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.

ENCE were sitting at the bottom of the table with a 0-2 record after losing their opening matches in the league, against Movistar Riders and Vitality.

ENCE leave ESEA MDL after just two games

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.

“Withdrawing from MDL is not something we wanted to do, we tried to figure out a way to play the remaining 15 matches," ENCE coach Slaava "Twista" Räsänen said.

"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.

Finland Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Ofc?
2019-05-14 20:32
#367
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl 
F5
2019-05-15 14:02
what
2019-05-14 20:32
expected
2019-05-14 20:33
Scared of losing to VP
2019-05-14 20:33
WARZYWOO
2019-05-14 20:34
#56
sergej | 
Finland eer0 
was that supposed to be a joke? LUL
2019-05-14 20:36
yes it was
2019-05-14 21:08
Its true so yes
2019-05-15 23:57
#92
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France FrighTyyy 
+1
2019-05-14 20:42
yea they sick of losing to tier 5 teams online so they're going to beat tier 1 teams on lan
2019-05-15 14:05
#11
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Israel wetz 
Finally
2019-05-14 20:33
#18
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Israel OrtegaCS 
Team checks out
2019-05-14 20:34
#29
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Israel wetz 
wdym
2019-05-14 20:34
#32
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Israel OrtegaCS 
Lmao
2019-05-14 20:34
#37
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Israel OrtegaCS 
Fan of clown9 lmao
2019-05-14 20:35
#44
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Israel wetz 
okay
2019-05-14 20:35
#49
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Israel OrtegaCS 
Men but actually now whats so good about ence withdrawing
2019-05-14 20:36
#59
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Israel wetz 
they don't care about this league anyway
2019-05-14 20:37
#66
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Israel OrtegaCS 
Oh xD finally legitimate opinion my israeli friend
2019-05-14 20:38
#121
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United States TeasinTrio 
angry ence fans here
2019-05-14 20:48
#126
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Israel OrtegaCS 
Yes men (((
2019-05-14 20:49
#65
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Israel wetz 
2019-05-14 20:38
#71
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Israel OrtegaCS 
XD
2019-05-14 20:38
#105
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Canada Squidward2K 
imagine someone trying to use a fluke win as a solid counter LUL
2019-05-14 20:45
#109
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Israel OrtegaCS 
XD
2019-05-14 20:46
Fluke team winning astralis btw correct ur shit bitch
2019-05-14 20:46
#115
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Canada Squidward2K 
was talking about C9 my friend, ence no fluke
2019-05-14 20:47
Oh sorry :)
2019-05-14 20:52
I mean at the time C9 had been consistently making good showings. It was less of a fluke than people make it out to be. Immediately after they fell off hard but before the major they certainly looked capable (and that major was at least kind of balanced in terms of the competition, unlike some...).
2019-05-14 23:54
#179
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Israel FRIsaac 
"Playing for team AnimePROS" nice team man
2019-05-14 21:01
#208
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Israel OrtegaCS 
XD its a team of globals its more like a clan then a team xD
2019-05-14 21:12
#211
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Israel FRIsaac 
than* cringe
2019-05-14 21:14
#212
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Israel OrtegaCS 
Oof
2019-05-14 21:14
#14
77 | 
Norway 700 
expected
2019-05-14 20:33
Nice
2019-05-14 20:33
#17
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Sweden FocuseD 
Well, that's sad....anyway #EZ4ENCE!!
2019-05-14 20:34
#19
SS | 
France ponche 
Dead team
2019-05-14 20:34
#42
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Israel OrtegaCS 
-1
2019-05-14 20:35
0/8
2019-05-14 20:49
ENCE>>>> Your scene
2019-05-14 20:50
#239
Maka | 
France Barburo 
So far 2 BO1 et 1 LAN BO3 Vs 0 for vitality against ence
2019-05-14 21:30
#250
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Norway vargvikernes 
french scene is dead
2019-05-14 21:39
#352
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United Kingdom Dan_p666 
Ence even worse
2019-05-15 12:26
#359
Aleksib | 
Finland xore1 
salty uk scene :D
2019-05-15 12:32
#360
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United Kingdom Dan_p666 
Cant even compete against tier 164820184 teams. Poor country anyway
2019-05-15 12:40
#365
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United Kingdom Dan_p666 
Look for some up to date info idiot
2019-05-15 13:31
International Monetary Fund (2018) Nt Mr. Brexit
2019-05-15 13:47
#373
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United Kingdom Dan_p666 
nt lol
2019-05-15 16:32
nt at what? Observing facts? You would be right in that case.
2019-05-15 16:55
#382
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United Kingdom Dan_p666 
You're so stupid, check the gdp again from an actual source idiot, in fact you're so ignorant ill do it for you. tradingeconomics.com/country-list/gdp?co..
