Welcome «KongBenjamin»!

Press release 08.10.21

We are ready to announce our new addition to our FIFA roster! Welcome to the family, Benjamin «KongBenjamin» Lorentzen Gjerløw.

With a «MVP» title form last season of eSerien, Benjamin is ready to start a new chapter here at Apeks.
«I’m very happy to sign for Apeks. It really is the best esports team in Norway, and I think it is a really big step for me to sign with them. I will do everything I can to bring glory to this club and make everyone proud.»

He is motivated and has big goals for this season;
«First of all I look forward to represent Apeks in general and I look forward to having a great team around me and to play with «Hyper» in tournaments. I also look forward to see how I can develop as a player and take big steps, just like I did last year. This coming season Im looking forward to LAN tournaments! We didn’t have them last year because of Covid and I really think it will be a fun and good season for all of us!»

Head coach Andreas «Netsix» Bakken says;
«I’m really happy with the signing of Benjamin! I think he already is a great FIFA-player, which he showed by becoming eSerien «MVP» last season. I am sure that he, with the right training and dedication, will become a top international player here at Apeks!»

Going into a new season and transitioning from player to coach has Andreas excited for what’s to come;
«This season is going to be very exciting for the players. EA have shifted its main focus from 1v1 to 2v2, so we are going to practice a lot of 2v2! I am looking forward to seeing Magnus and Benjamin play together, and i think they are a good match. My prediction for the FIFA 22 season is that Apeks is going to show everyone who is the best FIFA team in Norway. In addition, I believe that both our players will contribute with great results Internationally and hopefully qualify for some events!»

Welcome «djL»

Press release 3.7.21

Today we have the great pleasure to announce our newest addition to the CS:GO team. Daniel «djL» Narancic has gone from coaching Copenhagen Flames to join our Apeks family.

Welcome!

This means that we are entering a new CS:GO season with a reinforced coaching team. Head of Esports Anders Kjær is excited to see the impact of a bigger coaching team.

– It will be very interesting to have a bigger coaching staff behind our CS:GO team. Im super confident it will be a big step towards the results we want. Looking forward to se what Daniel will contribute to the team, but I can already see great signs from him.

Head coach Pål «Polly» Kammen says;

– I am really excited to get to work with «djL»! Having two coaches will allow us to use more time and resources on each individual player and will hopefully result in faster and beter development for us both as a team and the players individually.

Going into a new period with two coaches to will be a transition, but Polly is positive and welcome to the new change.

– Being two coaches is new for us, so we will need som time to adjust to how we want to spend our time most efficiently. Having gotten to know Daniel over the last few weeks, I am positive we will be able to work very well together and use each others strengths and help each other when needed.

Meet the players

Press release 30.06.21

We have searched far and wide! And we are now ready to announce the five guys making up our Rebels team. Welcome to the Apeks family!

  • Steffen «Sly» Amundsen,
  • Ådne «Sense» Storås Fredriksen
  • Preben August «Trax» Jakin Martinsen
  • Even «Holand» Holand
  • Tobias «shyyne» Sæther

CEO Denise Anfinnsen says:

– Apeks Rebels is a long term project in which we are bringing five players together that have what it takes to become the best. They have the motivation and determination to bringing their skill set to the next level.

– Anders Kjær, our Head of esports, and coach «Zeves» have scouted and gone through the applications. This to see what talent we have in Norway which has resulted in these five extremely talented players. With the right team and resources they will become the best athletes they can be.

Going forward Apeks Rebels will have a goal oriented schedule, working towards having a Norwegian top team once again.

– Rebels will be playing Telialigaen for us as well as international tournaments in which the main team won’t be participating. As stated before this is a long term project where we want to bring Norwegian Counter-Strike back on the international map.

Head coach Morten «Zeves» Vollan is excited fo finally be able to announce the team and says:

– We dived deep into the talentpool to find a group of people that would work well with each other inside and outside of the game. All this aswell as being the best players in their respective roles. There was alot of criterias the players had to meet. My expectations to mention a few has to be work ethic and hunger. The sky is the limit with a good working mentality and hunger to become the best.

– The team is going to be built up with a philosophy that everyone could contribute equally in almost every role. There will be definitions, but not as it has been used in the past. In the current meta I want to educate everyone to become an IGL. When you reach that point of development you can achieve everything in your path.

This is just the beginning and the guys are as highly motivated as possible. Morten is ready for this next chapter and says:

– Right now we as a team are focusing on getting to know each other and thats why we currently are on a 10-day bootcamp in Oslo at Apeks’s facilities. We will also use our time to develop our map pool aswell as understanding of the game. As I mentioned above I want everyone to contribute equally on the IGL part and to reach that goal we need to work on the players game sense. Thats why we handpicked 5 rookies to play with each other so we in the coaching staff can develop the players in the right way.

Welcome «Marrentm»!

Press release 11.06.21

We are proud to announce the newest addition to our club, Marius «Marrentm» Skjeggestad. «Marrentm» is a well known Fortnite content creator, and will be joining our team as such. Welcome to the Apeks family, Marius!

CEO Denise Anfinnsen is excited for this next step in the development of Apeks.

– «Marrentm» being our first content creator is a look into the future, and how we are building Apeks! Marius is a great guy, and has developed his youtube channel over the years with great success. Together we are going to produce more and funnier Fortnite content!!

Marius is our first content creator but he won’t be our last. This is just the first step in building a whole new department. «Marrentm» is highly motivated to start working with the club. His ambition and drive will be of great value

– I decided to sign with Apeks because I believe we have the same drive to succeed. Having someone with the same mentality to work and grow with is something that is worth everything to me. In addition to that, seeing Apeks sign «IDrop», «Krizzii» and «Bloodx», who are three individuals I consider really close friends, made Apeks nothing short of a dream organization to join.

When asked about his goals for the future «Marrentm» said;

– My main goal for the future as of right now is reaching one million subscribers. It’s still far-fetched, but I can’t help dreaming about that massive milestone. Other than that I hope to remain hard working and humble moving forward.

Welcome, «AcilioN»!

Press release 04.06.21

Today we are happy to announce the signing of Asger «AcilioN» Larsen, a prominant Danish IGL. He will be with us all the way through 2022. Asger has already began working with the team, and will have his debut next week.

Asger is looking forward to play with his new teammates:

– I’m super excited to have joined Apeks. In my quest to find a new team I was looking for something where the club would be involved a lot in the progress of getting to the top. I think we have a really interesting lineup with a good mix of everything – Now it’s just up to us to work hard and get stuff done and then I have no doubt in my mind that everyone will see more of us.

Coach Pål «Polly» Kammen is happy with the new signing and explaining how the roles will rotate in the team.

– We have chosen to sign «AcilioN» because he is an experienced captain and in-game leader. This means that «dennis» will get to focus on the things he does best, and the roles in the team will be much more natural. This means every player will get to play positions and roles they are comfortable with and perform the best in. Long term this will be a very valuable signing for us and push us in the right direction.

Following this signing Rasmus «kreaz» Johansson will be released from the club when his contract ends in late June. The reason kreaz is removed is simply to make the roles add up.

– In order for us to bring in an experienced IGL we naturally have to let go of a player aswell, and this time that is «kreaz». This move has been in the works for quite some time, and «kreaz» has been nothing but professional during a difficult time knowing a change is happening aswell as «FREDDyFROGs» injury. I sincerly hope he finds a new team quickly which is a good fit and lets him play to his full potential, says coach Kammen.

We wish you all the best in the future, Rasmus! Thanks a lot for your time in our club.

 

 

Welcome, «Krizzii»!

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. 

And adds:

– 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.

 

Say hello to; «zEVES»!

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.

» You can search to be our next talent here! «

Announcement: Apeks Rebels

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!

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Introducing Fortnite

In the last couple of days we have been teasing a new announcement in Apeks’s social media. Yesterday we told our followers that our new investment is going into Fortnite. This is an exciting day for us – moving in to a new title. Today we can finally announce our 2 new signings. We have signed Miran «IDrop» Tavakolzadeh as a player and Erik «Bloodx» Guttormsen as the head coach.

Tavakolzadeh is excited for the future after signing with Apeks.

