ENCE take down BNB, advance to playoffs at EPL S14

ENCE take down BNB, advance to playoffs at EPL S14

Second time in a row.

The most important match finished first.

Fifth round in group A of ESL Pro League Season 14 featured all six teams clashing at the same time, but the biggest game wasn’t the one on the main stream. ENCE Esports, who performed on a very high level throughout the week faced off against Bad News Bears, North American squad, yet to pick up a single map victory in the event.

It looked bleak for the bears since the very beginning, as Finnish squad fired with an eco round after a pistol loss and cruised to a massive “13-2” half on Overpass, quickly closing the map, “16-4”. Nuke, once again, proved to be a closer affair, but ENCE picked up nine rounds on their attack and despite Bad News Bears’s best efforts to get back into contention, ENCE Esports were poised until the final round, winning their own map choice “16-11” and securing the series victory, “2-0”.

This result guaranteed Finnish team their second EPL playoff appearance in a row, as they are going to join Team Vitality in the Round of 12, while Heroic will continue their campaign in the quarterfinals. Bad News Bears, meanwhile, will be able to use all that experience during the upcoming NA RMR, as they are still in contention for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 berth.