ENCE ease past Vitality to secure Legend status

ENCE are the first team through to the StarLadder Major playoffs following a convincing 2-0 victory over Vitality.

The first progression match of this stage of the Major kicked off on Nuke, one of ENCE's best maps and Vitality's worst. It was thus not a surprise to see the Finnish side get off to a very strong start on the Terrorist side as they raced to a 5-1 lead. Vitality then found some much-needed stability and put together a string of rounds on the back of a 1v3 clutch by Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin, with the half coming to an end with just one round separating the two sides.

ENCE further added to their lead by winning the second half pistol following a trio of Aleksi "⁠allu⁠" Jalli kills, but there was no follow-up as Vitality rallied back on a force-buy. The French side rode that momentum to get the lead for the first time in the game, but it would not last. A flawless first gun round set ENCE up for a dream run that only ended with the team hitting 16 rounds, with Jani "⁠Aerial⁠" Jussila setting a new record in Majors for the highest involvement in opening kills.

ENCE made light work of Vitality to secure a top-eight finish

Vitality battled back by taking the opening two rounds on Dust2, but once ENCE had money in the bank, the entire dynamic of the game changed. After being limited to a 0.46 impact on Nuke, Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut continued to be frustrated on this second map as he struggled to find space to operate, resulting in an 11-4 scoreline in favor of the Nordic side.

ENCE piled even more pressure on their opponents by taking the second-half pistol, but just like on Nuke, Vitality responded immediately on a force-buy. The Frenchmen's comeback attempt would be cut short by an ace from allu that included a 1v2 clutch, leaving ALEX's troops in disarray and without the financial resources to prevent defeat, their first in this stage of the tournament.

Matchpage
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30th August 2019
16
Nuke
10
16
Dust2
7
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 55 - 26 +29 117.3 1.74
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 36 - 26 +10 75.9 1.17
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 33 - 29 +4 74.0 1.06
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 28 - 30 -2 67.9 1.04
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 29 - 32 -3 62.7 0.98
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 38 - 35 +3 83.9 1.12
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 29 - 38 -9 72.0 0.90
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 22 - 34 -12 67.1 0.81
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 27 - 39 -12 60.2 0.78
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 27 - 35 -8 55.2 0.78
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
2W - 0L
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1539
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
gz
2019-08-30 17:50
8 replies
Jesus christ vitality. Tier 5 team if zywoo doesn't carry.
2019-08-30 17:50
6 replies
EZ4ENCE
2019-08-30 17:51
3 replies
ez 3-0 pickem
2019-08-30 17:55
2 replies
easiest 3-0 of my life
2019-08-30 18:10
1 reply
#87
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Finland unNootturi
+1
2019-08-30 18:58
From best player in first 2 maps they played to 27 kills in 2 maps. Must be pressure...
2019-08-30 18:03
Most of us already knew that
2019-08-30 18:03
#9
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
ZYWHO
2019-08-30 17:50
EZ4ENCE
2019-08-30 17:50
#3
sjuush | 
United States iAN4D
GJ
2019-08-30 17:50
yes
2019-08-30 17:50
#5
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Germany Landwirt
EZ
2019-08-30 17:50
2 replies
#13
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
Ahah AHAHAHAHAHA
2019-08-30 17:51
1 reply
#30
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Germany Landwirt
internet is trash past few days
2019-08-30 17:54
#6
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Ukraine McSwell
One team was playing with the best awp in the world and another one was Vitality. So EZ for Dog Allu.
2019-08-30 17:50
#7
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China NonMeltIce
nice ez for Aleksib <3
2019-08-30 17:50
#10
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China WinnerZ
god allu
2019-08-30 17:51
1 reply
#15
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China WinnerZ
EZ4ENCE
2019-08-30 17:51
ez for allu
2019-08-30 17:51
Really ez for ENCE.
2019-08-30 17:51
1 reply
#107
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World Notb8ing
HAHA ENCE BAD
2019-09-05 17:56
why kick aleksiB after they will win this major? :(
2019-08-30 17:51
9 replies
because they can spare him in couple years they'll spread ence to other top 5 teams and soon you'll watch only new ence vs old ence games in major playoffs
2019-08-30 17:55
they want big faze contract for aleksib and make him richboi
2019-08-30 17:58
5 replies
4 replies
#83
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Sweden Madrigals1
sorry, im no baguette, translate plz
2019-08-30 18:36
1 reply
English on the second half. It fucked me over as well
2019-08-30 19:14
whaaaaat
2019-09-02 06:51
1 reply
Apparently its credible
2019-09-02 12:29
#78
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Qatar olaolakaka
Aleksib to handsome making them ínsecure :(
2019-08-30 18:31
#118
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World Notb8ing
NICE YOKE M8 TO WIN AHAHHA
2019-09-05 17:59
god allu
2019-08-30 17:51
vitality without zywoo
2019-08-30 17:51
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut 27 - 35 -8 55.2 0.78
2019-08-30 17:51
#20
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Finland Paleale
Nice !!!
2019-08-30 17:51
1 reply
#108
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World Notb8ing
IT WAS NICE NOW BACK IN TRASH
2019-09-05 17:56
#21
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Norway Triplex02
Ez pickems
2019-08-30 17:52
ALEXILUL STILL KICKED HAHAHAAH
2019-08-30 17:52
1 reply
#117
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World Notb8ing
AND FOR REASON, tier 2 knows they need change, maybe it is not the move to make but makes sense to try something :).
2019-09-05 17:59
better kick Aerial
2019-08-30 17:53
5 replies
4 replies
He died in more of those than got a kill.
2019-08-30 18:14
3 replies
who cars
2019-08-30 18:34
2 replies
#90
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Europe Niko0
I car vroom vroom
2019-08-30 19:14
#102
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Palestine MrZoldiK
I van
2019-08-30 23:34
so ez
2019-08-30 17:53
truly ez4ence
2019-08-30 17:53
Allus positioning on a whole another level. Always in the right place.
2019-08-30 17:53
fluke Kappa
2019-08-30 17:53
2 replies
#109
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World Notb8ing
it was just anothe fluke HAHAHAHAH
2019-09-05 17:56
1 reply
funny you say that with that gambit flair. Also pretty sad you are digging around in old posts like that. Is your life this boring?
2019-09-05 18:02
so ez
2019-08-30 17:54
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2019-08-30 17:54
#32
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Sweden XenoRex
WINLANDIA
2019-08-30 17:54
1 reply
#116
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World Notb8ing
MORE LIKE LOSELANDIA
2019-09-05 17:58
Damn the fluke is alive! Aleksib <3
2019-08-30 17:54
#34
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Czech Republic Noxar
GOD ALLU
2019-08-30 17:54
