ENCE sign SunPayus and Danish rifler valde

Finnish Esports organization ENCE has added the Spanish AWPer Alvaro “SunPayus” Garcia and former OG rifler Valdemar “valde” Bjorn... Shubh | 21. August 2022

Finnish Esports organization ENCE has added the Spanish AWPer Alvaro “SunPayus” Garcia and former OG rifler Valdemar “valde” Bjorn Vangsa to their CS:GO roster.

With the forthcoming ESL Pro League Season 16 only a week away, teams are getting ready for the second half of the professional circuit by making final changes to their CS:GO rosters. ENCE followed suit by acquiring veteran rifler valde and former Movistar Riders player SunPayus to complete their CS:GO lineup. 

The Spanish AWPer will take over the place of Olek “⁠hades⁠” Miskiewicz, who was benched earlier this month following the team’s disappointing exit at IEM Cologne. Valde, on the other hand, will have big shoes to fill replacing Spinx, who was one of the team’s top performers and has an overall HLTV rating of 1.15 so far this year.

Valde return’s to competitive play with ENCE

After being on the sideline for more than three months, Valde is returning to the competitive scene with former Heroic teammate Marco “⁠Snappi⁠” Pfeiffer. Following OG’s team’s underwhelming 2022 CS:GO season start, the org transferred Valde to the inactive roster. The mixed team struggled to stay consistent despite coming very close to winning renowned CS:GO tournaments.

They managed to secure a second-place finish at Flashpoint Season 2 and IEM Summer 2021 and a top-four placing at ESL Pro League Season 14. OG’s record with Valde may not be very outstanding, but during his two and a half years with the team, the Danish rifler averaged a 1.11 rating, making him one of the team’s most reliable players.

SunPayus joins ENCE’s roster following a fruitful year with Movistar 

SunPayus joined Movistar exactly one year ago to replace Owen “smooya” Butterfield, adding extra firepower to the Spanish squad. While playing for the Spanish team, the 23-year-old made a significant contribution to the team’s success, posting the team’s highest 1.16 HLTV rating. He was also Movistar Riders’ best player during the first half of 2022, helping the team to crack the top 10 before the end of the season. The Spanish squad won the renowned ESL Challenger Valencia and advanced to the semifinals of the IEM Cologne and Global Esports Tour Dubai 2022.

ENCE new CS:GO roster:

  • Marco “⁠Snappi⁠” Pfeiffer
  • Paweł “⁠dycha⁠” Dycha
  • Pavle “⁠Maden⁠” Bošković 
  • Alvaro “⁠SunPayus⁠” Garcia
  • Valdemar “⁠valde⁠” Bjørn Vangså
  • Eetu “⁠sAw⁠” Saha (coach)
  • Olek “⁠hades⁠” Miskiewicz (benched)

The revamped ENCE roster will debut at the ESL Pro League Season 16, which is set to start on August 31. ENCE has been assigned to Group C, where they will play HEET on September 15 in the opening round before facing Heroic, MOUZ, Astralis, and Complexity Gaming the following days.

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