The Finnish Counter-Strike team ENCE started the DreamHack Masters Spring tournament with a win.
In its first match, ENCE knocked out HLTV's second-placed Na`Vin on the world list with a score of 2-0 (16-12 Train, 16-14 Dust II). ENCE started the match as an underdog - the Finns are ranked 20th on the list.
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ENCE, led by Miikka “suNny” Kemppi, received six rounds as Train terrorists. After the half-exchange, Na`V's lead rose to 11-6, but then ENCE's milling began. The Finns rose convincingly alongside and then passed. ENCE won the map with a score of 16-12.
Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen secures the map victory for ENCE by destroying the entire Na`Vi team alone:
In Dust, ENCE set the pace from the start. The Finns led as many as 8–2 as police officers, but the situation was 10–5 in the case of a half-exchange. The won pistol round did not break Na`Vin's spine, as the match still became quite an exciting play. ENCE led 12-9, but the victory was confirmed by a reading of 16-14.
Olkkonen overcomes the tight 1vs1 situation:
18-year-old Olkkonen was the talk of the evening, particularly the police side for his performance in Train. Olkkonen was ENCE's best player in terms of statistics: 48 kills, 39 deaths, 81.6 damage points per round and a 1.25 rating.
The young super promise that joined ENCE in April has won all six matches they have played with the team so far.
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In addition to ENCE and Na`Vin, Block D includes Team Vitality and Ninjas in Pajamas. ENCE’s next match is on Friday at 3pm against Vitality.
Finnish team with the tournament Olkkonen, Kemppi, Aleksi ”allu” Jalli, Jere ”Sergej” Salo, Jani ”Aerial” Jussila. Sami “xseveN” Laasanen will follow the games from the side this time.
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