ENCE signs CS:GO academy roster

ENCE enters the academy division of CS:GO esports by acquiring five young CS:GO players from Finland. The Finnish roster... Shubh | 11. July 2022

ENCE enters the academy division of CS:GO esports by acquiring five young CS:GO players from Finland. The Finnish roster will be led by coach George “⁠Whitey⁠” White, who has previous experience with coaching academy teams.

ENCE is all set to debut in the academy league with the newly acquired Finnish roster.

ENCE Academy established

For the past six months, the organization has been working with a third-party matchmaking website Esportal to find emerging talent. In the end, Eemeli “Woomera” Ikonen was appointed as the Program Lead of the newly established ENCE Academy program. For the coaching and development of the Academy lineup, the organization has acquired British CS:GO coach George “Whitey” White, who was previously a mentor to domestic teams like Vexed and Endpoint Academy. He shared on the announcement:

“We went with this particular team as it just works; their styles, roles, and personalities all click really well and fit into the structure we are aiming for the team. Alongside their crazy potential, I am a very happy coach.”

In 2020, Henri “⁠HENU⁠” Ylilehto, signed up with Conquer Gaming and began his career as a professional CS:GO player. While he hasn’t yet achieved any impressive milestones, he has excelled at several tier-three tournaments including the Finnish Esports League Season 9, Fragleague Season 8, and Pelaajat OMEN Cup.

Ville “⁠myltsi⁠” Vilkman is also a popular name in lower-tier leagues, but his most notable achievement was his four-month time spent with Enterprise. The Finnish rifler achieved great success with the European team in lower-tier events including a third-place finish at the Tipsport Bratislava Cup in 2022. Additionally, Youssef “⁠juissi⁠” Adam and Veeti “⁠S1rva⁠” Sirva have played together in EXEN, and their synergy may have a big impact on the team’s success overall.

ENCE’s two CS:GO rosters

With this acquisition, ENCE now has two talented rosters to represent the org in the professional CS:GO scene, spanning the entire competitive ladder. The organization and the fans may be looking to the Academy lineup to have a strong debut next month since ENCE’s main roster is having a tough time and recently failed to qualify for the playoffs of IEM Cologne. In August, ENCE Academy will make their LAN debut at Assembly Summer CS:GO Pro Tournament.

ENCE Academy team roster

  • Ville “⁠myltsi⁠” Vilkman
  • Youssef “⁠juissi⁠” Adam
  • Veeti “⁠S1rva⁠” Sirva
  • Paavo “⁠podi⁠” Heiskanen
  • Henri “⁠HENU⁠” Ylilehto
  • George “⁠Whitey⁠” White (Coach)

ENCE main lineup

  • Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer (In-Game leader)
  • Lotan “Spinx” Giladi
  • Pawel “dycha” Dycha
  • Aleksander “hades” Miskiewicz
  • Pavle “maden” Boskovic
  • Eetu “sAw” Saha (Coach)

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