2019-05-15 20:00
You're so stupid for not realising that your link is GDP PPP not GDP PPP Per Capita, It's not adjusted to population so it's not comparable. Here's the source from your "actual source" tradingeconomics.com/country-list/gdp-pe..
2019-05-15 20:21
#384
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United Kingdom Dan_p666 
Thats not how it works poor man ;)
2019-05-15 20:23
That is exactly how it works mr poor brexit man(
2019-05-15 20:24
Did you actually think that people from Brazil are rich? They are #8 in nominal GDP (which you linked to me) or China who are #2. Nice try again mr brexit.
2019-05-15 20:27
#406
allu | 
Finland ullaECNE 
So tru, they afraid of French teams
2019-05-17 22:18
#22
truth | 
Norway ludvik33 
rip
2019-05-14 20:34
#23
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India MihirX27 
To be fair, ENCE really should consider getting into the EPL/ECS circuit before prioritising the other events. Sure, they're crowd favourites, but it's the Grind of the Leagues that shapes your team to the fullest degree.
2019-05-14 20:34
#134
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
+1
2019-05-14 20:50
#241
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Finland perkeIe 
+1
2019-05-14 21:30
#252
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Norway vargvikernes 
great name btw
2019-05-14 21:40
#256
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Finland perkeIe 
Thank u2
2019-05-14 21:44
#251
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Norway vargvikernes 
+1
2019-05-14 21:39
#257
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Finland Faust_fSt 
The "leagues" don't exist anymore as leagues either way. Looking at the "event landscape" atm, I'm not 100% against this decision. They're too good for any TO to pass on, and they don't want to/can't spend all their time grinding MDL.
2019-05-14 21:44
#263
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India MihirX27 
Yeah, but the reason VP could stay in the talks of the Scene, is because they had matched under the MDL a lot of times, most notably to the 2018 LDLC roster. The MDL/EPL/ECS circuits are a Safe Haven for all top teams, it is something that they can rely upon for Months after their decline, and could bounce back pretty easily if need be. Disregarding the leagues is not something I'd recommend for Any lower team, but I guess ENCE is an exception. Still, the Meat Grinder of The leagues have their own flavour, and I believe ENCE is missing out on their potential towards Greatness.
2019-05-14 21:48
#267
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Actually I disagree on pretty much everything you wrote. 1) I can't understand what you wrote about VP and LDLC, but both 100% irrelevant in 2018 2) The "safe haven" that they offered, with sponsorships and media visibility and all, is no longer the same. Like I wrote before, the leagues are NOT leagues - they are just really short lan sessions with not much to it apart from the finals. 3) I would agree with ENCE missing out on a crucial part of being a top team IF the leagues were still as they used to be. Even then, playing online leagues might cost them in the bigger picture, as they stated themselves here. Have a nice day/night though :)
2019-05-14 22:01
+1 The online system gave pro league a lot of importance now it's just a bunch of small lans
2019-05-14 22:47
#349
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Europe lalt 
New EPL format is actually massive improvement for sponsor visibility. Online leagues provide no visibility at all for org. Teams were planning to pull out if it stayed as it was. Still, doesn't make sense for ENCE to grind MDL just to try to be luck and get promotion. EPL promotion is played online ie. it's lottery.
2019-05-15 12:11
#369
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Hmm, I suppose there are some differences in opinion or perhaps I'm just not well enough aware of how the new EPL system really works out. I'm not saying Online>LAN by any means, but I do strongly get the feeling that EPL used to be more prestigious than it is this season. Maybe it's the transition? One more factor that came to my mind is something that people outside Finland may not be aware of at all - ENCE is playing a new Finnish online league that they have apparently decided is better for them than the MDL. Seeing as their focus would apparently be in winning tier 1 tournaments in the near future, playing two online leagues with sub-par opposition is just... well, bad.
2019-05-15 14:24
Well Telia is ENCE sponsor and its Telia esports series they are playing so you can see the relevance ;) I'm sure they've contracted to play that as a promo, and I think they do care about Finnish scene a little bit, so that the biggest Finnish league would have the best team also attending. Otherwise it makes absolute no sense to play that series.
2019-05-15 17:04
#341
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Finland Fliida 
Not very much money / prestige in MDL though. Yes, yes, I understood your point, but you can also flip the coin the other way. Besides, I can see their reasoning behind it, they've got a lot of events comming up which actually matter, cs_summit aside, and if they want to focus fully on those, I'm not judging.
2019-05-15 10:08
Nice
2019-05-16 13:36
lan dodgers
2019-05-14 20:34
offline dodgers*
2019-05-14 20:49
#240
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Finland perkeIe 
online dodgers**
2019-05-14 21:30
#25
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Other NDRnews 
What a fucking pussys
2019-05-14 20:34
#41
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Europe andy_ 
+1
2019-05-14 20:35
#53
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Finland eMBeJaana 
lithuanian cs btw
2019-05-14 20:36
#57
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Europe andy_ 
finnish cs btw
2019-05-14 20:36
#64
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Denmark ghostan11 
c9 cs LUL
2019-05-14 20:38
#74
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Finland eMBeJaana 
Yeah finnish cs team currently at #3. Where is the lithuanian team? Top 100? Does a lithuanian pro team even exist? :D
2019-05-14 20:39
#76
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Europe andy_ 
Yeah finnish cs team currently at #3. Where is the lithuanian team? Top 100? Does a lithuanian pro team even exist? :D
2019-05-14 20:39
#84
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Finland eMBeJaana 
sad scene lol. Oh wait there isn't even a scene in lithuania
2019-05-14 20:41
#88
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Europe andy_ 
sad scene lol. Oh wait there isn't even a scene in lithuania
2019-05-14 20:41
#213
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Finland MikaelV 
You are pretty good at copying and pasting text. Bravo!
2019-05-14 21:15
I used to do this stuff in 2nd grade lmao
2019-05-15 13:08
there wasnt a finnish scene either 3 months ago
2019-05-14 21:10
Cologne 2018
2019-05-15 08:11
#231
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United States k3ar 
You talking mad shit for a country that didn't have scene for the longest time.
2019-05-14 21:24
#271
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Europe andy_ 
+1
2019-05-14 22:15
#298
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Finland eMBeJaana 
I'd say we've had a relevant scene alot longer than lithuanians
2019-05-14 23:10
no1 cares tho
2019-05-15 14:32
good decision fuck these tier 5000 events
2019-05-14 20:34
#61
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United States DervGuy 
Well tbf MDL gets you into Pro League, though their action is justified as well.
2019-05-14 20:37
#258
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Finland Faust_fSt 
Pro League is in a weird place atm, though. It remains to be seen how it will develop for next season. I'd like to have ENCE in the PL circuit, but as things stand, I understand this decision completely.
2019-05-14 21:46
#101
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Spain Dicraftio 
'Fuck those tier 5000' They where 0-2 btw, can't even win against top 30 teams online
2019-05-14 20:45
Well done against giants LuL
2019-05-14 20:50
#140
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Spain Dicraftio 
0-4 against riders btw
2019-05-14 20:51
Didn't see riders at madrid LUL
2019-05-14 20:53
#156
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Spain Dicraftio 
Then you must be blind, because they played another tournament with fans at the arena + the qualifier at the main stage
2019-05-14 20:54
WOOOOOW they played a showmatch? I mean I thought ENCE beating Astralis 2-0 was awesome, but that's on a whole another level man
2019-05-14 21:16
#143
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Finland Jodecast 
if you seriously think ence is tryharding online you are dumb af
2019-05-14 20:52
#159
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Spain Dicraftio 
If they don't tryhard at a ESL quali then they must be stupid or something
2019-05-14 20:55
#173
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Finland Jodecast 
When you already have a bunch of invites to top lans I think ence is pretty much skipping it since the effort to first qualify for the qualifier, then play in qualifier, then get to epl and then from there qualify for the finals acquire a lot of fucking online games which is not really worth the effort when you can go to the lans instead and do good there and secure yourself direct invites
2019-05-14 20:59
#196
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Spain Dicraftio 
Yeah thats basically what the post says
2019-05-14 21:08
ENCE crowd heroes men))
2019-05-14 20:52
#27
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Belgium jorneiro 
Scared of gamerlegion haha rightfully so
2019-05-14 20:34
yo screamy fan boi
2019-05-14 20:43
Gamerlegion whats that? Never heard must be Belgian cs LUL
2019-05-14 20:48
+1 literally who
2019-05-14 20:50
#161
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Belgium jorneiro 
will be starladder major winners, unlike finnish puggers who never won a relevant tournament
2019-05-14 20:55
But if know one knows gaymerlegion how wouöd they gete to majotr shahahavahv
2019-05-14 20:56
XD enjoy ence why it lasts 😘
2019-05-14 20:58
Well enjoy ur belgian cs while it lasts oh wait it hasnt even begun lol
2019-05-14 21:00
id check ^^ NT doe ;)
2019-05-14 22:04
#28
autist | 
Spain Holiwis 
Expected
2019-05-14 20:34
#35
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Europe andy_ 
PUSSIES, LOSING AGAINST TIER3, CRYING AND RUNNING AWAY LMAO
2019-05-14 20:34
#43
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Finland Jodecast 
lol why compete in a league with no value?
