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
2
1
15th February 2019
16
Dust2
11
7
Mirage
16
16
Train
13
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 52 +11 78.9 1.13
54 - 46 +8 78.2 1.13
58 - 52 +6 70.5 1.05
48 - 57 -9 77.6 0.98
43 - 53 -10 66.6 0.89
 Winstrike K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 48 +16 95.1 1.31
53 - 54 -1 78.0 1.07
55 - 51 +4 72.8 1.04
52 - 53 -1 64.1 0.96
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:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
462
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
164
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.73
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1264
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
486
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
585
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
402
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
#2
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United Kingdom aurieking
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:44
2 replies
2:1 against BOTS is not easy. its STRUGGLE fight
2019-02-16 12:55
1 reply
#105
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United Kingdom aurieking
i was just embracing the meme
2019-02-19 11:28
Ez pickem so far
2019-02-15 22:45
7 replies
Except with fnatic and C9 lol
2019-02-15 22:47
6 replies
Both will move on, not sure about NiP tho
2019-02-15 22:56
5 replies
Hopefully all 3
2019-02-15 22:57
4 replies
If all 3 go than I have a perfect pickem minus Renegades
2019-02-15 22:58
3 replies
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
fuck winstrike, u made i lost my time😡
2019-02-15 22:45
8 replies
#31
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India Mr_Lonely
how much ?
2019-02-15 22:48
7 replies
so much
2019-02-15 22:49
6 replies
#39
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Canada LARRATT
5 dollar?
2019-02-15 22:52
5 replies
Is dollar a unit of measurement?
2019-02-15 23:06
4 replies
Yeah it is.
2019-02-15 23:22
1 reply
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
1 reply
Is it a measuremet of time tho? 🤔
2019-02-16 11:58
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:44
#9
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United States boxed
ct side train amiright
2019-02-15 22:45
EZ 4 ENCE > EZ4ENCE Get it right normies.
2019-02-15 22:45
1 reply
#16
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North America J_Nasty
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
valde | 
Finland Juvi
gg
2019-02-15 22:46
#23
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Chile dAkuuwu
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:46
1 reply
#104
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Switzerland JoGy1
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-17 14:33
Pickem already won
2019-02-15 22:46
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
cype | 
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
2 replies
#98
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Finland Diddy_Kong
Finnish not finish*
2019-02-16 10:06
1 reply
+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
2 replies
Gz man same as me
2019-02-15 22:57
#45
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Canada LARRATT
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
1 reply
ENCE not ence*
2019-02-17 11:33
Why Norbert to boombla "i want suck your dik"?
2019-02-15 23:03
Enceeeeee <3 GODallu GODsergej GODaleksib GODxseven GODAerial
2019-02-15 22:58
Deserved EZ4ENCE
2019-02-15 22:58
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
EZ
2019-02-15 23:10
YESSSS LETS GO ENCE!!!
2019-02-15 23:14
#69
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Finland lasarus
EZ4ENCE <3
2019-02-15 23:17
ez
2019-02-15 23:20
lets go boys
2019-02-15 23:20
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
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
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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