Apeks complete lineup with Swedish trio

The Norwegian organization has decided to go down the Scandinavian route after Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad's departure.

Apeks have unveiled three new players ahead of the start of ESEA Premier Season 36. Twins Joakim "⁠Relaxa⁠" Gustafsson and Fredrik "⁠FREDDyFROG⁠" Gustafsson, as well as recent Gen.G stand-in Rasmus "⁠kreaz⁠" Johansson have signed six-month contracts, making the squad majorly Swedish.

The organization scrapped its plans for creating a "top Norwegian roster" after jkaem accepted the chance to reunite with Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward and co. in EXTREMUM, expanding their focus on the region. Nevertheless, Apeks will continue to compete in the domestic Telialigaen, albeit with a different lineup to what will be used internationally.

FREDDyFROG and Relaxa join Apeks

"Our focus now will be on doing well in ESEA Premier and Snow Sweet Snow, while we continue to climb the HLTV rankings," team coach Pål "⁠Polly⁠" Kammen said about the signing, praising the experience and skill the new players brought.

FREDDyFROG added that Apeks impressed him and his brother since the initial talks. "They were serious, professional, and had the same goals as us in the meeting when we first introduced ourselves. We are very excited to begin our new chapter with the Norwegian organization and we’re very proud to represent them."

The team's Head of Esports, Anders Kjær, stated that "this roster is the best we have had in Apeks", and explained that the organization will employ the services of Martin "⁠Nasty⁠" Garvik, who was benched in December, and Ole "⁠Marcelious⁠" Kristian Langan, who was a part of the active lineup until the arrival of the Swedish trio, in their Telialigaen matches.

Apeks are now:

Norway Sander "⁠Grusarn⁠" Iversen
Sweden Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman
Sweden Fredrik "⁠FREDDyFROG⁠" Gustafsson
Sweden Joakim "⁠Relaxa⁠" Gustafsson
Sweden Rasmus "⁠kreaz⁠" Johansson

Norway Pål "⁠Polly⁠" Kammen (coach)

For the domestic Telialigaen, Apeks will use the following squad:

Norway Sander "⁠Grusarn⁠" Iversen
Sweden Dennis "⁠dennis⁠" Edman
Norway Martin "⁠Nasty⁠" Garvik
Norway Ole "⁠Marcelious⁠" Kristian Langan
Sweden Fredrik "⁠FREDDyFROG⁠" Gustafsson (potential rotation)