2019-05-14 20:35
#69
apEX | 
France Axpie 
No value? To compete there is the only way to qualify for the ESL Pro League
2019-05-14 20:38
#113
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Finland Jodecast 
Time wasting when you already have invites for top lans, even if you get there you need to still qualify for the finals which takes a lot of online games
2019-05-14 20:46
braindead spotted MDL winner going to ESL Pro League and yes this info not updated on HLTV yet
2019-05-14 20:38
#97
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Finland Jodecast 
Not all season any way, ence is for sure happy with being invited to good lans, epl is little bit of time wasting for many teams since its a lot of online tournaments and pretty time wasting for ence trying to qualify for finals while you have enough invites for good lans
2019-05-14 20:44
#119
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Spain Dicraftio 
Trying to justify a team decission with pointless idle talk
2019-05-14 20:47
#123
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Finland Jodecast 
Ence has already enough invites to top lans, playing pro league takes a lot of games to qualify for the finals so
2019-05-14 20:49
#219
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Europe xrnavkha 
do you have no knowledge of cs or are you just retarded
2019-05-14 21:19
#230
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Finland Jodecast 
yeah cuz obviously all these invites are not enough, so we should tryhard in mdl so we can get to qualifier for epl, then play games there so we qualifie for the final, you understand that you might choose to practice and do good on lans and secure invites that way instead of playing a shit ton of online games that only hurt your team?
2019-05-14 21:23
#308
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Europe xrnavkha 
you dont get invited to epl though?
2019-05-15 00:45
#311
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Finland Jodecast 
hltv.org/news/16301/pro-league-relegatio.. I dont knowif they do it still but they used to at least, faze and renegades got in with this rule
2019-05-15 00:54
#312
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Europe xrnavkha 
oo ye that spot is for MDL teams
2019-05-15 00:55
#315
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Finland Jodecast 
well if that rule is still in use they can be invited
2019-05-15 01:08
#316
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Europe xrnavkha 
yea but if it isnt they gotta wait till 2021 to even have a chance
2019-05-15 01:12
#317
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Finland Jodecast 
Well tbh esl pro league requires way more effort than other cs tournament and its not even guaranteed for you to make it to the final and so on... and tbh not really worth it if you already have plenty of invites to top lans to begin with and that you will most likely finish top4 at least
2019-05-15 01:18
+1 Online has no value, since it doesn't even affect the HLTV ranking.
2019-05-14 20:51
pls stop, as a finn this hurts me
2019-05-14 21:11
#209
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Finland Jodecast 
No mitä? saa niitä raheita muista paikoista kuin että pelaa hikisiä qualifiereita onlinessa niin että ehkä pääset pelamaan toisessa hikisessä online turnauksessa
2019-05-14 21:12
Did you even read the article idiot hahahha and im gonna have to remind you what team won c9 in blastpro hshahhs
2019-05-14 20:37
#102
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Finland Taynz 
Ence win anytime tour shit clown9
2019-05-14 20:45
#163
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Europe andy_ 
what the fuck are you trying to say? what tour are you talking about? your trash reply makes no sense, grow up
2019-05-14 20:56
#166
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Finland Taynz 
You grow up and *YOUR*
2019-05-14 20:57
Good move, better to dont play it at all than throw against tier5 teams
2019-05-14 20:35
#38
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Finland Jodecast 
Good decision
2019-05-14 20:35
#45
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
yeah lets throw the epl qualification
2019-05-14 20:35
#46
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Finland lasarus 
Now they need to grind more to get to EPL rip
2019-05-14 20:35
#47
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
because they are shit?
2019-05-14 20:35
Am i gonna have to remind about ENCE winning navi 16-4
2019-05-14 20:38
#95
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
So? Ence lost everyone in online
2019-05-14 20:42
So navi is shit S1mple is tier5 player
2019-05-14 20:44
#218
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
No, Aerial is shit xd
2019-05-14 21:18
Aerial mvp S1mple trash
2019-05-14 21:19
#289
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
ok kid
2019-05-14 22:56
#103
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Finland Jodecast 
lolol mdl losing :dddddd
2019-05-14 20:45
#221
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
that's the point
2019-05-14 21:19
#224
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Finland Jodecast 
What is the point to show strats to everyone against low tiers when thats your best weapon against others, you better off playing good at lans and secure invites
2019-05-14 21:20
#290
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
they could win thanks to their skill, not tactics, but they are weak
2019-05-14 22:57
#300
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Finland Jodecast 
So they are weak but still beated every single top5 team in bo3s?
2019-05-14 23:32
#353
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
lucky
2019-05-15 12:29
#355
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Finland Jodecast 
Oh yeah thats just luck lololol Worst argument ever
2019-05-15 12:30
#357
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
no
2019-05-15 12:30
#358
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Finland Jodecast 
I think you should be happy that navi is even relevant, if you replace s1mple with anyone else from the cis region they would be barely in top10
2019-05-15 12:31
Yeah what a trash team! Only playing good on lan and they suck online! They should throw lans to save strats for mdl!
2019-05-14 22:24
#291
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
#290
2019-05-14 22:58
World third best team right now. Nothing else to say here.
2019-05-14 23:05
#354
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
lucky xd
2019-05-15 12:30
Imagine losing 4-16 to ence LUL
2019-05-14 20:51
#215
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
Imagine losing 9:16 to Izako Boars OmegaLUL
2019-05-14 21:18
u r 'simply' shit who eats shit and vomit it out in comments. Navi VS ENCE major i think u have forgotten those shits by NAVI. OMglul NAVI
2019-05-15 10:53
#356
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
ez for Astralis in final LOL Ence lucky team
2019-05-15 12:30
throw some luck on NAVI despite on having s1mple they cant even defeat ENCE. unlucko gg NAVI
2019-05-16 10:51
#51
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Hahahahahahahaahahahahhahahah
2019-05-14 20:36
#55
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Spain G3CK0 
Scared of MDL teams
2019-05-14 20:36
#80
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Europe andy_ 
+1
2019-05-14 20:40
as i said,ence didnt care about mdl,thats why they lost to shit teams
2019-05-14 20:37
ohhh MR.ENCE_TIER1_TEAM are scary about losing to t4 teams
2019-05-14 20:37
Meanwhile only team looking good against astralis and did u even read the article idiot
2019-05-14 20:39
#85
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Europe andy_ 
jesus christ, stop replying to everyone who doesn't like ence, don't you have greater things to do in your life? Nobody gives a shit anyways, you won't make people like the team if they don't.
2019-05-14 20:41
Yes but im just mad because people think so shit excuses about ence being bad because they are not bad top 3 team and some silver astralis fans are here thinking they know something about these things
2019-05-14 20:44
literally u are here commenting to everybody who is saying something bad +1 etc.. are u trying to find ur first friends or what?
2019-05-14 20:58
Says the one who is a fan of t5 team LUL
2019-05-14 20:51
#67
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France DesmondHumes 
Scared of Vitality
2019-05-14 20:38
Vitality just full of baquette hon hons
2019-05-14 20:39
#81
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France DesmondHumes 
Ence never beat Vitality bro :p
2019-05-14 20:40
Yes but ence won astralis bitch
2019-05-14 20:41
Ence won astralis?
2019-05-14 21:11
Yes in blastpro they won Blastralis two times
2019-05-14 21:20
They beat*
2019-05-14 21:21
#90
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Spain G3CK0 
And movistar riders ;)
2019-05-14 20:41
Astralis fan 2019 LUL
2019-05-14 20:49
#129
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Spain G3CK0 
Not a bandwagoner in 2019 lul
2019-05-14 20:49
#68
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Denmark ghostan11 
good for them
2019-05-14 20:38
#77
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Online leagues are irrelevant for good teams like ence. That’s why ecs and esl pro league had to change so much for this year, otherwise all the teams would have dropped out.
2019-05-14 20:39
They should get an invite tbh
2019-05-14 20:40
#93
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Spain G3CK0 
They don't deserve it, if they want to qualify they must go though the same grind as everyone
2019-05-14 20:42
They do top 3 team Why waste ur time losing to some onliners cheaters in mdl Epl now on lan so ez for them U just mad movistar rider fan they cant even beat portugal cs lol
2019-05-14 20:47
#122
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Spain G3CK0 
Why does ence deserve to be treated differently from any other team? Are you really that good that you deserve to be in EPL? Then show it, stop losing to vitality and movistar riders
2019-05-14 20:49
THEY ARE TOP 3 TEAM They lsoing vs cheaters, zywoo is the biggest onliner,movistar too Ence would 16-0 them on lan
2019-05-14 20:50
#144
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Spain G3CK0 
Yeah whatever, if you can't beat #37 of the world then you don't deserve to get a free invite to EPL
2019-05-14 20:52
#320
shroud | 
United States HowToK 
Stop feeding him
2019-05-15 02:22
well to be honest ENCE has lost to Vitality on lan
2019-05-15 00:06
#147
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
+111111111111 i guess their points get removed now? kinda dumb tbh
2019-05-14 20:52
#154
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Spain G3CK0 
What points lol? They hadn't win a single match lol EPL team xddddddd Feel bad for vitality and riders, had to fight for their victories and other teams will have the W for free
2019-05-14 20:54
#165
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
im talking about movistar riders and vitality losing their points simce they beat ence
2019-05-14 20:56
#176
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Spain G3CK0 
Ah yeah, probably. Either that or free win for everyone
2019-05-14 21:00
I think they will either give wins to everyone or add a new team which will keep 0-2 score. Would be really stupid to remove wins
2019-05-15 00:51
+1
2019-05-14 20:52
Ence dodging game against GamerLegion LULLLLLLLLLLL
2019-05-14 20:41
#100
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
dont wanna lose hltv ranking points
2019-05-14 20:44
#104
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France mdK_ 
They want to "keep strats"
2019-05-14 20:45
If u had read that article u would know that ence shlud play 17 matches in seven days if the would play in the league because they have so many tournaments upcoming but i dont your favorite team has that problem because they dont gey invited to any tournaments because bad
2019-05-14 20:54
+1 finally someone actually read the article
2019-05-14 20:52
#328
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United States Kuyajarsol 
Vitality is literally going to every single event and still do Mdl so what you said is irrelevant
2019-05-15 05:54
They still have less tournaments tho
2019-05-16 18:08
Less BIG tournaments
2019-05-16 18:08
wh0 cares about meme team
2019-05-14 20:45
Who cares about the best team in the world right now?
