Jani “Aerial” Jussila, who has been playing for ENCE's Counter-Strike team for 2.5 years, has been on indefinite sick leave.
ENCE reported on the issue late Thursday night on Twitter.
In the press release, Jussila said that his well-being had been influencing competition at the top level for some time.
The 27-year-old described decision-making as extremely difficult, but now is the time for him to focus on himself and his well-being more than anything else.
- I'm not sure yet when I can go back to playing.
Now is the time to focus on myself, Jussila commented in the press release.
Jussilan, like his teammates, has said that he has suffered from burnout during the last difficult year.
For example, Sami “xseveN” Laasanen, who previously represented ENCE, said that he suffered from burnout in the spring in June.
ENCE's CS team includes Aleksi “allu” Jalli, Jere ”Sergej” Salo, Miikka “suNny” Kemppi and Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen while Jussila is on sick leave.
The organization is now exploring how to move forward from this.
The next confirmed tournament of Finland's best-known CS team is the big IEM: Beijijng, which will be played online from 6 to 22 November.
In addition to ENCE, 15 other teams will play in the European division of the tournament, such as the world's number one name Astralis and Aleksi “Aleksib” OG led by the Estonian.
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Due to the surprising situation, ENCE has opted out on Monday 26.10.
from the upcoming Elisa Invitational 2 qualifiers, from which the team could have advanced to the BLAST Premier: Showdown league stage.
Elisa announced that in the event of ENCE's absence, it had increased the number of Showdown seats available to two, when initially only the winner had to proceed.
It is not yet known which team will replace ENCE.