- Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg is looking for a new coaching or broadcasting job
- The two-time Major legend is open to new offers
- With an impressive career both as a player and coach, he should be able to quickly find a new gig
After leaving FunPlus Phoenix in October, Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg, the team’s former CS:GO head coach, is considering a job as a coach or broadcaster.
Devilwalk Is Looking for a New Gig
Ever since he departed from FunPlus Phoenix two months ago, Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg has been looking for a new job. He says he is open to both coaching and broadcasting talent offers. “Wanted to say that I’m still looking for offers within coaching in CSGO,” wrote the former coach in a Twitter post. He also added that he is open to the idea of broadcasting for the 2022 season.
No one can argue with Devilwalk’s teaching skills. Proof of this is when he helped Fnatic achieve victory at ESL One Katowice 2015. He has also done broadcasting work before, working as an analyst for ESL Pro League Winter in 2015 and at ZOTAC Cup Masters Europe in 2018. Many fans retweeted his post, with some even calling out to other organizations. “@NIP ffs take this legend???” wrote one commenter. Unfortunately for Devilwalk, NiP have already hired a new head coach.
Devilwalk’s Impressive Career
The 30-year-old CS:GO veteran’s achievement still has not been replicated. To this day, Devilwalk remains the sole person to have won a CS:GO Major both as a player and as a coach. In 2013 he won his first Major DreamHack Winter 2013 with Fnatic. Two years later in 2015, he led Fnatic to another victory at the ESL One Katowice, this time as a coach.
His achievements have continued in the past few years. In 2019 and 2020, he led his then team GODSENT to two victories at the WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 2 and LOOT.BET/CS Season 7 respectively. His last gig with FunPlus Phoenix in 2021 was also successful when he helped the team win the Snow Sweet Snow #1.
Historically, many pro players have often retired to the coaching or broadcasting table. This is the case for many CS:GO pros as well. For example, in September Richard “Xizt” Landström retired from a 12-year-long CS career, and has shifted to the analyst/coaching sector. Devilwalk’s almost decade-long career both as a player and a coach would definitely help him in whatever sector he goes in, be it broadcasting, analytics, or coaching.
The first tier-one championship CS:GO championship of the 2022 season, the IEM Katowice, is going to start in February, so if Devilwalk does not find a coaching job until then, we may see him on the commentator’s table instead.