2019-05-14 22:27
best team who get stomp in major finals, k
2019-05-14 22:45
Thats why I said "right now" and not "the best team 2 months ago"
2019-05-14 23:06
Fuck yes, couldn't care less about some online bs tournament.
2019-05-14 20:46
#117
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World Notb8ing 
shit league, suxs for them tho for not being able to play for epl promotion but looking their online play very doubtful would they make it :DDDDD
2019-05-14 20:47
#128
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Europe Skraj 
Why not use 5 standins
2019-05-14 20:49
#132
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Poland Julka 
Afraid of losing to Izako Boars again
2019-05-14 20:50
ence most lazy team known, expected they would not want to play some shitty online league when they got very little time to focus that, would have been poor results for sure too so no promotion ever...
2019-05-14 20:55
Wtf this post makes no sense u say the good reason of ence not playing and then u say that they are lazy wtf
2019-05-14 20:55
Yes but all of that is cuz they are lazy, now they got good rank so maybe they feel no reason to play this if it doesn't fit to schedule.
2019-05-14 20:58
turpakiinni vitun kommunisti
2019-05-14 21:00
Niinpä kommunismi on haitallinen valtiomuoto
2019-05-14 21:00
this team loves to take their time off from game rather than grind 24/7, mdl would totally deny their time off after dh dallas where they would have surely time to play their games.
2019-05-14 21:06
Eise oo mitää laiskuutta, ne ei oo vaa nörttejä niinku sä
2019-05-14 21:39
ye mens they need to practice for summit, most important tournament of the year😎😎😎
2019-05-14 20:54
#157
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Russia LeGoBoys 
Beat astralis once and vanishing thinking they achieve something. They are not even at top and already can't stand even there
2019-05-14 20:54
Lol somebodys mad because Blastralis lost their own tournament and went 3-0 on maps versus ENCE AXAXAXAXA
2019-05-14 20:56
#167
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Russia LeGoBoys 
Run away fin. Your fluke major final will be only memorable moment
2019-05-14 20:57
Fluke major final gahhaa ence won your favourite team two times so i dont think thats fluke kid astralis fans are silvers now its confirmed
2019-05-14 20:59
#178
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Russia LeGoBoys 
Astralis lost and I admit it. Ence running away and you are denying it. You can live in your wet top team dreams as long as you like but don't spill it on me it's stinks
2019-05-14 21:01
"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." This is the reason why they dont play it next time read the article
2019-05-14 21:03
#190
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Russia LeGoBoys 
"By withdrawing from MDL, the Finnish giants will be passing up the chance to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 10" They are afraid to not qualify. They are afraid to compete
2019-05-14 21:05
Afraid wtf are u talking i just posted the reason and now ur thinking of excuses well danish people are gay but astralis fans yikes they like to fuck animals
2019-05-14 21:08
#204
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Russia LeGoBoys 
I saw a lot of your comments here and man your ass is burning hot. You are denying to admit the facts it is the first step to acceptance
2019-05-14 21:11
Wtf man like u propably do that on purpose u know that they had good reason to withdraw the league and then ur salting here because ur sad that ENCE won Blastralis in their own tournament
2019-05-14 21:22
No, they have stated the reason in the article. Anyway whats the point to play MDL? If you win enough of the time consuming online matches you get to EPL where you play even more time consuming online matches to even get a chance to reach the finals meanwhile they can just use the time to practice their game and attend high tier lans and win there. In coclusion, why waste time online when they can attend big lan events? top3 for a reason man.
2019-05-17 03:13
hope they get direct invite to ESL PRO next season
2019-05-14 20:55
I don't. I love Ence but that's wrong.
2019-05-14 20:58
#194
sergej | 
Finland jUPPE! 
Is it right that an organization can change all their players and still keep their spot in the league?
2019-05-14 21:07
translation: people caught on with us blatantly matchfixing so we have to pull out ASAP
2019-05-14 21:02
me was diddly dont know this detailuos
2019-05-14 21:21
tired of getting wrecked
2019-05-14 21:02
Imagine getting cocky after winning blast
2019-05-14 21:02
F L U K E
2019-05-14 21:03
fluke team wouldn't even be top 15 without aug
2019-05-14 21:04
But they were already
2019-05-15 07:59
Casually destroyed by mdl teams
2019-05-15 15:47
#187
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Finland MeeTaZ 
yeey! no more online ence!
