ENCE seek new head coach as Twista transitions to analyst role

The Finnish organisation has opened applications for the coach role and does not rule out hiring a foreigner.

ENCE have annouced that they are looking for a new head coach for their Counter-Strike team after Slaava "⁠Twista⁠" Räsänen was on Monday slapped with a 15.75-month ban by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) for using the spectator bug for competitive advantage. Twista has been moved to an analyst role, a position that he and ENCE believe "fits his strengths the best way."

Twista had been suspended by ENCE on September 11 after admitting to using the bug in 2017 during his time as iGame.com's coach. According to the report issued by ESIC on Monday, he exploited the bug in all 47 rounds of a Minor qualifier match against Tricked and in six rounds of a HellCase Cup game against Spirit Academy.

ENCE offered their support to Twista

In a statement, the Finnish organisation noted that it "supports ESIC's conclusion" and reiterated its commitment to protecting the integrity of esports. However, it insisted that Twista "has shown exceptional work ethic and moral, and his track record is undeniable", and noted that it "does not want his past mistakes to define his future with us".

"Slaava has done an exceptional job in our organization and we have no negative feelings towards him or his job he has put in to our team during his time in ENCE," ENCE general manager Niklas "Willkey" Ojalainen said.

ENCE added that they will be looking for an experienced candidate to take over the team, "regardless of nationality". Twista, a former Counter-Strike player, joined ENCE as coach in August 2018, guiding the team to victory at StarSeries i-League Season 6, DreamHack Open Winter 2018 and BLAST Pro Series Madrid 2019. He also led the team to the final of the IEM Katowice 2019 Major, where they were lost the title to Astralis.

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lmao RIP ence
2020-09-30 17:59
he be filming behind the players now
2020-09-30 18:00
Ence seek new bug abuser??
2020-09-30 18:51
I am only one who is disgusted how ENCE support openly cheating and cheaters? 1) Natu cheated in 1.6 and got caught, got ban but didn't respect it and played under alias and got caught again ( there is even hltv news about it for those who didn't know: hltv.org/news/4408/top-10-players-caught.. ) 2) Jamppi is the most known busted finnish cheater, they took him now when its online tournament time thanks of coronavirus 3) Twista, got one of longest sentence after getting caught coach cheating bug abuse, they just changed his role name, still behind players in events
2020-09-30 19:11
lmao mad
2020-09-30 19:06
2020-10-10 12:43
Poland morosek
One word: Desperation
2020-09-30 19:14
why isnt simple on that ban list ?
2020-09-30 19:16
He wasn't banned in 2010
2020-09-30 19:22
1) happened in 2005, you weren't even born back then 2) Giving someone a second chance is a good thing, not a bad one (also has nothing to do with the online era, they're going to use him on LANs as well) 3) Used a bug back in 2017 when he was on iGame, also almost all of the other teams doing the exact same thing. + Astralis is probably the scummiest org out of the biggest ones
2020-09-30 19:27
natu cheated in ClanBase match when he was already a pro player. In Finnish "ClanBase scene" many high level players had fun/trolled with various hacks during that time. For outsider today it can look like a serious thing but during that time people kind of thought that "it's just cb, no one cares". Only the tryhard clanbase admins took it seriously :) About using the "fake name" in CB, lul that is the same thing, not one pro or semi-pro took CB very seriously and played with multiple hlid's(id before steam id). He probably had another hlid for clanbase so he could play with his mates. Otherwise the noobs in the opponent team would check his hlid and take forfeit win after the lost match.
2020-09-30 19:39
and even though that kind of behaviour was a shitty thing to do to the opponent team in clanbase, you still think after 15 years he should be punished for it? =D he might even be out of jail already if he killed someone in 2005
2020-09-30 19:45
Yugoslavia RiggedShit
So if you dont play seriously you can use cheats? It was just a joke, nice new excuse.
2020-09-30 20:37
Well no but using cheats in a casual match isn't comparable to cheating in an actual competitive match or a pro match
2020-10-01 00:27
Dude, it was huge thing back then, everyone talked about it and people demanded longer bans for natu, my big brother told me about this
2020-09-30 20:49
Yes it was big news but the actual ”crime” was not that serious as it would be today. He was not banned from anywhere else than CB if I recall correctly, he continued his pro career after the incident. That gives you some idea how things were back then compared to now. I was also active in CS during that period and actually beat natu’s mixteam in LAN event few years later :-)) Anyway, what ever people think about it, to me it is silly to think of natu as a cheater because of that incident.
2020-09-30 21:13
natu known hacker in finnish scene
2020-10-01 01:40
dRiim why you quitted so early? You quitted just when real money came to cs Just sad when thinking all the time you invested to cs
2020-10-01 03:55
the game was just so garbage in 2013 so i couldn't force myself into playing it... and im old
2020-10-01 04:04
Since when over ~+30years is old? I heard some ex pros say that reflexes get too slow fps FPS games when you get older, is that true?
2020-10-02 02:59
if you keep the reaction time/flicking game strong then u can be like f0rest i guess... but he is a minority of older players so...
2020-10-02 08:44
So you think that most players lose too much reflex time in older age to stay at very top? You wouldn't be first to say it, but never actually ask finnish person about it
2020-10-02 14:41
i think younger people take more 40/60% chance frags and the confidence is something that floats their boat...
2020-10-04 04:37
do you feel like you born too early when you think salaries these days? you would be rich man already if you were young now, got model csgo playing girlfriend, being international superstar, whole world open to do what ever you want and whole world to explore with millions in bankroll
2020-10-08 01:03
i'm not sure all pros have millions in bankroll... i'm completely happy with the model girl i have right now who doesnt spend time playing computer 24/7 xd
2020-10-08 08:30
well, not all pros are actual pros like lurppis said that there have been problem in cs that for ages people have called many players pro who actually aren't real pro (=professional player, who get his living from gaming and live to play and play in biggest tournaments), but if you watch liquidpedia, most pros _nowaydays_ actually are millionares if you count their +15 000€/month salaries + sticker money which is huge nowadays and girl cs go players don't need to play 24/7 like men, they just need to look sexy and hot and people(nerd who dont get laid irl) give ten tons of money in twitch ;)
2020-10-12 22:25
for me playing on pro level = pro. but its up to interpretation
2020-10-13 11:39
Finland Fzk_
Smurfing is equally distasteful, even in FaceIT and Matchmaking, yet both are irrelevant to the pro scene. If you cheat on top of that, well that's just rude.
2020-10-01 05:08
Yugoslavia RiggedShit
Yep ence seems pretty fishy org. So many cheaters in that team + how they handled that aleksib situation, like rats behinds hes back.
2020-09-30 20:42
yet if you know ENCE org they're anything but, pretty weird
2020-09-30 20:47
Yugoslavia RiggedShit
i can confirm really weird
2020-09-30 20:49
you should read about lahti 2001 doping scandal, cheating is in our blood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIS_Nordic_World_S..
2020-09-30 21:11
Wow, you should just told that you used lip balm like norwegians Cheat like norway and you can continue doing it
2020-10-01 03:38
yeah, i guess lmao. the ski team doctor lost his doping bag in a gas station lmao :D then some random guy found out it was the official ski team doctor bag full of doping and they got caught xD well played
2020-10-01 10:08
2020-10-01 11:36
RIP Mika Myllylä
2020-10-01 12:29
The "random guy" was docventures Riku.
2020-10-01 21:54
This guy: Riku Rantala ?
2020-10-02 03:12
That guy.
2020-10-02 21:45
Is him in this video? youtube.com/watch?v=OnQRK8gXDvI Is he alcoholic or something?
2020-10-02 23:28
You should watch the full episodes of Madventures, those are just the drinking clips. Best travel show ever.
2020-10-03 02:41
He is Finnish.. I think that should answer your question.
2020-10-05 20:52
troll or retard..
2020-10-07 14:58
Finland KieZuZ
They dont support Jamppi or Twista regarding cheating. None of this nonsense happened while they we're in ENCE. Any sensible human being knows it is total BS that Jamppi cannot play offline in Majors because he is connected to a smurf account which has been VAC banned (while there are players who cheated when they we're pro and can play). Twista clearly abused this bug and got punished by it and benched from coach role for about 1.5 years which is forever in this sport. Imagine this kind of scandal in any other sport
2020-10-08 20:05
Finland SininenMF
2020-09-30 17:59
Are you on drugs?
2020-09-30 17:59
Yes to both you and comment OP
2020-09-30 20:42
Spunj doesnt like us finns
2020-09-30 19:07
Who can they get tho - almost all coaches are banned or taken?
2020-09-30 17:59
yangile upcoming Finnish talent, very 200iq
2020-09-30 18:02
Finland Villeeeh
nt he only knows how to rush underpass in mirage nothing else #1 bot in finland
2020-09-30 18:08
United Kingdom zyrexxi
+1 because of name expected from tactical_genius and not mastermind
2020-09-30 18:13
Finland Jolkkoswag
2020-09-30 18:36
Finland veganisti
+1 he very smart and kind
2020-09-30 19:36
naSu would be good choice. He was igl when he played cs and he has experience for coaching.
2020-09-30 18:54
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
2020-09-30 17:59
2020-09-30 18:00
No coaches in Finland
2020-09-30 18:01
Twista got punished way too hard in comparison to many others. Should have been 10 months at most.
2020-09-30 18:01
He didn't admit everything his own fault could have up 45% instead he took 12,5 reduction.
2020-09-30 18:05
He said he can't remember that another match, which caused the reduction to be only 12,5%. Doesn't dispute it though. Also #24
2020-09-30 18:17
can't remember is his own fault. And he didn't even try to find another match. So nobody to blame except himself.
2020-09-30 18:49
agreed but still quite harsh compared to some others
2020-09-30 19:16
Ger is right, punishment is understandable
2020-09-30 19:24
Yeah, understandable, although a bit frustrating since he couldn't even remember the case
2020-09-30 20:42
Finland neksu
According to the report issued by ESIC on Monday, he exploited the bug in all 47 rounds of a Minor qualifier match against Tricked i think thats more than fair tbh
2020-09-30 18:05
47+6 in another match (which he didn't remember). The limit for stricter penalty was 50 rounds.
2020-09-30 18:17
Finland JooonsMO
kind of bullshit to count the rounds since majority of couches used the bug till the end of the map. Twista had bad luck that the map was long one...
2020-09-30 18:33
2020-09-30 18:48
0/8 deserved ban imo
2020-09-30 19:39
imagine sitting in there abusing bug for _47_ rounds, in a professional match and expect not to get caught ))
2020-09-30 19:40
Finland Pitsa31
There is bunch of old veterans in finnish cs go right now, KHRN, Juho and Xarte for example. Even Nasu.
2020-09-30 18:03
Iceland fatboislim
yea but if they want to get back to top 10, they need someone with more experience at high level.
2020-09-30 18:08
xarte has major group stage experience
2020-09-30 18:13
Finland Pitsa31
Xarte would be also good because he have played with almost everyone in Ence
2020-09-30 18:28
Iceland fatboislim
yea but can he bring ence to play their 120%?
2020-09-30 20:12
