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ENCE Esports Victorious At Finnish Championships 2018

Posted 6th August 2018 By: Derpina

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Esports NewsENCE esports, a team completely made up of Finnish players, have won the ASUS ROG Finnish Championships 2018 after beating HAVU Gaming 2-1 in the grand final (14-6 on Dust2, 16-2 on Nuke, and 25-23 on Mirage). This is an impressive level-up from their disappointing ranks during their previous Europe Minor Championship London and ESL One: Cologne 2018 campaign.

Tournament recap

ENCE and HAVU met at the grand finals in Helsinki, Finland, leaving other contenders NYYRIKKI and SuperJymy behind. ENCE secured their grand final spot by winning the upper bracket, skipping the lower bracket straight to the last match. HAVU, on the other hand, had to defeat SuperJymy in the Championship bracket after an excruciating battle with NYYRIKKI in the lower bracket. HAVU and Ence then faced each other in the consolidation final.

The best-of-three grand final began on Dust2 which was the winning team’s map pick. At the early rounds, HAVU shut ENCE down on the CT-side and finished half 12-3 ahead of the game, securing an early lead. ENCE picked up where they left off and almost came back in the second half, but HAVU managed to take hold of the B-site in the 30th round to win the map 16-14.

ENCE regained their losses on Nuke. Jere “sergej” Salo boasted off 3 m4A4 kills (2 HS) on the Mid defense (initial frags), and Jani “Aerial” Jussila executed 3 M4A1-S kills (2 HS) on the bombsite B defense (2vs3 situation). Sergej and his team won the map in a 16-12 victory. On Mirage, the last and decider map, Aleksi “allu” Jalli resolved the 2vs2 post-plant situation with 2 AWP kills, including 1vs1 clutch against Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen, to win the the map in a 25-23 victory.

ENCE’s winning roster

Player’s Name K – D + / – ADR Rating 2.0
Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen 84 – 62 +22 88.9  1.29
Aleksi ‘allu’ Jalli 90 – 75 +15 91.4 1.24
Jani ‘Aerial’ Jussila  75 – 77 -2 77.5 1.06
Jere ‘sergej’ Salo  70 – 66 +4 71.3 1.05
Sami ‘xseveN’ Laasanen  49 – 65 -16 51.7 0.82

Finnish Championships 2018 full standings

1. ENCE esports – $7,650
2. HAVU Gaming – $3,500
3. SuperJymy – $1,750
4. NYYRIKKI – $0

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