Allu's Incredible 1 vs. 5 Clutch Against Na'Vi is the Best Play of ESL One: Cologne so Far - Dexerto
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Allu’s Incredible 1 vs. 5 Clutch Against Na’Vi is the Best Play of ESL One: Cologne so Far

Published: 6/Jul/2018 12:06 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Ross Deason

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ENCE eSports’ Aleksi ‘allu’ Jalli produced one of the most impressive moments of ESL One: Cologne 2018 so far with an insane 1 vs. 5 clutch against Natus Vincere.

As one of the most experienced professional players in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, allu has played for the likes of NiP, FaZe Clan, Mousesports, and OpTic Gaming.

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However, the 26 year old Finn has previously expressed a desire to play in an entirely Finnish roster that can compete with the world’s best teams and he seems to have got that as part of ENCE eSports.

ENCE surprised just about everyone with their ESL One: Cologne performance, defeating the likes of NiP and Mousesports and only narrowly missing out on a quarterfinal spot following a 2-1 defeat to Na’Vi.

The main reason that the Finnish side was able to take Na’Vi to three maps was allu’s incredible performance on Dust 2, which they eventually won 16-14, where he finished with a 32-16 score.

This performance also included what is arguably the best play of the tournament so far where he somehow managed to win a 1 vs. 5 against the CT side of Na’Vi:

ENCE will take huge confidence from their performance in Germany and go into future tournaments with the knowledge that they can trade blows with the best teams on the planet.

Despite allu’s stunning performance against Na’Vi, most people would argue that 16 year old Jere ‘sergej’ Salo was the star of the team at the tournament.

The youngster finished the event with a kill to death ratio of 1.32, despite the team’s losses to Astralis and Na’Vi, and an impressive 92.5 ADR.

ESL One: Cologne will resume on July 6th with Na’Vi taking on Fnatic for a spot in the semifinals.


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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

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The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.