On Thursday night, ENCE confirmed a new Counter-Strike line-up, which includes Aleksi “allu” Jalli and Joonas “doto” Forssi, Pawel “dycha” Dycha from Poland, Lota “Spinx” Giladi from Israel and Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer from Denmark.
The new line-up, which will play tournaments with the European flag instead of the Finnish flag, has received a varied reception on social media.
Many have criticized keeping Jall in the lineup, but considered the acquisition of a true game manager, Pfeiffer, a good decision.
- Seems promising.
A fresh start and great to hear the coach have power instead of an AWP player.
- Big risk and big reward.
Now there are starting to be the last screen locations on ENCE.
- Not quite what I had in mind when I said I wanted to see Dycha on the top team ...
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- Dycha and Spinx may be good hijackings, but I’m not sure if joining ENCE is a good decision in the end for them.
- A really special line-up that can't get any worse at this point.
I look forward to how this variegated outfit performs.
- Shit has been and probably will be here for a while now, but now is a good time to give men even a seam to succeed.
Let’s see how this brand new ENCE starts to pedal.
Nothing else when TITLE!
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Tuomas Louhimaa, 19, had time to sign an agreement with ENCE before the December drama, as a result of which it was decided to put the line-up new.
Louhimaa was left out of the new line-up, so now he is looking for a new team. Photo: Tuomo Väkevä / ENCE
Many have also mourned the fate of Tuomas “SADDYX” Louhimaa, who was left out of the line-up.
Louhimaa, 19, signed a contract with ENCE in December, but was left out of the assembly during the surprising reconstruction that had begun.
- ENCE bought him from SJ and benched before the first game.
ENCE at its best.
- Probably better not to be chosen for that big Satan joke.
You will definitely find much better than ENCE.
- A pretty backpack for a promising player's career.
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Several commentators have also rejoiced on behalf of the new performance coach, Psychotherapist Ville “WILLFEEL” Merinen.
Merinen, who rose to the attention of the game crowd last year through Twitch, works with the team on a weekly basis.
- ENCE's best signal after Aleksib's departure.
- Ville will miss the game if allu continues to talk to teammates.
A big plus for ENCE.
- The first good decision in a long time!
Ville “WILLFEEL” Merinen is ENCE's performance coach.
Last year, the psychotherapist rose to great popularity with Twitch broadcasts. Photo: Tuomo Väkevä / ENCE
For the first time in history, ENCE's new CS line-up is now international.
Most of the players are from abroad, but in addition to the background organization, Finnishness is supported by coach Eetu “sAw” Saha and Merinen working with the team.
With these prospects, the revamped line-up will debut in February.
So far, the only confirmed tournament is 10.3.
starting ESL Pro League Season 12, where the world’s toughest names are playing.
For the upcoming season, ENCE will start with its most experienced lineup of all time, if you just look at age: The average age of a team is as high as 25.6 years.
The oldest players are 30-year-old Pfeiffer and 28-year-old Jalli, Forss is 24, Dycha is 23 and Giladi is 20.
Of the current top30 teams, only the Portuguese sAw team (27.4) plays in the higher middle age.
The world's top5 teams and their average ages are as follows: Astralis (25.4), Vitality (25.2), Na`Vi (22.6), BIG (24.6) and Heroic (21.7).
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