Apeks add kuben as head coach

The Polish legend joins Apeks ahead of the IEM Road to Rio RMR qualifiers.

Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski, a member of the legendary Golden Five lineup and coach of the Polish Virtus.pro squad, will take the reigns of Apeks as head coach.

The news comes as Apeks revamp their lineup after a disappointing season, with Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen and Hugo "⁠chawzyyy⁠" Günther moved to the bench in June.

kuben had successful stints as a coach for both VP and MAD Lions

kuben most recently coached the ex-MAD Lions roster that experienced reasonable success in the back-end of 2021, achieving top-four finishes at BLAST Premier Fall Showdown and DreamHack Open November while taking the scalps of teams like G2 and MOUZ in the process.

The Pole will take over the position of head coach from incumbent Pål "⁠Polly⁠" Kammen, who will remain on board as part of the coaching staff.

"My main objective is to establish and retain strong team culture and fundamentals which can last long term and help the team reach its goals faster," kuben said of the move. "Obviously, qualifying for a Major is a long-term goal which every team dreams of, but I do believe that with such a mix of skillful and experienced players, as well as helpful management, we are going to achieve it faster than everyone expects."

Apeks experienced a strong start to life with the roster they built in early 2022, finishing in second place at Pinnacle Winter Series 1 and out-placing the likes of Heroic and FURIA to hit a peak rank of No. 28 in the world. Progress then faltered, with the team slipping as low as No. 57 before AcilioN and chawzyyy were moved to the bench.

Apeks is currently:

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

Poland Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski (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:
894
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Sweden Hugo 'chawzyyy' Günther
Hugo 'chawzyyy' Günther
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
405
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
Norway Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Pål 'Polly' Kammen
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
460
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1765
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1569
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
+cromen +iM
2022-08-05 15:46
6 replies
#2
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Korea Piano
washed
2022-08-05 15:45
thats some good ol norvegian copium right here m8, cromen hasn't been relevant in tier 2 tier 1 for ages xd
2022-08-05 15:59
2 replies
cuz cromen doesnt play anymore
2022-08-05 17:24
cromen is on of the most underrated/unlucky players in the scene - cause when he showed up in tier1 he delivered good performance. And I also I agree with you, hope he gets back to his old form.
2022-08-05 18:31
IM & isak resigned with GL
2022-08-05 16:10
#27
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Other rssyo
the last time I saw cromen on hltv was like 2 years ago lmao
2022-08-05 16:14
Apeks need DeadFox
2022-08-05 15:47
3 replies
who
2022-08-05 17:30
2 replies
who, who... DeadFox!
2022-08-05 18:01
1 reply
washed player lol
2022-08-05 18:05
#4
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Australia poppyxox
+aleksib
2022-08-05 15:47
7 replies
#6
 | 
Poland ptrr1837
0/8
2022-08-05 15:50
#14
 | 
Palestine llihxelF
+1111111111
2022-08-05 15:54
Please no. Would like to see the full potential of this team without overrated igl
2022-08-05 15:57
2 replies
#30
 | 
Finland QKFin
Who would you choose to lead this team to fulfill their full potential (top 20)?
2022-08-05 16:22
lol
2022-08-05 16:34
+10
2022-08-05 18:56
lmao
2022-08-06 06:09
+michu basically confirmed
2022-08-05 15:49
3 replies
Please no, then apeks disbands
2022-08-05 16:55
#54
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Poland kramer1
MICHU XD this guy became from huge talent to biggest meme :D If kuben brings someone from Poland it should be definitely Snax
2022-08-05 17:41
MiCHU XD
2022-08-05 17:42
+Michu and we good to go
2022-08-05 15:50
#8
 | 
Poland Roxin
+michu +azr
2022-08-05 15:51
Thank god zyphon denied this team
2022-08-05 15:52
#10
 | 
Latvia kArnyje
Now +snax and +papabiceps :D
2022-08-05 15:52
3 replies
ez disband Pasha is not doing well....on lower level so why bring him for people to call him washed. 2017 Days are gone
2022-08-06 09:36
2 replies
#94
 | 
Latvia kArnyje
I was just kidding but what do you mean he is not doing well???
2022-08-08 00:52
1 reply
I mean his performances are not great on lower level.....he's only good for coach and prob he has no motivation to even come back so...bye Pasha
2022-08-08 01:01
+jL + ???
2022-08-05 15:53
#12
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
nice
2022-08-05 15:53
#13
 | 
Brazil flytw4tp
LUL he looks like a grandpa
2022-08-05 15:54
1 reply
Are you 10 or not yet?
2022-08-06 11:20
+ AZR + Snax EZ
2022-08-05 15:55
#18
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2
Azr and some cracked aimer when ?
2022-08-05 15:59
#19
 | 
Sweden pevzz
+michu and plopski
2022-08-05 15:59
#20
 | 
Serbia Ljannister
But bench chawzy, he is not bad
2022-08-05 16:00
nice gl
2022-08-05 16:00
#22
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Yooo sick
2022-08-05 16:00
#23
 | 
Brazil Myballs
next 10-man roster right kuben? here we go again
2022-08-05 16:05
1 reply
Nah mad lions was selling clownfiesta from beggining they got com to get as much value out of players as possible i would say +Snax, +igl
2022-08-05 16:15
goat coach gl
2022-08-05 16:13
gl
2022-08-05 16:23
#32
 | 
United States dexzzz
NICEEEEEEE
2022-08-05 16:26
Goat kuben
2022-08-05 16:27
#34
 | 
France d0py
did he just join a dead team already, or they will rebuild?
2022-08-05 16:33
4 replies
They're planning to rebuild, they have nawwk as their AWPer, jkaem as a rifler, and STYKO as support - not sure who the last 2 players are Apeks is gonna announce those soon.
2022-08-05 16:40
3 replies
#39
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France d0py
i heard that aleksib is free. would fit perfectly a tier2 team just like in OG
2022-08-05 16:42
1 reply
Possibly, I heard rumors that AZR was joining but I wouldn't mind Aleksi being added. I think Apeks need a IGL obviously, but a star rifler as well. This team has a good foundation but nobody that really pushes it over the edge when it comes to firepower.
2022-08-05 16:44
#46
 | 
Lithuania Rulez15
+jL
2022-08-05 17:20
#36
NEO | 
Poland camarpl
Jose Kubinho
2022-08-05 16:35
Apeks looking to become a tier 1 team?
2022-08-05 16:39
1 reply
Apeks is maybe the biggest organisation of tier2-3 team currently (not counting Na teams). So they really might have the ambition and the means to get to tier1. Now just +godfromsky and some great fifth
2022-08-05 19:00
kuben[t] 1.6 times menss((
2022-08-05 16:45
1 reply
#49
 | 
France Diodele
Team Pentagram <3 Golden Five <3 Frag eXecutors <3 AGAiN <3 ESC Gaming <3
2022-08-05 17:24
Not bad i guess. But they need 2 really good players now. AZR could be one of them as the new IGL. I mean, hes still looking for a team, i bet he would accept to join since Jkaem is there.
2022-08-05 16:51
nice
2022-08-05 16:56
#47
 | 
Poland mimsonqq
+jl +michu
2022-08-05 17:23
#50
 | 
France Diodele
+raalz +michu
2022-08-05 17:25
3 replies
#56
 | 
Poland kramer1
stop with this michu shit
2022-08-05 17:45
2 replies
#59
 | 
France Diodele
ok +raalz +jL
2022-08-05 17:59
1 reply
+jL +aleksib, ALEX or AZR
2022-08-06 12:51
+Hades
2022-08-05 17:26
1 reply
they have nawwk nawwk>hades
2022-08-05 17:54
Ohh shit, i love it!
2022-08-05 17:36
Gr8 news for apeks mens
2022-08-05 17:56
+snax +aleksib top 15 in 6 months
2022-08-05 18:16
#64
 | 
United States kalimbo
He’s now going to bring somebody from ex-mad lions… may be Redstar
2022-08-05 18:33
Legend
2022-08-05 18:36
#66
 | 
Bermuda Nalax
please get some decent benched t2 players, not washed t4 polish players
2022-08-05 18:38
#67
mhL | 
Poland Yomenik
let's go
2022-08-05 18:44
Perfect spot for godfromsky to igl
2022-08-05 19:01
1 reply
#75
 | 
Sweden txshirx
botfromsky**
2022-08-05 20:05
#71
 | 
United States Illusi0n1g
Legend
2022-08-05 19:04
Kuben goat
2022-08-05 19:05
#73
 | 
United States leeneptune
Apeks snax now
2022-08-05 19:16
Now add michu, and disband.
2022-08-05 20:02
- nawk + pasha - styko + NEO - jkaem + byali then he brings TaZ and snax, looks good
2022-08-05 20:49
1 reply
Yeah would be awesome
2022-08-06 00:44
Apeks top 20 soon
2022-08-05 21:05
so glad for kuben, give him player that he can work with
2022-08-05 21:32
#79
 | 
Lithuania Eiminuz
jL inc
2022-08-05 22:09
who
2022-08-06 00:47
#83
JK | 
Asia flipflop
tbh kuben is not good for the current cs meta
2022-08-06 06:33
3 replies
#86
 | 
Poland mimsonqq
u mean current meta is something more than just hi5
2022-08-06 11:21
He did well as a coach in the dumpster fire that was ML. Got random fpl squad in top 30 twice
2022-08-06 12:52
1 reply
true
2022-08-06 18:26
kuben is back
2022-08-06 12:04
azr snax/michu
2022-08-06 13:56
#91
 | 
Taiwan Lolis_milk
Sick move actually
2022-08-06 16:23
good experienced fella
2022-08-07 13:45
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