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With four Grand Finals in a row, ENCE have solidified their spot at the top of CS:GO. The Finnish Organization has excelled in spotting raw talented players such as Spinx, dycha, SunPayus, and NertZ and turned them into prolific players on the team led by in-game leader Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer.
We spoke with the latest addition to ENCE Guy "NertZ" Iluz about the Danish IGL.
- Snappi has a really special personality. I was playing with a lot of in-game leaders, and I feel like when you have your in-game leader as a captain, it helps the team a lot. I never met someone like him before. If we have some argument about a situation everyone loves him and respects him, and nobody will say anything, NertZ tells in an interview Pley.gg
“I sacrificed a lot”
The Israelian has had a great impact on the ENCE roster since he arrived at the team six months ago. At the age of 24, he is playing his first full season in Tier-1 Counter-Strike while also averaging a very respectful 1.11 rating against the top 20 teams in the world. But why is it only now, at the age of 24, that Guy "NertZ" Iluz is showing the world of CS, what he is capable of in Tier-1?
- By the sound of it, I am a bit cocky, but I was the best player of Israel for almost four-five years. I needed to start the service of the army, which not everyone is doing. After three years of service, I was almost 22 years old and had not played competitively. After I finished the army, I started playing FPL and this is why I was late (to breaking through). I am playing how I am playing right now because I sacrificed a lot. This is my dream from the start of my journey, from when I was 12 years old, that I wanted to be a competitive player, so I will do everything to be the best, NertZ explains.
When asked to put words on his own career so far, the ENCE player took a long pause before answering.
- A guy that didn’t show everything he can show.
At Pro League Season 18 we will see if NertZ and ENCE can show even more than they have already delivered in 2023. In their opening round later today, they face Evil Geniuses in a match, where ENCE are huge favorites.
In the full interview below you can hear more about NertZ and also hear where he ranks ENCE among the best teams in the world.