AleksiB official statements (stream)
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.