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.

AcilioN and chawzyyy are on the way out of Apeks

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:

Sweden Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson
Norway Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad
Slovakia Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk

Norway Pål "⁠Polly⁠" Kammen (coach)

Denmark Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen (benched)
Sweden Hugo "⁠chawzyyy⁠" Günther (benched)

Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
879
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1750
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1554
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1304
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Hugo 'chawzyyy' Günther
Hugo 'chawzyyy' Günther
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
390
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
Norway Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Age:
31
Team:
+Acor
2022-06-23 14:15
18 replies
Oh God please no
2022-06-23 16:09
3 replies
+1 acoR is legitimately awful
2022-06-23 16:31
2 replies
acor no holycow
2022-06-24 00:01
1 reply
#183
lulz | 
Denmark Daweh
Apex left Vitality for this?
2022-06-24 11:24
why? they have nawwk..
2022-06-23 16:11
1 reply
Oh, you mean two awpers is bad right?
2022-06-23 19:18
They were dumb enough to sign two awpers to begin with and waste chawzys talent
2022-06-23 16:37
3 replies
Well this answers the whole "is double awping worth it" debate lol
2022-06-23 16:48
2 replies
chawzy was a hybrid in galaxy racer/savage, when he joined apeks they forced him into a rifler role and most likely couldn't utilize him properly. Styko has more awp kills than chawzy, so chwazy wasn't even a "secondary awper" and styko most likely picked it only on specific maps.
2022-06-23 17:34
1 reply
He was a rifler when joel was in the team
2022-06-24 14:42
#142
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Yugoslavia Acceb
+jks +joel
2022-06-23 17:08
5 replies
Yes, pay gambling addict 20k a month
2022-06-23 17:16
4 replies
but what about joel on LAN?
2022-06-23 21:05
3 replies
what about joel on lan?
2022-06-23 21:07
2 replies
I arent think that
2022-06-23 21:56
1 reply
oh ok i was don't know the details
2022-06-23 22:01
#144
REZ | 
Belgium w4lt3r
acor is a good rifler but not better than others
2022-06-23 17:14
+degster
2022-06-23 17:28
Good
2022-06-23 14:15
ofc
2022-06-23 14:15
#4
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Other pontiff
Nice.
2022-06-23 14:15
#6
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Poland Roxin
+Michu
2022-06-23 14:15
1 reply
#71
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Romania Ghostpawn
if michu will go, apeks will disband
2022-06-23 15:18
#7
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Iraq godofsilent
sade
2022-06-23 14:15
#8
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India Jester_Bard
+AZR +jks
2022-06-23 14:16
17 replies
+1, it will be insane
2022-06-23 14:21
Man that would be such an insane move
2022-06-23 14:22
13 replies
Nah, the rumours out of oce are that renegades are making a team with azr and jks
2022-06-23 14:27
12 replies
Would also be nice tbh
2022-06-23 14:28
#64
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Australia crewy
Rumours where? I’ve literally not seen a thing
2022-06-23 15:01
#68
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Poland csRIOTgo
whos the other 3?
2022-06-23 15:10
jks is in australia after all, i was literally playing on a KZG retake server with him the other day
2022-06-23 15:13
where have you heard this?
2022-06-23 15:25
1 reply
it's been going around the pipelines for a while now
2022-06-24 09:31
and who else
2022-06-23 15:26
#117
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Italy DaDoar
please tell me its AZR JKS Liazz/SaVage AliStair INS if it happens this could bring OCE back to relevance please make it happen
2022-06-23 16:18
1 reply
Won't be any of the old squad, they just benched the lot of them and those guys are now Order. If they were going to keep any of them they would have done that to start with.
2022-06-23 17:53
#168
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New Zealand Iuca5
this is a fucking lie lmao
2022-06-23 20:21
2 replies
jks is literally back in aus + play any high elo game on faceit and just ask. Sorry you dont touch grass and its hard to talk to people
2022-06-24 01:56
1 reply
#182
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New Zealand Iuca5
