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AleksiB official statements (stream)
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Briefly in English what he said on his stream yesterday: 1) He worked quite closely with the videographers/editors of the BTS videos, and he said that he requested a lot of things removed that showed aleksiB talking about strategy. Doesn't want to give away important inside info to other teams, and aleksiB feels that the public may have a little skewed image of how much input he has/had on the team leading (because a lot of his work was edited out). 2) He says he has no beef with any of the ENCE guys, suNny included. "The only ones within the team with whom I discuss tactics/leading, that might lead to conflict at times, are allu and Twista, but that's the name of the game because they are putting in their own input as well... I haven't played in other top teams so that I could comment on how things work in other teams, but we have always managed to find compromise and move forward. It's then a completely different matter, if someone doesn't like the other player as a person - what can you do. But regarding beef and fighting within the team, that's all bs." 3) "I haven't been bought out of my contract. I'm gonna talk with ENCE about my future and I will look into my options/offers, will probably talk with other people and network. Nothing's certain as of now - I was benched, not bought. I want to keep on playing on a level as high as possible, and I'm confident I can bring good things to any team I join." 4) He says that this decision has nothing to do with the Chicago finals, and as far as aleksiB knows, suNny has been in talks with the team for quite a bit longer than that. 5) He says that the fundamentals and tactics in ENCE are solid, and bringing in suNny now should not bring their level down. "Miikka is such a good player that they will probably do well, but we will see how it will work in the long run. The gameplan is so well built already, that bringing in a new player won't change things THAT much. allu and suNny have so much experience on the top that it will probably work - time will tell how well." 6) "If I have time after the Majors, I will be streaming." 7) "What I've heard, allu will be the new IGL." 8) (Do you know why you were benched?) "I have my own feelings about it, but I really don't know any confirmed reason behind it. If they feel like they don't want to play with me - idk. Obviously they feel like they will do better with suNny, that's clearly got to be one reason." 9) ENCE have been practicing for about 2 weeks now and have worked hard for the Major. 10) Going into the Major with good atmosphere, even though he's sort of removed already. Wants to play as well as he can no matter the circumstance - doing everything to win and confident to win. 11) (Do you feel like you played your own role in the team well/succesfully?) "Absolutely. The first real team I have lead, and we made it into top 2 HLTV ranking and quite consistent top 5 at least. Probably it just came down to the possibility of getting suNny, so he needed to be signed. In HAVU my contribution was somewhat bigger, or at least it felt like I did more, the players were different. In ENCE, allu was also calling, and Twista also always helped. I feel like this whole 17 month period gave me a shit ton of xp and knowledge, and the next team I go into - whatever it is - it will be a lot easier than it would've been without this time with ENCE." He started the "press release" as if he would have 3-4 announcements, saying "first of all", and "secondly" etc, so I started numbering these lines. I kept doing this numbering whenever he answered something new, hopefully it helps keeping this clearer, and also easier to comment on different things. The quotations aren't 100% exact word for word, since it is a loose transcription, but they are factual and very close to what he said - this is a translation, not my own twist. Hope this helps those who don't understand Finnish and those lazy ones not bothering to go through the 3 hr stream.
2019-08-25 14:08
#1
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France PopeyeLul 
tl;dr?
2019-08-25 14:10
#2
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Finland Faust_fSt 
tl;dr aleksiB was benched from ENCE. This post is for those who want more details/info about the situation.
2019-08-25 14:11
#3
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France PopeyeLul 
reported for not posting full tl;dr. typical finnish, lazy af
2019-08-25 14:12
#9
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Romania KennyShoxie1 
are you too lazy to read?
2019-08-25 14:16
you are the lazy one when you want tldr
2019-08-25 15:14
#75
xartE | 
Finland J3bediah 
Yeah it literally means too LAZY didnt read
2019-08-25 15:28
#100
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Kazakhstan Fijithings 
isn't that mean too LONG didnt read?
2019-08-25 16:39
A French calling Finnish people lazy XD
2019-08-25 15:47
#94
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Well I guess Kante has more energy than all of us combined 8)
2019-08-25 16:29
Except that this is about CS , not football.
2019-08-25 16:43
#105
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Actually this was about reading and writing 8)
2019-08-25 16:46
xd
2019-08-25 17:44
I appriciate you for writing this.
2019-08-25 17:56
#116
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Finland enzoi 
last time i watch french football team playing i wasnt sure was it french or some africa country
2019-08-25 17:44
That's kinda racist isn't it ?
2019-08-25 17:55
#125
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Finland enzoi 
why i have no problem with that it was just kind funny it does not make difrence for me if you are white, black, blue or red
2019-08-25 18:01
No , it makes absolutely no difference , I just though you were taking a shot at the fact that more French footballers are of African descent than actually French.
2019-08-25 18:03
#129
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Finland enzoi 
yeah it is just funny :D
2019-08-25 18:12
you a 🤡
2019-08-25 16:34
I've been to France, you're quite possibly the laziest people on planet earth.
2019-08-25 21:21
#8
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Pakistan Ligm@ 
RIP Finnish scene
2019-08-25 14:16
#13
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United States Leapoz 
he is not sure exactly why he was benched, assumes it is just for sunny since they figure they would do better with him sunny is a really good player, ence should still do just as good if not better with him aleksib is proud of what he has done with ence (first time IGL, made it to 2nd place) doesnt know where he is going next since he has not been bought out no beef with ence players allu new igl supposedly
2019-08-25 14:18
#91
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Finland Faust_fSt 
+1 good tldr
2019-08-25 16:10
#92
COCAINE | 
Mongolia bozgor 
ence should still do just as good if not better with him what a little cuck lel
2019-08-25 16:11
#95
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Well that's not really what he said, he said that "They're still gonna do fine with suNny, we will see", he didn't say they're gonna do better... He wasn't being a cuck about it, just kind of mature and professional.
2019-08-25 16:32
#137
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Finland ZesseX 
Wasn't the first time iglling, but the first time he did it in a team of this caliber.
2019-08-25 19:24
#138
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United States Leapoz 
yeah my bad
2019-08-25 19:49
Tl dr: the deal fell through but aleksi decided to leave anyway since allu was shit talling behind the scenes saying that he was baaically doing aleksis job anyway so why keep him. Aleksi will be leaving to start another international project with sunny
2019-08-25 14:20
#4
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Turkey Thunderball 
ty for this fan of aleksi hope will be back
2019-08-25 14:13
#5
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Finland Faust_fSt 
yw fan of Kustralis AleksiB seems pretty damn highly regarded by the community, I wouldn't be surprised to see him get a good deal quite soon.
2019-08-25 14:14
#12
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Turkey Thunderball 
hope faze will buy him i always tought he might be the upgraded version of gla1ve. He was the main reason why ence so good such short period of time..
2019-08-25 14:18
#15
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Finland Faust_fSt 
"He was the main reason why ence so good such short period of time" well that's a big load of crap but thanks for bumping my thread!
2019-08-25 14:19
#19
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Turkey Thunderball 
no its not ence was never showed up with high individual skills. the tactics was main reason to reach top 2. classsic fin LUL
2019-08-25 14:20
#24
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Finland Faust_fSt 
And the main part for the tactics was co-operation between Twista, allu and aleksiB. They had a huge improvement in performance after Twista joined, but I wouldn't expect you to know this or understand this. I call you out for talking nonsense and you start insulting me, LUL
2019-08-25 14:22
#49
suNny | 
Finland Owava 
Only a Finn can take it as an insult when someone calls them a Finn :)
2019-08-25 14:44
#51
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Finland Faust_fSt 
No, I don't take that as an insult, but I do take it that he intended to insult me by his "classic fin LUL" comment. If I were to say "classic turk LUL" that really would be an insult...
2019-08-25 14:46
#6
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Latvia kamixx 
allu god
2019-08-25 14:15
#7
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Finland Faust_fSt 
god giveth god taketh away
2019-08-25 14:16
Good but didn't read too looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong
2019-08-25 14:16
#11
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France KR1MEZ 
to long blyat
2019-08-25 14:18
thanks for the translation my friend
2019-08-25 14:18
#17
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Finland Faust_fSt 
glad you liked it my friend
2019-08-25 14:19
Good summary, i didnt watch the whole stream
2019-08-25 14:19
#20
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Most of this was after the 2nd faceit game, and I think it took something like 15-30 minutes (didnt' check). The rest was quite meaningless.
2019-08-25 14:20
Gj
2019-08-25 14:19
#29
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Finland Faust_fSt 
ty ty
2019-08-25 14:25
good job translating this
2019-08-25 14:20
#30
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Finland Faust_fSt 
thank friend
2019-08-25 14:25
Thanks dude, appreciated!
2019-08-25 14:21
#33
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Finland Faust_fSt 
you're welcome SyrianRefugeeFromGhana, fan of ENCE
2019-08-25 14:26
thank
2019-08-25 18:47
#25
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Qatar olaolakaka 
after major: 100T signs aleksib nt aleksib clone
2019-08-25 14:22
#26
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El Salvador mikj 
Thanks for topic man. Highly appreciate. +1
2019-08-25 14:22
#34
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Finland Faust_fSt 
thank you not my friend, my brother my friend
2019-08-25 14:27
#45
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El Salvador mikj 
<3
2019-08-25 14:39
#27
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Ukraine ksay 
gj m8
2019-08-25 14:24
#35
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Finland Faust_fSt 
ty m8
2019-08-25 14:28
A bit of a sly kick but garbage overrated team anyways
2019-08-25 14:25
thanks dude reazlly appriciate it LETS GO ALEKSIB <3
2019-08-25 14:25
#36
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Finland Faust_fSt 
merci zizou
2019-08-25 14:29
#32
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Spain deBurrows 
ty and gj for the translation.
2019-08-25 14:26
#37
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Finland Faust_fSt 
gracias guti haz deBurrows
2019-08-25 14:29
Get life
2019-08-25 14:30
Thank mr. Asperger
2019-08-25 14:30
#40
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Spain akproxx 
i hope he end in faze
2019-08-25 14:31
#41
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Thanks man
2019-08-25 14:32
#42
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Finland Faust_fSt 
yw man
2019-08-25 14:34
#43
Aleksib | 
Finland ksyppe 
It was so clear that he knew allu didnt like him as a person.
2019-08-25 14:37
#46
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Yeah, or at least that allu thought aleksiB was the most easily replaceable, since suNny coming in was allu's #1 priority.
2019-08-25 14:40
#44
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Europe crosst 
Nice gj
2019-08-25 14:38
#47
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Finland Faust_fSt 
ty mens
2019-08-25 14:41
#48
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Hungary mEZENCEphalon 
thanks you
2019-08-25 14:42
#53
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Finland Faust_fSt 
welcomeds
2019-08-25 14:47
#50
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Finland EdiEz 
Good job!
2019-08-25 14:46
#52
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Finland Faust_fSt 
thanks HReds Edi
2019-08-25 14:47
#54
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Finland EdiEz 
;D
2019-08-25 14:47
Bot "Two faced" Allu
2019-08-25 14:49
#57
Aleksib | 
Finland ksyppe 
RAT ALLU
2019-08-25 14:51
#62
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Rat of the year allu*
2019-08-25 15:00
Two faced rat of the year bot allu
2019-08-25 21:31
#56
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Europe letqpena 
+1 nice summary
2019-08-25 14:50
#58
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Finland Faust_fSt 
thank mr. pena with a hose
2019-08-25 14:52
#59
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Yugoslavia z_e_n_i_t_h 
"He worked quite closely with the videographers/editors of the BTS videos, and he said that he requested a lot of things removed that showed aleksiB talking about strategy. Doesn't want to give away important inside info to other teams" NT - everyone knows the pre-nerf AUG made ENCE the team that they were.
2019-08-25 14:53
#99
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Finland Oopee92 
That is pretty hollow argument but still often used here. The same pre-nerfed AUG was available for every team that time. It is a pure stupidity if you dont take the advantage out of it. Secondly, ENCE was actually one of the last teams to start using it, you can check it out from the stats. And lastly, ENCE is still in top5.
2019-08-25 16:37
#103
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Finland Faust_fSt 
People don't really lean on facts around here, the AUG thing is one of the most blatant ones. a: Only aleksib and xseven used the AUG, and they were the bottom 2 performers individually. b: ENCE's most impressive and celebrated work was on their T sides, analyst desks were jizzing their pants with ENCE's no-nonsense VirtusPlowesque site-takes.
2019-08-25 16:45
#107
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Finland Oopee92 
+1 Now the debate of this issue is on the correct track.
2019-08-25 16:57
#60
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Italy rad0r 
Gj man, thanks for the translation For what he said he demonstrated professionalism but I guess sunny fits better for the team Hope he will find his path even if is in tier3
2019-08-25 14:57
#61
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Finland Faust_fSt 
thank you Yeah I didn't want to put my own interpretation into the post, but he was really professional and laid back about the whole thing. Obviously disappointed, but understands that he can't go ranting about it. He addressed it a bit, that there really isn't any shit to start throwing around, but if there was, he isn't the type of guy to start talking shit after benching.
2019-08-25 14:59
#63
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Bulgaria Gulasczek 
FaZe sign him!
2019-08-25 15:00
who cares
2019-08-25 15:05
#65
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Authored threads MSL NEW PIC I understand this doesn't live up to your standards of relevance :( sry Nepal, keep making that delicious food though!
2019-08-25 15:07
nt pissy sauna
2019-08-25 15:08
#67
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Czech Republic Kronyy 
Thanks for making it clear + translation! Hope he finds suitable team for him.
2019-08-25 15:12
#68
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Finland Faust_fSt 
thank you for reading, I hope so too (should be shortly after the Major that he already announces new team)
2019-08-25 15:14
#70
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United States jeonseol 
stopped reading at BTS, is he some kind of kpop gay or something?
2019-08-25 15:17
#71
NiKo | 
Morocco royflord 
thank you for translating, i hope he joins faze
2019-08-25 15:24
#72
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Finland Faust_fSt 
nice that you enjoyed it, I feel like there's so much info going around non-english-speaking scenes that fans should do the work now and then and translate some of that shit.
2019-08-25 15:26
Aleksib has already received some offers tho, maybe fnatic/t100? Maybe even faze already.
2019-08-25 15:27
nt aleksib
2019-08-25 15:28
You watched his stream for 3 hours just to learn this?
2019-08-25 15:31
#78
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Finland Faust_fSt 
No, I watched the Q&A part of his stream to see how he is doing and what's going on. Ended up talking pretty much about things that have been speculated about here on HLTV, so I decided to post this here
2019-08-25 15:34
Alright, well done.
2019-08-25 15:35
#90
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Ty ty. Like I said to someone else, I think there's a lot of info going around within non-english speaking scenes, but it doesn't spread due to language barriers. There wasn't anything really exciting in this one, but at least it answers many basic questions.
2019-08-25 16:02
#77
BnTeT | 
Indonesia csRIOTgo 
Tks man!
2019-08-25 15:33
#81
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Finland Faust_fSt 
yw men))
2019-08-25 15:36
#79
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India VeryNiceGuyyy 
Thenks men
2019-08-25 15:34
#83
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Finland Faust_fSt 
#77 got your #81 so yws man to you
2019-08-25 15:37
thank you so much, always wanted to know what was being said
2019-08-25 15:37
#84
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Finland Faust_fSt 
yw, although there aren't really any shock reveals there. but i thought that people outside finland scene may have a very vague idea of what was going on, so this should cover the basics
2019-08-25 15:38
#85
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Poland flok_i 
thx men for translate :)
2019-08-25 15:43
#86
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Finland Faust_fSt 
you're welcome :)
2019-08-25 15:43
bump
2019-08-25 15:47
#89
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Finland Faust_fSt 
thank for bump At the start I was a bit worried this thread might get buried, because of all the FLUKIA threads (deservedly) being created at the same time. Bad timing! But I guess people are somewhat interested in this after all.
2019-08-25 15:49
#93
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Finland Faust_fSt 
12) AleksiB was told about the benching about 2 weeks ago by the team management. This was later on in the stream, forgot about it in the OP. So I suppose they have had the time to handle it and have good pracc for the Major. Guess it's quite obvious for most people that he was told face to face, and didn't find it out from Dekay or something.
2019-08-25 16:13
Thank you very much for the translation!!!
2019-08-25 16:34
#98
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Finland Faust_fSt 
harasho oleg_from_russia
2019-08-25 16:35
thanks finn
2019-08-25 16:41
#104
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Finland Faust_fSt 
np yank
2019-08-25 16:45
quick bump, hope many people see this
2019-08-25 16:48
#108
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Finland Faust_fSt 
+1 I think this is something that many might be interested in.
2019-08-25 17:02
#109
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
imagining write this all shit
2019-08-25 17:27
#110
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Impressive how well other people can write English, isn't it?
2019-08-25 17:30
#111
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Kazakhstan tomik0 
NotLikeThis mens
2019-08-25 17:34
Thank you, bro!
2019-08-25 17:34
#114
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Finland Faust_fSt 
glad you liked it brother
2019-08-25 17:39
n1
2019-08-25 17:38
#115
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Finland Faust_fSt 
ty SeksiJugo
2019-08-25 17:39
#118
valde | 
Finland Juvi 
Thanks, good read!
2019-08-25 17:49
#120
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Finland Faust_fSt 
glad you liked it friendo
2019-08-25 17:54
#119
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Canada bitterzie 
Thanks bro
2019-08-25 17:52
#121
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Finland Faust_fSt 
enjoy, brother
2019-08-25 17:55
Interesting read, thank you.
2019-08-25 18:00
#130
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Ty ty
2019-08-25 18:33
bump also gj writing this
2019-08-25 18:05
#131
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Thankers
2019-08-25 18:33
ty dude, well done
2019-08-25 18:08
#132
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Thank you
2019-08-25 18:34
#133
syrsoN | 
Chile Zzalb 
thx for this, aleksib_1_majorfinal_sunny_0
2019-08-25 18:40
#136
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Yw friend
2019-08-25 19:08
#134
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United States jay_320 
No disrespect to Aleksi but it's been clear to me that Allu was the IGL of this team in all but name. With heavy input from Twista. Not unsurprising. All of our great IGLs up to and including Glaive and Nitro are heavily influenced by their coach. There's not enough time in the day to do all that and practice. I think the ENce project started with these four players as essentially placeholders. When they shot to the top things rapidly changed and with Sunny benched basically the underperformer was going to be cut. Him saying the deal had been in the works long before the Chicago finals all but confirms this. HLTV is stupid. They don't understand that all teams play the same brand of Counter-Strike nowadays. We have people legitimately think that the players on Liquid don't know all the smokes the players on Astralis do for example. So they see a team like Ence that has extremely minor variations in style. Mostly just being a slower team and they attribute this to AleksiB as if he's a mastermind. Now I think he's a good player and I think he'll probably find his way back into a top team eventually but anyone thinking that Faze is wet for AleksiB and they are then going to turn into an default - re-group - execute type of team is just kidding themselves. Faze has no use for an IGL that will run them like that and Niko I guarantee has no inclination to bring in a young finnish kid to lead a squad of 4 Hall of Famers who with the exception of the ego himself are all over 25. I wish him luck and I hope in a year or so he comes back and is able to lead one of these international teams we've seen become more and more prevalent.
2019-08-25 18:43
wait aleksib likes kpop? ew wtf
2019-08-25 19:50
your're a legend mate. thanks for this. appreciate the effort.
2019-08-25 19:53
#141
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Thanks bud, hope you enjoyed it (nh)
2019-08-25 20:40
#142
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Israel kahe123 
damn, that's gold. thanks for this. one thing still i can't understand. ok a change was needed, ok sunny was the replacement. why instead of him specifically? why not xseveN/ Aerial?
2019-08-25 20:47
#143
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Yw. I suppose the management, or specifically allu, figured that aleksib was the one most easily replaceable. Aerial keeps playing the entry and A site CT, xSeven keeps anchoring B sites and supporting - aleksib was 2nd entry often and the most mobile CT on most maps. From now on I believe Aerial keeps entrying and suNny will be the 2nd man in. It was a situation where they needed to get suNny in, and removing anyone was gonna be painful anyway. We will see how it works - I'm actually pretty optimistic about it, even though I appreciate aleksib and wish him the best.
2019-08-25 20:52
#151
nexa | 
Israel kahe123 
i see. that makes sense, thanks man
2019-08-25 21:30
Thanks for the translation, I appreciate it a lot, I've been trying to find reasons & videos but I couldn't find any in English.
2019-08-25 20:57
#147
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Glad u liked it, I figured this was something many people would be interested in atm
2019-08-25 21:12
ty for translate, im shoked wtf
2019-08-25 21:10
#148
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Yeah I was very surprised too, even if I've thought for quite a while that allu and aleksiB weren't really clicking :(
2019-08-25 21:13
#146
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Slovakia itsab8 
he didn't deserve this mens((( #justice4aleksi
2019-08-25 21:12
#154
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Finland Faust_fSt 
We can't know what it was like within the team, though - I don't think aleksib was an asshole, but someone had to go
2019-08-26 12:04
Actually aleksib benched Ence. They were not worth of him.
2019-08-25 21:19
#153
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Finland Faust_fSt 
No I think it was in the official statement that ENCE benches aleksib
2019-08-26 00:02
#155
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Gonna bump this just once in case some people who wanted to see this still hadn't. Also, no CS today so why the hell not. P.S. I'm pretty sure ENCE isn't "dead" or "not praccing" because of this situation. Still, I'll be happy if they get just one win and avoid the Minors.
2019-08-27 14:03
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