ENCE defeat Imperial; to DreamHack Montreal final

ENCE are through to the grand final at DreamHack Open Montreal after beating Imperial 2-1 (2-16 on Mirage, 16-14 on Dust2 and 19-17 on Train).

Starting out as CTs on their map pick, Mirage, Imperial bagged a quick 3-0 lead after winning the first pistol, which saw Eimantas "pounh" Lazickas add a triple-kill to his name. ENCE responded with a single convincing gun round, but Imperial kept controlling the map, constantly stringing rounds together to go up 10-1. Although the Finnish side won the next with nothing but pistols, the European mixture did not give away any more rounds before half-time.

Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas opened up the action after the switch with a 1v2 clutch to pick up the second pistol round for his team. From that moment, there was little that ENCE could do to stop Imperial from closing out the map 16-2.

ENCE came from behind to beat Imperial

Next up was Dust2, ENCE's map pick. Aleksi "allu" Jalli and co. got off to a great start on the map, losing just the first gun round before securing a dominant 8-1 lead as Terrorists. It was only then that Imperial finally got back on the board on the back of Nemanja "nexa" Isaković's quad-kill, which Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas followed up on with an impressive AWP ace in a 2v5 situation in the next round.

Unfortunately for Imperial, that was all they could get from the first half. Now playing on the CT side, ENCE won their second pistol to increase their lead to 12-4, but then Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss found a lifeline for his team with a huge Scout triple-kill. Imperial kept trying to turn the map around from there, albeit in vain, as the Finns took the series to a third map with a 16-14 victory.

The decider, Train, kicked off just like the previous map, with ENCE going on a great run while conceding just the first gun round in the process, this time reaching a 7-1 lead as CTs. Imperial won four of the next five rounds, but Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen's troops managed to switch sides with a comfortable 10-5 lead.

Imperial came from half-time with all guns blazing and quickly equalized the score after picking up their CT pistol. ENCE responded with their 11th round, but that was not enough to stop their opponents. On a shoddy buy, EspiranTo helped his team to win the next round with two clean scout headshots, and Imperial went on to hit match-point.

Especially with allu stepping up to the plate, however, ENCE were able to take the map to overtime. The 26-year-old continued to play a key role from there on out, inspiring his team to seal the deal at 19-17.

