ENCE’s in-game leader and star rifler Aleksi “allu” Jalli has finally broken his silence over a Finnish podcast host’s recent claims. The star player was blamed for making a biased decision in the benching of Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen that seemed to lead to ENCE’s fall from grace.
A Finnish podcast Urheilucast has added more fuel to the fire in the ENCE situation that had recently defused to some extent. The host made some serious allegations against allu, citing that he played a pivotal role in moving Aleksib to ENCE’s bench. According to the host, allu was jealous of Aleksib’s success and fame among the fans after Katowice Major 2019. Evidence did not seem to back these claims. However, the host did say that he hears this information from reliable sources closer to ENCE. According to the podcast, allu was threatened because he felt he was no longer the face of the Finnish organization.
The ENCE captain took notice of the podcast and cleared his position in a series of Tweets. The Finnish captain said that none of his teammates ever brought these issues with him that are now out in public.
“What comes to the Urheilucast-podcast, I’ll note that the claims are very absurd. I wish that each one of us would consider what kind of allegations we make about other people. I feel the podcast of Seppänen is very hurtful, and insulting by its nature,” allu said.
The captain further said that he made some mistakes in his career, and has always been open to resolving issues privately. He also denied having any dictatorial power over roster changes and general decision making in the organization.
This addition to the brewing ENCE drama didn’t help the organization in its attempt to defuse the situation. The Finnish organization had recently commented on the previous Jere “sergej” Salo, allu, and Miikka “suNny” Kemppiscene drama by making an official statement.
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It seems that the podcast where allu spilled the beans about the major roster change in 2019 that saw Aleksib dropping from the main lineup has caused a frenzy that continues to get worst. Aleksib’s move to OG shook ENCE to the core, resulting in zero big wins from the Finnish quintet.
“I was also part of it of course, but it wasn’t only me obviously, I’m not a dictator who decides everything and how everything needs to go,” allu said.
The organization was a bit late to the drama with its statement, as the damage had already been done. The tension between allu and suNny resulted in the latter transferring to the bench, leaving ENCE with only three active players. The Finnish organization is going through a major slump after two of its players left the team citing motivational and health issues. suNny’s departure only adds to the crumbling situation at ENCE, and these podcasts are not helping.