Long time legend Jacob ‘Maelk‘ Toft-Anderson steps down as an active player for Evil Geniuses to coach the team. Alaan ‘SexyBamboe‘ Faraj will replace him as support.
Many will recognise this legend from the MYM domination days, and some might know him from playing in Evil Geniuses in The International 2. With nearly 50 titles over 9 years, Jacob ‘Maelk‘ Toft-Anderson has inspired budding DotA and Dota 2 players around the world. However, Maelk will end his journey as a competitive player and take on the mantle as a coach for Evil Geniuses.
I am happy to say that I am quitting the competitive circuit, and will instead shift my focus to a new managerial role within Evil Geniuses. After nine years of playing Dota competitively I have long thought about stepping back as a player and instead directing my passion elsewhere. We’ve been looking at the roster for a few weeks now, and I am confident the team will succeed in the qualifier for The International and continue to deliver the results fans have come to expect from the team. I would like to thank both the community and the team for their constant support. I wouldn’t have been able to do this for so long if it weren’t for the support of fans and people in the industry.
Evil Geniuses turn to Alaan ‘SexyBamboe‘ Faraj to replace the former MYM idol. Having played under teams such as Mousesports, Zero and Absolute Legends, SexyBamboe looks forward to joining the team as well as bootcamping in Phoenix, US.
Statement from Alaan ‘SexyBamboe‘ Faraj
I’m excited to join the Evil Geniuses team. After our strong performance in G-1 qualifiers it felt natural to join up with them. I believe that we can become one of the best with the right mindset and dedication.
Evil Geniuses roster
- Clinton ‘Fear‘ Loomis (captain)
- Jimmy ‘DeMoN‘ Ho
- Jio ‘Jeyo‘ Madayag
- Robert ‘Bdiz‘ Tinnes
- Alaan ‘SexyBamboe‘ Faraj
Source : Evil Geniuses