French CS:GO coach Damien “maLeK” Marcel has shifted to a strategic coach function inside of Evil Geniuses now soon after paying practically four months on the sidelines and with his long term unsure.
MaLeK was brought on to be EG’s head coach in 2022 but he was moved to the inactive roster in May well immediately after the lineup led by Jake “Stewie2K” Yip, at the time, failed to qualify for the PGL Antwerp Important, the 1st Valve-sponsored function of the yr. It was unveiled afterwards that maLeK and Stewie2K had clashed for the duration of his stint with the North American players, in accordance to his previous assistant coach Paolo “EVY” Berbudeau.
Considering the fact that maLeK’s departure, EG has undergone loads of improvements. Stewie2K left aggressive CS:GO and was moved to a streaming posture within just the business, the firm signed the former Occasion Astronauts and Carpe Diem lineups to test to assemble a “fluid” 15-man roster, EG promoted the head of data science Soham “valens” Chowdhury to director of athletics for Counter-Strike, and it revamped the major roster with the additions of Sanjar “neaLaN” İshakov, Jadan “HexT” Postma, and head mentor Daniel Vorborg.
Now that maLeK has been reinstated in EG, he’ll perform with all three male CS:GO teams and the female team taking part in under the North American firm. The French coach has a great deal of encounter in Counter-Strike, obtaining also labored with Envy and most notably G2.
“I have been absent for a 2nd, but it helped me recharge and channel my electricity for my new adventure,” maLeK said. “I am wanting forward to provide my very best self and support EG unlock their probable. [I’m] fired up to attempt a little something new!”
The announcement of maLeK’s return comes just times ahead of EG’s main roster debut at ESL Pro League time 16. The North Americans are in Group D along with Cloud9, FURIA, Group Liquid, Movistar Riders, and Everlasting Hearth. The matches will be played from Sept. 21 to 25.