Liquid vs Apeks Preview and Predictions: Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage

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Liquid vs Apeks Preview and Predictions: Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage

The unlikely CSGO rivalry between the USA and Norway resumes with Liquid vs Apeks in the Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage

Sports has the power to create interesting rivalries between nations, and nothing creates rivalries like a team upending the status quo as Apeks did when they beat Team Liquid in the Challengers Stage of Paris Major 2023. Liquid managed to come back from the brink of elimination to make their way all the way to the Playoffs — a feat Apeks also achieved — and earned their right to have another go at the Scandinavian side. If you’re into CSGO betting, you’re not gonna want to miss this, and here’s our in-depth preview to help.


It’s been a rough journey thus far for the Americans, who look like a team reborn. After a harrowing journey through the Challengers Stage, the team showed great resolve by beating 9INE, Natus Vincere, taking a map off of an otherwise dominant Heroic, and doing away with Into The Breach. Their next challenge will be a rematch against the team that nearly caused them to spiral out of the tournament in the worst way possible, and they’ll be looking for vengeance.


Nick “nitr0” Cannella 

  • HLTV Rating: 0.98
  • Impact Rating: 0.98
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.4
  • 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: 73.5%
  • 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

Player To Watch


Liquid vs Apeks paris Major 2023 Predictions


Nobody in their right minds would have expected Apeks to make the Playoffs of their first ever Major, but with ITB, GamerLegion and Monte all making it through, anything’s possible at this point in a verdant CSGO scene. Apeks had a hard time qualifying to this point, but managed to beat ITB, Bad News Eagles, and Ninjas in Pyjamas on their way while losing to Heroic and GamerLegion. 


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

Player to Watch


Liquid vs Apeks Predictions: Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage

We believe Apeks will ride their momentum into another defeat of Liquid, 2-1.

Liquid vs Apeks Head to Head Record 

Liquid 0 – 1 Apeks

Liquid vs Apeks Maps 

  • Anubis
  • Overpass
  • Mirage

Liquid vs Apeks Score 

  • Map 1: Liquid to win in OT 
  • Map 2: Apeks to win by +3<
  • Map 3: Apeks to win by +2<

Liquid vs Apeks Top Fragger

nawwk Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage Apeks vs Liquid Match Links

Liquid vs Apeks Match Time

May 19, 2023 – 13:00 ET/12:00 CST/10:00 PT

Liquid vs Apeks Preview and Predictions: Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage
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