The International and Dota Major Championships.
Skrff participated in the Dreamhack 2016 Summer Smash tournament.
- Became popular when he was on the brink of taking his shirt off during a GD podcast
- The name skrff came from a term in the game, Bloodline Champions
Notable Events Observed
|2017-06-18||Premier||DOTA Summit 7||EN Observer||None|
|2017-04-30||Premier||The Kiev Major 2017||EN Observer|
|2017-04-04||Premier||Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017||EN Observer|
|2016-12-10||Premier||The Boston Major 2016||EN Observer|
|2016-08-13||Premier||The International 2016||EN Observer|
|2016-06-12||Premier||The Manila Major 2016||EN Observer|
|2016-03-06||Premier||The Shanghai Major 2016||EN Stats/Observer|
|2015-11-21||Premier||The Frankfurt Major 2015||Stats/Observer|
|2015-08-08||Premier||The International 2015||EN Observer|
|2014-07-21||Premier||The International 2014||EN Stats/Observer|
- 2011-07-12 | http://bwana.tv/forums/threads/bloodline-champions-interview-with-team-dignitas.40351/ by Zilican of Team Dignitas
- Zilican (2011-07-12). "Bloodline Champions: Interview with team Dignitas". Team Dignitas. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
- "Skrff was the best vanguard in the game, too bad the game is ded now. Was a lot of fun, im a ranid/thorn player". weppas. 2015-02-03. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
- "Smash - Glaz (Peach) Vs. Skrff (Sheik, Cpt.Falcon) - Pools". DreamHack. 2016-06-18. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
- "[ENG/SWE Weppas lets try our best in ranked! Music yo~!"]. Weppas. 2016-08-20. Retrieved August 20, 2016.