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Maelk

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Maelk
Jacob Maelk Toft-Andersen.png
Background Information
Name:Jacob Toft-Andersen
Birthdate:1986-06-18 (age 33)
Country:Denmark Denmark
Role:Support, Captain
Nickname(s):Milk
Signature heroes:Chen icon.png Venomancer icon.png Nature's Prophet icon.png
Links
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Facebook:LikeMaelk
Twitter:TheMaelk
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Twitch:maelk
History
DotA:
2006-??-?? — 2006-??-??
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2006-??-?? — 2006-??-??
2006-??-?? — 2008-??-??
2008-??-?? — 2008-??-??
2008-??-?? — 2009-??-??
2009-??-?? — 2009-10-03
Dota 2:
2009-10-03 — 2011-08-28
2012-02-03 — 2013-05-01

Jacob "Maelk" Toft-Andersen was a professional Defense of the Ancients player, best known for leading the now disbanded European MeetYourMakers MeetYourMakers 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 Dota.[2]

Gaming Career[edit]

Early Career[edit]

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 Jukes on You, with Loda and Akke.

MeetYourMakers[edit]

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

Evil Geniuses[edit]

After this Maelk didn´t play competitively for some months. In 2012, however, he started playing as a stand-in for Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses (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 Evil Geniuses squad to become a coach for the team.

Retirement[edit]

After retiring from professional Dota, Maelk focused on casting.

Post Retirement[edit]

Maelk is now the manager for the EU LCS team Elements.

Achievements[edit]

BTo[edit]

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

MYM[edit]

  • 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)

Ravens[edit]

  • 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)

MYM[edit]

  • 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)

EG[edit]

Denmark (National Team)[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

The 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

References[edit]