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.