Nemiga replace GODSENT at IEM Beijing closed qualifier

GODSENT have pulled out of the qualifier at the last minute amidst rumors of possible movement in the European squad.

GODSENT have decided to withdraw from the European closed qualifier for IEM Beijing, HLTV.org has confirmed. Their decision to pull out of the tournament comes just two days after it was reported that ENCE were targeting Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala to replace Jani "⁠Aerial⁠" Jussila, who stepped down from the Finnish team last week to take sick leave.

The GODSENT organization is also reportedly in the middle of talks with currently teamless Flashpoint partner FunPlus Phoenix regarding the transfer of their roster to the Chinese organization.

GODSENT withdrew amid reports of ENCE's interest in zehN

Currently ranked 22nd following a second-place finish at the latest CIS Regional Major Ranking tournament, IEM New York, Nemiga has been invited to replace GODSENT at the IEM Beijing-Haidan Europe closed qualifier after Igor "⁠lollipop21k⁠" Solodkov & co. failed to qualify through the open stage.

The initial matchups have also been released in the meantime, which will see Nemiga take on K23 in the opening round of the double-elimination playoffs. The qualifier will run from October 30-November 2 and will offer two spots at the main event.

The schedule of the first day of the tournament looks as follows:

Friday, October 30
15:00 Russia Spirit vs. Bulgaria FATE
15:00 Europe Endpoint vs. Denmark North
18:00 Belarus Nemiga vs. Kazakhstan K23
18:00 Poland Illuminar vs. Germany Sprout

Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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Belarus Igor 'lollipop21k' Solodkov
Igor 'lollipop21k' Solodkov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
873
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#1
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United States Frotha
Sad
2020-10-29 20:56
4 replies
I dont know who is the unlucky one. Is it STYKO or is it fpx
2020-10-29 21:28
2 replies
probably krystal tbh
2020-10-30 15:38
1 reply
#106
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Argentina Maqu1nola
so sad but true
2020-10-30 17:52
nt alexandre frota, tgirl pornstar
2020-10-30 01:02
#2
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Poland Cryzilian
Yes cause Godsent -> FPX
2020-10-29 20:56
16 replies
wouldn't withdraw from an event just because it got acquired by another party
2020-10-29 21:10
5 replies
They lost zehn to meme Team Ence and are now looking for a replacement
2020-10-29 21:17
4 replies
GOATmeister in
2020-10-29 21:20
3 replies
stand in for faze
2020-10-29 22:53
2 replies
#97
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Brazil pooternd
olofmeister stand out from faze and stand in GODSENT at IEM Beijing Closed Qualifier
2020-10-30 12:16
1 reply
ok
2020-10-30 21:40
#25
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Chile esanchez47
more like zehN leaving and they haven't found a 5th yet
2020-10-29 21:12
9 replies
#26
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Myanmar Jacobiss_
+1
2020-10-29 21:13
zehn playing with allu and natu? I aren't think that
2020-10-29 21:20
7 replies
Zehn has played with allu lot on allus streams lately
2020-10-29 21:27
6 replies
irrelevant
2020-10-29 21:28
5 replies
My point was just that he is in good terms with allu, not that he would be 100% joining.
2020-10-29 21:29
4 replies
kk
2020-10-29 21:30
3 replies
Why so mad lol
2020-10-29 21:31
2 replies
kk means ok mens ))
2020-10-29 21:34
1 reply
kk men ))
2020-10-29 21:46
Nemiga underrated anyways, GL endpoint too
2020-10-29 20:56
GO MENIGA!!!
2020-10-29 20:56
rip sprogdrent
2020-10-29 20:57
#6
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France pol44r
ence zehn 100%
2020-10-29 20:57
15 replies
seriously tho i dont think its a good step for zehn
2020-10-29 20:59
14 replies
#13
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Finland 5way
definetly not
2020-10-29 20:59
5 replies
ence is just in such an unstable position tho. having to play with xseven for the major, relying heavily on ppl carrying them, and now they just lost another really important player in aerial both xseven and aerial were support type players playing the worst positions. who is going to do that now? i agree both jamppi and zehn are great players but does it fit the team? i dont rly know it looks like you just have a finnish faze now all great individual players, but strats are kinda shit, and there will be collisions with the roles if zehn joins
2020-10-29 21:23
4 replies
#56
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Finland 5way
true dat, roles would be big mess but getting IGL instead of zehn would be much better for ENCE
2020-10-29 21:52
3 replies
yes this is my point exactly. they got sunny to igl, tbf its not bad but its a downgrade from aleksib since sunny is not performing as well individually. now was/is their chance to get a decent igl and maybe let sunny play those shit positions but not worry about calling at the same time. i think ence is maybe scared of going international but i think they should because: - half of the team already played in international rosters and jamppi and sergej can adapt - they need an igl but there is no igl in finnish teams who can frag at ences lvl of playing - they cant get aleksib back - there are enough good ingame leaders out there (grab AZR for free lol)
2020-10-29 22:03
2 replies
Azr is still undercontract with 100T
2020-10-29 22:45
1 reply
that is actually true but i dont think for too long
2020-10-29 22:56
I agree, but the paycheck is probably looking better I hope Godsent can find a good replacement
2020-10-29 21:18
5 replies
true, i feel sad for godsent they really build something and i hope they still qualify for the major after potential point deductions
2020-10-29 21:28
#57
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United States burzeus
they could also just get maikelele back hes still on the bench
2020-10-29 21:56
3 replies
I think that bridge has been burned with all the drama surrounding his exit from the active lineup
2020-10-29 21:56
2 replies
#59
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United States burzeus
well most of that was related to zehN and even krystal wouldnt mind having him back , depends on the other 2 ,im sure devilwalk would be neutral about this aswell
2020-10-29 21:57
1 reply
Not sure really, those ‚lele calls‘ he seemed to make occasionally (what was nothing more than false information on purpose) are a huge deal breaker IMO Also this guy is crazy anyway, just leave him in the retirement zone
2020-10-29 22:19
I would say it’s good for Ence but bad for Zehn.
2020-10-29 21:23
Absolutely not. Zehn should stay in GOD. The team is good and have been able to be a pain to top teams if everyone gets fragging. Dunno why he'd want to go to ENCE except the sole reason of finnish lineup
2020-10-30 00:48
#7
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Finland Cucumber))
noooo
2020-10-29 20:58
#8
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
ligma vs k23, 322fiesta incoming
2020-10-29 20:58
#9
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Lithuania Edze
NICEEEEEEE
2020-10-29 20:58
#11
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Finland Pitsa31
Nice, ence getting Zehn but still no IGL
2020-10-29 20:59
2 replies
#16
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Finland veganisti
i mean if they really want to compete t1 again they can get rid of jamppi, good player but switching lineup between events doesn't work for them
2020-10-29 21:01
#19
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Finland Cucumber))
Ok if he's joining ENCE then i have a theory that zehN will be IGL he has been micromanaging a lot in GODSENT and probably does 2nd calling but if he joins ENCE hoping that he'll make the team better just by playing then i don't get him going to ENCE instead of going to FPX
2020-10-29 21:03
#12
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Finland veganisti
ence zehn 101% watch allu's stream
2020-10-29 20:59
1 reply
yes
2020-10-29 21:59
#14
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
Ok
2020-10-29 21:00
1 reply
ok
