Apeks sign shox

The Frenchmen returned to Europe by joining the Norwegian organization.

Apeks have finalized their roster with the addition of Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon, the 30-year-old Frenchmen who joins the international squad after a short stint with Liquid.

Upon his signing, the veteran commented that he aims to share his breadth of experience with the younger players on the team and help Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk transition to the in-game leader role with the ultimate goal of Apeks becoming a tier 1 team.

shox continues his career in another English-speaking roster

"After my time in Team Liquid, I needed a break to recover from the exhausting schedule we had. I needed to make sure my head was healthy before joining a new team," shox said in a statement for the team website before thanking the team for the opportunity to compete at the top level.

"I will try to bring my knowledge and experience of the game to help STYKO in his new role. I know he can become a great in-game leader," shox added, before expanding that he is also looking to support the young players on the team, something he was credited for during his stint in Vitality. "My goal for this team is to create good chemistry between everyone and work step by step to become a solid tier 1 team."

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STYKO takes up IGL mantle for Apeks

Anders Kjær, Apeks' Head of Esports, stated that the spring season was a disappointment for Apeks, leading the organization to do "a lot of research in the market to find the right players so we can reach our ambitious goals."

Ultimately, Apeks settled on signing Justinas "⁠jL⁠" Lekavicius, shox, and new coach Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski to replace Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen, Hugo "⁠chawzyyy⁠" Günther and former head coach Pål "⁠Polly⁠" Kammen, who remained a part of Apeks' coaching staff. The team's first challenge will be the IEM Rio Major open qualifiers, kicking off on August 15.

Apeks are now:

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

Poland Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski (coach)

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
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
2018
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
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
#1
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England ItsDan_HLTV
OH SHIT
2022-08-11 21:35
31 replies
#9
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Norway mYRTcool
Nice
2022-08-11 21:36
25 replies
YO WHAT
2022-08-11 21:37
14 replies
eu last dance
2022-08-11 21:48
9 replies
#145
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India MrP!ng
Better than last dance Jkaem, nawwkk shox styko are good players ez top 30
2022-08-11 22:00
7 replies
#155
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Belgium JoGodTs
+1
2022-08-11 22:04
2 replies
#249
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Netherlands arTvamp
True. Good choice while also having family time.
2022-08-11 23:17
1 reply
#275
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Belgium JoGodTs
lmao, nice comment tho
2022-08-12 00:02
100% agree. that team could look strong in a few months, that's exciting!
2022-08-12 12:08
Tbh I see this team as a top 20 team minimum. Should hopefully be top 15.
2022-08-12 16:24
Agreed. Potential to be another mousesports type of team with a bunch of what seemed to be random pieces making a powerful team
2022-08-12 18:56
jL is insane new talent too
2022-08-12 22:23
last dance is trash, br no chance
2022-08-12 11:41
top16 team
2022-08-12 03:20
3 replies
#335
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United States w0lvesTF
+1
2022-08-12 05:39
1 reply
+1
2022-08-14 21:17
#360
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Slovakia 4NDY6
+1
2022-08-12 09:12
Shox better retire pls..
2022-08-11 21:37
8 replies
this is just like retirement, just with stealing paychecks
2022-08-11 22:01
7 replies
Kekw
2022-08-11 22:02
Its called a pension i believe
2022-08-11 22:12
stealing from whom? He is good for tier 2
2022-08-11 22:16
1 reply
true
2022-08-12 01:21
#371
FASHR | 
France Ansi
maybe the plan is to help STYKO on his IGL duties
2022-08-12 09:56
2 replies
idk... the smart and tactical stuff just isnt for shox..
2022-08-12 18:39
1 reply
#420
FASHR | 
France Ansi
yeah i thought about that and i agree, shox just doesnt bring much. in all fairness, lIquid was maybe a rough time for shox, but he didnt look like he added something to liquids game. i hope im wrong tho since Apeks took this step which is admirable.
2022-08-12 18:41
eu dont need washed up old player like shox come on
2022-08-11 22:59
Finally a good retirement home
2022-08-11 21:37
#137
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Czech Republic forseti12
thats unexpected lol
2022-08-11 21:56
#239
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Yugoslavia Acceb
Awful signing
2022-08-11 23:03
nice paycheck stealing again
2022-08-12 03:26
#370
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Australia B_Tannen
apEX still can’t let go
2022-08-12 09:53
Pog
2022-08-11 21:35
13 replies
Actually nice. International roster, still in Europe, he can dedicate more time to his team and be less burnt out… Apeks looking a bit spicy now with Nawwk, Styko IGLing, GOAT Jkaem and up and coming talent JL With mastermind VP coach legend Kuben ! Gonna be fun to watch even if it doesn’t work out
2022-08-11 21:42
12 replies
+1
2022-08-11 21:49
1 reply
#157
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Belgium JoGodTs
+1
2022-08-11 22:05
#141
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United States cybonics
GOAT JKAEM IS RIGHT
2022-08-11 21:58
#162
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Poland maVer23
+1
2022-08-11 22:08
Honestly yeah about as good as could hope for with him probablly will be better than the t2 french teams kinda hyped
2022-08-11 22:14
+1 Would't be surprised if they have some upsets down the road
2022-08-11 23:27
1 reply
Genuinely would be surprised
2022-08-12 03:37
Top 20 team in my book , great addition to the tier 1-2 CS scene !
