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Apex Gaming

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Apex Gaming
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Team Information
Org LocationNorth America North America
Team LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
History
Created2016-01-20
Social Media & Links
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Apex Gaming was previously a North American team. In September 2016, they merged with Team Dignitas. For the Apex Legends esports wiki, click here.

History[edit]

2016 Season[edit]

Apex Gaming was announced to have acquired Team Imagine's NACS 2016 Spring Season seed in a LoL Esports article on January 8, 2016.[1] 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.[2]

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."[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Timeline[edit]

  • 2016

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
KR
South KoreaRayJeon Ji-won (전지원)
Top Laner
May 20162016-05-20Sep 20162016-09-26Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
KR
South KoreaShrimPLee Byeong-hoon (이병훈)
Jungler
Jan 20162016-01-20Sep 20162016-09-26Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
NA
South KoreaKeaneJang Lae-young (장래영)
Mid Laner
Jan 20162016-01-20Sep 20162016-09-26Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
NA
United StatesApolloApollo Price
Bot Laner
May 20162016-05-19Sep 20162016-09-26Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
NA
United StatesXpecialAlex Chu (朱啓恩)
Support
Jan 20162016-01-20Sep 20162016-09-26Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
NA
MexicoCrisCristian Rosales
Sub/Top
Jan 20162016-01-20Sep 20162016-09-26Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG
CIS
RussiaDiamondproxDanil Reshetnikov (Данил Решетников)
Sub/Jun
May 20162016-05-20Sep 20162016-09-26GG.CISlogo std.pngGMB
NA
CanadaShiphturDanny Le
Sub/Mid
May 20162016-05-19Sep 20162016-09-26Delta Foxlogo std.pngDFX
KR
South KoreaRoarOh Jang-won (오장원)
Sub/Bot
May 20162016-05-20Sep 20162016-09-26Apexlogo std 2.pngAPP
NA
South KoreaKonKwonKevin Kwon (권구혁)
Sub/Sub/Sup
May 20162016-05-20Jul 20162016-07-07Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBGJ
NA
CanadaBig ol RonRyan Ballard
Sub/Top
Jan 20162016-01-22May 20162016-05-20Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.A
NA
United StatesBrandonFTWBrandon Chen
Sub/Top
Mar 20162016-03-03May 20162016-05-20Phoenix1logo std.pngP1
NA
United StatesSaintviciousBrandon DiMarco
Head Coach
(+)
(–)
Also Sub
Mar 20162016-03-03May 20162016-05-20Apexlogo std 2.pngAPX
KR
South KoreaBlisSPark Jong-won (박종원)
Assistant Coach
(+)
(–)
Also Sub
Mar 20162016-03-03May 20162016-05-20Apexlogo std 2.pngAPX
KR
South KoreaPolicePark Hyeong-gi (박형기)
Bot Laner
Jan 20162016-01-20May 20162016-05-18Team Vitalitylogo std.pngVIT
KR
South KoreaEveSeo Jun-cheol (서준철)
Jungler
Jan 20162016-01-20May 20162016-05-02Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA
United StatesIndivisiblePaul Nguyen
Sub/Sup
Jan 20162016-01-22Mar 20162016-03-03Logo std.pngNA P
NA
United StatesMoonGalen Holgate
Jungler
(+)
(–)
On Loan
Jan 20162016-01-22Jan 20162016-01-27Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NA
United StatesBIGTerry Chuong
Support
(+)
(–)
On Loan
Jan 20162016-01-22Jan 20162016-01-27Delta Foxlogo std.pngDFX

Organization[edit]

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
David Slan Owner None
Michael Slan Owner Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Shark Charlene Hamm General Manager Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 80Head Coach Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Cop David Roberson 80Coach Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
BlisS Park Jong-won (박종원) 80Assistant Coach None
Crumbz Alberto Rengifo 80Assistant Coach Casterlogo std.pngCaster

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCS

Player20132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
ApolloTeam Coastlogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaminglogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.png302
XpecialTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngDignitaslogo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png270
KeaneGravitylogo std.pngGravitylogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngDignitaslogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png204
ShrimpNRG Esportslogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngDignitaslogo std.pngFlyQuestlogo std.png94
RayApexlogo std 2.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.png70

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Apex Gaming Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2016-07-317 NA LCS 2016 Summer
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Ray,  ShrimP,  Keane,  Apollo,  Xpecial,  Saintvicious
2016-04-08Q NA LCS 2016 Summer Promotion
3 : 0Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDK
 Cris,  Eve,  ShrimP,  Keane,  Police,  Xpecial,  Saintvicious
2016-03-161$10,000$ 10,000€ 8,920 NACS 2016 Spring Playoffs
3 : 1Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDK
 Cris,  Shrimp,  Eve,  Keane,  Police,  Xpecial,  Saintvicious
2016-02-241 NACS 2016 Spring
3-2-0Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Big ol Ron,  Cris,  Moon,  Eve,  Shrimp,  Keane,  Police,  Big,  Xpecial
Total Prize:USD 10,000

Media[edit]

  • 2016

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