jkaem to reunite with AZR, liazz and Gratisfaction - Report
jkaem could be on his way to reuniting with his former 100 Thieves teammates Aaron "AZR" Ward, Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas, and Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai, having joined the trio in their negotiations with EXTREMUM as reported by DBLTAP.
The rifler has been a part of Apeks since October in what was supposed to be a three-year stint, but the Norwegian organization announced on December 19 that the 26-year-old left the team after being bought out of his contract, something the player's agent disputed stating that jkaem was in fact still under contract with Apeks, but negotiating with another organization.
AZR, Liazz, Gratisfaction, and jkaem have a storied past, first under Renegades, where they played together since September of 2018 and reached the semifinals of the StarLadder Berlin Major the following year, and then in 100 Thieves starting in October of 2019.
The North American organization then announced that they would cease operating a CS:GO team in October of 2020, which is when jkaem made his move to Apeks and Justin "jks" Savage signed with Complexity, while AZR, Liazz, and Gratisfaction remained tied with the North American organization led by Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag, where they are still under contract.
jkaem didn't have much time to transform Apeks into a better team in his short tenure, as the Norwegian squad mostly played at small events such as MIDNITE Nine to Five 7 and finished 5th-6th at DreamHack Open November following an elimination at the hands of AGF.
The organization the four players are in talks with, EXTREMUM, is led by Emir "sngz“ Udvincic, a business development manager, and is reportedly being funded by private investors. Should the deal come to fruition, the players are expected to start competing in Europe in 2021.
EXTREMUM would be: