ENCE qualify for BLAST Premier Spring Showdown

After defeating Apeks in the semi-final of the Elisa Invitational, ENCE have secured a spot in the BLAST Premier Spring Europe Showdown.

In ENCE's debut tournament with Elias "⁠Jamppi⁠" Olkkonen, who they signed in April and expanded to a six-man roster, the Finnish team was flawless, winning five maps straight to advance to the BLAST Premier Spring Europe Showdown.

Aleksi "⁠allu⁠" Jalli was the main contributor to their success, averaging a 1.41 rating and 1.50 impact across the five maps played against Dignitas, GODSENT, and Apeks. With this result, ENCE will be competing with the likes of Astralis and Vitality in the BLAST Showdown on May 31 - June 7.

allu stepped up individually after passing the leadership mantle to suNny

Ole "⁠Marcelious⁠" Kristian Langan's ace wrapped up Apeks' 3-0 start on the T-side of Nuke before allu picked up the AWP, immediately finding success. ENCE were back on track, 4-3, before another ace happened, this time by Kristian "⁠akez⁠" Kornbakk, and Apeks bounced back into the lead. The half continued in the same rythm, with ENCE ending it with a minimal advantage, 8-7.

With a 5-0 start on the T side (13-7), it seemed like Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi and co. had things all wrapped up on Nuke, but Apeks didn't falter and after a B site retake, went on to chain six rounds on the defense. The score was equalized at 13-13 when a fast A site approach worked out for ENCE, ending the Norwegians' streak and seeing the Finns close out Nuke 16-13.

On Dust2, a 4-1 start for Apeks was swiftly turned around by ENCE, with Jamppi's quad kill round starting the Finnish team's comeback on the T side. They took the lead, 5-4, after an impressive round from their other young star, Jere "⁠sergej⁠" Salo, but were unable to end the half ahead as Apeks pulled ahead before switching to the T side (8-7).

Going aggressive in the early rounds of their CT side worked out perfectly for ENCE, who didn't give any breathing room to Apeks and ran up a 13-8 lead swiftly. Jani "⁠Aerial⁠" Jussila and Jamppi then resolved a 2v3, setting up ENCE for a perfect, 9-0 half, and a 2-0 series victory.

Matchpage
2
0
2nd May 2020
16
Nuke
13
16
Dust2
8
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
54 - 29 +25 102.1 1.61
42 - 29 +13 73.5 1.23
35 - 27 +8 74.4 1.22
37 - 34 +3 79.6 1.18
23 - 31 -8 49.7 0.85
 Apeks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 40 +3 91.8 1.16
37 - 42 -5 83.3 1.05
25 - 39 -14 59.8 0.76
24 - 34 -10 42.1 0.69
21 - 36 -15 42.6 0.62

The team list for the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Europe Showdown looks as follows:

Denmark Astralis
France Vitality
Europe Invite
Europe Invite
Europe Invite
Sweden NIP
Finland ENCE
Europe Elisa Invitational
CIS CIS Cup
Europe RTP Arena Cup
Norway Kristian 'akez' Kornbakk
Kristian 'akez' Kornbakk
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
156
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Finland Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Elias 'Jamppi' Olkkonen
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
Norway Ole 'Marcelious' Kristian Langan
Ole 'Marcelious' Kristian Langan
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
156
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
602
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1460
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
#1
Thomas | 
Malaysia 1st
nice
2020-05-02 21:55
#2
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Israel Sonnabend
firepower!
2020-05-02 21:55
#3
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China HEIDASHUAi
Ok
2020-05-02 21:56
#4
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Poland rude_wredne
Dennis.. damn..
2020-05-02 21:56
13 replies
yeah... not looking too hot for him
2020-05-02 21:57
8 replies
It's 1 game, not easy being standin taking spots he's not used to lol.
2020-05-02 21:59
Valorant pro inc
2020-05-02 22:00
6 replies
Hah, maybe... It's been mostly NA players tho
2020-05-02 22:00
1 reply
even easier
2020-05-02 22:12
Dennis will be the last CS pro to change to valorant
2020-05-02 22:39
3 replies
How u know dat
2020-05-02 22:41
2 replies
He only plays CS because he likes real guns.
2020-05-02 22:42
1 reply
But dem monies in valorant
2020-05-02 22:42
Been washed up years now
2020-05-02 22:11
1 reply
But he wants to go back to t1
2020-05-02 22:23
Playing with norwegians so I'd not draw much conclusions from this map. He was their highest rated up until this match.
2020-05-02 22:42
1 reply
So he didnt show up when it mattered
2020-05-02 22:44
so fucking easy... top 5 team ezzz
2020-05-02 21:56
biggest achievment ence will have this year!
2020-05-02 21:56
3 replies
#43
Jamppi | 
Finland 5way
+1
2020-05-02 23:46
+1
2020-05-03 20:06
#73
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Russia GOTHBOI
+1
2020-05-03 20:46
#7
JW | 
Finland Ilucs
Allu asserting dominance.
2020-05-02 21:57
#8
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Greece sifounasGG
nc
2020-05-02 21:57
#10
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Finland LeksaBoi
ezz
2020-05-02 21:57
EZ4Jamppi
2020-05-02 21:57
#12
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United States clockworkk
inb4 they get 0 wins at blast
2020-05-02 21:57
#15
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Macau Be_Happier
Good Jamppi
2020-05-02 22:00
Damn, ence feels much more confident and composed with Jamppi... sure they fuck up from time to time during matches but this is the best result they have had in an event for a long time
2020-05-02 22:05
2 replies
#37
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Europe letqpena
Weirdly enough they play like crap with xseven, even if he put up good numbers against Dig. Role issue?
2020-05-02 23:00
1 reply
#46
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Or maybe Jamppi is just hyping them up a bit more? He seems like a guy with lots of positive energy. allu said in many behind the scenes video interviews that their voice comms were death silent and people just feeling down when they were struggling mid game or taking a beating.
2020-05-03 00:01
#18
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Netherlands Sem0733
Since adding Jamppi ENCE is actually likeable again.
2020-05-02 22:05
1 reply
#47
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Not really, but more so than before.
2020-05-03 00:02
Well played
2020-05-02 22:14
ENCE with Jamppi>>>>ENCE with aleksib
2020-05-02 22:25
2 replies
Thats not true but ence is looking pretty good rn
2020-05-02 22:29
1 reply
yes maybe im talking too soon
2020-05-02 23:07
vs WHO ?
2020-05-02 22:30
god allu!!
2020-05-02 22:39
ENCE double AWP is insane. They probably should just start play mp9 on suNny all the time to farm up money to have double AWP every possible round.
2020-05-02 22:40
1 reply
yes jamppi+allu awp looked very good indeed
2020-05-02 23:08
let xseven still play , kick aerial . xseven 100% better for making gameplay looks good. sergej underformed becoz no xseven for bait or something for him.
2020-05-02 22:41
4 replies
aerial 2nd highest rated for ENCE in this tournment but ok
2020-05-02 23:09
#48
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Seems to me that if/when Jamppi's VAC ban is removed, xseveN's ENCE career is getting to a close.
2020-05-03 00:07
2 replies
im not talking about jampii , jamppi is good player . just aerial makes my brain cant focus to watch ence match , if ence still doing this roster not makes xseven game maker is too bad for em (sorry english)
2020-05-03 02:18
Well, Even If Valve loses that Will take minimum 2-3 years jamppi to compete on majors. Valve Will For sure complain to second stage of court If They lose first one.
2020-05-03 07:51
#36
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Europe Niko0
Allu going to be in top20 again this year. Monstrous performances from the veteran again.
2020-05-02 22:50
1 reply
Indeed grandpa has been playing very well.
2020-05-02 23:05
#44
Jamppi | 
Finland 5way
I just want to remind u guys... Apeks world rank is #68 so dont get too excited :D
2020-05-02 23:50
13 replies
indeed, shitence lesbian cheerleaders are coming out of their caves but I promise they will be sended back to maanpinnalle very soon. Hope autistic snake aerial gets career ending injury
2020-05-03 09:25
12 replies
Raported =D
2020-05-03 10:08
11 replies
expected from ence dogs
2020-05-03 11:26
10 replies
Nice youtube channel boi =D Go suck a aleksiBeta tits =D
2020-05-03 12:27
8 replies
I aren't think that
2020-05-03 14:36
7 replies
Lets be friends <3
2020-05-03 17:27
6 replies
Fuck you ugly ass ENCE dog 🤣
2020-05-04 07:23
5 replies
Ty men, my ass is noice
2020-05-04 07:23
4 replies
I aren't friendling with Natu's cock suckers
2020-05-04 07:24
3 replies
Okei meen, soon you will get back to school =)
2020-05-04 07:25
2 replies
I'm studying at Vocational college idiot and even if they opem the second level studies I'm sure none of my classmates are goinh to school because feministilehmä government told us so
2020-05-04 07:26
1 reply
Okey boi, take it iisi and drink sum ES =D
2020-05-04 07:27
#69
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Finland dooddi
Nice youtube channel boi =D Go suck a aleksiBeta tits =D
2020-05-03 13:37
holy shit 1.60 rating ik it's against WH OMEGALUL s but thats still crazy
2020-05-02 23:53
Luckily ENCE can grind these not-volvo tournaments with Jamppi next 10 years.
2020-05-03 00:12
#50
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Poland SebL
Still won't progress without changes.
2020-05-03 00:23
Ence is looking very strong
2020-05-03 01:13
EZ4ENCE against tier 3 (who) opposition👍
2020-05-03 01:42
God ALLU
2020-05-03 07:31
He back baby
2020-05-03 09:37
Ez 4 Ence
2020-05-03 09:55
#64
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Finland knasii
jamppi brings a lot of hype to the ence players i think
2020-05-03 11:32
1 reply
#66
HEN1 | 
Finland 7_up
Hype is real when jamppi plays
2020-05-03 13:17
Good for them for winning, but let's be honest here, this lineup is completely out of balance and there is absolutely no way they will achieve any type of prolonged, consistent success with it. People don't just become top grade IGL's because they were put into the role, it's a personality thing, and if you're not the kind of a guy who can do it then you will never be able to do it, and stuff decided before the games will only get you so far against balanced teams with real IGL's. Kicking aleksib was really, really stupid. If they wanted suNny so bad, they should've kicked Aerial. As they are now, this team will never crack the top 10 in the world, let alone top 5.
2020-05-03 13:21
Allu god
2020-05-03 13:34
#74
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Canada wanderofus
Blast showdown looks like what an actual blast event team list looked like last year
2020-05-03 21:28
tier 884281481248128481251378537812 event
2020-05-04 07:35
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