ENCE secure playoff spot in London over 3DMAX

ENCE are the second team to come through Group A at the Europe Minor after picking up a 2-0 victory over 3DMAX in the decider match.

The final match of the day in London kicked off on Inferno - 3DMAX's map pick, even though the first half suggested otherwise. Starting out on the CT side, ENCE took the pistol round after denying a 1v3 clutch from Lucas "Lucky" Chastang, and they rode that momentum to secure a 5-0 lead.

The game then entered a highly-contested period as rounds went back and forth, but the rest of the half was a shut-out as ENCE won the final seven rounds for a commanding 13-2 lead.

Many certainly believed that the game would soon come to a close, but 3DMAX came from the break determined to give ENCE a run for their money. The French team kept a watertight defence throughout the half, with ENCE's round wins being few and far between. However, the Finnish side were simply far too ahead for 3DMAX to make a comeback and eventually locked down the map in the 28th round.

ENCE through to the playoffs

Next up was Train, which saw 3DMAX draw first blood after starting on the CT side. A third-round buy from ENCE then paid dividends and set the team up for a 4-2 lead, but the Frenchmen rallied back to restore parity at 4-4.

3DMAX looked set to retake the lead in the following round after taking down three opponents, but Jani "Aerial" Jussila and Sami "xseveN" Laasanen surprisingly pulled off the clutch. The rest of the half was a one-way street as ENCE refused to take their foot off the gas and picked up a commanding 10-5 lead going into the second half.

Now on the CT side, ENCE took the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos to further add to their lead. A scrappy first full gun round then went 3DMAX's way, but ENCE hit back immediately to hit 14 rounds and leave the Frenchmen's economy in shambles.

David "Davidp" Prins's side refused to throw in the towel, however, and won a force-buy thanks to some sloppy play from ENCE's players. That was the start of a phenomenal run from 3DMAX, but their resistance finally broke in the 26th round, with the Finns picking up back-to-back rounds to take the map.

