maLeK transitions into Strategic Coach for EG

The Frenchman returns to an active role in the organisation after a messy split back in May.

Evil Geniuses have revealed that Damien "⁠maLeK⁠" Marcel will shift to a Strategic Coach position in the organisation, where he will work with all four of the lineups currently under the EG banner.

The news comes almost four months after Evil Geniuses moved the coach to an inactive role within the organisation following a run of poor results, where the side notably missed out on a spot in the PGL Antwerp Major.

maLeK will work with Evil Geniuses as their Strategic Coach

Evil Geniuses have invested heavily into their Counter-Strike division in recent times. The organisation famously launched their Blueprint project back in June which brought on EG White and EG Black in a bid to create a fluid 15-man lineup, before entering the women's scene with the signing of EG Gold last month.

The Blueprint experiment has already been used to some effect; Jadan "⁠HexT⁠" Postma was promoted to the main lineup from EG Black in August, with William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba going the other way in a bid to bring some tier one experience to the developmental roster.

maLeK's moving into the new role adds a new layer to Evil Geniuses's staff structure, with Daniel "⁠Vorborg⁠" Vorborg being recruited as the main team's head coach just last month as a part of their off-season roster overhaul.

Evil Geniuses will also be hoping that maLeK's return to an active role within the organisation will help improve their chances at a successful ESL Pro League Season 16 Group D run. The North American roster finished the past three seasons in joint-last place, winning just one series in that time frame.

