FPX part ways with Devilwalk, peca

The coach and General Manager have exited the Chinese organization after a streak of poor results.

FunPlus Phoenix announced on Monday that they parted ways with coach Jonatan "⁠Devilwalk⁠" Lundberg under mutual agreement, which followed shortly after General Manager Petar "⁠peca⁠" Marković revealed on Twitter that his time with the organization has come to an end.

The managerial changes follow a couple of underwhelming months for FunPlus Phoenix. Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala and co. missed out on a spot at the CS:GO Major in Stockholm, failed to qualify for premier events such as IEM Cologne and ESL Pro League, and crashed out of the top 30 of the world rankings in the leadup to these changes.

Devilwalk has been with the team since the NoChance era in 2019

Both Devilwalk and peca have expressed their intention to continue with their roles in new teams. The Serbian, who also managed FunPlus Phoenix's Valorant division, said that "after an exciting year, it's time for me to chase new endeavors," while the Swedish Major winner stated that he is open to offers in CS:GO or Valorant.

FunPlus Phoenix's international roster is currently competing in the IEM Winter 2021 Europe Closed Qualifier with the hopes of earning a spot at the $250,000 event in December, which could give them something to fill their otherwise empty calendar with, as well as offer a chance to climb back up the ranks.

FunPlus Phoenix are now:

Finland Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala
Slovakia Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk
Montenegro Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković
Denmark Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen
Serbia Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković

Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
569
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1068
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
400
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.69
Serbia Petar 'peca' Marković
Petar 'peca' Marković
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1426
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1062
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Canada SparklMastr
top 10 coach removals
2021-10-18 14:23
17 replies
Removing a great coach but keeping a bad igl
2021-10-18 14:38
15 replies
#56
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Slovakia Daev0n
How do you know he's a bad IGL? Have you seen him call? Have you seen him prepare for matches? Also flair and name doesn't check out.
2021-10-18 14:45
10 replies
#62
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Peru TheJuan
have you seen fpx results
2021-10-18 14:52
8 replies
#64
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Slovakia Daev0n
It doesn't look like a problem with tactics. The individuals are really not consistent. You can see almost every FPX player Top frag in one map and then bottom frag in the next.
2021-10-18 14:56
6 replies
which looks like not the right choices/calls and maybe positions. imo they played way better with chrisj as igl
2021-10-18 15:11
5 replies
they did. I still don't understand why they didn't just drop the money to sign chrisj and instead went with emi who has literally no experience in tier 1 and already had a stint as a coach.
2021-10-18 15:25
#70
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Finland JooonsMO
But chrisj was too creedy and missed great chance with this team. IMO they would have been top 15 certainly and probably even top 10 as team.
2021-10-18 15:26
3 replies
well it wasnt really up to chris to decide. Fpx could not agree with mousesports regarding the buyout. what mouz wanted was too much for fpx, so they rather choose to not make it to the major ;)
2021-10-18 15:28
2 replies
wouldn't do with chris either
2021-10-18 15:42
1 reply
well thats your opinion
2021-10-18 15:51
#106
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Serbia Dusan837
Do you see how bad is farlig they are all bad tactics are good
2021-10-18 17:52
well he have to be calling out of his mind if its gonna be worth it for his lacking fragging and I doubt he does that.
2021-10-18 16:17
He is not a bad IGL. He is okay-ish IGL. Farlig is an okay-ish awper, and same goes for the whole team. They are okay-ish team with current lineup. And their placing right now is realistic, 40 to 30 is what they deserve
2021-10-18 15:37
2 replies
They were a top 15-20 team before crazy hoe they dropped off though something needs to be changed
2021-10-18 15:48
1 reply
Agreed. Removing dewilwalk is a step in right direction I think
2021-10-18 15:49
This is not report about -zews, keeping Stanisław tho
2021-10-18 16:02
+krystal ez
2021-10-18 16:10
xd
2021-10-18 14:23
#3
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Germany Janschik
unfortunate
2021-10-18 14:23
Devilwalk 1 Major S0mple 0 major, sorry guys big mistake
2021-10-18 14:23
7 replies
s0mple org 1, devilwalk org 0
2021-10-18 14:24
3 replies
s1
2021-10-18 14:31
2 replies
Huh? Why do you mention s1? hltv.org/player/21497/s1
2021-10-18 14:42
1 reply
cuz very good
2021-10-18 14:42
unbeliefable
2021-10-18 14:37
#96
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Czech Republic JameS_19
Devilwalk 1 Major, S1mple 0 Majors
2021-10-18 16:37
+1
2021-10-18 16:59
#5
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Netherlands _FerSen_
unlucko
2021-10-18 14:23
#6
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Lithuania marusgg
what is going on
2021-10-18 14:23
Makes sense, team with 4 good players should not be playing this bad
2021-10-18 14:23
1 reply
+1
2021-10-18 14:39
#8
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Netherlands _FerSen_
-emi next
2021-10-18 14:23
5 replies
yeah -emi +chrisj
2021-10-18 14:36
2 replies
If they don’t pick up ChrisJ after his contract ends idk what fpx are on
2021-10-18 14:45
1 reply
#83
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Netherlands _FerSen_
yh
2021-10-18 15:53
they brought serbian coach and you think they will kick emi now lol
2021-10-18 19:43
1 reply
#116
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Netherlands _FerSen_
I mean they should.
2021-10-18 23:55
#9
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Australia B_Tannen
Yeah, it was devilwalk’s fault. Give me a break.
2021-10-18 14:23
1 reply
+1
2021-10-19 14:38
#10
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Latvia YungPan666
Farlig to CoL Maden to G2 Zehn to Gorillaz disband
2021-10-18 14:23
3 replies
Actually makes sense.
2021-10-18 14:24
Zehn can go to havu and finally get rid of jemi
2021-10-18 14:45
1 reply
#60
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Latvia YungPan666
maybe, but I think he is too old and HAVU need young blood
2021-10-18 14:46
unlucko
2021-10-18 14:23
#14
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Slovakia Daev0n
+zonic
2021-10-18 14:25
#15
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Finland Cucumber))
This whole situation just makes me sad Good luck in the future FPX and Devilwalk!
2021-10-18 14:24
Totally unexpected for me, I thought they will change igl or maybe one of Zehn/Farlig because of their stats being mediocre for their roles. GL devilwalk
2021-10-18 14:24
5 replies
#26
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Finland Cucumber))
flair + fpx + devilwalk
2021-10-18 14:27
4 replies
Are you talking about yourself?
2021-10-18 14:30
3 replies
#38
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Finland Cucumber))
about your flair at least
2021-10-18 14:32
2 replies
FPX fan with Vega Squadron flair wtf!
2021-10-18 14:32
1 reply
#98
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Finland Cucumber))
wtf.... how could he
2021-10-18 16:52
Wtf
2021-10-18 14:24
#18
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United Kingdom DB_R20
mid game? - Fucking cold.
2021-10-18 14:25
2 replies
#24
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Slovakia Daev0n
He must have known about it before the game started.
2021-10-18 14:26
I would also leave mid-game if I saw my team losing 2:13 to ENCE LMAO (this is a joke)
2021-10-18 14:45
#19
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
unluchko
2021-10-18 14:25
Chris J is warming up
2021-10-18 14:25
#21
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Turkey sedo7
who
2021-10-18 14:25
wait they dropped their coach in the middle of a BO3 kekw
2021-10-18 14:25
kassad to coach or something? FPX just need more firepower, their gameplan always were pretty solid i think.
2021-10-18 14:26
2 replies
#27
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Slovakia Daev0n
Would be cool.
2021-10-18 14:27
#94
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Australia Dadecum
