suNny: "Aleksib had great calls"

Following their 16-8 loss to Epsilon, we caught up with ENCE's suNny to find out what happened with his team between IeSF 2016 and the current EU Minor.

After their win over TYLOO at IeSF, the Finnish roster qualified for the Minor in their first try and decided to attend ESWC 2016 last week - looking good overall. 

Unfortunately, after a group exit to fnatic Academy the team found themselves losing Juho "juho" Lampinen, forcing them to find a last minute replacement. 

With Roope "tomsku" Simpanen in the roster, ENCE managed to defeat HellRaisers in their first match at the Minor, but lost in the winners match against Epsilon. With this in mind, we talked to their team captain, Miikka "suNny" Kemppi.

ESWC didn’t go so well for you, and after the event juho left. So talk me through what you thought about the event and how the roster shuffle happened.
The roster shuffle started in August when Allu left the roster and everyone was thinking we need more changes, fresh blood for many reasons. So we brought in Aleksi and arvid. We had three weeks to practice before our first event IeSF in Indonesia where we beat Tyloo and everything looked fine. We had a long bootcamp etc., but after that came some internal issues with players. We got maximum of two practice matches per day before ESWC and that cause the bad result there. We had two close matches against fnatic Academy but they closed it out. It was all about internal issues, and after that juho decided to leave himself because he didn’t feel comfortable with us and playing with the AWP and we didn’t have anyone else who could AWP in the team.
Talking about your preparation, what did you actually do before coming here since you only had a couple of days with tomsku before coming here?
An hour after we arrived in Finland after ESWC juho told us he doesn’t want to come here, so we had five or six hours to decide who we want to play with. It was obvious we needed an AWPer, every team needs a good AWPer, and we couldn’t have any players that played in the Minor qualifier online so it was only tomsku and stonde left. stonde could’nt come so it was a pretty easy decision and tomsku is pretty talented but he hasn't had much experience.
Can you tell me more about him? He is not very well known at the moment, how long has he been around?
He played a lot of CS1.6 back then and he was a pretty good aimer and in the end of the 1.6 era he played in the best team in Finland, going to some international LANs. He could’nt do much more as the game died. I think he had a year and a half break before going back to CS:GO and he has now been playing for two years. He has only 1800 hours so he is doing pretty fine and is an upcoming talent, but he needs a lot of time and a lot of hours and experience.
You beat HellRaisers in the first match, which was an upset especially considering the pick-up we just talked about. Can you tell me about the match a bit?
I think we knew their veto and were ready for Cache. In the first half, Aleksib, who is our in-game leader, had some great calls that helped me take map control etc. It went pretty well since we knew how they like to play the map and that’s how we closed it.
In the second match you played against Epsilon and they beat you pretty easily. Comparing it to HellRaisers, was it just that you were not that prepared since they had a new player in the roster?
We started Mirage as CT and got only 5 rounds. We lost two force buy and every clutch round, three-on-three and stuff like that. I think we choked a bit there but they played well and draken had some great impact and clutch kills. It felt like we weren’t even in the server in many rounds. I also lost many rounds for my team due to my mistakes.
So you have the BO3 decider match ahead of you and two teams are now playing to decide who is going to face you. Who do you expect and who do you want to play?
I think we would like to face HellRaisers as they are a less experienced team as individuals, Heroic have a lot of good 1.6 players. I think we match well against HellRaisers as our game plan is kinda same in many situations so I think. If I need to pick, I think it’s 51% in favor of HellRaisers, but it’s not like we are afraid of anyone.

ESWC didn’t go so well for you, and after the event juho left. So talk me through what you thought about the event and how the roster shuffle happened.

The roster shuffle started in August when Allu left the roster and everyone was thinking we need more changes, fresh blood, for many reasons. So we brought in Aleksib and arvid. We had three weeks to practice before our first event - IeSF in Indonesia where we beat Tyloo and everything looked fine. We had a long bootcamp etc., but after that came some internal issues with players. We got a maximum of two practice matches per day before ESWC and that caused the bad result there. We had two close matches against fnatic Academy but they closed it out.

It was all about internal issues, and after that juho decided to leave because he didn’t feel comfortable with us and playing with the AWP - and we didn’t have anyone else who could AWP in the team.

Talking about your preparation, what did you actually do before coming here since you only had a couple of days with tomsku before coming here?

An hour after we arrived in Finland after ESWC juho told us he doesn’t want to come here, so we had five or six hours to decide who we want to play with. It was obvious we needed an AWPer, every team needs a good AWPer, and we couldn’t have any players that played in the Minor qualifier online - so it was only tomsku and stonde left. stonde couldn't come so it was a pretty easy decision, and he is pretty talented but hasn't had much experience.

Can you tell me more about him? He is not very well known at the moment, how long has he been around?

He played a lot of CS1.6 back then and he was a pretty good aimer and in the end of the 1.6 era he played in the best team in Finland, going to some international LANs. He couldn't do much more as the game died. I think he had a year and a half break before going back to CS:GO and he has now been playing for two years. He has only 1800 hours so he is doing pretty fine and is an upcoming talent, but he needs a lot of time and a lot of hours and experience.


suNny dropped 34 kills against HellRaisers 

You beat HellRaisers in the first match, which was an upset especially considering the pick-up we just talked about. Can you tell me about the match a bit?

I think we knew their veto and were ready for Cache. In the first half, Aleksib, who is our in-game leader, had some great calls that helped me take map control etc. It went pretty well since we knew how they like to play the map and that’s how we closed it.

In the second match you played against Epsilon and they beat you pretty easily. Comparing it to HellRaisers, was it just that you were not that prepared since they had a new player in the roster?

