Snappi: "ENCE has been nothing but good for me"

The Danish captain spoke about his first weeks with the international team in the latest episode of 'HLTV Confirmed'.

Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer was signed by ENCE in January to help bring order to a team that had been left in disarray just weeks earlier. Their issues were laid bare in December when Aleksi "⁠allu⁠" Jalli was publicly criticised by then-teammate Miikka "⁠suNny⁠" Kemppi and former members of the team while he appeared as a guest on the 'HLTV Confirmed' podcast to discuss ENCE's disappointing results in 2020 and the controversial removal of Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen from the lineup in 2019.

After that huge blow, ENCE launched an internal review into the issues and hit the reset button, keeping just allu, Joonas "⁠doto⁠" Forss, and head coach Eetu "⁠sAw⁠" Saha from the old roster, and bringing in Snappi, Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha, and Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi.

ENCE are already starting to reap the rewards of the new path they are taking, with the team having qualified for the ESL Pro League playoffs following victories over MOUZ, G2, and Vitality. Snappi appeared on Tuesday as a guest on the 'HLTV Confirmed' podcast and revealed why he joined ENCE despite the turmoil.

Snappi joined ENCE after a brief spell with c0ntact

"I received a lot of good offers during the off-season, but I felt that this ENCE offer was very intriguing because I think allu is a very underrated AWPer," Snappi explained. "ENCE has been nothing but good for me. I’m getting along with allu amazingly and I can’t see why I wouldn't. We are very straightforward in the sense that we talk to each other as soon as a problem arises."

According to the Danish in-game leader, everyone in the team should be able to speak with each other to address internal issues, and they have a sports psychologist to help them with just that. "When you spend 40 hours a week practicing, you’ll get f**king annoyed at some people, that’s just how it is," he said. "So we have to have this kind of space where we got two hours at the end of the week to talk about whatever happened."

Despite being the captain, Snappi is not the one in charge of the team. sAw has taken the reins of the project as ENCE opted to take some of the power away from the players — which is starting to become a pattern in the competitive scene.

"We call him the big boss," Snappi said, laughing. "Obviously, as an in-game leader I have more of a say on how we play, but I think that everyone in the team is kind of equal. sAw is the one who will eventually say how something goes if we cannot find an agreement inside the team."

The Danish tactician was contacted by sAw, allu and doto during the off-season, with dycha also high on the team's list of priorities at the time. Spinx and Thomas "⁠TMB⁠" Bundsbæk were both considered for the final spot before the Dane eventually joined MAD Lions.

The Israeli youngster has proved to be a solid addition to ENCE's lineup, finishing the ESL Pro League group stage as the team's highest-rated player (1.05). Snappi had nothing but praise for Spinx, whom he knew from their time together in c0ntact.

"His work ethic and mentality are among the best that I have ever seen," ENCE's captain said. "He just tries to learn every single day and get better and better. A player like that just progresses fast and he’s just a good guy to have on your team because he never creates problems. I have no doubt that Spinx is going to stay at the top for a long time. He’s just that good."

ENCE re-entered the top 30 last week off the back of their success in the ESL Pro League group stage. Snappi said that there are still "a lot of gaps to fix" and noted that tactical discipline alone won't be enough for the team to continue to move up the rankings.

"I think most of my teams had always a pretty good tactical foundation and just by having that you can get pretty far," he said. "The rest that is going to push you is the individual talent because if you’re competing against the likes of Astralis and Vitality, then having a system is just not enough, you also need to shoot better.

"For me, we have more time to improve and we're definitely not there yet. Almost everyone in the team can play even better, so I don't think the ESL Pro League group run was an overperformance, but I guess time will tell, right?"

You can access the full VOD of Tuesday's episode of 'HLTV Confirmed' below.

Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1204
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
157
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Finland Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Age:
29
Team:
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
517
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1566
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1295
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
418
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forss
Joonas 'doto' Forss
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
478
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Kappa
2021-03-24 21:30
1 reply
hehe
2021-03-24 22:10
#2
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Serbia XD___
ok nice
2021-03-24 21:31
1 reply
veri najs
2021-03-24 21:31
#3
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Poland Spanksss
nice
2021-03-24 21:31
#4
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Finland Cucumber))
good
2021-03-24 21:31
yes men!
2021-03-24 21:31
Alksi bot
2021-03-24 21:31
#8
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Sweden MaNiHa
who?
2021-03-24 21:31
4 replies
#18
LNZ | 
Kazakhstan byltby
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA +1
2021-03-24 21:39
Snappi
2021-03-24 22:11
#53
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT
Snapapi
2021-03-25 08:47
Sinappi
2021-03-25 22:29
ez4enc
2021-03-24 21:31
nice
2021-03-24 21:31
#11
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Europe Velurom
Good luck!
2021-03-24 21:33
#12
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Turkey 69kagan
Kappa
2021-03-24 21:33
EZ4ENCE EZ4GODALLU
2021-03-24 21:35
wait few months and allu will kick u :)
2021-03-24 21:35
ez4ence
2021-03-24 21:37
Dear Snappi, any team that for some reason takes you in is "nothing but good for you"
2021-03-24 21:38
3 replies
contact was bad for him
2021-03-24 22:27
2 replies
#49
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Bosnia and Herzegovina filipasas
+1
2021-03-25 01:53
#63
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Finland Cucumber))
+1
2021-03-25 12:48
This statement was made by ENCE management gang
2021-03-24 21:39
MEGA Snappi gl (Make ENCE Great Again)
2021-03-24 21:40
Good to hear
2021-03-24 21:42
#21
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Germany Nachofish
okay
2021-03-24 21:45
#22
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Europe KappaKaako
What the fuck is this lineup i havent watched cs consistantly in bout 1-1.5yrs. latest thing i watched was bot major xdd.
2021-03-24 21:50
not even great?
2021-03-24 21:51
#25
GrOgY | 
Europe Daudy
Dont worry guys it just took them 1 year when they kicked aleksi to rebuild. If they kicked allu instead they would get 1 year of top10 ence.
2021-03-24 21:52
12 replies
0/8 cry kid
2021-03-24 22:01
3 replies
#32
GrOgY | 
Europe Daudy
How am i crying? DId i hit your soft spot? Did truth trigger you?
2021-03-24 22:11
2 replies
Cry...give us something new..
2021-03-25 10:04
1 reply
#62
GrOgY | 
Europe Daudy
So i tell the truth and i am the one crying? Allu fans malding
2021-03-25 11:29
allu very good up&coming tier 2 player
2021-03-24 22:29
1 reply
#41
GrOgY | 
Europe Daudy
LULW
2021-03-24 22:30
How fking retarded are you? I like aleksib and ofc dislike his benching but ence was and isäntä anything without allu. Btw top 3 awp np No joke
2021-03-24 23:14
1 reply
#47
GrOgY | 
Europe Daudy
Ence with aleksi but without allu > what happened IRL
2021-03-24 23:23
Don't worry, it took only 1 year for Aleksib to mess up with OG. So allu = aleksib. :)
2021-03-25 17:52
3 replies
#67
GrOgY | 
Europe Daudy
So issaa being shit online and NBK being unstable af in org where CS division is afterthought is aleksis fault? I swear to god every allu fanboy is inbred form Savo
2021-03-25 18:18
2 replies
You got freaking baited :DDD
2021-03-25 19:08
1 reply
#69
GrOgY | 
Europe Daudy
2021-03-25 19:09
nice
2021-03-24 21:53
ez4ence
2021-03-24 21:54
Expected from god org and god allu
2021-03-24 22:01
1 reply
You sir deserve a medal (Y)
2021-03-24 23:35
EZ 4 ENCE
2021-03-24 22:10
That was a great episode. ENCE is looking promising. GL!
2021-03-24 22:11
Finns needs scandinavians to stay relevant. Sigh. Allu ruined it
2021-03-24 22:16
Marco: "ENCE HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT GOOD FOR ME"
2021-03-24 22:16
The statement about ""When you spend 40 hours a week practicing, you’ll get f**king annoyed at some people" couldn't be more true.
2021-03-24 22:26
scandinavians need allu to stay relevant. sigh
2021-03-24 22:30
2 replies
Germans need mouseports to be relevant in cs. Oh lord
2021-03-25 10:06
1 reply
no jermans on mousesports except org being in Hamburg, and they arent relevant anymore
2021-03-25 11:01
#42
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Finland AliSabid
Good for him!
2021-03-24 22:36
let just cut it to SNAPPI: "ENCE HAS BEEN NOTHING
2021-03-24 23:14
#50
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
Big "Saw " boss
2021-03-25 05:43
Snappi is the best thing that has happened to ENCE since Major Grand Finals. I think hes going to lead ENCE to TOP10 ez.
2021-03-25 07:41
#52
alex | 
Poland SebL
Maybe they realised what they did wrong as an organistation and now they are good, maybe allu lost his power, anyway GJ ENCE, seems like the progress is there. GL.
2021-03-25 07:53
#54
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT
Gained respect for Snappi
2021-03-25 08:51
#57
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Ukraine futplxyer
good guy snappi
2021-03-25 10:00
Wait a little bit more.
2021-03-25 12:50
I've embraced the Allu. Gnome mercy. Allu is the ol' punisher. He's still got it. You don't lose your mechanical skills under 30 years old at all. Only after 30+ years your reaction time etc. starts to slowly decline. There is no excuse for older players to be washed up, in fact they should be better because of their experience. I guess the problem is not practicing hard enough like the young ones for some. Besides none of the Finnish riflers were especially good to begin with in the original Ence (sure they were all okay, Sergej sometimes very promising) but they had no real star players. I'm okay with this new Ence. I just wished that maybe SuNny would have been a succesful part of this new team but oh well. The current Ence lineup just seems good to go as it is. The former Ence lost way too many gun rounds due to just bad individual plays. They won against players more individually skilled because of teamplay sure. Optimally you would have skilled individuals with good teamplay though.
2021-03-25 13:14
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