ENCE beat back ViCi to avoid elimination at IEM

ENCE move on to Group A's decider after turning around a tough series against ViCi to win the elimination match 2-1 (Inferno 13-16, Train 16-13, Mirage 16-7).

Group A's elimination series began with Jere "sergej" Salo clutching a 1v2 in the first pistol round on Inferno to give his team an early lead on the CT side, though their streak only lasted the first three rounds as ViCi responded in the fourth with a halfbuy win. The two teams continued to go blow for blow, with ENCE eventually securing a one-round lead before switching over to the offense, after saving a couple of respectable 1v4 and 1v5 clutch attempts from Andrew "Kaze" Khong.

Yi "JamYoung" Yang opened up the second half with an impressive quad-kill from graveyard, allowing ViCi to reclaim the advantage and take control of the first map, preventing their opponents from finding momentum and reaching map point at 15-11. Aleksi "allu" Jalli and company's efforts to come back were thwarted three rounds later, as the Chinese side concluded Inferno with an eco stack on B.

sergej saved Train and the series with back-to-back clutches

Train followed as the Finns' pick, but it started turning out similarly to Inferno from the get-go as both sides lost an anti-forcebuy round early on, with neither team being able to establish momentum until ViCi, residing on the CT side, took over in the seventh round. From there, the Chinese team looked the more comfortable, only letting go of a couple of very close rounds while picking up six of their own in dominant fashion.

ENCE won three out of the first four rounds in the second half thanks to Sami "xseveN" Laasanen's 1v2 clutch in the pistol to pick up a 10-9 lead, but that was soon gone as ViCi went on another four-round streak to threaten the Finnish team's chances of equalizing the series. sergej stepped up to the plate with consecutive clutches, however, springing life into his team, who went on to close the second map with six rounds in a row, with the youngster adding another key double along the way.

The series arrived at Mirage, and that's when ENCE took matters into their hands, putting together a suffocating offense in which ViCi could only find two rounds and barely had a say in the rest. The second pistol round going the way of Zhuo "advent" Liang's team only delayed the inevitable, as the Finns strolled to a 16-7, 2-1 victory.

