Apeks put Nasty to reserve

Apeks organization has announced the transfer of Martin "Nasty" Harvick to the reserves. The 23-year-old eSports athlete will be loaned out as his part-time contract runs through the end of 2021.

– We picked up «Nasty» as an interesting prospect replacing «Akez» a few month’s back. When we were able to add «jkaem» to the roster our expectations of the team were heightened. We now see that this opportunity has been too much too soon for «Nasty». Martin is a stellar professional and has been disappointed in his own performances, he has also received a lot of hate. I think it’s extremely hard these days to come into the scene as a new player with the pressure that is put on new talents. Everyone started somewhere, I urge people to remember that, says Head of esports in Apeks, Anders Kjær.

Nasty has been on the Apeks' main roster since September of this year as a probationary player and has posted a 0.82 average rating. During that time, the team's biggest championship was the DreamHack Open November 2020, where it finished 5th-6th.

– As some time has passed since we recruited a very untested «Nasty» a few months back, we have seen glimpses of what he can do, but feel the opportunity might have come a bit to soon for him to compete at this level. Therefore we want to let him develop in to a player who can compete at the big stage in the future, while we look for a player who has experience from the level we want to be at right now. We will now focus on finding a player with the right skills and experience to help us grow and take the next step. Hopefully we will see «Nasty» develop and make a name for himself in the top of CS with some more time to gain experience, states coach Pål «Polly» Kammen.

The Norwegian team will search for a more experienced performer and the vacant place in the roster will be temporarily filled by coach Paul "Polly" Kammen in the near future.