Elmapuddy has only represented Gen.G since moving over from CS:GO. He first led the organization's NA project in late 2021 and 2022, and was kept on to oversee the team's move to and rebuild in the Pacific region, where they were accepted as a VCT Partner.
After two last-minute moves, Gen.G came into the VCT Pacific swinging and chained four wins that put them tied for first at the league's halfway mark. Elmapuddy's men slowly slipped from there, dropping their next six matches in a row, winning just three matches for the rest of the year. Gen.G placed fourth in the VCT Pacific playoffs and third in the LCQ.
In September, Gen.G revealed plans for a full rebuild of the roster and let all of its members but Kim "Meteor" Tae-O (김태오) go. At the time, Elmapuddy said on X it "didn't make sense" to re-sign and put himself on the market as an unrestricted free agent.
Elmapuddy will fill the shoes of mini, who decided not to re-sign with FNATIC heading into 2024 "in search for a better work-life balance." The former head coach of the best team of 2023 was a key piece in FNATIC's rebuilds, often praised for his scouting.
At the time of mini's announcement, he also revealed conversations were continuing with FNATIC to allow him to remain on the squad under a different role. While mini hasn't publicly commentated on these conversations, Team Director Colin "CoJo" Johnson unveiled yesterday that the next assistant coach is open to public applications.