ENCE, HAVU to face off for Nordic Masters spot

The two teams will go head to head for the first time since 2019 hoping to secure a spot in the BLAST Premier Showdown qualifier.

Finnish esports platform Pelaajatcom has announced that the country's two household names in Counter-Strike, ENCE and HAVU, will meet on March 12 in the Pelaajatcom Series Showoff. The winner of this best-of-three clash will earn a spot in the $25,000 Nordic Masters, one of the regional qualifiers for the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown.

This will be the first official match between the two teams since the grand final of the ASUS ROG Winter event, in February 2019. Aleksi "⁠allu⁠" Jalli is the only player who remains on ENCE from that title-winning team, while Lasse "⁠ZOREE⁠" Uronen and Olli "⁠sLowi⁠" Pitkänen are still plying their trade for HAVU.

ENCE, who moved away from their Finnish roots at the start of the year and built an international team with players from four different countries, finished 5th-8th in their first tournament with the new lineup, Snow Sweet Snow 1. HAVU went through the Snow Sweet Snow 2 Regionals almost unscathed and beat MIBR in their first match in the main tournament with strong performances from Sami "⁠xseveN⁠" Laasanen and Jani "⁠Aerial⁠" Jussila, who were both signed from ENCE last year.

The Pelaajatcom Series Showoff will be streamed live on Pelaajatcom's Twitch channel from 17:00 . The losing side will have another shot at qualification for the Nordic Masters through the Pelaajatcom Spring Series.

Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1435
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
869
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1550
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
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Ence?
2021-03-02 13:12
1 reply
#15
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United Kingdom ChuMatrix
Who?
2021-03-02 13:17
#3
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Israel KaL1L
lets go spinx
2021-03-02 13:13
ENCE LULW
2021-03-02 13:13
??? KEKW
2021-03-02 13:13
EZ4ENCE
2021-03-02 13:13
Ence gonna get fakd
2021-03-02 13:14
2 replies
They will be rekted
2021-03-02 16:40
1 reply
#85
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Finland OGx
ez 4 testo
2021-03-02 18:28
best finnish team with godlike awper ZOREE vs who?
2021-03-02 13:14
2 replies
#57
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Finland epeape15
dycha
2021-03-02 14:28
#86
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Finland OGx
allub
2021-03-02 18:28
ez4dycha
2021-03-02 13:14
#12
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Belarus ChecksOut
ence vs ENCE
2021-03-02 13:16
#13
ropz | 
India icle
HAVUJA PERKELE!
2021-03-02 13:16
#14
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Bosnia and Herzegovina xdkeroo
ez4ence
2021-03-02 13:17
#HAVUJA
2021-03-02 13:17
#18
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Finland Cucumber))
HAVU TAKES IT
2021-03-02 13:20
Ez HAVU but dont really see how this is news
2021-03-02 13:21
HAVUJA PERKELE
2021-03-02 13:21
#21
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Slovakia surotvsk
EZ4ENCE
2021-03-02 13:21
snake allu v victims, ooohhh xseveN gonna go mad
2021-03-02 13:22
#24
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Finland Mig3
EZ4ENCE
2021-03-02 13:23
POG!
2021-03-02 13:25
#26
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Slovakia xaboff
The Battle of Finland
2021-03-02 13:26
#28
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Finland spurku
Havuja perkele
2021-03-02 13:29
Tier1 event in Finland 😳😳
2021-03-02 13:30
3 replies
Yeah...White Death (Simo Häyhä) versus...did you guys have any other renowned sniper?
2021-03-02 13:39
2 replies
#41
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United Kingdom novaseer
does allu count as a renowned sniper?
2021-03-02 13:46
1 reply
It depends on who enters the server, either bot or god allu. Technically speaking both are renowned, but for different reasons.
2021-03-02 13:49
EZ4ENCE spinx israel god and dycha polish pride is too much for havu
2021-03-02 13:30
2 replies
#34
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Israel Redku
+1
2021-03-02 13:35
+1
2021-03-02 14:36
#32
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Finland Paleale
ALLUU vastapalloon !!
2021-03-02 13:32
#33
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Finland Nollegee
This will be interesting!
2021-03-02 13:32
EZ FOR HAVU HAVUJA
2021-03-02 13:36
Testosami will trash these noobs
2021-03-02 13:36
1 reply
+1
2021-03-03 14:39
How intense
2021-03-02 13:36
1 reply
Rather.
2021-03-02 22:35
best finnish team vs Polish-Danish-Israeli-Finnish team aerial & xseven will eat allu's balls
2021-03-02 13:39
1 reply
Definitely the best Polish-Danish-Israeli-Finnish team in a long time, maybe even the best of all time!
2021-03-02 13:46
Why is this an article tho?
2021-03-02 13:47
6 replies
Havu's and Ence's fans have waited for this match so easy clicks from them.
2021-03-02 13:58
4 replies
#65
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Do ENCE fans still exist? All the finnish flags have switched to HAVU flair from what I can tell.
2021-03-02 15:09
3 replies
Probably not really fans anymore but those who are interested still to watch how they play
2021-03-02 15:19
I wish for them to succeed. Although considering this match, I think I'll lean ever so slightly towards HAVU side.
2021-03-02 22:38
I started being ENCE fan when they signed since 2016 and when they signed allu in 2017 december and even tho there was so much drama when aleksib got kicked and every one left I still like ence and ofc I lost some respect for them but still
2021-03-03 12:24
Relevant to ask why there are news from T3 and below then
2021-03-02 14:00
EZ4XSEVEN
2021-03-02 13:48
EZ4POMO
2021-03-02 13:50
HAVU revenge on ALLU?
2021-03-02 14:00
#48
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Finland ballu609
Pomo will destroy rat snake allu
2021-03-02 14:00
Olvari top1 caster
2021-03-02 14:07
10 replies
this, I only watch pelaajatcom streams if I wanna watch games in finnish broadcasts. Telia have stupid casters, stimby who is radical political leftist, and shit caster anyway and then we have tombhaa who is clearly shit caster as well. Elisa tries hard to be good but stimby and tomi are also shit casters so only way you can watch finnish broadcasts is paskatuottajas productions. Yes, Olvari top 1
2021-03-02 15:28
9 replies
#74
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Finland xEd123
Ok
2021-03-02 16:25
#87
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Finland OGx
opinion on robu?
2021-03-02 18:29
1 reply
Used to watch his youtube videos last year but unsubbed when I realized he added adds into videos. I don't have anything bad to say avout robu but I mean atleast for me I felt that hes videos doesnt give me anything extra, everything he tells in the videos I've already read on hltv last week or dekay had reported it
2021-03-02 18:54
EDIT: NO STIMBY NOT LEFTIST, I MEANT WABBIT XDD Stupid me it was typo, Stimby is Elisa caster
2021-03-02 18:56
4 replies
ahahahah, i was wondering wtf you are talking about
2021-03-02 20:24
2 replies
Yes sorry for miscommunication
2021-03-02 20:57
1 reply
np mens
2021-03-02 22:10
Is he? What's that about? Well he doesn't cast that much anymore, sadly. Great voice and smooth formal style. For me he always was THE Finnish caster; can still remember hearing his work first time in the first ever winter Assembly '07. Oh times.
2021-03-02 22:45
t0mbha is sexy tho
2021-03-02 22:23
#51
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Sweden Lordzxz
POG
2021-03-02 14:08
HAVUJA TESTOSAMI JUSSILAS JANI
2021-03-02 14:10
#53
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Finland Doto_top1
most likely ence will win but i wouldn't be surprised if havu wins this. GL to both.
2021-03-02 14:12
#54
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Finland H0rnPub
HAVUJA
2021-03-02 14:12
#56
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Finland vjollila
finns vs traitors HAVUJA
2021-03-02 14:17
EZ for Spinx
2021-03-02 14:36
ZOREE gonna rekt BOT allu or GOD allu gonna rekt ZOREE?
2021-03-02 14:43
#61
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Poland SebL
Should be easy for HAVU, but GL to both teams.
2021-03-02 14:47
#62
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Finland SKESJAK
ez draw
2021-03-02 14:52
HAVUJA
2021-03-02 14:53
#64
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Jordan Zereeni
LETS GO X7
2021-03-02 15:04
Olvari HAS to cast this shit.
2021-03-02 15:33
2 replies
#80
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Finland Lolipowerr
Yeeeees!
2021-03-02 17:09
In mylly english for international audience
2021-03-02 20:25
#70
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Finland satkis
Ez for finland! Ez for havu!
2021-03-02 15:51
#71
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Finland T59
The Finnish team is going to win 100%
2021-03-02 15:53
I bet my house for HAVU.
2021-03-02 16:12
1 reply
#75
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Finland Doto_top1
Ok, see you later.
2021-03-02 16:34
EZ4ENCE BENz PENCE puta dance
2021-03-02 16:14
#76
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Finland 5way
EZ4ENCE
2021-03-02 16:35
HAVU FUCK U LETS GO HAVU
2021-03-02 16:41
Havu will beat Ence most likely
2021-03-02 17:48
Go Havu!
2021-03-02 17:56
#88
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Finland OGx
hmmmm maybe bet 2k on havu??
2021-03-02 18:30
#91
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Romania SanitySP
EZ4HAVU
2021-03-02 18:58
EZ4XSEVEN
2021-03-03 07:23
ez4ence
2021-03-12 17:48
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