Aerial steps down from ENCE on authorized leave|Dot Esports
The 27-year-old rifler has been playing for ENCE since April 2018 and helped the team win a couple of competitions, such as BLAST Pro Series Madrid in May 2019, and reach the grand finals of the IEM Katowice Major in March 2019.
“I have actually felt problems with my wellness for a while, which eventually hinders my capability to contend at this level,” Aerial said. The 27-year-old recognized that it was incredibly difficult for him to make this decision.
“Now it’s time for me to prioritize myself and my health and wellbeing over everything else.” Aerial completed his declaration by stating that he doesn’t know when he’ll be ready to come back and play again.
Although neither Aerial nor ENCE have actually particularly discussed that he’s leaving due to burnout, numerous leading CS: GO players such as gla1ve, Xyp9x, olofmeister, and Alex McMeekin have had problem with this in 2020.
This leaves ENCE with simply 4 players. As a result, ENCE has actually chosen to withdraw from the Elisa Invitational 2, a Nordic-based tournament that’s set to start next week and will provide a spot at BLAST Premier Fall Showdown in November.
ENCE, though, will need to discover a 5th gamer quickly if the group wants to go to IEM Beijing-Haidian Europe, a competition that they’ve been welcomed to and will range from Nov. 6 to 22. The Finnish organization said that it’s evaluating the scenario and its next actions.