2022-08-12 01:42
#340
cyx | 
Germany Ump404
+10
2022-08-12 07:12
#376
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Spain AlfonGD
+1, hope they do well, i've loved both shox and styko since i started playing, looking foward to see how it goes for them
2022-08-12 10:14
1 reply
#426
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United Kingdom Enticles!
+1, got a lot of respect for STYKO, even when he's dead he was calling for players who struggled to speak English in his Mouz days. hoping he finds some success
2022-08-12 21:42
#431
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Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2022-08-13 00:06
#3
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Norway TheDEA
I LIKE IT
2022-08-11 21:35
2 replies
#208
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Czech Republic Scalio
SAME
2022-08-11 22:35
1 reply
It's our shoxie. And we love him
2022-08-12 04:42
gg
2022-08-11 21:35
pooog
2022-08-11 21:35
XDDD
2022-08-11 21:36
wow
2022-08-11 21:35
#8
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Liechtenstein MacStegMac
WTF
2022-08-11 21:36
kinda interesting ngl
2022-08-11 21:36
9 replies
eu dont need washed up old player like shox come oon
2022-08-11 22:59
8 replies
idk he might be able to teach the team and after that just get benched
2022-08-11 23:01
what do u know?
2022-08-12 09:01
6 replies
u know nothing but i do
2022-08-12 10:01
5 replies
Like what, u are like bot TED compare to shox.
2022-08-12 11:36
4 replies
lmao ur comparing pro player to hltv user ....
2022-08-12 11:38
3 replies
yes, because of ur comment, u act like u know things when u dont.
2022-08-12 11:45
2 replies
did u even watch shox games ? he literally lost every single aim duels thats why i said it from analyze view
2022-08-12 11:45
1 reply
Ye, but still legend, he can be useful for the new team maybe.. he was even tired of all traveling.. even pro gets tired.
2022-08-12 11:51
#11
mir | 
Russia INESSOR
lol
2022-08-11 21:36
#12
YuV | 
Canada yuv1_
woah
2022-08-11 21:36
um ok
2022-08-11 21:36
ez
2022-08-11 21:36
#15
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United States AmariLiu
Lmfaoooo what
2022-08-11 21:36
GOOD LUCK
2022-08-11 21:36
#17
REZ | 
Sweden pevzz
Unexpected
2022-08-11 21:36
1 reply
+1
2022-08-11 21:37
unexpected
2022-08-11 21:36
#19
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England Jerry2805
Unexpected but good on them!
2022-08-11 21:36
wow unexpected really. Hopefully he can bounce back into some decent form.:)
2022-08-11 21:36
unexpected!
2022-08-11 21:36
What a strange roster.
2022-08-11 21:36
1 reply
Yeah but strange in a good way I think.
2022-08-11 23:24
#23
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Germany midas1
wat
2022-08-11 21:36
unexpected but nice iguess
2022-08-11 21:36
#25
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United States squidos
Nice
2022-08-11 21:36
#26
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North America veliounics
Wow, unexpected!
2022-08-11 21:36
weird. good luck man
2022-08-11 21:36
damn shox in tier 2 now sad to see
2022-08-11 21:36
10 replies
#52
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Poland paputekk
deserved tbh
2022-08-11 21:38
#92
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Brazil talesmarqs
he will fuck every average t2 player just like GOAT f0f0rest did last 2 years
2022-08-11 21:42
2 replies
+1
2022-08-11 22:38
#351
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France cedd
+1
2022-08-12 08:33
#101
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Czech Republic Luckjeen
just like in liquid
2022-08-11 21:44
4 replies
Liquid is at least in top 20 and where is Apeks?
2022-08-11 21:46
3 replies
top 20 very soon
2022-08-11 21:54
2 replies
Amen
2022-08-11 22:57
#328
NAF | 
Canada Femtal
Delusions
2022-08-12 04:52
the way this roster looks, maybe not.
2022-08-12 00:20
#29
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Serbia daki9916
wtf
2022-08-11 21:37
Wtf
2022-08-11 21:37
nice mix team! makes sense why they kicked chawzy now
2022-08-11 21:37
WTF
2022-08-11 21:37
#33
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Czech Republic f0resticek
WHAT IS THIS MOVE :((((((((((( HE WAS PLAYING BAD IN LIQUID ALREADY AND THEY TAKE HIM.......... BAD MOVE APEKS..
