ENCE knock AVANGAR out; to New Champions Stage

ENCE are through to the playoffs in Katowice after eliminating AVANGAR, winning Mirage, 16-12, and Train, 16-7.

AVANGAR started out with an A push on Mirage, which Alexey "qikert" Golubev was able to clutch out in a 1vs2 afterplant situation to get the Kazakh side ahead. A triple by Jani "Aerial" Jussila with the CZ75 helped ENCE tie it up in the second round. Doubles by Jere "sergej" Salo and Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen in the first round made it 3-1 for the Finns, who made it to 4-1 after Sami "xseveN" Laasanen got a double and stuck a defuse before killing the last terrorist.

The match then evened out as AVANGAR started to rack up rounds, making it 5-5, but the Finns then went on a tear, winning four rounds in a row to take a lead into the second half before AVANGAR could get one last one in to make it 6-9.

ENCE went back to winning ways winning the second pistol round of the map, and racked up rounds as Aleksib had a four-kill round in the first gun round, including a 1vs2 afterplant clutch on B. ENCE were quick to make it to 15, with six match points in their belt, and although AVANGAR managed to win a few more rounds on the defense, it was the Finns who closed it out, 16-12, to take the lead going into their map pick.

allu & co. move on to the playoffs

AVANGAR kicked Train off with a pistol round win on the CT side, but it was ENCE who took the lead as soon as the gun rounds came around, taking two in a row before forcing the CIS side on an eco. With 3-3 on the board, it was Aleksib who kept his team in the lead by winning a 1vs1 against qikert. ENCE then started to run away with the match, taking a 7-3 lead after ten rounds. The half then closed out 10-5 following a 1vs2 afterplant clutch by xseveN in the last round.

AVANGAR’s Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov and Aidyn "KrizzeN" Turlybekov were able to beat sergej and xseveN to take the second pistol round of the map. Once guns were made available to ENCE the Finns started to close in on the win, winning round after round as AVANGAR kept hitting a wall. With the wind in their sails, ENCE went on to seal the deal after linking six rounds in a row, 16-7.

Matchpage
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24th February 2019
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Mirage
12
16
Train
7
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 45 - 30 +15 83.4 1.34
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 36 - 32 +4 78.3 1.16
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 39 - 32 +7 71.1 1.10
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 28 - 35 -7 58.5 0.89
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 24 - 38 -14 70.1 0.88
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 37 - 30 +7 76.8 1.17
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 39 - 34 +5 75.0 1.10
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 34 - 37 -3 76.1 0.95
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 24 - 34 -10 65.9 0.87
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 33 - 37 -4 66.4 0.85
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
3W - 2L
2W - 3L
0W - 3L
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
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
570
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
765
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
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
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
Today in the cinema ... Avangar: Endgame
2019-02-24 15:14
undeserved
2019-02-24 15:14
#33
China o_O 
Ur hella dumb bro
2019-02-24 15:16
EZ 4 ENCE
2019-02-24 15:16
#52
China o_O 
+99999
2019-02-24 15:18
#98
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
E Z. FOR. ENCE.
2019-02-24 15:26
#132
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Maldives Miqu1488 
-Edward +Jame
2019-02-24 15:34
Undeserved
2019-02-24 16:12
+yksisataa ;)
2019-02-24 17:58
#7
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
EZ
2019-02-24 15:15
#99
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
EZZZZZZ
2019-02-24 15:26
#221
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Finland Vuorinen24 
EZZZZZ
2019-02-24 23:52
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:17
ENCE BESTEST
2019-02-24 15:26
>furia fan >austria pick one
2019-02-24 15:27
#113
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Europe traqqi 
thats north LuL
2019-02-24 15:30
I think that u just got baited
2019-02-24 17:16
#202
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Iceland Arag0rn 
LUL
2019-02-24 19:32
Lul wtf its north
2019-02-24 15:31
#129
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
-Furia fan -australia Pick 2
2019-02-24 15:34
0/8
2019-02-24 15:42
#213
 | 
Australia CaZeR01 
Well he did bait 2 people
2019-02-24 21:22
#179
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United States LookitsJrd 
Typical Muslim
2019-02-24 16:50
RacistLuL
2019-02-24 17:59
#224
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
Mulsim isn't a race
2019-02-25 02:31
#175
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Armenia baitpolice 
not bad
2019-02-24 16:42
haha
2019-02-24 17:29
#2
friberg | 
World boooq 
allu's kid must be so proud!
