Apeks vs NIP Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage

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Apeks vs NIP Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage

Apeks vs NIP will be one of the Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage Round 5 (2-2 Pool) matches

Apeks and Ninjas In Pyjamas are set to do battle for the first time in history as both teams seek to keep their respective Paris Major campaigns going. After suffering a 2-0 series loss to GamerLegion, the red flags are waving at the Apeks camp. On the other hand, NIP salvaged their Paris Major Champions Stage hopes with a crucial 2-0 victory against ENCE. The Swedes will enter the fray as the CSGO betting favorites, but they will have to bring their A-game to get past a resilient Apeks unit. 


GamerLegion set the tone early on as they cruised to a 10-5 lead on Ancient as they hammered Apeks with their strong CT-side attempts. Damjan “kyxsan” Stoilkovski’s men could not recover from that and conceded the map 16-6. Things did not change much on Overpass as Apeks failed to reach double digit rounds again. 

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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

Justinas “jL” Lekavicius

  • HLTV Rating: 1.12
  • Impact Rating: 1.15
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.3
  • Kills Per Round:0.74

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

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Apeks vs NIP


Other than some sporadic moments on both maps, NIP did not let ENCE to get a foothold in the game. They exploited ENCE’s offensive half struggles to win the match 2-0 and keep the flames of their Champions Stage qualification hopes burning bright. 


Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen

  • HLTV Rating: 0.95
  • Impact Rating: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.63

Fredrik “REZ” Sterner

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Danyyl “headtr1ck” Valitov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.05
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.17
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.4%
  • Average Damage Round: 78.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72
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Apeks vs NIP Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage

We expect NIP to beat Apeks by 2-1. 

Apeks vs NIP Head to Head Record 

Apeks 0-0 NIP

Apeks vs NIP Maps 

  • Inferno
  • Overpass
  • Vertigo

Apeks vs NIP Score 

  • Map 1: Apeks to win by +6<
  • Map 2: NIP to win in OT
  • Map 3: NIP to win by +8<

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BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage NIP vs Apeks Match Links

Apeks vs NIP Match Time

May 16, 2023 – 13:30 ET/12:30 CST/10:30 PT


Apeks vs NIP Preview and Predictions: BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends Stage
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