Serral’s thoughts on the upcoming IEM Katowice 2020 tournament
ENCE and Joona “Serral” Sotala have renewed the player contract for another exciting year. The StarCraft 2 World Champion has represented ENCE for the most significant parts of his career, and values the continuity and community the Finnish team brings into his life.
Coverage from IEM Katowice 2020 EU Server Qualifier for SC2
Coverage from the IEM XIV – European Qualifier Coverage for CS:GO
Coverage from the Champions Cup Finals 2019 for CS:GO
ENCE entered PUBG esports and the PEL in March 2019 by signing the Finnish roster o1ne. The squad went on to win PEL Phase 1 in a dominant fashion and went into the year with high hopes of being one of the championship contending teams each season
Coverage from the Asia Championships 2019 for CS:GO
Coverage from the IEM Season XIV Beijing-Haidian for CS:GO
The highlight of the StarCraft 2 year is here. The Global Finals begin on the 24th of October. Serral returns to defend his World Champion title, will he be able to claim the trophy two years in a row?
Coverage from the Europe League Promotion 2020 – Phase 1 event for PUBG
Coverage from the DreamHack Masters Malmö event for CS:GO
Bifactor joins ENCE to help the leading Finnish esports organisation serve its global fan base better
Today we are thrilled to announce a return of a familiar face into the ENCE family. Niklas “Willkey” Ojalainen is coming home and will be working as General Manager in the organization as of today
New Champions Stage begins on September 5th. Find out all you need to know about our games here
Today we are announcing the signing of Miikka “suNny” Kemppi to ENCE. Miikka, along with the rest of our Counter-Strike roster, has signed a contract through the end of 2021
On January 15th, 2019 ENCE and Red Bull announced a collaboration between the two brands. Today we are happy to announce the expansion of our partnership to a branded level, including Red Bull being introduced to ENCE’s new team jersey
ENCE and manufacturer of sports inspired, ergonomic gaming chairs noblechairs have started a partnership. Moving forward, the professional players at ENCE will be utilizing these top of the line gaming chairs.
Coverage from the StarCraft II GSL vs the World event
It is no secret that the StarCraft 2 World Champion Joona “Serral” Sotala enjoys spending his free time golfing. Last weekend, Kotajärvi Golf course organised an event carrying Joona’s name, Serral Open.
Coverage from the StarCraft II WCS Fall 2019 Challenger
We are delighted to bring a new and more defined ENCE clothing and apparel collection making its debut at Assembly Summer 2019 before hitting online sales next week. This article will introduce you to the clothing items we are releasing starting from today, with couple items hitting presales next week
The biggest computer festival in Finland, Assembly starts this Thursday and ENCE is going to be more visible than ever. Not only is Serral competing in the ASUS ROG StarCraft II -tournament, you can also find our own booth at the expo hall and purchase ENCE merch at the event.
Coverage from the StarCraft II ASUS ROG Summer 2019 event
Interview with Serral about the upcoming Asus Rog Summer 2019 tournament
The WCS Spring Champion Serral returns this weekend to Kyiv to compete against the best foreigners. Can he snatch yet another WCS title, or is it time to hand the crown forwards?
Coverage from the Starcraft II HomeStory Cup XIX event
This summer Serral returns to Helsinki to compete in the Assembly Summer event.
Coverage from the WCS Summer 2019 Challenger for StarCraft 2
Veikkaus has signed a significant contract with Finland’s most successful and internationally renowned esports organization ENCE esports
Coverage from the DreamHack Masters Dallas event
ENCE’s CS:GO team has decided to withdraw from competing in the ESEA MDL. The decision was taken after an internal discussion by the team regarding their calendar situation and with the current landscape of Counter-Strike esports being full of events throughout the year.
ENCE are ready to compete in the first Telia Esports Series season, find out more about the new Finnish League.
Coverage from the 2019 WCS Spring Challenger for StarCraft 2
The WCS circuit continues this weekend when players from all around the world head to Kiev, Ukraine. A total of 80 eager StarCraft 2 professionals compete for the title of WCS Spring Champion.
Today we are excited to announce that we have been invited to the DreamHack Masters Dallas which takes place at the end of May 2019.