2020-10-29 21:58
#15
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Nice :)
2020-10-29 21:00
Why would zehn go to a worse team?
2020-10-29 21:02
1 reply
Because $$$
2020-10-29 22:20
who is a good option for godsent 5th then? some good ideas?
2020-10-29 21:03
3 replies
I always thought Frozen would be good fit for them
2020-10-29 21:30
fer would be a good pick IMO
2020-10-29 22:21
kreaz Liazz rain
2020-10-29 22:48
Zehn had beef with Maikelele. Did Godsent kick the wrong guy? Krystal Styko etxc played 1 year without salary and stayed together and then?? What happens in the end? A Finish Backstabber. Again, always the fins who are the worst.
2020-10-29 21:05
5 replies
#64
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United States burzeus
ikr +maikelele -zehN (if confirmed only)
2020-10-29 21:59
Dude you got the whole thing wrong.
2020-10-29 22:33
#84
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United Kingdom the_NDR
Maikelele admitted he was in the wrong. The whole team was unhappy with how he was performing
2020-10-30 00:38
2 replies
But he wouldn't backstabb. I really believe Judas was no jew he was Finnish
2020-10-30 04:55
1 reply
#94
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United Kingdom the_NDR
You are aware that maikelele has been kicked over and over for underperforming and being a toxic arsehole, right? A Finn probably made fun of you once, and you couldn't take it huh.
2020-10-30 04:59
lmao rip jesses career
2020-10-29 21:10
#23
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Denmark Alphamon
Why would zehn join a team that can't even play in majors? ENCE seems like a bunch of players with no motivation whatsoever right now.
2020-10-29 21:12
1 reply
I agree that current ENCE is a shitshow and a bad joke but they probably pay better and on top of that zehn can probably stay in Finland and communicate in his mother tongue
2020-10-29 22:23
#24
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Poland SebL
Meh, two teams on pretty similiar level rn., anyway feels like GODSENT deserved it more, but it means that zehN to ENCE is almost confirmed, it's getting interesting.
2020-10-29 21:12
7 replies
How is it same level, when 1 team never gets to play major
2020-10-29 21:32
6 replies
#83
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Poland SebL
Do you really think that how good the team is is determined by how many majors they attended?
2020-10-29 23:56
5 replies
Still "winning major"> "winning anyother event" right ?
2020-10-30 03:13
4 replies
#96
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Poland SebL
Did GODSENT win a Major or what are you talking about?
2020-10-30 10:28
3 replies
I meant playing major is far more respectable than any other event. By playing major zehn had a chance of competing at a higher stake than playing other tournaments
2020-10-30 17:32
2 replies
Hence, "playing for winning a major" > "playing for winning other event"
2020-10-30 17:34
#105
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Poland SebL
Ok, and what the hell do you even mean by saying it now?
2020-10-30 17:48
Godsent falling apart? G2 could snatch Maden if it comes to that. Would be big.
2020-10-29 21:14
3 replies
why would it be falling apart? sure zehN's a great player but there's tons of talent they can try and get if zehN is actually even leaving
2020-10-29 21:18
2 replies
Zehn >>> any other avaliable talent atm
2020-10-29 21:37
1 reply
If FPX is still willing to buy them assuming zehN goes to ENCE, they can just buy someone out from another team
2020-10-29 21:34
eZ for speed4k
2020-10-29 21:20
#33
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Finland Khroni
Please let this be for fpx not zehn joining ence
2020-10-29 21:20
1 reply
#86
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United Kingdom the_NDR
i hope neither mens(((
2020-10-30 00:39
#35
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Slovakia Daev0n
Why would zehN join a dead meme team? All GODSENT needed was -kRYSTAL +AZR and they could have been a Top 10 team
2020-10-29 21:22
2 replies
+1
2020-10-29 21:26
true
2020-10-29 21:58
Expected from pros from nemiga
2020-10-29 21:24
#50
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Slovakia Daev0n
zehN: "I want to kill my career." ENCE: "Say no more."
2020-10-29 21:32
Sick leave turns into joining a different team. Not shady at all.
2020-10-29 21:40
Such a bad move if zehN goes to ENCE... :(
2020-10-29 21:45
cool
2020-10-29 21:58
#66
roeJ | 
Germany L1lK1M
Nemiga > Godsent, so nice!
2020-10-29 22:03
#67
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United States rad1ey
Just sub in Jampii :>
2020-10-29 22:04
cool
2020-10-29 22:31
#74
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Russia Syonamaru
Good opportunity for nemiga
2020-10-29 22:35
#75
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Hungary szia
GL guys
2020-10-29 22:44
Zehn ist actually a pretty good player But ENCE will ruin his career
2020-10-29 22:51
#81
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Finland pmon
Perfect timing for ENCE? 1) GODSENT would get some cash, and no need to pay Zehn (I guess he is the most expensive player in the lineup) 2) GODSENT could continue with the old organization. 3) There could be an option for GODSENT to loan/sign Zehn/Jamppi/Aerial, because ENCE would have 5-7 players in the lineup.
2020-10-29 23:24
-zehn - krystal + liazz + azr
2020-10-29 23:54
nemiga bots
2020-10-30 00:38
That would be solid downgrade for zehN tho :)) Maybe -krystal +azr makes sense?
2020-10-30 00:41
welcome fpx
2020-10-30 01:05
this is a certified big nut moment
2020-10-30 03:46
#95
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Russia HikZ
worst move ever
2020-10-30 07:39
#98
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Brazil Gunzel
huge downgrade for zehn.
2020-10-30 13:14
#99
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United States Gonginator
Come on...just sign the deal with FPX god damnit. Don't sell zehN to ENCE because that team is a car wreck and will ruin his career.
2020-10-30 15:37
+ espiranto would be great
2020-10-30 16:27
#102
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Poland BAN_ANIME
+azr, -krystal, +one more?
2020-10-30 16:56
ENCE? That team that was second two years ago and since then they suck? What a stupid choice, zehN.
2020-10-30 18:28
How it would be a bad move for zehN? Both teams has been around the same standings lately, but ENCE has been playing like shit, and mostly because of player that zehN would replace. zehN + some motivational kicking in the sergejs ass = EZ4ENCE
2020-10-30 19:04
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