yes ive been playing retakes with him a lot lately, just because hes back in AU (which we've known hes been back for at least 2 months) but that doesnt mean hes joining renegades with AZR, explain to me what other AU talent they would pick up? They dropped the best awp and rifle in AU at the moment they would of kept them if they were doing a project with AZR and jks
2022-06-24 11:17
#49
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Spain Crusher_CS
i like it
2022-06-23 14:37
#90
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Norway TheDEA
Apeks, please make it happen
2022-06-23 15:40
finally lol way too late.. they really should try to get azr and jks and it would be more than just a solid team... i dont get why acillion gets hired again and again
2022-06-23 14:16
+Zyphon +Acor
2022-06-23 14:16
Azr/hooxi and jks, snax?
2022-06-23 14:16
5 replies
or hooxi and zyphon
2022-06-23 14:17
4 replies
#16
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
POGGERS
2022-06-23 14:17
#97
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Sweden axelious
That would be great! Just hope Chawzyyy gets picked up, he's a great player just didn't get to show it!
2022-06-23 15:49
2 replies
+1 and whoever picks him up better puts him back on the AWP
2022-06-23 15:52
1 reply
#102
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Sweden axelious
Nah, but give him entry/star rifle roels instead of supportish roles Would love to see: Joel Chawzyyy Ztr Plopski (if get benched when Device returns) Heap/LNZ
2022-06-23 15:58
#14
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United States cybonics
+jks +AZR or +Zyphon +Hooxi
2022-06-23 14:17
2 replies
this, I was instantly thinking about hooxi and zyphon
2022-06-23 14:49
+jks +snax
2022-06-23 15:33
#19
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Singapore 2200DPI
sad
2022-06-23 14:19
#20
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Denmark Zetix02
WHY?
2022-06-23 14:19
#21
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Finland Teukkasd
deserved for acilion
2022-06-23 14:21
3 replies
why?
2022-06-23 17:10
2 replies
Rapist and shit cs player
2022-06-23 17:41
1 reply
well the presumption is innocent untill proved guilty. imagine if something like that happened with you.
2022-06-23 17:47
Huge actually. They have so many options rn
2022-06-23 14:21
#28
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France Guilsz_
Hooxi Zyphon AZR jks b0rup are the options imo
2022-06-23 14:23
-plop +chawzy
2022-06-23 14:24
+Michu as entry +Snax as a lurk This team would be nice Or +rallen as lurk if snax somwhere else would end up
2022-06-23 14:25
1 reply
Tell me your polish without telling me your polish
2022-06-23 17:42
HAHAHAHA ACILION FINALLY
2022-06-23 14:27
#38
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Kosovo rillone97
+Xooxi +zyphon
2022-06-23 14:28
1 reply
actually a very good option
2022-06-23 14:33
#39
JK | 
Asia flipflop
tbh nawwk is bad too
2022-06-23 14:31
1 reply
Not really, he destroyed me in Faceit 16-2 and had 11 k/d. He is insanely good.
2022-06-23 14:34
WELCOME SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX
2022-06-23 14:32
F0rest + Hallzerk incoming
2022-06-23 14:33
1 reply
i dont think they will sign another awper + they need igl
2022-06-23 14:39
+f0rest +lekr0
2022-06-23 14:33
1 reply
+1
2022-06-23 19:28
good move I hope Chawwzy finds a good spot somewhere as an awp as thats clearly what hes most comfotorble on
2022-06-23 14:34
You will be bench when your coach have more kills than you in a game. 🤣 That was terrible especially Aciion he is too bad he always the first death of a team amd Chawzyy aint winning on clutch.
2022-06-23 14:34
+MSL
2022-06-23 14:36
#48
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Portugal n0xiv4
Normal. You had like 3 tier 2 players and then 2 tier 4 players. Nice move
2022-06-23 14:36
refrezh / zyphon + hooXi
2022-06-23 14:38
+degster, +jks
2022-06-23 14:38
hopefully its right thing
2022-06-23 14:39
BRING IN ZYPHON OR HALLZERK AND HOOXI AND U GOT A SICK TEAM
2022-06-23 14:43
finally
2022-06-23 14:47
#58
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Other Quagmire_
+Hooxi prolly and a solid fifth maybe Zyphon if he doesn't get better offers or refrezh
2022-06-23 14:49
#61
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China Zhusha
zyphon hooxi obviously. This team looks like an actual top 15-20 team now, very solid players
2022-06-23 14:50
+hooxi +zyphon ez clap
2022-06-23 14:51
#66
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
can we get MSL on a team plz
2022-06-23 15:04
2 replies
#93
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England MikeLCHV
Why do you want apeks to disband?
2022-06-23 15:41
1 reply
#181
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
UNDERATED I TELL YOU
2022-06-24 10:02
#67