ENCE, Finland’s premier esports organization, welcomes Logitech G, a brand of Logitech and leading innovator in gaming technologies and gear as a partner.
ENCE are returning to StarSeries & i-League Season 7 to defend their title of Champions
Today ENCE are excited to welcome Tomi ‘Tombha’ Rinne to the organisation as a Content Host. Most in the Finnish Esports community will know Tomi from his Overwatch casting as well as other various events and we are happy to bring his talent into ENCE.
Coverage of the PEL Phase 1 league for PUBG
ENCE as the leading Finnish esports team is expanding to PLAYER UNKNOWN’S BATTLE GROUNDS by signing the Finnish roster of o1ne, who plays in the PUBG EUROPE LEAGUE (PEL)
World Electronic Sports Games 2018 is just around the corner! Serral is travelling to Chongqing, China, to represent Finland and compete in the tournament with a $240,000 prize pool.
Coverage from the IEM Season XIII Katowice for StarCraft 2
The World Champion is still missing a trophy from his collection. He has the chance to claim it in Katowice, Poland, as Serral travels there to participate in IEM Season XIII.
Coverage from the 2019 WCS Winter Europe for StarCraft 2
ENCE’s Hearthstone power trio NoRage, Kufdon and Creapz are taking part in the House Rivalries Season 1! Starting on February 2nd ENCE will compete in a 3v3 Open Decklist tournament series.
ENCE’s Hearthstone power trio NoRage, Kufdon and Creapz are taking part in the House Rivalries Season 1!
Coverage from the Assembly Winter 2019 ROG Tournament for CSGO
This year, the WCS season starts with something a little different. Blizzard introduced a tournament called “WCS Winter”, which replaces one traditional Circuit stop.
The European Minor is done and dusted and ENCE have secured themselves a spot at their first ever Major tournament. The event will start off with the “New Challengers Stage”, which takes place between 13th and 17th of February, with 16 teams fighting for 8 spots to qualify into the “New Legends Stage”
The first weekend of February sees Assembly Winter 2019, with a multitude of esports competitions taking place at the event. The best FIFA 19 talents in Finland are going head to head against one another on Friday the 1st of February, to see who gets crowned the Finnish Champion, 2400 € first place prize – and has the opportunity to be contracted by ENCE.
Monday 14th of January saw the release of a documentary by YLE and directed by Tommi Hakko, telling the story of our CS:GO lineup starting from the beginning in April. The 30 minute documentary takes the viewer on a journey in different countries at different events where the team competed.
Today sees more great news at ENCE, as we’re announcing a collaboration together with Red Bull.
The European Minor is almost upon us and we take a look at what’s to come
Coverage from Season 9 of the Rainbow Six Siege EU Pro League
Our CS:GO team has brought their second international title of the year in Jönköping, Sweden by beating Bravado with a 2-0 (16-9, 16-5) in the grand finals.
Kufdon and Creapz are in the top 8 of the season 5 of FEL League!
Today we are extremely delighted to announce that Samsung is joining ENCE as one of our partners. Starting work together with an innovating brand such as Samsung is a privilege and a great match for us at ENCE.
ENCE has established itself as the number one esports brand in Finland over the last 3 years. Especially 2018 has been a year to remember, as our players and teams have had record breaking results.
As 2018 is nearing its end, it is time to reflect on what the year has brought us and also look at what’s ahead as we move forward.
Live coverage of the Rainbow Six Siege DreamHack Open Winter tournament
Today we announce some changes to the Rainbow Six Siege lineup as we bid farewell to Aleksi ‘Uuno’ Työppönen, who wished to be transferred to a yet to be disclosed destination. With the departure of Uuno we are happy to welcome Alex ‘SlebbeN’ Nordlund, who’s contract we have bought out from NYYRIKKI Esports, to join the lineup.
Today we are excited to announce our invite to StarSeries & i-League Season 7
Kufdon introduces us to his Murloc Druid in this month’s Deadly Decks! Mrrgrgrgrl!
The return of Shatte, Pro League return and DreamHack Open Winter invite
ENCE have been invited to compete at DreamHack Open Winter
Serral’s interview and recap of WCS Global Finals Group Stage
Coverage of the Season 8 Rainbow Six Siege Challengers League
Rizk’s eSport partner ENCE just took home their first major tournament victory (StarsSeries iLeague) in Kiev and now it’s time to celebrate.
Coverage from the Assembly GameXpo 2018 CSGO tournament
Serral prepares for Blizzcon where he will go head to head with the worlds best at a chance to be World Champion
Today we announce some changes to the Rainbow Six Siege roster
Coverage from the GG.Bet Shuffle event where ENCE have a shot at going to IEM Chicago
Ravintolaruokia välittävä kumppanimme Wolt avasi Vaasan alueella palvelunsa pari viikkoa sitten. Kysyimme kaupungissa asuvalta ENCE:n pelaajalta Sami “xseveN” Laasaselta parhaat ravintolat Woltin tilaustarjonnasta.
Coverage from the StarSeries & i-League Season 6 CSGO tournament
Hyvän vastaanoton pelaajien keskuudessa saanut SFPL jatkaa jo kulkuaan kaudelle 10 uusien tasojen ja palkintoluokkien myötä.
Creapz introduces us to his Scavenger Druid deck!
Serral participates in the StarLadder Ultimate Series!
ENCE will be participating in Pro Team Standings for the Hearthstone Championship Tour!
Kufdon introduces us to his Control Priest deck!
Today we are happy to announce two new additions to the ENCE organisation as we look to expand with the growth of our teams.
Serral competing at WCS Montreal on 7th-9th of September!
Kufdon & Creapz compete in the HCT Fall Playoffs Europe on September 1st-2nd
Preview and Coverage for the upcoming ESEA EU Advanced Season 28
A news that everyone has been waiting for as ENCE’s CS:GO team is finally complete with the acquisition of Slaava “Twista” Räsänen as the teams Head Coach
Laita pelimyllysi kerralla kuntoon! Telia ja ENCE yhdessä laittoivat kasaan syksyn kuumimman arvonnan ja ENCE:n menestyksen kunniaksi onnetar pääsee arpomaan onnekkaalle voittajalle ammattipelaajan suositteleman pöytäkoneen ja hiirimaton.
Coverage from the IEM Chicago EU Closed Qualifierse
Serral is participating in QLASH SC2 Invitational tournament
Our partner RIZK has started a campaign where you can get one of the brand new ENCE team jerseys in your desired size!
Interview with Serral, the GSL vs the World Champion!
ENCE are excited to announce our invite to the DreamHack Open Montreal event
Coverage from the Assembly Hearthstone ROG Finnish Championships
Serral will be participating in GSL vs. the World in Seoul, South Korea on August 2-5th
Coverage from the ASUS ROG Counter-Strike tournament at Assembly Summer 201
A preview of all things ENCE that will happen at the upcoming Assembly Summer 2018
Olemme tänään valmiita julkaisemaan SFPL:n kahdeksannen kauden, joka alkaa keskiviikkona 1.8. kello 00:01 ja loppuu perjantaina 31.8. keskiyöllä Suomen aikaa.
Preview and Coverage of the Rainbow Six Siege DreamHack Valencia tournament
ENCE’s CEO Petri “Procyon” Hämälä has shared his thoughts on how the first half of 2018 has gone for the organization both from esports and business perspective.
Kufdon will compete in the playoffs of Finnish eSports League Season 4 in Hearthstone
Live coverage of the first Rainbow Six Siege PIT tournament
Today we welcome back a familiar face Ville “Sha77e” Palola, who will be joining ENCE as a sub to the R6S team and a Twitch streamer. We also transfer Juhani “Kantoraketti” Toivonen to PENTA.
Preview of WCS Valencia Challenger and an interview with Serral
ENCE have qualified to ESL One Cologne and we take a look at their journey there
We at ENCE love to treat ourselves sometimes with food that we love, delivered straight to our door step. But the food we love changes from day to day. That’s why we love Wolt, because they deliver to us from a wide variety of different type of restaurants.
Today we are happy to announce that we have come to an agreement with Gaming Innovation Group and one of it’s brands, Rizk, who are joining forces with ENCE as one of our Main Partners.