Matchpage
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7th November 2019
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Inferno
13
13
Train
16
7
Mirage
16
 ViCi K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 59 - 59 0 82.6 1.12
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' KhongKaze 57 - 52 +5 77.1 1.06
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' LiuaumaN 50 - 58 -8 73.7 0.92
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 43 - 53 -10 58.1 0.88
China Yi 'JamYoung' YangJamYoung 47 - 56 -9 64.1 0.87
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 70 - 48 +22 90.1 1.37
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 67 - 46 +21 86.3 1.27
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 54 - 58 -4 81.0 1.04
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 47 - 55 -8 68.6 0.97
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 40 - 49 -9 54.4 0.85
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
871
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
558
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1392
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
China Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
530
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
China Yi 'JamYoung' Yang
Yi 'JamYoung' Yang
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
40
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
#1
xseveN | 
Lithuania Justuka5 
Ez4Sergej carrying Allu and his stoned friend Sunny
2019-11-07 14:18
#2
 | 
Singapore Wadufuk 
Oof
2019-11-07 14:14
News: ENCE beat a t200 team to not be completely humiliated lul
2019-11-07 14:19
sad reality, why they bench aleksib, worst movement ever. Less worst than the last cloud9 shit rosters in the last year...
2019-11-07 16:03
FLUKENCE
2019-11-07 16:13
#3
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Finland Cloud9_1_Major 
They suck
2019-11-07 14:14
Fakeflag pog
2019-11-07 14:21
no
2019-11-07 20:50
ence very lucky
2019-11-07 14:15
Sergej beat ViCi *
2019-11-07 14:15
#24
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Norway k3ron 
+1
2019-11-07 14:21
Woowww good they can win against ViCu
2019-11-07 14:15
just barely
2019-11-07 20:58
OMEGALUL
2019-11-07 14:15
sad
2019-11-07 14:15
#28
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Asia Karbide 
Don't worry mens soon Asia more majors than NA lul
2019-11-07 14:25
Lucky
2019-11-07 14:15
Expected from china
2019-11-07 14:15
#11
 | 
Finland ItzMqss ESBO 
ence kännissä?
2019-11-07 14:15
Ihan hyvää peliä ne loppua kohti pelasi.
2019-11-07 14:16
#59
 | 
Finland _EduarDo_ 
Joo alko pää selvitä ni
2019-11-07 20:44
Alach akbar
2019-11-07 14:19
#55
CeRq | 
Faroe Islands s4lent 
ä - its smile?
2019-11-07 16:46
#56
 | 
Finland Sorsastajala 
wha?
2019-11-07 16:53
ez
2019-11-07 14:16
#13
 | 
China SkywakerR 
It's too fast
2019-11-07 14:16
So carried by sergej
2019-11-07 14:17
#16
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Russia ktoblyatTakoy 
1 map vici OMEGALUL
2019-11-07 14:18
Sergej pog
2019-11-07 14:19
EZ4ENCE ENCE TOP 1!
2019-11-07 14:20
#48
 | 
Canada SureThingM8 
Nah they will be elimanted by next game #notsoez4ence
2019-11-07 16:09
#63
 | 
Australia WhoRUM8 
Ence2ez
2019-11-07 23:25
#21
 | 
Russia xtkjdtr01 
sad
2019-11-07 14:20
save kaze?
2019-11-07 14:21
God Sergay
2019-11-07 14:21
#26
 | 
Norway k3ron 
nt ViCi
2019-11-07 14:21
#27
 | 
Germany leftist 
Wow such a strong rival Allu's IGL mastermind confirmed
2019-11-07 14:21
Ence should still disband, they barely won a tier4 team, nothing to be proud of.
2019-11-07 14:26
#30
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African Union mikecool 
Actually wanted Ence to lose so bad lolz
2019-11-07 14:31
Why?
2019-11-07 14:32
bcs they suck
2019-11-07 14:33
#42
 | 
Germany Neckarstadion 
Because he wants a free win for 100T of course
2019-11-07 15:45
#45
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African Union mikecool 
;) that and I wanted vici to win xD
2019-11-07 15:56
kick aleksib —> barely beat vici, gj ence idiots
2019-11-07 14:31
#33
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
vici deserved it more imo
2019-11-07 14:32
stupid zhoking
2019-11-07 14:36
save sergej plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2019-11-07 14:43
#37
 | 
Turkey Diveland 
2v8 hahahha
2019-11-07 14:50
sergej and allu beats vici* lmfao
2019-11-07 14:50
#39
 | 
Hungary fasomlul 
Firepower
2019-11-07 14:59
+1
2019-11-07 15:24
Look at the bottom of the scoreboard again...Aleksib was the problem? NOPE! These 2 bots ARE the problem
2019-11-07 15:24
Aleksib was always positive sunny -4 haha
2019-11-07 15:50
#44
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Brazil SecondKS 
Xseven so stupid player, cum back aleksib!
2019-11-07 15:54
wow ENCE beat ViCi? I can't believe it.
2019-11-07 16:00
#49
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United Kingdom trtr098 
Benching Alexib because Allu wants to IGL and Sunny would be an upgrade lmao my ass
2019-11-07 16:10
im so happy ence is having fun and sunny is really the fragger they needed to rival "vici gaming"
2019-11-07 16:12
Allu and sometimes sergej the only players playing well in this team
2019-11-07 16:14
expected end result, ence kinda lucky to escape with victory though to be honest xddd
2019-11-07 16:26
#54
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Poland Stewie0Kills 
-allu -xseven -aerial +Jampi +aleksib +some fpl or havu finland players =======Top 5
2019-11-07 16:46
Ence 2-1 vs some really bad team wow good job bet you guys are gonna get pats in the back for that one
2019-11-07 17:23
#58
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ok
2019-11-07 18:54
#62
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Australia csRIOTgo 
ser KappaPride was the hero last night... I was waiting for ENCE to lose, so that I just can say: ENCE DISBAND!
2019-11-07 21:59
#64
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Australia yaboyazza 
Sergej hard carrying the last 10 rounds of train is the only reason Ence managed to get through, super lucky and undeserved.
2019-11-08 00:08
#65
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Taiwan Himeii 
wack, close games. gg ence
2019-11-08 01:01
XD!
2019-11-08 09:53
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