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 & 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: