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Maelk

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Maelk
Maelk.jpg
Personal Information
Full Name Jacob Toft-Andersen
Status Inactive
Date of birth June 18, 1986 (1986-06-18) (age 27)
Hometown Flag Denmark.png Odense
Country of origin Flag Norfolk Island.png Norfolk Island
Major Roles Utility
Signature Heroes Nature's Prophet Venomancer
Professional Career
2005 Flag Denmark.png BTo
2006 Flag Denmark.png JoY
2006 - 2008 Flag Denmark.png MeetYourMakers
2008 - 2009 Flag Denmark.png Ravens
2009 - 2011 Flag Denmark.png MeetYourMakers
2011 Flag Denmark.png Problem???
2011 - 2013 Flag United States.png Evil Geniuses
Steam account

Jacob Toft-Andersen, better known as Maelk, is a professional Defense of the Ancients player, best known for leading the now disbanded European MYM squad and appearing on the Dota 2 tournament The International.[1] Maelk has left a huge mark on the DotA scene, and he is recognized as one of the most important players in the history of the game.[2]

Contents

[edit] Gaming Career

[edit] Early Career

Maelk started out, like so many others, by playing Counter-Strike but in time changed to Warcraft III once it was released. He was regarded as one of the better players in the Danish competitive scene, topped the Battle.net ladders and tried playing in ESL's WC3L. He was introduced to DotA as a mean to relax but grew fond of the game and made his first competitive team under the same sponsor as he had in WC3, Boomtown, with a mixture of DotA-elites and regular WC3-players. The team had a long and successful run until they finally disbanded and MaNia, Paccie and he instead created a team, Jukes on You, with Loda and Akke.

[edit] MeetYourMakers

After winning the MYM Prime Defending #3, JoY was recruited by MYM as their own DotA team.[3] And enjoyed a long successful history in DotA until the entire MYM roster left the team on 11th of September 2011 after The International.[4]

[edit] Evil Geniuses

After this Maelk didn´t play competitively for some months. In 2012, however, he started playing as a stand-in for EG (containing his former MYM-companions Fear, Misery, Demon and Playmate). In February, he was officially signed and added to the roster.[5]

In May 2013, Maelk stepped down from the main EG squad to become a coach for the team.

[edit] Retirement

After retiring from professional Dota, Maelk focused on casting.

[edit] Achievements

[edit] BTo

  • 1st Place Pick League II (2005)
  • 1st Place Pick League III (2006)
  • 1st Place Pick League IV (2006)

[edit] MYM

  • 1st Place MYM PriDe #3 (2006)
  • 1st Place Dreamhack Winter '06 (2006)
  • 1st Place DotA Masters (2007)
  • 2nd Place Pick League VI (2007)
  • 1st Place inDotA (2007)
  • 1st Place Dreamhack Summer '07 (2007)
  • 1st Place Dreamhack Winter '07 (2007)
  • 2nd Place The Frozen League (2007)
  • 2nd Place MYM PriDe #5 (2007)
  • 1st Place Fire & Ice (2007)
  • 3rd Place MYM PriDe #6 (2007)
  • 2nd Place MYM PriDe #7 (2007)
  • 2nd Place MYM PriDe #8 (2007)
  • 3rd Place Dreamhack Summer '08 (2008)
  • 1st Place Gosugamers CotA (2008)
  • 1st Place Pick League VII (2008)
  • 1st Place Pick League VIII (2008)
  • 2nd Place ESL EMS Season 1 (2008)
  • 2nd Place ESL EMS Season 2 (2008)
  • 1st Place DotA Ballers League (2008)
  • 1st Place MYM PriDe #9 (2008)
  • 1st Place MYM PriDe #11 (2008)
  • 1st Place ENADC Season 2 (2008)
  • 1st Place ENADC Season 1 (2008)
  • 1st Place Prime Defending League (2008)
  • 1st Place Dreamhack Winter '08 (2008)
  • 3rd Place ESWC (2008)

[edit] Ravens

  • 1st Place ESL Premiership Season 2 (2009)
  • 1st Place ESL EMS Season 4 (2009)
  • 2nd Place Dreamhack Summer '09 (2009)
  • 2nd Place Gamescom '09 (2009)
  • 2nd Place ESL EMS Season 3 (2009)

[edit] MYM

  • 1st Place KODE5 (2009)
  • 1st Place Kings of Kings (2009)
  • 3rd Place DotA Club Pro Series (2009)
  • 1st Place Pick League XII (2009)
  • 2nd Place DotA-League Masters (2009)
  • 1st Place DotA Pride (2010)
  • 3rd Place Storm the Front (2010)
  • 3rd Place Pick League XIII (2010)
  • 1st Place ESL EMS Season 5 (2010)
  • 3rd Place FARM4FAME Season 2 (2010)
  • 2nd Place European DotA Championships (2010)
  • 1st Place DSRack LAN #3 (2010)
  • 2nd Place ProDotA Season 1 (2010)
  • 3rd Place ESWC (2010)
  • 3rd Place Razer Global Challenge (2010)
  • 1st Place Battle of Masters (2011)
  • 1st Place Darer's Finest (2011)
  • 1st Place Intel Challenge Supercup 7 (2011)
  • 1st Place FARM4FAME Season 3 (2011)
  • 2nd Place Pick League XIV (2011)

[edit] EG

[edit] Denmark (National Team)

  • 2nd Place Prime Nations #1 (2007)
  • 3rd Place Prime Nations #2 (2008)

[edit] Trivia

Term "Maelk Award", which some players might use, refers to jD Masters Semi Finals, where Evil Geniuses faced Mousesports. After an extremely long game, Maelk, playing Venomancer, finished the game with 0/20/21 stats, while still winning the game.

In general, to receive this imaginary award, one has to play in team-matched game and fulfil those conditions:

  • Finish the game with 20+ deaths and 0 kills
  • Win the game

[edit] References

  1. "Gamescom 2011: Dota 2 Pro Gamer Video Interview". http://www.geforce.com/News/articles/gamescom-dota-2-pro-gamer-video-interview. 
  2. . http://www.playdota.com/guides/10thingsyoucanlearnfrommymmaelk. 
  3. "MYM en'JoY's DotA". http://www.mymym.com/en/news/881.html. 
  4. "The King is dead, long live the King". http://www.mymym.com/en/news/20217.html. 
  5. "Team EG adds Maelk and Lacoste". http://myeg.net/team/team-eg-adds-maelk-and-lacoste-to-dota-2-team/.