2022-08-11 21:37
10 replies
Apeks is far from liquids level, besides liquid was essentially fucked with roles
2022-08-11 21:41
3 replies
liquid only got to play in t1 tourneys because NA they would be tier 2 EU
2022-08-12 08:52
2 replies
And? We're talking about shox's skill level, not what tier the team will be
2022-08-12 10:24
1 reply
i misinterpreted your comment
2022-08-12 12:38
#86
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Brazil de_lite
he will probably be better here than playing with some Americans who think they are the best. Still a weird move
2022-08-11 21:42
much better fit than liquid imo, Apeks can hit Top 20 and it will be considered as success
2022-08-11 22:09
He was put in literally the opposite roles he's famous for
2022-08-12 00:26
3 replies
His Choice
2022-08-12 07:27
2 replies
No? You think he asked to be put there?
2022-08-12 19:27
1 reply
he was saying something about new challenge or smth like that but I could be wrong
2022-08-12 19:32
wtf is this lineup
2022-08-11 21:37
HUGE
2022-08-11 21:37
i like this team
2022-08-11 21:37
#39
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Poland Roxin
Lol gl
2022-08-11 21:37
Old team. Gonna be exiting to see if they can keep up with some up the younger superstars that we are seeing.
2022-08-11 21:37
LOL wtf
2022-08-11 21:37
where the fk does it come from ??? So unexpected...
2022-08-11 21:37
Eh?
2022-08-11 21:38
#46
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Poland paputekk
damn, unexpected
2022-08-11 21:38
#47
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
lol
2022-08-11 21:38
Weird move
2022-08-11 21:38
THE FUCK? LOL
2022-08-11 21:38
unexpected. gl legend.
2022-08-11 21:38
shit team
2022-08-11 21:38
WTFFF
2022-08-11 21:38
That was really unexpected
2022-08-11 21:38
#55
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Lithuania Eiminuz
It’s faking bomb
2022-08-11 21:38
GL
2022-08-11 21:38
#57
HooXi | 
Romania wadd
whhat
2022-08-11 21:38
Washed player..
2022-08-11 21:40
3 replies
Just like maj3r
2022-08-11 22:58
2 replies
But Maj3r better
2022-08-12 06:10
1 reply
Na he sucks
2022-08-12 08:30
#59
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Brazil dio_scuro
lmao
2022-08-11 21:38
#60
ropz | 
Slovakia nvrn06
w h a t t h e f ?
2022-08-11 21:39
actually unexpected
2022-08-11 21:39
#62
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Netherlands Dutch69
Wat
2022-08-11 21:39
thank you, cool read prof
2022-08-11 21:39
This looks like a 2022 version of the original OG lmao
2022-08-11 21:39
#65
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South Africa Starlightt
Let's go shoxieJESUS
2022-08-11 21:40
i like it
2022-08-11 21:40
Shox not in a French team = dead team Source: Liquid
2022-08-11 21:40
1 reply
Source: NA
2022-08-11 22:01
#68
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
wtf lol
2022-08-11 21:40
#69
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New Zealand SkirmishX
unexpected, this could be promising
2022-08-11 21:40
what the fuck
2022-08-11 21:40
Shox in an EU team = better rating inc. I really like this team tbh, 3 skilled players, good IGL, and Shox as a support player might be decent.
2022-08-11 21:40
Well, this is definitely one of the CSGO rosters of all time
2022-08-11 21:41
1 reply
#435
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France poulpup
yes
2022-08-14 16:45
average age near 27....gl in tier3
2022-08-11 21:41
1 reply
FaZe 25.4age - top 1 Astralis 25.6age - top 4
2022-08-11 23:06
#74
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Ukraine d3adLY
lmao what, unexpected, gl to him
2022-08-11 21:41
what apEX is making his own org ??
2022-08-11 21:41
lol unexpected
2022-08-11 21:41
GO APEKS
2022-08-11 21:41
#79
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Lithuania Litva2k
wtf
2022-08-11 21:41
HOLY SHIT , good luck legend
2022-08-11 21:41
#81
rain | 
Norway GeoCS
Damn
2022-08-11 21:41
#82
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World streetson
huge, apeks top 10 incoming
2022-08-11 21:41
#84
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United States bendie
whoa this is crazy
2022-08-11 21:42
#85
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France HVMR
All the love for Shox, hope he'll bring Apeks to another level. Favorite player forever.
2022-08-11 21:42
#87
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Sweden Cveta
WTF POG
2022-08-11 21:42
20h in two weeks incoming!
2022-08-11 21:42
Pog
2022-08-11 21:42
This will be an either extremely good roster or fail just like the previous one
2022-08-11 21:42
#91
ropz | 
Finland wormi
Pooog so nice players there
2022-08-11 21:42
#93
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Poland mimsonqq
worst player of apeks tbh
2022-08-11 21:43
#94
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Brazil bldmn
solid
2022-08-11 21:43
WTF so unexpected, shoxie brings experience I guess
2022-08-11 21:43
eeee wtf
2022-08-11 21:43
#97
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Poland karov
dafuq this
2022-08-11 21:44
#98
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Europe monerap
nice. happy for shox.
2022-08-11 21:44
WHATTTTTTTTT
2022-08-11 21:44
Damn this is pretty cool. Quite surprised he wanted to go to international team!!!
2022-08-11 21:44
WTF
2022-08-11 21:44
#103
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Brazil MicaWes
bruh
2022-08-11 21:45
I love this
2022-08-11 21:45
???? Wtf
2022-08-11 21:45
#106
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Norway Snaids
What the hell lmao Very cool! Gl apeks!
2022-08-11 21:45
........as everyone predicted
2022-08-11 21:45
1 reply
No one predicted this move
2022-08-12 03:30
That came out of no where. Well i guess lets see how this roster performs
2022-08-11 21:45
oh nice
2022-08-11 21:46
good roster lets go shoxie
2022-08-11 21:46
nice :)
2022-08-11 21:46
Good for shox, they can actually achieve sth now
2022-08-11 21:46
LOL
2022-08-11 21:46
Paycheck stealer hahahaha nice brain apeks
2022-08-11 21:46
what the actual fuck
2022-08-11 21:47
At least he won't be on the bench for 2 years like kenny
2022-08-11 21:48
Uhhhhhhh...what.just.happened?
2022-08-11 21:47
For a moment a thought Apex signed shox lol
2022-08-11 21:48
Why??? Literally ripped roster with movement
2022-08-11 21:49
POG let’s see how they do in t2 tournaments
2022-08-11 21:49
Not a single nationality doubled woah
2022-08-11 21:49
#125
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Turkey Revoenix
Unexpected
2022-08-11 21:50
that's a solid line up
2022-08-11 21:50
Well FINALLY a roster move that wasn't leaked weeks before happening.
2022-08-11 21:50
A good retirement team
2022-08-11 21:51
30 y.o talent
2022-08-11 21:52
what the fuck
2022-08-11 21:53
this team looks very solid, top 20 material
2022-08-11 21:53
4 replies
Can you name teams in the top 20 that would lose to this lineup?
2022-08-12 03:40
3 replies
20th is forze and I think it would be a 50-50 match
2022-08-12 03:43
#374
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Poland Berbe123
MR,MOUZ,FURIA,00NATION,9z
2022-08-12 10:10
1 reply
I seriously doubt that
2022-08-12 13:51
#132
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Spain Wiricardo
XDDDDDD
2022-08-11 21:53
Omg what is this Stop giving paychecks to washed up players
2022-08-11 21:54
WHAT???
2022-08-11 21:54
Hmm, i am not sure about this and i really want to know how this will work. I was expecting someone more promising tbh, but MAYBE this can work aswell, if shox will accept he has to play for other star players.
2022-08-11 21:54
interesting development
2022-08-11 21:57
roster too old, no way they will be better than the old one not sure about jL either tbh
2022-08-11 21:57
#140
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Egypt driveriTo
zaaaaaaaaaaamn
2022-08-11 21:57
#142
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India MrP!ng
Top 30 easily if they stick one year
2022-08-11 21:58
When STYKO became IGL I thought they will choose some young promising talent to increase their firepower. But, shox??????
2022-08-11 21:59
4 replies
Give him some space and he's still a top20 material, surely better than Xyp at least
2022-08-11 22:15
3 replies
#224
RpK | 
France HippzZ
+1, he is still one of the best clutcher atm. Give him some space like in Vita when he was top 25 and he can deliver
2022-08-11 22:49
1 reply
Yep I cant wait to see this roster compete:o sad that rpk left cs he was still good:(
2022-08-12 03:29
+1
2022-08-11 23:31
That's crazy lmao Pretty dope also, gl
2022-08-11 22:00
WTF unexpected I hope they can do well!
2022-08-11 22:00
#147
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North America minte
top 100 maybe
2022-08-11 22:00
#149
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France Finta
HELLA POG BOYS
2022-08-11 22:01
didnt expect at all
2022-08-11 22:01
Perfect place to end the career in, quietly, no stress, chilling, playing Tier 2-3 teams, get salaried and enjoy. gl hf
2022-08-11 22:02
this team have so much firepower. if they work on the calls and give right roles to players they can be a solid t1 team.
2022-08-11 22:02
1 reply
#183
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Brazil flytw4tp
I GIGGLED u did not say that
2022-08-11 22:19
#156
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United States Topher
wow, now he can put another team on life support
2022-08-11 22:04
GL
2022-08-11 22:05
Top 30
2022-08-11 22:06
What?
2022-08-11 22:07
NOT happy, APEKS ruined their former team that was gucci. Even Norweigan squad beat this garbage, just give nawwk back to NIP.
