ENCE to IEM Chicago grand final over MIBR

Despite a slow start in the series, ENCE have defeated MIBR 2-1 (Mirage 9-16, Train 16-5, Dust2 16-7) to become the first finalists of IEM Chicago.

MIBR kicked off the first semi-final of IEM Chicago on the right foot on their pick, Mirage, coming out on top of a 2v2 afterplant in the pistol round to gain an early advantage on the offense. Individual plays from Aleksi "allu" Jalli, Jere "sergej" Salo, and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo saw the two teams go toe-to-toe at the beginning, reaching a tied scoreline at 4-4, but a 1v1 clutch from Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles began to sway the half in the Brazilian team's favor.

MIBR ended up clinching a comfortable 10-5 half and continued to extend their lead with their second pistol round win, while a defuse from Epitacio "TACO" de Melo in a chaotic afterplant situation pushed them to 14-7. ENCE responded with two in a row and looked to close the gap further, but they got caught off-guard with a strong eco setup in mid, backed up by a saved AWP from FalleN, and MIBR closed out map one at 16-9.

ENCE recovered from a tough loss on map one to sweep MIBR

Map one's surprising result didn't seem to rattle ENCE, who went into their pick, Train, in good spirits, with Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen's triples in the pistol round and the first gunround securing them a 6-0 lead on the Terrorist side. MIBR then managed to get their first and gave themselves a little bit of breathing room later on, but allu's quad-kill and a 1v2 ensured an 11-4 scoreline for the Finns.

The Brazilian squad grabbed the second pistol round, but they were unable to survive the upcoming anti-forcebuy, with Jani "Aerial" Jussila's 1v2 shifting momentum back in the favor of ENCE, who went on to equalize the series comfortably at 16-5.

ENCE kept up the form on the deciding map, Dust2, denying MIBR consecutive wins as they kept getting openings all over the map as CT, with a double AWP setup between allu and sergej giving them a dominant 11-4 half. Although FalleN's team grabbed the second pistol round, the Finnish powerhouse rallied to a quick victory, reaching the grand final at 16-7, 2-1.

Matchpage
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1
20th July 2019
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Mirage
16
16
Train
5
16
Dust2
7
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 58 - 40 +18 91.3 1.39
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 59 - 37 +22 73.6 1.29
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 48 - 38 +10 82.8 1.25
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 41 - 39 +2 61.8 1.02
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 31 - 41 -10 60.6 0.92
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 54 - 49 +5 81.9 1.12
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 46 - 41 +5 70.0 1.04
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 37 - 46 -9 72.8 0.89
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 34 - 50 -16 50.9 0.70
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Pradozews 24 - 51 -27 47.6 0.58
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
748
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1102
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Bye mibr back to brazil 👋👋👋 At least zews is better than baitzera, no joke 👍👍👍
2019-07-21 00:28
EZ4ENCE
2019-07-21 00:29
#33
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North America ProudNAfan 
Ez grand final for liquid
2019-07-21 00:30
#38
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Austria shaakeh 
Good stuff
2019-07-21 00:31
liquid so strong but ence will win this tournament in my opinion
2019-07-21 00:32
name checks out
2019-07-21 00:35
fan of OFFSET ? tier 35 team hahahhahaa
2019-07-21 00:37
Migos>Turkey
2019-07-21 00:38
How could Ence lose one map to a team with zews and Taco???
2019-07-21 08:13
#140
sergej | 
Finland AxuZD 
Matchfixing report pls
2019-07-21 08:15
#105
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Portugal Digassmen 
Actually tier 6 team and soon tier 5, we might not have better teams than you finish but we have better common sense
2019-07-21 02:38
Hahaha tao bom xD. Name checks indeed hahaha
2019-07-21 07:20
keep dreaming,ence fluke team lmao
2019-07-21 00:42
name checks out
2019-07-21 00:43
mad flukENCE fan
2019-07-21 00:46
mad snake2k fan
2019-07-21 00:47
he did nothing wrong :)
2019-07-21 00:50
He joined mibr
2019-07-21 01:46
Ooof +100
2019-07-21 03:19
#73
yuurih | 
Brazil SkindCS 
flag checks out
2019-07-21 00:52
brazil cs is dead stfu
2019-07-21 00:55
12 year old checks out
2019-07-21 06:49
#80
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Russia BEpis_man 
If ence is a fluke it’s being going on for a very long time now...