Norway Ole 'Marcelious' Kristian Langan
Ole 'Marcelious' Kristian Langan
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
344
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Norway Martin 'Nasty' Garvik
Martin 'Nasty' Garvik
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.79
Maps played:
55
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.71
Norway Sander 'Grusarn' Iversen
Sander 'Grusarn' Iversen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
274
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
Norway Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
411
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Rasmus 'kreaz' Johansson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
374
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1071
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1357
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' Gustafsson
Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' Gustafsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Joakim 'Relaxa' Gustafsson
Joakim 'Relaxa' Gustafsson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
989
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.61
#1
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Portugal DaHunter
ok
2021-01-25 12:12
6 replies
Hopefully good
2021-01-25 12:59
5 replies
so many tier 3 teams with swedes now out of no where wtf
2021-01-25 13:23
4 replies
another joke team, kick their best player and keep other bots
2021-01-25 13:31
3 replies
#68
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Portugal DaHunter
Don't be so rude. They still have a chance
2021-01-25 13:51
I don't think they kicked him, he just left them when he got news of the boys coming back together.
2021-01-25 15:03
1 reply
im talking about marcelious
2021-01-25 15:05
Good luck
2021-01-25 12:12
1 reply
why are those 2 fat fucking twins still some how stealing a check in this scene...? they are trash
2021-01-26 00:25
Galaxy racer 2.0
2021-01-25 12:13
OMG NO NASTY NOT KICKED FROM ORG..........
2021-01-25 12:13
13 replies
Nasty is arguably the best Norwegian player...
2021-01-25 12:14
12 replies
????? by what metric????
2021-01-25 12:16
10 replies
Skill
2021-01-25 12:17
7 replies
Jkaem and Rain say no
2021-01-25 12:19
but nasty has 0 skill???????? 0.82kd skill
2021-01-25 12:19
he has a 0.88 rating against opponents not in the top 30
2021-01-25 12:19
4 replies
100% win rate on LAN
2021-01-25 12:22
3 replies
good b8
2021-01-25 12:30
1 reply
its true
2021-01-25 12:48
#48
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Norway xipingpong
No, 0%
2021-01-25 12:49
#52
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Brazil Mad_bettor
Nasty is mastermind IGL. Most of pro players call him norwegian karrigan
2021-01-25 12:58
1 reply
He isn't IGL haha
2021-01-25 13:11
bro go sleep first of all blamef has same amount of majors as s1mple second of all NASTY IS TRASHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
2021-01-25 12:18
ez freddyfrog
2021-01-25 12:13
jkaem PepeHands
2021-01-25 12:13
#7
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Poland humen))))
There are no upcoming swedish talents so they have to bring norwegians?
2021-01-25 12:14
5 replies
#20
cArn | 
Switzerland Akke17
Hmmm i think you mean reverse
2021-01-25 12:19
1 reply
#32
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Poland humen))))
I mean this team and dignitas
2021-01-25 12:23
Other way around, but neither actually, freddy and relaxa are both 27 and have been around for a long time.
2021-01-25 12:25
2 replies
lmao imagine apeks buying the same player twice, wtf
2021-01-25 12:51
1 reply
#58
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United Kingdom novaseer
then whoever's signing cogu's project isn't also doing that as hen1 and lucas1 are twins iirc
2021-01-25 13:12
#9
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Europe Cirros_V2
Its ok mby top 40 soon.
2021-01-25 12:16
Tier 0 best team
2021-01-25 12:16
#12
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Croatia nAmeless69
Someone save dennis please
2021-01-25 12:16
Solid
2021-01-25 12:17
#15
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
saving the swedish scene also wheres the jayzwalkings guy 😂😂
2021-01-25 12:17
6 replies
bro jayzwalkings was super trash, he played esea advanced and got 1.02kd
2021-01-25 12:19
1 reply
#31
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
i know his trash
2021-01-25 12:22
#21
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CIS Arztyy
He is making videos on youtube for russians youtube.com/c/WatchGamesChannel
2021-01-25 12:19
3 replies
xaxaxa poxoj pizdec
2021-01-25 12:20
1 reply
#29
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CIS Arztyy
Ahahahha
2021-01-25 12:21
#82
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Poland godBASR
Lmao
2021-01-25 15:08
#17
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Denmark sundevve
age 27 27 30
2021-01-25 12:18
Noooo Kreaz career going downhill now
2021-01-25 12:19
3 replies
Teams have been passing kreaz like a blunt lol
2021-01-25 12:54
2 replies
loool North wouldn't take him either
2021-01-25 13:08
1 reply
#59
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United Kingdom novaseer
that's when you know you're not doing good lmao
2021-01-25 13:12
#25
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Japan Amatsuk1
