Apeks sign jL

The 22-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Norwegian organization.

Justinas "⁠jL⁠" Lekavicius has inked a yearlong deal with Apeks, becoming the first addition to be announced by the Norwegian organization after the changes in the squad from last June which resulted in Hugo "⁠chawzyyy⁠" Günther and Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen being benched.

The player previously worked with Apeks' newly appointed coach Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski during his time in MAD Lions before the organization's decision to shut down their CS:GO branch in April.

jL is now a part of Apeks

jL accumulated a 1.10 rating during his time playing under the Spanish organization, utilizing the rifle as well as the Big Green and registering 18.3% of his frags with the AWP. The Lithuanian was part of a few victories at online events with MAD Lions, namely GameGune 23 and Esport Tour Pro Summer 2021. He also helped the squad reach IEM Fall 2021 before finishing DreamHack Open November in third place.

Following his departure from MAD Lions, he competed alongside Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk and Thomas "⁠TMB⁠" Bundsbæk as ex-MAD Lions until last July.

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"I chose to sign with Apeks because I really like the lineup and I see a lot of potential in us. This is by far the best-looking team I’ve had the chance to play with," read jL's words on Apeks' announcement. "I will bring a fully dedicated mindset to achieve whatever we put our minds to," it continued.

"He is young and hungry, and that’s always good in a team with high ambitions. It’s also a safe player for us to sign since our head coach knew him well from before, so he knows how he can deliver and bring us to new heights," added Anders Kjær, Apeks' Head of Esports.

The Norwegian organization stated in jL's announcement that the final player for their roster will be announced soon.

Apeks are now:

Sweden Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson
Slovakia Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk
Norway Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad
Lithuania Justinas "⁠jL⁠" Lekavicius

Poland Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski (coach)

