AcilioN and chawzyyy leave Apeks

The duo leaves the organization after spending more than three months on the bench.

Asger "⁠AcilioN⁠" Larsen and Hugo "⁠chawzyyy⁠" Günther are now free agents, Apeks announced on Twitter. The two players reached an agreement with the Norwegian organization to terminate their contracts.

Following the announcement, chawzyyy revealed his decision to take a break from professional play and focus on his studies, while AcilioN stated his intentions to compete, either in Europe or North America.

AcilioN leaves Apeks after spending 15 months with the organization

The two players were benched in late June, with the organization stating that the team's "wrong composition of players" was the reason behind the roster change. Apeks peaked at the No.28 spot in the HLTV world rankings after a runners-up finish at Pinnacle Winter Series 1 and a win at the Tipsport Bratislava Cup.

However, the European squad was never able to reach the next level and failed to qualify for PGL Major RMR, BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, and IEM Dallas. chawzyyy and AcilioN were replaced in the lineup by Justinas "⁠jL⁠" Lekavicius and Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon in August, but their performances have not improved as the team failed to reach its goal of qualifying for the upcoming IEM Road to Rio 2022 RMR.

Apeks made the decision in late September to withdraw their main roster from all upcoming competitions, including ESEA Advanced Season 42, due to the series of poor performances from the new roster.

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"As of today, my contract with Apeks has come to an end," read chawzyyy's statement. "The experience has developed me as a player and person. I have decided to take a break from playing professionally to focus on school for now," it continued.

"Even though we didn't get the results we would've liked, I learned a lot during this time and I'm sure I can bring that to the next team," added AcilioN on Twitter. "For now I'll stream, but don't hesitate to reach out. Open to offers in EU and NA."

Apeks now are:

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

Poland Jakub "⁠kuben⁠" Gurczynski (coach)

Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
Lithuania Justinas 'jL' Lekavicius
Justinas 'jL' Lekavicius
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
386
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1777
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1352
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
2053
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Sweden Hugo 'chawzyyy' Günther
Hugo 'chawzyyy' Günther
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
405
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
Great now -shox
2022-10-01 19:15
4 replies
#14
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United States snakedrake
And +heap or +Thomas
2022-10-01 19:20
2 replies
bymas or plopski
2022-10-02 22:02
1 reply
#61
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United States snakedrake
Both fine as well
2022-10-03 02:16
+1
2022-10-01 19:21
Therapist
2022-10-01 19:16
5 replies
accilion is fralig's therapist?
2022-10-01 19:28
2 replies
#33
 | 
France ignorefAN
No farlig's girlfriend
2022-10-01 19:45
1 reply
😖😖😖🤭🤭🤭lmao
2022-10-01 20:15
careful, mr jonathan might give u a 7 day vacation
2022-10-02 01:20
1 reply
#62
 | 
Estonia Kukkel
Don't think that he did typo and wanted to write the rapist..
2022-10-03 10:36
unluko for godcilion
2022-10-01 19:16
2 replies
you mean Therapist?
2022-10-01 20:18
1 reply
The rapist? ehhh?
2022-10-01 20:35
#4
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Finland EnceIsSoBad
nice
2022-10-01 19:16
#5
broky | 
Sweden cslipo
Already disbanded new lineup
2022-10-01 19:17
Hopefully new teams soon =)
2022-10-01 19:17
i dont get why they didnt keep chawzy, the guy has huge potential, keeping shox over him is so weird
2022-10-01 19:17
9 replies
#10
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Italy Skye620
Because he wants to focus on school? Literally says that in the article
2022-10-01 19:18
#11
rain | 
Greece 1926
he literally said he's leaving to focus on studying
2022-10-01 19:18
it wasn't a choice of him vs shox, it was a choice of him vs JL. jL plays the same roles as Chawwzy but he's one of the best performers in the team
2022-10-01 19:20
#19
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Germany felixG
I can imagine they wanted more commitment from him and he was not willing to give it - seeing that he wants to focus on studies now I guess he was also investing a decent amount of time in that while being on active roster. On the other hand: shoxi is also rumored to be not commited to training/prep at all. Strange.
2022-10-01 19:24
5 replies
lol what a loser focusing on school
2022-10-01 19:24
#23
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Sweden Cveta
Shox haven’t been properly committed to anything cs related since 2019 so not very weird
2022-10-01 19:25
3 replies
shox big name tho, brings exposure to the org
2022-10-02 00:02
2 replies
#51
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Sweden Cveta
Well exposure was clearly not the goal since they just put their roster on hold due to bad results
2022-10-02 00:54
1 reply
jkaem had an interview with thorin and he hinted at shox having some issues. so idk about that
2022-10-02 01:15
#8
jks | 
Slovakia HRK7
leave nawk and jkaem and build a nordic lineup again
2022-10-01 19:18
1 reply
#21
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Sweden Cveta
JL is good man he can stay
2022-10-01 19:24
#9
 | 
Albania tanzania89
-shox -styko +siuhy +jimpphat
2022-10-01 19:18
9 replies
-shox -styko +Bntet +AZR
2022-10-01 19:20
6 replies
2 igls nice
2022-10-01 19:27
4 replies
bntet only IGL in China he was great on more supportive roles in EXTREMUM and that should allow jL to take shox's lurking roles
2022-10-01 19:27
3 replies
ah right, with some big firepower like jL, jkaem and nawwk for awp it might actually work
2022-10-01 19:30
2 replies
or alternatively -shox +styko to support and get an actual IGL
2022-10-01 19:46
1 reply
#47
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Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2022-10-01 23:15
+1
2022-10-01 19:33
#38
rain | 
Greece 1926
who the fuck are those guys even lul
2022-10-01 19:57
1 reply
#48
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Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2022-10-01 23:15
unexpected
2022-10-01 19:19
rage quit
2022-10-01 19:21
-Styko +some good (or decent) IGL
2022-10-01 19:22
sad for chawzyyy, would have been a good fit for YN
2022-10-01 19:24
#24
 | 
Sweden R4tse
-Shox
2022-10-01 19:26
#29
 | 
Slovakia arasidd
i think if they never benched them they would have achieved more than with the current roster
2022-10-01 19:30
1 reply
#46
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Slovakia Adwarin
I think not, because they played worse at the end than at the beginning.
2022-10-01 23:14
Apeks tier 5 at best with kuben and his boyfriend JL
2022-10-01 19:30
#32
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Poland mimsonqq
they need to kick shox asap too
2022-10-01 19:36
chawzyy could be a good pickup for eyeballers imo.
2022-10-01 19:45
Why not try with AcilioN IGL, remove shox and move STYKO back to support?
2022-10-01 19:46
7 replies
#45
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Slovakia Adwarin
+1
2022-10-01 22:12
acillion bot, much better IGLs available atm
2022-10-02 00:03
Acilion is a piece of shit outside the server, I don't think he will ever be on a relevant team again
2022-10-02 02:26
4 replies
+99
2022-10-02 16:47
Inside the server, too. This guy is on the scene since like forever and never achieved anything.
2022-10-03 10:49
2 replies
Respectfully I don’t give a shit about what you’ve achieved or haven’t achieved when you’ve done what he’s done. He could be the best IGL in the world. I will instantly hate any team that picks up this low life.
2022-10-03 20:16
1 reply
What has he done?
2022-10-03 20:36
Who did what?
2022-10-01 19:55
n1 roster
2022-10-01 19:58
COME ON SHOX!!!!
2022-10-01 20:04
#44
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Slovakia Adwarin
in my opinion they have to give IGL role to someone else
2022-10-01 22:11
shox lowkey megawashed but i really hope he gets good
2022-10-02 02:34
1 reply
#63
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Estonia Kukkel
Shox will carry this team to top 20
2022-10-03 10:38
happy they got rid of therapist acilion, piece of shit douchebag, should be banned from comp cs imo
2022-10-02 16:49
3 replies
careful, mr jonathan might give u a 7 day vacation
2022-10-02 16:50
#59
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Poland f3nce
+1
2022-10-02 16:52
why whats he done
2022-10-03 10:42
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