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!