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

Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
294
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
894
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Lithuania Justinas 'jL' Lekavicius
Justinas 'jL' Lekavicius
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
351
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1765
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1569
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Hugo 'chawzyyy' Günther
Hugo 'chawzyyy' Günther
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
405
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Poland KNUC1K
nice
2022-08-07 19:54
5 replies
top 30
2022-08-07 20:12
2 replies
#57
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Poland moistu
yes better buy s1mple or blameF
2022-08-07 20:39
Maybe top20
2022-08-08 02:44
#56
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Estonia teremartin
who? 🥱
2022-08-07 20:39
1 reply
#97
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France ignorefAN
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣lmfao my ass off
2022-08-08 00:39
#2
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United States post_poster
Top20 for sure
2022-08-07 19:54
1 reply
POGGGG
2022-08-07 22:53
#3
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Finland Cucumber))
really underrated player excited to see who they get as igl
2022-08-07 19:54
6 replies
#47
jemi | 
Finland FISHEY
ALEX / TMB / Birdfromsky / AZR coming
2022-08-07 20:28
4 replies
#54
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Poland moistu
i think AZR
2022-08-07 20:37
Azr would be sick
2022-08-07 20:46
+1 for azr, even if alex or birdfromsky would be safer moves in terms of recent form & results. TMB would be interesting but I feel as if he would have come along with jl directly as a duo if he were being asked to do it (+he was only IGLing out of necessity)
2022-08-07 22:31
TMB and birdfromsky are going to falmes. alex or azr
2022-08-07 22:54
+1
2022-08-07 22:54
#4
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Luxembourg Aybars1
seems good
2022-08-07 19:54
#5
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Australia Australis
michu 5th?
2022-08-07 19:55
2 replies
Hopefully not, a dedicated IGL is needed
2022-08-07 19:55
#55
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Poland moistu
AZR
2022-08-07 20:38
Good signing I like
2022-08-07 19:55
Amazing decision
2022-08-07 19:55
jL > jr
2022-08-07 19:55
Lithuanian scene booming
2022-08-07 19:55
2 replies
Not really..
2022-08-07 20:54
1 reply
xd
2022-08-07 21:14
#11
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Estonia Hazardouz
solid sign, they should go for BOROS now
2022-08-07 19:56
13 replies
#14
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Portugal OwnedBro
And no igl? Also jkaem is entry
2022-08-07 19:57
2 replies
#29
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Russia Robitussin
STYKO could IGL, he has the experience of doing it.
2022-08-07 20:07
1 reply
#72
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Portugal OwnedBro
I didnt know that
2022-08-07 21:02
they might need IGL
2022-08-07 19:58
9 replies
#26
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Estonia Hazardouz
make someone igl? jkaem perhaps
2022-08-07 20:06
8 replies
Not worth it tbh. Better find a good igl like tmb
2022-08-07 20:31
2 replies
#53
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Estonia Hazardouz
yeah that would be reasonable, im kind of biased, just sad to see BOROS sitting on bench wasting his talent.
2022-08-07 20:34
1 reply
I understand you completely! He is way too good, was hoping he would sign with fnatic…
2022-08-07 20:42
''Make IGL'' ... Yikes
2022-08-07 20:39
4 replies
#63
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Estonia Hazardouz
why not? done before worked before
2022-08-07 20:42
2 replies
Like Niko worked ???
2022-08-07 20:46
1 reply
#67
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Estonia Hazardouz
woxic? chrisj?
2022-08-07 20:48
#96
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Finland Cucumber))
I mean STYKO could be amazing IGL but he just doesn't want to do it yet
2022-08-07 23:02
ALEX next and lets go
2022-08-07 19:57
1 reply
Yeah if they want to disband
2022-08-07 20:31
now sign olofmeister
2022-08-07 19:57
GOATAS
2022-08-07 19:59
best signing for sure
2022-08-07 19:59
Actually really exciting signing
2022-08-07 20:02
jL and kuben go together
2022-08-07 20:02
wow, unexpected.
2022-08-07 20:02
#21
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United States kalimbo
TMB
2022-08-07 20:03
2 replies
#31
Happy | 
Poland Vwash
probably
2022-08-07 20:08
1 reply
Hopefully, he is rumoured to join cphg flames unfortunately
2022-08-07 20:32
Maybe +Alex or Azr as igl?
2022-08-07 20:04
2 replies
Or +Golden/Friberg
2022-08-07 20:07
1 reply
Golden and friberg aint good enough for their ambitions.
2022-08-07 20:33
Aleksi, AZR, ALEX are three possible options.
2022-08-07 20:05
#24
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Lithuania Eiminuz
Pog
2022-08-07 20:05
i thought he is going to gamerlegion
2022-08-07 20:06
Let's go jL
2022-08-07 20:06
#30
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France Diodele
interesting gl
2022-08-07 20:08
who? oh well .. gl
2022-08-07 20:09
Hes pretty good I guess
2022-08-07 20:10
good signing, i would say they need an young igl to balance things, if styko wont do it
2022-08-07 20:11
Need a decent igl, Aleksib will be good fit. kinda expected that jL will join. He can be 2nd awp too. styko and jkaem need to step up then make Apeks can find success. TMB would be good for team chemistry
2022-08-07 20:13
1 reply
Jkaem 1.13 rating in 113maps with apex... id say he shows up lmao
