ENCORE join 3DMAX

3DMAX have announced that they have secured the services of the team known as ENCORE.

The Finnish team were put together by Joona "natu" Leppänen at the end of June following the disbandment of the ENCE crew as star player Aleksi "allu" Jalli opted to further his career in mousesports.

ENCORE were essentially created for ASUS ROG Summer in Helsinki, but a runners-up finish at the event showed that the team have great promise, so the players decided to stick together and look for an organisation to represent.

natu from ENCE

natu & co join 3DMAX

With the $22,000 Game Show League coming up and ENCORE being one of the teams in attendance, the Finnish players have now linked up with 3DMAX.

The news follows up the announcement of 3DMAX signing French female team Ultimate Gaming, who will attend the ESWC finals after coming in second place at GameGune.

"We are delighted to have found a great partner in 3DMAX that enables us to compete to our maximum going further," Joona "natu" Leppänen told 3DMAX's website.

"We've taken our time evaluating our  future plans and with this opportunity coming across made it an easy choice for us moving forward.

"We have built and will continue to build this lineup on good chemistry and hard work to bring Finland back on the map as one of the better sides in the Counter-Strike world."

The Finnish team have been drawn in the same group as HellRaisers, Natus Vincere, dAT Team and Planetkey Dynamics for the Game Show League, whose schedule has not yet been announced.

3DMAX have the following male CS:GO squad:

Finland Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola
Finland Jesse "KHRN" Grandell
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen
Finland Timo "REFLEX" Rintala
Finland Mikko "xartE" Välimaa

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Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Finland Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
215
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Finland Timo 'REFLEX' Rintala
Timo 'REFLEX' Rintala
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Finland Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
758
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
finaly
2014-09-08 20:59
gl <3
2014-09-08 20:59
#3
Finland JoiKo 
n111
2014-09-08 21:00
#4
Finland x4^ 
:O
2014-09-08 21:00
#6
Finland Seffe 
WOUU
2014-09-08 21:00
;0
2014-09-08 21:00
#8
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Ukraine gungrave 
fr they said :D
2014-09-08 21:00
#178
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Bulgaria b0xeR4et0 
Hi idiot
2014-09-10 12:30
#9
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Finland tkbz 
n1
2014-09-08 21:00
s1ck
2014-09-08 21:00
#11
Iceland bist 
unwated unwanted Kappa
2014-09-08 21:00
GL!
2014-09-08 21:00
GL!
2014-09-08 21:00
n1
2014-09-08 21:00
no jOELZ no party
2014-09-08 21:00
no jOELZ no party food
2014-09-08 21:25
This!
2014-09-09 17:50
no party no jOELZ
2014-09-10 17:16
expected
2014-09-08 21:00
top1 gl :)
2014-09-08 21:01
team is so bad..
2014-09-08 21:01
still better than canadian teams
2014-09-08 21:02
canada has a team?
2014-09-08 21:05
indeed
2014-09-08 21:06
#72
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
well......nope
2014-09-08 21:17
Mobility Gaming is canadian(No?)
2014-09-09 13:33
well that is actualy pretty decent team
2014-09-09 14:42
You see ;) There is a decent canadian team.
2014-09-09 17:43
SKDC ?
2014-09-09 17:51
this team is also decent :)
2014-09-09 18:31
#108
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Venezuela cubek 
Canada hasn't a team but they are part of a lot of USA Top Teams.
2014-09-08 21:45
#124
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Sweden larsbananas 
It's NA, not USA. North America = it includes Canada you dimwit. NA = Northern part of America. How hard can it be to understand? As far as I know there's Canadian teams. TST is Canadian i believe.
2014-09-08 22:36
Basically with NA teams, if they have 3+ from US they have US flag, or other way around for canada. Ex. C9 has 2 canadians and 3 muricans, so they have US flag.
2014-09-08 22:50
#182
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Venezuela cubek 
Good to know. This is so ironic, most North American ppl call themselves "Americans" when there's clearly a lot more countries and people and now some NA fake-flag fat kid comes to me explaining abbreviations as if i wasn't from America. Actually, TST has many players from different countries i believe (USA = United States of America and Canada = North American Country. Get used to it).
2014-09-15 19:20
Canada Population: 35,427 million Finland Population: 5,414 million and they do not have team.
2014-09-09 09:10
#152
Hungary vAf 
They have mobility
2014-09-09 13:04
Why the hate though? It's obviously not because the team is bad, they are better than most of the NA teams besides C9 and iBP. And I think that even the rest of the NA teams have potential and it's a shame not to see them more on internationals.
2014-09-08 23:18
nice, gl :)
2014-09-08 21:01
#20
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Finland merkkis 
GL n1
2014-09-08 21:01
Nice!
2014-09-08 21:01
n1
2014-09-08 21:01
Congrats my Finnish friends!
2014-09-08 21:01
Love you anders
2014-09-08 21:02
i love you too
2014-09-08 21:24
n1n1
2014-09-08 21:02
Im kinda disappointed, because I thought about something bigger, but at the same time I hope it will help finnish scene to come back where it belongs... GL
2014-09-08 21:02
yeah same here
2014-09-08 21:06
#105
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
I cant see something bigger than this, all good teams have stable orgas atm.
2014-09-08 21:44
CALLED IT.
2014-09-08 21:03
gl natu & otherS <<3333
2014-09-08 21:03
#30
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
fucking disturbed lied to me natu will fuck you up
2014-09-08 21:04
glglgl
2014-09-08 21:04
Nice job ENCORE!
2014-09-08 21:04
Well this was already known couple of weeks since someone from Encore leaked this in their stream :)
2014-09-08 21:04
Good for them. Too bad allu is 2 stronk for them ;(
2014-09-08 21:04
#35
Sweden pyth 
GL :)
2014-09-08 21:04
#36
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Belarus ALBiNh0 
nice
2014-09-08 21:04
#37
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Europe midi 
3DaysMax confirmed.
2014-09-08 21:04
#38
sergej | 
Finland Hyp3rrr 
GL! :D
2014-09-08 21:05
ebin
2014-09-08 21:05
unexpected.
2014-09-08 21:06
#42
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
gl disturbed and others!
2014-09-08 21:06
great team finnaly picked up by a semiserius org hope the best for the finnish scene gl boiz
2014-09-08 21:06
rip sticker value
2014-09-08 21:07
no ruuit gg no re
2014-09-08 21:07
#48
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Russia stat1c 
unexpepepepepected
2014-09-08 21:08
n1111111
2014-09-08 21:08
omg
2014-09-08 21:08
#51
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Spain akproxx 
rip team
2014-09-08 21:09
#52
Sweden kMh- 
2 months?
2014-09-08 21:10
nice, gl :DD
2014-09-08 21:10
n111
2014-09-08 21:11
gl :D
2014-09-08 21:12
hahahahah GL!
2014-09-08 21:12
n1, gl guys
2014-09-08 21:13
GL
2014-09-08 21:14
Now somehow get allu back from mouz
2014-09-08 21:14
#62
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Estonia jesuschrist~ 
WINLAND
2014-09-08 21:15
#63
Ahmad | 
Egypt 181314 
AHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAH
2014-09-08 21:15
:DD
2014-09-09 00:30
#64
zehN | 
Finland jemmis 
n11111111
2014-09-08 21:15
gl 3weeksmaks
2014-09-08 21:16
#67
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Finland Vaporizeq 
ENCORE's new logo was so nice... BUT gj booys!
2014-09-08 21:17
#68
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Finland NUCL3AR 
gogo natu
2014-09-08 21:17
n1
2014-09-08 21:17
#70
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Ukraine petruska 
NICEEEEEEE
2014-09-08 21:17
holy balls didn't see that one coming :D
2014-09-08 21:17
gllll n1
2014-09-08 21:20
Gj 3DMAX and encore!!!
2014-09-08 21:20
#78
Finland yahm 
hoho guess who was right ;)
2014-09-08 21:22
2 weeks
2014-09-08 21:22
Unexpected and slightly disappointed, but ENCORE definitely can surprise. GL!
2014-09-08 21:23
3 weeks max
2014-09-08 21:23
hyvääääää
2014-09-08 21:24
#85
France ssps 
OMG CRAZY S**T ! THATS AWESOME ! :X ... ouin ouin ouin ouinwwwwwww
2014-09-08 21:27
nice. expected
2014-09-08 21:27
YAS BITCH YAS
2014-09-08 21:28
fuck yeah
2014-09-08 21:29
#90
Sweden binz 
;o nice
2014-09-08 21:30
Gj natu & co on landing a descent team! Hope u guys will prove its worth
2014-09-08 21:34
#92
Algeria Elep 
The tradition says : 3weeks max.
2014-09-08 21:35
neeh
2014-09-08 21:35
im really excited for these guys!!! wish aslak would go back!!!
2014-09-08 21:36
GL!
2014-09-08 21:38
Finland really needs a top team, gl!
2014-09-08 21:39
Good Luck!
2014-09-08 21:39
well that was unexpected
2014-09-08 21:39
GoGo~~ boys!
2014-09-08 21:39
#101
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
n1111111111111111111111111111112
2014-09-08 21:40
nice pick up on my finish brothers
2014-09-08 21:42
Wow. This is huge for the finnish scene! Go boys!!
2014-09-08 21:42
gl&hf WINLAND!!! good news :P
2014-09-08 21:43
#107
lehtori | 
Finland rroxy 
gr8:)
2014-09-08 21:45
GL :):)
2014-09-08 21:48
#110
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
They have a some potential but imo that is not the best optimal finnish line up. All the guys from fi ESEC squad > this.
2014-09-08 21:48
so this is the big news 3DMAX announced
2014-09-08 21:48
awesome!
2014-09-08 21:50
n1, gl
2014-09-08 21:51
3daysmax with joelz. 3months
2014-09-08 21:53
#142
zehN | 
Finland jemmis 
with joelz. 3mins *
2014-09-09 06:50
with joelz 3years *
2014-09-09 13:13
There is no team with joelz cuz joelz 2 pro for team.
2014-09-09 13:52
Pretty decent pick-up
2014-09-08 21:56
#118
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Germany Bongskie 
xDDDDDDD
2014-09-08 22:08
Pretty much surprised, gl!
2014-09-08 22:08
gl :)
2014-09-08 22:12
gz <3
2014-09-08 22:21
pretty amazing Reflex <3
2014-09-08 22:24
ok
2014-09-08 22:26
not even top 10. all the hype was for this?
2014-09-08 22:43
implying there was any hype
2014-09-09 10:23
Maybe because they will be top1 in next major? Well maybe it is not enough...
2014-09-09 13:53
Kind of wanted it to be UnWanted, but cool
2014-09-08 23:06
#129
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
lol.
2014-09-09 00:29
why would they pick mercenaries instead of ragesnake & co team?
2014-09-09 00:29
#131
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
don't think a british team would really fit 3dmax and would definately bring out the '3daysmax' jokes.
2014-09-09 00:30
gl <3
2014-09-09 00:57
#135
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Russia npo_Nrpok 
If only their logo wasn't so hideous. Ence's logo is better looking, for Chrisj's sake.
2014-09-09 01:08
gl hf
2014-09-09 01:32
I rly houp they do well, wont beliebe though untill i see it with my own eyes! Gl boys, grats on the contract
2014-09-09 02:07
why no jOELZ?
2014-09-09 02:44
Not saying these guys can't surprise, they can for sure! But was kinda expecting a stronger team to join 3DMAX this time =)
2014-09-09 03:39
i kinda wonder if this team is pretty much already at its ceiling.
2014-09-09 04:44
wtf; 3daymax inc again!
2014-09-09 07:42
Gl bois! :D
2014-09-09 10:17
#150
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Brazil Collee 
Good luck guys
2014-09-09 10:26
gl
2014-09-09 10:27
GL ;)
2014-09-09 13:34
"put together by Joona "natu" Leppänen" Natu told that these 4 guys basically told him that he is part of the team.
2014-09-09 13:55
good luck.. hope they can keep this lineup together and work around it to get better... its good on paper, reflex is pretty good or at least was at the beginning of csgo
2014-09-09 13:57
#162
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Finland coswell 
Heh, i bet that they were 3DMAX's first choice, when they started talking about a new CSGO team :D Nonetheless: GOOD LUCK GUYS! Top3 in 2 months, am i right? :DDD
2014-09-09 15:17
Glad that they found a home. Now just stable consistent practice and the results will roll in.
2014-09-09 15:50
All in!
2014-09-09 16:51
allu in xD
2014-09-09 17:00
3d max disband cs:go division later...
2014-09-09 17:51
gj
2014-09-09 19:15
1) A sponsor found! We are going to practice hard and aim at the top! 2) Decent results online, these guys might have some potential! 3) a LAN tournament, just a bit too soon. Plenty of promise at display again, but a failure in the most important match of the tournament has them placing somewhere around the middle 4) No matter, we will keep practicing and show our best at the next tournament! 5) Next tournament rolls around, we lacked motivation and time and a dog died and a computer exploded so we couldn't practice as much as we wanted to 6) Out during semi finals/first elimination game 7) One or two members leave, replaced with new ones 8) Now we are really motivated and totally going to practice a lot more than ever! 9) Results are incosistent, a nice 14/16 loss to a tough team and then a 4/16 blowout against a bad team 10) LAN tournament rolls around, out during groupstage 11) Nothing heard from them for a while 12) Repeat from 7 twice 13) Disbanded, the sponsor never considers a Finnish team again Calling it now.
2014-09-09 20:19
I'm printing and framing this :D
2014-09-09 20:54
Waaat :o
2014-09-11 02:12
gl guys! you should add joelz though
2014-09-09 20:58
natu :O
2014-09-10 07:32
called it!
2014-09-11 02:12
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