Apeks vs BIG Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

| Tags: | Author
Apeks vs BIG Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

The Apeks vs BIG IEM Cologne 2023 Play-In matchup will feature a youthful BIG team going up against the ninth-best team in the world

Apeks will get their IEM Cologne 2023 Group Stage qualification campaign underway when they cross paths with BIG in the IEM Cologne 2023 Upper Bracket Round 1. The Norwegian side will look to build on their excellent Paris Major 2023 campaign, where they reached the semifinals. BIG, on the other hand, will field an inexperienced side as they look to build for the future with their academy talents. Apeks are, therefore, will head into this tie as undisputed CSGO betting favorites. 


Apeks have lost Justinas “jL” Lekavicius to Natus Vincere  during the off-season, but they managed to hold on to their in-game leader Damjan “kyxsan” Stoilkovski. Aleksandar “CacaNito” Kjulukoski has come in as the new rifler, who previously plied his trade at Danish side BLUEJAYS


Martin “STYKO” Styk

  • HLTV Rating: 0.99
  • Impact Rating: 0.98
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 1.17
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Tim “nawwk” Jonasson

  • HLTV Rating: 1.13
  • Impact Rating:1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.0
  • Kills Per Round:0.73

Aleksandar “CacaNito” Kjulukoski

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.24
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.3
  • Kills Per Round:0.76

Damjan “kyxsan” Stoilkovski

  • HLTV Rating: 1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.03
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.67

Most Kills

Map 1: jkaem

Most Assists

Map 1: nawwk

Most Deaths

Map 1: CacaNito

Apeks vs BIG Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023


After an underwhelming season that saw them fail to qualify for the final CSGO Major, BIG have gone big on youth recruitment. David “prosus” Hesse and Elias “s1n” Stein have come in from BIG Academy, while Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski arrived from OG



Johannes ”tabseN” Wodarz 

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 1.21
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 84.2
  • Kills Per Round:0.73

David “prosus” Hesse

  • HLTV Rating: 1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Karim ”Krimbo” Moussa

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating:1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.1%
  • Average Damage Round:76.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.16
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Elias “s1n” Stein

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.68

Most Kills

Map 1: tabseN

Most Assists

Map 1: mantuu

Most Deaths

Map 1: prosus


Apeks vs BIG Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023

Apeks should pick up an easy win against an inexperienced BIG side

Apeks vs BIG Head to Head Record 

Apeks 0-0 BIG

Apeks vs BIG Maps 

  • Overpass

BIG vs Apeks Score 

  • Map 1: Apeks to win by +8<

BIG vs Apeks First Blood 

Map 1: Krimbo

Apeks vs Team BIG Most First Kills

Map 1: jkaem

BIG vs. Apeks Top Fragger


Apeks Esports vs BIG Most Clutches


BIG vs Team Apeks Most Utility Damage


Apeks vs Team BIG Most Plants


Apeks Esports vs BIG Most Defuses


IEM Cologne 2023: Apeks vs BIG Match Links

Apeks vs BIG Match Time

July 26, 2023 – 12:15 ET/11:15 CST/09:15 PT

Apeks vs BIG Preview and Predictions: IEM Cologne 2023
The Old One
When he's not sighing at sub-standard teammates in Dota 2 and CS2, The Old One is writing about those two games (among other things). If you see his name around the site too many times for your liking, well, the guy just never stops writing. Yes, we've tried an intervention.