2022-08-11 22:08
Unexcepted af
2022-08-11 22:08
Guess he needed a butler
2022-08-11 22:10
wtf, this roster actually looks really good. wouldnt be surprised if they cracked into top15
2022-08-11 22:11
Potential for top20
2022-08-11 22:11
wtfff
2022-08-11 22:12
#170
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France niouke
wait what
2022-08-11 22:12
What a weird lineup and I'm really looking forward to seeing them in action. I dont know what to expect at all. My guess would be around top 15, but anything could happen.
2022-08-11 22:13
at first u think wow shox will make this team go top20 but then u realize shox will play support and have 0.97 rating against tier3 career over
2022-08-11 22:13
good luck bro GIGANTIC shox
2022-08-11 22:14
Yo what hype
2022-08-11 22:15
#178
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
RECYLING PLAYERS LUL
2022-08-11 22:16
Great lineup, I hope they find grip <3
2022-08-11 22:17
Eeeyyyyyy
2022-08-11 22:17
LUL
2022-08-11 22:18
#182
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Brazil flytw4tp
really? shox again in a international team omegalul he should've tried a tier2 french team like Jackzz
2022-08-11 22:18
funny thing that shox is by far the worst player on this roster
2022-08-11 22:19
3 replies
Funny thing that Vitality fell apart after he left.
2022-08-11 22:20
2 replies
Lmao
2022-08-12 07:36
Fell apart cuz they made international lineup
2022-08-12 10:50
wait wtf
2022-08-11 22:19
#186
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Brazil 0mega_
f0rest > BOT shox
2022-08-11 22:19
1 reply
+1
2022-08-11 23:42
Wtf
2022-08-11 22:20
#189
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Brazil victorhsl
kinda funny that nawwk became the weak link in the team with this new lineup, if they get mantuu or hades at some point as well this could be great.
2022-08-11 22:20
2 replies
+1
2022-08-11 23:30
#367
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Other JANELAAA
Shox is the weak link of this lineup
2022-08-12 09:36
#190
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Finland 5way
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
2022-08-11 22:20
WAIT WHAT
2022-08-11 22:22
Retirement home for shox already? Expected actually.
2022-08-11 22:23
LMAO the age of the players: jL - 22 nawwk - 24 STYKO - 26 jkaem - 28 shox - 30
2022-08-11 22:24
1 reply
#269
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Lithuania Rulez15
Must be one of the oldest line-ups
2022-08-11 23:52
#194
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Mexico yagdamon
Semi expected
2022-08-11 22:24
Actually a good team on paper, unexcepted, good luck lads!!
2022-08-11 22:25
#196
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United States Jeebur
DAMN DIDNT EXPECT THAT
2022-08-11 22:25
#197
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France Dunne_V1
Nobody saw this coming
2022-08-11 22:25
Unexpetced
2022-08-11 22:27
Downgrade
2022-08-11 22:28
Calling it now they're gonna go to the major just to go 0-3 in the first stage
2022-08-11 22:29
1 reply
I could see them qualifying tbh
2022-08-11 23:29
This was hella unexpected but could work well for him, gl to shoxie jesus
2022-08-11 22:29
#202
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Czech Republic Scalio
ok iam hyped now
2022-08-11 22:30
L
2022-08-11 22:31
-nawwk +Hades = easy top1 in 3 months
2022-08-11 22:32
2 replies
Why not FR
2022-08-11 22:33
Nawwk >>>>> hades atm
2022-08-12 10:52
Styko igl so they need new suport, shox in tier 2 should be a beast right?
2022-08-11 22:33
2 replies
He's probably gonna play shit roles and get 0.98 rating
2022-08-12 07:37
1 reply
he's gonna be the lurker, jL is gonna play anchor. shox was decent in t1 as a lurker back in vitality
2022-08-12 11:46
good luck
2022-08-11 22:34
#209
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Hungary TheBudi34
-nawwk +hades
2022-08-11 22:36
1 reply
Could be good
2022-08-11 23:29
wtf
2022-08-11 22:37
#211
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Philippines B3nk4i
Damn wasnt expecting this, But hey good luck to Shox and Apeks
2022-08-11 22:38
but why 🙂
2022-08-11 22:40
expected
2022-08-11 22:40
unexpected
2022-08-11 22:40
actually unexpected i thought he was going to go to a t2 French team like heet for falcons
2022-08-11 22:41
the definition of washed up team
2022-08-11 22:41
looks solid on paper
2022-08-11 22:43
seems like they could have some fun
2022-08-11 22:43
makes me happy
2022-08-11 22:47
L M A O wasting money on the most washed up pro there is in csgo.
2022-08-11 22:47
#222
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Sweden Akoulad
bruhhhh
2022-08-11 22:48
#223
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Sweden frizzahh
Expect the unexpected
2022-08-11 22:49
shox bot
2022-08-11 22:49
Okkkeeeeyyy I really like what apex is doing
2022-08-11 22:54
#229
DD | 
Philippines libon23
Okay, now I have a reason to be excited for this team.
