Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen, who guided ENCE for two extremely successful seasons, has a new team: OG, which is entering Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports.
ENCE tweeted Wednesday that Aleksib had been transferred to another club on Sunday, though it did not name his new employer.
A short time later, Aleksib tweeted, "Proud to announce that I will be playing under @OGesports. Long journey ahead of us, let's get to work! #DreamOG"
The team wrote on Twitter, "Thank you for unforgettable moments we had through the 16 month long journey, especially the (championship) in Madrid and a fairytale run in Katowice. We wish you the best in your next chapter."
Aleksib, a 22-year-old Finland native, led ENCE to the StarSeries i-League Season 6 championship in October 2018, the championship of DreamHack Open Winter 2018 last December and then the BLAST Pro Series: Madrid 2019 crown in May.
ENCE also reached the final of the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII-Katowice Major 2019 in March, falling to Astralis, and the final of the Intel Extreme Masters XIV-Chicago in July, losing to Team Liquid.
Aleksib began his second stint with ENCE in April 2018, having previously been with the team from August-December 2016. He also has competed for Recursive eSports, SkitLite Gaming, Findictus, ENCORE and HAVU Gaming. ENCE recently replaced him in its lineup with Miikka "suNny" Kemppi.
OG revealed its first CS:GO squad on Wednesday, announcing the acquisition of Aleksib along with Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, formerly of Team Vitality; Valdemar "valde" Bjorn Vangsa, formerly of North; Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski, formerly of ALTERNATE aTTaX; Issa "ISSAA" Murad, formerly of HellRaisers.
--Field Level Media