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Inferno
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Train
12
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 45 - 32 +13 79.5 1.27
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 43 - 31 +12 86.5 1.25
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 36 - 34 +2 69.2 1.09
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 32 - 33 -1 66.6 1.06
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 35 - 37 -2 67.9 1.04
 3DMAX K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 44 - 38 +6 76.6 1.10
Belgium David 'Davidp' PrinsDavidp 36 - 37 -1 71.1 1.02
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 34 - 39 -5 77.2 0.94
France Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka 28 - 37 -9 51.1 0.77
France Gaëtan 'JiNKZ' JaminJiNKZ 25 - 40 -15 61.4 0.74
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
453
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Belgium David 'Davidp' Prins
David 'Davidp' Prins
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
513
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:12
#3
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United Kingdom nimmyjeutron 
#EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:12
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:12
3DMax deserved a bit more
2018-07-20 01:12
#37
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
They proved themselves, i am happy for them
2018-07-20 01:18
#44
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Finland ENCEL 
Unlucky for 3DMax, having to face the Finnish powerhouse Ence, for a spot in the playoffs. EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:51
#46
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France uNLmofo 
this is minor and major will be even harder ;) but the played good. hopefully we will see them more and more
2018-07-20 01:55
#49
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
+1 they are the 2nd best line up in France rn
2018-07-20 01:58
#50
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France uNLmofo 
i didn't get it, is it over for them or will there be a looser bracket or something?
2018-07-20 01:58
#51
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr 
Nah, they are gone... But i think they proved themselves very well
2018-07-20 01:59
#53
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France uNLmofo 
it's not like ENCE isn't a team that is really good lately. I think they have a better chance to do a good result in the major tho.
2018-07-20 02:00
#90
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Europe lalt 
They were in looser bracket already now they are out. Format allows losing one group match and one playoff match.
2018-07-20 10:39
#7
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Czech Republic fykseN1g 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:12
#8
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United Kingdom nimmyjeutron 
#EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:12
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2018-07-20 01:12
EZ4MOUZ
2018-07-20 01:12
mouz is trash
2018-07-20 08:53
Says the g2 fan
2018-07-20 09:08
G2 > shitsports
2018-07-20 09:09
0/8
2018-07-20 09:21
#91
aslak | 
Finland SunMutsi 
Only 2-1? Ence won 2-0 = Ence top 1
2018-07-20 10:41
Nice b8 m8
2018-07-20 10:57
Also you seem to be upset over g2s performance in dh valencia lmao lost against t2 and t3 teams
2018-07-20 11:04
G2 didn’t care about DH open, it was a huge bootcamp for them
2018-07-20 11:05
#97
suNny | 
Finland Tuubile 
well, dont think that bootcamp gave much hope for them since they bombed out in grps with 1-2 record
2018-07-20 11:30
They shouldn’t have been shown good results. Their main goal was to PRACTICE on tournament, do something experiments with our playstyle
2018-07-20 11:33
#12
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Poland brvther 
ez4ence edit: jackz is sexy
2018-07-20 01:12
see you in the major ence!
2018-07-20 01:12
JANIKANTAA
2018-07-20 01:12
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:12
I knew 3D max wouldn't go anyway
2018-07-20 01:13
EZ4ENCE. EZ ENCE STICKERS
2018-07-20 01:13
EZ4
2018-07-20 01:13
#40
eneshan | 
Turkey Cherub 
ENCE
2018-07-20 01:23
#22
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United States johnjay 
rip 3DMax stickers.
2018-07-20 01:13
#47
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Finland Smoonah 
jinkz nubbin
2018-07-20 01:55
#24
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Ukraine Haxrein 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:14
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:15
#27
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:15
#29
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
GG ENCE , they just chilling after 1st side 13-2 Inferno , 10-5 Train
2018-07-20 01:16
Expected. Allu threw against Optic so he can face 3DMAX and get his rating up
2018-07-20 01:16
#88
suNny | 
Finland miksu191 
allu just wanted to continue destroying teams he has played on and this was the only change to destroy 3dmax XD next he will finish optic
2018-07-20 10:23
Ence!
2018-07-20 01:16
-GTR +allu W H E N ?
2018-07-20 01:17
#52
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Australia vamped 
2016
2018-07-20 02:00
A distinctive lack of difficulty for the finnish eSports organization ENCE's Counter Strike: Global Offensive division featuring the brilliant awper Aleksi "allu" Jalli, IGL Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen, new talent Jere "sergej" Salo, well rounded player Jani "Aerial" Jussila and Support Sami "xseveN" Laasanen.
2018-07-20 01:18
#36
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
ez4ence
2018-07-20 01:18
#38
allu | 
Finland Rveli 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 01:20
EZ 4 ENCE STICKERS
2018-07-20 01:22
Fuck yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
2018-07-20 01:24
#42
EliGE | 
United States DervGuy 
EZ TOP FRAG 4 GOD ALLU
2018-07-20 01:34
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2018-07-20 01:45
#45
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Finland Smoonah 
ez for ence and god sergji
2018-07-20 01:55
Expected and as always EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE-------EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE-------EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE EZ4ENCE---------------------------------------------EZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE--------------------------EZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE-------------------EZ4ENCE EZ4ENCE---------------------------EZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE-------EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE—----EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 02:10
it would of been cool to have 3dmax stickers but oh well ez4ence
2018-07-20 02:13
#93
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Europe lalt 
natu and allu were in wrong side of equation this time.
2018-07-20 10:47
A distinctive lack of difficulty for the finnish eSports organization ENCE's Counter Strike: Global Offensive division featuring the brilliant awper Aleksi "allu" Jalli, IGL Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen, new talent Jere "sergej" Salo, well rounded player Jani "Aerial" Jussila and Support Sami "xseveN" Laasanen.
2018-07-20 02:29
How do you pronounce ence ?
2018-07-20 03:00
Enssi
2018-07-20 09:05
#76
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Venezuela Kremator 
same as "easy"
2018-07-20 09:06
En part like Envelopment (En) And Ce Like Service ( Se ) ENCE
2018-07-20 12:25
#107
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Finland Acoz 
2018-07-20 12:52
Thank you guys
2018-07-20 14:35
#63
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Brazil cadik 
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2018-07-20 03:28
#64
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
ence really good atm
2018-07-20 03:47
#65
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Poland big_boy_69 
EZ4ENCE and od gallu
2018-07-20 03:57
#66
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Afghanistan Sk8erBoi8713 
EZ4ENCE. G O D A L L U & G O D S E R G E J COMING THROUGH
2018-07-20 03:58
#67
f0rest | 
Finland gaazer 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 04:06
#68
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Brazil Collee 
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2018-07-20 04:45
#70
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 04:56
#71
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Canada VeryMightGuy 
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2018-07-20 05:19
Z
2018-07-21 07:39
-jINKZ +kioShiMa
2018-07-20 06:30
#73
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Turkey ozzy4128 
Not ez4ence
2018-07-20 07:20
What do they win? it says Major Offline Qualifier for 1st and 2nd place finishers, but when is this qualifier and for which Major is it??
2018-07-20 09:32
Both Faceit Major qualification matches will be later today.
2018-07-20 09:36
I misunderstood the prize, both Minor finalists win a spot at the Major in London in September liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Minor_Champ..
2018-07-20 09:50
This is the link for the Major in September: liquipedia.net/counterstrike/FACEIT/2018..
2018-07-20 09:55
#92
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Europe lalt 
Yeah, HLTV prices are incorrect, they are using olde (-2017) stage name. Offline qualifier is now called New Challengers stage and it's part of the major itself (gives stickers).
2018-07-20 10:46
I think 3DMAX have done incredibly well for themselves - I'd never heard of any of the players in that line-up until recently, and now here they get, one match away from the playoffs in a Minor
2018-07-20 09:52
Jacks were in envyus academy, others real nonamers
2018-07-20 12:17
And they did pretty bloody well, didn't they xD
2018-07-20 12:18
Kinda expected tho, i follow them for some time now. Started when they won vs virtus.plow in another qualifier. If they had cache open it probably would be 2/1
2018-07-20 12:20
Yeah they're pretty impressive tbh, I look forward to seeing where they go in the future
2018-07-20 12:24
God allu
2018-07-20 09:56
Expected
2018-07-20 10:32
we were going to the cafeteria with jaakko and guess who we saw : D if it isn't sergej.... xD i was like what the fuck is that sergej he had 2 glasses of milk and 1 glass of sour milk xDD best day ever ; D
2018-07-20 11:45
impossubu, allu can't be top like this!!!
2018-07-20 11:54
sad for 3dmax
2018-07-20 12:20
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 13:26
GODALLU EZ4ENCE
2018-07-20 14:16
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