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.