Olek “hades” Miskiewicz has joined ENCE, replacing Finnish star Aleksi “allu” Jalli in the process. The latter will remain part of the organization, however the 29-year-old will be taking an extended break from competing as he weighs up his long term future.
Hades has been signed on a permanent basis, having filled in for ENCE in allu’s absence. With the 21-year-old Pole on board, ENCE won their first tournament in almost 24 months. The former AVEZ and Wisla Krakow pro also finished the LOOT.BET Season 9 with an impressive rating of 1.34.
Why ENCE Signed Hades Permanently
Speaking on the announcement, ENCE Head Coach Eetu “sAw” Saha stated that: “It has been just over a month now with hades as a stand-in, which is a long time in the competitive environment. With more and more officials coming up, it’s good to make a decision about the roster.
Things have been looking good with hades, and from the beginning, it just felt that everything clicked both inside and outside of the game. It is a great pleasure to welcome hades into ENCE and to start working even harder together!”
It's only fitting to replace a god with another
— ENCE (@ENCE) June 17, 2021
The ENCE CS:GO roster is now made up by hades, Joonas “doto” Forss, Lotan “Spinx” Giladi, Pawel “dycha” Dycha and in-game leader Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer. The team is currently competing in the Elisa Invitation Summer and Funspark ULTI Europe Playoffs, before they turn their attention to the ESL Pro League Season 14, which gets underway in August.
Allu has now ended his third spell with ENCE, with the veteran having first joined the org back in March 2018. The former FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming pro helped to enhance the profile of ENCE, who won the StarSeries i-League Season Six, DreamHack Open Winter and BLAST Pro Series Madrid shortly after his arrival.
Why allu Will Be a Loss to ENCE
With allu in their ranks, ENCE also qualified for the IEM Katowice Major Grand Finals in 2019, where they were eliminated by giants Astralis. However, allu came under fire from his former teammates,with Jere “sergej” Salo in particular having criticized his personality.
Allu was kept on board despite this, however he took a step back after the ESL Pro League Season 13. He put this down to “hectic years with minimal breaks”. Speaking on his latest decision, allu stated that: “Every story has an ending and today my time with ENCE’s CS:GO team has concluded.
This is a day that brings me a lot of different emotions when thinking back. The past three years feel like they’ve gone past so quickly. So many things have happened, both good and not so good. But I want to cherish the positives.”