ENCE qualify for EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifier
The Europe Closed Qualifier featured six teams who competed for a spot at the EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifier that will take place on LAN on October 22. ENCE started their campaign in the semis where they beat 3DMAX while Windigo took down AGO in the quarter-finals and G2 in the semis to become ENCE's opponents.
Windigo kicked off the grand final by picking up Mirage 16-6 but ENCE equalized by taking Train 16-4. The deciding map was much closer than the first two as Aleksi "allu" Jalli & company won it 16-14 to secure the series 2-1.
With this victory, ENCE have qualified for the EPICENTER Wild Card Qualifier where two spots at the main event will be on the line.
Additionally, on October 19, the team that is ranked the highest in the HLTV rankings among the winners of the regional qualifiers held in Europe (ENCE), CIS, Americas, and China, will receive a direct invitation and won't have to play in the Wild Card Qualifier.
|Windigo||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nikolay 'pNshr' PauninpNshr||50 - 52||-2||68.4||0.99|
|Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble||52 - 52||0||72.1||0.96|
|Georgi 'SHiPZ' GrigorovSHiPZ||46 - 59||-13||80.3||0.94|
|Yanko 'blocker' Panovblocker||42 - 54||-12||67.5||0.90|
|Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR||38 - 50||-12||63.8||0.87|
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||60 - 44||+16||83.3||1.34|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||55 - 42||+13||87.5||1.20|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||63 - 43||+20||73.4||1.19|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||41 - 48||-7||76.2||1.06|
|Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib||48 - 51||-3||78.8||1.05|
The $300,000 EPICENTER 2018 will be held in Moscow, Russia with the group stage scheduled for October 23-25. The Park of Legends Ice Palace will host the playoffs from October 27-28.