god allu appeared, lets see how will they fare when bot allu comes alive, sergej needs to massively step up again if that happens
2019-08-30 17:55
3 replies
sir. you are r*t*r...
2019-08-30 19:31
1 reply
#106
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World Notb8ing
LOL
2019-09-05 17:55
#115
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World Notb8ing
lmao, they never had a chance to repeat that, bots
2019-09-05 17:58
never seen ence this strong
2019-08-30 17:55
Allu > Zywoo confirmed
2019-08-30 17:56
1 reply
#110
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World Notb8ing
HAHAH, YOU ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WOULD CONTINUE :DDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-09-05 17:56
zywho botfragger lmao
2019-08-30 17:56
im sorry guys but u rlly cant compare zywoo with s1mple.. 40% of his games hes not delivering, link me 1 bestof3 where s1mple is sitting on 0.78 ratings lmao
2019-08-30 17:57
2 replies
#84
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Sweden Madrigals1
hltv.org/matches/2303403/sk-vs-liquid-es.. EDIT: Can't say that this is relevant match, and he also has 2-3 0.78- on less important bo3 matches, but ever since Na'Vi added Zeus, he didn't drop less than 0.79 in a bo3 hltv.org/matches/2325763/north-vs-natus-.. Still topfragged
2019-08-30 18:49
Lmao one of them isnt baiting is entire team and he is not ukrainian
2019-08-30 20:29
EZ Clap
2019-08-30 17:57
#43
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Germany sasukecs
EZ4ENCE <3
2019-08-30 17:57
EZ4WINLAND
2019-08-30 17:57
#45
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Finland superturbo
EZ4ENCE
2019-08-30 17:57
EZ 3-0
2019-08-30 17:59
#48
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Germany exon3s
🦀 PICKEMS ARE GONE 🦀
2019-08-30 18:00
Fluke btw
2019-08-30 18:01
#50
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Costa Rica Gomezio
Am I retarded or does that matrix make no sense at all? Edit: retarded indeed.
2019-08-30 18:03
#51
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Finland 0lter
SO EZ FOR FLUKE TEAM CRY IS FREE NAVI AND VITALITY FAN GAYS
2019-08-30 18:03
god allu
2019-08-30 18:03
god allu
2019-08-30 18:03
god allu
2019-08-30 18:03
Faze should kick all players and buy Magisk - entry Elige - rifler kennys - awp s1mple - 2nd awp/clutch/lurk gla1ve - Igl comunication = spanish (ez to learn) And they will stay #1 until cs go dies
2019-08-30 18:07
3 replies
#72
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Finland Kuiva_Simo
Wtf men
2019-08-30 18:22
2 replies
best lineup men say thx for saving cs go and make me turkish coffee
2019-08-30 18:36
1 reply
You really like turkish coffee or fakeflag? :D
2019-08-30 20:00
This happens when zywoo has a day off
2019-08-30 18:06
2 replies
off day all the time?
2019-08-30 18:07
#97
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
It seems like he has those days often nowadays
2019-08-30 20:34
ez 3-0 zywoo choking LUL
2019-08-30 18:07
GODALLU
2019-08-30 18:14
#66
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Finland BMW_xseveN
toooo ez for xseveN
2019-08-30 18:16
#67
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio
finland so good)))
2019-08-30 18:18
2 replies
Thx eesti mens))))
2019-08-30 18:22
#111
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World Notb8ing
its bed men ))))
2019-09-05 17:57
GG.
2019-08-30 18:20
EZ pickem ENCE 3-0
2019-08-30 18:20
#70
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Italy CHEBBOxxx
GODallu, nothing more to say perfect teamplay, flukality got rekt
2019-08-30 18:20
1 reply
#76
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Finland Vkims
+1 indeed
2019-08-30 18:30
#71
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Hungary FHarbor
ez for ence
2019-08-30 18:20
ZyWhoo?
2019-08-30 18:23
#75
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Finland mattixboi
ty for 2.3 odds vitality bettors
2019-08-30 18:23
Imagine ence wins the major, and then kicks Aleksib
2019-08-30 18:30
4 replies
#79
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Qatar olaolakaka
He got bought out but they dont want to reveal it yet so aleksib acting like he got kicked
2019-08-30 18:33
They look so consistent and powerful already , i wouldnt be suprise if they won
2019-08-30 20:01
#112
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World Notb8ing
FLUKE TEAM
2019-09-05 17:57
1 reply
lol fact and I was dumb enough to pick them as champion
2019-09-05 20:10
#80
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Finland f0pZ
clean and izi 3-0, lets fokin go..EZ4ENCE
2019-08-30 18:34
EZ4ENCE
2019-08-30 18:50
#88
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India l3thality
ENCE looking good, hoping they get dat major and Aleksib MVP
2019-08-30 19:01
2 replies
#113
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World Notb8ing
HAHHAHAHA, FLUKE TEAM GOT REKT XAXAXA
2019-09-05 17:57
1 reply
#121
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India l3thality
rip aleksi, should start several laugh threads on ENCE now
2019-09-06 03:09
what happened zywoo?
2019-08-30 19:48
ZYWHOO ???
2019-08-30 20:30
#98
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Brazil hugoooo
OMG ZYWOO GOT THE WORST RATING (AND ADR) OF ALL THE TEN PLAYERS OF A BO3
2019-08-30 21:14
OverratedWOo OMEGALUL cant carry against meme team
2019-08-30 21:21
ez
2019-08-30 21:43
Ez
2019-08-30 23:19
#103
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Japan chanse
God allu
2019-08-31 00:30
1 reply
#114
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World Notb8ing
ACTUALLY BOT
2019-09-05 17:57
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