Despite a stand-in after player 'allu' decided to take time off for personal reasons, ENCE has topped LOOT.BET season 9, allowing them to take the lion's share of, dare we say, the loot!
In the Grand Final, ENCE overcame Fiend 2-0, with very one-sided margins in both of the maps, 16:6 in Overpass & another 16:6 on Train. ENCE entered the competition late after they received an invitation directly to the play off stages, which allowed them to need just three match wins to win the title.
ENCE entered this competition without their long-standing veteran of the team, Aleksi 'allu' Jalli. allu has been on ENCE for over 3 years now, whereas everyone else is 6 months or less. A stand-in, 'hades', took the place of allu, and he was a bright star on all matches played in LOOT.BET. hades is formerly of Wisla Krakow, where has a promising young AWPer, although he stepped down from them around a month ago so he could 'regain freshness', which from his scoring here with ENCE, certainly has been beneficial for him.
The win here at LOOT.BET will be a much-needed bonus for the team, who have repeatedly struggled now for likely going on a year. Recently however they flunked out of the IEM Summer 2021 qualifier, came at the 5th to 8th bracket on Spring Sweet Spring 1, and also failed in the qualifier to get into Flashpoint 3, and finally came 9th to 12th in ESL Pro League. Although credit does go to ENCE as between these failures, they have won or come close to winning some smaller events, including the Elisa Invitational Spring 2021, the European Development Championship 3, and Pelaajatcom Series Showoff 2021.
ENCE will now go on to play the Elisa Invitational Summer 2021 starting on June 3rd, and are pre-qualified for ESL Pro League Season 14 in the Fall, which starts August 16th. However the roster for ENCE remains a mystery going forward, it isn't clear yet how long their stand-in hades will play for, and when allu will feel up to returning, however, allu has stated he hopes to return sooner rather than later. However, ENCE will surely have noticed the young guns here, without their long term veteran player of over 3 years, shone far brighter than fans ever truly expected.