Apeks bench AcilioN and chawzyyy
Less than six months after putting together the new team, Apeks are making two changes.
Asger "AcilioN" Larsen and Hugo "chawzyyy" Günther will be benched from Apeks heading into the summer off-season, the Norwegian organization has announced, stating that after a thorough evaluation the team agreed that changes were needed.
The move was a result of the team having the "wrong composition of players" and insufficient results, according to Apeks' Head of Esports, Anders Kjær:
"It is a pity that we ended up here, but together with the players we have decided that changes are necessary," the chief said. "We simply ended up having the wrong composition of players. The results have not been on par with what we expect. We have learned much from the last six months and feel confident that this is the best way forward for everyone.
The new team was put together at the beginning of the year around AcilioN, who remained as the only player from the previous roster, with the organization setting the goal to become a stable top 20 team with the signings of Tim "nawwk" Jonasson, Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, Martin "STYKO" Styk, and chawzyyy.
As of the time of the benching of the two players, Apeks sit in 44th place of the HLTV.org ranking, falling far short of their goal in a little under six months of their existence.
The team briefly resided around the top 30 following a runner-up finish at the Pinnacle Winter Series 1 and a win at the Tipsport Bratislava Cup, but they were unable to take the next step, failing to qualify for the PGL Major RMR, BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, and IEM Dallas.
The benchings leave Apeks with:
Pål "Polly" Kammen (coach)