Daps Shares His Experience With EG's CS:GO Roster

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Daps Reveals the Reason Behind EG's Downfall in CS:GO, Talks About His Future

Daps has dropped some major truth bombs on his way out of EG.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Evil Geniuses (EG) former CS:GO coach, Damian "daps" Steele shared several details about his six-month experience with the NA organization.
Daps explained what led to the collapse of EG's CS:GO lineup in 2021, how he tried to rebuild the roster for 2022, and his departure from the team.
The 28-year-old also touched upon his future in CS:GO revealing that his contract with EG comes to an end on 14th Jan 2022.

Evil Geniuses (EG) has finally begun its roster rebuild for the 2022 competitive season with the signing of their new CS:GO head coach, Damien "maLeK" Marcel. While the community is excited about the upcoming lineup, EG's previous coach Damian "daps" Steele shared several details about his six-month experience with the NA organization.

Daps talks about his time with Evil Geniuses and his future in CS:GO

Daps has been replaced by maLeK on EG's CS:GO roster, but on his way out the Canadian has revealed what he went through during his six-month stay with the North American organization.

According to the former coach, he did not have a pleasant experience as the EG CS:GO roster did not show any will to get out of the rut that they had dug themselves into. On top of that, the management did not provide the support requested by daps to make some necessary changes for the team's overall improvement.

According to daps, he had joined EG with an understanding that a few changes (1 or 2) were needed, as mentioned by the players. However, daps wanted to see the team perform first hand before making changes. Right off the bat he knew that one change was definitely in order, but unfortunately the player break happened.

The players and management agreed to make the change after the player break but Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz ended up taking a breather from competitive CS:GO to concentrate on his mental health. The timing was unfortunate with daps stepping in for him, as the player EG had targeted was not an IGL (In-Game Leader).

They had to wait all the way up until IEM Fall 2021: North America for stanislaw to return, but by then daps had realized that two changes were required. As EG's goal was to qualify for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 they did not want to lose RMR points, even if they performed badly till the end of the year.

EG Manager appreciates daps' efforts as CS:GO coach

Daps tried to use a substitute player for the Major to put a slightly better performance and maybe not go '0-3' but even this idea was turned down "as the understanding from EG was just to ride it out till the offseason to make changes."

Finally, EG removed three players and daps proposed to create a new roster around Keith "NAF" Markovic, but even this plan fell through due to various reasons. As a direct result of all these experiences, daps informed EG about him not wanting to coach anymore.

Now EG has signed maLeK as his replacement, giving him the responsibility of creating their CS:GO roster for 2022 which shall comprise of Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte, Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, an IGL, and two more riflers.

Touching upon his future, daps said that he wanted to compete professionally once again and would only take up coaching if he was granted authority to make roster changes himself. He further revealed that his contract with EG comes to an end on 14th January 2022 following which he would be a free agent.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.