2019-02-24 15:14
Ahahahah I hope you are maling a joke lmao
2019-02-24 15:19
+1
2019-02-24 15:32
Smallu
2019-02-24 17:24
#4
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
So EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:16
reported
2019-02-24 15:16
#36
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
wtf why?
2019-02-24 15:16
fan of north traitor ?
2019-02-24 15:18
#62
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
FURIA smh
2019-02-24 15:19
haha okay
2019-02-24 15:21
Budget north 😂
2019-02-25 07:59
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:14
#8
Ex6TenZ | 
Brazil LeTANK 
allugator
2019-02-24 15:14
#200
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Iceland Arag0rn 
allugator ? what do you mean?
2019-02-24 19:31
Praise be to our god, Allugator. Go to your knees when reading this! Allu made FaZe legends. Literally. Allu gave best AWP performance of the major. Literally. Allu outperformed in form KennyS. Literally. Allu often gives his best performance under pressure. Literally. You can get up now, but remember to thank mr allu. #ex4Allu #ez4Ence #FaZeUp
2019-02-25 15:24
#9
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
gg
2019-02-24 15:15
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:15
f5
2019-02-24 15:15
#12
 | 
Panama Cyain10 
2EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:15
#201
 | 
Iceland Arag0rn 
mouz > ence
2019-02-24 19:31
#203
 | 
Panama Cyain10 
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa 8/8 joke
2019-02-24 19:32
ez4ence
2019-02-24 15:15
EZZZZZZZZZ 4 ENCE
2019-02-24 15:15
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:15
#16
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Poland Hell2k 
poor big they should play in quarter
2019-02-24 15:15
#139
 | 
Poland Julka 
+1
2019-02-24 15:38
#180
 | 
United States LookitsJrd 
0/8
2019-02-24 16:50
#17
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Ukraine vexuzz 
ez
2019-02-24 15:15
2 EZ 4 THE BEST FINNISH LINEUP EVER #EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:15
Ez
2019-02-24 15:15
#20
 | 
Spain Alex_GV 
Ez4ence
2019-02-24 15:15
#21
 | 
Romania cyber8 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:15
#23
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China braxton6 
kick JAME,AVANGAR can still win
2019-02-24 15:15
Jame to NaVi in place of Edward on AWP, s1mple AK and when the time comes we can get someone to IGL in place of Zeus and lmbt as coach = c00l! ...also hobbit to AVANGARD, he doesnt belong to HR, not looking okay there really even if he gets frags.... he should be playing somewhere else...(not cause he isnt good, but more like i dont see him and his decent skill fitting well HR's system) at least the way it is now...
2019-02-24 15:20
you fucking noob?
2019-02-24 15:17
Ive been here before you were even born child
2019-02-24 15:18
#181
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Poland kRAMERO 
I remember u xd but chili, First three words asian learns in english are "you fucking noob"
2019-02-24 16:52
#54
 | 
Russia Kessiler 
Jame is just a baiter
2019-02-24 15:18
#79
 | 
China braxton6 
fucking noob
2019-02-24 15:21
#55 #49 child, go sit in the corner and dont argue with someone who's been following almost all versions of CS since 2001, so pelase join the other 2 clowns who replied to me with harsh language even though i didnt even say anything to anyone personally as thats where you belong, in the corner, and stay there until you grow up :D
2019-02-24 15:26
#106
 | 
China braxton6 
you can live in your own dream:D -jame + *Tpo-_-JI.b* then AVANGAR TOP1
2019-02-24 15:27
Cya
2019-02-24 15:34
#142
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China braxton6 
btw I really like your name
2019-02-24 15:45
#217
dRiim | 
Finland dRiim 
jame had nothing going his way that game :))))
2019-02-24 21:52
#222
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Indonesia v1ctin 
Did you see the match? Jame missed every shot that matters tbh.
2019-02-25 00:14
ez.
2019-02-24 15:16
#26
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Finland Sasoni 
EZ4ENCE WOOHOOO!!!
2019-02-24 15:16
#27
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Poland mamba99999 
expected
2019-02-24 15:16
#29
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
FUCK YEA!
2019-02-24 15:16
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:16
#32
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Vietnam DiamondTohka 
aLUL keeping the ez4ence dream alive
2019-02-24 15:16
quite ez4ence?
2019-02-24 15:16
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:16
#38
 | 
United States LemiTZzZ 
#EZ4ENCE, no other comments
2019-02-24 15:16
#41
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Brazil ^7|1 
from 0-2 to 3-2 2ez
2019-02-24 15:17
#42
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Belgium Septa 
Nice comeback from 0-2. They definetly stepped up their game massively during the week. Without a doubt a contender to win it, but with Astralis or Liquid to play against in the QFs they'll have to be on another level.
2019-02-24 15:17
They will play navi in the quarters.
2019-02-24 15:21
#103
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Belgium Septa 
Will they? If FaZe beats Cloud9 they don't, right?
2019-02-24 15:27
#143
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Finland santedek 
navi would be ez
2019-02-24 15:45
If FaZe win, FaZe vs NaVi
2019-02-24 15:59
Sergej is missing rn, but Aleksib and xseven have improved alot
2019-02-24 16:43
#178
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Belgium Septa 
Pleasently surprised by xSeven his performance today. He was always struggling finding kills and having good timings in retakes. Today, he was near perfect. I get what you mean about sergej, but he performs well in play-offs. I would be afraid if I was Liquid or Astralis.
2019-02-24 16:47
byebye Jamexit, now you can keep save awp with your mommy at home
2019-02-24 15:17
#44
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Latvia Faaakk 
Hello! Sorry to bother you all, but I’m new to the CS:GO competitive scene. I’m just very curious why it seems there’s nothing that could challenge the Finnish esports organization that goes by the name “ENCE Esports”? Everything just seems to be so easy for them!
2019-02-24 15:17
ENCE champions, congratz
2019-02-24 15:17
LEGEN.... WAIT FOR IT DERYYY!!
2019-02-24 15:18
#107
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Hungary Shaperz 
Legendery?
2019-02-24 15:28
Yeahh!!
2019-02-24 15:29
#110
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Hungary Shaperz 
More like legendary if you ask me but whatever
2019-02-24 15:29
You long pronounce it.. <3
2019-02-24 15:30
sergej bottomfrag, still EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:18
but he did some useful action at key moment for his teammate to frag imo
2019-02-24 15:31
Very happy for the Finnish guys! Really great work, Cheers!
2019-02-24 15:18
#57
 | 
Finland NUCL3AR 
Good job ENCE!
2019-02-24 15:18
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:18
#60
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Norway Phancy11 
Pickem saved, thank u Mr. Ence
2019-02-24 15:19
+1
2019-02-24 15:34
ez4ence
2019-02-24 15:19
?? EZ
2019-02-24 15:19
Liquid or Astralis next. Oh well it was a good run.
2019-02-24 15:19
Navi next?
2019-02-24 15:21
no
2019-02-24 15:22
c9 eliminates faze, so ence navi
2019-02-24 15:25
have faith man
2019-02-24 15:25
navi if c9 win :D... otherwise liquid
2019-02-24 15:23
they just said liquid or astralis next in the stream
2019-02-24 15:24
they don't know shit then
2019-02-24 15:25
Wat? Aren't the playoffs by random draw? Because they can face 3-0 or one of 3-1 teams.
2019-02-24 18:17
highest elo after all the games= best seed, so in this case highest elo gets 6th then next 7th...
2019-02-24 18:22
#67
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:19
#68
 | 
Denmark r0zen^_^ 
Nt Avangar. Really well played overall.
2019-02-24 15:19
So ez
2019-02-24 15:19
EZ4ENCE DENSS PUTTED IN UPPERBELT
2019-02-24 15:19
#71
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Ukraine w1nth 
EZ4ENCE THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY PICK 'EM! NOW I CAN WITHDRAW PACKAGE FOR MORE $$$. <3
2019-02-24 15:25
Same xD just waiting for ence to ez them
2019-02-24 15:24
krizzen and fitch so useless
2019-02-24 15:19
EZ4ENCE allu major mvp
2019-02-24 15:20
#74
Zeus | 
Ukraine Lomz 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:20
#76
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Finland HATER_OF_ENCE 
Ez4encee<3
2019-02-24 15:21
ez
2019-02-24 15:21
#78
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Spain Paela 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:21
#84
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Australia SUNSPY 
EZ4ENCE yeah boiis ! GGWP
2019-02-24 15:22
#86
zonic | 
Denmark meganice 
Why cant ENCE end up playing Navi? Why only Liq/Ast?
2019-02-24 15:22
SAVED Pick em
2019-02-24 15:23
<3 Avangar nt lads
2019-02-24 15:24
#95
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Indonesia Exodd 
EZ4ENCEEEE!!!!! MY PICKEM IS SAVED
2019-02-24 15:25
#97
 | 
Vietnam weaboovietnam 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:25
Jame stop blowing my mind
2019-02-24 15:26
they ll lose in Quarter finals so hard anyway
2019-02-24 15:26
#158
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Poland Hell2k 
which one will they play
2019-02-24 16:00
GG WP
2019-02-24 15:27
Even this meme team now has legend status, i am mad.
2019-02-24 15:29
EZ4ENCE btw
2019-02-24 15:30
+1 EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:32
#111
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
ence togglers 0-2 down almost eliminated and suddenly win gg
2019-02-24 15:30
#125
mOE | 
Latvia wassupgee 
C9 2
2019-02-24 15:32
Thank you. It was very ez. WH4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:37
#114
 | 
Finland skroudi 
FCUKING NICE!!!!! #EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:30
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:31
#118
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Germany FlameSF2 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:31
ENCE LUCKY
2019-02-24 15:31
#156
 | 
Poland Hell2k 
af
2019-02-24 15:59
cry is free 2EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 16:31
#122
mOE | 
Latvia wassupgee 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:32
#126
 | 
Poland crouzzz 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:33
Ez souvenir case
2019-02-24 15:34
#133
 | 
China jbsteven 
God allu saved my pick'em
2019-02-24 15:35
pickems saved
2019-02-24 15:35
I'm actually really happy for ENCE, especially Allu. The guy went thru a lot of hate and trolling. Now he managed to make the Champions* stage and have good results with a full Finnish lineup. From getting kicked from teams, to being a leader and captain of a young and inexperienced team. GJ!
2019-02-24 15:47
#145
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Finland santedek 
+1
2019-02-24 15:46
Congrats my friend!
2019-02-24 15:47
#148
 | 
Finland santedek 
ty, but who is better jkaem or rain?
2019-02-24 15:49
Idk don't care tbh. Norway CS is a joke compared to Danish CS. 2-3 good players are nothing.
