ENCE fend off Winstrike; move on to New Legends Stage

ENCE punched their ticket to the New Legends Stage at IEM Katowice after defeating Winstrike 2-1 (16-11 on Dust2, 7-16 on Mirage, and 16-13 on Train).

The best-of-three series kicked off on Dust2, which made its first appearance in the New Challengers Stage. Winstrike won the pistol round on the T-side after David "n0rb3r7" Danielyan got two opening kills and Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys closed out the round with a triple. Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov saved Winstrike in the second round as he got a triple kill in a 2vs4.

The Finnish side hit back in the fourth round thanks to Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen and Jere "sergej" Salo's triple kills. Aleksib got a quad kill in the sixth round to tie it at 3-3 and Aleksi "allu" Jalli put his team ahead with a quad kill during a gun round. Aleksib and allu kept creating problems for Winstrike as the duo combined for 39 kills in the first half which ENCE finished 11-4 ahead.

ENCE finished with a 3-1 record

The Finns extended their lead to 13-4 after picking up the first two rounds in the second half but Winstrike responded with a four-round streak (13-8). ENCE won the 22nd and 27th rounds despite starting them with pistols, finishing off the map 16-11.

Winstrike won the first two rounds on the CT-side of Mirage but lost the first weapon round despite getting the first kill. The Russian team lost a 3vs5 in the fifth round before going on an incredible ten-round streak to finish the half with a 13-2 lead.

Winstrike will have another chance to progress

Aleksib's triple kill gave the second pistol victory to ENCE who trailed 14-4 after losing the first weapon round of the second half. Winstrike closed out the map quickly, winning 16-7.

ENCE started Train on the CT-side and secured the first four rounds as Winstrike only got two kills. allu and Aleksib made it six in a row with a 2vs5 victory and sergej kept the streak alive by clutching a 1vs3 in the ninth round (9-0).

Winstrike got on the scoreboard in the following round as n0rb3r7 picked up a triple kill. ENCE reacted swiftly, resetting Winstrike's economy and taking five rounds in a row to lead 14-1 at halftime. allu & company had a rough time on the T-side but managed to win the map 16-13, taking the 2-1 series victory.

