Apex Gaming is a North American team.
Apex Gaming was announced to have acquired Team Imagine's NACS 2016 Spring Season seed in a LoL Esports article on January 8th, 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 2nd, 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.
- January 20th, 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 22nd, 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 17th, Shrimp becomes a starter.
- March 3rd, BrandonFTW joins as a sub. Saintvicious and BlisS become subs. Indivisible leaves.
- May 2nd, Eve is suspended by the team indefinitely for "disciplinary reasons."
- May 18th, Police leaves.
- May 19th, Apollo and Shiphtur officially join. Crumbz joins as a coach.
- May 20th, Ray, Diamondprox, Roar, and KonKwon join. Saintvicious and BlisS are no longer subs. Big ol Ron and BrandonFTW leave.
- September 26th, team is acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers and merges with Apex Gaming. Ray, Shrimp, Keane, Apollo, and Xpecial join. Cris joins as a sub. Saintvicious and Cop join as coaches.
- Eve, Jungle. || Team Suspension
- Big ol Ron, Top. Nationality: ca.
- BrandonFTW, Top. Nationality: us.
- Saintvicious, Jungle.
- BlisS, Mid.
- Police, AD.
- Indivisible, Support.
- Diamondprox, Jungle.
- Shiphtur, Mid.
- Ray, Top.
- Shrimp, Jungle.
- Keane, Mid.
- Apollo, ad. Nationality: us.
- Xpecial, Support.
- Cris, Top.
Formerly On Loan
- April 8th, Team Apex AMA with reddit
- May 29th, The team of mystery: Apex Gaming by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- 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
- 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
- Philadelphia 76ers acquire, merge and manage leading esports teams Dignitas and Apex team-dignitas.net