The Finnish Counter Strike: Global Offensive side ENCE have rounded out their 2022 lineup with the signature of Montenegrin Pavle "Maden" Boscovic.
ENCE have confirmed the signing of the 23-year-old, who makes the switch from FunPlus Phoenix. The rifler will replace Joonas "doto" Forss, who was benched earlier this month after posting some disappointing performances.
Maden played under the ENCE banner for a brief time during IEM Winter, where he stood in for Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer, and that small amount of experience with his new teammates could prove crucial in earlier tournaments.
He has been sitting on the bench at FunPlus Phoenix since November, when the Chinese organization decided to end its CS:GO division and placed all of its members on the transfer list.
Although the FPX project was ultimately a failure, Maden posted some strong numbers, maintaining a 1.09 rating in 2021. At the age of 23, he still retains plenty of potential, and he’ll be hoping to help ENCE return to the world's top 10, where they peaked at 7th in 2021.
ENCE coach Eetu "sAw" Saha said: "We are very excited to bring Maden into the team! We already had a brief encounter with him at IEM Winter and he left a good first impression.
"Rolewise, there will be some changes to make Maden comfortable and make the team function better."
The new roster will have its first chance to make its mark at the play-ins for IEM Katowice in mid-February. The first big tournament of the year, ENCE will need to qualify if they want to start their campaign in strong fashion.