Serral wins the WCS Austin Championship and adds another title to his name in 2018
ENCE will head to Moscow to compete in the main GG.Bet Majestic playoffs
Today we are happy to announce the latest addition to the Rainbow Six Siege Roster
Coverage from DreamHack Tours HCT -tournament in Tours, France.
With a season of disappointment in Rainbow Six: Siege for ENCE, comes a time to evaluate what the necessary changes are in order to get back to where we belong. Today we have to say good bye and farewell to Otto “pannari” Heikkinen, who has requested a transfer to T3H eSports.
ENCE has agreed to loan Juhani “Kantoraketti” Toivonen to PENTA untill the end of the upcoming R6 Pro League finals in Atlantic City, USA.
Counter-Strike action resumes at ENCE, as we have received an invite to GG.BET Majestic’s Main Stage, a tournament where the winner will be granted a spot at ESL One: Cologne.
ENCE is dedicated to finding winning ways, which meant we had set ourselves one goal and one goal only – qualifying for Overwatch Contenders Season 2. With us unfortunately being out of the race, we have decided to disband the current roster and release our players.
Rainbow Six Siege Pro League returns for a new season!
Live coverage of the DreamHack Valencia EU Qualifiers
Coverage from the 2018 Overwatch Open Division Season 2
Live coverage from the ESL One Cologne EU Qualifiers
DreamHack returns for the next tournament as we start to prepare for the Summer event. Once again ENCE will be competing in the European Qualifiers which will see them attempt to battle their way through Open and Closed sections of the event.
Coverage of the European Qualifiers for DreamHack Austin
Coverage from the ESL One Qualifiers for Belo Horizonte
ENCE eSports järjesti yhteistyössä Suomen ensimmäisen elektronisen urheilun leirin kesällä 2017, joka varattiin loppuun ennätysajassa.
On 12th of March we revealed the signing of Aleksi “allu” Jalli to a two-year contract and announced our return to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Today we are thrilled to shed light on the rest of our new lineup.
Kufdon will play in the upcoming HCT Oslo. Read more for info on the tournament
We sat with newly signed Aleksi “allu” Jalli for a lengthy interview, discussing 2017 and his time in FaZe and OpTic aswell as the original ENCE 2016 lineup and what he has learned from that time and what he expects from the upcoming ENCE lineup.
Rainbow Six Pro League has returned for Year 3 Season 1
Serral does it again as he cleansweeps Group B at WESG
Live coverage from the World Electronic Sports Games Starcraft II tournament
Counter-Strike is deep in the DNA of ENCE, with it being the game we made our return around in the beginning of 2016, and with the ownership of the team having decades of cumulative experience in the game franchise.
Pelicans, a hockey club playing in the Finnish hockey league Liiga, together with Finland’s biggest esports organization ENCE, have agreed to enter into a close collaboration never seen before in the Finnish sports industry.
WESG returns for 2018 with a $400,000 Starcraft II tournament
This week we’ve seen a remarkable run from Joona “Serral” Sotala at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championships in Katowice, Poland, where the recent WCS Leipzig champion came in hungry for another trophy.
Unbelievable comeback scores Serral a spot in the semi-finals at IEM Katowice 2018! Read more…
Coverage from the Starcraft II IEM Katowice 2018 Championships
Meillä on tänään suuri ilo julkaista kaivattuja muutoksia SFPL:n turnausjärjestelmään sekä SFPL:n uusi kausi.
We are happy to announce the new season of SFPL, read more for changes, prizes and how to get involved
Live coverage from the Six Invitational in Montreal, Canada.
Coverage from the IEM PyeongChang Starcraft II event
Live coverage from the OMEN by HP: Overwatch tournament at Assembly Winter 2018
Assembly Winter 2018 Preview: Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege
The PIT Championships have returned for a second season and ENCE have been invited to compete in the European region of the tournament. This will be the first official tournament that we will get to see the new lineup when the event starts on January 22nd.
With a new year starting it is time to give more information about our 2018 plans in Overwatch. As we revealed a few weeks ago we started building the roster for 2018 with Oula “OLBAA” Räsänen at the helm.