France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
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Canada Jadan 'HexT' Postma
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United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
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Argentina pautreig
2022-09-16 18:37
Europe eggshells
2022-09-16 18:37
Ez for malek
2022-09-16 18:37
2022-09-16 18:37
France Evalion
EG continues to sink.
2022-09-16 18:38
8 replies
Is it even possible?
2022-09-16 18:41
Can’t sink further at the bottom tho
2022-09-16 18:49
1 reply
Finland Palomies
Pull the plug
2022-09-17 10:18
Brazil Anarchybr
They just won Fragadelphia
2022-09-16 18:54
2 replies
Brazil Snaipa_
and also went out on 5th-8th place
2022-09-16 19:26
1 reply
Brazil Anarchybr
Their average rank was #3-4,5th then which is very good for EG standards
2022-09-16 19:37
Nah. If anything just shows how much of a dumbass Stewie is. Went out looking like one.
2022-09-16 19:19
1 reply
2022-09-17 04:12
Rip stewie2k
2022-09-16 18:38
Got his job back and made stewie go to valorant gigachad
2022-09-16 18:38
1 reply
stewie wishes he could pro valorant
2022-09-16 18:52
who cares
2022-09-16 18:39
stewie was the problem lol
2022-09-16 18:40
1 reply
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Germany lor3nz
now its pretty obvious
2022-09-16 20:34
Germany aL1337
2022-09-16 18:42
Aruba defoliant
Epic comeback
2022-09-16 18:42
United States TARIK_GOAT
um ok lol
2022-09-16 18:42
Lol stewie where are you at?
2022-09-16 18:42
2 replies
2022-09-16 18:44
1 reply
too bad for our game, should stick to streaming zzzzz
2022-09-16 19:22
they are making up job positions now lol
2022-09-16 18:43
4 replies
basically analyst, no?
2022-09-16 18:53
2 replies
just call him an analyst no?
2022-09-16 18:55
1 reply
maybe they wanted to give him cute title
2022-09-16 19:12
Brazil Anarchybr
It seems a lot like BR governments creating fake jobs just for politicians friends xD
2022-09-16 18:55
Classic plus, minus, plus
2022-09-16 18:45
strategic coach = analyst or?
2022-09-16 18:48
2 replies
United States MrNorwood
It seems like a hierarchical thing to me, a strategic coach may do some analytical work, but is I think more a of decision maker than a pure analyst would be.
2022-09-16 19:11
1 reply any case no coach strategic or cheerleader can help a team that has the soul of a dead body
2022-09-16 19:22
At least, EG admit their mistakes. Stewie was the problem in this team, it was obvious.
2022-09-16 18:49
2 replies
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France HippzZ
2022-09-16 21:45
but they never learn from those
2022-09-21 20:20
maLek + stanislaw hmm it could work imo
2022-09-16 18:51
There is no more Stewie so Malek is back.
2022-09-16 18:52
Stew died for this
2022-09-16 18:53
My name is Malek
2022-09-16 18:54
Stew confirmed the problem
2022-09-16 18:57
Good luck to Malek, he seems to be a very nice guy. Hope he can achieve something with EG.
2022-09-16 18:58
2022-09-16 19:02
Wait, there's 4 EG lineups? whats the 4th edit: nvm EG.fe
2022-09-16 19:04
2 replies
Australia jd4ddy
Don’t blame you for not knowing the forth, despite everyone tryna revive the female scene, barely anyone is getting any coverage towards the female scene
2022-09-17 00:17
1 reply
Agreed. Its simply not popular enough. People can say what they want, if a comp scene isn’t bringing in views it’s bound to fail
2022-09-17 23:06
Stewie went out looking like a dumbass
2022-09-16 19:16
Peru TenoriPEEK
Paycheck2k laugh treend coming
2022-09-16 19:20
in before transition to massage coach
2022-09-16 19:23
1 reply
2022-09-16 20:27
2022-09-16 19:24
they might win a bo3 soon
2022-09-16 19:28
Russia Z1Ned
2022-09-16 19:30
Finland AliSabid
Less go
2022-09-16 19:30
finally some sensible decisions from EG, maybe at least some of their lineups will do okay-ish
2022-09-16 19:50
Yo les noobs, I really don’t understand the thought process there, MaleK is anything but a strategic coach, it’s kinda useless to have him if not to stand behind the players and motivate them.
2022-09-16 20:16
3 replies
Poland Ryunar
i also think he is pretty trash
2022-09-16 21:28
Finland Pronssi
maybe that is the strategy
2022-09-17 02:04
France Ansi
EG is probably realizing that their results and expectations are stagnating. i have no clue how long MaleK's contract still lasts, but im guessing its pretty damn long. this was probably EG's best option, with the least financial impact.
2022-09-17 16:02
Brazil hugoooo
wtf... EG decisions are the worst
2022-09-16 20:16
OK....stewie return when??? wasted talent
2022-09-16 20:20
Imagine anti-strating for 4 teams 💀💀
2022-09-16 20:25
Egypt BomberMan_
well there is at least no stewie anymore so I guess they will maybe listen to him?
2022-09-16 20:42
Stewie has always been the problem on every team he’s been on
2022-09-16 20:46
1 reply
Poland Ryunar
the cringe problem as well
2022-09-16 21:27
malek > stew
2022-09-16 20:57
Device to EG book it
2022-09-16 21:05
Ok but kick cerq
2022-09-16 21:11
From a major final to this. Such disgrace!
2022-09-16 21:33
Leave this man out of your bulls**t
2022-09-16 21:37
Finland 5way
Lmao EG just keeps on creating new jobs for literally anyone they possibly can
2022-09-16 21:48
9 replies
Eg is the UNICEF of CS. I would like to see a coordinator manager to manage the managers.
2022-09-16 21:51
8 replies
LOL. Who is funding EG and why? Are they relevant in another esport?
2022-09-17 00:24
1 reply
I think they are better in other esports, but I'm not following other esports, so I don't know. It is NA, a lot of money, but bad investment overall.
2022-09-17 00:55
and a managing head of coordination to coordinate the coordinator manager
2022-09-17 17:00
5 replies
True. It is hard to manage the managers. Probably need an assistant for that too.
2022-09-17 17:02
4 replies
That might just be a two man job though, and making sure those two men are working together well there should probably be a department of management assistants to oversee the whole system
2022-09-17 17:04
3 replies
haha. it is just funny the team didn't show any good results from a long time but they still hire a sh** load of ppl.
2022-09-17 17:13
2 replies
The entire org seems so stupid, from the endless amount of shitty rosters filled with washed up past their due date idiots to making up unnecessary positions it almost can't not be one big tax evasion/money laundering front, nothing about the money they are sinking into this makes any sense, all their squads combined aren't even bringing in 100K in winnings per year
2022-09-17 17:17
1 reply
Germany grabke
yes strange what they are doing !!!
2022-09-20 03:08
Thats actually really good, hopefully this project of theirs works out
2022-09-16 22:07
2 replies
Same here, although I feel like with having to manage 4 different rosters, especially with most of them being in completely different levels of Pro CS, he might be stretched too thin.
2022-09-20 03:34
1 reply
I'd think so to but EG as an org have an entire coaching staff so it minimizes the problem
2022-09-20 07:29
We now need an assistant of the strategic manager.
2022-09-17 00:24
1 reply
Or assistant of assistant manager or even better Tactical Analyst
2022-09-17 01:18
Chile 1cristiaan
2022-09-17 02:00
Nice GL
2022-09-17 11:48
Fiji Pilot_
Go to starbucks
2022-09-17 13:34
i dislike what i've seen of his attitude, reminds me of some really bad teachers i had in schoollike that clip where he moves KennyS's microphone away from his mouth twice. not nice, no wonder stewie2k wouldn't want to listen to him
2022-09-17 15:41
EG doesn't deserve maLeK
2022-09-17 16:04
regular Stew L
2022-09-17 16:59
I'm so happy for Malek coming out of the closet
2022-09-19 02:29
Europe kuu1
Outstanding strategy until now.
2022-09-21 14:29
he plays for Wolves?
2022-09-21 15:54
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United States Chuee
what if eg just yoink adren :/
2022-09-21 20:16
2022-09-21 20:19
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