He is in charge of forming the new EG roster. G2 are in talks with autimatic and Stewie2k as per reports.

Evil Geniuses has announced the signing of its new head coach days after the BLAST Premier World Finals. Former G2 coach, Damien “⁠maLeK⁠” Marcel will now take over the role on Evil Geniuses replacing Damian “⁠daps⁠” Steele.

MaLeK will be responsible for assembling the new Evil Geniuses CS:GO roster. After parting ways with several players over the past few weeks, EG’s current roster includes two players: Tsvetelin “⁠CeRq⁠” Dimitrov and Vincent “⁠Brehze⁠” Cayonte. The organization is in talks with Jake “Stewie2K” Yip and Timothy “autimatic” Ta, according to a 1pv.fr report.

Three years with G2 esports

MaLeK spent three years with G2 esports and has seen through various rosters in the organization. The coach led G2 esports to finish second at the PGL Stockholm CS:GO Major, the biggest Major till date.

But G2 has not been very consistent in its results this year. The team had several top-eight finishes to start the year. The team performed slightly better reaching the top four during IEM Cologne, DreamHack Masters Spring, BLAST Premier Spring Finals and more. In most of these tournaments, the team lost to the CIS dominance of Navi and Gambit. 

ESL Pro League came as a shocker as the team failed to win a single match, going 0-5 in the group stage. The team picked itself up, slowly, steadily, until it reached the top two at the CS:GO Major.

What’s next for EG?

EG’s plans to form a new roster might include CeRq, Stewie2k and autimatic, although nothing has been announced just yet.  

Autimatic is currently a part of T1’s roster in Valorant along with several former CS:GO players such as Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham, Joshua “steel” Nissa and Rahul “curry” Nemani. His return to the CS:GO might see him take on the role of the in-game leader for the squad, a role that has been very successful with in the past.

For now, EG’s CS:GO roster might include the following players: 

  • Jake “Stewie2K” Yip
  • Timothy “autimatic” Ta
  • Vincent “⁠Brehze⁠” Cayonte
  • Tsvetelin “⁠CeRq⁠” Dimitrov

Stay tuned to esports.gg for the latest CS:GO news and updates. 

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Rohan is an editor at esports.gg. He found esports through Dota 2, but has since gone on to follow several other titles including CS: GO, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege and more. He has written for several publications and hopes to attend TI10 in 2022.