ENCE has recently bid farewell to two of its key Counter-Strike roster members, Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer and Eetu “sAw” Saha. Their departure marks the end of a significant era for ENCE, as both players were instrumental in driving the team to impressive heights in the competitive CS:GO landscape.
During their three-year tenure with ENCE, the Snappi and sAw duo were pivotal in propelling the team to the number 2 spot in the world rankings. Their journey with ENCE was highlighted by a series of remarkable achievements, including a title victory at IEM Dallas 2023 and runners-up finishes at ESL Pro League Season 15 and IEM Cologne 2023. Their contributions were not limited to these accolades; they also secured top-four placements at the PGL Major Antwerp, among other significant events.
The Future Paths of Snappi and sAw
As Snappi exits ENCE, he is reportedly poised for a move to Falcons, indicating a new chapter in his professional journey. On the other hand, sAw’s future endeavors remain a topic of curiosity, with his next destination yet to be disclosed. Snappi, reflecting on his time with ENCE, expressed gratitude for the trust placed in him as a captain and acknowledged the multiple lucrative offers he received from other teams during his stint.
However, he emphasized his priority for winning, a condition that ENCE facilitated. Similarly, sAw conveyed his appreciation for the organization and his teammates, recognizing the necessity of seeking new opportunities at this juncture in his career.
ENCE’s Response and Future Outlook
ENCE’s CEO, Mika “miqaqu” Kuusisto, and General Manager, Niklas “Willkey” Ojalainen, expressed their gratitude to both Snappi and sAw for their trust and contributions. They acknowledged the duo’s role in laying the groundwork for ENCE’s future.
While the organization made concerted efforts to retain them with attractive contract extensions, it respected their decision to pursue new paths.
With the departure of Snappi and sAw, ENCE’s roster now comprises Guy “NertZ” Iluz, Pavle “Maden” Bošković, Paweł “dycha” Dycha, and Alvaro “SunPayus” Garcia. This lineup suggests a phase of transition and adaptation for the team as it navigates the competitive landscape of CS2 in the coming seasons.
In summary, the exits of Snappi and sAw from ENCE not only mark the end of a successful chapter but also pave the way for new opportunities and challenges for both the players and the organization.