Apeks Primed to Battle at IEM Sydney

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Apeks Primed to Battle at IEM Sydney

Apeks have clinched one of the remaining IEM Sydney 2023 spots via European closed qualifiers

Apeks battled their way through the IEM Sydney 2023 European Closed Qualifiers, emerging triumphant with three consecutive victories in the upper bracket. The Norwegian side’s impressive performance secured them a well-deserved spot at IEM Sydney, where they will play against some of the best teams in the world.

How Did Apeks Qualify for IEM Sydney?

The path to IEM Sydney was far from easy for Apeks. They went head-to-head with knasigT in a marathon match spanning three overtimes and two maps. Against BetBoom, they rallied from a series deficit and a 6-10 map score to emerge victorious. Apeks then fought back from a 9-14 deficit against 9INE, making sure they will be flying to the Emerald City later this year.
Apeks owed a significant part of their success to the outstanding performances of Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad. Throughout the qualifiers, his performance remained unparalleled, boasting an average rating of 1.32. His mastery proved to be the driving force behind the team's success at every step.

IEM Sydney 2023 Lineup

The countdown has begun for IEM Sydney, scheduled to unfold from October 16th to 22nd. The tournament will be a showcase of immense talent, as some of the most dominant teams in the CSGO scene take the stage. Notably, the ranks include the top dogs such as Vitality, ENCE, G2, and FaZe. See the entire lineup below:


  • Vitality
  • ENCE
  • G2
  • FaZe
  • GamerLegion
  • Cloud9
  • Natus Vincere
  • MOUZ
  • Monte
  • Apeks
  • Fnatic
  • Grayhound
  • Europe Qualifier
  • NA Qualifier
  • Asia Qualifier


Drama and excitement are on the horizon as the final IEM Sydney 2023 lineup is set to be decided soon. With just three spots left to claim, the focus shifts to the clash between 9INE and BetBoom in the European qualifier. The unexpected exits of Ninjas in Pyjamas and OG demonstrate the unforgiving nature of the qualifier journey. 

The Asian qualifier nears its pinnacle as Lynn Vision gears up for the grand final. Awaiting their challenger, either TheMongolz or 5yclone will secure their place after an intense duel. The outcome of this showdown will determine who will step onto the grand stage to take on the formidable Lynn Vision, with an IEM Sydney berth at stake. 

The North American qualifier is set for a thrilling climax as Complexity, Forsaken, M80, and Nouns enter the arena. With just one spot remaining, the stakes couldn't be higher. Over the next two days, these teams will leave no stone unturned in their quest to claim the remaining spot.

Apeks Primed to Battle at IEM Sydney
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