Team Envy has parted ways with CS:GO coach Damien “maLek” Marcel. A former Counter-Strike: Source player, maLek originally joined Team Envy as head coach for the team in early 2017. Envy CS:GO continues competition in the European division of ECS Season 5 (Esports Championship Series).
Mike Rufail, owner and CEO of Envy Gaming, Inc., which operates the Team Envy brand worldwide across nine esports titles and owns the Dallas Fuel franchise in the Overwatch League, said, “Damien joined Envy CS:GO at a pivotal moment of transition for our franchise and we are thankful to him for his efforts to build the new roster into one of the game’s most competitive. Unfortunately, we have not achieved the championship level of success that our organization or fans expect from Envy CS:GO in recent months, and felt it necessary to make a coaching change.”
The Envy CS:GO team is based in France and has historically been one of the most-winning teams in the world in competitive Counter-Strike, taking home 10 international titles including the Valve Major at DreamHack Cluj-Napoca.
Today, the active roster is led by French player Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer and features Belgian player Adil “ScreaM” Benrliton and French players Cédric “RpK” Guipouy, Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey and Ali “hAdji” Haïnouss.
About Envy Gaming, Inc.
Envy Gaming, Inc., is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy and Overwatch League franchise the Dallas Fuel. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Team Envy competes and streams across nine different titles including Call of Duty, CS:GO, FIFA, Fortnite, Halo, PUBG, Street Fighter V, Rocket League and Paladins. Team Envy received the 2016 eSports Team of the Year award. Follow Team Envy on Twitter and Instagram at @TeamEnVyUs, subscribe to the Team Envy YouTube channel, and like Team Envy on Facebook at Facebook.com/TeamEnVyUs.