2022-08-11 22:57
Cursed headline
2022-08-11 22:58
#236
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India Hikkiee
Sad for apeks
2022-08-11 23:02
Didn't expect such a big signing, this team looks interesting now
2022-08-11 23:02
i give them 3 months
2022-08-11 23:02
GL! I think he can do better here than in NA!
2022-08-11 23:03
#241
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France dinnkksss
better signings that my own favourite team made kekw
2022-08-11 23:06
weird lineup
2022-08-11 23:08
#244
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Brazil hugoooo
That lineup would look dangerous 5 years ago
2022-08-11 23:09
top 15 when
2022-08-11 23:09
2 replies
They will be dark horses at some tournaments for sure
2022-08-11 23:28
1 reply
^^^, definitely a mad lions/ bad new eagles type roster
2022-08-12 15:09
wasted money on Shox
2022-08-11 23:10
unexpected af
2022-08-11 23:12
Respect
2022-08-11 23:15
30-28-26-24-22
2022-08-11 23:18
DAMNNNN, that roster looks awesome
2022-08-11 23:20
#252
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France Dexnow72
Mega Chad Shox <3 GIGA CHAD SHOX <3 youtu.be/q0wXU2PwY9A
2022-08-11 23:23
Look funny at first ..but this team will be hard to play against, gl !
2022-08-11 23:27
I was expecting someone with a high skill caliber and not a player without the hunger to win anymore. Sad to see but Apeks will probably not qualify for the major
2022-08-11 23:30
poor Jkaem on this dead team
2022-08-11 23:30
For some reason I love this lineup mixed together
2022-08-11 23:36
okay
2022-08-11 23:38
f0rest would have been so much better
2022-08-11 23:42
#267
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Portugal n0xiv4
sad for shox. This Apeks team will be stuck forever in tier 3
2022-08-11 23:43
#268
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Norway Balta69
unexcpected tbh
2022-08-11 23:44
BENG
2022-08-11 23:53
#271
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Finland AliSabid
DAAMN UNEXPECTED GL<3
2022-08-11 23:56
#272
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Finland hurrikhan
I'm so happy about this
2022-08-11 23:56
Woah cool
2022-08-12 00:01
I love Shox but with so much young talent available I don’t get investing in an older player. I would have gone after Boros..
2022-08-12 00:01
1 reply
him and jkaem play the same rolos. I'd gone for fessor but idk if he plays as a lurker
2022-08-12 11:47
Team is so good on paper, hope it performs
2022-08-12 00:05
#277
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France Uexo
Let's go shox glglgl
2022-08-12 00:09
Love it. What a rag tag bunch of misfits.
2022-08-12 00:12
#279
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Russia Proxver
GL
2022-08-12 00:12
#280
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Hungary szia
I can guarantee you that NO ONE expected this hope now Apeks becomes a competitive t2 team in EU
2022-08-12 00:13
Pft dunno what to think about it still waiting f0rest getting signed by tier 1 team 😀
2022-08-12 00:34
#284
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Poland ARTEScs
Washed up coach + washed up player... great additions...
2022-08-12 00:35
I feel bad for jkaem
2022-08-12 00:40
Downfall of shox
2022-08-12 00:51
Apeks had so many opportunities to be a top team so they really picked up some of the worst players they could have
2022-08-12 00:55
3 replies
?????? Not really jkaem is still good nawkk also good jl is a upcoming talent. Styko is a really good support player so igl fits him. The only one im not sure is shox..
2022-08-12 03:25
2 replies
#368
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Other JANELAAA
With the amount of money apeks has they should have a top 10 team. They could have bought Copenhagen Flames for the price of shox 1 year salary probably.
2022-08-12 09:38
1 reply
Copenhagen Flames would not of kept there "good results". This team can easily become minimum top 15 in 6 months time mark my words
2022-08-12 23:04
This roster looks promising
2022-08-12 01:03
all of them trash low brain players so tier10 max top25 team
2022-08-12 01:08
unexpected
2022-08-12 01:16
now they looks pretty good, cant wait to see them compete
2022-08-12 01:32
#293
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Australia poppyxox
very unexpected, but im hyped
2022-08-12 01:35
LUL
2022-08-12 01:37
Money bad spent. Way too high price tag for the firepower he brings
2022-08-12 01:40
3 replies
#301
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Lithuania Rulez15
I dont think they expecting high fraging from him. More like they took him for his experience, game sense
2022-08-12 02:07
2 replies
But jkaem has a lot of experience already.. but i love this roster I hope they do good
2022-08-12 03:23
Styko, jkaem got experience. Nawwk got 1.5 yr as a starter at nip. I think they expect both fragging power and experience and im not sure he can offer both atm
2022-08-12 07:38
Wtff. They actually have a nice floor. Maybe even top 18 to 20. They are definitely going to be better than 9z and forZe, and if everyone is playing well, they can definitely beat a team like furia, or nip. They can really be a top ten team, holy shit.