freddyfrog and relexa twins?
2021-01-25 12:20
5 replies
no wtf
2021-01-25 12:20
1 reply
#44
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Japan Amatsuk1
they look the same
2021-01-25 12:38
they're
2021-01-25 14:04
1 reply
#77
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Japan Amatsuk1
okeee
2021-01-25 14:39
yep
2021-01-25 17:50
#28
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Netherlands Y0r1ck
Mmmkkkkkkkkk
2021-01-25 12:21
looks liek a really good t2 team. the yhave dennis which has been a top 20 player, was in fnatic, nip godsent... i just hope they work hard and i hope that Dennis realize how much responsibility he has as a veteran
2021-01-25 12:24
#35
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Hungary Shiron212
Interesting! gl
2021-01-25 12:26
Apex left vitality to makes his own org? Ambitious!
2021-01-25 12:29
Sweden and BR rotate the like same 10 players around teams. Where is the new talent
2021-01-25 12:33
3 replies
#41
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Poland vexxy77
same with Poland
2021-01-25 12:35
#43
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Sweden RaaCCooN
do you have any ideas then?
2021-01-25 12:37
kreaz best new swedish player wdym almost joined C9 last year
2021-01-25 12:46
#40
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Sweden RaaCCooN
ok
2021-01-25 12:35
#42
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United Kingdom tomtom94
These are good pickups but let's call this for what it is - an opportunistic pickup for Apeks to grab a frankly undeserved ESEA Premier spot. I hope Kreaz can shine at least.
2021-01-25 12:36
5 replies
Yo le noob, I believe they already hold a spot in MDL from their previous roster.
2021-01-29 07:20
4 replies
#100
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United Kingdom tomtom94
FREDDYFROG and Relaxa had an MDL spot (not sure how it worked but they kept the spot when they left GXR) and by joining Apeks they "gave" it to them
2021-01-29 09:40
3 replies
Yeah my bad, I looked into it and you’re 100% right. Dick move from the twins to GXR and their ex teammates tho, reminds me of what Davidp did to Heretics.
2021-01-29 11:11
2 replies
#102
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United Kingdom tomtom94
No problem! Maybe don't start with "le noob" next time :) What did DavidP do to Heretics actually? I've not heard of that before.
2021-01-29 11:14
1 reply
Haha I do this with every message, it’s kind of my trademark (reference to smithzz) ^^. In late 2019 when he got benched by Heretics, he refused to give the captaincy on the Esea sheet to another player, so he kept the MDL spot for himself (playing with his mix Demolition Crew). He already had a reputation of being a dick in the French scene and it worsened after that. Didn’t even serve him as he was so bad he left for Valorant as soon as the game launched, and now he’s teamless lmao.
2021-01-29 11:20
I cant believe Fnatic dennis joins Apeks Legends Esports :( another Get_Right kinda loss for cs
2021-01-25 12:45
Dennis men come to valorant, why u wastin ur time in this lineup mens
2021-01-25 12:57
Some organisations just somehow manage to fail every roster change
2021-01-25 13:03
#55
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA Norwegian juggernaut
2021-01-25 13:04
#60
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United Kingdom novaseer
why on earth do they play with 2 different rosters for domestic tournaments though
2021-01-25 13:13
1 reply
bad planning / management
2021-01-25 13:30
sick players individually, could do some damage and surprise before being poached by fnatic/NiP ;)
2021-01-25 13:35
#65
Rapper | 
United States E_40
rip norwegian colossus
2021-01-25 13:42
#66
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Russia Slavaa
nice roster btw
2021-01-25 13:45
Why release marcelious, they better player? Lmao
2021-01-25 13:49
kreaz too good for this
2021-01-25 13:54
#70
Jame | 
Poland SebL
If they would change Grusarn for someone good it could work.
2021-01-25 13:56
2 replies
+Peppzor/Svedjehed
2021-01-25 15:06
1 reply
#94
Jame | 
Poland SebL
+Svedjehed and this roster is really good.
2021-01-25 20:48
#71
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Sweden dinolinoxd
-grusarn +peppzor
2021-01-25 14:00
still keeping the gn3 lmao
2021-01-25 14:02
gl
2021-01-25 14:12
#75
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Norway fuxzer
Sad for norwegoan cs.
2021-01-25 14:16
#76
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Russia 6aLo4ka~
RIP
2021-01-25 14:21
WASTED
2021-01-25 14:52
Ok, I guess
2021-01-25 15:09
norwegian cs :(
2021-01-25 15:40
3 replies
rain, jkaem, hallzerk, H4RR3 still at it ;)
2021-01-25 20:27
2 replies
Apeks was the best "Norwegian cs team" its really sad seeing swedes taking over that too.. Cant have shit :(
2021-01-25 21:29
But yeah you right, atleast we got them <3
2021-01-25 21:30
Nasty lmao 😂
2021-01-25 15:58
Signing incest twins lulul
2021-01-25 15:59
Heh lol, kinda sad, wanted the norweigan/Swedish superteam, but this is pretty kewl as well, good luck.
2021-01-25 16:26
Better than previous lineup, but weird move.
2021-01-25 17:18
now this is actually solid
2021-01-25 18:06
1 reply
+1
2021-01-25 20:26
expected
2021-01-25 18:15
just found out relaxa and freddyfrog are twins, was like wtf
2021-01-26 16:15
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