2019-07-21 00:59
#104
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Finland FinYuna 
+1
2019-07-21 02:32
+1
2019-07-21 13:54
#120
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
No bot Allu, no win for liquid
2019-07-21 06:13
#68
cogu | 
Brazil Te_iN 
I hope. Lets go ENCE
2019-07-21 00:46
+1 cogu legend xd
2019-07-21 00:47
+1
2019-07-21 13:52
#14
blameF | 
Sweden Unluko 
Nic3
2019-07-21 00:29
fo
2019-07-21 13:52
Great run for MIBR. They have 3 pro players and Taco.
2019-07-21 00:29
#20
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Slovakia SamuelS 
lol
2019-07-21 00:29
#52
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Russia Psyduckrus  
taco is professional friend which gives him a slot into a pro team
2019-07-21 00:38
Lol +1
2019-07-21 00:40
This is just silly. Taco is an amazing player. Ofc he doesn’t frag much... he’s an entry fragger and on this team the way he plays is to go in front of everyone jumping collecting info and most important dont give easy frags to the cts... of course he’s not gonna kill 30 guys... he does his job even if he dies they get the trade well played taco. In some maps he lurks as well and his good for example cache, working on the squicky area. And hes very intelligent selecting which fights should he take and when. He never go die like an idiot like stewie used to do on c9 (now on Liquid hes controling himself very well most of the times). People saying taco is shit because his frags are low know nothing about this game
2019-07-21 07:29
#130
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Russia Psyduckrus  
nah on top level of cs you HAVE to frag astralis` way of being top1 was 5(!) players in top20 since they struggled in personal level they just dropped down now liquid is all about 5-man-strong aiming skills. this is csgo if you are a B-player and died on site with 0 kills no matter what info you give what you say in TS. you just fcked up the entire round for your team. top level of CS is about kills = strats = luck = preparation = motivation. if you drop 1 away you get current astralis. csgo is not dota 2 where supports buying wards etc. its fine when you give info but you could actually kill. that was what astralis did. that is what liquid do. as 5. because 5v5 is easier to play than 4v5 UPD: Flash Assists hltv.org/stats/teams/players/flashes/921.. Entries hltv.org/stats/teams/players/openingkill..
2019-07-21 07:41
This. There's no way to play right now with 1 less player, i remember SK, when TACO had a good game they were unbeatable, Because they usually had to play 4x5 because of TACO.
2019-07-21 07:46
First of all, thats not true. Fnatic won majors with pronax which is the worst aimer in the world and fragged no more than 5 each game. Second of all taco kills. He frags, some games more than other but he frags
2019-07-21 17:09
lmao, TACO is a shit player, but hes a good support. Dont kid yourself mate, MIBR are trash now
2019-07-21 07:44
Trash you mean not a top 5 team. They wont be able to figure on higher spot again, mainly because of FalleN bad moment as awper and igl and TACO. But i think they will become at least top 10 again after kngV join the team.
2019-07-21 07:49
kng wont join team, the owner of MiBR has banned him from joining after what he did in the past. The only team he could join in Luminosity. I think MiBR will sign Hen1 and be 10-12 best team in the world
2019-07-21 07:51
#137
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Russia Psyduckrus  
fallen still can be good under no pressure like this tournament where they played with zews with 0 expectations
2019-07-21 07:53
#135
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Russia Psyduckrus  
I would say good support but... UPD: Flash Assists hltv.org/stats/teams/players/flashes/921.. Entries hltv.org/stats/teams/players/openingkill.. Is there any other ways of supporting in csgo?.... Is he buying a beer-courier for team before the game ?
2019-07-21 07:52
With zews, TACO isn’t entry. However he is doing solo bomb defense. Anyway he is not in good shape. (He knows it as you can see in his Twitter) I really believe if TACO would perform as he did in the past. Then MIBR could have a change to face ENCE in a better situation. ENCE’s aerial wasn’t performing good today. At one moment he was like 4-12 in train.
