Astralis hand ENCE third loss in ESL Pro League

The Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer-led side are staring down an elimination from playoff contention heading into the final day.

Astralis have claimed a crucial win over ENCE to keep themselves in contention for a playoff spot in ESL Pro League Season 16, defeating the international composition in 2-0 fashion following wins on Mirage (16-13) and Dust2 (16-11).

Astralis would have been eliminated from the running if they had lost to ENCE

The Danish team will qualify on Sunday with no need for in-depth tiebreaker scenarios if they can beat Heroic

Just one spot in the playoffs is left up for grabs, with ENCE, Complexity, and Astralis all in contention heading into the final day. Astralis and Complexity are the two who have the best chance to make it through, whereas ENCE would need to win their series versus Complexity, hope Astralis lose to Heroic, and then rely on HEET also beating MOUZ so that the tiebreaker scenarios go their way.

k0nfig's crisp rifling helped Astralis crack open a handful of rounds

Astralis showcased much better form than they had in their early EPL matches as the series against ENCE got underway, a 3-0 start on the T side of Mirage helping them take an early lead before Snappi's side responded to tie the score. Entries from Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke and Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen helped Astralis add to their tally in what became a close half, ENCE just barely edging out an 8-7 lead at the break.

A triple kill from Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha allowed ENCE to extend their edge following the side swap, with Astralis' best efforts to win force buys falling just short. Four rounds went the way of the international side before Astralis finally halted their progress, and from there Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's troops took firm control, a strong defense seeing them concede just one additional round en route to a 16-13 victory.

Dust2 kicked off with ENCE posting five straight rounds on the T side, but they were quickly left reeling as Astralis mounted a strong defense. Multi-kill rounds from k0nfig were key in what became an almost completely flawless defense, with the rest of the team chipping in with strong individual performances of their own as they ran away with the remainder of the half, leading 9-6 as they swapped to their T side.

A pistol victory extended Astralis' edge as they pushed up to a 12-6 scoreline, with ENCE only briefly forestalling their own execution off the back of key rounds from Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså and Alvaro "⁠SunPayus⁠" Garcia. Ultimately though, Astralis claimed victory 16-11, their consistency at cracking through the ENCE defenses and the economical situation offering Snappi's side little room to get back into the running as the map was brought to a swift end.

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Mirage
16
11
Dust2
16
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 41 +4 94.8 1.23
33 - 31 +2 55.8 1.02
35 - 37 -2 75.0 0.98
34 - 41 -7 64.1 0.90
30 - 40 -10 59.7 0.77
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 39 +8 84.0 1.21
40 - 39 +1 82.7 1.11
36 - 30 +6 59.8 1.10
33 - 33 0 68.8 1.05
33 - 37 -4 73.5 0.98
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1238
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
821
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1719
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
759
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1590
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1599
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Spain Alvaro 'SunPayus' Garcia
Alvaro 'SunPayus' Garcia
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
339
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.59
#1
Twistzz | 
United States 3van
first
2022-09-17 22:53
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
ENCE PepeHands
2022-09-17 22:53
7 replies
ez
2022-09-17 22:56
6 replies
#6
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Finland Cucumber))
check KOVA game
2022-09-17 22:56
5 replies
no kova tier 7
2022-09-17 22:56
4 replies
#8
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Finland Cucumber))
WTFFFFF
2022-09-17 22:56
3 replies
unexpected for Cucumber
2022-09-17 22:56
2 replies
#13
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Finland Cucumber))
yep...
2022-09-17 22:58
1 reply
so they qualify by deafult, cause coL can't beat ENCE
2022-09-17 22:54
34 replies
#4
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United States 1Tuurtle
The only team ENCE has beaten so far is HEET and you think col can’t defeat them? Really?
2022-09-17 22:56
29 replies
Yeah, NA bad.
2022-09-17 22:58
coL are frauds, they used up all their luck to get 2 upsets, watch them get 2-0'd tomorrow
2022-09-17 23:00
4 replies
#28
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United States 1Tuurtle
You think beating HEET was an upset? Delusional
2022-09-17 23:43
3 replies
ill reply again after coL loses, just to remind you
2022-09-18 07:14
2 replies
#64
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United States 1Tuurtle
Yeah super easy win for ENCE LOL
2022-09-18 20:38
1 reply
my bad ig
2022-09-18 22:33
Yes. Tomorrow Ence will win with col easily.
2022-09-17 23:01
22 replies
#26
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United States 1Tuurtle
Like how they beat Astralis easily Oh wait...
2022-09-17 23:40
17 replies
Bro its cs go xD Do u really believe in Col? Im one hundred percent sure that is fluke run xD This team was create to be shit org. And also.. i didnt see that they be beat astralis easily kekw, see u tomorrow.
2022-09-17 23:53
10 replies
#43
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United States 1Tuurtle
All this faith everyone has in ENCE is completely unjustified. Col has been more competitive in all of their matches than ENCE and yet you really think they have no chance? Yes ENCE should win, but will they? I’m not so sure
2022-09-18 02:39
9 replies
Cmon, you think people are going to be rational on HLTV? Especially about an NA team? A lot of the people in these threads are inbred lmao
2022-09-18 03:11
See you there after match. You are not able read cs. Ence have already no pressure, they have nothing to lose, Col have no chance to win this match. Its too trash org. Fluke run.
2022-09-18 06:03
7 replies
#62
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United States 1Tuurtle
you're very clearly delusional. Have a nice day though
2022-09-18 16:29
#63
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United States 1Tuurtle
Yeah super easy win for ENCE man
2022-09-18 20:37
5 replies
wait till end
2022-09-18 20:41
4 replies
#66
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United States 1Tuurtle
You said they’d win easily Idk about you but I’d say losing a map doesn’t mean they won easily
2022-09-18 20:52
#69
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United States 1Tuurtle
Super easy win man
2022-09-18 21:48
2 replies
yea sad. col is the best team in the world rn forgive me guys
2022-09-18 21:50
1 reply
#71
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United States 1Tuurtle
You are forgiven. Just always remember, you can't stop the flop
2022-09-18 21:51
Ence wasn't favorite at all so
2022-09-17 23:57
5 replies
#44
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United States 1Tuurtle
I think most people favored ENCE actually
2022-09-18 02:40
4 replies
Welp call it a 60/40 at least
2022-09-18 04:48
3 replies
#61
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United States 1Tuurtle
Fair enough I remember everyone saying Ence was on the same level as Vita, G2, Navi, etc though
2022-09-18 16:28
2 replies
hell no lmao, even vita and g2 weren't on the level of faze and navi before epl 16, ence had a little run and then they're shit rn with the new players
2022-09-18 20:52
1 reply
#68
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United States 1Tuurtle
I never thought they were that good. I just remember a ton of threads about ENCE being so great and as good as vita and G2 and tournament contenders. Which they aren’t at all
2022-09-18 20:53
#35
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Estonia simondoggo
Even mousesports didn’t beat complexity easily lol complexity have a good chance
2022-09-18 00:05
3 replies
Come on.. xd mouzsports is trash org, sometimes i dont have a clue which org is worse, col or mouse. Tomorrow 2-0 for Ence
2022-09-18 00:19
2 replies
U clearly have no idea what ure talking about.
2022-09-18 01:28
1 reply
#47
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Estonia simondoggo
+1
2022-09-18 04:31
#11
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Germany mysterE
If Astralis win tomorrow, coL have to win their game against ENCE. ENCE winning wouldn't make any difference unless Astralis loses tomorrow.
2022-09-17 22:57
2 replies
#27
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United States 1Tuurtle
Please throw Heroic
2022-09-17 23:41
Col still can't qualify even if they win and assuming astralis wins, rd is too big
2022-09-17 23:58
Wanna see look on thorin's face now lmao
2022-09-18 06:52
Snappi has been figured out as an IGL.
2022-09-17 22:57
#12
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Tajikistan zyzzQA4
L + ratio
2022-09-17 22:57
First comment
2022-09-17 23:06
The amount of joy this brings to me. Finally more and more people start to see that ENCE is shit organisation and it lacks of the winning mentality. Hopefully natu and ence ceo kuusisto just resign they're useless and do not enjoy confidence of Finnish esports community.
2022-09-17 23:06
4 replies
What?
2022-09-17 23:17
-aleksib still hitting hard lol
2022-09-17 23:21
#23
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Finland 5way
Flair checks out
2022-09-17 23:25
What's the org have to do with the team
2022-09-17 23:51
#20
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Much better showing today , and the hope of playoffs are still alive ! However , Complexity have looked pretty good this whole tournament , ENCE struggling and Heroic in the groove. Tough to see both the results going in favor of Astralis tomorrow but hey , there is a chance !
2022-09-17 23:16
Snappi's t-side is a joke. I actually hope They will kick him from ence. Brainless strats for gold novas edit: SNAX > valde.
2022-09-17 23:30
ENCE mens(((
2022-09-17 23:31
save dycha please
2022-09-17 23:44
Damn that's a disappointing start for this lineup, but the old ENCE was completely irrelevant to normies for a very long time, so I wouldn't be surprised if they hit their form months from now and shock everyone saying "ENCE shit without Spinx"
2022-09-17 23:58
1 reply
People were saying the same sh*t about G2 with HooXi after Blast groups and look where they are just a few weeks after that... Give them time people, 2 changes, one of them not used to communicating in english. They'll be fine once everything is sorted out and/if Snappi stops to do only ultra aggro T sides.
2022-09-18 02:01
i give up. i cant figure out this astralis-team. its night and day.
2022-09-18 00:16
2 replies
#53
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Denmark Kon10R
HA! +1 Feel the same way! One day top3 performances, the next losing to top50 teams ... One day Farlig is outshining top awp'ers, the next he takes out Xyp! 😁 I guess it all boils down to K0nfig: One day one of the most dangerous rifflers, now second awp'ing, the next day he loses all the duels, he is constantly looking for! It's fun to watch, but I'm not seeing any stability overall.
2022-09-18 07:29
1 reply
Exactly. They dont seem to bother with things as boring as consistency and stability. It all comes down to what they had for breakfast.
2022-09-18 11:28
#38
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Poland Menaheer
Save dycha
2022-09-18 00:21
+snax
2022-09-18 01:00
Thorin bet too much on ENCE!
2022-09-18 01:12
ENCE falling off?
2022-09-18 02:56
Valde is so useless as lurk that im starting to appreciate Spinx when he was on Ence, and Spinx wasnt helpfull that much.
2022-09-18 07:12
This group is a mess lolo
2022-09-18 08:04
1 reply
+1
2022-09-18 11:25
Hades>sunpayus
2022-09-18 09:27
1 reply
absolutely right. +1
2022-09-18 11:16
gg
2022-09-18 11:44
I miss the old Ence
2022-09-18 11:57
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