2022-08-08 03:58
#37
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Good pickup if they get a decent igl
2022-08-07 20:13
I dont understand the identity of the team.
2022-08-07 20:15
8 replies
They want to establish themselves in the top 20. That was the goal when going into 2022 at least. I guess they want to qualify for the major.
2022-08-07 20:40
3 replies
Any team wants that. I maybe assumed they wanted a Scandinavian team, but this lineup is all over.
2022-08-07 20:59
2 replies
I think it wasn’t too important for them. They have just as ence focused on a regional academy team and still have norways second best player in jkaem so I guess they feel that that’s enough to please the fans if they become great
2022-08-07 21:04
faze from Walmart
2022-08-09 12:43
Imagine then when you, most likely, see +AZR as the new IGL :P That makes the most sense imo since Jkaem is already there and AZR clearly doesnt have any T1 offers and he obv want to stay in EU with his Danish GF. Some dude mentioned AZR going back to AU and playing for some random AU team, but i doubt that tbh. Would be weird, especially now when a T2 team is looking for an IGL.
2022-08-07 21:34
3 replies
#121
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United Kingdom Enticles!
Going back to Australia and in to the APAC region of CSGO is career suicide for someone who has been a legitimate playoff contender at Tier 1 events in the past. T2 EU is probably his best bet if no T1 teams are making offers.
2022-08-09 16:41
2 replies
RIP. STYKO promoted to IGL. Source: Apeks twitter. Hmm. Well, lets see where AZR ends up.
2022-08-09 17:04
1 reply
#123
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United Kingdom Enticles!
big ooof
2022-08-09 18:42
RIP Apeks HEAP:(
2022-08-07 20:16
JL is pretty good
2022-08-07 20:18
#41
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France brunky
unexpected... who igl ?
2022-08-07 20:18
#42
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Sweden Cveta
Nice
2022-08-07 20:18
top 30
2022-08-07 20:19
Fr
2022-08-07 20:20
i think everyone know jl is a great player. I dont think anyone is unhappy with this
2022-08-07 20:20
1 reply
#85
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Kazakhstan Kazachstan
2022-08-07 21:46
#49
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Sweden skorpan
get Lekr0 as igl
2022-08-07 20:31
1 reply
#59
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Sweden axelious
Actually a good choice!
2022-08-07 20:39
#60
Bymas | 
Lithuania pmplt
go go jL!
2022-08-07 20:39
interesting signing, definetly not the worst tho
2022-08-07 20:41
El Pipa Benedetto?
2022-08-07 20:53
God
2022-08-07 20:53
He is good , gl
2022-08-07 21:02
+azr
2022-08-07 21:11
no one asked so i will. who?
2022-08-07 21:23
JL is good player. Deserved. Good luck
2022-08-07 21:26
+birdfromsky = 2 cheaters in 1 team ez top 15
2022-08-07 21:26
#80
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Finland AliSabid
sick pickup
2022-08-07 21:28
LFGGGG
2022-08-07 21:32
TOP 20 team coming up
2022-08-07 21:38
if he transfers another player from ex mad lions he's trying to make lidl version of it
2022-08-07 21:43
#86
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Ireland reyno0o
ALEX would be the best singing for them I think. Also would be good for him to prove himself again at a lower level
2022-08-07 21:46
2 replies
Rumors have been saying that he was approached by other teams but he is really greedy in terms of salary so orgs pulled out quickly... I doubt Apeks can match his greed. If it's true and he doesn't come off of his high horse, he won't be picked by any teams.
2022-08-08 01:49
1 reply
#109
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Ireland reyno0o
I've heard Apeks are a wealthy org so they could probably pay him more than another team of their level. So it wouldn't surprise me if he went to them.
2022-08-08 07:44
awful
2022-08-07 21:52
#88
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Europe monerap
nice move
2022-08-07 21:57
great move tbh
2022-08-07 22:01
#90
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Poland ptrr1837
great pickup, gl
2022-08-07 22:08
RIP Ex-Mad Lions. They were a decent team and much better than Apeks.
2022-08-07 22:40
snax as igl maybe
2022-08-08 01:12
#99
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Turkey BlackOwL
He can't play without cheater2k
2022-08-08 01:31
Solid addition, prolly better than chawzy. I'm guessing they are looking to sign either raalz or radarfromsky
2022-08-08 01:41
top60 confrimed
2022-08-08 01:59
#103
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Sweden hxm__
100% gonna get tmb as igl
2022-08-08 02:06
2 replies
#104
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Lithuania Rulez15
Rumours saying that tmb gonna be new cph flames player
2022-08-08 02:18
1 reply
#113
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Sweden hxm__
Hope so cus he’s trash
2022-08-08 10:41
If they add AZR on top of this squad I am pretty hopeful of what they can do. Chawzy was pretty misused as he was an awper and they turned him into a rifler
2022-08-08 05:21
lets go
2022-08-08 07:38
Budget budget faze
2022-08-08 07:54
Doing an “Apeks”: Sign a player that frequently awps, deny him the awp and at the same expect the same level of impact on rifle.
2022-08-08 09:17
n1
2022-08-08 10:02
poggers!
2022-08-08 12:03
disband
2022-08-08 12:12
Would be great to see azr here
2022-08-08 13:20
azr hasn't been relevant for like 2 years why the hype around him ?
2022-08-08 18:53
pog jose luis
2022-08-08 20:05
#119
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Russia headwayVL
Mad Lions 2.0
2022-08-08 21:54
Cool
2022-08-14 01:16
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