2019-07-21 13:23
24 kills on 3 maps better than cold 👍👍
2019-07-21 00:30
at least he doesn't bait for stats
2019-07-21 00:32
#41
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Brazil altasnoobadas 
Man, MIBR isn't in a good moment Plz stop doing this, coldzera is a good player, everyone know that zews is worst than a Gold Nova, plz, be gentle with words.
2019-07-21 00:32
#121
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
He played wery well at last major with liquid
2019-07-21 06:18
First off all coldzera doesnt bait. Hes a support player and his job is to do the second contact to try to save his teammate and if not get the trade, and hes the best support player in the world and in shape top 3 in the world without any question. (Well maybe top4 because i have to include zywoo on this top now - so zywoo simple niko and coldzera). Second Zews is not worse than a gold nova —‘. Ofc hes going to bottom frag. Hes playing against pros. Zews aim is not bad... is bad for pro level. On this level you have like 0.2 seconds (sometimes a lot less than that) to kill your opponnent or you’re dead. So yes zews aim is low for this level but he Woyld still hummiliate anyone on this chat on a game. And on cs aim is not the only thing that matters... this game is 50% aim 50% intelligence and game sense... see xantares for example. One of the best aimers in the world but always making bad decisions and compare him to karrigan which aim sucks but he managed to put 3 different neo criated teams to top 10 (tsm/astralis, faze and now mousesports)
2019-07-21 07:41
Good view point
2019-07-21 13:44
#53
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North America Tic0 
Fer and Fallen carry
2019-07-21 00:38
Same ENCE that eliminate navi from major
2019-07-21 00:38
#2
 | 
Finland Smoonah 
Do I have to say it...
2019-07-21 00:28
EZ
2019-07-21 00:28
#12
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Finland Smoonah 
4
2019-07-21 00:29
ENCE
2019-07-21 00:29
#28
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Netherlands JeMoeder 
COMMUNISM
2019-07-21 00:30
Flipside
2019-07-21 00:30
#47
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Brazil BRAZlL 
MIBR 😎👌 ENCE LOST 1 MAP AGAINST THESE BOTS 😎👌
2019-07-21 00:35
G2 LOST 2 XAXA
2019-07-21 00:37
#94
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Finland Smoonah 
xaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-07-21 01:43
Ez4Ence
2019-07-21 00:28
#4
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
EZ4ENCE
2019-07-21 00:28
ez4ence
2019-07-21 00:28
2019-07-21 00:28
Nvidia
2019-07-21 00:29
#18
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
everything checks out
2019-07-21 00:29
#19
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Finland MeeTaZ 
cry is free
2019-07-21 00:29
cry are free
2019-07-21 00:30
#30
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Switzerland FRTNTE 
imagine being a mibr fan and calling out someone for crowd cheating, they're the worst crowd cheaters to exist
2019-07-21 00:30
#75
yuurih | 
Brazil SkindCS 
Do your country have any player?
2019-07-21 00:55
#86
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Switzerland FRTNTE 
do you have are stupid?
2019-07-21 01:18
Can you speak a language that o can understand? arigato
2019-07-21 06:50
#156
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Switzerland FRTNTE 
i speak the language of gods you plebian can't understand it
2019-07-21 13:15
Does your country lose to a country that has 97% less population
2019-07-21 01:50
#106
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Finland cold = more time inside and playing games Brazil different climate and culture. Viva la fiesta Kitos thank u obrigado
2019-07-21 02:38
#141
sergej | 
Finland AxuZD 
Nono finnish peouple are outside even if its - 30 celsius
2019-07-21 08:21
#155
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Brazil |witcher| 
Viva la fiesta!! Hahhaha
2019-07-21 12:48
Does your country haves 2 teams on tier 1?
2019-07-21 06:51
#152
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Finland Empuito 
Brazil 0 team on tier 1
2019-07-21 10:22
#92
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Finland juppeli 
The players doesnt know what player the crowd is seeing idiot, you hear the smoke hit mibr player.
2019-07-21 01:40
NT MIBR
2019-07-21 00:28
Free Final 3-0 for Liquid/Vitality
2019-07-21 00:29
#11
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Brazil Roufas 
gg
2019-07-21 00:29
zews > deadzera
2019-07-21 00:29
EZ4ENCE zews>cold :D
2019-07-21 00:29
#21
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Finland Karppanator 
xseven getting -10 in this series is so tragic, he's a huge anchor
2019-07-21 00:29
he might be a little inconsistent. But tbh hes playing the lurker role in train and he was inportant in many clutch situations atleast in train. (He also topfragged against renegades)
2019-07-21 01:36
EZ4ENCE
2019-07-21 00:29
Expected
2019-07-21 00:29
#25
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Turkey JonathanCOCK 
EZ4ENCE
2019-07-21 00:29
So ez. Mibr is a fucking joke honestly, they get invited to events and don't do shit. The only reason why they stay at top15 is bc they get to semis or quarters by winning vs teams like envy.
2019-07-21 00:30
#61
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United States DervGuy 
They beat G2 tbf
2019-07-21 00:41
#78
yuurih | 
Brazil SkindCS 
flag checks out, flukENCE fan trying to hate a team that is playing with a coach that doesn't even know the sensitivity he uses.
2019-07-21 00:56
+111111
2019-07-21 01:20
#146
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Finland Lutkuttaja69 
They werent any better with cold lmao
2019-07-21 09:07
#82
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Brazil centjeefizik 
kkkkkkklk shut up menn, ur team won against renegades and heroic, kkkkkkl
2019-07-21 00:59
Nice envy and g2 matches
2019-07-21 02:30
G2 tier2?
2019-07-21 02:39
#111
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Brazil centjeefizik 
yes, but you cant say nothing as well
2019-07-21 02:55
#112
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Brazil centjeefizik 
and , doesnt matter , liquid will wreck ence tomorrow anyway
2019-07-21 02:56
The heroic that beat vitality
2019-07-21 03:07
#115
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Brazil centjeefizik 
same who lose to them
2019-07-21 03:22
SEMI FINALS WITH A FUCKJING COACH AND ALMOST WON VS ENCE how is that a joke:?
2019-07-21 08:14
"almost won" 16-5 train and 16-7 dust ok
2019-07-21 10:52
gg
2019-07-21 00:30
#34
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Sweden Bekkarn 
wp by mibr, impresed that a team with an coach can keep up better against good team than with coldzera props to them
2019-07-21 00:30
#35
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
MIBR can't really grow with Taco. He will kill any chance of this team ever reaching top1 again. Sad but true.
2019-07-21 00:30
What result they got when TACO was in Liquid?
2019-07-21 00:34
ECS grand final, defeated Astralis in a bo3
2019-07-21 00:39
Meanwhile 2 majors with him. Go figure what's best
2019-07-21 00:41
everyone knows that is no fnx no major.
2019-07-21 00:42
#79
yuurih | 
Brazil SkindCS 
as we say "deus e brasileiro" FalleN said that he's not gonna retire while brazil doesn't win 1 more major. He's in good form tbh.
2019-07-21 00:58
With stewie there was english comms i recon Fallen Fnx Fer Cold Boltz Would have been 10x better and stewie to liquid or nrg at the time.
2019-07-21 00:40
Never said Taco was their only problem. Just said Taco is big enough problem that they can't reach top1 with him on the team. And that's a fact. The other problems seems to be solving themselves (better tactics and better psychological fortitude).
2019-07-21 08:37
Really hope Vitality or ENCE spanks Liquid soon, like they have been at Blast Miami. Cheering for the strongest team, when they could let MiBR run go further and grant them this easy championship. Anyways, suck my balls majorless racists!
2019-07-21 00:31
+1 fuck liquid
2019-07-21 00:32
#81
yuurih | 
Brazil SkindCS 
+1 fuck those ballsuckers
2019-07-21 00:59
Every tournament in Brazil or US, after MiBR has been eliminated, the brazilians all cheer for Liquid, even Stewie and Tarik do cheer for us. And then when we're yoloing with a coach, they chant EZ4ENCE. Thank god their #1 will run short.
2019-07-21 01:40
What a fuck. You balls too smaal and i sleep you mom bed
2019-07-21 00:41
Irrelevant frozen albino 0 major comment spotted. Sweating against coach! LOL
2019-07-21 01:46
#37
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Finland zntei 
twista > zews & co.
