apEX takes break from competition

Vitality's in-game leader will be out of action for at least the rest of BLAST Premier Spring Groups.

Vitality announced on Tuesday that Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire will not be a part of their lineup for the rest of the matches in BLAST Premier Spring Groups, and potentially beyond that.

In a statement, Vitality coach Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam explained that team-wide issues, the global health situation and apEX's personal problems all led to the decision to keep the in-game leader on the sidelines for an undetermined period of time. However, the coach stressed that apEX's role within the team is "essential" and that they hope to have him back "as soon as possible".

apEX is out of the lineup due to personal reasons

"Such an announcement may come as a surprise as the season has only just begun, but the efforts made over many years, the ongoing global pandemic, and the hazards of personal life are all factors that cause difficulties to arise at any time in an athlete's career," XTQZZZ said in the statement.

The French coach noted that "the early season announcements and unjustified accusations have been difficult to take" in what can be understood as a reference to the stream-sniping case involving the team in the BLAST Premier Global Final. Vitality were fined $10,000 by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) after it came to light that they had faced Liquid and Complexity with the stream playing in the background. According to the commission's report, there is no evidence to suggest that the players gained any advantage or cheated during these matches, and that the stream was on because of a "negligent error of unrelated Vitality staff".

Vitality's first result of the year was a third-place finish at the BLAST Premier Global Finals, placing behind rivals Astralis and Natus Vincere, and they opened the 2021 Spring season of BLAST with a 2-0 loss to Complexity. The French squad will be fighting for their tournament life in a match against Evil Geniuses, scheduled for 19:30 .

Vitality's roster now looks as follows:

France Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut
France Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy
France Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon
France Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier
Belgium Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom

France Rémy "⁠XTQZZZ⁠" Quoniam (coach)

France Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire (on break)

France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
219
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1478
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1799
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
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France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
189
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1762
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
I knew something like this was gonna happen when they brought in Nivera. Get well soon apex.
2021-02-09 15:22
132 replies
#7
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Finland neksu
rip
2021-02-09 15:22
92 replies
col made him quit lul
2021-02-09 15:23
91 replies
imagine trying to be cool in hltv by hating one of the goats of csgo. get your shit together kid
2021-02-09 15:50
85 replies
name
2021-02-09 15:50
23 replies
GOT SHOX’D
2021-02-09 16:21
18 replies
#300
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Ukraine Chrisjkk
I knew when shox join vitality that he is going to kick apex like he did back in g2 and bring back smithzz and ex6tenz he ruined vitality
2021-02-09 17:01
17 replies
apex isn't kicked, just on a break tho
2021-02-09 17:30
16 replies
#360
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South Africa @FyreCS
I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a cover up, but we shall see.
2021-02-09 17:48
11 replies
the past 6 months were very great for the team, I really don't think it is but it might be
2021-02-09 18:06
2 replies
LOL He back
2021-02-18 17:01
1 reply
yep
2021-02-18 20:00
Yo le noob, Were you saying this for glaive and zipnex as well lmao?
2021-02-09 18:57
7 replies
look at who replaced them and look at who will replace apex. Snappi and JUGI aint replacing anyone
2021-02-09 19:14
6 replies
yeah but shox can't IGL for shit
2021-02-10 00:16
3 replies
well it seems like something serious happened personally for apex. probably not a long term thing. Last time shox igled went bad but before was good (2016 scream shoxie), but I agree
2021-02-10 00:17
2 replies
Yeah in 2016 every team was literally washed up except sk.. Navi couldnt won a shit with hungardian missing easy shots. Fnatic had problems after olof had problem with his wrist and couldnt really reach their prime ever again. Nip were failing after gtr started to become decoy. Other French team qas shit because shox stole a talent. And astralis aka tsm make their roster changes so they created two dannish team competitive but not really dominant.
2021-02-10 22:48
1 reply
guardian had issues with his arm
2021-02-10 23:13
Es3tag back to Astralis pls tho. Best stand in. Gud playa , gud person. C9 succ.
2021-02-10 23:13
1 reply
well blame your org for that on seems like their plan to sell was the plan since day 1. now bubz is just a bench warmer lmfao
2021-02-10 23:14
They should kick him. Plays like Bot Baguette
2021-02-09 21:29
3 replies
yeah he plays like an absolute bot but he's the brain of the team (even though he's braindead lul)
2021-02-09 21:47
2 replies
maybe he is tired of chocking finals
2021-02-10 06:22
1 reply
stress and pressure i guess
2021-02-10 14:19
newfag spotted
2021-02-09 16:30
2 replies
nice argument, anything else?
2021-02-09 16:31
+1
2021-02-09 23:30
nam checks out for hatred :D:D lmao. that flag too! hahaha
2021-02-12 14:53
goat?
2021-02-09 15:53
27 replies
+s if u cant read
2021-02-09 16:14
25 replies
#275
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Sweden hilebard
One of the greatest of all time is still not what apex is
2021-02-09 16:33
24 replies
And who is?
2021-02-09 16:35
23 replies
So many pros but not bot apex so stop sucking him idiot
2021-02-09 16:44
22 replies
Tell me
2021-02-09 17:12
6 replies
all of astralis, all of 2015 fnatic, get_right, f0rest. Cold, fallen.
2021-02-09 17:28
5 replies
He's legendary ofc but not even top 10 greatest
2021-02-09 17:29
1 reply
#422
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Russia mrPIVO
still a legend though
2021-02-09 19:07
newfag
2021-02-09 19:07
2 replies
How am I a newfag for that lmao 😹 They're all greater.
2021-02-09 21:45
1 reply
Neo frowns upon you oh this was about apex. i got high he's one the greatest entry fraggers csgo ever seen if we're talking about goating him i wouldnt for the game but for the role specifically he's a goat
2021-02-09 22:06
lmao imagine thinking apex isnt a legendary player
2021-02-09 17:16
#358
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United States Americah!
0/8 one of the greatest entry fraggers ever, stepped up to the igl role and did it wonderfully
2021-02-09 17:44
13 replies
#425
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Russia mrPIVO
+1, he did even better than ALEX imo
2021-02-09 19:08
12 replies
Hahaha you on vodka? ALEX brought them to this time and took a brake. He's maybe the same igl, but way more firepower
2021-02-09 21:35
11 replies
#471
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Russia mrPIVO
ALEX threw them suddenly for nothing though. Also with apex this lineup achieved more and became top1 (for 10 weeks)
2021-02-09 22:26
2 replies
Online cs =/= LAN. Alex had to challange Lukas "Huge Brain" Glaive and Astralis in their prime , Liquid while they used to be good / second best. Apex leads the team during Online shitty CS where everything is unpredictable and boring.
2021-02-10 23:16
1 reply
#534
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Russia mrPIVO
Even online some teams are better than others, and with apex as an IGL Vitality were better than almost everyone
2021-02-11 00:14
ALEX gets insanely more credit than he deserves and it should be apparent given how Vitality didn't fall off dramatically without him. You can also look at how unimpressive C9 is as a team so far. ALEX is extremely overrated.
2021-02-09 23:25
7 replies
good points
2021-02-10 00:09
#533
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Russia mrPIVO
+1
2021-02-11 00:11
I wouldnt be so sure on that. I really do not understand what you expect from him (Alex) or C9 at this moment. The woxic turmoil caused the first 3 months go almost all to toilet. Thera were changes made. We will see how this will end but still C9 is not the Vitallity caliber team. They can be 6th-12th team in a world in 6 months, but that is max for them. Is he the best IGL out there? Hell no. Is he the 6-12 IGL out there? Well, I would say so. But is a 6-12 IGL able to take a fresh new lineup and take it to 6-12 ranking placing in 1-2 months? No, he is not. It takes time. But will C9 be 6-12 in hltv ranking in June-August 2021? I belive so. Will it be Alex achievement? Yes it will. Will it be accurate to his abbilities? Yes. So by whom he is overrated? And by whom he is extremely overrated? Maybe only by you? And for Apex. He took over Vitality around Feb 2020. At that time this team had players that already played with each other for months if not years (not like Alex with C9 where he started from scrach). And even with such lineup that also had ZywOo in the squad (where there is no Zywoo in C9) it took him 4 months after which the team started to clime the ranking. Lets give Alex those 4-5 months of playtime with stable lineup and lets talk how much he is overrated after that time.
2021-02-11 01:35
4 replies
I consider ALEX overrated considering what he's being paid to do in C9, and how many people credit him with Vitality's success. It's not about personal opinion, I'm an objective person when it comes to these things. I look at teams similar to Vitality that relied heavily on quality leadership, and how much further they fell off when their IGL left. Notable examples are FaZe, Navi and Gambit. Two of those teams had a considerably higher ceiling than C9's current roster. You aren't wrong that C9 has an asterisk next to their performances, but they've been a team for a while now and with the firepower they have, even early on, should've put up better results. I'm willing to entertain the notion that they need more time to build cohesion, but I simply don't think ALEX is really as instrumental in that building as many people seem to believe.
2021-02-11 17:22
3 replies
I am a bit picky here but as I understand you consider Alex overpaid, not exactly overrated. C9 contracts are longterm, so we will see if those players are worth that money or not. They are paid for their potencial/ceiling not current form. Back to Alex. With your logic IGL may be consider good/great only if team will drop after he left given team. But in this case IGL (Alex) was replaced with even better IGL (Apex) then why expect decrease in form? So when there is no drop does it mean that Alex made bad job at Vitality or maybe it mean that Apex made his job good if not great after first 4-5 months? How this can be Alex fault? As for the form of C9. Tell me which of their last 6-8 loses should they win and way? Even if there 1 or 2 is there a team that won all their matches that it should win on paper? You say that C9 has some firepower? Do they? Which of they current players you consider a star player and tell me what place you would rank this C9 best player in a teoretical worlds best player ranking with places 1 to 100? I am not sure if any of them is in top 50 right now, so where is that C9 firepower? In my opinione it is in their playstyle and if this is not IGL influence then whom then?
2021-02-12 00:59
2 replies
First, no, I don't consider him overrated because he's overpaid. The correlation is that he's overpaid because they believe he's worth what they're paying: that he's a top IGL who can turn the team into a winner. I think he assumption he's a great IGL based on a single team's success, which continued without him, to be speculative at best. It's less about salary and more about the perception of worth. Second, apEX was never a top IGL prior to the Vitality roster change. I don't even know if I would consider him a top IGL, rather one that took the systems Vitality had been using (since before ALEX even joined) and managed to keep them steady, or improve them. I imagine he put in a lot of effort to do that, but that Vitality was as successful with him as they were is testament to how unimpressive ALEX really is in the long run. So when you say "why expect a decrease in form" it's because, if his role was as important as people claim, the team likely would've stumbled much more. This is evidenced by the previous examples I mentioned, wherein teams lost a good IGL and has lackluster results following the transition. Vitality bucked that curve, so logically ALEX was less instrumental than some other IGLs. Lastly, you're asking a very theoretical question here about where another player's worth is relative to C9's performances. So let's use Es3tag as an example: his performances in Heroic and Astralis, coming into C9, were pretty solid. He had a few bad moments here and there, but largely he was a very solid player. He has, so far, been less than stellar. Also, C9's players are all at least decent, both es3tag and floppy are solid. Mezii and Xeppaa don't have a ton of top-flight experience, but prior to that they had woxic who should've been their go-to star. Now they have ALEX on AWP, which isn't entirely his fault, but it still speaks to the mindset within the team that he can take up the role and have impact. That alone makes me question his leadership, but it also may not be his decision. Regardless of if they have a Top50/Top20/Top10 player or not, ALEX should be there to help mold those players into more than they are. As for their matches, they most likely should've beaten both Forze and Gambit, and potentially even Furia if I'm being completely honest. They narrowly beat NiP, who looked awful, and did decently enough against a few other teams, but nothing really inspired confidence to me.
2021-02-12 01:42
1 reply
I am just in progress on watching "Return Of By The Numbers #145" There is a 20 min segment about C9 starting at min 39:00. Overall I would say RL and Thorin are more on my side how Alex is doing and a more on your side about how C9 performs. So a 1:1 score :). Just to condlude. It was a great conversation and exchanging views about CS. Wish I met you in real life and talk about this kind of stuff in a bar or something. I was planing to visit New York/US for the first time in June 2020, but we know how this went. Now I have booking for July 2021, but still do not think it will be possible, but who knows. Again, it was a plesure to talk with you. See ya.
2021-02-12 22:00
Thought the same. I'm in the wrong movie? Bot Baguette goat now?🤔
2021-02-09 21:31
Imagine baiting and using that name
2021-02-09 16:01
#217
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Cyprus delur
goat? you need to get your shit together
2021-02-09 16:06
18 replies
goats... maybe read next time
2021-02-09 16:15
17 replies
#240
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Cyprus delur
he aint one of the goats either reading does no good youre still an idiot
2021-02-09 16:17
16 replies
he is, but u are too newfag to understand it. i bet u didnt even follow csgo 2013-2017
2021-02-09 16:21
15 replies
So everyone not sharing your opinion is a newfag? What are you? an old fart?
2021-02-09 16:26
5 replies
maybe old fart yes, but people who didnt follow csgo at start cant even know how long apex is being around in top10 - top5 teams and won one major too and still playing in top3 team. Legend, but sadly people in here didnt even know apex got major....
2021-02-09 16:28
4 replies
Why are you so mad retard?
2021-02-09 16:45
3 replies
mad? :DD i only see mad users coming at to me because i said apex is legendary and one of goats.
2021-02-09 17:11
2 replies
you seem pretty mad bro
2021-02-09 17:28
you seem pretty mad bro
2021-02-10 23:18
#259
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Cyprus delur
you implying he was good for 4 years? hows the 3rd floor treating you do you have a good view of outside?
2021-02-09 16:28
7 replies
2013-2021 = 4 years are u still in kindergarten or do we use different math? i got own house, so i dont know.
2021-02-09 16:33
6 replies
#304
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Cyprus delur
2013-2017 is what you said hinting he was good those years ironically his best in top 20 was #15 so how tf is he one of the goats? go have some cofe time with markorepairs you dense cunt
2021-02-09 17:03
3 replies
0/8 bait, there was no hltv ranking when csgo released so u cant even know. why u are so hard trying to be oldfag when u know about old times nothing?
2021-02-09 17:10
2 replies
#407
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Cyprus delur
enjoy cofe time with marko
2021-02-09 18:48
1 reply
i enjoy rekting you in hltv.
2021-02-09 21:04
No, man, 2013-2021=-8
2021-02-09 20:48
1 reply
Also true
2021-02-09 21:04
He's definitely one of the more accomplished professional players out there, but to me there is still a difference between being a goat and being really good. Goat status is something that is given to an individual if the individual revolutionized the game with pure skill. Meanwhile, I'm not of the opinion everyone in Astralis is an individual goat of cs:go, but the lineup definitely is. I don't think many will deny that Apex accomplished many things in cs:go, but goat status is not something I'd personally give him. Though he's a great guy and a great player if you ask me.
2021-02-10 10:42
+1
2021-02-09 16:20
Goat of csgo Get your shit together Rofl...
2021-02-09 16:53
7 replies
imagine how sad is that u cant read? didnt say goat
2021-02-09 17:10
6 replies
well he isnt one of the goats so stfu plz
2021-02-09 17:13
4 replies
he is, and u cant even deny it.
2021-02-09 17:14
2 replies
He was an over average entry fragger about 5 years ago. One of the goats though?! That's how you devalue the word that should be reserved for players like simple, device, forest, get_right. Never Apex.
2021-02-09 17:38
1 reply
he was more than over average 5 years ago, he was the best entry fragger in early cs. you really can't deny that. im not saying a goat. but for that specific role he's damn near the bestl
2021-02-09 19:12
chill
2021-02-09 17:31
Leave this forum. You are embarrasment for csgo scene
2021-02-09 17:16
who?
2021-02-09 18:55
+1
2021-02-09 19:10
apex has been a bot for the whole career, what are you on
2021-02-09 22:07
Stop cry b.
2021-02-09 22:39
#186
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Korea yokol
-apex +sangal majer in-game leader %70 transfer -apex +sangal majer in-game leader %70 transfer -apex +sangal majer in-game leader %70 transfer -apex +sangal majer in-game leader %70 transfer
2021-02-09 15:55
1 reply
#280
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Brazil Elakk
Sounds about right
2021-02-09 16:37
Zywho one match 2-17 > apex rage quits
2021-02-09 16:59
imagine thinking apex isn't big brain
2021-02-10 07:48
XD
2021-02-17 19:04
malded too hard
2021-02-09 15:23
2 replies
haha came here to say this .. his heart cant take the mald
2021-02-09 16:17
+1
2021-02-09 22:26
he was malding too much lately
2021-02-09 15:23
1 reply
kkkkkkkkkkk +1
2021-02-09 15:34
#46
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United States Jeremy_C
So will shox call temporary? Because I don’t know who else would take up the mantel
2021-02-09 15:25
12 replies
i think i remember something about misutaa calling a little on his bombsite similar to what i think perfecto does they might try him out fulltime igl
2021-02-09 15:35
9 replies
I doubt misutaa will fulltime IGL, probably shox as main IGL but a bit more loose where everyone can have their say They also have XTQZZ in the comms who could do the calling for now, depending how long they expect apex to be gone
2021-02-09 15:41
8 replies
#206
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Poland RoDaK
Aren't coaches banned from talking during games now?
2021-02-09 16:02
7 replies
#219
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Asia Blurblur
Blast allowed it to still communicate
2021-02-09 16:07
3 replies
#225
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Poland RoDaK
Reeeeeeeeeee wtf is this fkn rule then xDDDD valve has no jurisdiction over one of the biggest leagues in cs lmaooo
2021-02-09 16:10
2 replies
basically it means RMR tournaments and majors
2021-02-09 17:09
The rule was only for 1 single event if I'm not mistaken
2021-02-09 19:00
I think they're only banned for RMR tournaments and the major, but I could be wrong
2021-02-09 16:10
#226
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Germany Droidd
Not for blast
2021-02-09 16:10
#268
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United Kingdom novaseer
Only during RMRs.
2021-02-09 16:30
RPK IGL POG
2021-02-09 15:41
shox igl = NiKo igl but with less firepower rpk will igl imo
2021-02-09 15:58
"takes a break for personal reason" so it's probably not related to nivera arrival
2021-02-09 15:25
7 replies
Lmao imagine believing an org issued statement. Wjat are you 10? :()
2021-02-09 15:40
5 replies
the goal was to do a 6th man roster, why would they bring nivera, pay for his buyout even if he was close to the end of his contract ? + the fact that he don't correspond the apex's roles, if they wanted to replace apex, they would have picked someone with more experience and can lead
2021-02-09 15:42
2 replies
because the major rule, they cant have 6 people in RMR and major so kicking apex already but I doubt its what they have in mind, I agree with you that apex isnt someone they can easily replace and think that he did a good job last year. He is also pretty popular in the csgo scene so that also adds to his value
2021-02-09 15:53
1 reply
he'll probably comeback for the first RMR tournament, they can't play with shox as IGL, or they have to find someone else
2021-02-09 19:00
Its probably not far from the truth. Stress leave is what I see it as.
2021-02-09 15:45
+1
2021-02-09 15:54
#221
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Ukraine ksay
yes
2021-02-09 16:08
#55
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France MarioReL
yes, bringing Nivera allows you to do that kind of things, where a player can step down during family problems, burn out, other personnal reasons...and be back at his full potential a little bit of time after.
2021-02-09 15:25
5 replies
+2
2021-02-09 15:41
#146
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France MarioReL
The most recent and efficient exemple is Astralis with XYP9X
2021-02-09 15:43
2 replies
and gla1ve. Takes a wee while for them to slot back in but AST are picking up where they left off... annoyingly Vitality already should be able to slot in Nivera in some way if they practice with all 6 in the server so I dont see them suffering too much
2021-02-09 19:21
1 reply
#464
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France MarioReL
yes agree
2021-02-09 22:06
+1
2021-02-09 16:37
HAAHHAHAHAHA is it because of yesterday ????
2021-02-09 15:26
#75
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Brazil denn1fps
Sad day for Counter-Strike
2021-02-09 15:27
FINALLY!!!
2021-02-09 15:50
sed
2021-02-09 16:02
but to be honest, i seen a few times where Nivera gets killed then apex gave him that look and it was caught on cam lol...
2021-02-09 16:05
#222
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Ukraine ksay
ffs why would you narrow it down so much just because having 6th player helps in this situation doesn't mean that nivera was brought in for this sole purpose
2021-02-09 16:09
You again with that patriotic german name.
2021-02-10 08:59
coL killed so hard it made apex take break, jk get well soon apeSEX
2021-02-09 15:22
1 reply
#41
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United States Swadplan
apeSEX gachiBASS
2021-02-09 15:24
#3
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Finland Cucumber))
happy break
2021-02-09 15:22
1 reply
get well soon apEX
2021-02-09 15:41
#4
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India OOFmiester
Vitality back to tier 3?
2021-02-09 15:22
6 replies
they will get better if shox lead decentely.. apex play like a bot
2021-02-09 15:30
5 replies
0/8
2021-02-09 15:37
nah, shox maybe loose caller like in 2016 g2, id like to see XQTZZZ main calling, honestly they could definitely be better than with apex.
2021-02-09 17:35
3 replies
shox was doing good at the end of G2 imo, they just lacked firepower
2021-02-09 17:39
2 replies
shoxie was the greatest firepower back in 2019 on G2. JaCkz/ AmaNEk/ Lucky/ bodyy are all average T1 team player.
2021-02-09 17:52
shox doesnt want to lead and hasnt wanted to since the fall of the superteam. Hell the superteam fell apart because shox couldnt bring the best out of them, wanted to stop leading and bring ex6 to lead. The other party was NBK who wanted to take the leadership, which shox didnt agree with and needed surgery, which was why NBK was given a trial with mixwell. Him leading in g2 in 2018 and 2019 was purely out of neccesity. Ex6 and Smithzz didnt work and Malek made those changes and no one was fit for the job but shox, Malek stated this many times. They also tried with Amanek leading but he didnt want it and refused to lead in the major after leading a lot in EPL. I'd like xqt to fully lead for now. Apex will be back for rmr and the major and there is no reason not to go full oldschool starix igl. Also i think shox really needs some of apex's aggresive roles not to play too stagnant and passive and get into fights more and use his aim, i tgink he could step up big time.
2021-02-09 17:58
What
2021-02-09 15:22
#9
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Russia Praeter
sad
2021-02-09 15:22
#10
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Brazil Maawu
Sad
2021-02-09 15:23
#11
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Greece RedWinter
+scrunK
2021-02-09 15:22
1 reply
+1
2021-02-09 15:33
wow unexpected
2021-02-09 15:22
3 replies
If you saw him raging yesterday you would expect him to take a break soon
2021-02-09 15:56
2 replies
feel like he always does that
2021-02-09 16:30
1 reply
#283
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Czech Republic poledne
yeah and after he always leaves teams .... :D
2021-02-09 16:40
Fuck, now Vitality will be able to beat EG
2021-02-09 15:22
3 replies
lul
2021-02-09 15:24
+1 :(
2021-02-09 15:25
hahaha
2021-02-09 17:33
rip vitality
2021-02-09 15:22
Lmao no coach he cry Xaxaxa
2021-02-09 15:22
4 replies
Don't be toxic ma man, please
2021-02-09 15:57
1 reply
Kidding lmao Chill
2021-02-09 16:04
typical navi fan
2021-02-09 17:41
#409
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Austria arngnr
Coach is allowed at Blast, lmao
2021-02-09 18:51
#16
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United Arab Emirates rehzy
lol gg
2021-02-09 15:22
raiz zakiberbulil
2021-02-09 15:22
4 replies
ne raiz, a cheliki kotorie ne ponyali rofl
2021-02-09 17:12
2 replies
soglasen,malenkie deti.
2021-02-09 19:22
Raiz mydak,chto ne filtroval shytki N ne ponyal,chto deti vse primyt blizko k serdchy
2021-02-09 22:50
raiz areha v zhopu poslal v ego vidosah
2021-02-09 18:20
rip king you will be missed
2021-02-09 15:23
#19
ropz | 
India icle
shox igl oh shit
2021-02-09 15:23
3 replies
shox igling isn't that bad tbh
2021-02-09 15:23
1 reply
Hahahah its niko level bad
2021-02-09 16:22
nooooooooooooo
2021-02-09 15:24
They released statement because of mental health ;9
2021-02-09 15:23
1 reply
#457
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Sweden dogtown
Yo I can see he's worn out. Everyone needs a break from cs every now and then
2021-02-09 21:32
AHAHAHAHAHAHHA
2021-02-09 15:23
expected from weak french
2021-02-09 15:23
5 replies
where's your scene lmao ?
2021-02-09 17:25
4 replies
oof
2021-02-09 17:41
belgium cs???????
2021-02-10 14:39
2 replies
scream, nivera and ex6 >>>> your scene
2021-02-10 14:42
1 reply
0/8 LULgium 0 top 20
2021-02-10 15:16
Zywoo IGL top 1
2021-02-09 15:23
#24
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India shavar2099
wtf! why?
2021-02-09 15:23
Complexity fucking broke him... Enjoy your break Dan, well deserved and earned. You will be missed. Come back better and stronger then ever!
2021-02-09 15:23
2 replies
#272
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United Kingdom novaseer
nice comment on hltv? nonsense
2021-02-09 16:32
1 reply
I've always liked Apex, he has a genuine passion for this game and has always had a lovable personality. Seriously hope he's doing okay and bounces back. He's worked his ass off for years, he deserves some time off tbh. No time for troll comment for Dan :)
2021-02-09 16:38
expected tbh, always tilting
2021-02-09 15:23
too much malding bad for his health
2021-02-09 15:23
next RPK, his time is gone
2021-02-09 15:23
3 replies
0/8 rpk seems like the calmest dude and he still frags out despite his age
2021-02-09 15:29
2 replies
in my opinion there is no skill for this team rpk
2021-02-09 15:51
1 reply
#265
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Finland eXampL
rpk is solid performer people sleeping on him all the time
2021-02-09 16:29
#32
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Poland Aiko_
So who is gonna igl now?
2021-02-09 15:23
7 replies
ZywOo
2021-02-09 15:23
1 reply
#289
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Argentina XaiDN
KEKW
2021-02-09 16:51
#107
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Netherlands Mauu
Shox
2021-02-09 15:34
1 reply
the only choice that makes sense.
2021-02-09 15:58
nivera
2021-02-09 17:30
2 replies
Flair chceks out
2021-02-09 17:50
1 reply
how is my flait chceksing out ?
2021-02-09 18:02
Take your time apex and come back stronger <3
2021-02-09 15:23
#35
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Brazil Lostty
I knew it
2021-02-09 15:23
#36
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Europe GKDNZ
toxicity level down
2021-02-09 15:23
who´s gonna be the igl then?
2021-02-09 15:23
11 replies
Shox and RpK have years upon years of experience, but im not sure they can IGL
2021-02-09 15:25
7 replies
ye, i knew that
2021-02-09 15:25
Shox was igl before and i think he is a decent choice for second igl
2021-02-09 15:32
rpk never igld before, shox has been an igl from like 2016-2019
2021-02-09 15:58
dude don't give the role of IGL to the tank !!!! he was struggling to move correctly not so far and now if he need to lead... he gonna explode :(
2021-02-09 17:04
1 reply
#400
RpK | 
France HippzZ
Le tank no lead Le tank follows :) Seriously he might do some calls time to times but he's not made to be an igl
2021-02-09 18:26
Yo le noob, It’s absolutely impossible that rpk ever igls, the dude is all about aim. As a matter of facts, when he’s in a 1vX situation he’s even monitored by apex.
2021-02-09 18:53
1 reply
#466
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Europe PowwneD
Source ? I guess a a player who have around 10 years at a pro level know how to deal with a clutch without having his IGL monitoring him, I guess having advices sometimes is ok but RpK not dumb
2021-02-09 22:09
should be shox
2021-02-09 15:25
Zywoo new best IGL. Shox: "What is the strat mens?" ZywOo: "no no *nervous laughter*"
2021-02-09 16:01
1 reply
more like Shox: "What is the strat mens?" ZywOo: "huh i dont know"
2021-02-09 18:04
Well needed break. He was upset and angry all the time. Not the kind of attitude you want from your IGL.
2021-02-09 15:24
2 replies
#74
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United States urm@m
hes always been like that
2021-02-09 15:27
1 reply
#111
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Indonesia FinZzz
He could always improve. Remember that half of Vit's players are youngsters with less experience. Negative energy that Apex sometimes creates can definitely impact their confidence as well as the whole team.
2021-02-09 15:35
HEEEERE'S SHOXIE
2021-02-09 15:24
WTF
2021-02-09 15:24
I mean idk how IGL will work (I suspect Shox will likely fill in that role) but the 5 of Shox, ZyWoo, Misutaa, Nivera, and RPK sounds pretty sexy on paper.
2021-02-09 15:25
1 reply
It won't be as much of a problem Vitality has different system than G2. Players filling IGL with ideas so shox isn't that bad anyway, even ZywOo could be IGL in that kind of scheme. Just would need some preps
2021-02-09 15:27
#49
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France Uexo
Hope he recovers quick <3
2021-02-09 15:25
#50
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Turkey Bruhman
Wait so if apex wont be the igl for now who will be the igl and if the coach of the team will call then what they will do in rmr events?
2021-02-09 15:26
2 replies
#60
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Indonesia LosD
i think shox gonna lead the vita squad from now until apEX comeback
2021-02-09 15:25
1 reply
it was the masterplan of shox !!!! ki ll apex little by little take the vita control and made them a G2 bis
2021-02-09 17:05
knowing apex and knowing how much he loves the game, something wasnt right, hoping the best for him
2021-02-09 15:25
Zywoo new vitality igl confirmed
2021-02-09 15:25
#56
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Croatia nAmeless69
Damn, i knew it..
2021-02-09 15:25
#59
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United States urm@m
this is why blameF > Apex
2021-02-09 15:25
2 replies
#257
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United Kingdom Triturn
I don't even like Vitality but that's uncalled for. He has worked very hard and clearly is not the happiest at the moment
2021-02-09 16:27
blameF XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-02-09 18:22
#62
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Indonesia LosD
Hoping the best from him! <3
2021-02-09 15:26
We all know where is this going,apEX " takes a break " then Vitality remove him from the lineup and shox becomes IGL again...
2021-02-09 15:26
3 replies
just like FNS planned
2021-02-09 15:29
2 replies
Exactly,this is all FNS wanted,even tho he is not in CS scene anymore his plans still come true.
2021-02-09 15:31
1 reply
you'll prove it or kng will kill you!
2021-02-09 16:02
#64
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Sweden Nappev
col made sucha huge comeback it made vitalitys captain take a break
2021-02-09 15:26
#65
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Czech Republic Hoja26
bux apex stickers, source trust me bro
2021-02-09 15:26
expected after he tilted zywoo into 2-17
2021-02-09 15:26
2 replies
+1
2021-02-09 15:51
#539
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Sweden suriel666
ZyTwo-17 from Vi2-16ality ?
2021-02-11 16:56
Get well soon apEX!
2021-02-09 15:26
Jks ended this man
2021-02-09 15:26
#71
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Bulgaria goshyy
Expected
2021-02-09 15:27
he still in shock from yesterday xaxaxa
2021-02-09 15:27
good..you will have time to train your aim..
2021-02-09 15:29
#77
NiKo | 
Moldova Dznsh
VITALITY NOW OFFICAL TIER 3 TEAM
2021-02-09 15:28
:( Reply needs to have actual content
2021-02-09 15:28
Zywoo, you had to do this third frag... Look what youve done!
2021-02-09 15:28
The longest news in the history of hltv
2021-02-09 15:28
yay!
2021-02-09 15:29
That kinda explains the horrible performance y'day.
2021-02-09 15:29
ok
2021-02-09 15:29
he was poizoned )
2021-02-09 15:29
nice
2021-02-09 15:30
expected
2021-02-09 15:30
WTF
2021-02-09 15:30
Wow
2021-02-09 15:31
WTFFF
2021-02-09 15:31
WTF malded so hard he stoped?
2021-02-09 15:31
good for Nivera, playing the spectator role cant be much fun
2021-02-09 15:32
sad but with him tilting constantly every game it's not that weird
2021-02-09 15:32
#97
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Indonesia FinZzz
Why are people saying its because of the Complexity game? It shows that Apex needed signs of taking a break long before this day. Even on winning games he seems to be malding a lot. Thats not healthy especially as an IGL. Even emotional players sometimes dont react as much as apex. And that definitely takes a toll on his emotional and mental aspect. He needs a break for sure since every mald he does contributes a negative energy to the team. Hope he comes back stronger tho!
2021-02-09 15:32
8 replies
People are acting like they know anything..
2021-02-09 15:40
They just had a month long break. There's more to this then "just needs a break". Most likely the team voted to remove him from the starting lineup and see how they'd do with Nivera/misutaaa full-time. Or he has personal issues related to a family member. Only two options. He's been the most malding player for his entire career. Nothing has changed regarding that.
2021-02-09 16:06
5 replies
#238
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Indonesia FinZzz
I disagree that Vitality wanted this to happen because A. Apex as an IGL works. The team ranking and placings are proof of that. He actually created a better system compared to Alex where he could bring the best out of everyone. And B. It happens so suddenly. If Vitality do wanted to try another lineup without him (no proof too just pure speculation) they wouldnt do it so early on when the year just started. Its just doesnt make sense from a logical stand point. I sense that it comes from mental strain. Just like Glaive with astralis. Keeping your team on the top as IGL must be super exhausting. And its more exhausting when you are putting out your emotions on every game, win or lose. And thats the kind of player Apex is. However, theres always room for improvement. Apex can always manage his emotions better especially on early stages. Plus its something he's trying to work on and he wrote that on a tweet.
2021-02-09 16:15
4 replies
Again, just had a month off. Vitality was way better with ALEX, dominated the scene for months, #1 in the World, etc...I don't see him dropping from the roster, after a month off, 2 weeks back into competition unless A. the team couldn't handle his toxicity/wanted to try the other guys, B. there was a true personal issue. Mental strain seems unlikely, considering they just had a month off. But yes it is possible, I don't want to diminish him too much if he's that stressed/has a personal issue. Just saying, he's always been malding and it makes no sense, after a month off, to suddenly be burnt out two weeks back at it. Could have reached a breaking point though..
2021-02-09 16:20
3 replies
I would say that the month break just confirmed that he needed a longer break. And an actual break. Imagine thinking "Okay, I've got a month off now, and I'll come back more energized." and that simply not being the case. That month was probably equally stressful if he wanted to stay on top of the game. It's a month break from competition, but not from the game/team. He probably realized that he needed some time off, away from the pressure of being an IGL, and just a month of general player break, doesn't do that.
2021-02-10 11:05
2 replies
#540
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Sweden suriel666
in some jobs you don't even get a whole month worth of days to use in a whole year .. a whole month is more than enough to get chilled. It's just apEx, he's choleric and malding on everything and people never change, he will mald forever.
2021-02-11 17:02
1 reply
You can say that, but it's hard to say whether the "break" they had was really a break. COVID can be part of it, but most people, when they go on their break, be it a couple of weeks, just stop completely doing their work. I highly doubt that the "break" Apex was him not touching the game for a month. It's a player break from the tournament organizers, but the players don't always take the break properly. Not saying that it isn't a result of his own actions (though I don't know how much the org pushes their players) and of his own mentality. But if the man just needs a longer break than others at the moment because of where he's at, just let him. He may be hot-blooded, but that's French CS for you. He probably just put too much pressure on himself and decided to back off for a bit now. I'm just saying: don't go and make assumptions that because he's in need of a break, that the team will kick him or something like that. I doubt they will after the results they got in the second half of last year. It wouldn't make much sense.
2021-02-11 23:04
Great, wise words... But the average HLTV users can only joke about others' well-being
2021-02-09 17:02
Huh ????
2021-02-09 15:32
hahaha shoxie IGL RIP
2021-02-09 15:33
1 reply
Yeah can't expect this to go well for Vitality
2021-02-10 02:20
He tilts very easily and every game it's guaranteed to happen. Vitality owes him a considerable part of their success. Wish him the best and that he recovers from so much stress in his time. It took some time for him to recognize it apparently, but everyone could see ...
2021-02-09 15:35
LMAO VITALITY KKKKKKK
2021-02-09 15:34
So, last year CoL demolished Astralis 2:0, who was later beaten by Na'Vi and forced to take a break, now they doing the same thing with Vitality. Let's see how fresh apex will return, or he will have the fate of Alex and leave. Anyway - GL.
2021-02-09 15:34
Honestly this is good decision.
2021-02-09 15:34
i think apex dont turn back and rpk leave also
2021-02-09 15:34
so shox back to igling i guess
2021-02-09 15:34
#112
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Just when it was going great for Vitality
2021-02-09 15:35
vitality top 1 2021
2021-02-09 15:35
after the coL demolition he's like fuck this shit
2021-02-09 15:35
#116
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Australia Beard43
Hope he's okay.
2021-02-09 15:35
apex is trash
2021-02-09 15:35
apEX poizoned by coL
2021-02-09 15:36
#120
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Turkey 69kagan
<3
2021-02-09 15:37
f
2021-02-09 15:37
Wtf
2021-02-09 15:37
I hope he gets well soon, he's essential to vita
2021-02-09 15:38
#125
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Canada J47
This pandemic has fkd everything :( Get well soon Apex we will miss your unique personality and energy!
2021-02-09 15:38
2 replies
NO NOT THE PANDEMIC THE Measures!! And this disgusting corrupt „politicians „
2021-02-09 15:40
1 reply
#139
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Canada J47
I think the pandemic certainly has an influence here in some fashion or degree
2021-02-09 15:41
#127
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Norway fuxzer
The amount of his malding makes this no suprise
2021-02-09 15:39
WTF, shox back to igling smh
2021-02-09 15:40
#129
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Netherlands H34T0N
karrigan > ⁠apEX⁠
2021-02-09 15:40
#132
akez | 
Finland 0lter
6man roster kills again
2021-02-09 15:40
dread it, run from it, shox igl arrives all the same
2021-02-09 15:40
No no no No today When I bet Vitality 2-0 And They play with coach 🤦‍♂️
2021-02-09 15:41
5 replies
they're a 6-man roster, right?
2021-02-09 15:56
4 replies
So Nivera, Zywoo, Rpk, Shox and Misutaaa On every map you suggest it?
2021-02-09 17:03
2 replies
That would be the most logic. Better than playing with any coach
2021-02-09 17:31
1 reply
Exactly
2021-02-09 18:24
So Nivera, Zywoo, Rpk, Shox and Misutaaa On every map you suggest it?
2021-02-09 17:03
this is really unfortunate :( hopefully whatever those "personal problems" are, they aren't too severe and something apex can deal with. best of luck to him and hopefully he can come back stronger.
2021-02-09 15:41
#144
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Europe Skraj
The loss to coL broke him lmao
2021-02-09 15:42
so today match will be sick
2021-02-09 15:42
Shox igl rip vitality
2021-02-09 15:43
did col tilt apex that hard?
2021-02-09 15:43
5 replies
col rekt him just like 5 global in a silver game. 0 chance and 0 hope.
2021-02-09 15:46
If you read the reasons why he stepped down you'll understand it's issues that have been going on for a while, not just because of 1 game
2021-02-09 18:13
3 replies
I did read it but at same time it really makes no sense why apex would come back after the break just to leave right away
2021-02-09 18:38
2 replies
We dont know whats going on in his personal life, so i dont think we should be making this kind of assumptions
2021-02-09 18:42
It actually makes a lot of sense. He probably realized that just the player break wasn't enough for him to get back into it, so they decided to take away the responsibility of being an IGl, which is just constant pressure, even during a break. Sometimes, people just need to actively take time away from their responsibilities to reset. Depending on the person and the situation, this could be a long time.
2021-02-10 11:11
#149
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Jordan Zereeni
BabyRage
2021-02-09 15:44
#150
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Europe loonek4
If shox takes over the leadership this team is done lol
2021-02-09 15:44
#151
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Europe PowwneD
Oof
2021-02-09 15:44
#153
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Georgia Megobari
He was malding whole match, ahahha
2021-02-09 15:45
LOOL WHITE FLAG SEE YA YOU WONT BE MISSED
2021-02-09 15:45
1 reply
nt no scene
2021-02-09 18:13
apex still malding after defeat to col LOL
2021-02-09 15:46
Rip vitality
2021-02-09 15:46
he has to take a break to recover from the pain of having zywho go 2-17
2021-02-09 15:46
#159
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
deserved break
2021-02-09 15:47
Finally
2021-02-09 15:48
He deserves a break, been playing for so long. Good luck man
2021-02-09 15:48
2 replies
They just had a break lmao
2021-02-09 16:01
1 reply
Probably were still grinding pugs and team practice
2021-02-09 16:49
Get well apEX, hopefully he is alright and just needs some time off. Because I'm afraid of shox being the IGL again. He started to improve on his form after being an IGL and sacrificing too much for so long.
2021-02-09 15:49
damn! get well soon. come back stronger!
2021-02-09 15:49
#165
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Germany NitczkaCS
Shox igl?
2021-02-09 15:49
I actually think apex is a good igl, I know, not the most common opinion.
2021-02-09 15:49
Shox igl it's happening again LMAOOO
2021-02-09 15:51
OMG, it's time to bench shox!!!!! How many times will you still need to understand show is not good for any team and have a huge toxic attitude???? First NBK, then ALEX and now apex. All the people who got IGL... And don't yelling me that shox is not responsible for NBK bench...
2021-02-09 15:51
3 replies
ur dumb
2021-02-09 17:39
#553
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France naveJ
shut up please
2021-02-12 15:16
1 reply
Funny, only shox's fans reply. Funny.
2021-02-12 16:19
He is switching to Valulrant isnt he?
2021-02-09 15:52
#176
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Czech Republic rohlik
RIP
2021-02-09 15:52
Apex leaving csgo, switching to Apex Legends
2021-02-09 15:52
I hope you come back stronger apex.
2021-02-09 15:53
#181
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Latvia kArnyje
Get your shit together and come back stronger! Respect one of the cs legends, kids!
2021-02-09 15:53
Raiz made it
2021-02-09 15:54
Yeah his reactions in game after losses have been looking like there's some unsolved problems. Hopefully he gets well soon!
2021-02-09 15:54
the juggernaut know no mercy holy shit lmao
2021-02-09 15:55
expected, apex got mmalding easily , i suposst he is a full of stress
2021-02-09 15:55
#188
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Serbia LtN))
wtf mad cuz bad
2021-02-09 15:55
#192
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Russia popuskFN
very sad rip vitality
2021-02-09 15:58
#196
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Netherlands staticNL
get well soon apex
2021-02-09 15:59
Everyone: Whatever you do, make shox focus on fragging role and DO NOT let him IGL ever! Vitality:
2021-02-09 15:59
get well GodapEX
2021-02-09 16:00
I dont see any1 on vitality being a capable IGL.
2021-02-09 16:00
1 reply
Surely they will try to make shox the IGL again but Idk how that will work out...
2021-02-09 17:25
RIP VITALITY
2021-02-09 16:00
I think it's the end for him
2021-02-09 16:01
But who's igling now?
2021-02-09 16:02
LETS FUCKIN GOOO! AXAXXAXAXAX
2021-02-09 16:02
Shox igl???
2021-02-09 16:02
He need theraphy so bad
2021-02-09 16:04
burnout is so fucking real in these times get a clear head soon apex, and rage a bit less ;)
2021-02-09 16:05
#215
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India aR__
?????????? He's done. He's just gonna leave like Alex. So sad. Pain...
2021-02-09 16:06
#218
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Thailand hahahoha
shox found his way to become the IGL again xDDDD
2021-02-09 16:06
#220
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Brazil rehbobina
tilted so much yesterday that he quit the competition
2021-02-09 16:07
F
2021-02-09 16:10
Shox being igl is inevitable
2021-02-09 16:11
2 replies
it was said by malek that he was forced into the role since the 2018 g2 after the failed superteam. He brought back ex6 for exact reason of not igling and saying he doesnt want to do it anymore publicly, on interviews on twitter. then malek and the team decided to kick ex6 after it doesnt work and make shox igl again. Then they try to give leaderpship to Amanek but he refuses and didnt want to call in the major after calling a lot during EPL. And now apex takes a break so shox is again left with no choice but to igl again. (xqtzz has the final say and he is the one that makes every decision for igl, who plays which map etc) And people will shit on him even if it hasnt been his fault for igling literslly since 2017
2021-02-09 17:44
1 reply
Lol you took it seriously i meant to say even he does not want to lead, situations make him eventually
2021-02-09 20:43
#228
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Ukraine McSwell
Got cyberbullied by CIS fanbase, feelsbad for bot apex
2021-02-09 16:11
4 replies
apexy pizda
2021-02-09 16:12
1 reply
+1
2021-02-09 16:28
CIS is just a toxic region, so I'm sure that's the last thing that actually tilted him lol
2021-02-10 02:28
#542
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Sweden suriel666
Karma for being toxic in front of thousands of viewers (middlefingers)
2021-02-11 17:28
I mean he has always been a big malder but lately he was getting titled a lot and in almost every single round the frustration was clearly visible. Hope he gets back good!
2021-02-09 16:11
Comeback stronger we love apex and his reaction whether good or bad
2021-02-09 16:12
I hope Shox don't destroy Vitality like he did G2
2021-02-09 16:14
1 reply
G2 was dead already and needed new foreign players, was not shox fault at all. You can see how he plays much better now in a better organized team with better teammates
2021-02-09 17:01
watch them 2-0 later
2021-02-09 16:14
1 reply
#543
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Sweden suriel666
that aged like milk
2021-02-11 17:37
Am i m the only one who is gonna miss apex's player cam?