Matchpage
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1
15th February 2019
16
Dust2
11
7
Mirage
16
16
Train
13
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 63 - 52 +11 78.9 1.13
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 54 - 46 +8 78.2 1.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 58 - 52 +6 70.5 1.05
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 48 - 57 -9 77.6 0.98
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 43 - 53 -10 66.6 0.89
 Winstrike K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 64 - 48 +16 95.1 1.31
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' KvakšysKvik 53 - 54 -1 78.0 1.07
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit 55 - 51 +4 72.8 1.04
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyann0rb3r7 52 - 53 -1 64.1 0.96
Russia Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander 34 - 60 -26 60.6 0.76
The New Challengers stage
3W - 0L
2W - 2L
0W - 3L
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
506
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1295
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
517
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
621
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
433
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:44
2:1 against BOTS is not easy. its STRUGGLE fight
2019-02-16 12:55
i was just embracing the meme
2019-02-19 11:28
Ez pickem so far
2019-02-15 22:45
Except with fnatic and C9 lol
2019-02-15 22:47
Both will move on, not sure about NiP tho
2019-02-15 22:56
Hopefully all 3
2019-02-15 22:57
If all 3 go than I have a perfect pickem minus Renegades
2019-02-15 22:58
Oh lol I haven't, I chose Véga and TyLoo over Renegades and Avangar, rippppp
2019-02-15 23:00
#63
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Same here buddy, all right so far
2019-02-15 23:09
Same here, put Vega in my 3-0 slot in order to be safe against any losses for the top teams
2019-02-15 23:13
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:44
#6
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Brazil centjeefizik 
fuck winstrike, u made i lost my time😡
2019-02-15 22:45
#31
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India Mr_Lonely 
how much ?
2019-02-15 22:48
#37
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Brazil centjeefizik 
so much
2019-02-15 22:49
#39
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
5 dollar?
2019-02-15 22:52
Is dollar a unit of measurement?
2019-02-15 23:06
Yeah it is.
2019-02-15 23:22
wouldn't believe it
2019-02-15 23:29
#80
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India Mr_Lonely 
It measures how poor you are
2019-02-15 23:29
Is it a measuremet of time tho? 🤔
2019-02-16 11:58
#8
xseveN | 
Chile Zzalb 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:44
#9
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United States boxed 
ct side train amiright
2019-02-15 22:45
#10
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Europe TheNexusAce 
EZ 4 ENCE > EZ4ENCE Get it right normies.
2019-02-15 22:45
This ain’t it chief
2019-02-15 22:45
Not ez4ence
2019-02-15 22:45
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:45
Soooooo ezzz
2019-02-15 22:45
rip BOOMBLA
2019-02-15 22:45
#20
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Australia CaZeR01 
Thank god for my pickems
2019-02-15 22:46
#22
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Finland Juvi 
gg
2019-02-15 22:46
#23
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Chile dAkuuwu 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:46
#104
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Switzerland JoGy1 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-17 14:33
Pickem already won
2019-02-15 22:46
#25
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Latvia BlacKneZz 
I trust in EZ4WINSTRIKE but it will be EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:46
#26
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Poland mamba99999 
Why only 3 BO3s a day?
2019-02-15 22:46
#32
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Europe dip6o 
Pickem gained. Thx God Sergej
2019-02-15 22:48
both teams looked strong as fuck when they were feeling it this series.
2019-02-15 22:49
ez 4 finish esports organization ENCE
2019-02-15 22:49
#98
Aleksib | 
Finland warp_ 
Finnish not finish*
2019-02-16 10:06
+69
2019-02-16 17:48
IGL top fragging so you can beat some irrelevant CIS team #FinnishCS #EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:49
#38
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Lithuania KingOfPing 
Hah Easy Pickem, NRG 3-0, renegeades, vitality and ence qualify, need 1 more from fnatic g2 c9 or nip :D
2019-02-15 22:51
Gz man same as me
2019-02-15 22:57
#45
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Bulgaria Pixeland 
its always good when you hit 3-0 or 0-3 but gets a lot harder when you have to get all 5 from the 7 teams that advance
2019-02-15 22:57
#41
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Latvia Faaakk 
Hard for ence Finnish chokers ;)
2019-02-15 22:55
#103
Aleksib | 
Finland warp_ 
ENCE not ence*
2019-02-17 11:33
Why Norbert to boombla "i want suck your dik"?
2019-02-15 23:03
#49
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Brazil Boldro1965 
Enceeeeee <3 GODallu GODsergej GODaleksib GODxseven GODAerial
2019-02-15 22:58
#50
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Australia JulienD 
Deserved EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:58
#51
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Iceland SixTap 
somewhat EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:58
#55
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Finland 2op 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 23:00
#56
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Finland Smoonah 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 23:00
C9 Winstrike to come
2019-02-15 23:02
#64
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
EZ
2019-02-15 23:10
#67
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
YESSSS LETS GO ENCE!!!
2019-02-15 23:14
#69
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Finland lasarus 
EZ4ENCE <3
2019-02-15 23:17
#70
 | 
Brazil millerjmatos 
ez
2019-02-15 23:20
#71
 | 
Finland no_man 
lets go boys
2019-02-15 23:20
#75
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Boooooooooooo
2019-02-15 23:25
Slightly difficult 4 ENCE
2019-02-15 23:41
#84
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Belgium Khaosy 
2019-02-15 23:51
#86
Lithuania aj00 
Its too ez4ence
2019-02-16 00:30
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-16 05:25
#92
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Indonesia Exodd 
EZ
2019-02-16 05:48
#96
suNny | 
Iceland RTXs 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-16 08:22
#99
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Other fo3nixz 
now they be joining the big boys ( not big clan) ....if they face astrallis or liquid on dust2.. good luck
2019-02-16 10:55
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