ENCE secures finals spot at ESL Pro League Season 15

The first finalist of the ESL Pro League Season 15 has been decided, as ENCE managed to take down NIP. The Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer-led squad won in convincing 2-0 fashion.

The European mixture opened strong on their map pick, Nuke. They gathered a 7-0 lead after a successful pistol round before NIP could answer. But the Swedes only managed a couple of rounds as they headed into halftime 12-3 down.

A successful force buy in the second round of the half set the Ninjas up for a comeback but didn’t manage to close the gap. Ence took the map 16-10.

Going into their pick, Ancient, NIP once again had a weak start. Down 5-0, they woke up to make it a closer scoreline, eventually tieing the map at 11-11.

But ENCE took over momentum again, reaching series point at 15-12. A desperate force buy win extended play to 30 rounds.

But a successful 1v1 clutch by Lotan “Spinx” Giladi sealed NIP’s faith.

ENCE have secured a spot in the grand final, their first in an S-tier event since IEM Chicago 2019. They will face the winner of the Furia-FaZe Clan match.

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