OpTic beat ENCE; to Europe Minor playoffs

OpTic are through to the playoffs at the FACEIT Major Europe Minor after defeating ENCE 16-13 on Train.

The clash began with OpTic winning the CT pistol round with a double and a triple-kill from René "cajunb" Borg and Nicklas "gade" Gade, respectively. After following that up with the anti-ecos, the Danes kept demolishing ENCE, who were helpless in finding a way through the defence.

Although ENCE were only able to get their first round on the board at 1-7, it inspired them to lose just one of the next four rounds to reduce the gap to 4-8. Both teams then traded rounds back-to-back, meaning OpTic switched sides with a five-round lead, 10-5.

cajunb topped the scoreboard with a 1.37 rating

Now playing as CTs, ENCE started off the second half on the right foot, winning the pistol thanks to a 2v4 clutch from Sami "xseveN" Laasanen and Jani "Aerial" Jussila, and the subsequent anti-eco. OpTic then strung two rounds together, but the Finnish side responded with a great force-buy that marked the start of a three-round streak, making it 10-12.

However, as Jakob "JUGi" Hansen picked up the 13th round for his team by denying a 1v2 clutch from Jere "sergej" Salo, OpTic went on to hit match-point without much effort. ENCE still responded with three more rounds, but it was in vain as OpTic remained calm and collected to finish things off 16-13.

Matchpage
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19th July 2018
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 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 25 - 17 +8 88.6 1.37
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 25 - 22 +3 92.3 1.34
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 20 - 15 +5 70.3 1.26
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 15 - 19 -4 55.7 0.78
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 15 - 23 -8 62.2 0.74
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 26 - 20 +6 86.7 1.23
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 18 - 16 +2 67.6 1.09
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 21 - 22 -1 71.1 0.93
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 15 - 21 -6 63.2 0.87
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 16 - 21 -5 68.9 0.81
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
643
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
533
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
#1
China o_O 
french derby up next yeeeeeeet GL leftout GODS
2018-07-19 18:53
#2
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
ExpecTic
2018-07-19 18:53
Expected from a North fan
2018-07-19 18:54
Expected from an Astralis fan
2018-07-19 19:22
#37
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United States Hosch 
Expected from an Astralis fan
2018-07-19 19:28
#40
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
i like optic
2018-07-19 19:50
Ez4optic
2018-07-19 18:53
+1
2018-07-19 20:23
LEFTOUT WILL BE EZ4ENCE
2018-07-19 18:53
#5
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United States ShawnM 
Not ez4ence
2018-07-19 18:53
#6
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United Kingdom DyNamiq_ 
Tfw it's not ez4ence
2018-07-19 18:54
Ence so bad wtf I'm not fan anymore
2018-07-19 18:54
EZ4OPTIC
2018-07-19 18:54
#10
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
good
2018-07-19 18:54
#11
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Optic need to learn to not go too far
2018-07-19 18:54
hard4ence universe is ending
2018-07-19 18:54
#13
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
NOT SO EZ4ENCE :((((
2018-07-19 18:55
Feelsbadman
2018-07-19 19:34
#41
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
they gonna make the major anyways😍 together with optic☺️
2018-07-19 19:51
#14
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Europe b7ack0ut 
EZ
2018-07-19 18:55
#EZ4OPTIC
2018-07-19 18:56
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-19 18:56
#17
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United States jeonseol 
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2018-07-19 18:56
sick meme dude that looks really good!
2018-07-19 19:17
#34
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United States jeonseol 
Wow, thanks!
2018-07-19 19:21
OpTic got lucky
2018-07-19 18:57
#22
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Denmark V1kss 
No you see they used something called "Skills" to beat them, sorry you don't know much about that in Finland
2018-07-19 19:00
#26
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Sweden empalocoxD 
+1
2018-07-19 19:02
HAHAA YOU GOT BAITED EVEN THOUGH IT WASNT A BAIT LMAO
2018-07-19 19:11
#38
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Denmark V1kss 
Baited LMAO
2018-07-19 19:32
Buuuurn! True though
2018-07-19 19:12
#32
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United States jeonseol 
danish 30iq 3rd worlder getting baited lololol
2018-07-19 19:12
#43
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
don’t be cocky, it was a good game☺️ hope ence and optic make it through the minor🤞🏻
2018-07-19 19:52
EZ4KINGUIN
2018-07-19 18:58
Cajunb has been the strongest player on this roster since formation. Glad to see him delivering
2018-07-19 18:58
#29
China o_O 
So true, he's even been up to par with k0nfig in the 56 maps they have played hltv.org/stats/lineup/players?lineup=922.. But overall cajun feels more solid and like he is contributing as much fragging wise and more as a teammate
2018-07-19 19:11
#47
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Denmark iaintnojoke 
He's just a rock solid rifler and always was. Glad to see him shine without being forced on the AWP. North kicking him was stupid.
2018-07-19 22:25
2ez for Optic, expected tbh
2018-07-19 19:00
Expected ence looks like little boy in the fog and optic like hidden pedophile
2018-07-19 19:01
Tell me more about this scenario.
2018-07-19 19:02
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-19 19:02
Ence are really going to need to have sergej to show up if they want a chance
2018-07-19 19:08
#30
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Brazil cadik 
HARD4ENCE :(
2018-07-19 19:11
nice k0nfig lul
2018-07-19 19:25
ENCE had just 30 min preparation . Of course they were tired after match vs LeftOut
2018-07-19 19:51
ENCE should only play pistol rounds because they are tired
2018-07-19 20:32
#46
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Denmark Xipingu 
#NOTSOEZ4ENCE But heck. No matter who wins of LeftOut and 3DMAX, THAT will be #EZ4ENCE
2018-07-19 20:57
NOT SO EZ 4 ENCE
2018-07-19 22:57
Ence throwing to let Optic win and then Ence will beat 3DMAX or LEFTOUT and ez wins. Allu just wants to pat his stats against shit tier teams real quick before they go into playoffs.
2018-07-20 01:10
#50
cajunb | 
China Kistah 
GJ cajunb
2018-07-20 14:25
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