2019-07-21 00:31
#40
 | 
Finland Mezzleh 
cry is free mibr
2019-07-21 00:32
Imagine being Noah Winston. What a fucking disappointment for him, signing mibr in june 2018 and then literally doing nothing xdd
2019-07-21 00:33
#45
NAF | 
Finland olskab 
hltv brazilians got too excited after mirage. Nt mibr but ence played better
2019-07-21 00:34
#49
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Finland f0pZ 
clean and izi
2019-07-21 00:36
Expected. Kick taco thx
2019-07-21 00:40
Look #58 If that was in 2018 when they kick taco = no astralis era in 2018 and sk/mibr era number 2
2019-07-21 00:42
Fnx is retired lucas1 would be ok imo
2019-07-21 00:52
Fnx is returning dude!!
2019-07-21 13:15
#77
Aerial | 
Finland JAarnio 
GOD SERGEJ
2019-07-21 00:56
#83
yuurih | 
Brazil SkindCS 
zews > coldzera, E DEUS É BRASILEIRO, VAI QUE DÁ liquid < ence btw
2019-07-21 01:01
#84
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Brazil FerW 
Ence so bad, losing a map for 3 players
2019-07-21 01:13
Brazil ROFL
2019-07-21 01:20
#107
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Brazil FerW 
finland cs? I've never seen brasil 2 major 58 weeks in top 1 hugs ,
2019-07-21 02:38
Xd
2019-07-21 10:03
#164
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Brazil FerW 
HARD4ENCE HARD4FINLAND
2019-07-21 16:59
MIBR TRIED BEST
2019-07-21 01:14
#89
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Paraguay badspoken 
EZ4ENCE
2019-07-21 01:25
nt mibr
2019-07-21 01:31
#95
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
fluke
2019-07-21 01:45
#99
 | 
China chlenixRAT 
EZ4ENCE yeah~
2019-07-21 02:07
wtf mibr is doing so much better without baitzera
2019-07-21 02:18
#102
sergej | 
Finland Dariel 
ez4ence
2019-07-21 02:23
#108
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Portugal Digassmen 
Proud for them, with coach playing they still got a better place than g2 for example that are playing really good
2019-07-21 02:39
ez4ence
2019-07-21 02:44
#116
sergej | 
Finland Gronaa 
Gl to all the people saying flukENCE.. not gonna have a good life with that iq
2019-07-21 03:22
Losing 1 map to this MIBR is ridiculous... ENCE fans are easily becoming the most annoying fanbase in HLTV
2019-07-21 09:01
enjoy getting 3-0'd tomorrow EU CS lul
2019-07-21 10:20
gimme gimme gimme major yeah yeah yeah
2019-07-21 03:39
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! major| major| major| ENCE HEY HEY HEY
2019-07-21 03:40
glhf in Berlim. Hope for ence to win the major, not those liquid guys so toxic.
2019-07-21 06:55
<3
2019-07-21 09:52
#119
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Brazil danluchesi 
Good game guys! Nice played by Toledo and Alvarenga! Congrats guys, u took a map from Ence playing with the coach! Lucas1 is also performing well! If kNgV join MIBR will back!
2019-07-21 04:20
Just proving that coldzera was a hell of a baiter. fer top 1 in 2017. Accept it and stfu.
2019-07-21 06:53
#143
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Poland rude_wredne 
I have no idea why but it was amazing to see zews and the rest of mibr from going "yea bois LETS GO WE GOT THIS WOO LOOK AT US WOOO" to being completely quiet in 2nd and 3rd map.
2019-07-21 08:46
EZ4ENCE
2019-07-21 08:49
Hard4Ence full roster against a team rebuilding playing with the coach! Great run MiBR, ence shakes, G2 cry
2019-07-21 09:57
Can't win when gaben turned off you jumping awp shots and toggle through wall
2019-07-21 11:56
allu > fAllen
2019-07-21 13:24
#166
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Brazil Collee 
Ended up being a good result for mibr, finishing top 3-4 with zews. Just hope they keep climbing up the mountain and improving their game now, instead of falling like they've been doing every time they improve
2019-07-21 21:53
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