2022-08-12 01:45
the most unexpected pick of 2022
2022-08-12 01:50
2 replies
#302
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Lithuania Rulez15
+1
2022-08-12 02:08
and liquid shox was the most unexpected of 2021. Shox won't make top20 anymore, but every year, he is aiming for the top1. of .. weird roster change.
2022-08-12 04:44
Shoks signs apex
2022-08-12 01:53
lmao WHY
2022-08-12 02:04
pretty nice team on paper
2022-08-12 02:15
#304
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Argentina naxxlm
i like it
2022-08-12 02:22
"Compete at the top level" bruh 😹😹
2022-08-12 02:23
Not a bad roster
2022-08-12 02:35
Sad...
2022-08-12 03:14
#315
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Canada Lachance
Nice shoxie
2022-08-12 03:30
I expected Heet or Falcons or LDLC But idk why I feel that this will end up no where
2022-08-12 03:39
#320
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France Diodele
unexpected :O gl shoxie
2022-08-12 03:47
banger apeks top 20 incoming?
2022-08-12 03:56
maybe the can get tier 2 or 3 they looks like eternal fire maybe they are better
2022-08-12 03:59
Movistar will fall down. Apeks will take their place. Period
2022-08-12 04:09
WHY
2022-08-12 04:17
shox god will win another major
2022-08-12 04:21
Bad...
2022-08-12 04:53
Damn... i bet noone saw that coming. GL HF Shox
2022-08-12 04:54
unexpected and tier 1 soon
2022-08-12 04:55
apex and shox reunited
2022-08-12 04:56
Tf is this random ass transfer
2022-08-12 05:23
French Cs pulling an NA instead of signing young talents they sign a 30 year old LOOOL.
2022-08-12 05:34
If his underperformance was confidence thing, than this team could be turn point and maybe he could be a leader.
2022-08-12 06:19
better change the name to EU rejects
2022-08-12 06:32
Good signing, thats his level at max
2022-08-12 06:35
Apeks will be winning trophies soon enough with this OG roster!
2022-08-12 07:18
f0rest > sh0x
2022-08-12 07:32
1 reply
yes why did they not sign forest wth
2022-08-12 10:33
the names look great on paper, but too many boomers in this team, excited about jL anyhow, maybe he can make a name for himself and move on to greener pastures
2022-08-12 08:01
Wow, I heard this guy is a legend. Will be nice to see him play
2022-08-12 08:14
shox why no retire brother, go fishing, go hiking... wtf are you still doing...
2022-08-12 08:16
1 reply
Thats how he gets his salary man.. Now we just have to deal with it, once you're old the game is different you don't have that eager than when you were 18-19.. He's still a legend. Probably the Zidane of cs
2022-08-12 08:35
#352
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Germany Jonaah
Nice
2022-08-12 08:34
Apeks has shitload of money, because it's Norwegian org so not that big of a suprise.
2022-08-12 08:40
Thanks Shox It's glad to see you again.
2022-08-12 08:40
jL with shox, POG
2022-08-12 08:57
Like how is apeks the only team making interesting roster moves these days..
2022-08-12 09:07
8 replies
#361
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Poland Astoner55
I would say JKS to G2, Spinx to Vitality, SunPayus to ENCE, Chelo to Imperial and K1to back to BiG are all equally, if not MORE interesting moves.
2022-08-12 09:17
7 replies
Nothing interesting about jks to g2. Decent move, expected move wich makes it not interesting. Sunpayus move is semi interesting but still pretty unknown player so not that interesting. Spinx moving from like top 6 team to top 5 team, okay. Chelo moving from 1 t3 team to another isnt interesting. Kito of the bench back in wow im excited.
2022-08-12 09:25
6 replies
#363
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Poland Astoner55
Lol, with that attitude I could just say "Yeah Shox tier2 player goes to tier3 to steal some more paychecks like he did in Liquid, wow such excitement".
2022-08-12 09:25
5 replies
Whatever you wanna say, Im pretty sure you found this move interesting. Came out of nowhere, legendary player. Small org building a team way beyond what anyone expected. Completely up in the air how this will play out. Its interesting. Wtf is interesting about chelo who never played on a good team joining his 10th low tier Brazilian team? Kito going on the bench then coming back how is that interesting. I do grant you that the sunpayus move is if nothing else at least interesting, not like this shox move but im curios to se how it plays out for him in ence.
2022-08-12 12:43
4 replies
#401
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Poland Astoner55
Of course I found the move interesting, just like I found all the other moves I listed in #361 interesting, my point is that pretty much every roster move that upgrades a team is interesting as it's increasing the team's potential and ceiling, so to speak. Chelo to Imperial is interesting because Imperial almost made major playoffs with fnx, who had 0.85 rating on LAN this year, 0.78 in big events... replacing him with someone like Chelo, who has been consistently good throughout the years and sported 1.10 rating on LAN in 2022, is certainly really interesting in a way that the team's potential has just been massively increased and it's just really interesting to see how will they do for a CSGO fan. Same applies to every other roster move I listed. I guess if by "Interesting" you mean "Surprising" then sure, Shox to Apeks and SunPayus to Ence are the only surprising moves, but, at least to me, only NOT interesting moves are the ones that don't bring any upgrades to a team, essentially making it the same as it was (or even worse in case of downgrades), like, idk, Fame and Norb3r7 to VP instead of Buster and Yekindar. This roster move was super uninteresting because VP's potential decreased - although it is STILL pretty interesting to see how they will do, because great players have to be made somewhere, right? At least that's how I see it, really. A roster move doesn't have to be surprising to be interesting.
