NAF on EG's management: "They’re clearly not handling their team properly at all"
Liquid's Keith "NAF" Markovic gave an interview to analyst Alex "Mauisnake" Ellenberg in which, among other things, he recalled the failed move to Evil Geniuses at the end of 2022. He pointed out EG's management's unprofessionalism and their inability to properly oversee their CS:GO division.
Markovic added that after a bad experience with Evil Geniuses' leadership, he decided to discuss a contract extension with Liquid, which was announced in November.
That was probably some of the worst management I think I have ever talked to in my life. Not to be too blunt about it. EG surely knows that as well. They’re clearly not handling their team properly at all. Me talking to them for about an hour changed my mind. I was like, "Liquid is light-years ahead of this organization and I’d be an idiot to go and join this team". EG is a phenomenal org, they have plenty of history but I think the management and the way they run things are not the way to do it.
I talked to them for an hour and I was like, "I’m not joining this disaster". I came back to Liquid and I was like, "I’m down to make things work, let’s talk about it, and let’s get things going".
Previously Evil Geniuses were criticized by other representatives of the professional community. In particular, following EG's failure at the qualifiers for BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023, the work of the club's CS:GO division was negatively assessed by analyst Janko "YNk" Paunović and commentator Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill.