Apeks sign Nasty on short-term deal

The Norwegian team will trial the player for the rest of the year before deciding if he will make the cut for the 2021 lineup.

Apeks have announced that they have completed the signing of Martin "⁠Nasty⁠" Garvik from fellow Norwegian organisation 777 Esports. The newcomer will try out for the team until the rest of the year, filling the vacant spot following the benching of Kristian "⁠akez⁠" Kornbakk after a string of unsatisfactory results.

Apeks revealed that the buyout for their new player was "a symbolic sum", but that this is "a step to professionalize the esports industry in Norway, and create a good cooperation between the Norwegian clubs". Nasty will debut for Apeks on Monday in the derby against Nordavind in the domestic competition Telialigaen Fall 2020.

Nasty will make his debut in a match against Nordavind

The newcomer admits that joining the highest-ranked Norwegian squad is a golden opportunity for him to show what he is capable of: "Being a fulltime CS:GO player is a completely new thing to me, and I've got butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it".

Anders Kjær, the sports director of Apeks added that Nasty has shown an "incredible individual talent" but also traits of being a great teammate: "We believe that to achieve greatness, we must build an environment that supports it. That is why we picked up Martin. It is also always great to pick up a new talented player that we can develop, to see how far we can go. He will probably impress a lot of people".

Until his trial period is completed, Nasty will continue playing from home, but should he make it into the team full-time, he is expected to move to Oslo, where the organization is located.

Apeks are now:

Norway Ole "⁠Marcelious⁠" Kristian Langan
Norway Sander "⁠Grusarn⁠" Iversen
Norway Erik "⁠truth⁠" Hansen Dyrnes
Sweden Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman
Norway Martin "⁠Nasty⁠" Garvik (trial)

Norway Pål "⁠Polly⁠" Kammen (coach)

Norway Kristian "⁠akez⁠" Kornbakk (benched)

Norway Erik 'truth' Hansen Dyrnes
Erik 'truth' Hansen Dyrnes
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
417
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Norway Kristian 'akez' Kornbakk
Kristian 'akez' Kornbakk
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1298
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Norway Ole 'Marcelious' Kristian Langan
Ole 'Marcelious' Kristian Langan
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
285
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Norway Martin 'Nasty' Garvik
Martin 'Nasty' Garvik
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Norway Sander 'Grusarn' Iversen
Sander 'Grusarn' Iversen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
215
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.11
Norway Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
407
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
Wow well done
2020-09-13 20:16
#10
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Denmark KING_VITO
but nasty
2020-09-13 20:18
nasty KKKKKKKKK
2020-09-13 20:18
#2
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Armenia GaRY56
Gl!
2020-09-13 20:16
cool
2020-09-13 20:17
#5
LETN1 | 
Poland Szcz
facts
2020-09-13 20:17
Beware men)) such low content reply will be deleted by johnny boy
2020-09-13 20:36
gl)))
2020-09-13 20:17
#6
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Nigeria KNUC1K
who ?
2020-09-13 20:17
#24
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United States notawaffle
who ?
2020-09-13 20:27
#70
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Armenia balayan
who ?
2020-09-17 13:46
That's nasty
2020-09-13 20:17
#8
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Denmark KING_VITO
that's nasty
2020-09-13 20:17
lol two #8
2020-09-13 20:19
big if true
2020-09-13 20:17
Any info on this guy, just curious ? No matches recorded on Hltv and never heard of him
2020-09-13 20:19
looked him up on hltv before this article was posted and he didn't even exist so idk
2020-09-13 20:23
Wow that is so big man! Probably very bad because not on hltv. Even I am on hltv and I am lvl9 :(
2020-09-13 20:57
#50
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Norway Hansi301
He played for a team in the norwegian telia-league
2020-09-13 23:05
two teams. His 2nd season in the League, not a single win until he signed with Apeks.
2020-09-15 10:37
yeah he kinda looks nasty ngl and not in the good kind of nasty
2020-09-13 20:19
Apex legends 😳
2020-09-13 20:19
#16
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Brazil de_lite
maps played : 0
2020-09-13 20:20
Nasty? more like ugly, fuckin A
2020-09-13 20:21
#18
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Norway CheNaLii
okay
2020-09-13 20:21
Sure, why not.
2020-09-13 20:22
nice title
2020-09-13 20:24
That's nasty
2020-09-13 20:24
who signs what?
2020-09-13 20:26
#25
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Norway JKR01
Good pickup
2020-09-13 20:29
WHOOOO???
2020-09-13 20:29
#27
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Belgium wnik_360
WATAFUK That's nasty!
2020-09-13 20:30
gl
2020-09-13 20:33
I hope this team succeeds. Apeks are such a genuine org that hasn't done anything scummy ever, sticks to a norwegian core no matter what and overall has been doing nothing but good for our scene and especially to the norwegian scene. GL to you, nasty
2020-09-13 20:36
+1 very kind
2020-09-13 23:17
how old is he?
2020-09-13 20:38
#33
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Sweden Sw3dz
5
2020-09-13 20:42
23 just checked he's esea page
2020-09-13 20:55
#39
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Ukraine Dert38
too old === cannnt play good????? right kid?????
2020-09-13 21:18
#41
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Russia win73ry
He just asked how old is he.
2020-09-13 21:33
another faceit "talent" with unreal k/d and avg who will break after first 10 official matches?
2020-09-13 20:41
holy fuck, i'm genius. 4500 matches, 1.27 kd and 24 avg do not expect more than 15 frags from this guy in any official match faceit.com/en/players/Nasty
2020-09-13 20:42
last season of telialeague he was on the first team to take a map off of and draw vs Apeks with good stats too gamer.no/turneringer/kamp/112781/
2020-09-15 10:42
Thats nasty tbh
2020-09-13 20:42
Would love to see this team with jkaem and rain
2020-09-13 20:49
norwegian lgb again
2020-09-13 21:39
Nasty move
2020-09-13 21:24
I don't know this guy, I don't care about this team but I'll support just because of Nasty stickers
2020-09-13 21:35
Lol
2020-09-13 21:38
Nasty ass nasty!
2020-09-13 21:35
nasty lol
2020-09-13 21:39
Interesting pick up
2020-09-13 21:44
#48
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Serbia KosorezZ
ez for girl nastya
2020-09-13 21:52
how old is him?
2020-09-13 22:41
If the norwegian player pool is this shallow then why not get another swede? Also, who is suppose to igl now? Dennis would be a bad choice.
2020-09-13 23:11
#56
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Russia win73ry
They could’ve also got H4RR3 who seems to be out of Nordavins (he was an in-game leader, I believe), or RUBINO.
2020-09-14 06:17
He isn't really a IGL, but he can call and did some in Nordavind. We sadly lack good IGLs right now.
2020-09-14 14:10
#52
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Hungary Shiron212
Interesting gl
2020-09-13 23:14
quality entry fragger
2020-09-13 23:50
#55
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Yugoslavia RiggedShit
Noname cheater?
2020-09-14 03:06
brazil fakeflagger?
2020-09-14 22:23
#62
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Yugoslavia RiggedShit
Me? no
2020-09-14 22:30
#58
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Poland SebL
Who the hell is this guy? He has no official HLTV matches played, why would you take him to a team like Apeks? They should have sign some nice IGL instead.
2020-09-14 16:07
He's been playing well in the Norwegian league. From his match history on the page it seems like he started playing seriously last year so he has some potential in my opinion.
2020-09-14 22:23
#65
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Poland SebL
For me it's to big of a risk for a team like Apeks, especially because they need solid IGL more than firepower.
2020-09-15 16:02
I agree but I think Apeks want a Norwegian roster and to get a decent IGL they would have to get a swede/dane most likely.
2020-09-15 16:17
#67
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Poland SebL
They already have on Swede, it's not a problem to have another one.
2020-09-15 17:35
Yea, for most cases that's true. But I think they are relying heavily on the image that they're a pure Norwegian org to attract investors from Norway. They are basically the only Norwegian team playing pro cs.
2020-09-15 20:06
#69
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Poland SebL
I know, but with one more swede or they would still be Norwegian.
2020-09-15 20:44
Gj
2020-09-14 16:10
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