We started Mirage as CT and got only 5 rounds. We lost two force buys and every clutch round, three-on-three and stuff like that. I think we choked a bit there but they played well and draken had some great impact and clutch kills. It felt like we weren’t even in the server in many rounds. I also lost many rounds for my team due to my own mistakes.

So you have the BO3 decider match ahead of you and two teams are now playing to decide who is going to face you. Who do you expect and who do you want to play?

I think we would like to face HellRaisers as they are a less experienced team as individuals, Heroic have a lot of good 1.6 players. I think we match well against HellRaisers as our game plan is kinda same in many situations. If I need to pick, I think the current match is 51% in favor of HellRaisers, but it’s not like we are afraid of anyone.

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Finland Roope 'tomsku' Simpanen
Roope 'tomsku' Simpanen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
72
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.09
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Finland Juho 'juho' Lampinen
Juho 'juho' Lampinen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
724
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
nice!
2016-11-04 16:09
ez for Aleksib
2016-11-04 16:44
#2
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Finland NeekeriPeek 
aleksib best talent finlandia
2016-11-04 16:09
#3
broky | 
Latvia em1^ 
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-11-04 16:10
great interview by mr sunny ez for ence e sporrts from finlnand #EZ4ENCCE
2016-11-04 16:10
ENCE SUCKED MORE DICKS THEN ANY PORNSTAR
2016-11-04 16:10
#27
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United States TruthEmbargo 
you counted didn't you... you sly bastard
2016-11-04 16:45
:3
2016-11-04 17:01
#41
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Finland Lehtori 
Suomi > Belgia Meidän scene > teidän scene So shut up cuntler
2016-11-04 18:25
Stfu u phucking finnish cunter
2016-11-04 18:28
#46
Finland em7 
phucking cunter xD
2016-11-06 01:55
wat do you want ALLU ?
2016-11-06 11:58
you have great +20 that hardly won you first game
2016-11-04 16:10
#8
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
n1
2016-11-04 16:09
11
2016-11-04 16:09
#11
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Brazil StupidNigNogs 
ez for ence
2016-11-04 16:09
7/11
2016-11-04 16:10
calls op
2016-11-04 16:09
#14
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Sweden X-rAy 
who
2016-11-04 16:09
#15
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
walls
2016-11-04 16:09
#16
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Finland Madd!z 
gj sunny
2016-11-04 16:14
If aleksib is the IGL now, Why the fuck is naSu still on the lineup? This team can make so many upgrades, but don't seem to be willing to do so.
2016-11-04 16:18
yeah
2016-11-04 16:20
#21
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Finland IISCA 
-1, nasu top ounaaja Finland
2016-11-04 16:36
Googling "ounaaja" i find a Finnish CS:GO/LoL/Overwatch ESL team page that doesnt seem to have any relevance to naSu. Am i missing something here?
2016-11-04 16:38
"ounaaja" means owning. he meant "nasu top owner" but he fucking sucks ass. hes only in the for money. hope he is not in ence 2017. if he is its gg.
2016-11-04 16:42
ENCE itself is becoming "GG". They ruined themselves the moment they kicked Stonde from the team, yet left xartE in.
2016-11-04 16:43
kinda but stonde doenst play cs anymore at all. stonde isnt bad player but his case was similar to oskar. he just didnt have the motivation to play full time. he started studying and finishes them in late 2017. sunny should leave this crap team anyway.
2016-11-04 16:48
He only lost motivation for CS, and begun his fulltime studies after being removed from CS. Prior to that, he had plenty of time allocated for CS. This is pretty evident given that he used to Stream on Twitch a fair bit at the time. Looking back though, many of ENCE's problems would have been fixed by Stonde. xartE of course, would have been gone, plus juho would have never left because of him being forced to AWP. Just a negative chain of reactions i guess.
2016-11-04 16:52
#32
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Finland Madd!z 
He studied before joining ence, but took a fulltime break from that after joining ence. If the break is too long, you will lose your place in the university so he probably had to choose during the summer if he wants to continue the CS career or studying.
2016-11-04 16:57
Would you not be able to continue both? There are many pros who have juggled their studying and professional CS careers at the same time. Personally don't know much about Uni tbh
2016-11-04 16:59
not really. its too time consuming. practice everyday 6h + then studies. and anyway stonde left because he didnt have the flame for cs anymore. he didnt care. thats it. hes not coming back.
2016-11-04 17:10
#36
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Finland Madd!z 
I think he studies in a university of applied sciences (school of higher vocational education) which is a bit different from a normal university. It focuses a bit more on the practical side of things and less on the scientific side, which is why there's way more mandatory class attending and training periods. I think it could be possible, but it would also have a lot of extra work.
2016-11-04 17:10
Nasu has a contract for the end of the year. I'm quite sure ENCE will evaluate their contract situation once these contracts expire. It probably not far off to say there is a good chance ENCE will replace nasu with someone come next year, and new contracts.
2016-11-04 16:51
He is brother of lurpiss tho, who is management at ENCE. Will family ties ruin the team? Find out on the next episode
2016-11-04 17:12
hopefully. im just afraid of the fat natu as he makes alot of decisions in the team. u could get decent players from skitlite
2016-11-04 17:12
#19
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Czech Republic DeadlyStrike 
Sunny have bad teamates...
2016-11-04 16:21
"captian" Professeur? :DD
2016-11-04 16:28
leave this crap team and join NA team.
2016-11-04 16:41
ence... :D:D:D
2016-11-04 16:48
#39
Finland teco 
nasu is not good enough for ence
2016-11-04 17:31
god sunny
2016-11-04 18:01
EZ for winland
2016-11-04 18:26
#44
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Finland kommunisti 
-nasu +anyone
2016-11-04 19:35
wtf nasu doing in that team if he isnt even calling anymore :D
2016-11-05 03:57
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