ENCE has existed in one form or another since 2013, but its latest stable iteration came together in January 2016 when the organization signed Aleksi "allu" Jalli and four other players: Tom "stonde" Glad, Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, Juho "juho" Lampinen, and Mikko "xartE" Välimaa.
Roster moves marked ENCE’s first year, but the roster played in 47 tournaments over the course of the year. The massive amount of experience gained by the roster would eventually pay dividends as ENCE won IeSF World Championship 2016 and its $10,000 top prize.
Allu would leave ENCE to join FaZe after eight months. The organization would sign Niko "naSu" Kovanen, Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen, and Tony "arvid" Niemelä over the course of 2016’s final months, but would eventually release its entire roster at the end of 2016.
ENCE announced another new lineup at the start of 2017, but this one lasted for even less time than the previous. By June 2017, ENCE had released another entire roster. ENCE was unwilling to part with the desire of a purely Finnish roster, causing its search for the right mix of players to last into 2018. On April 1, ENCE announced a rebrand before revealing its latest roster four days later:
2019 was ENCE’s most successful year, despite rumors in the spring indicating that ENCE would replace Aleksib after the year’s second major. It began the year by winning the IEM Katowice European Minor before taking second place at the Major proper. The run was impressive and showed off in-game leader Aleksib’s skills at leading a young and skilled team. While ENCE was unable to defeat Astralis in the IEM Katowice Major grand finals, it was an enormous step forward for an organization that remained committed to a Finnish roster.
Despite the loss, ENCE rebounded soon after with win at BLAST Pro Series Madrid and two second-place finishes at DreamHack Masters Dallas and Telia Esports Series Season 1. The team’s success continued at IEM Chicago 2019.
The StarLadder Berlin Major was a different beast, however. With the rumors of Aleksib’s removal from ENCE confirmed by the team prior to the Major, ENCE was unable to deal with the pressure and placed fifth in what was seen as an underperformance from the Finnish team. As had been planned, the organization released aleksib after the Major, signing Miikka "suNny" Kemppi as his replacement.
ENCE then went on a dreadful run, with five subpar performances in a row under allu’s in-game leadership. The team made the finals of the CSGO Asia Championship at the end of 2019, but couldn’t turn the result into momentum going into 2020 as it failed to qualify for IEM Katowice 2020.