Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen has opened up on his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive career and explained why he is much happier on OG than he was on ENCE.
Finnish esports organization ENCE made one of the most shocking roster moves of 2019, announcing the removal of in-game leader Aleksib just before the StarLadder Berlin Major.
It was possibly the most unexpected and controversial move of the year, as the team had been performing incredibly well and challenging the best in the world. Many fans disapproved of the decision and the team has been on a downward spiral since, meanwhile Aleksib has found a new home in a promising OG squad.
The OG star was interviewed by BLAST during their Spring Season event in mid-February where he answered a few short questions about himself and the team. One of the most interesting topics, however, was how he felt about the strange ENCE situation.
“I enjoy my time a lot more [with OG]. I enjoy the time [both] with the individual players and the whole team, [and] overall I feel much happier. I don’t think about the comments [to do with ENCE]… I’m just focusing on OG… and I look forward to the future.”
A rather diplomatic answer, but it does reveal that there may have been some internal issues in ENCE fans may not have known about. The Finnish player has only been part of OG for a few months but is already enjoying his time there more than with ENCE.
OG even played against ENCE at their first LAN event of 2020, the ICE Challenge, winning 2-0. Aleksib claimed that the team was especially excited to face them as there was a storyline going into the game.
They were, of course, incredibly happy with the win, even though the rest of the event didn’t go so smoothly and the team finished in 5-8 place.
Regardless, Aleksib and OG fans will no doubt be looking to see how the team performs in the future, with their next games set to be played on March 7 in the ESL One Rio 2020 Europe Minor Closed Qualifier.