ENCE fill out IEM Winter list

Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer's men are the last to qualify for the December event.

ENCE round out the list of teams attending IEM Winter 2021 after a flawless run in the lower bracket of the closed qualifiers. The European mix suffered a 1-2 defeat against FunPlus Phoenix but didn't drop a map afterward, winning three consecutive series to qualify for the main event.

The Snappi-led squad clinched the third spot on offer in the European closed qualifier, behind fnatic and MOUZ, who swept through the upper bracket and locked the first two spots at the European LAN, which is scheduled for December 2-12.

hades was the best performer for ENCE with a 1.22 rating over nine maps

After the disappointing loss to FunPlus Phoenix on the opening round, ENCE quickly swept Complexity 2-0 as European squad had only recently added Aleksi "⁠allu⁠" Jalli to their roster as a temporary stand-in following their decision to bench Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev.

On the second day of the event Snappi and co. made quick work of K23 on Overpass before closing the series on their own map pick of Nuke, completing the 2-0 sweep of the CIS squad.

The last game of the qualifiers saw ENCE get their rematch against FunPlus Phoenix, after the latter had dropped to the lower bracket on the previous day on the back of a loss to fnatic. ENCE took their opponents' map pick of Vertigo 16-12 thanks to the excellent performances of Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi and Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha.

Going into the second map Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk's men forced overtime on Dust2 after a last-minute comeback from 10-15 but were eventually unable to convert the map, losing 19-16 and conceding the last IEM Winter spot to ENCE.

The teams attending IEM Winter are:

Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1062
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1607
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1431
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Major waiting
2021-10-19 20:43
8 replies
#6
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North America ProudNAfan
Allu was the problem
2021-10-19 20:44
7 replies
#22
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United States dusq
unironically agree
2021-10-19 21:05
3 replies
no, he wasn't
2021-10-19 23:12
2 replies
#39
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United States dusq
-1
2021-10-20 05:47
1 reply
-1
2021-10-20 12:57
allu ”two-faced” Toledo was such a sneaky snake that he went over to the opposing team to throw against his own (ex-)team, which he owns a 6,5% share of.
2021-10-19 22:02
2 replies
false, i bought those 6.5% year ago
2021-10-19 23:11
Cringe + false
2021-10-20 02:19
#2
Banjo | 
Finland 5way
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-19 20:43
#3
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Sweden bevern
pog
2021-10-19 20:43
ok but where is major stickers?????
2021-10-19 20:43
2 replies
#8
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Poland sznycel901
tonight
2021-10-19 20:44
1 reply
#25
hades | 
Poland Kiepu
How do you know that?
2021-10-19 21:10
#5
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Poland sznycel901
nice
2021-10-19 20:44
#7
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India iamindian
Major stickers please
2021-10-19 20:44
deserved #EZ4ENCE
2021-10-19 20:44
online event?
2021-10-19 20:45
1 reply
the qualifier was*
2021-10-19 20:46
good job( sad for FPX, rlly like the team and its not rlly working out
2021-10-19 20:45
2 replies
#26
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Greece RedWinter
I'm 100% sure emi is getting the boot, he was like the 3rd-4th choice for the IGL role, and he's best buddies with peca (GM of FPX who also got the boot), and that's probably why he got hired in the first place when the players knew they were getting bought out by FPX
2021-10-19 21:19
1 reply
i kind of hope he is after that suicide on the last round
2021-10-19 21:24
#12
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United States Rayduh
Why not LaN
2021-10-19 20:46
1 reply
it's lan bro
2021-10-19 20:48
Trash Spirit
2021-10-19 20:46
#15
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Europe robo1234
The last map was pretty hard to take so not so easy for ence in the end. Still, they did qualify.
2021-10-19 20:47
#17
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Spain Nepomu
No navi?
2021-10-19 20:48
1 reply
No mens((
2021-10-19 20:56
Ez for dycha and hades
2021-10-19 20:59
It's funny how ENCE had to go to closed qualis, but there are teams that had direct invite even tho had lower ranking :D
2021-10-19 21:00
2 replies
Not on ESL ranking
2021-10-19 22:02
1 reply
Yeah I know. At least at the moment ENCE looks like top 12 team and deserves to be invited to some tournaments directly.
2021-10-20 17:05
Finally a decent event!
2021-10-19 21:05
#23
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Czech Republic BlastTM
noice!
2021-10-19 21:06
#24
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Japan KotpeHead
expected
2021-10-19 21:07
ez4ence
2021-10-19 22:05
I hope they instantly fail. they are so bad mannered, I dont want them or their style to represent the sport.
2021-10-19 22:59
3 replies
#35
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Finland Temathael
What do you mean with bad manners? Doesn't make sense to me
2021-10-19 23:30
2 replies
??? maybe because you are biased as a fin ...
2021-10-20 19:06
1 reply
#50
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Finland Temathael
You could explain. I've never heard anyone call them bad mannered, or noticed anything like that :D
2021-10-20 20:03
#32
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Austria Grundz
Ez4ence
2021-10-19 23:11
iem winter is looking stacked... 9/10 of the top 10 teams right now are gonna be there!
2021-10-20 00:00
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-20 00:47
Who comes up with these rubbish titles lmao I thought ence filled out some list like you fill a form
2021-10-20 05:55
No NAVI :'-(
2021-10-20 06:56
#42
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Indonesia Vrankiy1
where is navi?
2021-10-20 08:03
1 reply
Probably taking a break to prepare for World Finals. Makes sense actually, since there's just a 2-day gap both before and after IEM Winter.
2021-10-20 13:00
Lets go bois!
2021-10-20 13:13
Well they didn't look as sharp as at IEM , but the invididuals were to much to handle for their opponets. There is some really interesting potential in this lineup. I'm looking forward to seeing more of them. GGWP ENCE!
2021-10-20 16:37
EZ4ENCE
2021-10-20 17:20
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