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Aleksib explains why he’s “much happier” after being kicked from ENCE

Published: 20/Feb/2020 13:37 Updated: 20/Feb/2020 13:38

by Kamil Malinowski


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.

Aleksib has settled comfortably into the 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.


FalleN leaks two possible new CSGO rosters with Fer

Published: 17/Nov/2020 2:14

by Alan Bernal


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive star Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo confirmed two lineups he’s theory-crafting along with fellow Brazillian native Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga after both parted ways with MiBR in September.

FalleN had previously leaked an image that listed two complete 5-man groups; an all-Brazillian team with former MiBR / LG squadmate Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass and another collective featuring a majority of Godsent’s remaining roster.

He said there are many possibilities he’s been considering for the next phase of his career and these two lineups are just some of the rosters that he was theory crafting with as he explores new teams.

FalleN stepped down from MiBR back in September after a roster shuffle saw fer, Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo, and coach Ricardo ‘dead’ Sinigaglia dropped from the team. The team had struggled to put good results together in the past months, leading to a change.

Roque Marques via Twitter
A still from FalleN’s stream that shows two possible CS:GO lineups.

At the time, FalleN expressed his dissatisfaction with the move, but would also be using the time to figure out the next part of his career.

“I’m not satisfied with the recent decision,” FalleN said.

“Last weeks have been tough and challenging and that is why I’m asking to leave the active roster while I think on my next steps.

“This time will be necessary to find my essence and return the peace I need to decide my path, while I accomplish my contractual obligations. The only thing I’m sure is this isn’t where the game ends for me.”

Now it looks like FalleN is ramping up his return to competitive CS:GO with two lineups; one that would tout an all-Brazilian lineup that would coincide with his M.O. and another one that could see him injected into the European scene.

Roque Marques via Twitter
FalleN indicated that the leak was real but no decision had been made.

He indicated that everything is still in the air, but the all Brazlilian team included himself, fer, boltz, Marcelo ‘chelo’ Cespedes, and Bruno ‘shz’ Martinelli with Alessandro ‘Apoka’ Marcucci as a coach.

The other possibility on paper, so to say, has FalleN and fer along with Godsent’s Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk, Jesse ‘zehN’ Linjala, as well as Pavle ‘maden’ Bošković. Mad Lions coach Luis ‘peacemaker’ Tadeu was linked to both possible teams.

FalleN indicated that he’s very much in the planning phase for his next team, but he’s not short of ideas for a possible 5-man team to run.