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

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

The Apeks vs Liquid matchup will be the first-ever encounter between these two teams

On their first appearance in a Major, Apeks will need all of their strength to fight against the legendary North American contender. While Liquid are the favorites of this Bo1, you have to consider the fact that Apeks are coming from the same RMR where teams like FaZe and Virtus.pro got disqualified. If you are going to bet on this highly anticipated matchup or just want to know more, here are our predictions.


The Norwegians’ most recent participation was in Brazy Party, where they failed to win in the Quarterfinals against Astralis. However, they did manage to defeat OG on their first game at that event, showing their potential against much more powerful rosters. Apeks got their chance to arrive at the Challengers Stage with a 3-2 record at the European RMR A, while the same RMR saw teams like FaZe get disqualified. With such a track record, an upset from them in this match isn’t going to be too surprising.


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
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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

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Due to their only loss against FURIA at the American RMR, Liquid failed to get a seat at the Legends Stage and must fight these Swiss Round matches first. Before the RMRs, the North Americans showed a sub-par performance at ESL Pro League Season 17 as paiN stopped them in the first round of the Playoffs. While their recent history is far from their past’s greatness, Liquid will likely reach the next stage of this Major with great talents on board.


Nick “nitr0” Cannella 

  • HLTV Rating: 0.99
  • Impact Rating: 0.98
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.66

Joshua “oSee” Ohm

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.12
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.9%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.4
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Keith “NAF” Markovic

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.08
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 81.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski 

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.23
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.3%
  • Average Damage Round: 83.2
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.29
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 68.8%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

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

Liquid will start the Challengers Stage strong with a close win against Apeks.

Apeks vs Liquid Head to Head Record 

Apeks 0 – 0 Liquid

Apeks vs Liquid Maps 

  • Mirage

Apeks vs Liquid Score 

  • Map 1: Liquid to win by OT

Apeks vs Liquid Top Fragger


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

Apeks vs Liquid Match Time

May 8, 2023 – 08:30 ET/07:30 CST/05:30 PT