Apeks exits CS2 pro scene due to financial difficulties

Norwegian multigaming Apeks announced the suspension of its Counter-Strike division. Previously, the club disbanded its roster, but intended to assemble a new lineup.

According to the press release, Apeks' management was forced to exit the CS2 pro scene due to financial hardships. In addition, the organization has closed the Fortnite division and laid off some of the employees, as it will use all available resources to ensure the success of the Valorant roster.

In light of challenging economic circumstances, we are taking decisive steps to secure the future of our company. As part of this strategy, we are focusing our current resources on the continued success of our Valorant division for the remainder of the season. This decision is essential to ensure the longevity and sustainability of Apeks. This involves a temporary pause on our Counter-Strike division and, regrettably, temporary layoffs within our staff due to this. Unfortunately, our Fortnite division will also be affected by this decision, as we exit the scene.

Despite our success, we have faced challenges in creating a stable economic environment. We must therefore make some tough decisions this summer. Starting from June, most of our employees will be temporarily laid off. In the coming months, we will strive to secure Apeks' commitment to esports and will actively seek fresh capital.

Note that Apeks has been represented on the Counter-Strike pro scene since 2013. Since 2021, the team has been a regular participant of tier 2 tournaments, reaching its peak with a sensational appearance in the semi-finals of the last CS:GO Major – BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023.

Apeks' official exit from CS2 could mean that Ådne "sense" Fredriksen, Aleksandar "CacaNito" Kjulukoski and coach Torbjørn "mithR" Nyborg, which remained with the club and were put up for transfer, will enter free agency. It is likely that academy players have also been released from their contracts.

Origin: apeks.gg