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|Org Location||North America|
|Team Location||United States|
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Apex Gaming was announced to have acquired Team Imagine's NACS 2016 Spring Season seed in a LoL Esports article on January 8, 2016. Their roster wasn't revealed until almost two weeks later and included three former LCS players - Cris, Keane, and Xpecial - and two Korean players: Eve from Samsung and Police from Ever, with Shrimp as a substitute. They were coached by former Team Coast coach Saintvicious and former Samsung mid laner BlisS.
Apex won both the regular season of NACS and the playoffs, using both Eve and Shrimp actively in the jungle. In the promotion tournament, they were seeded first against the ninth-place Team Impulse, to whom they lost, and then against second place Challenger team Team Dragon Knights, a rematch of the Challenger Series finals. This time, they didn't even drop one game against TDK and qualified successfully for the LCS summer split.
On May 2, during the midseason break, Apex announced the indefinite suspension of Eve for "disciplinary reasons." Soon after the suspension, ESPN reported that the reason for the ban was due to Eve's Korean account being banned by Riot Korea for use of scripts. Additionally, the team added Ray and Apollo to their starting roster, replacing Cris and and Police, respectively. The starting lineup of Ray, Shrimp, Keane, Apollo, and Xpecial was used for all of their summer split games.
Apex's season started out strong, with a 2-0 first week including a 2-1 upset of reigning NA LCS champions and MSI alums CLG. Their success, however, was short-lived, and by week 5 they were in 7th place, where they remained for the rest of the season, out of reach of the playoffs but also safe from relegations for the 2017 Spring Season.
In September, Apex Gaming was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers along with Team Dignitas, and the two organizations merged, under the Dignitas brand.
- January 20, team is officially announced. Keane, Eve, Cris, Xpecial, and Police join. Shrimp joins as a sub. Saintvicious and BlisS join as head and assistant coach.
- January 22, Moon and BIG join on loan from NRG eSports and Echo Fox respectively for 2016 NACS Spring Season - Week 1. Big ol Ron and Indivisible join as subs.
- February 17, Shrimp becomes a starter.
- March 3, BrandonFTW joins as a sub. Saintvicious and BlisS become subs. Indivisible leaves.
- May 2, Eve leaves after being suspended by the team indefinitely for "disciplinary reasons."
- May 18, Police leaves.
- May 19, Apollo and Shiphtur officially join. Crumbz joins as a coach.
- May 20, Ray, Diamondprox, Roar, and KonKwon join. Saintvicious and BlisS are no longer subs. Big ol Ron and BrandonFTW leave.
- June 4, Cris, Diamondprox, Shiphtur, Roar, and KonKwon move to sub.
- July 7, KonKwon retires.
- September 26, team is acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers and merges with Team Dignitas. Ray, Shrimp, Keane, Apollo, Xpecial, Cris, Diamondprox, Shiphtur, and Roar leave.
|Ray||Jeon Ji-won (전지원)||Top Laner||Team Dignitas||2016-05-20||2016-09-26|
|Shrimp||Lee Byeong-hoon (이병훈)||Jungler||Team Dignitas||2016-01-20||2016-09-26|
|Keane||Jang Lae-young (장래영)||Mid Laner||Team Dignitas||2016-01-20||2016-09-26|
|Apollo||Apollo Price||Bot Laner||Team Dignitas||2016-05-19||2016-09-26|
|Xpecial||Alex Chu (朱啓恩)||Support||Team Dignitas||2016-01-20||2016-09-26|
|Cris||Cristian Rosales||Sub/Top||Team Dignitas||2016-01-20||2016-09-26|
|Diamondprox||Danil Reshetnikov||Sub/Jun||Gambit Esports||2016-05-20||2016-09-26|
|Shiphtur||Danny Le||Sub/Mid||Delta Fox||2016-05-19||2016-09-26|
|Roar||Oh Jang-won (오장원)||Sub/Bot||None||2016-05-20||2016-09-26|
|KonKwon||Kevin Kwon (권구혁)||Sub/Sup||Big Gods Jackals||2016-05-20||2016-07-07|
|Big ol Ron||Ryan Ballard||Sub/Top||None||2016-01-22||2016-05-20|
|BlisS||Park Jong-won (박종원)||Sub/Mid||Coach||2016-03-03||2016-05-20|
|Police||Park Hyeong-gi (박형기)||Bot Laner||Team Vitality||2016-01-20||2016-05-18|
|Eve||Seo Jun-cheol (서준철)||Jungler||None||2016-01-20||2016-05-02|
|Indivisible||Paul Nguyen||Sub/Sup||NA Players||2016-01-22||2016-03-03|
Formerly On Loan
|Moon||Galen Holgate||Jungler||NRG Esports||2016 NACS Spring Season - Week 1|
|BIG||Terry Chuong||Support||Echo Fox|
|Michael Slan||Owner||Team Dignitas|
|Shark||Charlene Hamm||General Manager||Team Dignitas|
|Saintvicious||Brandon DiMarco||Head Coach||Team Dignitas|
|Cop||David Roberson||Coach||Team Dignitas|
|BlisS||Park Jong-won (박종원)||Assistant Coach||None|
|Crumbz||Alberto Rengifo||Assistant Coach||Caster|
Player LCS Participation
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|Apex Gaming Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USD • Euros)|
NA LCS 2016 Summer
8 - 10RR
NA LCS 2016 Summer Promotion
3 : 0TDK
|2016-03-16||1||$10,000$ 10,000€ 8,920|
NACS 2016 Spring Playoffs
3 : 1TDK
NACS 2016 Spring
Big ol Ron,
|Total Prize:USD 10,000|
- 2016 NA CS Qualifier Finals primer lolesports.com
- Saintvicious's Twitlonger twitlonger.com
- Apex's Tweet twitter.com
- Jacob Wolf's ESPN Now post espn.go.com
- Philadelphia 76ers acquire, merge and manage leading esports teams Dignitas and Apex team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas transfer NACS Spot To Apex Gaming team-dignitas.net
- Apex's Team Page lolesports.com
- Apex Welcomes Crumbzz apxgaming.com
- Apex Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
- KonKwon's Tweet twitter.com