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ENCE has lately not been living up to their reputation as they face a never-ending slump which has extended far too long for their liking. Facing their third straight defeat in the ESL Pro League Season 11 against Astralis yesterday, the losing streak for the Finnish team has now extended to 8 straight matches in a row.
Ever since the departure of Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen last year, ENCE has slowly lost its footing as a top tier team. Loosing 9 out of their last 10 matchups, they find themselves on the verge of getting eliminated from the currently on-going ESL Pro League.
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The Finnish roster has a lot to figure out and they need to implement the necessary changes soon before it is too late. We have all witnessed the fall of the Finnish organization in the past as well, this edition of the team started out really strong, even going on to finish as the runners up of Katowice Major last year.
But their recent form is a long lost reflection of their former self, how they come out of this slump is totally dependent on them figuring out the root cause of all their problems, which might require them to make some hard decisions as well.
According to stats recorded on HLTV, ENCE has won just 8 out of the 27 games that they have played since the start of 2020, with a win rate of just 29.62% the team has dropped 10 ranks on the global rank list, from 12th at the start of the year to 22nd in the recent update.
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Let’s see how long before ENCE can stabilize themselves, and if they do so with or without making changes to their roster.