Norweigan Counter-Strike player Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad is set to reunite with his former 100 Thieves teammates, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Despite joining the Apeks organization in late October, he has joined Aaron "AZR" Ward, Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas, and Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai in their discussions with Extremum.
The Oceanic core and jkaem played together for about two years, with Gratisfaction and Liazz joining up with AZR and jkaem in late 2018 on Renegades. They were able to reach the playoffs of two consecutive Major tournaments in 2019 before making the transition to 100 Thieves. At this time AZR, Liazz, and Gratisfaction are still under contract with 100 Thieves but are inactive after the org announced its departure from CS:GO for a second time in October.
Extremum is led by business development manager Emir "sngz“ Udvincic and is being funded by private investors, according to multiple sources. Should they officially acquire the ex-100 Thieves players, they would only need one more player to round out the roster. The lineup they field is expected to compete within Europe starting in 2021.
In jkaem’s short tenure with Apeks they qualified for DreamHack Open November 2020 and narrowly missed making the Finals after a loss to AGF Esport. The other events they competed in were smaller events like Nine to Five #7 and Cyber.Bet Golden League where they exited in the group stage.
Representatives from Extremum declined comment.