Snappi Takes Dig At BLAST Qualification Process For Non-Partner CSGO Teams


Snappi Takes a Dig at BLAST Qualification Process for Non-Partner CS:GO Teams

ENCE shotcaller celebrated by firing some literal shots!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Following ENCE's qualification for BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown 2022 Snappi took a sarcastic jab at the tournament organizer's for its qualification process.
Through his statement, Snappi pointed out the number of qualifiers a non-partner CS:GO team has to go through in order to qualify for BLAST Spring/Fall Showdown.
ENCE had to compete in two qualifiers to reach Spring Showdown and must achieve a victory at this event to further compete in Spring Finals.

Finnish esports organization, ENCE, has shown great form in the last few months qualifying for the playoffs of ESL Pro League Season 15 and BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown 2022.

Shifting from a completely Finnish lineup in 2021 to an international roster comprising of European players ahead of the 2022 competitive season, ENCE has gone on to show great team chemistry both on and off the server.

The team was victorious at Fantasyexpo EU Champions: Spring 2022, through which ENCE qualified for BLAST Spring Showdown. Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer celebrated this by taking a sarcastic dig at BLAST Premier's lengthy qualification process for non-partner CS:GO teams.

Snappi takes a sarcastic dig at BLAST Premier's lengthy qualification process

BLAST Premier has opened all its tournaments to both partner and non-partner CS:GO teams, with the former getting more priority over the latter across both the qualification process and the number of competing teams.

The same was highlighted by the IGL (in-game leader) of ENCE, Snappi, who took an indirect dig at the tournament organizers for the incredibly tedious method of making it through to the two final stages - Spring and Fall.

Many in the CS:GO community resonated with the message that ENCE's captain was conveying via the ironic statement, where the word 'qualify' in all its tenses was used a total of eight times!

ENCE's journey to BLAST Spring Showdown was not easy, starting with a direct invite to Fantasyexpo EU Champions: Spring 2022 - European Qualifier where they finished second to qualify for Fantasyexpo EU Champions: Spring 2022.

Here the Finnish organization finished first to qualify for the BLAST Premier: Spring European Showdown 2022, which shall feature a total prize pool of $67,500 USD (INR 51,27,543) and is scheduled to take place from 27th April to 1st May.

Statement by ENCE CS:GO Analyst following BLAST Showdown qualification

Statement by ENCE CS:GO Analyst following BLAST Showdown qualification

Snappi also noted that he was glad ENCE was directly invited to the European qualifier of Fantasyexpo EU Champions and did not have to compete through the open qualifier similar to teams like ROYALS, SACRAMENTO, and Wolsung.

The European lineup will be seen in action soon at the playoffs of ESL Pro League Season 15 which is scheduled to take place from 5th to 10th April.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.