Norwegian esports organization Apeks has signed Damjan "kyxsan" Stoilkovski. He will be the new in-game leader of the CS:GO team instead of Martin "STYKO" Styk, who remains in the squad as a player.
According to the Apeks' statement, the Macedonian player has signed a 1-year agreement. He's coming from BLUEJAYS, who just won IESF World Championship.
"I am very happy to be joining a team such as Apeks. I can’t wait to meet my teammates and to start preparing for the challenges ahead of us in 2023! It was not an easy decision to leave my friends and ex-teammates in BLUEJAYS, but when I heard Apeks’ plans and ambitions the decision was much easier. I feel like we have a super good line-up with excellent coaches, and we have everything that we need to achieve our goals," says the new Apeks player.
After a troubling season Apeks' head coach, Jakub Gurczynski, is happy with the new player in the squad.
"We tested several in-game leaders during the season, which was not easy, but we remained confident that this process would bring us better results for the upcoming season. Damjan showed great knowledge of the current meta, he got along great with the rest of the team and after many conversations I am convinced that this is the best choice we could’ve done," he said.
As BLIX.GG earlier reported, in September after failed results in competitions, Apeks' management decided to withdraw its CS:GO roster from all competitions. After that Richard "shox" Papillon left the team.
Apeks’s actual CS:GO roster is:
- Tim "nawwk" Jonasson
- Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad
- Martin "STYKO" Styk
- Justinas "jL" Lekavicius
- Richard "shox" Papillon
- Damjan "kyxsan" Stoilkovski (IGL)
- Jakub "kuben" Gurczyński (head coach)