Finland Pitsa31
True. Ence need coach with balls. Coach who demand lot from players. Coach who is rigorous
2020-09-30 20:15
Iceland fatboislim
not only demand but also give advices how to fulfill those demands.
2020-09-30 20:17
i'm on it...
2020-10-01 01:42
Finland SininenMF
I would rather see them disband than hiring juho as a coach
2020-09-30 18:11
Switzerland zthoui
y though
2020-09-30 18:26
Finland SininenMF
Toxic, no winners mentality, every lineup he is in disbands in few months etc
2020-09-30 18:40
Finland Slyp3
Juho???? Is this a joke lol
2020-09-30 18:36
yeah juho as coach :D
2020-09-30 19:36
Finland Teukkasd
0/8 u must be joking with juho
2020-09-30 19:36
Yugoslavia RiggedShit
Sure take more cheaters :D juho
2020-09-30 20:43
Finland dooddi
juho :DD
2020-09-30 22:21
2020-10-01 01:43
They should sign me 😎
2020-09-30 18:12
Finland 5way
ok men)) call to ence's GM so I can see how good coach u really are 😎👍
2020-09-30 19:17
ENCE lurppis incoming
2020-09-30 18:13
mikko välimaa
2020-09-30 18:14
shox | 
Switzerland Log@n
Hire Tuure Boelius?
2020-09-30 18:25
Finland SunMutsi
too gay tbf, he has to be swedish
2020-09-30 18:43
2020-09-30 18:26
I could coach them i think.
2020-09-30 18:27
2020-09-30 18:29
I've said it before and I'll say it again, get Jethro in the team, now!
2020-09-30 18:30
thats alright
2020-09-30 18:31
Irrelevant team irrelevant news
2020-09-30 18:33
You don't need to read it then
2020-09-30 20:22
Boohoo butthurt fanboy spotted XD
2020-09-30 21:59
Finland Stonkamies
That is actually not even bad for ence, Twista still does 95% of the job and someone has to just cheer them up during games. EZ4ENCE
2020-09-30 18:36
2020-09-30 18:47
I mean...they do not have a lot of options tbh. Natu? Maybe...i mean, he works within Ence already, but idk. NaSu? If they manage to talk him out of retirement diSTURBED? Maybe, but idk if HAVU want to let him go.
2020-09-30 18:38
Finland Stonkamies
2020-09-30 18:39
Finland SunMutsi
Natu has a family so i don't think he would ever want to go back to coaching. Dunno about NaSu really. I don't think disturbed has the experience to make ENCE shine "again". International coach is the best bet imo.
2020-09-30 18:47
damn now the coaches even get promoted for cheating seriously valve should speak up and ban any team from major that still employees one of the coaches
2020-09-30 18:40
I think it's gonna be me. I just hope I'm ready.
2020-09-30 18:43
Europe letqpena
It's gonna be Mike Middleground
2020-09-30 18:47
has he ever been IGLing? i know he is very good in microsituations, good utility usage etc but has he an interest for the tactical side on a bigger scale??
2020-09-30 19:04
Guatemala Bullyzoid
they should hire Milan Jaff upcoming big talent
2020-09-30 18:57
They should definitely deport him yes! Tush case!!!
2020-09-30 19:19
disturbed legggoooo
2020-09-30 19:18
Great decision I think.
2020-09-30 19:19
2020-09-30 19:24
This is exactly what faze needs to do with ynk
2020-09-30 19:30
banned player, banned coach what's next? banned team?
2020-09-30 19:31
Yeah, they're basically Finnished...
2020-09-30 19:43
dRiim | 
Finland dRiim
i mean i am a nobrainer...
2020-09-30 19:32
Finland Faust_fSt
I don't think that's the right type of "no brain" they are looking for, to add up with miqaqu, natu and sunny.
2020-10-01 11:21
ahihi xDD
2020-10-01 11:31
Ukraine YUR4S
im a good coach just add me
2020-09-30 19:33
Finland Teukkasd
jOELZ ez for god himself
2020-09-30 19:36
Time to bring Mr.Tesla back from brazil
2020-09-30 19:38
Finland Faust_fSt
Yeah, he did an amazing job as MiBR's GM.
2020-10-01 11:20
natu incoming?
2020-09-30 19:44
I can help you guys, Just PM me and I can coach you. Never failed anything in my life, very dedicated.
2020-09-30 19:49
Good. They cheated.
2020-09-30 20:19
Twista did, Ence didn't.
2020-09-30 20:47
Finland drinn
Coach is a part of the team as well. But honestly I think coaches are more like analysts in CS than sport coaches, so this is a good step to CS scene in general. Looking at HUNDEN for example. In CS they are just leading 5- or 6-man groups.
2020-09-30 20:55
But he did not cheat while coaching ence
2020-09-30 22:23
Finland drinn
Jamppi hasn't cheated, when he has been a part of ENCE. Free Jamppi? Comparing like this it would be not fair to Jamppi receiving life-time ban.
2020-09-30 22:59
Yeah but can not say Ence has cheated, ence has cheaters tho.
2020-09-30 23:00
Yugoslavia RiggedShit
This brings to my mind finnish ski team in lahti ski wc, the whole team was cheating (doping)
2020-09-30 20:48
2020-09-30 22:30
coach xarte when
2020-09-30 23:03
Could be GeT_RiGhT as he is benched, having a lot experience, and already being friends with Allu.
2020-10-01 01:02
Poland kvvach
2020-10-01 12:59
2020-10-01 05:25
Not so ez4ence
2020-10-01 11:17
embarrassment of an org imagine allowing a cheat to stay on in another role - oh wait nvm this is the second cheat they've kept on, what a joke
2020-10-01 16:32
Finland BlasuS
time for naSu to come back ))
2020-10-01 22:01
2020-10-01 23:30
i'm better
2020-10-08 19:52
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