2021-02-09 16:18
1 reply
#276
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Latvia kArnyje
No :D
2021-02-09 16:34
de_stroyed by complexity LUL
2021-02-09 16:21
#250
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United Kingdom JackINF_
shox's master plan. Make apEX tilt so hard he quits, take over as Igl, profit
2021-02-09 16:23
1 reply
shox 2000iq
2021-02-09 17:00
is it because ZywOo knifed him in knife round yesterdays overpass? also this explains the 2-17 .
2021-02-09 16:24
simple says ty ez top 1 2021
2021-02-09 16:25
he'll be back stronger, in tier 3
2021-02-09 16:25
Whos igl now?
2021-02-09 16:27
I see the revolving door policy over at Vitality for IGLs is going well. NBK, then ALEX, now apex. Hopefully they'll actually wait for him to come back this time, not his fault if he needs a break.
2021-02-09 16:29
we love you apex!
2021-02-09 16:29
Good, he looked mentally tired and frustrated lately. I'm sure Vitality can perform decently in his absence and he'll come back fresher and stronger. Rest well champ !
2021-02-09 16:30
It was obvious he had some personal issues, sad to see it affecting him that much. He always was a very emotional player like kennyS, but lately he was tilting much too fast, hopefully he will get better soon.
2021-02-09 16:31
Get well soon apEX, resting from CS and not malding will do him well.
2021-02-09 16:32
Way too emotional for an IGL. Tilts after every death lmao like dude its just a game, get a grip.
2021-02-09 16:38
1 reply
#475
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Chile cap_
Gotta agree with my country mate here. It's annoying to watch Apex malding after every round they lose, Imagine a guy crying 24/7 in ur team, fucks the whole mood (And team's igl btw lol.)
2021-02-09 22:46
vitality igl killers
2021-02-09 16:42
#285
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Argentina cheapdeed
damn thanks for ruinning my fantasy team bruh gl not malding when you die IGL
2021-02-09 16:43
#291
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Canada firtlast
bruh you just had a month off lmao, now you’re gonna ditch your own team halfway through an event
2021-02-09 16:55
1 reply
rage quit after coL beat down. even aleksib was professional enough to play through a tourney when he had already been replaced
2021-02-09 17:25
Take care bro, those stupids stories about stream snipping, they cant get advantage cause they were playing, so it is physic!!!! they were ahead in time, watching stream is watching the past .... it is so stupid ...
2021-02-09 16:55
Get well brother
2021-02-09 16:56
#294
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United States big_brain
take care!
2021-02-09 16:57
get well soon apex, hope the break helps
2021-02-09 16:58
That means Shox is going to be igl again? XDDD
2021-02-09 16:58
damn, Vitality is ruthless benching apex after just one bad game
2021-02-09 17:01
1 reply
can you read? he's not benched
2021-02-09 17:09
Everyone knew when Shox joined Vitality that he'd overtake the IGL role at some point.
2021-02-09 17:08
1 reply
Is it his fault? Shox literally gave up on leadership since the beginning of 2018. Stated that in interviews, publicly and Malek also mutiple times said that he forced shox to igl in G2 and that it was his decision because no one else was fit for the job. Shox brought back fucking ex6 out of retirement in order to lead, then they tried to give Amanek the lead who refused to lead in the Major and its shox's fault? Idiot. Now apex who has been hinting at burnout months leading up to this taking a break is also shoxs fault? Shox haters are the biggest idiots on hltv. Shox tried to igl in 2015-2017 with mixed results. In g2 with Scream he fucking brought out of retirement rpk, bodyy and SMITHZZ to a top 2 hltv spot under his leadership! It was great, then he failed to bring the best out of the superteam which fell apart LITERALLY BECAUSE SHOX DIDNT WANT TO LEAD ANYMORE AND WANTED TO BRING IN EX6, WHILE NBK WANTED TO LEAD INSTEAD. i repeat again, shox haters are the biggest idiots on hltv
2021-02-09 17:51
#318
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Russia mshkoda
This man needs to cure his nervs
2021-02-09 17:13
hahah why didn't i see this earlier now nivera top 1 go fast men 😎
2021-02-09 17:13
poor shox capitan again
2021-02-09 17:19
Would have perhaps waited another week personally just so it didn't seem like a rage quit directly off the back up the complexity drubbing!
2021-02-09 17:20
SHOX IGL INCOMING!!!!!
2021-02-09 17:23
The complexity lose probably was the one thing too much but I think if they took such a decision surely there are other matters at hand. I hope Apex gets well fast and resolves his health issues
2021-02-09 17:25
#329
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France laglory
fak
2021-02-09 17:25
Complexity made apex legend step down. Damn.
2021-02-09 17:26
1 reply
+111 we lost a real one
2021-02-09 17:53
This is weird, apEX never took breaks willingly^^ it's probably the first time in his career. Vitality wasn't looking well and he seemed really on edge.
2021-02-09 17:27
#335
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Poland sosiad
omg noooooooo, one of my favourite players
2021-02-09 17:27
shox igl strikes again :D No jk, hope he get's well soon.
2021-02-09 17:28
will miss apEX oozing emotion. passion can be a great thing, but sometimes he looks toxic with how much he cries/rages after dying. Witnessed a few desk slams recently, hopefully he can sort his life out and return a bit more chill
2021-02-09 17:42
#355
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Portugal joaosenra
Shox IGL IS BACK GG vitality DISBAND IS SOON, plz vitality fix this just kick apex he is so bad and dumb, and get a good igl that can use ZywOo and win some tournaments
2021-02-09 17:42
#361
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
That's a big hit for Vitality, he is a really important member of the team, I hope it will not take long until he comebacks, GL apEX, GL Vitality.
2021-02-09 17:48
#362
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Sweden frizzahh
Get well soon apex
2021-02-09 17:48
Is nivera screams cousin or something lol?same surnames from same country .hmmmmm
2021-02-09 17:50
7 replies
#394
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Hungary raffai
Scream is his brother.
2021-02-09 18:19
6 replies
Honestly they dont look a like xd
2021-02-09 18:43
5 replies
You are blind then
2021-02-09 19:01
4 replies
I guess hltv isnt hltv without getting insulted by 13 year olds .sigh polish seems do deserve all words they get insulted as they are one of most rudest people on planet.
2021-02-09 22:01
3 replies
I guess hltv isnt hltv without getting insecured due to not even offensive statement 13 years old kids. Sigh you (not "latvian" or any xenophobic shit) seems to not understand basic emotions of others and living in a bubble word where stereotypics are the facts and assumption is a concept. If you think that not seeing similar facial features beetwen two people from the same family as an insult you might go outside to people and try to learn normal relationships.nt kid
2021-02-09 22:14
2 replies
Everyone is different and we see things different too, just because someone does not agree with you or see it how you see something ,then there is no need to insult ,reread your comment and say again if it isnt rude one .
2021-02-09 22:49
1 reply
I simply dont see that they look a like and thats all and seems u are living in bubble if you cant convo without using are you blind or some shit ...we are strangers and 2nd you cant add emotions to texts ,3rd it is hltv where everyone troll or try to piss you off, so i cant take it as joke or anything also see how it works, i was rude to you as you were rude to me and you did same thing what i did . Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth
2021-02-09 22:56
FKN FINALLY
2021-02-09 17:50
"Unjustified accusations" more like you all were caught bending the rules and cheating. Punishment should have been Harsher. Apex, if you are quitting because of your team's unethical past, EXPOSE THEM! Become the hero of the CS scene.
2021-02-09 17:52
#370
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Finland ballu609
apEX got poizoned
2021-02-09 17:53
rip baguette cs =((((
2021-02-09 17:53
hahahaha 2ywh0 benched the IGL bcz he wanted him to stop baiting for stats
2021-02-09 17:57
1 reply
nt sam2k
2021-02-09 18:07
Who will be an in-game leader? Who knows? Who was experienced IGL role?
2021-02-09 17:57
But the thing is that in a match between big and another team, big had stream in the background aswell and they haven't been fined or anything.
2021-02-09 17:59
#387
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Chile cristiaan
lol?
2021-02-09 18:13
#393
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Hungary raffai
Shox igl?
2021-02-09 18:19
5 replies
no one else can do it in this line-up..
2021-02-09 18:30
4 replies
Zywoo can be good leader
2021-02-10 02:32
3 replies
just like allu
2021-02-10 02:52
too young with already to much pressure for his 3rd year in pro level... i would rather say RpK with his lot of calm and he got the support role, if shox is going to be the igl, this would fuck all they did last year, like old G2
2021-02-10 03:48
1 reply
#498
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Hungary raffai
+1 Shoxie finally got back to a great individual level, Im afraid IGL role would fuck him up again
2021-02-10 04:13
Bro needs to calm down during this break. He was full tilt for a while now
2021-02-09 18:21
Its a karma! For everything what he doing and talking about other teams...
2021-02-09 18:24
lol?
2021-02-09 18:27
Bot in bot out.
2021-02-09 18:30
Shox back at it again. Godcomplex initiated #Nikosyndrom #SHOXTAKEOVER
2021-02-09 18:54
Like kids who rage quit lmao Apex not cool bro
2021-02-09 18:55
You could see his frustration after round lost or even when he died. I mean you can be emotional but literally on Overpass vs Col you could see he's hopeless, couldnt handle the emotion. Wish for him good though Btw. Shox might need it too since hes crying much more
2021-02-09 18:57
#421
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Russia lo0u
Not surprised. Apex isn't a good IGL and doesn't even have the right composure to be one. He always tilts whenever they lose a round, but never when they lose the round because of him. Just pay attention to that. You can't do that type of shit as a leader of the team. Now he put everybody else under the bus, because they're going to have to play without an IGL.
2021-02-09 19:02
1 reply
#441
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United States burNout_
Why do you think he isn’t a good IGL? He’s leading an S tier team and they aren’t looking bad tactically or anything so
2021-02-09 19:32
All the best to Dan! Hope he comes back stronger, both mentally and mechanically :)
2021-02-09 19:07
Come back stronger goat apEX
2021-02-09 19:11
Wityh the amount of emotions he goes through in a game, he must be exhausted. Hope he finds a good balance between commitment and health
2021-02-09 19:14
#431
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Argentina sebaxinho
"athlete" lol
2021-02-09 19:15
/ragequit Keyboard manufacturers all over the world are crying right now
2021-02-09 19:22
1 reply
mens))))) Tense might be noob but he has to take over as keyboard destroyer.
2021-02-10 00:28
bring back alex
2021-02-09 19:21
and there you go again shox as IGL taking over
2021-02-09 19:22
1 reply
ikr. everytime shox/niko join a team, they take over the IGL role sooner rather than later.. lol
2021-02-09 23:58
#440
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Belarus slpng
shox did it again
2021-02-09 19:30
#443
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Europe LordSF95
Xqtzz benched him ( conformed by blast ) for this tourney, reason: toxic 10000% he has no problems
2021-02-09 19:35
1 reply
#503
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France Loutcho_Q
100% of disinformation
2021-02-10 06:29
apex too much malding OMEGALUL
2021-02-09 20:08
who is the igl now?
2021-02-09 20:20
#451
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France cedd
hope he is okay, get better soon apex !
2021-02-09 20:44
I miss Vitality with Alex and NBK :(
2021-02-09 22:10
i will miss apex but hopefully he gets everythign sorted out in his life soon
2021-02-09 22:17
It's only a game, why you heff to be mad?
2021-02-09 22:27
sad
2021-02-09 23:35
shox to IGL again? Oh my my.. Why is it that everytime shox joins a team he ends up being the IGL? :D even tho he sucks at it *Sigh* shox is Niko 2.0. Inb4 nexa takes a break from competitive CS and NiKo becomes the IGL. LOL
2021-02-09 23:57
good news
2021-02-09 23:58
good news
2021-02-09 23:58
French loves axe their IGL. And the team will go down further.
2021-02-10 00:05
Get well soon I saw this coming after all the frustration against coL at BLAST
2021-02-10 01:06
To call socially inept kids sitting infront of a computer for ridiculously long hours athletes is way beyond everybody's imagination.
2021-02-10 02:33
1 reply
nobody calls you an athlete, its about the cs pros.
2021-02-10 12:00
#499
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Brazil wIDt
sooooooo... its Shox to IGL and Vitality will be sent in a downward spiral?
2021-02-10 04:31
gg, not saying apex was that good of an igl, but shox always failed when he was calling. Rip vitality
2021-02-10 04:40
2 replies
#502
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France Loutcho_Q
Did you read « apex kicked » ? He’s taking a pause
2021-02-10 06:28
1 reply
How long will be the pause tho? We dont know, might be long enough for them to go to the gutter
2021-02-10 14:40
Does he (the coach) really cry about the stream sniping even it is known since 4-5 month that there is no tolerance?? Prove that Valve does everything right to ban Coaches online
2021-02-10 09:14
6 replies
He is not "crying" about the sanction but about the shitstorm they suffered
2021-02-12 15:03
5 replies
But Shitstorm is a normal response to what they did. It is basically a threat for immediate disqualification and the csgo community should say "it is okay all fine"??
2021-02-12 15:15
4 replies
The thing is that : they did nothing
2021-02-16 18:31
3 replies
they did sth that was forbidden. No matter what they did with it.
2021-02-16 18:52
2 replies
I'm talking about the players not the org. Vitality did a mistake by letting the stream running for other vitality esport players. But the csgo players who had nothing to do with that didn't deserve that shitstorm
2021-02-16 18:56
1 reply
you can see it this way but you can also say the players and coach are responsible that they respect the rules and tell it their stuff as well.
2021-02-16 18:57
This means no more zywho top1
2021-02-10 10:51
3 replies
It's funny to see all the s1mple fans talking about zywoo on every topic even when it's not about him. He lives rent free in so many russians and ukrainians head, that's a big achievement at such a young age
2021-02-12 15:05
2 replies
Keep crying for superior russians hltv is corrupt, gods1mple deserved #1 from 2018-2021
2021-02-12 15:06
1 reply
You're the one crying
2021-02-16 18:32
#511
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Denmark Kon10R
Wow, Apex ... You've done great! Astralis have been called "The Kings of Counter Strike", but we will all await the return of yet another true King!
2021-02-10 11:09
#513
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Estonia Jazzyboy
"athlete" lmao
2021-02-10 11:24
hockey players can play 1000+ consecutive games over many years but these esport guys get burnt out after 1 failed tournament :'D
2021-02-10 13:07
1 reply
NHL <333333 but from your flag, I see you are for sure a KHL follower :)
2021-02-10 13:51
see you soon rapex
2021-02-10 14:25
yeah... better luck at Tetris.
2021-02-10 15:28
You can read this like "apex was benched"
2021-02-10 15:48
#525
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France Conterob
"athlete's career" Athwhat? He's a fking nerd who sits at pc all day, he aint no athlete
2021-02-10 18:30
Much needed
2021-02-10 20:35
#536
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Asia Blurblur
Not very pog
2021-02-11 07:32
#537
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Turkey RENNNDER
+maj3r plsss
2021-02-11 07:41
#538
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Sweden suriel666
"the early season announcements and unjustified accusations have been difficult to take" LUL stream-sniping cheaters get rekt .. poor apEx got burned out after being ultra choleric and throwing middlefingers into cameras for your opponents? instant Karma
2021-02-11 15:39
thank god, finally, he is dipshit anyway
2021-02-12 15:00
Wait... He was competing? LMAO
2021-02-17 18:00
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