Apeks enter Valorant with big goals and a long-term plan
Staff, 2023-01-12 11:08:47,
❘ Published: 2023-01-12T16:56:10
❘ Updated: 2023-01-12T16:56:18
Apeks announced their Valorant roster on January 10, featuring former Fnatic and FunPlus Phoenix players. Dexerto spoke with the architect of the team, Einar Grannes, a business developer for Apeks, about the organization’s entrance into the esport.
Apeks made a splash with the signing of an impressive Valorant roster that is bound to raise eyebrows in the region’s tier-two scene. The team is headlined by Martin ‘MAGNUM’ Penkov and James ‘Mistic’ Orfila, both of whom saw international play with Fnatic and almost won the 2021 VCT Stage 2 Masters tournament in Iceland.
Joining them are Enzo ‘Enzo’ Mestari, another player who plied his trade for Fnatic, Tobias ‘ShadoW’ Flodström, a former FunPlus Phoenix and Giants member, Georgio ‘Keiko’ Sanassy, an up-and-coming teenager who previously played for Bonk.
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With a strong combination of experience and talent, Apeks are looking like a strong candidate for a spot in Ascension, the year-end event with the best teams in the EMEA Challengers circuit. The winner will qualify for the region’s international league for two years, joining ten partner teams.
“We’ve been looking at various esports titles and kind of establishing what the most sustainable titles are to be in and Valorant was very high on that list,” said Grannes, who was brought over from Team Liquid help with the…
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