Snappi and sAw Leave ENCE

26 Nov 2023
Tit Krajnik 26 Nov 2023
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  • On Sunday, November 26, 2023, ENCE announced the departure of Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and Eetu "sAw" Saha
  • Snappi's departure comes amid rumours of his move to Team Falcons
  • sAw's next destination is still unknown
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On Sunday, November 26, ENCE announced the departure of Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and Eetu "sAw" Saha from the Counter-Strike roster. The departures come shortly after ENCE's semifinal run at CS Asia Championship 2023.

As confirmed, Snappi and sAw won't continue with ENCE, who released both players on Sunday. Snappi's departure from the team hardly comes as a shock, considering he has been linked with a move to Team Falcons. On the other side, sAw's next destination is still unknown.

Snappi and sAw were a part of ENCE since January 2021 and January 2020, respectively, helping the Finnish team accomplish a lot. As a coach, sAw led several different iterations of ENCE, with whom he made the semifinal of PGL Major Antwerp 2022 and in June 2023, won Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023.

Other notable accomplishments sAw and Snappi achieved with ENCE include a runner-up finish at ESL Pro League Season 15, IEM Cologne 2023, IEM Dallas 2022, and Gamers8 2023. Moreover, ENCE placed top-four in several other big events over the years.

In the announcement of his departure, Snappi thanked ENCE for trusting him as the in-game leader. He also revealed that he had many lucrative offers on the table during that time but prioritised winning and decided to stay with ENCE.

sAw also thanked the organisation for the opportunity and explained his reasons for the departure, stating that leaving ENCE is the beginning of something even better.

"As they say, all good things come to an end. I definitely think this is an end to something good, but on the other hand, you can also say it’s the beginning of something even better. The decision to look for new opportunities wasn’t easy, but I feel that it was necessary at this point in my career."

With Snappi and sAw's departure from ENCE, the Counter-Strike team is left with four active players on its roster and no coach. As it stands now, ENCE have yet to confirm or announce who will fill in the voids.

ENCE Is Left With:

  • Guy “NertZ” Iluz
  • Pavle “Maden” Bošković
  • Paweł "dycha" Dycha
  • Alvaro “SunPayus” Garcia