ENCE had a discussion with the Godsent organization represented by Jesse “ZehN” Linjala about player deals, but no agreement was reached.
Linjala revealed the matter in the latest podcast episode onlayers.com, which was recorded before ENCE announced a new player and coach for its Counter-Strike team on Thursday, November 5th.
Just 28 years old, Linjala said that Godsent's offer to the contract negotiations for the entire organization's CS team was received.
Linjala confirmed rumors that erupted in late October that Chinese FunPlus Phoenix would be buying a team that joined the Swedish organization a year ago.
- Godsent wants to sell us as a package to a larger organization.
After all, it's just business.
FPX is such a big organization, just a world-class League Legends team and all that, it’s a big brand.
We also have a big deal as a team, Linjala said in the podcast.
- Yes, it would be interesting and cool to play in a Finnish team, but considering the starting points of the situation and these, [this] is unlikely to happen, Linjala continued, referring to the current situation.
ENCE announced last week that it had signed a two-year contract with Joonas “doto” Forss because Jani “Aerial” Jussila is on indefinite sick leave.
Last week, EN Nik's GM Niklas Ojalainen did not confirm to IS the allegations that Finland's best-known CS team had negotiated with Linjala.
Ojalainen stated that ENCE “will notify if new agreements have been signed”.
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In the podcast, in addition to ENCE rumors, Linjala told Godsent, among other things, what he thinks about the CS situation in Finland and what kind of things players should think about in terms of their own development and career.
In addition to the line-up, Godsent will be played by Kevin “KRYSTAL” Amend from Germany, Martin “STYKO” Styk from Slovakia, Pavle “Maden” Bošković from Montenegro, Asger “farlig” Jensen from Denmark and Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg from Sweden.
Godsent will play in at least two more tournaments during the rest of the year: BLAST Premier Showdown (November 23-29) and DreamHack Masters Winter (November 30-December 6).
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