naSu joins ENCE
ENCE have announced that Niko "naSu" Kovanen has joined their team on a try-out basis.
The 25-year-old, who has played for some of the most successful Finnish Counter-Strike teams, both in 1.6 and in CS:GO, will continue representing ENCE after acting as a stand-in at the European Minor Championship, last weekend, due to Tom "stonde" Glad's health issues.
In Tours, ENCE finished in fourth place following defeats against dignitas and HellRaisers in the knockout stages. Despite failing to secure a spot at the offline qualifier for ESL One Cologne, the team "felt a significant boost in chemistry" with Niko "naSu" Kovanen on the roster.
naSu to lead ENCE's roster
The former WinFakt and ROCCAT member will take up the ingame leader role, allowing Aleksi "allu" Jalli to focus on the AWP moving forward.
"I really missed the competition and I am thrilled about the opportunity to represent ENCE again," Kovanen told ENCE's website.
"This time around I will be acting as the in-game leader for the first time. I do not think ENCE lacked any firepower, but proper execution and me being the only Finn left who has ever played under proper leadership I know what it takes, so I am confident you're going to see a whole different ENCE soon."
Making way for naSu to join the team is stonde, who will be released from his contract at the end of the month. ENCE stressed that the decision was not based on individual performances but on the belief that it will benefit the squad by allowing the players to maximise their potential.
ENCE now have: