ENCE withdraw from ESEA MDL
ENCE have decided to pull out of ESEA MDL Season 31 with immediate effect, the Finnish organisation have announced.
In a statement, the BLAST Pro Series Madrid champions explained that the decision was made "after an internal discussion by the team regarding their calendar situation", adding that the players had the full backing of the ENCE management.
By withdrawing from MDL, the Finnish giants will be passing up the chance to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 10. The winner of the ESEA league is automatically promoted to the showpiece competition, while the second and the third-placed teams will move on to a relegation stage to fight for two spots in the league against EPL teams.
"Having only seven days for that it is simply impossible, we also don’t want to spend all our time for that and rather focus on our practice to improve for the many upcoming events within the next three months."
Currently ranked third in the world, ENCE have a packed schedule of three tournaments coming up - cs_summit 4, DreamHack Masters Dallas and ESL One Cologne - before attending the StarLadder Major, in late August.
ENCE’s CS:GO team has decided to withdraw from competing in the ESEA MDL.— ENCE (@ENCE) May 14, 2019
The decision was taken after an internal discussion by the team regarding their calendar situation and the current landscape of Counter-Strike esports in consideration