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.
"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:
Pål "Polly" Kammen (coach)
For the domestic Telialigaen, Apeks will use the following squad: