Back home after playing with FaZe and OpTic, Aleksi “allu” Jalli joined ENCE eSports in March and created a team around him. He picked Jere “sergej” Salo, Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen, Sami “xseveN” Laasanen and Jani “Aerial” Jussila from different local teams: ENCE, iGame and SuperJymy.
After almost 4 months together, the team decided to add a coach. They signed Slaava “Twista” Räsänen who has been a player for iGame for almost two years and who had already been a coach in this team for almost three months earlier this year. Here is the new coach statement:
ENCE has been playing great Counter-Strike these past few months. But now comes the hard part after a few good results. We need to show the work ethic and willingness to grind out our issues to maintain and become better in many ways. The immediate future will see us working on our communication, grenade efficiency and further improving our teamplay throughout the round – so that there are no uncertain moments.
As Twista said, ENCE had some really good results recently. In particular during the ESL One Cologne with victories in BO3 against NiP and mouz and a map taken against Na’Vi. Then, they were not far from qualifying to the Major, finishing 3rd at the European Minor and losing the decisive match against NiP. Soon after they won the Finnish championship ahead of HAVU, placing them as the country’s number one team.
They will now play the IEM Chicago qualifiers, continued by ESEA relegation next week and DreamHack Open Montreal the week after.
ENCE is now:
Aleksi “allu” Jalli
Jere “sergej” Salo
Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen
Sami “xseveN” Laasanen
Jani “Aerial” Jussila
Slaava “Twista” Räsänen (coach)