Benjamin Reichert

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Benjamin Reichert
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-05-17) 17 May 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Essen, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1988–2002 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2012 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 158 (3)
2012–2013 Wuppertaler SV Borussia 32 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Benjamin Reichert (born 17 May 1983 in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German former professional football player [1] and co-founder of the SK Gaming e-sports clan.

Reichert started his career in the junior teams of Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. His first call-up to the men's squad came in the 2002–03 season, where he was subbed into a game of RWO in the 2. Bundesliga. When Oberhausen was relegated into the Regionalliga and even into the Oberliga (third and fourth German soccer divisions), Reichert stuck with his team. He became a regular on the teams that were promoted into the Regionalliga in 2007–08 and into the 2. Bundesliga one year later.

Reichert is also notable as an e-sports pioneer. In 1997, he founded the clan SK Gaming (named "Schroet Kommando" back then) with his brothers Ralf and Tim Reichert and several other gamers, among them Musa Celik. Among gamers, Reichert was known as SK|Kane.[2] Remarkably, both Tim SK|Burke Reichert and Musa SK|kila Celik also played professional football for Rot-Weiß Oberhausen.


  1. ^ "Reichert, Benjamin" (in German). Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Die Killer aus dem Kinderzimmer" (in German). 18 May 2002. Retrieved 11 February 2013.

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