2022-08-12 12:58
3 replies
Your making too many different points in a single post, u cant expect me to respond to them. Doing it gets you either not responded to at all or a respons for like 1 of your points wich is just frustrating.
2022-08-12 16:02
2 replies
#412
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Poland Astoner55
My point is that "interesting" doesn't mean "surprising", and my whole comment just expands on it tbh
2022-08-12 16:23
1 reply
I never said that it did. Thats just your assumption and interpretation. Yes the shox move is surprising, but regarless if it came out of nowhere or had been talked about and suggested by people beforehand it would still be just as interesting of a move as it was this way.
2022-08-12 18:19
#364
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Other JANELAAA
This has to be the worst signing of the year by far. There are no signs that Shox can make it on an international roster. And hes english is STILL shit after all these years.
2022-08-12 09:25
#365
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Belgium Soldierce
They seems like a nice T2 team with some potential
2022-08-12 09:27
wow
2022-08-12 09:27
Excuse me?
2022-08-12 09:39
1 reply
RIPHEAP
2022-08-12 10:09
#375
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Poland Berbe123
Very good roster
2022-08-12 10:13
and there i was getting excited... fuck this, another team got baited by signing shox
2022-08-12 10:40
#382
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Slovakia rhodd_Duw
omg... I'm shocked
2022-08-12 10:54
gl shoxieJESUS :)
2022-08-12 11:01
banger !
2022-08-12 11:22
Apeks should sign Apex
2022-08-12 11:34
Lets go shoxieJESUS!
2022-08-12 11:52
shocked
2022-08-12 12:20
Shox will be star player once again
2022-08-12 12:34
#402
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France d0py
WTF uNEXPECTEED
2022-08-12 13:09
#403
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Poland SebL
There is defienietly a lot of firepower on this roster, the question is, will STYKO be able to build a good system, they have new IGL, new coach, so there's going to be a lot of work, If they manage to build a system where everyone is comfortable then this team can be really strong, but it can also fail like the previous one did, and I wouldn't be surprised if that's what happens.
2022-08-12 13:14
4 replies
A lot of firepower ? If you go by the name, but styko, jkeam are getting old. Shox is still brainy, but he is not a heavy hittter anymore. Only nawk and jl are probably on their prime. An interesting roster, but there are many reasons to not work.
2022-08-12 16:58
3 replies
#424
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Poland SebL
shox is kinda underrated I feel like, for a player that doesn't play star positions/roles I think he is doing fine and I think he will do really well in Apeks. And I totally agree, honestly I don't think this will be a Tier-1 team, it can be, but I doubt this lineup can build a chemistry together that will bring them to Tier-1, especially since as you said, most of their players are past their prime, although they are still good.
2022-08-12 20:15
2 replies
darkhorse team , they can upset a top 10 team each tournament
2022-08-14 16:24
1 reply
#436
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Poland SebL
We will see, I can see it going really well but I also won't be surprised if it will be the same as the last roster.
2022-08-14 17:59
GL shox
2022-08-12 13:21
#406
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Latvia laiziolas
O brolukas another player from LT. Greetings.
2022-08-12 14:20
#407
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Algeria Zawwy
damn so unexpected plus it was without any leaks. that's what I like a surprise.
2022-08-12 14:35
YOOOOOOOO lets fucking go!!!!!
2022-08-12 15:07
#411
RpK | 
Finland Chef2K
POG - looks like a legit team!
2022-08-12 16:14
retirement home, but good luck apeks !
2022-08-12 16:56
this line-up is better than g2s line-up...
2022-08-12 17:06
#418
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Europe dip6o
Sadly RIP
2022-08-12 18:19
faze at home
2022-08-12 20:23
Hype
2022-08-12 23:18
Joke. Mistake. Dumb. Idk what to call it.
2022-08-12 23:40
So Apeks isn’t trying to win.
2022-08-13 14:23
This has to be the worst signing of the year by far. There are no signs that Shox can make it on an international roster. And hes english is STILL shit after all these years.
2022-08-13 19:48
nice,ez top 5 hltv. gl enrique iglesias
2022-08-14 19:29
Why not join get right forest and friberg
2022-08-17 01:39
i love shox but hes wayyy past his prime and cannot keep up with todays skill ceiling.. he should retire instead of embarrassing himself more and bringing down apeks.
2022-08-18 18:41
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