Official: Snappi joins c0ntact
The 30-year-old in-game leader that represented the likes of Copenhagen Wolves, Heroic, and OpTic in the past has had a turbulent last few months. In March, he was supposed to become a part of FunPlus Phoenix as the deal was allegedly made between the Chinese organization and Heroic, but things fell apart as Patrick "es3tag" Hansen linked up with Astralis.
As FunPlus Phoenix withdrew from the deal, Snappi and co. were left without the Flashpoint slot, as well as the ESL Pro League S11 spot they previously forfeited. Snappi was benched from the team upon their return to Europe, and has been on a look out for a new team since.
Snappi was then on the brink of joining Mongolian side TIGER alongside Owen "smooya" Butterfield, but the organization gave up on overhauling the roster last minute, after signing the European duo. Snappi then joined Astralis as a stand-in for BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, averaging a 0.77 rating as the Danes secured just one map win and suffered an early exit.
Now, his addition to c0ntact is in hopes of invigorating the European mixture that has been struggling since the transfer from CR4ZY. The Flashpoint-partnered organization currently has a 13W-21L map record, falling from #20 in the world rankings to #42 in a six-month span.
The team has also recently added a second coach, Daniel "djL" Narancic, previously IGL of Red Reserve and Japaleno. Currently, it is not known who will make room for the Snappi addition long term, but Nestor "LETN1" Tanić will be the one stepping down for the the cs_summit 6 closed qualifier which they kick off at 15:00 versus AVEZ.
c0ntact will be using the following roster in cs_summit 6: