Press release 25.04.21
We are pleased to announce that Kristoffer «Krizzii» Rødland Jelstad has joined our Fortnite ranks on a one year deal. «Krizzii» is a talented and renowned Fortnite athlete, and his future is bright. At only 14 he has already put his mark on the scene, especially in Trios. Welcome to the Apeks family «Krizzii»!
Erik «bloodx» Guttormsen who will be coaching our newest player is very excited about our newest signing;
– «Krizzii» is someone I have been following for quite some time, he is always looking to improve in any way he can. He’s quite young, but very mature for his age which is something we highly value when picking out talents to work with in Apeks.
– I’m confident that with time «Krizzii» will keep growing into a big Norwegian FN star, but also a personality that will represent our country and Apeks in a good way.
When asked about how «Idrop» and «Krizzii» will work together Guttormsen said;
– In Fortnite it’s a little bit different with how players within the same organization work together. Most of the players just talk and hang out with their respective trios when it comes to comp-practice, but there are VOD reviews, creative gameplay, customs at times, sharing ideas to do as a team, so these are some of the fields they will work on together. However when Covid 19 changes we can go to Oslo, we’ll definitely be adding different work methods and grow even more together.
«Krizzii» himself is super excited to start working towards his big goals, becoming one of the worlds best Fortnite players.
– I chose to sign with Apeks because I wanted to try something new. I believe I can develop myself as a player here. Apeks also has a good reputation in the Fortnite scene, so i feel safe when choosing to play for them. I have known both «Bloodx» and «Idrop» for quite some time, and they are good people that will do anything to become the best in what we do. That is the reason I think we will work well together. My ambitions are to become one of the best players in the world, and to be a full time gamer.
«Krizzi» is playing FNCS S16 qualifier tonight.
Press release 13.04.21
In light of announcing Apeks Rebels, we are quite happy to announce our head coach and player developer for this project – Morten «zEVES» Vollan! Vollan brings in a lot of experience, both as a player and coach. Having previously played in teams such as LGB, Norse and Nordavind. He has recently been head coach for X6tence, and an expert commentator for TV 2 e-sport.
– It is a dream for me to sign for Apeks and work as a coach and player developer within the Norwegian scene. My passion has always been to work with Norwegian players and help them thrive and blossom. The amount of talent is endless in the scene, but the problem has always been lack of experienced coaches to help players evolve. That´s more or less why the scene has been stagnant for such a long time with just a handful making it into the professional scene, says Vollan himself.
CEO Denise Anfinnsen is happy with the new addition to the club.
–Morten has always been a strong personality within Norwegian CS:GO. With many merits behind him he was a natural choice when it comes to being a coach and player developer for this venture. Morten has a lot of experience and is looked up to by many young and talented players who are out there now. He has an enormous amount of knowledge that he can pass on and teach the players who will be a part of this venture, says CEO of Apeks, Denise Anfinnsen.
Vollan explains why it feels a bit odd to sign for Apeks – considering we’ve been rivals for years.
– I have signed with Apeks because it is Norway’s biggest club, and they strive to become the best. Personally, it’s weird for me to sign for Apeks since they have always been my biggest rival in the past many years now. It was always a love and hate fixture but in the last years Apeks have knocked Nordavind down from their thrown and the rivalry has faded. However, I am really looking forward to writing a new story under a new chapter with the club. After several meetings with the management, I was sure that this was the right choice for me as everyone shares the same vision and ambition.
Vollan has already started working on Apeks Rebels, and for the time beeing he is working on recruiting new talent.
– I am signing for Apeks to make a difference in the Norwegian scene and in my own view this is the only club in Norway that has the will and the right values and morale to make it happen. The goal in the near future is to observe and analyze the possible players for the starting lineup and develop these into top athletes. This project is long term, and the plan is to build a Norwegian team that in the long run can play alongside the very best within the international scene. It will take some time to find the right pieces, but I am sure with good research and the facilities this club has it will not be a problem.
Press release 11.04.2021.
We are excited and happy to announce our new project in Apeks – Apeks Rebels! This is an academy project starting with CS:GO. We want to help players become better, but we also want be a part of player development in Norway. We are going all in on this project, with a full-time coach as well as a whole team of people around the Rebels.
– An academy team has been part of the Apeks identity since Kingpins’ time. When we chose to close it down in the fall of 2019 it was with a heavy heart. At the time we did not have the time nor the resources to give an academy team the attention it needs to grow the team or the players into something great. Finally, the pieces have fallen into place and we are again able to put an academy team to life. It is incredibly fun to be able to get started with this project again that is close to all of our hearts. Our goal is to develop the future stars in CS:GO, says CEO in Apeks, Denise Anfinnsen.
Apeks Rebels will be the start of a power team featuring talent from Norway.
– Our focus will be on developing the greatest talents within Norwegian Counter-Strike, this so that we in the future are able to build a Norwegian power team! It can take a year, or it can take three but with dedicated and targeted work over time we believe we will get there, says Head of esports, Anders Kjær.
With Apeks Rebels close around the corner, we are now searching for potential players. Some will be headhunted in, and some will be picked through open applications found on our website.
– In terms of players, we are looking for talents who are mechanically good and have an understanding of the game. They have to be eager to learn more and have high ambitions. We will of course have fun in the process, but players have to be prepared to be top performance athletes with all that entails. This so that we are able to get the players to the level we need them to be at to succeed internationally, Anders points out.
We wish every applicant good luck!