ENCE beat GamerLegion to reach CCT North Europe Series 2 grand final

ENCE completed the reverse sweep to advance to the final hurdle of the $50,000 event.

ENCE got the better of GamerLegion in a three-map series to earn a grand final berth in CCT North Europe Series 2. The team around Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer conceded their map pick of Nuke (12-16), recovered with a hard-fought win on Inferno (16-14), before wrapping the game up with a collected display on Ancient (16-10).

With this result, ENCE advance to the online competition's grand final, where they will battle it out against HAVU at 20:10 . The Finns secured their own grand final appearance after upsetting HEET, 2-0, in their semi-final matchup. The two teams last faced off in a best-of-one at Elisa Masters Espoo back in November, with ENCE coming out on top after a 16-10 showing on the opening day of play.

CCT North Europe Series 2 offers 150 points to the regional ranking leaderboard as well as a $22,000 first-place prize. Teams who finish within the top three by the end of all four online cups for North Europe will receive a direct invite to the studio finals. CCT Central Europe, for context, will have its LAN finals play out on the island nation of Malta in February 2023 and have $100,000 up for grabs.

Maden topped the scoreboard with 66 kills in the series

CCT North Europe Series 2, which boasts a $50,000 prize pool, has already had a number of notable upsets. Astralis received a direct invite to the playoffs and were one of the favourites to win the event outright. The Danes' run through the knockout stage of the tournament came to an abrupt end in spite of this, where they succumbed to the Frenchmen of HEET 0-2 in the second round to be eliminated in 5-8th place — a blight on what was Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's long-awaited return to competitive play.

Similarly, Falcons, who recently added legendary AWPer Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub to their ranks, bowed out of the competition in the group stage after putting up a lacklustre 0-3 record following regretful losses to ECLOT, Anonymo, and ECSTATIC. The roster as a whole all failed to perform, with kennyS sporting a modest 1.01 rating whilst the remainder of his teammates sat in the red.

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The action between the two European combines got started on Nuke, ENCE's map choice. GamerLegion were quick to punish this pick, however, drumming up a comfortable three-round buffer by the end of their CT-side. ENCE got back into the game at the outset of the second half, winning four on the trot to lead for the first time, 10-9. Alas, this upswing in form turned out to be in vain and GamerLegion soon responded in kind by winning seven of the following nine rounds to punch in a 16-12 victory and go up 1-0 in the series.

The two teams moved over to Inferno for the second battleground of the semi-final. A strong T-side by GamerLegion had the European combine on track to close out the series with a dominant display, going up 11-4 by the end of their time on the attack. ENCE refused to drop out without a fight, however, and soon mounted a stellar comeback of their own, with Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković providing the bulk of the heavy lifting with 28 frags to clinch a 16-14 victory and force a trip to Ancient to settle things.

ENCE made full use of their new-found momentum once Ancient rolled around. The international ensemble posted a commanding 10-5 lead by the end of their CT-side, made possible thanks to the duo of Snappi and Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha, who joined forces with 28 kills by the swap. ENCE kept up the pressure despite being on the disadvantageous T-side, where they overturned an initial four-round spree from GamerLegion by nabbing six of the next seven rounds to cruise to a 16-10 win.

Matchpage
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2
7th December 2022
16
Nuke
12
14
Inferno
16
10
Ancient
16
 GamerLegion K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
67 - 50 +17 77.0 1.21
53 - 56 -3 74.8 1.04
57 - 60 -3 73.8 1.02
55 - 58 -3 70.0 1.02
40 - 66 -26 58.1 0.76
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 50 +14 84.2 1.26
66 - 56 +10 88.1 1.24
58 - 53 +5 73.5 1.14
56 - 56 0 67.7 0.97
45 - 59 -14 62.3 0.88
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
751
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
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Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1797
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1643
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1875
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
#1
Maniac | 
Switzerland Xsara
ence
2022-12-07 19:39
3 replies
washed team
2022-12-07 19:39
2 replies
Fixed tournament? all ENCE matches were kinda joke
2022-12-07 22:43
1 reply
theyre washed af
2022-12-08 14:35
#3
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Finland Cucumber))
HAVUJA
2022-12-07 19:40
#4
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Finland Sipunak
why no articles about HAVU wins but only Astralis/ENCE
2022-12-07 19:41
9 replies
#7
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Finland HAvujea
sadly they think people not intrested about HAVU :(
2022-12-07 19:43
I just realized this, but it's gonna be a very finnish final lol
2022-12-07 19:50
2 replies
#14
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Finland Sipunak
ENCE :yawn:
2022-12-07 19:54
#22
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Europe kuu1
The tournament is finnish...ed!
2022-12-07 20:52
#16
Snax | 
Europe Jezynt
they went 0-5 in elisa maybe people think they bad
2022-12-07 20:05
+1
2022-12-07 20:16
Pretty obvious why, people are not that interested on teams outside of top 40 like Havu. That team has done nothing this year except getting some nice wins (notably vs OG) in this current tournament.
2022-12-07 20:57
Russian bettors would boycott the site after losing so much money betting against HAVU.
2022-12-07 21:26
1 reply
#25
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Finland Sipunak
+1
2022-12-07 21:27
#5
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Russia QUIKSILVA
After 1-9 as a CT i thought that would be an end but ENCE struggled well and finished it. If they don't beat HAVU in the grand final, changes will be necessary
2022-12-07 19:41
ENCE threw nuke but lucky for them GL threw the match from 11-2 lead pog
2022-12-07 19:42
2 replies
#9
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Russia QUIKSILVA
Man, Cubesports is still alive or not
2022-12-07 19:46
1 reply
To be honest, ence is trash. Lucky for them that GL triggered clown mode
2022-12-07 20:25
Invite Rare Atom or I will NOT be watching
2022-12-07 19:51
HAVUJA
2022-12-07 19:52
tier 9081233780 team, you wont be watching any games
2022-12-07 19:52
#15
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Spain AlfonGD
sunpayus 🙂
2022-12-07 20:01
1 reply
#17
Snax | 
Europe Jezynt
GOAT
2022-12-07 20:06
ence-havu final, nice
2022-12-07 20:09
acoR deserves better.
2022-12-07 20:22
3 replies
#26
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North America soduk_db
Well he did have a chance with MOUZ and failed to impress with a low rating (1.03) and he lacked high the impact and the consistency required maybe it was the system but either way he's been a beast ever since.
2022-12-07 21:51
2 replies
As I said, acoR deserves better. He deserved a better IGL than dexter too.
2022-12-07 21:50
1 reply
#28
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Peru YbnStrika_
Keoz remove y win
2022-12-07 22:00
-osee +acor
2022-12-07 22:20
who cares
2022-12-07 22:35
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