ENCE to replace Liquid at IEM Beijing

ESL has announced that ENCE will be replacing Liquid at IEM Beijing as the North American team pulled out citing a dense schedule.

The 8-team $250,000 IEM Beijing is slated to take place on November 7-10 at the Beijing University Students' Stadium, with four of the to top five teams in the world invited to attend before Liquid announced their withdrawal.

ENCE will take Liquid's place at IEM Beijing

In a video on Twitter Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski talked about the toll traveling has taken on the team, the reason they cite for their withdrawal from the event in China. Having qualified for the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals and the BLAST Pro Series Global Finals, Liquid will have a full schedule as they are also slated to play BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen and are in contention to make the ECS Season 8 Finals.

Taking their place will be the Finnish side ENCE, who have played BLAST Pro Series Moscow, ESL One New York, and DreamHack Masters Malmö since the end of the Major. Currently on their calendar is the CS:GO Asia Championship which is slated to take place in Shanghai, China, 10 days after IEM Beijing, making their invitation to the tournament a natural choice.

With ENCE substituting Liquid in Beijing, the team list is:

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1174
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
but the ads said that team liquid said they are the best :( "i dont care if its the best player in the world or the worst player in the world" ~ Stewie sad day mens(((
2019-10-22 12:27
25 replies
Liquid doing a blastralis
2019-10-22 12:29
10 replies
#159
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Europe braxtey
Theh had their run, now time for break
2019-10-22 15:19
3 replies
> astralis playing in the event > liquid: ight imma head out
2019-10-22 15:45
2 replies
#Godstralis Btw nice flair. BlameF absolutely demolished riot squad yesterday , damn , he was epic.
2019-10-22 15:52
liquid trying to get their shit together
2019-10-22 21:18
Nah , just dodging Astralis cuz too stronk.
2019-10-22 15:53
4 replies
#209
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Germany killmichi
So strong that they did not win the last two events. TL really need a timeout. I think its the right thing to do now. Get your shit together and return with confidence.
2019-10-22 21:29
2 replies
Or disband.
2019-10-22 23:32
1 reply
Lol disband
2019-10-22 23:36
#213
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Indonesia lumayan
What are u talkin bout? They're dodging TYLOO <3
2019-10-23 01:23
Yes. I want to see the worlds best on the circuits. Play the seasons. Qual for finals and then let these “biggish” events feature more t2/t3 teams. Expand the scene
2019-10-22 18:05
Ads were made back when liquid was dominating for a little bit. Tbh they were pretty shit ads.
2019-10-22 12:42
12 replies
i agree but tis a shitpost m8
2019-10-22 12:43
7 replies
Don’t trust China, China arsehole
2019-10-22 13:05
6 replies
China was gonna take stewie back so liquid cancelled
2019-10-22 14:41
3 replies
+1 XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2019-10-22 14:52
+1
2019-10-22 15:04
lmao +1
2019-10-22 19:08
i hate china : )
2019-10-22 16:18
1 reply
There shouldnt be esports events in china just bcs if ur saying truth publically u cant go there and thats basically against rules of anything competition-related, besides they want to annex stewie so it might cause military conflict and liquid would choke against mm randoms so tyloo would destroy them
2019-10-22 17:36
Spider-man on t-shirt was cringe af
2019-10-22 19:42
3 replies
What does that have to do with the conversation
2019-10-22 22:33
2 replies
ads and spidermen are cringe af
2019-10-23 01:47
1 reply
ok buddy
2019-10-23 08:02
this ad is so funny
2019-10-22 13:26
#2
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Kazakhstan bjornzz
nice
2019-10-22 12:26
2 replies
liquid afraid obviously
2019-10-22 14:49
Aaaaaay they gonna kick Arrogant2k! Nice! Fuck that guy
2019-10-22 19:48
#3
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Finland thiccboi22
nice
2019-10-22 12:26
#4
frei | 
Albania fault43
bad
2019-10-22 12:26
#5
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Finland Siika
ok
2019-10-22 12:26
Oof
2019-10-22 12:27
#7
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Poland Crai9Xen
Lulll flukence
2019-10-22 12:27
1 reply
flair checks out
2019-10-22 20:57
-stewieee
2019-10-22 12:27
Can’t choke if you don’t participate 300IQ move by liquid
2019-10-22 12:27
5 replies
like astralis before right?
