Today apeX.eSports is excited to announce it's growth as an organization by plunging headfirst into the world of Starcraft 2. The virtual FPS and console juggernaut will be diversifying its fields of battle with the acquisition of a slew of tried and tested pro Starcraft 2 players. Indeed today is a great day for apeX as we announce the players who will now be waging war in the Koprulu Sector under our banners.
The oGs Crew
If you were once a fan of the players of oGs, jump for joy because the majority of apeX's new lineup comes from Old Generations!
jookTo – The Unsung
Anyone who's followed the GSL since it's inception as an open tournament may recognize this name. Back when he was apart of the Jung clan jookTo was a constant presence in each open series, but never in any sort of dominant fashion. Most people may know the name because he was around in each tournament. More recently jookTo can be found floating around code A. Despite being teamless he has still been a contender since the beginning. For this reason apeX see's great potential in the unorthodox Zerg. We hope that with his signing we will see great things in the future.
VINES – The Machine
VINES, a name synonymous with Protoss macro also signs on with apeX today. His play-style can be considered the antithesis of ex-teammate, MC. He loves his Colossi, and he loves his macro. His docile economic openings almost always can be mistaken as passive nature. Watching VINES play his a lot like watching someone play Sim City blazingly fast. But make no mistake, once he consumes his portion of the map strong death-ball type pushes are always on the horizon. Another player who's yet to really shine despite his constant presence, we hope his acquisition to apeX will refine his mechanical game style into that of a true killing machine.
TOP – The Jack Of All Trades
Though his best results were back in 2011, when he made it as far as the GSL August Code S finals against IMmvp before losing in an admittedly disappointing fashion; TOP's consistency cannot be questioned. A player renowned for macro, TOP can be found massing up CC's while holding a strong defensive line before executing a tediously strong push toward victory. While at the same time never shying away from things like a 1/1/1 timing or banshee play. Though he isn't in code A right now, expect a comeback. His overall record usually hovers around 60%, major wins are inevitable for this solid Terran.
InCa – The Dark Assasin
The alias of Dark Knight is a no brainer for this Protoss. Infamous for his Dark Templar usage, It would almost feel cheesy if InCa didn't make DT's against you. A Dark Shrine is expected from this guy. Once boasting a PvP win-rate above 80%, he assassinated his Protoss brethren all the way up to the GSL Code S finals in May of 2011 before losing to the all seeing NesTea. InCa's spent his recent time incorporating new builds and incorporating more strategies into his game to be less predictable. Even still as an observer, expect to find InCa and his invisible army soon.
And our foreigner pickup:
MorroW – The Infested Terran
Currently residing at the Ministry of Win in Poland, MorroW is training hard. Once strictly a Terran user, MorroW has since joined the swarm. Though he still breaks out the Marines and Tanks when he's faced with a Zerg opponent. It is this adaptability that makes MorroW really stand out as a player. Along with debatably abusive macro plays, MorroW most often finds himself rolling in minerals before he decides to kill. With strong practice partners in the former-oGs boys, we feel MorroW has only begun his rise to the top of the foreign scene. Look for the formidable MorroW as the standard bearer for apeX.eSports at all the upcoming international events.
A Red Letter Day
With the signing on of these players, we are also excited to welcome aboard Joachim Hofvenschiöld as a new manager and director of the team's day to day proceedings. Anything from marketing and corporate relations, to event planning and livestream production will be handled by Joachim. Additionally Stephen Spor is signing on as a new staff writer for Apex. So expect much more news updates and team coverage from now on!
This is just the beginning, more exciting news is just around the corner! You can look for our guys at the upcoming Dreamhack Bucharest and give them a cheer to show your support!
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