G2 repeat victory over ENCE to secure semi-final berth

G2 have secured themselves a spot in the ESL One New York semi-finals after beating ENCE in a rematch 2-1 (Dust2 19-17, Nuke 11-16, Overpass 16-11).

In a rematch of the opening round of Group A, in which G2 took down ENCE after performing a double comeback in the two-map series, the two teams met again for a spot in the semi-finals in the group's deciding match. Just like in the first encounter, the Frenchmen picked Dust2 and this time looked more confident early on despite a pistol round loss, going on to win seven rounds in a row once picking up full weaponry, winning a 3v5 and a 1v2 clutch by Kenny "kennyS" Schrub along the way.

After recovering towards the end of the half with three of the last six rounds, ENCE lost the second pistol round to Lucas "Lucky" Chastang's triple but looked like the better team with rifles in hand as they pulled off a six-round streak featuring a 1v2 clutch from Jani "Aerial" Jussila. Although one round going the other way was enough to force them on an eco and G2 reached map point with two successful 2v2 retakes, their opponents held on thanks to Aleksi "allu" Jalli's great play late in regulation.

In the second overtime on Dust2 between the two sides in a matter of two days, it was still on a knife's edge when they went 2-2, but François "AmaNEk" Delaunay's fantastic 1v3 clutch at that point swung the opening map in the favor of G2, who closed it one round later.

AmaNEk's massive clutch turned Dust2 into G2's favor

Switching over to Nuke, ENCE looked in the driving seat once they had enough money to buy up fully on the Terrorist side, utilizing the defense's rotations to find weaknesses on the map and grab a 7-3 lead after losing the opening pistol round. The Frenchmen found a way to three in a row, but at the end of the half it was still the Finnish side in control with a 9-6 advantage

When sides switched, allu & co. won the second pistol but lost the following anti-forcebuy to kennyS's 1v2 clutch, allowing G2 to reach double-digits. Still, ENCE managed to rally to victory without giving up much more, mainly thanks to smart play from Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, whose pistol double denied a bomb plant in the 22nd round, which led to a fairly smooth ending to the map at 16-11.

Overpass was left to decide the playoffs spot and it was G2 to get off the line first on the T side with the opening four rounds and subsequently a 6-2 lead after kennyS' 1v1 clutch. ENCE responded with multiple wins in disadvantageous situations, including a 3v5, a 2v3 retake in which allu got a triple, and a 1v2 clutch from Sami "xseveN" Laasanen, which saved the half for the Finns, who switched over with seven rounds.

ENCE went on to pick up a 10-9 lead after winning a second-round forcebuy, but they began to struggle afterwards, with G2 putting together a strong defense. Only a scrappy round in which Jere "sergej" Salo won a 1v1 went their way while the Frenchmen celebrated a repeat victory against their opponents and a spot in the playoffs.

Matchpage
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27th September 2019
France
17
Dust2
19
16
Nuke
11
11
Overpass
16
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 74 - 61 +13 89.2 1.22
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 75 - 62 +13 88.3 1.22
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 52 - 69 -17 78.6 0.93
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 54 - 62 -8 64.3 0.92
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 43 - 61 -18 55.8 0.83
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 80 - 56 +24 90.9 1.34
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 57 - 55 +2 74.9 1.07
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 65 - 64 +1 79.0 1.06
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 62 - 61 +1 72.7 1.04
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 50 - 63 -13 64.8 0.88
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
872
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
611
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
531
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:
535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1586
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
ENCE SO BAD ????????? KICK IGL ??????? ALEKSIB 100T SALARY 50K USA MONEY ???????
2019-09-28 00:09
#14
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Poland Gervush 
allu godly baiter xaxaxaxa
2019-09-28 00:10
ENCE TIER 3 HLTV CONFIRMED
2019-09-28 00:27
#79
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Switzerland sl4p3z 
i feel the old meme EZ4ENCE ez 4 professional eSports organization ENCE E-sports containing of AWPer Aleksi "Allu" Jalli, ingame leader Niko "naSu" Kovanen, rifler Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, allround player Juho "Juhob" Lampinen & the mad fragger Mikko "Xarte" Välimaa from the finnish eSports organization ENCE e-sports from the nordic country Finland
2019-09-28 01:00
A redditor friend of mine heard from his Twitch chat friend that Ence as an org is very shady and even "mafia-like". Probable exaggerations aside, why not stoke the fire.
2019-09-28 01:13
xaxaxa
2019-09-28 02:54
AERIAL: "WE WANT TO BE THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE WORLD; IT'S WHY WE MADE THE CHANGE" Jani 'Aerial' Jussila 43 - 61 -18 55.8 0.83
2019-09-28 00:10
#36
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Poland Gervush 
out of top30 inc xaxaxaxa sunny throw his carrier fot this omegalul
2019-09-28 00:12
#47
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France JBzOo 
It was mix against mix 50/50 game they played without game plan they just have no time to practice. Are you a cod player ?
2019-09-28 00:17
#70
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Poland Gervush 
omg baguette, do sunny join do team yesterday? do one player (same natonality) make mix team instantly? maybe G2 cuz french scene, the problem as a stand-in etc... but ence is pure trash and im glad of this, allu the smartest IGL „go rush this molly, they dont expected this”
2019-09-28 00:32
Disgusting english
2019-09-28 01:56
#114
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Australia StarFlames29 
Damn you beat me to the punch
2019-09-28 06:32
#130
JW | 
Greece CMi_ 
They need time. Switching your IGL is a huge move and you cannot expect them to win that Early. Use ur damn head and lets see who's right in a few months
2019-09-28 09:32
#141
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France JBzOo 
Ok pounchki, something like two or three weeks ago it’s the same like yesterday especially when you need to pick fly and travel around the world. So yes you are a call of or Minecraft player who never practice and make tactic on five map cause it’s spend more than half year to have good map pool with a five and if you change one player you need to change them all car their are not optimized for all ur guys.
2019-09-28 11:13
#142
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Poland Gervush 
XD
2019-09-28 11:11
You sir are stupid ! Its not practice . It is the fact they kicked good player and keep trash like Aerial.
2019-09-28 03:51
#124
kennyS | 
India Ryuota 
they changed lineup with sunny before g2... also kio is just a stand in. so that's not a good excuse imo
2019-09-28 08:20
this was expected, ence trash. dead team and dead meme.
2019-09-28 00:11
#135
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Europe tweekzter 
yep... went from meme to hate.
2019-09-28 09:51
ENCE trash, just like FaZe xaxaxa
2019-09-28 00:17
Aleksib was the problem. Good job snake Allu, maybe next time you bench yourself instead of the good igl
2019-09-28 00:23
wp
2019-09-28 00:09
#33
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
That clutch from AmaNEk did the result
2019-09-28 00:12
#4
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Poland Astoner55 
GJ!
2019-09-28 00:09
ALEKSIB WAS THE PROBLEM
2019-09-28 00:09
#98
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Finland Smoonah 
let’s get rid of IGL for more firepower but leave xseven on the team -ENCE
2019-09-28 01:57
Funny that you say xseven when he is like god vs Aerial.
2019-09-28 03:56
#105
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Finland Smoonah 
lmao anyone who thinks aerial deserves the kick other than xseven is delusional
2019-09-28 03:59
what kind of kehitysvamma do you have
2019-09-28 05:26
#120
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Finland Smoonah 
the sekava kind
2019-09-28 07:04
It seems you havent watched Ences games last 5 months. Aerial have been worst player ever and xseven have been one of the only bright side on The team.
2019-09-28 08:56
#127
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Finland Smoonah 
pretty sure majority of the time xseven is bottom fragging or jumping around trying to get kills with a mac10. I have watched the games.
2019-09-28 09:07
#131
JW | 
Greece CMi_ 
Aerial got his mvp then went to sleep. Xseven played Good at katowice and the next few tournaments then dropped off. They both bottom frag every game so stop arguing
2019-09-28 09:37
#132
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Finland Smoonah 
Not sure if its an argument or just deciphering the truth.
2019-09-28 09:39
#137
JW | 
Greece CMi_ 
The latter
2019-09-28 10:24
It's not about the frags.. =) Seems like you don't understand the game at all... Look at the things aerial have to do for the team.. In dust2, when they rush to A from short, Aerial is the one taking first hit... He play for the team, not for good stats and hltv rating =) And he does it very well, considering how hard it is =)
2019-09-28 12:34
#101
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
Probably it was best for Aleksib, now he can be in a better team. Seems like ENCE had their run now aleksi has the choice of what team he wants to join.
2019-09-28 02:53
#6
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France kNRD^ 
A
2019-09-28 00:09
expected
2019-09-28 00:09
ez best french team
2019-09-28 00:09
Bye MEMENCE
2019-09-28 00:10
YEAH G2 <3 God kenny !!!
2019-09-28 00:10
#11
ZywOo | 
France Zywho 
EZ4G2
2019-09-28 00:10
#84
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Brazil SecondKS 
Nothing about bot xseven?????
2019-09-28 01:22
EZAF FLUKENCE FNISH CS LULWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
2019-09-28 00:10
Nice! Stand in KIO now!
2019-09-28 00:10
#17
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Chile Zzalb 
"We wanted more firepower" "Now we are having fun playing"
2019-09-28 00:10
#18
shox | 
Italy DaDoar 
I swear to god if people blame SuNny instead of BOT Aerial im gonna make the war with russia look like a little girl making dolls kiss
2019-09-28 00:10
#44
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Ukraine Ch1caqO 
No one blames sunny. Everyone just laughing so hard, cuz Ence decided to kick their igl who made them top 5 team in the world. +sunny was a right move, but they should've kicked either aerial or xseven
2019-09-28 00:16
Why kick xseven the only one who knows support role? Kick aerial and so fucking weird they decide to kick aleksib. Such a weak decision and disappointing. They cold have been so good with -aerial +sunny, but they decided to play for fun with best friends
2019-09-28 01:34
#151
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Ukraine Ch1caqO 
Yeah, sure. It was one of the worst roster changes ever
2019-09-30 15:03
The blame is on allu, not Sunny
2019-09-28 00:23
Allu plays good though. Xseven and Aerial are bots
2019-09-28 01:05
#111
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United States LolisRevenge 
Allu is like niko who kicks igl for "firepower" and tries to igl themselves. Ence will end up just like faze with karrigan and aleksib laughing on better teams.
2019-09-28 05:53
#86
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Brazil SecondKS 
Nothing talk about bot xseven?
2019-09-28 01:23
nothing to talk about xseven, he is the support you retard. Who youre gonna make a support player if you kick xseven genius? Its aerial who is the weakest, and he plays somewhat similar role to sunny
2019-09-28 01:32
Aerial trash
2019-09-28 00:10
#20
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Ukraine zCainee 
Kio nice stats
2019-09-28 00:10
GET FUCKED FIREPOWER SNAKENCE XAXAAXXAXAXAAX
2019-09-28 00:10
again very tight, but ENCE loses in teamplay without more practice glad to see suNny perform though, if they can fix the teamplayer during the next month they are okay at least also, kennyS was on point again, what a legend