most likely +kassad and maybe jkaem if he doesnt go to coL also they might replace emi with azr, since that was the plan before azr went to extremum. their opinion on him might have changed when they saw the dumpster fire of extremum tho
2021-10-18 16:22
Devilwalk 1 major, S1mple 0 majors
2021-10-18 14:26
#28
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Greece RedWinter
-emi +AZR
2021-10-18 14:27
he just leaves mid game? lol
2021-10-18 14:27
Another team that is gonna bench their roster
2021-10-18 14:27
Disband this shit, or invest in top talent. This is terrible waste of money currently.
2021-10-18 14:28
devilwalk to dignitas
2021-10-18 14:29
2 replies
No way Much cooler with vendetta
2021-10-18 14:31
1 reply
maybe gamerlegion or aura :-)
2021-10-18 14:32
#33
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Korea jin67300
Who is peca
2021-10-18 14:29
2 replies
General Manager, he used to be the GM of CR4ZY back in their golden days as well.
2021-10-18 14:37
scammer
2021-10-18 14:52
#37
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Poland sznycel901
sadge
2021-10-18 14:31
- zehn - emi + kassad +jkaem +chrisj
2021-10-18 14:33
Mid game kekekek
2021-10-18 14:40
Sad for the CSGO line-up in two years, organizations from NCH69, Smasch, Godsent to FPX have been replaced
2021-10-18 14:40
F px
2021-10-18 14:40
#50
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Netherlands tblgk
if they just signed chrisj months before they would have won the major
2021-10-18 14:41
no kRYSTAL no major spot
2021-10-18 14:41
#52
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Philippines flowster
devilwalk jw flusha +2 its all coming together
2021-10-18 14:41
2 replies
xizt get right
2021-10-18 15:52
1 reply
#82
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Philippines flowster
both retired already
2021-10-18 15:53
wouldnt be surprised if emi becomes coach
2021-10-18 14:44
#63
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Asia flipflop
No more free cheques
2021-10-18 14:55
#65
novel | 
North America minte
I love Devilwalk, hope he gets a nice job somewhere else
2021-10-18 15:01
s1mple 1 Grand Slam Devilwalk 0 Grand Slam
2021-10-18 15:13
#68
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
WTF is this what is this move top10 maybe even top5 coach is removed but emi is staying amazing. FPX will disband soon. i'm very sad and fustrated wtf is this i cant belive. This team without Devilwalk and with emi as igl has no future sad. as i said they will disband soon. sad day for me
2021-10-18 15:20
#72
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Ukraine futplxyer
Great news getting rid of Peca, not sure if getting rid of devilwalk was right, he did his best!
2021-10-18 15:29
ratwalk
2021-10-18 15:31
Can devilwalk please stop stealing paychecks now for good?
2021-10-18 15:39
#78
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Germany Xrageon
FPX had like a good start but since then they just look awful
2021-10-18 15:49
lulrant no way
2021-10-18 15:53
announcing it while they where playing 🤔
2021-10-18 15:55
#87
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Chile 1cristiaan
sad
2021-10-18 16:03
#89
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Finland AliSabid
Rip
2021-10-18 16:11
Bad move
2021-10-18 16:14
krystal was the problem
2021-10-18 16:16
#93
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Sweden noddyy
last piece of the OG squad, fpx went to hell after removing maikelele first then krystal.
2021-10-18 16:19
6 replies
Eksem sucked however + horribel work ethic.
2021-10-18 18:17
5 replies
#111
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Sweden noddyy
doesnt matter, it was him, krystal and devilwalk who made the team and they were removed which was a shitty thing. they havent been competetive since maikelele was removed. he was a perfect fit as a passive awper which allowed the riflers to excel. work ethic is irrelevant
2021-10-18 18:18
4 replies
To be honest Maikelele was a good decision. I remember that styko or krystal said that he isn't feeling comfortable awping on certian maps and he was medicore against t2 competition at best. After adding farlig the team improved and they could become a top 10 team imo. Removing krystal was also understandable but what really fucked them up was not getting a better igl and being stuck with emi
2021-10-19 01:43
3 replies
+1
2021-10-19 13:13
#121
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Sweden noddyy
i guess we just have to disagree. i followed the team since its inception when scream and maikelele started playing together again, and literally watched every game i could since. stopped watching them since krystal was removed as i lost my affiliation with them, so i feel as my opinion is the one more though out, however ur allowed to have ur own opinion.
2021-10-19 13:40
1 reply
hltv.org/stats/teams/events/6902/godsent I just looked at their finishes again and I guess the godsent prior to the Maikelele change wasn't that bad. With farlig they got some pretty good finishes like cs summit 6 but they also bumped out of some t1 events last. I think that we can say that godsent didn't really improved overall but imo farlig>>>Maikelele EDIT: hltv.org/stats/players/compare/13300/far..
2021-10-19 16:15
#95
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Czech Republic JameS_19
Devilwalk_1_Major_S1mple_0_Majors
2021-10-18 16:35
F
2021-10-18 16:43
You kick a coach but don't kick someone like falling emi or zehhn nice job
2021-10-18 17:09
#101
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Sweden DonGatsby
They just beat Ence tho
2021-10-18 17:12
RIP FPX
2021-10-18 17:16
#103
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Czech Republic GAMEUJUCZ
-10 social creds
2021-10-18 17:16
lol good coach
2021-10-18 17:33
What a fucking joke, this is a team filled with misfits players and an t2 coach as an igl, does FPX management think that they can grab tournament wins if they arent even willing to pay for ChrisJ after he did so well with the team standing in?
2021-10-18 18:03
2 replies
They were braindead on that move, there is no saving grace for them. Farlig & Maden have been inconsistent for a while now, zehN is no longer hard carrying them (he was popping off like every single match), STYKO is average most of their matches but that's only 2 players out of 5. STYKO is the only consistent guy.
2021-10-18 18:26
#124
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
+1
2021-10-19 21:28
Rip DW the goat, he does not deserve this, faaaak you chiiinaaa.
2021-10-18 18:16
im still angry that he unfollowed me on twitter, but gg
2021-10-18 18:16
#114
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World streetson
just -emi +golden and get devilwalk back
2021-10-18 20:00
didn't even know Devilwalk was part of that team washed player since 2014, cya
2021-10-18 22:58
kassad time?
2021-10-19 03:52
-fartling pls
2021-10-19 08:08
Will FPX fall apart?
2021-10-24 16:49
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