Today we would like to welcome the newest member of the ENCE Rainbow Six Siege team Aleksi ‘UUNO’ Työppönen, who joins us from PENTA Academy.
We are excited to announce the official start of the SFPL as a FACEIT affiliate. Aside from the FPL qualifier slots for the invitational ladder, we are distributing a total of 1500 € worth of prize money and products for the most successful players.
Today we announce the departure of Ville ‘Sha77e’ Palola from the ENCE Rainbow Six Siege team as he is transferred to PENTA in good spirits between the player and the teams.
Live coverage from the Nordic Championship at DreamHack Winter 2017
Today marks a great day at ENCE, as we announce our collaboration with Telia. We share similar values in broadening esports awareness and responsibility as well as creating a more professional environment for today’s and tomorrow’s esports superstars in Finland.
Kufdon brings you the next Deadly Decks as he takes a look at Warlock Zoo
Tänä viikonloppuna ammattipelaajista koostuva ENCE eSports ja tubettajista koostuva Kaneliässät –tiimi kohtaavat eeppisissä Overwatch-peleissä lauantaina 11.11. klo 19-21.
Counter-Strike on iso osa ENCE esportsin väen historiaa ja haluamme olla osana kehittämässä uusien suomalaisten menestystarinoiden syntyä. ENCE ja FACEIT ylpeänä esittelee Suomi Pro Leaguen, joka tulee olemaan iso ponnahduslauta kohti kansainvälisiä pelikenttiä.
Counter-Strike is a big part of ENCE’s core history and we want to be a part of writing the next chapter of success in the Finnish scene. ENCE and FACEIT are proud to present Suomi Pro League, which is going to be a big catapult towards the international scene for young new talents.
The biggest StarCraft II event of the year is upon us as the WCS Global Playoffs kick off this weekend in Los Angeles on October 27-29, 2017. ENCE is proud to be a part of the spectacle as our star player Serral has managed to earn his way into the tournament by placing 3rd in the WCS ranking this year.
Rainbow Six EU Pro League Year 2 Season 3 Coverage
Part three of Serrals adventures in South Korea
Tule haastamaan ENCE:n Baito & natu sekä pelitubettajia ja voita huippupalkintoja!
Coverage from the new Overwatch Legend Series Season 1
Our new series for Rainbow Six will see us investigate the operators of the game
ROG Challenge Tour tuo 2.9. Tampereen Verkkokauppa Pirkkalaan pelitubettajat ja Suomen parhaat pelaajat.
This summer ASUS and Republic of Gamers will have their coolest booth yet at Assembly. Enter the world of ROG and come and try out all of our new awesome products. Bring your friends and compete in a 3vs3 Overwatch Tournament or showcase your skill in CS:GO solo FFA Tournament for a chance to win nice ROG products. You can also just hang out and get free slush drinks and enjoy gaming. Do not miss your chance to join the Republic at the ASUS ROG booth!
It is that time of the year again where we see the best foreigners try their chances at the Korean superstars of Starcraft II. The event which will see eight foreigners travel to Seoul, South Korea to face off against the eight best players in the country.
Assembly returns once again for a summer outing and that means not only is there a huger LAN party but some of the best eSports in the country. ENCE will be there in full force for the eSports events but also special fan events throughout the weekend
The Rainbow Six team qualify from EU Pro League and now head to Gamescom for the LAN finals
ENCE welcome the new Overwatch Head Analyst Tuutsi
Coverage from the Starcraft II event at DreamHack Jönköping
Coverage from the Hearthstone event at this years DreamHack Summer
Live coverage of the DreamHack Austin Hearthstone event
Live coverage from DreamHack Austin Starcraft II event
A look into the upcoming changes for Hearthstone with the Year of the Mammoth and Journey To Un’Goro
ENCE’s Overwatch team will head to Copenhagen at Easter time, 13.-15. Apr, where Denmark’s largest eSports event Copenhagen Games is hosted yearly
Updates on the Overwatch team and addition of the final member
Preview and Interview with Serral looking towards Katowice
Coverage from the Overwatch Assembly Winter tournament
A preview of the upcoming Overwatch tournament taking place at Assembly Winter 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.
As our CEO Petri “Procyon” Hämälä stated in his year in review-article, our possible addition for the upcoming year is Overwatch. However, to do so we need to find a team that fits our values.
ENCE returned into eSports with Counter-Strike team in start of this year. During the year we have expanded into other titles as well, by adding StarCraft II and Hearthstone players. Counter-Strike is one of the main titles of eSports and heart of Finnish eSports.
The Starcraft II 6v Cup brings together the best players in Finland to battle it out to find out who is the best player in the country.
ESEA S23 Premier features 24 teams with two teams advancing to ESEA S23 Global Premiere Challenge
The E-LEAGUE Europeon Minor tournament kicks off Friday 4th November and 8 teams will be battling it out for 2 spots at the Major qualifier.
Today we unfortunately part ways with one of our players, Juho ‘juhob’ Lampinen who has been with us since we relaunched ENCE
We at ENCE are excited to announce that together with ASUS ROG and Jimm’s we have put together something very special.
Serral wins TaKe’s Penthouse Party with a 4-1 win over HeroMarine
ENCE and Finnish gaming chair manufacturer Ulti-mat start a collaboration!
ENCE wins IeSF World Championship 2016. Read more for a full recap of the event!
Coverage of the IeSF World Championship 2016
ENCE are the IESF2016 Champions after taking down TyLoo 2-1
Today we are incredibly excited to announce the Starcraft II roster will be strengthened by the return of Serral to the ENCE eSports organisation.
Here at ENCE we believe we have managed to reach many of our goals we set for 2016. We’ve managed to become the clear number one eSports organization in Finland and a fan favourite, without forgetting all our foreign fans as well.
This week the Counter-Strike team is going to Vierumäki for a training camp before the IeSF World Championships in Indonesia. The event which takes place Thursday 29th September until Monday 3rd October will be a good chance for the ENCE team to work together and come together as a team.
Today we are ready to announce our full Counter-Strike: Global Offensive line-up for the rest of the 2016 season.
Today marks a change in ENCE’s Counter-Strike lineup as we have to say farewell to one of our players.
We are happy to bring you the new ENCE eSports website. Read more to find out about the new key features!
Live coverage from DreamHack Montreal as Welmu competes in the Starcraft II WCS Summer Circuit
Coverage from the Global Grand Masters 2016 CSGO tournament
Full coverage from the ESEA EU Season 22 Premier Division
Coverage from the ASUS ROG Assembly Summer 2016 Counter Strike Event
ENCE eSports is known as Finland’s leading eSports organization and houses the first-ever Finnish CS:GO team with full-time pro players. After announcing their partnership earlier this year, Xtrfy and ENCE now unveil a co-branded gaming product.
Today we are happy to announce another expansion of the ENCE team as we step into the world of Hearthstone and welcome our first player to the division Antti ‘Kufdon’ Lammi. Having recently expanded into Starcraft II we are excited to branch further out into the eSports industry to other games and look forward to the future of Hearthstone.
The past five months has been a roller-coaster of negatives and positives for our Counter-Strike squad. As we acquired this lineup back in January, we strongly believed the foundation we had built possessed the ingredients for continuous development with the support of the organization.
“We’re really happy to announce our new partnership with ENCE. Not only because they’re at the very forefront of the Finnish eSports scene, but also since we’ve previously worked with players as well as other members of the organization and value their experience”, says Erik Jensen, Co-founder of Xtrfy.
ENCE are happy to announce the latest addition to the organization in the form of Vesa ‘Welmu’ Hovinen. The Finnish Protoss player will be the talent that will represent ENCE in Starcraft II as we launch the new division today along side our Counter Strike team.
We here at ENCE are delighted to welcome Nordicbet, a Swedish Sportsbook Casino and Poker company, as one of its sponsors as of today. This collaboration gives a new level of access for Nordicbet in the world of eSports.
We are delighted to announce that ENCE eSports and Jimm’s PC-Store have come to an agreement to start a collaboration and Jimm’s will be one of our sponsors in 2016.
Today we welcome ASUS ROG as our title sponsor and will be using ENCE.ASUSROG as our tag. This collaboration also means that our players will be equipped with the best hardware for serious gaming.