2019-09-28 00:11
Lucky god
2019-09-28 00:11
#24
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Aleksib was the problem
2019-09-28 00:11
Bot Aerial
2019-09-28 00:11
carryS
2019-09-28 00:11
#67
f0rest | 
France Kiirua2 
+1
2019-09-28 00:31
#28
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Turkey DebbSoray 
Ence is the most unlovable team RN. One wrong move and you lose everthing. -aerial +sunny would be sick. But instead of that they decided to kick their IGL. Idiots.
2019-09-28 00:11
#35
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United States SilveryoHD 
+1
2019-09-28 00:12
#51
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France niouke 
it's been like 6 monthes we can see aerial should be the kicked?
2019-09-28 00:20
"-aerial +sunny would be sick." but sunny is already in the team mens
2019-09-28 05:30
#139
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Turkey DebbSoray 
I mean before kicking aleksib, ence could do this.
2019-09-28 10:48
#115
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
+1
2019-09-28 06:32
ENCE is done now they're average top15 team nothing else
2019-09-28 00:11
very nice loose playstyle
2019-09-28 00:12
#37
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Myanmar xdcc 
tense 4 ence
2019-09-28 00:12
ence needs aleksi ! no aleksi like a tier 5
2019-09-28 00:12
#39
kennyS | 
Germany striXSy 
G2 was playing so well!!!! GOGOOGOGOGOOGO KENNY
2019-09-28 00:12
Bot Ence. Glad to see them losing.
2019-09-28 00:13
Lul wtf traitor
2019-09-28 00:34
#41
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
Thanks Ence for make me lose 100£ Fuc**** amateurs
2019-09-28 00:13
Xaxaxa xaxaxa
2019-09-28 00:18
Imagine betting on ence
2019-09-28 00:37
#93
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
G2 sucks lul With kioshima... he is a bot Ence lost to them, what a joke
2019-09-28 01:41
#119
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Romania silksz12 
Nt
2019-09-28 06:57
#149
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
Shut up asshole
2019-09-30 02:15
#150
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Romania silksz12 
Cry is free monkey, g2 will fuck up furia
2019-09-30 14:27
#152
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
you wish cornhead suck my cock
2019-09-30 16:25
#43
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Lebanon ryBBah 
Easy for french counter strike! Kioshima and kennyS, old but gold. BTW "EZ4ENCE", -aerial +alexsib
2019-09-28 00:16
#64
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France niouke 
2 veterans 3 freshmen is the key
2019-09-28 00:25
Didn't work for Nip XD....
2019-09-28 05:43
#113
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United States LolisRevenge 
He said veterans not corpses
2019-09-28 06:00
Lmao
2019-09-28 09:32
#50
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France niouke 
dead lineup
2019-09-28 00:19
#52
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Germany Trax_ 
AERILUL
2019-09-28 00:20
Allu is a tactical genius. He is best known for his signature tactic "going B, but then going home without any wins". He also has a second little known tactic of "going A, but then benching AleksiB". What an absolute legend. Top 3 IGL for sure.
2019-09-28 00:20
#61
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Canada thelegend27 
lmfao make a thread with this
2019-09-28 00:24
lmfao make a thread with this
2019-09-28 00:32
+1 LUL.
2019-09-28 04:10
lol
2019-09-28 05:27
#117
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Taiwan Himeii 
+11111
2019-09-28 06:42
#144
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Europe tweekzter 
+rep
2019-09-28 12:06
LULLULUULLLLULUULLLULLLL
2019-09-28 00:20
Scrub 80 frags nice
2019-09-28 00:21
EXPECTED
2019-09-28 00:21
#59
cyx | 
Switzerland HUFTGOLD 
Sunny and coldzera pickups = two of the most retarded moves in CS' history
2019-09-28 00:23
I dont think coldzera is a bad pickup. I mean the team was worse before faze wont win events like that, without an IGL ofc. but imo cold pickup is better what they had with neo. that team had no hunger to win
2019-09-28 00:24
I dont think the pick ups are problem tho, rather lack of IGLs...
2019-09-28 00:31
Ez4AleksiBest <3
2019-09-28 00:25
F I R E P O W E R I R E P O W E R
2019-09-28 00:30
#73
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Switzerland Andro7789 
Callin g2 a dead line-up and they still played better then FaZe :( Its hard beeing a faze fan right now
2019-09-28 00:38
True
2019-09-28 01:07
Would love to see kenny playing in front of crowd. It's so much time since he last played. I would love to see him shouting, hyping the crowd and absolutely destroying the other team. Lets go kenny.
2019-09-28 00:43
This is when you have in ass your IGL Virtus.Pro kicked Taz and become shit Navi did it in 2017 and become shit faze did it and become shit same happens with ence expected.
2019-09-28 00:46
#76
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Poland Kaja 
aleksi was the problem
2019-09-28 00:47
#77
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United Kingdom Lightning_DC_ 
Kenny looks in good form
2019-09-28 00:51
aleksi >>>>>>>>> aerial
2019-09-28 00:54
Kenny what a tournament u r having my dude. Bless you.
2019-09-28 01:07
GOD KennyS with 80 kills.
2019-09-28 01:23
Shox gone - KennyS mental blockade aussi!
2019-09-28 01:24
#88
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Brazil hugoooo 
2v5 match lol
2019-09-28 01:30
#91
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Australia Irtiza 
Oo shit i feel like 2014 godS is back
2019-09-28 01:35
Jere 'sergej' Salo 54 - 62 -8 64.3 0.92 Jani 'Aerial' Jussila 43 - 61 -18 55.8 0.83 kkkkkkkkkkk
2019-09-28 01:40
kennyS rekting them finnish like usual
2019-09-28 01:42
#95
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Australia strikebacK 
ENCE is a huge failure now they might as well disband. Stupid idiots thinking firepower is more important than strats. They should have kept Aleksib and kicked that retard Aerial. Now they play like headless chooks running around. So dumb. FaZe will follow they won't be much better. Mark my words.
2019-09-28 01:44
Well, this was expected. Everyone in Finland was super happy that finally there is a team that actually tries to make their game better. Then came allu (and mainly (or actually both of you should retire) natu) with the idea that lets just throw everything out and lets be best team in the world.. Well.. it's not that easy. But thanks natu and allu for ruining the whole Finnish scene.. Once again natu.. once again! Good luck in the future.
2019-09-28 01:49
#133
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Philippines etalynx08 
You still got SJ.
2019-09-28 09:42
#99
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Europe T3sto$ami 
-Aerial +Aleksib
2019-09-28 02:14
yea they kicked aleksib and now he wants to go back to ence very nice logic man
2019-09-28 02:52
#112
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World Beard43 
The better team won, and for those who doubted it, won again. 4-1 and absolutely no surprises here. GGWP G2. I think the reality is that ENCE are no longer a top 10 team, certainly not top 5. I don't think it's a case of G2 elevating (although it was really nice to see them killing it!).
2019-09-28 05:54
#116
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
I wish G2 could keep these boys together
2019-09-28 06:35
#148
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Romania silksz12 
me too, they like each other and it's nice to see kio playing in a french team again
2019-09-28 18:53
#118
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Vietnam tat96 
Lmao, lost against ♿2 xaxaxa
2019-09-28 06:49
Nice
2019-09-28 07:11
#126
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African Union mikecool 
Ence will continue to be mediocre.
2019-09-28 09:01
#145
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Europe tweekzter 
but sunny wanted to move to a nr1 team...
2019-09-28 12:07
Few losses after changes and they are having huge pressure, because they have to achieve things with these changes. Allu and Sunny both played well. Allu in his best form for a long time. Aerial, Xseven and Sergej playing worse than they did before. Ence had tactical mistakes when Aleksib was playing and they had tactical mistakes in this tournament. Not so much though. They mainly just had worse accuracy than G2 did. They had chances to trade in many positions, but they missed those shots. Aerial had a bad score, but he hit many important shots. Sergej and Xseven didn't. Sunny had couple of bad misses, but he got those back in other rounds. When the most pressure goes away and they are getting used to this team, they will improve their game. If not, I would look replacement for Xseven. He is really inconsistent and over aggressive time to time. Jumping in positions where he shouldn't. He is maybe the best clutch player in Ence after Allu, but he is not good in regular situations. Aerial is a team player and rather consistent, but level of his shooting could be better. Sergej didn't play well now, but he will improve.
2019-09-28 09:24
#134
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Europe tweekzter 
ez4sunny
2019-09-28 09:50
Ez for the goat
2019-09-28 10:09
xaxaxxaxa kick aleksi not aerial )) gj ence T4
2019-09-28 10:27
Any1 know the curent g2 Igl, K1o or Amanek. I heard both of them call in-game
2019-09-28 11:17
kennyS beautiful!
2019-09-28 18:21
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