2019-10-22 12:40
4 replies
Oof. Dissing on Astralis, yet they be #1 rn bc Liquid can't figure their shit out.
2019-10-22 13:03
That's giving Liquid too much credit.
2019-10-22 13:05
wrong, astralis skipped events and then became shit.. liquid is skipping because they are shit now. and dont want to be jetlagged and lose to tier 3 teams again like grayhound in malmö lol its ok to skip events, but you shouldnt accept an invite and then realize you have no time for that
2019-10-22 13:22
1 reply
Dis man has de brains
2019-10-22 16:59
HARD 4 ENCE.
2019-10-22 12:27
wasted slot
2019-10-22 12:27
2 replies
#225
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Germany killmichi
I can see Ence losing against these chinese tier 100 teams :D
2019-10-24 19:18
1 reply
yeah, looking forward to that tbh
2019-10-24 22:17
Lmao glhf
2019-10-22 12:27
wasted
2019-10-22 12:28
liquid dodging astralis? Expected for 2nd best US team.
2019-10-22 12:28
#16
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Finland SNAKENCE
Finally we get to laugh at how shit they are again
2019-10-22 12:28
11 replies
+1 ahaha
2019-10-22 12:53
#87
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Switzerland Jeded
No mens ence win iem Beijing
2019-10-22 13:22
5 replies
#89
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Finland SNAKENCE
Bombing out last place
2019-10-22 13:23
4 replies
#90
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Switzerland Jeded
No they bombing first place trust I have inside knowledge, the event is scripted ence vs astralis final 2-1 to ence
2019-10-22 13:23
3 replies
#128
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Finland 5way
nice
2019-10-22 14:28
Nice try medkit
2019-10-22 15:27
#226
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Germany killmichi
Since it is scripted by china it will probably be Vici vs. Tyloo final ^^
2019-10-24 19:19
You shit on them either way so whats the difference lmao
2019-10-22 18:51
3 replies
#200
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Finland SNAKENCE
I love to see them lose
2019-10-22 19:39
2 replies
truu, you really are a great person.
2019-10-22 20:05
1 reply
#206
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Finland SNAKENCE
Thank u mens))
2019-10-22 20:43
PepeLaugh LULquid
2019-10-22 12:28
Liquid would be a wasted spot anyway
2019-10-22 12:28
8 replies
The same for ence
2019-10-22 12:34
2 replies
True
2019-10-22 12:45
True
2019-10-22 15:01
Lmao mouz Enough said.
2019-10-22 13:09
2 replies
Lmao Liquid Enough said and enough of that flukequid team. The most trashest team to be ranked 1 in the history of counter stroke. Choose a new team mr.streetstealer
2019-10-22 16:40
1 reply
yeah fluke winning 6 events xd stay mad mouz fan your team never won anything relevant and never won against this liquid lineup lmaoo
2019-10-23 13:14
+1 this jew speaks the truth
2019-10-22 14:07
1 reply
Reported for the J word, cya in gulag))
2019-10-22 16:38
Should have invited M1X instead
2019-10-22 12:28
2 replies
M1X would be fun to watch but worthy of the spot i don't think so.
2019-10-22 12:42
1 reply
agree they would need some lan results first. Im not buying their online results just yet but if they can qualify for some lans and actually play well on lan then I'd be interested
2019-10-22 14:56
WASTED SPOT
2019-10-22 12:29
#21
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0
ahahahahaha
2019-10-22 12:29
Flukuid replaced by flukence
2019-10-22 12:29
-xseveN +zehN -Cheaterial +AleksiB back -allu +ZOREE/ottoNd
2019-10-22 12:29
3 replies
#34
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Finland 27HM72
I don't think Aleksib deserves such a punishment.
