Heroic bring back Snappi

Heroic have announced that they have re-signed former player Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer.

The 29-year-old joins the team as a replacement for Adam "⁠friberg⁠" Friberg, who quit Heroic on Tuesday to seek a new challenge in his career after 18 months with the Danish side.

Snappi is no stranger to Heroic, having donned the organisation's colours for almost two years between 2016 and 2018. He left the team along with Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen to join OpTic but found success hard to come by under the famed North American organisation and was released in June.

Snappi returns to Heroic

Despite Snappi's extensive experience as an in-game leader, Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer will continue to be the team's shot-caller, giving the veteran Dane the freedom "to play the positions he likes the most," according to Heroic.

“Snappi is what we needed in the team because he brings the experience and stability that we lost in friberg," team coach Frederik "⁠LOMME⁠" Nielsen said in a statement.

"He fits into our system and roles and he’s gonna make the team and everyone in it play better. We have the perfect mix of players with insane aim and skill, while also having great teamplay.”

Heroic, who will make their first appearance with the new line-up in the ECS Season 8 Pinnacle Cup, kicking off September 10, now have:

Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen
Denmark Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer
Denmark Martin "⁠stavn⁠" Lund
Denmark Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup
Denmark Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer

Denmark Frederik "⁠LOMME⁠" Nielsen (coach)

Denmark Daniel "⁠mertz⁠" Mertz (inactive)

Denmark Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Frederik 'LOMME' Nielsen
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Daniel 'mertz' Mertz
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1250
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1616
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
556
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
gz
2019-08-29 12:34
#20
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China KoreanFan
Expected.
2019-08-29 12:36
+1
2019-08-29 13:20
#101
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Netherlands JUNG13
-Snappi +Snappi SeemsGood
2019-08-29 16:40
BRING BACK MERTZ FOR FUCKS SAKE
2019-08-29 23:58
gz
2019-08-29 12:37
gz
2019-08-29 12:37
Friberg got kicked for "building young team" then 29 y.o bot joined. Gj heroic
2019-08-29 12:43
#36
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Australia Leftistt
Didn't Friberg leave?
2019-08-29 12:44
+1 Meanwhile mertz is on the bench
2019-08-29 12:54
#90
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Mexico tscXvnx
> no awper in active roster > a little bit inconsistent but still great awper on the bench > bring washed up noob support
2019-08-29 14:30
friberg left idiot
2019-08-29 13:08
Never thought he's that old , lol... he looks 20/21 at best. Idk why the bring back him if Blamef is igling.
2019-08-29 13:15
Snappi joined as a support player.
2019-08-29 16:24
IGL's are usually very good at playing support. Both requiring hightened awareness of your teammates.
2019-08-30 09:48
Yes, but he's just a support, blameF is still the in-game leader of the team as far as I know.
2019-08-30 09:49
Like Gla1ve, and unlike Karrigan, BlameF can frag while IGL'ing, so I can't imagine them swapping either.
2019-08-30 09:51
Snappi was one of the best player in optic while msl igling.
2019-08-29 18:46
Considering k0nfig was the only player to go positive, yes
2019-08-29 23:59
^ this
2019-08-30 21:39
nice
2019-08-29 12:34
lol
2019-08-29 12:34
WAT
2019-08-29 12:34
Pog
2019-08-29 12:34
#6
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United Kingdom kanezz
0 IQ
2019-08-29 12:35
LOL
2019-08-29 12:34
ok mens)))
2019-08-29 12:35
friburger>snappi
2019-08-29 12:35
#96
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Russia Ilyichee
-1
2019-08-29 16:16
#10
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Iceland 29heldeg
gl
2019-08-29 12:35
Good
2019-08-29 12:35
rip
2019-08-29 12:35
bad
2019-08-29 12:35
#14
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African Union Zawwy
xd
2019-08-29 12:35
#15
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Korea clarityyyy
rip mertz
2019-08-29 12:35
*sad face*
2019-08-29 12:36
#83
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Poland simlar
North: -Jugi +Mertz That could work soo fucking good for North
2019-08-29 13:49
+1
2019-08-29 14:20
Why bring back a former player they should try some new youngster
2019-08-29 16:07
Jugi has trouble living a proper pro life, or at least that's the word out there. But so had Device back in the days.
2019-08-30 09:53
nice
2019-08-29 12:35
#17
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Switzerland TyRRRR
mertz would have made more sense but it's an ok move.
2019-08-29 12:36
It seems nobody wants to keep Mertz, he's like the ScreaM of danish CS.
2019-08-29 12:56
#51
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Switzerland TyRRRR
nah he is just benched in heroic so no one can have him, idk why they benched him he was really good.
2019-08-29 12:58
North didn't want him neither, MSL at that time even said he should go to lower tier CS and figure out how to play smart. I still remember when ScreaM's teammates called him dumb, all skill but no brain.
2019-08-29 13:21
#76
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Switzerland TyRRRR
I think mertz lacked experience in teamplay etc, ScreaM is a different case, he has experience but is very monolithic, he plays very good his role but taht's about it, he can't entry, lurk, AWP, support or IGL. That's why NBK- didn't like pplaying with him, also he disobeyed some calls in the past, that's why bodyy was picked over him in G2.
2019-08-29 13:24
A lot of people forget this ScreaM had an ego like shox and KennyS mixed on steroids, but I think his time in T4 will make him realize he needs to be a team player Mertz hard carried North Academy so he was used to the Freeplay frag style, had he been given an IGL that would've broken him in like a race horse, than he could be the highest skilled Danish AWPer atm. Heroic didn't say anything bad about him leaving, just said they needed change so maybe his team play has gotten better but I still think giving an IGL that'll force the system on him would do him good. That's something a lot of lower teams lack; a system that everyone stands by. That's what made Astralis so good, and apart of the reason Liquid overthrew them (BLAST did them in, Liquid was just the final nail in the coffin)
2019-08-30 00:05
#109
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Switzerland TyRRRR
sorrry dude i va,'t anwser shit im drunk af, i will anwser u later pardon me
2019-08-30 00:07
"Final nail in the coffin" Don't think for a second that they aren't strong contenders for this major. Even TL know they are strong contenders.
2019-08-30 09:56
They are still huge contenders. I saw the nail as in their slip. Not a single event but a slump
2019-08-30 10:11
So it's not the final nail. They lay down in the coffin, and we all wait for them to either burst the lid open, or for someone to close it up with nails.
2019-08-30 11:02
+1
2019-08-29 13:03
#18
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Poland ScR1337
xd
2019-08-29 12:36
what's the point? friberg > snappi
2019-08-29 12:36
Fnatic buy Friberg
2019-08-29 12:38
meh
2019-08-29 12:37
Finally a good decision. blameF to be a fragger again. They still don't have a real awper. es3tag trying to do everything and yet he isn't good at anything. He is average. -es3tag +mertz ?
2019-08-29 12:37
BlameF will still be IGL
2019-08-29 12:47
The article was updated after I commented. Thanks.
2019-08-29 13:23
This team sucks es3tags dick Dont know why but every version of heroic hailed es3tag as a really important player like he has the mosy right haha
2019-08-29 13:01
Yeah, exactly my thoughts. When he was at his best was when he was a lurker/rifler if I remember correctly. Then just before bringing NaTo they made him an awper... This team makes no sense sometimes. Like this move to have Snappi but still have blameF leading :D
2019-08-29 13:24
No they said to nato after the IEM chicago GG.Bet loss to forze that they want to try out es3tag awping
2019-08-29 14:34
So they basically give es3tag priviliegies that i dont understand
2019-08-29 14:34
A lot of stuffs happens behind the scene you will never know a thing of. These things might be reason for them to praise es3tag. Maybe he excels at making other people focus and play their best. Such players exist, and they are rarely praised for this trait, which have way more impact than people think. Tarik is somewhat the same. Not an insanely good player, but he is loved by everyone as a teammate, and is, according to other pro's, never being toxic. You can it being mental support or whatever. Most teams benefit a lot from having such a player onboard.
2019-08-30 10:01
#28
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Sweden Trkmag
Seems logical
2019-08-29 12:38
we need a transfer table!
2019-08-29 12:39
#30
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Sweden Trkmag
Wait wtf he wont be IGLing
2019-08-29 12:40
Worst player is back
2019-08-29 12:42
Snappi styko I can see the similarities
2019-08-29 12:42
lol
2019-08-29 12:42
Honestly I don't see really anything that snappi could bring to the table. His IGLing hasn't been on point in ages, BlameF seems to do that job much better. Besides that, they need an AWPer. Sure, es3tag can do it, but wouldn't mertz have been the better choice? He's still under contract after all.
2019-08-29 12:43
stupid move as expected
2019-08-29 12:45
#38
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Portugal mikel17
nice pick up 100% top 3 danish team
2019-08-29 12:45
#39
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Myanmar xdcc
expected. shouldve went for MSL (if optic gets dropped)
2019-08-29 12:47
#40
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Germany grabke
Overall they really downgraded the whole team. Pretty sure this team is way worse than the last iteration.
2019-08-29 12:47
Bring back nato
2019-08-29 12:49
#43
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Switzerland x676
ok
2019-08-29 12:49
snappi is a bad igl
2019-08-29 12:50
yikers🤣🤣
2019-08-29 12:52
#47
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Finland S0lidarity
Big yikes
2019-08-29 12:55
Nice men)))
2019-08-29 12:55
#49
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United Kingdom Kaiiid
Nato left for this? Wtf
2019-08-29 12:55
#75
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Japan realchigg4
nato left for b0rup and fnatic buy friberg What r you talking about?
2019-08-29 13:23
"and fnatic buy friberg" False. Friberg is a free agent: twitter.com/fribergCS
2019-08-29 16:20
Rip team
2019-08-29 12:58
kick Nato and bring Snappi back ? who did this decision wtf
2019-08-29 13:00
#56
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France JBzOo
Why not bring back nato ??? Bored
2019-08-29 13:02
expected.
2019-08-29 13:02
bad move
2019-08-29 13:04
W H Y
2019-08-29 13:04
#61
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
lmao what for
2019-08-29 13:04
#62
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Russia Sa1to
sad news mens
2019-08-29 13:06
???? Literally just brab Bubski from Tricked & let Blame IGL
2019-08-29 13:06
+1 could have been a solid too 15 roster
2019-08-29 13:08
downgrade for sure
2019-08-29 13:09
Why not NaToSaphix?
2019-08-29 13:17
#69
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Czech Republic PaYaB
Downgrade, they've been solid lately, now they'll fall back to tier4...
2019-08-29 13:19
no good
2019-08-29 13:20
#73
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Finland zimzimaaq
Friberg >>>>>>>> Bot Snappi
2019-08-29 13:21
Nato & friberg died for this LOLOLOLOL
2019-08-29 13:33
WHO?
2019-08-29 13:37
new f's who dont know snappi used to play support and not IGL, this move makes a lot of sense he played way better in Optic after MSL took the IGL role
2019-08-29 13:45
+1
2019-08-29 17:26
#82
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South Africa @FyreCS
Should’ve just brought back Mertz or NatoSaphix as primary awper(s), and get Estag off the awp... he’s been there too long now
2019-08-29 13:48
mertz's goals : sleep forever signed
2019-08-29 13:59
XD!
2019-08-29 14:10
RIP heroic
2019-08-29 14:24
refrezh >>> snappi
2019-08-29 14:26
Really, he is not even descent, he is bad. It is not 1,6. These times are gone, that is the thing that NiP and Heroic need to learn If Zeus from navi can do something (just a very little bit, but he can tho), this one is not capable to play on tier1 level
2019-08-29 14:26
noooooooooooooo xDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-08-29 15:24
"insane aim and skill" es3tag pick one.
2019-08-29 15:58
Snappi 4 bappi
2019-08-29 16:21
Why not Daniel ‘Mertz’ Mertz :(
2019-08-29 16:23
#105
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Brazil SecondKS
+10000000000
2019-08-29 19:19
#104
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Brazil SecondKS
bad moviment!
2019-08-29 19:19
#118
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Sweden Shirone
Gj
2019-08-30 12:43
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