Damien Malek Marcel, the CS: GO coach of G2 Esports, has resigned from his position. The news was announced on the organisation’s Twitter account.
Since November 2018, MaleK has been a part of the G2 Esports CS: GO lineup. Under his guidance, the team placed in the top three of a number of major tournaments, advanced to the final of the PGL Major Stockholm 2021, where they were defeated by Natus Vincere, and competed in two more majors.
“Today marks the end of a great adventure,” maLeK said via a post on his Twitter. “I’ve been G2’s head coach for three years and well that went fast! The decision to part ways took place a few weeks before the major and I loved every moment of our last run with the boys.”
Today, we part ways with @G2maLeK_
Thank you Damien, for your three years of hard work and dedication to our team. Your passion for Counter-Strike is unmatched and we’ll miss having your energy on the server.
Best of luck in your future endeavors ♥ pic.twitter.com/yiGXXsCj3O
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) November 16, 2021
G2 still had a French lineup in 2018, led by Richard “shox” Papillon. MaLeK oversaw the team’s renovation, which included the addition of Nemanja “nexa” Isakovi and Nemanja “huNter” Kova to the squad. The idea was that after the squad recruited superstar Nikola “NiKo” Kova, results would follow.
G2 Esports Roster Formed After MaleK’s Leaving
- Nikola “NiKo” Kovac
- François “AmaNEk” Deluanay
- Audric “JaCKz” Jug
- Nemenja “huNter-” Kovač
- Nemenja “nexa” Isakovic
- Jan “Swani” Müller (coach)
- Kenny “kennyS” Schraub (Inactive)
G2 has struggled in the online era, with the only notable results coming from LAN competitions. Despite reaching the grand finals of major competitions, they have continually fallen short of expectations, including losses to Natus Vincere at the PGL Major 2021, IEM Cologne 2021, and IEM Katowice 2020.