ENCE Release Doto

ENCE Release Doto

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Joonas "doto" Forss has been officially released from ENCE on Wednesday, February 2.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Joonas “doto” Forss has been officially released from ENCE on Wednesday, February 2. The news comes only weeks after he got benched in favor of Pavle “Maden” Bošković

A New Chapter

As of Wednesday, doto is no longer a member of ENCE CS:GO esports team. The Finnish squad released the 25-year-old from his contract in the aftermath of his benching in January.

Doto leaves ENCE as an experienced CS:GO player, having spent the past six years in the scene. The Finn made his professional debut in November 2015, when he joined Recursive eSports, but left the team soon after and found himself homeless for over two years.

Although doto remained involved in the CS:GO scene throughout that time, he couldn’t find a permanent home. Instead, he was seen competing for some lesser teams until March 2018, when he got signed by Conquer Gaming.

Doto spent the next five months at Conquer Gaming but couldn’t make a name for himself in the top leagues. He left the team in July, and trialed for NYYRIKKI Esports, but without much success.

Again finding himself without a team, doto returned to compete in lesser competitions until April 2019, when he joined KOVA Esports. With his new team, doto achieved reasonable success in domestic tournaments and, in late 2019, secured a contract with HAVU.

With HAVU, doto would enjoy reasonable success in the European CS:GO scene. He won several tournament titles, including Funspark ULTI 2020 – Europe, Elisa Finnish Championship 2020, and BLAST Rising 2020.

After a successful tenure with HAVU, doto joined ENCE in late 2020 alongside coach Eetu “sAw” Saha. Unfortunately, ENCE decided to go international shortly after, moving away from fielding an all-Finnish roster.

This started a wave of roster changes, which continued into January 2022, when ENCE decided to cut ties with doto in favor of maden.

ENCE Decide For A Different Approach

Doto joined ENCE in November 2021 but got cut from the team just over a year later, in January 2022. The roster change followed the Finnish esports organization’s decision to reform its CS:GO esports roster to include international talent.

The process started with signing the former c0ntact duo in Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer and Lotan “Spinx” Giladi in January 2021, with more changes following throughout the year. In June, ENCE added another polish player, Paweł “dycha” Dycha, and most recently maden, who signed with the Finnish team at the end of January.

ENCE has gained some traction since deciding to rebuild the roster in 2021. The team spent the majority of the year around top-20 in the global ladder and peaked at no.7 in November.

Most notably, ENCE finished second at IEM Fall Europe and qualified for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021. There they would reach the Legends Stage but were unable to go further.

But despite showing improvement, the organization decided that a change was needed ahead of the 2022 season. As announced, ENCE felt like they needed to make adjustments to be able to fight with the best teams in the world, which ushered in the departure of doto.

“I’m not looking for anything particular. Of course, it would be nice to join an existing project instead of having to grind from the bottom again, but I’m not against that if I see potential in it,” said doto.

“Overall my ambitions for the future are to keep improving as an individual and reaching new heights with whatever team that might be.”

As a free agent, doto is now free to explore his options and join any team that is ready to pick him up.