ENCE reveal new international lineup
The Finnish organization has decided to go the international route with three new signings.
ENCE have announced the signing of Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer, Lotan "Spinx" Giladi, and Paweł "dycha" Dycha, who have completed the organization's new lineup. Meanwhile, Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen has been placed on the bench due to his ban from Valve-affiliated events.
The organization explained the thought process behind the changes thoroughly. In the process, they revealed that their stand-in at 2020's last events, Tuomas "SADDYX" Louhimaa, impressed in his trial but that the organization didn't have a place for him in the lineup, in the end.
The overhaul of the lineup was a result of interpersonal issues and tension between some of the former roster's core members, which came to light late last year as Jere "sergej" Salo and Miikka "suNny" Kemppi took to Twitter to criticize Aleksi "allu" Jalli because of his conduct as a teammate.
The organization admitted that the Finnish veteran wasn't "a perfect teammate," but stressed that there were multiple people responsible for the team's choices, adding that the allegations against allu and singling him out as the sole reason behind the team's problems were "far from the truth."
In the meantime, the coach has also been made fully responsible for the lineup in the organization's attempt to further professionalize the structure. "I think this is good progress, it takes away the pressure, burden and responsibility of making player choices from the players," sAw shared. "From now I will make those decisions and be fully accountable for the results that come with it."
Two of the team's newest additions, Snappi and Spinx, last played together under the c0ntact banner, before they were made available for transfer late last year as the American organization decided to evaluate its options. dycha joins the team from Sprout, where he was inactive for the past two months as the organization returned to an all-German lineup for 2021.
ENCE now fields the following roster:
Eetu "sAw" Saha (coach)