Today marks a change in ENCE’s Counter-Strike lineup as we have to say farewell to one of our players.
ENCE eSports and FaZe Clan have come to an agreement that will see Aleksi ”allu” Jalli departing the former to join the latter. We were contacted by FaZe Clan late Sunday on the possibility of a buyout of allu’s contract from ENCE. As allu indicated interest in pursuing this opportunity, we proceeded to handle the transfer together with FaZe Clan. Negotiations were handled in the most professional manner and all involved parties have been kept up-to-date in the process.
“We want to support our players to improve as athletes and people, provide them with career development – always looking at both sides of the coin; player and the team.
“allu has provided a lot of know-how to the team and been a valuable asset for our organization. After consideration our joint conclusion was that this is the right step for him.
“ENCE is and will in continue to be the leading eSports organization in Finland, including the best Finnish Counter-Strike line-up.” says Petri “Procyon” Hämälä, CEO of ENCE eSports.
“We’re very excited to bring Allu to FaZe Clan. He’s a legend in CS:GO & we’re super excited to bring him back on the main stage where he belongs. Thank you to ENCE for being helpful and supportive during this transfer. We appreciate the professionalism” says Thomas Oliveira of FaZe
As of today allu is being released from his contract as per his buyout clause. We would like to thank Aleksi for his efforts towards the team and the organization and wish him the best of luck in his new team.
“It’s definitely sad to see a player like allu leave the team, but we as an organization didn’t want to stand in his way and quickly negotiated a deal that satisfied everyone involved. We look toward the future of ENCE in CS with plenty of courage and will continue to work towards building a Finnish team that everyone can be proud of.” says Joona “natu” Leppänen, Marketing Director of ENCE eSports.
Counter-Strike will remain a focus in ENCE eSports and we will be giving updates on our future plans in the coming weeks.
For the next weeks, including ESEA Global Challenge in Katowice, we will have Joona “natu” Leppänen filling the void and playing together with the team.