When we first got in touch with Dimitar and presented our VALORANT plans in late 2021, it became immediately apparent that our philosophy on how to build and run a team was a perfect match. Itopata was key in putting together the roster we eventually landed on, and has shown more dedication and commitment to the success of our project than we could have ever hoped for. While Sam was only working for us in a part-time capacity, his support during key moments of the year was pivotal to our success both on and off the server. We want to extend a massive thank you to Dimitar and Sam, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!
Itopata has been an inspiration to me throughout the season. His unmatched work ethic and constant composure were remarkable. While it’s bittersweet to bid him farewell, our parting is not based on performance, but rather a desire to support his personal journey towards success. I’m looking forward to seeing all the things he will accomplish in his next adventure. On a side note, I will not miss his dad joke tweets though. Ito please, stop with the dad joke tweets.
Sam successfully managed a demanding full-time job alongside his dedication to Apeks. His consistent availability and positive attitude were truly impressive, always pushing the team towards success when it mattered most. Balancing multiple responsibilities is no easy feat, and Sam handled it like no other. I take pride in having Sam as a valuable part of our journey, and his contributions have been truly exceptional.
– Frederik ‘Gulden’ van Guldener
Being part of Apeks was amazing and I’m really proud of the work we did throughout the year. I would always be grateful for the opportunity they gave me and all the trust they put in me. I met some amazing people last season and it was an absolute pleasure to represent the org. We build some great foundations for the future of Apeks in Valorant and I’m confident they will succeed next year.
– Dimitar ‘Itopata’ Staev
It’s been an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to be a part of Apeks’ journey into valorant and work with such an incredible roster and organisation. I’m proud to have contributed in some part to the success of Apeks’ first season albeit ending without the ultimate goal. I have made the decision to step down from the roster and take a step back from coaching, but I wish Apeks nothing but the best going forward and thanks for everything!
– Sam ‘Forrest’ Forrest