2019-05-14 21:04
Some of the Finnish comments here, hahaha almost reminds of BR users during the SK era
2019-05-14 21:04
Don't use BR, it's bad for your health.
2019-05-14 21:11
wtf men)))
2019-05-15 16:50
#189
sergej | 
Finland jUPPE! 
The current tournament schedule is so saturated that you don't have time to play these qualify leagues if you get to the top fast like ENCE. Maybe this current system worked 2 years ago but not now.
2019-05-14 21:04
They can only cheat on lans but when it comes to legit online games they can't do anything.
2019-05-14 21:06
#210
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Finland Jodecast 
cheat :DDDDDD
2019-05-14 21:14
#192
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Estonia ropz_bestest 
arghhh i was so excited for ence vs gamerlegion
2019-05-14 21:06
#195
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
invite Giants to mdl
2019-05-14 21:08
yes
2019-05-14 21:18
#216
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Spain BlaNcoW 
RIP ENCE in ESL Pro League
2019-05-14 21:18
mdl was designed to give up and coming teams a taste of tier 1 cs ence have already established that they are tier 1. esl could invite them and people would understand
2019-05-14 21:19
Actually a joke that this Mdl season was like a 2 week season
2019-05-14 21:22
#232
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United States Jakepot 
IMO waste that teams like vitality ence have to slave a million games vs random teams in mdl so i agree with this, yes i know ence lost matches to lesser teams but i think its bs still
2019-05-14 21:24
I think problem for team like ence who goes to many events is that MDL totally denies them any time off and focus to practice, I think its definitely only negative for them to take part in this competition.
2019-05-14 21:31
Its ok that ence withdraw from mdl, cuz ence is bad in online games.
2019-05-14 21:30
#238
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United States Jakepot 
Almost no one here read the article lol, ence doesnt wannabe play 15 mdl matches in 1 week and instead focus on prac
2019-05-14 21:30
They could have played them after dh dallas too but I guess they want to have some break xd
2019-05-14 21:32
Fear is real
2019-05-14 21:38
#248
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Denmark c0exister 
The new ‘Blastralence’
2019-05-14 21:38
So this league ences owners league didnt know that Btw blastralis is shit
2019-05-15 06:17
finally
2019-05-14 21:41
#259
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Finland Autisthicc 
Finland ence fans actual cancer
2019-05-14 21:47
Finland grayhound fans dont exist
2019-05-15 06:16
#260
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
ENCE too god for this shit league
2019-05-14 21:48
Do they not realize that the only way to get into Pro League and be able to attend the big event is to go through the crap that is MDL. Vitality and ENCE blew their chance last MDL season and now ENCE does it again.
2019-05-14 21:48
there was no promotion last mdl season, hence vitality even skipped whole playoffs despite being 1st seed :::
2019-05-14 21:53
I realize there was no promotion last season, but there was a decent bit of money. But there is a promotion this season
2019-05-15 03:23
#321
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Europe lalt 
EPL is not exactly the pinnacle of csgo scene. ENCE will be fine without it.
2019-05-15 02:44
EPL is an event where their rivals like Astralis, Liquid, and NaVi will all be attending. So it's kind of important to join them there to try and beat them
2019-05-15 03:23
#326
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Europe lalt 
You don't understand concept of opportunity cost.
2019-05-15 04:01
#262
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Finland satkis 
Fking offliners I'd say!
2019-05-14 21:48
They did the right decision. Why they must waste time to qualify a spot and it just a spot, they can do a lot of things to prove their self or advance to higher ranking, Even Navi give up to attend the ECS SERIES, so if their target is right, nothing they can not do
2019-05-14 22:04
True, though
2019-05-14 23:48
#396
RpK | 
France PowwneD 
Same schedule as Vitality but Vitality have the ECS finals to do also. Their objective is to play LAN's but they didn't do the ECS finals and can't qualify to the EPL now which is full LAN now... Really not understandable
2019-05-16 13:59
Lol everyone so mad because Ence can skip these low tier tournaments muahahah. Ence TOP 1 Allu GOAT! EZ4ENCE!
2019-05-14 22:06
#282
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Netherlands gelm1r 
they should ve skipped BLAST instead, talking about low tier tournaments
2019-05-14 22:33
They just won 125k in very short period of time and you think they should have skipped it? The money they will most likely get from these tournaments that are coming will outweight Pro League qualification.
2019-05-14 23:46
#342
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Netherlands gelm1r 
probably on short term yeah, but you have to think about the long run aswell, winning MDL (or be top 3) gives you a shot for EPL season 10 which is more worth it imo and if the manage to win EPL finals which is 250,000$ (750,000$ total) .
