The org will use sense as a stand-in for their next few events.

Martin "STYKO" Styk’s contract will not be extended at the end of this year. The player also revealed he has been moved to the bench with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Apeks have started trialing Ådne "⁠sense⁠" Fredriksen to replace Styko.

Apeks finished the ESL Pro League in a rather poor fashion - in 21-24th place. The team’s poor performance has resulted in an immediate change to the active roster. 

Apeks bench Styko with immediate effect

In a video on his YouTube channel, the 27-year-old Slovakian rifler revealed he is no longer on the active roster. Styko’s contract with the team comes to an end this year and the org is not looking to extend the contract.

There were rumors of Styko’s departure from the team after 'sense' was brought in as a stand-in for CCT East Europe Series 2.

Styko joined Apeks in January last year. The team has had mixed results with their inconsistency being a cause of concern for their fans. While most of their placements were near disappointing for fans, there were glimpses of hope and some excellent individual performances. One of the highlights for the team has to be their Paris Major results.

The team finished top 4 in the final CS:GO Major losing to the ultimate champions in Team Vitality. Styko finished the Major with a -27 KDA and a 0.94 Rating. 

What is the Apeks CS:GO roster?

Apeks CS:GO roster is as follows:

  • Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad
  • Tim "⁠nawwk⁠" Jonasson
  • Aleksandar "⁠CacaNito⁠" Kjulukoski
  • Damjan "⁠kyxsan⁠" Stoilkovski
  • Ådne "⁠sense⁠" Fredriksen (trial)
  • Torbjørn "⁠mithR⁠" Nyborg (coach)
  • Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk (benched)

The team is currently participating in the ESL Challenger League Season 46. They are in Group B and their next match is against Prodigy on October 5. However, their next big Tier 1 event is IEM Sydney which kicks off later this month. The tournament has a $250,000 prize pool and features some of the best teams from all over the world. 

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