– I am excited to work with Apeks! I think it look’s like a good club with a lot of potential and a bright future. They also have a Norwegian headquarter which makes it easier to work with them. My goal for this year is to work hard and prove that I am one of the best. I think these goals will be easier to achieve with a good foundation that Apeks can provide.

Guttormsen, a well known Norwegian player, is moving in to a coach role in Apeks.

– I’ve always wanted to pursue a career within esports and gaming. There’s been a special drive from within when I play games, always craving to be the best and improve as much as I can. Over the time course of 15 years in the scene I’ve experienced alot and I really want to help new talent build off of my experience, and help create superstars for the future. Teaching has always been something I love to do. I love to see players improve and understand what gaming is really about. Gaming is much more than just pressing your keys.

Moving from player to a coach role can be tough for alot of people. Guttormsen is happy to take a new step in esports.

– When Apeks came to me at first I hadn’t completely decided what I wanted to do, since I still was competing. A couple of days after the initial contact I realized that the time has come for me to begin the next chapter. I have obviously, as most know, been coaching and mentoring players all along. Now, however, I’m going all in and I can’t wait to show everyone what we can do and will do together with Apeks in 2021. I don’t really set goals for myself or player’s because I don’t like dealing with self applied pressure, as most human’s dont cope very good with pressure. However, I do think a FNCS win is possible in 2021. The most important factor is to improve every single day, and never stop improving.

Head of Esports, Anders Kjær, explaining why Apeks is moving into Fortnite.

– We are going into Fortnite now because there is a great Norwegian scene and fantastic players to work with. The timing also specifically has to do with FNC’s announcing trio’s will be the tournament structure for an entire year. For us, that means we can plan and work towards something over time, and with hard work we believe we can have success. The biggest part about Apeks going into Fortnite is the acquisition of Bloodx. Having a world class coach to be the pillar in our venture in Fortnite is the key factor that will make this work. He knows what he is doing, and has proven with serveral players he has coached to the top that he can get the players to perform at a high level.

Apeks x Hummel

Today we can finally announce our new partner in Apeks. We join forces with Hummel, one of the best sportswear company in the world – if not the best! We wish them a warm welcome, and we’re looking forward to wear fresh clothes from Hummel. We have signed a three year deal – starting from today.

– We are very excited in welcoming Hummel as our clothing partner for the next three years. Essentially this means that we have a long-term agreement for Apeks in regard to dressing up the whole team as well as we are working on designs for our fans. With Hummel we are able to put our brand to life and work closely with a partner in making our vision for how we want our teams to be presented and showcased for the world. Hummel has knowledge of how fast the esports scene is growing and will be a hands in partner in helping Apeks reach it’s goals both short and long term, as well as professionalizing the team with it’s history within sportswear, says CEO in Apeks, Denise Anfinnsen.

Anders Mårdalen, Head of Sales and Marketing – AssistCo, is happy to go into this partnership with Apeks.
– We are very pleased to partner up with Apeks. Hopefully, this is the start of a long relationship and aim for this to be of great value to both parties in years to come. Esports is developing and progressing rapidly, and already has a huge following throughout the world, and we want to be part of the family. We simply love the ambition shown by Apeks as an organization, and very much look forward to developing this relationship. We want to contribute strengthening the Apeks brand and identity, with great products and performance. We have great expectations and ambitions for the immediate and long-term future together with Apeks.

About Hummel
Founded in 1923, Hummel is a Danish footwear and sportswear brand with deep roots within sports. Hummel is one of the oldest, most dedicated team sports brands in the business and the iconic chevrons have always worked as a symbol of how they like to do things a little differently – always with a twist and (a whole lot of) character! Values that apply to the company’s numerous sponsorships around the world.
Hummel is determined to «CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH SPORT». The better at managing and developing hummel as a business, the more resources allocated to creating positive change.
For Hummel, sport is more than physical activity. It’s a universal language with the strength to eliminate differences in politics, culture, religion, and beliefs.
Throughout the years, Hummel has supported several projects, teams, sports clubs and prominent figures focusing on changing the world through sport; always with the hope to build bridges and help pave the way for a better tomorrow.
Hummel loves all sports, and all those passionate people out there who dare to lead the way for a great cause. Ultimately, Hummel is proud to use sport as a way to change the world for the better and to make the world a more tolerant place for all of us to live.