doto released from ENCE
The Finn leaves the organization just weeks after being replaced on the roster by Pavle "Maden" Bošković.
ENCE have announced that Joonas "doto" Forss has been released from his contract with the organization. His departure comes in the aftermath of his benching from the team in early January, when the 25-year-old made way for the addition of the former FunPlus Phoenix star.
Previously part of HAVU, doto joined ENCE in late 2020 alongside coach Eetu "sAw" Saha. Shortly after their arrival, the organization decided to go international, moving away from the Finnish core as they brought in former c0ntact duo Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and Lotan "Spinx" Giladi, as well as Sprout's Paweł "dycha" Dycha.
In 2021, the organization was able to regain lost ground as they spent the majority of the time around the top 20. They peaked in seventh place in the rankings in early November on the back of a run to second place at IEM Fall Europe, which helped them qualify for PGL Major Stockholm, where they went on to reach the Legends stage.
Despite showing promising signs, the organization decided that a change needed to be made to keep them "in the fight against the best teams," and doto found himself on the chopping block to make way for Maden.
The 25-year-old Finn is now looking for a new team and is open for a variety of offers.
"I'm not looking for anything particular. Of course it would be nice to join an existing project instead of having to grind from the bottom again, but I'm not against that if I see potential in it. Overall my ambitions for the future are to keep improving as an individual and reaching new heights with whatever team that might be," doto told HLTV.org.
"I have never been that selfish of a player when it comes to playing certain roles etc. so I'm willing to sacrifice for the greater good if I see it fit. That said I still have some preferences for my role, for example not having an overly static role and being allowed to move and react to situations on my own. I'm open to joining a Finnish or international roster as well, though there aren't that many opportunities right now in Finland, unfortunately."