Matchpage
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9th September 2018
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Mirage
16
16
Dust2
14
19
Train
17
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 66 - 52 +14 78.8 1.15
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 50 - 61 -11 68.7 0.93
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 47 - 56 -9 64.6 0.91
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 48 - 61 -13 63.6 0.87
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 40 - 63 -23 62.6 0.79
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 70 - 47 +23 75.6 1.26
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 62 - 51 +11 79.7 1.18
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 63 - 49 +14 80.0 1.14
France Ali 'hAdji' HaïnousshAdji 53 - 50 +3 67.5 1.02
Lithuania Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickaspounh 44 - 54 -10 75.9 0.94
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
588
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
619
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Lithuania Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
346
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
500
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
EZ4ENCE
2018-09-09 21:20
SHOULD NOT HAVE KICKED KRYSTAL LUL
2018-09-09 21:21
imperial braindead pushing in 5vs2 at 15-12
2018-09-09 21:21
#13
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Lithuania Volum_Lobster 
Expected.
2018-09-09 21:22
#29
HUNDEN | 
Lithuania gime114 
I guess they'll learn with experience.
2018-09-09 21:24
GODALLU Strikes again
2018-09-09 21:21
#5
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Cyprus twixK1ng 
2v5.
2018-09-09 21:21
#6
Aleksib | 
Europe samje 
EZ
2018-09-09 21:21
SO EZ
2018-09-09 21:21
#8
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Finland Vkims 
Suomalainen joukkue majorin finaalissa? Kelpaa
2018-09-09 21:21
#21
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African Union hdlmb 
dead gaem
2018-09-09 21:23
#22
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Finland Vkims 
Best gaem
2018-09-09 21:23
#9
s1mple | 
United States blinK_ 
oof
2018-09-09 21:21
#11
Grim | 
Finland schurmn 
God allu
2018-09-09 21:21
EZPZ ENCE
2018-09-09 21:22
#15
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Brazil ^7|1 
EZ4ENCE
2018-09-09 21:22
#16
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Finland NUCL3AR 
ez4ence, imperial played really well
2018-09-09 21:22
#17
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Europe andyy_ 
OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL
2018-09-09 21:22
#51
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Finland Smoonah 
maybe next season haha
2018-09-09 21:40
#52
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Europe andyy_ 
ok, get out, kid. No one wants you here lmao
2018-09-09 21:42
#53
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Finland Smoonah 
haha nt pillock
2018-09-09 21:43
#58
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Europe andyy_ 
Do you think I care about this match? lmao. If you didn't know, there's a thing called 'major' (it's happening right now, if you didn't know that too) which provides much better matches and much better teams. These matches are my priority and I watch them while you are masturbating to your overrated team who can't beat OpTic to get there. must be 12 yo, crying and replying to every comment
2018-09-09 21:50
#62
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Finland Smoonah 
it seems you did after your multiple replies on the other thread talking shit how Imperial would win “BYEEEE” closet fanny packer haha fucking love tasting those salty tears added some to my chicken noodle soup i needed some salt ty
2018-09-09 22:03
#63
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Europe andyy_ 
Do you know what a dot is? 1 sentence. What the fuck did you write? 0iq confirmed.
2018-09-09 22:04
#77
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Finland Smoonah 
whoa whoa not too much salt I don't need diabetes
2018-09-09 23:12
#78
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Europe andyy_ 
Did it take you an hour to think and write this? Damn, finnish people are really slow, that's not a lie. You can't get diabetes from salt. 0iq confirmed once again.
2018-09-09 23:15
#79
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Finland Smoonah 
haha i don’t sit at my computer hitting F5 awaiting for a reply to see if i triggered someone. your salty goodness has fulfilled my trigger appetite well beyond what i expected. replying to your comment while i take a shit, so keep your mouth open it’s all gotta go somewhere 🤣
2018-09-09 23:24
#80
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Europe andyy_ 
Lmao, if you think that you annoyed me, nt slow finnish turtle, it's not that easy.
2018-09-09 23:26
#107
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Finland Smoonah 
hahahaha
2018-09-11 01:56
Are you gonna write a book about it? Lol
2018-09-09 22:05
#65
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Europe andyy_ 
I'm going to write a book about 0iq finnish boys lmao
2018-09-09 22:06
That's gonna be hard, there aren't any sorry :(
2018-09-10 16:19
#59
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Finland saunamdma 
how much?
2018-09-09 21:51
#60
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Europe andyy_ 
0, I don't bet on csgo matches. This shit is risky
2018-09-09 21:51
#67
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Finland saunamdma 
smart
2018-09-09 22:09
#19
allu | 
Sweden Cloything 
ggwp ezpz enke
2018-09-09 21:22
#23
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
gj ence
2018-09-09 21:23
GOD ALLU
2018-09-09 21:23
#26
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Spain Carbonizante 
EZ FOR ENCE
2018-09-09 21:23
#27
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Finland de_suomi 
Happy that Ence won but Imperial showed some real potential. Keeping an eye on them for 2019.
2018-09-09 21:23
#35
HUNDEN | 
Lithuania gime114 
They need so much more experience, fragging power is there, but these idiotic plays have to go.
2018-09-09 21:26
#81
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Germany x0RRY 
Well that sounds like a task for an experienced IGL. Oh wait they kicked him.
2018-09-10 01:02
+1 diva had a fit and wants it to be all about him
2018-09-10 01:18
#83
HUNDEN | 
Lithuania gime114 
Krystal is a bot and couldn't do shit.
2018-09-10 01:59
#28
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Poland J__ac_pis 
2vs5
2018-09-09 21:24
Was a GG
2018-09-09 21:24
Tense4Ence
2018-09-09 21:25
#32
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
JUST WATCH THIS clips.twitch.tv/FaintModernPistachioAMPE.. ahahahah most epic comeback that i seen
2018-09-09 21:25
not really comeback, just a retarded throw
2018-09-09 21:27
#44
Aleksib | 
Finland Wilzzu 
How is that not a comeback :-DDDD
2018-09-09 21:32
how much - how much have you losted
2018-09-09 22:29
#73
NiKo | 
Serbia NEXIXOX 
losted
2018-09-09 22:33
I losted my pride :/
2018-09-10 06:32
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2018-09-09 21:25
#34
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Asia mocity123 
2v5 ;D
2018-09-09 21:26
#38
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Finland ilzed 
I'm so happy I had to write a comment.
2018-09-09 21:28
#39
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
LUL 15-11 LUL 2v5 LUL LUL 15-11 LUL 2v5 LUL LUL 15-11 LUL 2v5 LUL LUL 15-11 LUL 2v5 EZ4ENCE
2018-09-09 21:28
#41
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
lmao lithuania cs 0 iq
2018-09-09 21:28
#50
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Finland Smoonah 
true :(
2018-09-09 21:40
#45
Aleksib | 
Finland Wilzzu 
HELLO LITHUANIAN FANS 4Head WHY SO QUIET? 4Head 15-11 LEAD 4Head 2v5 CLUTCH 4Head ALWAYS EZ4ENCE
2018-09-09 21:36
#47
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Finland Smoonah 
nt maybe next time haha
2018-09-09 21:39
gg, a nail biter
2018-09-09 21:46
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2018-09-09 21:46
#56
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United States TriHardSeven 
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2018-09-09 21:47
Are those redbulls only for the commercial?
2018-09-09 22:00
or you can actually drink them?
2018-09-09 22:24
Ggwp ENCE. I honestly hate Imperial, and anyone who actually watched this match should know why. I hope they'll actually take this loss and learn from it, and start refining their dumb plays a little more because the team has huge potential. Right now it is simply frustrating to watch them.
2018-09-09 22:09
EZ4ENCE
2018-09-09 22:10
#70
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Sweden ALI_HUSSAIN 
GODALLU TOP 1
2018-09-09 22:23
just another normal fucking day in god allu's life <3
2018-09-09 22:36
Its nice to see allu in such good shape again. Most members of ex-NiP haven't showed the same skill but he continues to improve his game.
2018-09-09 22:46
#108
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CIS Wicerino 
sadly they throw last map :(
2018-09-11 17:29
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