TIGER make U-turn on lineup plans

TIGER have backtracked on their plans to add Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer and Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield to their roster following the team's recent success, HLTV.org has learned.

Bold "⁠ncl⁠" Batsuh and Yesuntumur "⁠nin9⁠" Gantulga had looked to be on their way out of the Mongolian team after TIGER had launched procedures with a view to signing the European duo.

The double change seemed all but done, with Snappi having even been bought out of his contract with Heroic, according to a tweet from the Danish organisation's CEO, Erik Askered.

smooya's future is now unclear

However, HLTV.org has learned that TIGER's run of success in recent weeks has seen the team gain renewed faith from the management, who will keep the lineup unchanged for the time being.TIGER are currently leading the Asian RMR Rankings after beating TYLOO to the region's ESL One: Road to Rio title. Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga's side followed up on that success by winning the Weibo Cup Asian Championship, in which they defeated ViCi, BTRG and Invictus.

With Snappi and smooya already under contracts, it is likely that TIGER will entertain offers for the European pair.

Snappi, who joined Astralis on a short-term deal on Thursday, wrote on Twitter that he hopes to reveal more details about his next team "soon enough". HLTV.org knows that the Danish tactician has already held exploratory talks with a number of European teams.

It remains to be seen what the future will hold for smooya, who had joined TIGER on a free transfer. The British AWPer is looking to get his career back on track after leaving Chaos less than three months into his deal due to being unable to obtain a P-1 visa because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mongolia Yesuntumur 'nin9' Gantulga
Yesuntumur 'nin9' Gantulga
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
710
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
Mongolia Bold 'ncl' Batsuh
Bold 'ncl' Batsuh
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
426
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1187
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
#3
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Sweden quacke
Sad for smooya and Snappi! Hopefully they can both land on their feet. I was really hoping for this to be a win-win for both TIGER and the players, but maybe things will work out regardless.
2020-05-28 15:11
16 replies
#13
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Europe Pflatzi
what happened to #1 and 2 ?
2020-05-28 15:11
4 replies
#17
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Sweden quacke
Some guy posted a double comment, and both got deleted for some reason.
2020-05-28 15:12
3 replies
imagine denying Astralis just to join Tiger
2020-05-28 15:46
2 replies
you can ask kjearbye how that feels i guess
2020-05-28 18:00
More like getting rejected by TIGER and ending up to Astralis instead.
2020-05-30 14:57
why lol? adding smooya and snappi would make them better
2020-05-28 15:15
3 replies
#27
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Sweden quacke
It's also a huge risk making a roster international all of the sudden, and shaking up the roster like that. There were also talks that they would have transitioned to the EU region instead of Asia, which they might not want. I agree with you, it would have been a good move, but it's risky none the less.
2020-05-28 15:19
2 replies
okay. i hope they will stay consistent like this. i'd consider them as the best asian team atm
2020-05-28 15:29
1 reply
#63
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Sweden quacke
Definitely.
2020-05-28 16:05
Smooya looked pretty confident about his new team but lul waduhek
2020-05-28 15:47
Sad for snappi I don't think so He is stand in for xyp9x Astralis snappi ez
2020-05-28 15:52
5 replies
#82
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Sweden quacke
I don't think they'll pick him up honestly.
2020-05-28 18:17
4 replies
me neither, but it would still looks good on the gamer cv ecksde
2020-05-28 19:53
3 replies
#95
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Sweden quacke
Lmao, given he performs. If he doesn't, he's probably not finding his way to a top tier team.
2020-05-28 19:58
2 replies
He was already at the end of his carreer. Going to asia for the $$$. I can understand the reason behind it. When all of a sudden bigpants astralis swings by to say: "ay, we wanna u with us for sum time. down?". Asia team recently aquired snappi, but they be like: "Myea, whatever. We'll just 'ave a nap with our domesticated cats". At this point I'm only looking forward to see, whatever is going on in Astralis. I wanna see them fail hard, but at the same time I also wanna see them reach new highs. I wanna see a more brawl-style gameplan with jugi and esetag. snappi has played on a high level for ages. It's time for him to redeem himself - or let the star burn out.
2020-05-28 20:08
1 reply
#98
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Sweden quacke
Yeah, well said. This will be exciting.
2020-05-28 20:08
#4
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Finland iBait
This could be a blessing in disguise for Smooya, he's too good to just disappear to the Asian scene.
2020-05-28 15:13
1 reply
#104
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Ukraine FGVM
the problem is that he apparently is bound by a contract again, so it will be harder to find a team now
2020-05-29 03:38
#5
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Lithuania andy_
nice
2020-05-28 15:10
#6
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United Kingdom Geocon
F
2020-05-28 15:10
Nice lol
2020-05-28 15:11
#8
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Malaysia Suno[t]
astralis?
2020-05-28 15:11
#9
Jamppi | 
Finland 5way
cool
2020-05-28 15:11
#10
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Europe Pflatzi
ok
2020-05-28 15:11
hohino muu yanhan
2020-05-28 15:11
20 replies
#83
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Russia flennyiwnl
soyolgunbe hugshun
2020-05-28 18:19
Lul because of retards like you mongolian csgo will never be taken serious and be able to fight world class teams. Even after somehow they manages to become tier 1 team the fanbase will ruin their reputation because i see most of their fanbase are just 10 years old retard kids like you.
2020-05-28 18:40
18 replies
you mean mongolian are playing bad because of me? nice logic
2020-05-28 19:18
1 reply
yes you are a disgrace to Mongolia and should be exiled immediately!
2020-05-29 06:57
Does big companies like “MCS and ETT” don’t want to invest and never care about Mongolian CS:SCENE because of me? It’s all about money to make success. You will understand me when you grow up
2020-05-28 19:27
15 replies
Lol you didnt even get what i said
2020-05-28 19:46
14 replies
What did you say then? You are just saying that they are playing bad because of me. you are Just typical mongolian always tries to blame others. you have to agree with that they play so bad
2020-05-28 20:40
just drinks vodka kills people blames vodka LMAO
2020-05-28 20:42
12 replies
Whahaha yugej bichihged yu ch bichtsiin. Angliar ni oligtoi oilgogum bol zuer l mongoloroo bicheldee nudnii bulai min.
2020-05-28 22:09
8 replies
eejiig chinr shaana shu
2020-05-28 22:22
5 replies
Ene psda mongold surgul soyol taraagad shatsn chn batsaanud laajina whahah, duugui ywj angli helee dawt alnii urchlee min
2020-05-30 01:57
4 replies
bi chinii aaw bolj chadna shu
2020-05-30 12:26
3 replies
Za zuer olon doloon um hutsalgu angli helee dawtchad angliar comment ntr bichchihoo bas naad tugaa solioroi ulsiin ner gutaasan chatsga.
2020-05-31 00:20
2 replies
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2020-06-01 01:41
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2020-06-01 01:45
Harin tiin mal batsaan hudlaa neg 4r angiin englisheere tomroh gd shaagad oilgoogu bol dugai zailaach
2020-05-29 06:57
1 reply
Don't bother bro. Ewgu2 helte garuud orod irhler bas l changa shuu hahah
2020-05-30 02:02
wahahha nonamergun's fan again that english... lmao
2020-05-29 19:52
2 replies
pro100 < machinegun team
2020-05-30 12:58
1 reply
proof??? worldedit and waylander were major legends and nonamergun won't see even a single major lmao
2020-06-02 13:55
#12
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Poland Julka
They only destroyed team chemistry
2020-05-28 15:11
smooya kicked before even playing a match LUL
2020-05-28 15:12
1 reply
They done well
2020-05-28 16:22
Ooop
2020-05-28 15:12
Sadooya
2020-05-28 15:12
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-05-28 15:13
2 replies
#68
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Brazil moonski
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2020-05-28 16:12
nah
2020-05-28 19:54
Ok smooya to replace nitr0 now
2020-05-28 15:13
2 replies
+1
2020-05-28 15:30
+1
2020-05-29 12:27
ahahaha
2020-05-28 15:13
Smooya deserves a better team. He has to potential to become a top awper again. GL in future mr.smooya New account. Need replies. pretty pretty please.
2020-05-28 15:14
tier 6
2020-05-28 15:14
#24
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Gotta feel sad for Owen man , guy cant ever get a consistent chance. Just join Endpoint with Alex at this point already.
2020-05-28 15:15
1 reply
who wouldnt love to see that
2020-05-28 19:54
"seen the team gain renewed faith from the management" what a weird situation
2020-05-28 15:17
Nice to see c0ntact is maybe looking for an igl Alex and lekr0 could be good options
2020-05-28 15:18
8 replies
#31
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Sweden quacke
ALEX, Lekr0, Snappi. Several good options for c0ntact, although arguably ALEX is the only one who would consider it a good move. Both Snappi and Lekr0 can probably get a spot in a better team if they are patient.
2020-05-28 15:20
7 replies
Alex wants a flashpoint team so it can be a good option for both parts
2020-05-28 15:21
6 replies
#36
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Sweden quacke
Yeah that's why it's a good move for him, but Lekr0 and Snappi want to (and should be) fighting at the sharp end. c0ntact probably won't get there in a good while.
2020-05-28 15:22
5 replies
Honest question: why do u rate snappi that much higher than alex? Only one of them has won anything during their careers
2020-05-28 15:38
Honest question: why do u rate snappi that much higher than alex? Only one of them has won anything during their careers
2020-05-28 15:38
Honest question: why do u rate snappi that much higher than alex? Only one of them has won anything during his career
2020-05-28 15:38
2 replies
He's not rating him higher it's ALEX who wants to play on a flashpoint team
2020-05-28 15:42
1 reply
#79
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Sweden quacke
+1 ALEX doesn't want to play at the top level, the others do.
2020-05-28 17:36
smooya the unluckiest man
2020-05-28 15:19
#29
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United States clockworkk
who cars
2020-05-28 15:19
snappi could replace krystal in godsent.
2020-05-28 15:20
1 reply
dont think godsent will kick krystal they already tried replacing him and the whole team played like bots/fell apart
2020-05-28 15:21
smooya to liquid instead of nitr0 and have stewie or elige igl would be the dream
2020-05-28 15:20
F for smooooooooooooooooooya
2020-05-28 15:21
1 reply
#69
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Brazil moonski
probably going to join a better team, F for tiger
2020-05-28 16:14
"Big thing by TIGER to loan him out 3 days after buying him. Kudos! Wish you the best of luck Marco!"
2020-05-28 15:24
They don't made turn wtf
2020-05-28 15:25
good for them.TIGER is promising rn in their form. Sad for smoooooya,He even gets kicked before he joined a team.
2020-05-28 15:28
loool
2020-05-28 15:27
rip smooya
2020-05-28 15:31
smooya go back to chaos, and replace jonji
2020-05-28 15:32
#46
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North America ClassyOne
smooya -> Astralis
2020-05-28 15:33
smooya cursed
2020-05-28 15:36
1 reply
+1 :(
2020-05-28 15:42
Would be great roster.
2020-05-28 15:36
Damn that’s gotta suck to sign a contract expecting to play, and then get backstabbed by the organization
2020-05-28 15:38
smooya so unlucky this year :(
2020-05-28 15:39
WH OMEGALUL?
2020-05-28 15:42
atm everything is working for tiger, team chemistry, communication, teamwork, understanding each other etc they looking sharp top1 in asia atm. and instantly bringing 2 white dudes into working business is kind of risky.
2020-05-28 15:44
1 reply
#103
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Mongolia Nugtorios
except NCL who is very bad player
2020-05-29 02:14
Mongol Org LuL ! Disband 6 months later
2020-05-28 15:45
1 reply
*chinese
2020-05-28 16:26
Smooooooyaaaaaaa
2020-05-28 15:47
Smooya for me dont really care about winning,only about money if he wanted to play for TIGER 0 respect anymore for this guy
2020-05-28 16:07
6 replies
makes 0 sense what you said
2020-05-28 16:11
4 replies
Why? Any player that respect him self and want to win tournaments wouldnt sing for mongolian tier3 team
2020-05-28 20:01
3 replies
He's not been in a decent team for like 2 years. He's not getting signed for anyone. Tiger was his chance at redemption
2020-05-29 06:54
2 replies
He was in chaos and they were doing good with sicK but this idiot leaved
2020-05-29 14:53
1 reply
0/8
2020-05-29 21:50
0 iq polack expected
2020-05-28 18:55
#70
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Brazil moonski
smooya to mouz a 6th
2020-05-28 16:14
Smooya to Endpoint ? though I enjoy watching CRUC1AL awp
2020-05-28 16:22
Smooya went from free agent to get a contract with an org that doesn't even want him, how the hell he's gonna find a team now that there's a transfer fee to be paid?
2020-05-28 16:59
3 replies
Well, then hes on their bench i suppose lol.
2020-05-28 17:01
2 replies
"With Snappi and smooya already under contracts, it is likely that TIGER will entertain offers for the European pair." Reading the article may help you out. Nice edit dumbass
2020-05-28 17:02
1 reply
Well: hltv.org/news/29717/astralis-bring-in-sn.. So, its just Smooya left.
2020-05-28 17:02
#80
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Mongolia Bubashka11
Shiiiiiiit.... Things got intensee
2020-05-28 17:51
#85
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China HEIDASHUAi
F for smooya
2020-05-28 18:51
Smooya jebaited xaxa
2020-05-28 18:54
astralis like intercepting other teams contract
2020-05-28 19:17
so smoooooya is getting paid without having to ruin a team? :D
2020-06-01 01:21
1 reply
Nope they contracted him for free. That means that org TIGER now can sell him. 300IQ asians
2020-06-02 13:57
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