2019-02-24 16:19
jkaem really solid this major and rain been falling off a bit since early 2018
2019-02-24 16:31
#138
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United States oddinary 
So proud of my boys!!! EZ4Ence
2019-02-24 15:38
#144
 | 
Russia ROIDAZOID 
#FREEJAME
2019-02-24 15:45
Why? Jame is a trash player no one Will buy him
2019-02-24 15:58
#210
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Russia ROIDAZOID 
Jame>Ence all days of the week
2019-02-24 20:35
#216
 | 
Finland Teukkasd 
lmaoo jame just got destroyed by ence
2019-02-24 21:30
#218
 | 
Russia ROIDAZOID 
>jame >destroyed >BY ENCE pick 0
2019-02-24 22:05
#219
 | 
Finland Teukkasd 
2-0 :DD jame and avangar sucks
2019-02-24 22:17
#220
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Russia ROIDAZOID 
jame>finland, jame without avangar>jame with avanger
2019-02-24 23:12
#223
 | 
Finland Teukkasd 
wut
2019-02-25 02:27
0/8
2019-02-24 21:23
#146
 | 
Finland santedek 
allu was the problem??
2019-02-24 15:46
#150
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China jbsteven 
Jame really a trash player. His "kill or save" style is making game more and more boring.
2019-02-24 15:55
Allu > kennys
2019-02-24 15:56
Ence getting on form
2019-02-24 15:59
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 15:59
It's a bit crazy that ENCE got all the way to the playoffs. From 0-2, map down against BIG and trailing like 10-13 on second map.
2019-02-24 16:01
Owning on bo3s
2019-02-24 16:04
Yeah a map down against BIG and on train they were trailing 8-13 and later 10-14. That shows mental strength.
2019-02-24 16:11
Yeah it was very close
2019-02-24 16:12
#172
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Finland DespeQ 
Thanks to sexseveN what a beast.
2019-02-24 16:33
0-2 Comeback ezzzzz gods of bo3 this major
2019-02-24 16:01
#165
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Hungary lemusz 
good job
2019-02-24 16:18
ez
2019-02-24 16:19
ez4savemypicem
2019-02-24 16:20
#169
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Brazil igster 
why does everything look so easy for the finnish esports organisation ENCE?
2019-02-24 16:27
#174
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Brazil ralfera 
i wouldn't say easy, but they was very lucky with the matchups.
2019-02-24 16:41
#176
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Brazil igster 
kinda, but EZ4ENCE for the meme
2019-02-24 16:43
Ez4ence
2019-02-24 16:36
#182
TaZ | 
Germany Piterauke 
I just want to mention that the last team that recovered from 0-2 was cloud9 and they won a major back then EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 16:55
Asstralis did that to but they dident win the major
2019-02-24 17:06
yessssss i love allu
2019-02-24 16:59
#184
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Finland Agent47jr 
I think that this one was clearly EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 17:05
haha one day if JAME‘wife dystocia…the doctor ask JAME. D: hi jame.im so sorry about that. but you mast make a decision. save son or wife? J: save awp. JK
2019-02-24 17:10
first cloud9 - 0:2 > 3:2 > wins the major now its the same for ence EZ 4 ENCE
2019-02-24 17:30
Well played allu. Nice to see the ence project goes so well. Starting from scratch instead of recycling old dudes. Gj ence
2019-02-24 17:40
#193
It's my | 
Europe R2D2s 
meme team, gl in playoffs
2019-02-24 17:58
meme team is major legend team now, must suck huh?
2019-02-24 17:59
Sensitive
2019-02-24 18:07
once a meme, always a meme
2019-02-24 18:15
#211
It's my | 
Europe R2D2s 
+1
2019-02-24 21:03
I LOVE ENCE
2019-02-24 19:39
Damn, sad to see AVANGAR's journey end here. I hope they continue to get better though.
2019-02-24 19:46
Ez
2019-02-24 19:51
#207
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African Union mikecool 
It was actually ez4ence this time. Mirage was a bit of a scare but train was as smooth as they come.
2019-02-24 19:54
#208
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Finland EdiEz 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-24 20:32
ez
2019-02-24 20:32
gg wp
2019-02-24 21:20
Press F for Jame, qikert and Buster
2019-02-24 21:22
ENCE legends now naice :D
2019-02-25 09:16
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