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Indonesia LosD
+hooxi +zyphon or fessor
2022-06-23 15:06
+hooxi +zyphon if they want to achieve something
2022-06-23 15:17
1 reply
#83
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Norway Snaids
+1
2022-06-23 15:30
#72
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Sweden skick4d
+acor +refrezh or olofmeister just because
2022-06-23 15:17
1 reply
#74
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Sweden skick4d
or jks
2022-06-23 15:22
+jks +yekinder
2022-06-23 15:23
1 reply
they cant afford yekindar and yekindar likely wants a team that plays EPL, BLAST etc. YEKINDAR is not the guy to play ESEA Advanced xD
2022-06-23 15:35
wise choice +joel gonna be big boost
2022-06-23 15:26
I feel like they're gonna pick up ALEX which would be an awesome move
2022-06-23 15:30
#82
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Norway Snaids
Hooxi + zyphon plssss
2022-06-23 15:30
acilion again? No way, this dude can't catch a break.... But who will they bring in? Refrezh maybe? Hooxi i doubt it, he's got very weak personal stats. Valde?
2022-06-23 15:37
+siuhy +michu ez top 15 then disband
2022-06-23 15:35
+krystal +zehn
2022-06-23 15:40
I can see jks going there at least. Him and Jkaem were such a cool duo that e never really got to see reach its potential. Maybe azr joins too?
2022-06-23 15:41
+valde +aizy top 20 ez
2022-06-23 15:44
3 replies
Who IGLs
2022-06-23 16:31
2 replies
valde or jkaem
2022-06-23 16:47
1 reply
Being old doesn't mean you'll be a decent IGL
2022-06-23 16:49
+AZR +jks pleaaaase
2022-06-23 15:44
+joel +h4rn solid team tbh
2022-06-23 15:52
#107
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Finland AliSabid
RIP
2022-06-23 16:03
#109
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Ukraine felzcsgo
+f0rest +hallzerk
2022-06-23 16:04
#111
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Croatia KraljBrk
+DADDY DRaken
2022-06-23 16:07
3 replies
He deserves it tbh
2022-06-23 16:08
2 replies
#134
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Croatia KraljBrk
He didnt deserve to be left to die in savage when plessen and twist left
2022-06-23 16:48
1 reply
Hes actually really good, i'm really surprised. Hopefully he gets a actual team soon
2022-06-23 16:50
+F0rest +dennis
2022-06-23 16:07
1 reply
Or HooXi =)
2022-06-23 16:31
#116
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Ireland reyno0o
This thread really shows how many good players are on the market.
2022-06-23 16:14
#126
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Portugal DerpCS
+Hooxi + Zyphon
2022-06-23 16:33
Hooxi and Zyphon
2022-06-23 16:33
#129
jks | 
Australia sh4ww
they wouldnt be able to get jks so maybe +azr +zyphon?
2022-06-23 16:38
HooXi and Snax :)
2022-06-23 16:45
+HooXi +Zyphon pleaseeee
2022-06-23 16:56
1 reply
This is definitely the right move
2022-06-23 17:42
#freeSTYKO
2022-06-23 17:17
#154
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United States BombTaco
i mean, hooki or lekro and refrezh or forest or zyphon
2022-06-23 17:49
1 reply
Forest and jkaem together would be pretty sick.
2022-06-23 17:53
Wow, that was quick. Gl though! Maybe chawzyy to eyeballers?
2022-06-23 17:53
Hmm a bit weird, but the trio they have is stronk.
2022-06-23 18:29
Hooxi and jks to save the day Jkaem and Jks duo reunited gonna kick some ass
2022-06-23 18:35
When will teams stop picking up AcilioN? He has constantly proven his leadership is inadequate.
2022-06-23 18:36
+hooxi and zyphon, ez Ws
2022-06-23 18:44
BLUEjAYS disbanded them kekw
2022-06-23 18:45
Hallzerk f0rest
2022-06-23 19:43
Maybe it will be f0rest to get picked up.
2022-06-23 20:15
#173
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Poland SebL
Something didn't click for sure, I guess a new IGL is a good idea, also chawzyyy didn't really seem to perform so good news aswell I guess, GL finding replacements.
2022-06-23 22:42
#174
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Norway fuxzer
longshot but +rain and +refrezh
2022-06-23 22:43
1 reply
#175
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Denmark Alphamon
why on earth would rain leave faze for this lmao
2022-06-23 23:37
+jks and +AZR id presume
2022-06-24 00:02
1 reply
+1
2022-06-24 15:26
+ALEX +JKS
2022-06-24 00:47
AZR, jks, or maybe hooxi, zyphon seems like a good idea. Feel like they are really close to cracking top20. Almost like Ence
2022-06-25 04:53
#187
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United States etabslab
+ hooxi + zyphon ?
2022-06-25 06:35
#188
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Australia NgeL
Now Acilion can go back to his career in rapping
2022-06-28 04:34
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