Apex Pride was announced on May 17th, 2016 as an unnamed challenger team sister to the LCS team Apex Gaming, when Apex acquired Team Dignitas's NACS Summer Season seed. The team's name was eventually revealed to be Apex Pride.
The initial lineup included Cris, Diamondprox, Shiphtur, Roar and KonKwon. The roster came into NACS Summer with a lot of competitive experience (each of their players had played at least one split in one of the major leagues). However, Apex Pride was not able to live up to their expectations, finishing in 5th place with a 1-3-1 record. This meant they would have to defend their NACS spot in the upcoming qualifier.
In September, Apex Gaming was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers along with Team Dignitas, and the two organizations merged, under the Dignitas brand. There was no notice about the future of Apex Pride, but the team ultimately disbanded in December when they forfeited their NA CS Spring Qualifier seed.
Tournament2016 NACS Summer Season