ENCE take down Heroic to reach grand final in Jönköping

After comfortably beating Heroic 2-0 (16-7 on Train and 16-9 on Nuke), ENCE have moved on to the grand final of DreamHack Open Winter, where the South Africans in Bravado await them.

ENCE got off to a quick CT start on the first map, Train, as they won the first pistol round without losing a single player and also won the following anti-eco. Heroic bit back in the first gun round, but couldn't convert it into more as the Finns breezed ahead to a 5-1 lead.

Andreas "MODDII" Fridh's men then found their composure and won the next trio of rounds on the back of multi-kills by Daniel "mertz" Mertz, Asger "AcilioN" Larsen and the Swedish captain himself to bring the deficit to one. Heroic eventually evened out the score at 5-5 and gained the lead after an intense quad-kill round by Patrick "es3tag" Hansen on the B site.

sergej was a problem for Heroic with 52 total kills

The 12th round was a nail-biter, which saw Jere "sergej" Salo defuse the bomb after a double Desert Eagle kill moments before the youngster was killed by mertz' AWP from a distance. This further invigorated ENCE, who won the remaining rounds in the half to lead 9-6 before switching to the attacking side.

The Finns would expand on their lead after the half, as they won the second pistol round on the back of a triple-kill by Sami "xseveN" Laasanen with the USP-S. They completely dominated their Danish/Swedish opponents for the rest of the half, only conceding a single round before taking Train 16-7 and the series lead.

Next up was Heroic's pick, Nuke, where the Danish/Swedish side won the first pistol round on the CT side. ENCE put themselves on the board in the third, but three multi-kill rounds by es3tag put Heroic ahead 5-1. Aleksi "allu" Jalli's men then rallied back, first winning a trio of rounds before sergej clutched a 1v3 situation to level out the score. The 16-year-old also killed three in the next round to help ENCE take the lead, which they expanded all the way to 10-5 at the switch on the back of several dominant rounds by the young Finn.

Now on the defensive side, ENCE won the second pistol and the follow-up anti-eco to put themselves at eleven rounds and in a comfortable position to win Nuke as well as the series. Heroic won the next pair and reset the Finns' economy, but Jani "Aerial" Jussila killed three with the P250 to bring ENCE to twelve. allu and this men dominated the opposition for the remainder of the match, as they won four out of the remaining five rounds to win Nuke 16-9 and the series 2-0.

Matchpage
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2nd December 2018
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Train
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Nuke
16
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 42 - 37 +5 97.8 1.31
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 27 - 40 -13 73.6 0.78
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 24 - 36 -12 49.3 0.77
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 26 - 34 -8 63.8 0.76
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN 18 - 36 -18 55.9 0.62
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 52 - 27 +25 107.1 1.57
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 40 - 29 +11 83.7 1.28
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 35 - 24 +11 77.4 1.23
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 29 - 28 +1 78.5 1.07
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 27 - 30 -3 71.5 1.04
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
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
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
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
#1
Indonesia NRy 
#ez4ence #1st
2018-12-02 14:28
#33
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Sweden Unluko 
nice gj
2018-12-02 14:37
Edited WeirdChamp
2018-12-02 16:03
#56
allu | 
Finland eer0 
EZ4ENCE
2018-12-02 19:47
ok
2018-12-02 14:28
Ez4ence
2018-12-02 14:28
ez4ence
2018-12-02 14:28
Ggwp by Ence to strong for heroic
2018-12-02 14:28
Kkk
2018-12-02 14:28
EZ
2018-12-02 14:28
#8
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Europe no_u 
EZ 4 ENCE
2018-12-02 14:28
#9
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
ez
2018-12-02 14:28
#10
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
4
2018-12-02 14:29
#11
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Norway stinkyfrog09 
LETS GO ENCE VITTU
2018-12-02 14:29
#12
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
ENCE
2018-12-02 14:29
Ez4ence
2018-12-02 14:29
EZ4ENCE
2018-12-02 14:29
the most cancerous game of the year
2018-12-02 14:29
#16
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Denmark potatomato 
Northern lights flash in the sky ...
2018-12-02 14:30
DICKHOUSE era>astralis era DICKHOUSE era was exciting they have so many flashy plays bitchiR quickscopes was one of the most exciting player to watch always quickscoping,bhoppin arround and knifing. Astralis era is so boring device their best player doesnt do this kinda stuff so he is more consistent which mean less good plays its kinda boring. When DICKHOUSE was dominating they atleast have fun like the 4 awp watching bitchiR jerk off plays Astralis doesnt do this kinda stuff they are too competitive Thats why more people prefer watching bitchiR then device cause bitchiR is more entertaining to watch.
2018-12-02 14:30
#53
zonic | 
Denmark 4stalis 
You are kinda boring...
2018-12-02 15:46
Not in Jönköping though
2018-12-02 14:36
#36
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Denmark potatomato 
A blizzard blows, pelting on its way those too weak to withstand the fury of winter at its fullest
2018-12-02 14:40
#17
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Denmark d1ckweed 
EZ4ENCE
2018-12-02 14:30
#18
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Germany Trax_ 
es3tag 1v9 as expected
2018-12-02 14:30
#20
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France remyos 
God I hate ENCE :/ hopefully bravado wins
2018-12-02 14:31
#24
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Sweden Dguyg 
Why? :(
2018-12-02 14:32
why though.
2018-12-02 14:33
#26
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
cry is free BUG
2018-12-02 14:33
Why hate ense esports from finland :(
2018-12-02 14:45
#45
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Panama Cyain10 
Cry is free
2018-12-02 14:46
#21
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Czech Republic realProkda 
16- on Nuke
2018-12-02 14:31
Top quality articles like always on hltv. I've still to come across one article without an error.
2018-12-02 14:42
But an error in the headline itself is a new high for them
2018-12-02 14:43
EZ4ENCE
2018-12-02 14:32
#27
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
ez 4 serGOAT blonde ubermensch :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-12-02 14:34
+1 lol ubermensch :D
2018-12-02 14:37
stopped reading at ''serGOAT''
2018-12-02 14:37
#28
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Cyprus Sotiris 
(16-) ?
2018-12-02 14:35
Would be nice to see ence win something
2018-12-02 14:36
They just won starseries like 2 months ago
2018-12-02 14:41
Sergej is a god
2018-12-02 14:37
sergej God
2018-12-02 14:41
#38
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Germany Youngnibba 
Ez 16-
2018-12-02 14:41
Good job ENCE!
2018-12-02 14:42
This guy es3tag is pretty sick player
2018-12-02 14:48
#EZ4ENCE
2018-12-02 14:59
ez money 1500000$ on ence im rich guy from russia (my father have big money yes)
2018-12-02 15:26
#49
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Argentina Macaca_Sinica 
kkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-12-02 15:30
lmao EZ AGAIN
2018-12-02 15:32
btw admins,ence won on nuke 16-?????
2018-12-02 15:32
#52
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Spain NkdKMS 
EZ4ENCE
2018-12-02 15:38
#55
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Portugal mrsc 
EZ4ENCE
2018-12-02 16:20
"sergej was a problem" under the picture. sergej problem confirmed!
2018-12-02 20:55
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