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:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
191
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Mongolia Bold 'ncl' Batsuh
Bold 'ncl' Batsuh
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
447
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1206
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#3
karrigan | 
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
#13
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Europe Pflatzi 
what happened to #1 and 2 ?
2020-05-28 15:11
Some guy posted a double comment, and both got deleted for some reason.
2020-05-28 15:12
imagine denying Astralis just to join Tiger
2020-05-28 15:46
#81
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Denmark far3l 
you can ask kjearbye how that feels i guess
2020-05-28 18:00
#117
Aleksib | 
Europe lalt 
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
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
okay. i hope they will stay consistent like this. i'd consider them as the best asian team atm
2020-05-28 15:29
Definitely.
2020-05-28 16:05
Smooya looked pretty confident about his new team but lul waduhek
2020-05-28 15:47
#62
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India lemuig 
Sad for snappi I don't think so He is stand in for xyp9x Astralis snappi ez
2020-05-28 15:52
I don't think they'll pick him up honestly.
2020-05-28 18:17
me neither, but it would still looks good on the gamer cv ecksde
2020-05-28 19:53
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
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
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
#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
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
soyolgunbe hugshun
2020-05-28 18:19
#84
Sadokist | 
Other Tgsu 
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
you mean mongolian are playing bad because of me? nice logic
2020-05-28 19:18
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
#91
Sadokist | 
Other Tgsu 
Lol you didnt even get what i said
2020-05-28 19:46
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
Whahaha yugej bichihged yu ch bichtsiin. Angliar ni oligtoi oilgogum bol zuer l mongoloroo bicheldee nudnii bulai min.
2020-05-28 22:09
eejiig chinr shaana shu
2020-05-28 22:22
Ene psda mongold surgul soyol taraagad shatsn chn batsaanud laajina whahah, duugui ywj angli helee dawt alnii urchlee min
2020-05-30 01:57
bi chinii aaw bolj chadna shu
2020-05-30 12:26
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
za zailaa neg comment zuger orosuud shig bichtsen chine hutssan shaajina yanhanii huuhed chine
2020-06-01 01:41
mongol ugasa jalga 3rd country shde, mongolchuudaas oor hench oilgohgum chine atsAraa gutdiin. huurtsun alnuud bas bhima. minii bichseniig mongolchuudaas oor hun oilgood humuust yariad end tend mongolchuud buduuleg yum bnale geed bichne gej bodooyu? sereerei al mine
2020-06-01 01:45
#106
Sadokist | 
Other Tgsu 
Harin tiin mal batsaan hudlaa neg 4r angiin englisheere tomroh gd shaagad oilgoogu bol dugai zailaach
2020-05-29 06:57
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
pro100 < machinegun team
2020-05-30 12:58
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
They done well
2020-05-28 16:22
#15
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United States d123aniel2005 
Ooop
2020-05-28 15:12
Sadooya
2020-05-28 15:12
#18
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Europe jizzus 
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-05-28 15:13
#68
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Brazil moonski 
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2020-05-28 16:12
nah
2020-05-28 19:54
#19
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Ok smooya to replace nitr0 now
2020-05-28 15:13
+1
2020-05-28 15:30
+1
2020-05-29 12:27
#20
apEX | 
France MarcoXY 
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
who wouldnt love to see that
2020-05-28 19:54
#25
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Australia |bruh| 
"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
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
Alex wants a flashpoint team so it can be a good option for both parts
2020-05-28 15:21
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
#49
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Finland BlackMatter 
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
#49
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Finland BlackMatter 
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
#49
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Finland BlackMatter 
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
#55
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United Kingdom ClutchNorris 
He's not rating him higher it's ALEX who wants to play on a flashpoint team
2020-05-28 15:42
+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
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
#69
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Brazil moonski 
probably going to join a better team, F for tiger
2020-05-28 16:14
#37
cajunb | 
Europe jok9rz 
"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
Smooya rejected even in asia looooool
2020-05-28 15:28
rip smooya
2020-05-28 15:31
smooya go back to chaos, and replace jonji
2020-05-28 15:32
smooya -> Astralis
2020-05-28 15:33
#47
leaf | 
Brazil codezera 
smooya cursed
2020-05-28 15:36
#54
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
+1 :(
2020-05-28 15:42
#48
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Poland SebL 
Would be great roster.
2020-05-28 15:36
#52
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
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
#57
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Mongolia 22joyZz 
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
except NCL who is very bad player
2020-05-29 02:14
Mongol Org LuL ! Disband 6 months later
2020-05-28 15:45
#74
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Australia |bruh| 
*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
#67
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Australia |bruh| 
makes 0 sense what you said
2020-05-28 16:11
Why? Any player that respect him self and want to win tournaments wouldnt sing for mongolian tier3 team
2020-05-28 20:01
#105
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Australia |bruh| 
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
He was in chaos and they were doing good with sicK but this idiot leaved
2020-05-29 14:53
#111
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Australia |bruh| 
0/8
2020-05-29 21:50
0 iq polack expected
2020-05-28 18:55
#65
Grim | 
Thailand beam2546 
Good. They already looking good is asia and change to international team will just only make them worse due to communication
2020-05-28 16:07
Eh, so this obnoxious expression has finally caught up with gaming news. Bleh.
2020-05-28 16:10
#70
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Brazil moonski 
smooya to mouz a 6th
2020-05-28 16:14
#72
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United Kingdom ronaldo9chen 
Smooya to Endpoint ? though I enjoy watching CRUC1AL awp
2020-05-28 16:22
KEKW
2020-05-28 16:23
#75
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
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
#76
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Denmark Treogtredive 
Well, then hes on their bench i suppose lol.
2020-05-28 17:01
#77
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
"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
#78
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Denmark Treogtredive 
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
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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