2019-05-15 10:44
#397
RpK | 
France PowwneD 
Also EPL is full LAN now Also they have the same schedule (-ECS finals) as Vitality Their arguments aren't really solid..
2019-05-16 14:02
Hopefully this means disband soon.
2019-05-14 22:18
Its painful to read these comments. So many gloryhunter Finnish newfrogs answering to blatant baits ))))
2019-05-14 22:19
+1
2019-05-14 23:22
Gambit 2.0
2019-05-14 22:22
#279
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Finland vainoxd 
fuck this i want ENCE in Pro League
2019-05-14 22:26
#280
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
Imagine being a top 3 team in the world and still being in MDL lmao
2019-05-14 22:27
#305
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Germany PeKay 
And Lose
2019-05-14 23:58
#283
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Finland MeeTaZ 
Just invite them directly, they dont have to play online, only Lan.
2019-05-14 22:34
#284
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Argentina EFFY99 
i hope what do not invite them to the next epl. they have it win or would be unfair
2019-05-14 22:41
#285
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France Uexo 
didn't know that ENCE was french LUL
2019-05-14 22:42
ESL just invite ENCE to EPL like you do it many times in the past with VP you know fan vote wild card or others shit
2019-05-14 23:01
#295
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Argentina ivanpb 
Ofc they'll be invited to next epl
2019-05-14 23:04
#304
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United States Fin4life 
cant blame them at all...
2019-05-14 23:57
#309
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
cocky after flukes. wahh wahh we dont want play and lose vs same level teams cuz no time plzz invite big lans. online is no excuse when even 3dmax,ldlc and space soldiers made epl
2019-05-15 00:54
#318
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Finland Jodecast 
and have 3dmax, ldlc or ss ever made it to a major final or even semis? have they ever won a tier1 tournament?
2019-05-15 01:19
#324
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
maybe read the article? they did it for the same reason navi skipped ecs
2019-05-15 03:38
Ehh, I understand, altho it's kind of a shitty timing with the season already underway... the spot should have gone to some team that actually want's to get into MDL :()
2019-05-15 01:01
too many haters here
2019-05-15 03:48
#327
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Oceania Rusuli 
So many non-invite seasons, now this.....
2019-05-15 05:02
#331
720 | 
Asia fetfet 
T3 team>>>>>>ence>astralis>liquid>>faze>>navi
2019-05-15 07:57
Seems like most of the people only read the title
2019-05-15 09:28
#371
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World Notb8ing 
well that's hltv for u, however their excuse about 7 days to play all games stinks, there would be time to play after dallas also...
2019-05-15 15:05
MDL in 2019
2019-05-15 10:49
Top 3 in the world, stuck in MDL, LUL
2019-05-15 12:21
France cs LUL
2019-05-16 18:09
prolly they asked bout the inv before.
2019-05-15 16:52
no need cheap tournament
2019-05-15 17:05
absolutely crazy stuff
2019-05-15 17:50
Ence wouldnt propably even be top3 in MDL. They have always sucked online and now after their huge LAN success they dont need to suck online anymore. They will miss few lans because of this but who cares. Online stress is gone
2019-05-15 19:54
notsoez
2019-05-15 20:23
#388
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
rip esea match fix league :( would been ez 322 money
2019-05-15 21:09
#391
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World neomax360 
Good move. Ence is too good right now to waste their time grinding at MDL
2019-05-16 12:35
EZ4ENCE
2019-05-16 12:39
Love how my countrymen fell for every bait on this comment section. It's a good move imo. There's enough big tournaments without EPL and MDL is a big timesuck.
2019-05-16 12:48
#395
RpK | 
France PowwneD 
So why Vitality doesn't do that? They have the same schedule and events whereas Vitality have the ECS finals more and didn't withdraw yet for anything
2019-05-16 13:55
Because Vitality has no chances of winning anything so they are fine with not being able to practice for everything, they are fine with being placed 5-10.
2019-05-16 14:04
#400
RpK | 
France PowwneD 
No
2019-05-16 15:49
Vitality has not gotten invites to blast events iirc. "Same schedule" implies players don't have any weddings, funerals etc. to attend to. Taking part in every tournament is bad for performance, because it makes players lose motivation. Especially if you have to play online games you are not fond of. Which ENCE clearly aren't. I have no info why Vitality stays in MDL. Perhaps making it to EPL is one of their primary goals.
2019-05-16 14:13
#401
RpK | 
France PowwneD 
Playing 2 Bo1 each days is good for practice and not that long, you can try much more things against these MDL team and still win whereas in Big Events you don't have that much freedom. ENCE could cleary get one of the 3 first places to go into EPL, it sound more like lazyness imo.
2019-05-16 16:25
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