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 as an organization fully supports the teams wish to withdraw, as the league with its 17 regular season games hinders a considerable amount of well-needed practice and rest time to keep competing with the worlds best in tournaments around the world simultaneously. While competing in the ESL Pro League is something the players would’ve wanted to qualify for – we also understand there is a packed tournament circuit the team is participating in which they wish to prioritize.
“Withdrawing from MDL is not something we wanted to do, we tried to figure out a way to play the remaining 15 matches. Having only 7 days for that it is simply impossible, we also don’t want to spend all our time for that and rather focus on our practice to improve for the many upcoming events within the next 3 months”, says Slaava “Twista” Räsänen, Head Coach of ENCE CS:GO
Fully packed tournament calendar forces the team take decisions to keep their schedule sustainable
Coming next for our CS:GO team is cs_summit 4 from May 23rd, followed by DreamHack Masters Dallas from May 28th. The following summer will be a very busy time for the team and our fans will have plenty of action to catch with the team competing against the world’s elite teams.