Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad is the first to leave the roster after 100 Thieves withdrew from the CS:GO scene earlier this month. The Norwegian has now put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Norwegian organization Apeks.
IEM New York 2020 has just finished for the North American teams, and it was already settled before the tournament finished, that this would be the last tournament the 100 Thieves roster played with eachother. Following the announcement that the organization withdrew from CS:GO, there had been rumours of where the players would transfer to, and Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad is the first one to announce his next team as he earlier today announced he will be playing for the Norwegian team Apeks until the end of 2023. His debut will be against none other than ENCE in Elisa Invitational 2.
The former G2 and FaZe player was rumoured to have multiple offers from variable European rosters, but moved back home to Norway and play for Apeks, which sits at #65 at the HLTV.org world ranking. This move now leaves Apeks with the following line-up: Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad, Ole “Marcelious” Kristian Langan, Sander “Grusarn” Iversen, Dennis “dennis” Edman and Martin “Nasty” Garvik (on trial).
Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad is the first player that left 100 Thieves but it might not be long until we see a second one announce his next team, as Justin “jks” Savage is rumoured to be joining Complexity at the end of the month. This leaves Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas, Aaron “AZR” Ward and Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai as the only ones jet to find a new team. It’s unknown whether they’ll stay together as they look for a new organization to play under, or if they will split up in their hunt for a new organization.