2019-10-22 12:31
#47
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Europe Niko0
When do average silver hltv users understand how good x7 actually is... Also AleksiBob wont go back to Ence. Also replacing allu would be retarded. With Aerial i agree, also ZehN is quite underrated
2019-10-22 12:44
1 reply
yeah agree aleksib wont go back and I think allu is underrated as an awper. He is not known for making flashy plays but he does put up some good results. Im not so sure about that -aerial but it might work out. I just wish ence never changer their roster
2019-10-22 14:57
liquid taking notes from blastralis
2019-10-22 12:29
#26
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Indonesia Exodd
EZ FOR ENCE ENCE ENCE ENCE
2019-10-22 12:30
#27
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Ukraine ksay
scared of EG and Astralis LULquid
2019-10-22 12:30
3 replies
Scared of chokers?
2019-10-22 13:56
2 replies
#110
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Ukraine ksay
chokers scared of chokers?
2019-10-22 13:58
1 reply
Nowadays its about who chokes the hardest
2019-10-22 13:59
#28
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World Notb8ing
AHAHAHHAHAHAHA, TALK ABOUT DOWNGRADE XAXXAAXAXAXAXA. Might have as well had VIRIMA play :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD btw VIRIMA>ENCE
2019-10-22 12:30
NoChance for Ence
2019-10-22 12:30
EBCE still a relevant team ? Lmao
2019-10-22 12:31
LAN dodging LUL afraid of china, typical americans
2019-10-22 12:31
1 reply
+1 this is the obvious reason
2019-10-22 14:33
#32
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Denmark twinseN
Doesnt matter EG wins this event
2019-10-22 12:31
#33
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Australia opzy
why ence, couldve had fnatic, renegades, navi
2019-10-22 12:31
1 reply
#172
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Denmark Eagle3y3z
All tier 3 teams, so doesn't matter
2019-10-22 16:26
#35
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
Now -Vici +Movistar Riders and we are good
2019-10-22 12:34
What events is liquid participating in
2019-10-22 12:35
I’m starting to dislike ence
2019-10-22 12:39
5 replies
Go back to aleksib's stream kid
2019-10-22 15:25
4 replies
How does that have anything to do with aleksib?
2019-10-22 16:07
3 replies
because u dislike ence because of him and u care about aleksib because u watch his streams. Its that simple
2019-10-23 02:52
2 replies
Thats not what I said, thats all in your little head and I think you have a mental problem, just read again what I said and what you said, fucking clown
2019-10-23 06:23
1 reply
Sure buddy
2019-10-23 11:14
Ence wins this one
2019-10-22 12:40
#40
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Thailand MAced
they already confirmed in blast final but still choose blast Madrid over iem Beijing????? blastquid
2019-10-22 12:40
2 replies
#48
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Pakistan d1ckweed
BLAST Copenhagen*
2019-10-22 12:45
#55
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World Notb8ing
They can't skip blast, it is contacted thing :).
2019-10-22 12:49
Bye bye in groups again
2019-10-22 12:43
BOOOOOOOOOOO
2019-10-22 12:46
#51
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Europe Niko0
Ez4Ence once again. They will win both asian events in row and back2top3
2019-10-22 12:46
1 reply
Stfu
2019-10-22 14:49
They're scared of going out in groups again - But now Ence will do it instead
2019-10-22 12:46
Jetlagquid axaxaxaxaxa
2019-10-22 12:47
wasted spot :(
2019-10-22 12:48
ty, will be more easier
2019-10-22 12:50
wtf meme team
2019-10-22 12:51
#58
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China Thalia
hahahah liquid run away
2019-10-22 12:51
Blastquid
2019-10-22 12:53
Avangar and Fnatic ? ? ?
2019-10-22 12:53
#63
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Germany sommares
easy for blastralis
2019-10-22 12:55
Lets see how Katto works this time
2019-10-22 12:57
Bullshit. Astralis is also going to all the tournaments that apparently make Liquid “too busy”. Go EG! They don’t skip events at least...
2019-10-22 12:57
5 replies
#66
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World Notb8ing
Its tougher for Liquid though as many events are in eu, so they have more travel than blastralis actually
2019-10-22 12:59
4 replies
Oh you’re right I forget BLAST is literally in Copenhagen. Yeah that makes a lot more sense. I would’ve just skipped ECS tbh cuz there’s no guarantee they qualify, but if they wanna give a free Grand Slam to EG then that’s fine.
2019-10-22 13:01
3 replies
#78
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World Notb8ing
ECS is the one event that is in states though. Also I would think Liquid as organisation feels it is important for them to take part events in usa, seems actually way less likely they would skip such event.
2019-10-22 13:09
2 replies
I just remember them almost skipping Cologne for the last ECS and then failing to qualify.
2019-10-22 13:13
1 reply
#84
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World Notb8ing
yeah, would be embarrassing if it happens again not gonna lie, seems unlikely though at least.
2019-10-22 13:17
#67
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China serdim
no
2019-10-22 13:01
Dodging events XAXAXAXA
2019-10-22 13:01
What tf
2019-10-22 13:03
#72
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Panama FUN4ENCE
ez
2019-10-22 13:03
1 reply
#77
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Kazakhstan tomik0
4
2019-10-22 13:08
#75
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Canada roylin
ENCE HAHAHHAAHAAAA
2019-10-22 13:05
#76
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Kazakhstan tomik0
Ez 4
2019-10-22 13:08
WTF
2019-10-22 13:10
Liquid and astralis competing at the same events until the end of year was too good to be true
2019-10-22 13:11
ez4_ _ _ _? :0
2019-10-22 13:16
4 replies
#86
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World Notb8ing
:snake:
2019-10-22 13:18
Stfu
2019-10-22 14:49
2 replies
mee töihi
2019-10-22 16:57
1 reply
khuy sosi daun ebany
2019-10-22 16:57
why.....I was thought to get stewie's sign.....
2019-10-22 13:25
1 reply
rip
2019-10-22 14:05
#93
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France StickyRice
Astralis 2-1 Vitality final EZZZZZ
2019-10-22 13:27
xaxaxaxaxa
2019-10-22 13:32
Liquid scared
2019-10-22 13:34
#96
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Russia PowerAbuse
Understandable decision from liquid
2019-10-22 13:34
Wasted spot...
2019-10-22 13:37
EZ4ENCE
2019-10-22 13:40
Ohhh dog...
2019-10-22 13:40
wasted spot
2019-10-22 13:46
Aerial MVP ez
2019-10-22 13:46
nice
2019-10-22 13:47
but this is a fucking major right?
2019-10-22 13:51
2 replies
0/8 nt tho
2019-10-22 14:04
1 reply
okok
2019-10-23 04:56
Their chance to show what they can do. No excuses this time
2019-10-22 13:55
2 replies
They suck lmao, bombing out last place in groups surely
2019-10-22 14:49
1 reply
Wouldnt be suprised
2019-10-22 15:14
#106
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Netherlands Polakva
WASTED SPOT wtf
2019-10-22 13:55
ok
2019-10-22 13:56
respectful LIQUID letting ence stay in top 15 a little bit longer
2019-10-22 13:56
It's like MÁLAGA FC to replace Barcelona
2019-10-22 14:01
why not invite some random hongkong team and let tyloo kill them all in the game china crowd would love that
2019-10-22 14:01
1 reply
there was once a decent HK team but they got banned because of matchfixing :)
2019-10-22 14:47
Wtf stewie doesn't want to visit his family Lost all respect I had for him
2019-10-22 14:02
3 replies
His family is from Vietnam.
2019-10-22 14:10
2 replies
+1 Dont get the "Stewie is chinese" comments lol
2019-10-22 14:15
1 reply
Chinese, Vietkong, who can see the difference? Same with black people.
2019-10-22 19:10
ence last place once again zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2019-10-22 14:04
expected saw ig stories where ENCE was bootcamping . EZ4ENCE
2019-10-22 14:05
2 replies
Nobody gives a shit, they suck
2019-10-22 14:47
1 reply
Sudden Aleksib fan appears
2019-10-22 14:53
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
2019-10-22 14:06
stewie is afraid of his bag being stolen again
2019-10-22 14:12
coldzera will beat 2evice
2019-10-22 14:16
That sucks
2019-10-22 14:26
Do teams even have their own scheduling team? Or the events are just too slow in informing the teams?
2019-10-22 14:28
sad
2019-10-22 14:30
cuz they making roster changes ez
2019-10-22 14:33
1 reply
-stewie hopefully
2019-10-22 14:36
#135
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World Sins
ez grand slam prize for astralis
2019-10-22 14:42
Huge downgrade But I hope these fools get their shit together
2019-10-22 14:45
Wtf????? WASTED SPOT
2019-10-22 14:46
EZ for EG.
2019-10-22 14:59
#151
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South Africa @FyreCS
GG How did ENCe get the spot tho... should’ve been a better team wtf Also Gg to the ads lul!
2019-10-22 15:05
#152
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Australia sini_
Slated.
2019-10-22 15:06
Ence > liquid
2019-10-22 15:06
Blastralis at it again... oh wait...
2019-10-22 15:08
#155
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United States JustBitsy
Free hong kong
2019-10-22 15:09
#158
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Brazil Nickzim
Astralis is going to attend both BLAST Pro Series Copenhagem and IEM Beijing. Wtf Liquid, the following tournament is going to be later on november 28th. How do you want to be the #1 of the world again skiping important tournaments like that?!
2019-10-22 15:16
2 replies
You realise astralis doesnt have to travel to go to copenhagen? Its like a 15 minutes drive as for liquid its a 10 hours flight with jetlag.
2019-10-22 16:19
1 reply
#176
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Brazil Nickzim
If they travel right after the ECS S8 NA Qualifier they'll have more than 1 week to adapt. Also, they could bootcamp in Europe. They just don't want to lose to Astralis in both tournaments.
2019-10-22 16:44
Ez4Faze
2019-10-22 15:50
nooooo
2019-10-22 16:01
stewie is afraid of being punched by chinese fans
2019-10-22 16:23
3 replies
Chinese fans are like 150cm tall and their eyesight is really limited due to their weird small eyes, doubt theyll punch him
2019-10-22 16:45
2 replies
no they wont actually punch him or they will be condemned by world animal protection
2019-10-22 17:25
#184
RpK | 
United Kingdom sufyy
xd
2019-10-22 17:25
#173
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Nepal sasukeee
I am already missing -> stewie trash talk lol
2019-10-22 16:37
#183
RpK | 
United Kingdom sufyy
EZ4ENCE? #LETSNOTGOLIQUID
2019-10-22 17:25
Liquid pulling a Blastralis?
2019-10-22 18:00
Wasted spot sry
2019-10-22 18:02
Fine , liquid has quit three times for Chinese organization inviting. Zotac Cup in HK , StarSeries i-League S7 Shanghai and IEM Beijing. I will never want to see Liquid in China , is no credit.
2019-10-22 18:09
Wtf why not Avangar
2019-10-22 18:23
#192
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Estonia enojadooo
#LetsGoLiquid
2019-10-22 18:43
a chokegar lose to cr4zy men
2019-10-22 18:54
yikes
2019-10-22 19:43
wasted slot
2019-10-22 20:22
why not navi
2019-10-23 05:32
china = fake nation they even scammed in orienteering world cup last week :D
2019-10-28 12:36
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