Sources: HAVU Gaming to acquire Aerial from ENCE

HAVU Gaming is set to acquire Aerial from ENCE, according to sources
HAVU Gaming is set to acquire Aerial from ENCE, according to sources / Photo courtesy of DreamHack

HAVU Gaming has acquired and is set to announce the addition of Jani "Aerial" Jussila to its CS:GO roster from ENCE, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Aerial has been on the ENCE inactive list since late October, and the transfer between the two organizations has already been completed in connection with ENCE's acquisition of Joonas "doto" Forss.

Aerial originally joined ENCE in April 2018 alongside Jere "sergej" Salo, Sami "xseveN" Laasanen, Aleksib, and allu. As a five player lineup, they finished runner-up to Astralis at the IEM Katowice Major in 2019 and won BLAST Pro Series Madrid 2019. Prior to those additions, ENCE had not fielded a professional lineup since 2017.

HAVU has been widely considered the second best team in Finland for years. They started off 2020 with a third place finish at Flashpoint Season 1 and then won several smaller European tournaments throughout the year, beating the likes of Endpoint and ForZe. They added xseveN in August, who will get to reunite with his former teammate in Aerial.

At this time it is unclear how ENCE will fill out the rest of their roster or if they plan to continue on with the same core of players, with just four men listed as active. They announced publicly today that they are internally processing a series of events regarding members of the team explaining a rift that had formed between them and the veteran AWPer Aleksi "allu" Jalli. This tweet by sergej was shared by current and former members of the team after allu's appearance on a recent HLTV Confirmed Episode.