Apeks vs Grayhound Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

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Apeks vs Grayhound Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

Apeks vs Grayhound will be one of the upper-bracket Swiss Round 2 battles at the Paris Major 2023


After winning their respective matches in the Paris Major Challengers Stage Round 1, Apeks and Grayhound will try to maintain their 100% record in the competition at each other’s expense. Apeks beat Team Liquid by four rounds, while Grayhound came out on top in a closely fought 16-14 affair against FORZE. The Australians have lost only once in their last 14 matches and rank three steps above their European counterparts, but Apeks’ convincing win against Liquid might make those who bet on CSGO consider them as the safest pick. 

Apeks

Team Liquid have not been anywhere near their best lately, but they were still favorites going into their Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage clash against Apeks. Nick “⁠nitr0⁠” Cannella and company, however, were left shellshocked as Apeks sprinted to a 10-5 lead on Ancient. The North Americans did score a series of rounds to get back into the game, but Apeks banked on the initial lead to reach the finishing line first. The match ended 16-12 in Apeks’ favor. 

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Players

Martin “STYKO” Styk

  • HLTV Rating: 0.99
  • Impact Rating: 0.98
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.8
  • 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: 80.4
  • 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: 72.9
  • Kills Per Round:0.73

Justinas “jL” Lekavicius

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.1
  • Kills Per Round:0.74

Damjan “kyxsan” Stoilkovski

  • HLTV Rating: 1.05
  • Impact Rating: 1.04
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 76.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.67

Player To Watch

jL

Grayhound

Grayhound fell nine points behind FORZE at one point and seemed destined to start their Paris Major campaign with a defeat. The Aussies, however, did not let their shoulders drop and turned the tables to win the tie by 16-14. 

Players 

Alistair “alistair” Johnston

  • HLTV Rating: 1.13
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Joshua “INS” Potter

  • HLTV Rating: 1.19
  • Impact Rating: 1.25
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.76

Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas

  • HLTV Rating: 1.07
  • Impact Rating: 1.07
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Simon “Sico” William

  • HLTV Rating: 1.13
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.3
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

Declan “Vexite” Portelli

  • HLTV Rating: 1.16
  • Impact Rating: 1.23
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.76
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Player to Watch

INS

Apeks vs Grayhound Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage

We expect Grayhound to win against Apeks. 

Apeks vs Grayhound Head to Head Record 

Apeks 0-0 Grayhound

Apeks vs Grayhound Maps 

  • Mirage

Apeks vs Grayhound Score 

  • Map 1: Grayhound to win by +4<

Apeks vs Grayhound Top Fragger

INS

BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage Grayhound vs Apeks Match Links

Apeks vs Grayhound Match Time

May 8, 2023 – 14:00 ET/13:00 CST/11:00 PT

 

Apeks vs Grayhound Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage
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