“ENCE Triumphs Over Top-Ranked Heroic in Electrifying Double-Header”

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Nuke to Overpass ENCE's Remarkable Journey to the Gamers8 Grand Final

In an electrifying contest on Nuke, ENCE started with a strong 2-0 lead, thanks to pivotal plays from Alvaro “⁠SunPayus⁠” Garcia and Paweł “⁠Dycha⁠” Dycha. However, Heroic quickly found their rhythm, with a particularly notable performance from René “⁠TeSeS⁠” Madsen. By halftime, the Danish squad managed a slim 8-7 lead. The momentum swung back and forth as Heroic extended their lead to 12-7, but a resilient ENCE battled back, bringing the score to a close 13-12. Despite the efforts of both teams to clinch victory in regular time, the score was tied at 15-15, pushing the game into a tense double-overtime.

The intense overtime sessions saw both teams giving their all. ENCE was initially behind but returned to a tie in the first overtime. The second overtime was where ENCE truly shone, eventually edging out Heroic with a final score of 22-20. Key players like Paweł “⁠Dycha⁠” Dycha and Pavle “⁠Maden⁠” Bošković played crucial roles, securing 33 and 34 kills, which were instrumental in ENCE’s comeback and eventual triumph.

ENCE PLAYER STATS ON NUKE:

Player Kills Deaths Ratings
dycha 33 26 1.25
Maden 34 28 1.09
SunPayus 29 25 1.05
NertZ 24 25 0.99
Snappi 22 33 0.84


HEROIC PLAYER STATS ON NUKE:

Player Kills Deaths Ratings
sjuush 32 30 1.07
jabbi 27 29 1.06
stavn 29 29 1.01
TeSeS 28 28 1.00
cadiaN 20 26 0.83

Shifting to Overpass in the Gamers8 CSGO semi-finals, ENCE recovered swiftly from an initial 0-2 setback to lead 3-2 early. Heroic’s determined attempts, such as a near-successful B bombsite rush, were met with resistance. Guy “⁠NertZ⁠” Iluz, previously struggling on Nuke with a 0.99 rating, rediscovered his top form on Overpass. By round 10, he showcased a 13-6 K-D and 130 ADR, instrumental in ENCE’s lead. By halftime, ENCE had secured a dominant position with a 10-5 lead over Heroic, especially notable considering Heroic’s success in the initial pistol round.

The second half was a masterclass from ENCE. Spearheaded by NertZ, who finished the CT side with 19 kills, they delivered a flawless T-side performance, winning all six rounds. Overpass concluded with a decisive 16-5 victory for ENCE over the world’s top-ranked Heroic.

ENCE PLAYER STATS ON OVERPASS:

PLAYER KILLS DEATHS RATINGS
NertZ 26 13 1.83
SunPayus 21 8 1.59
dycha 14 13 1.16
Snappi 14 16 1.00
Maden 13 13 1.05

Cloud9 PLAYER STATS ON OVERPASS:

PLAYER KILLS DEATHS RATINGS
TeSeS 15 17 1.14
stavn 15 19 0.79
sjuush 14 17 0.84
jabbi 12 18 0.83
cadiaN 6 17 0.61

Following a hard-fought 22-20 win on Nuke and their overwhelming success on Overpass, ENCE advanced to the Gamers8 CSGO grand final, leaving questions about the future of the top-ranked Heroic squad. ENCE now awaits the winner of G2 vs. Vitality for the championship showdown on Sunday.

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