Official: Snappi joins c0ntact

After being set to join TIGER and standing in for Astralis, Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer has found a new team to represent in c0ntact, confirming previous reports.

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 has joined c0ntact

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:

Serbia Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković
Lithuania Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas
Finland Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo
Bulgaria Georgi "⁠SHiPZ⁠" Grigorov
Denmark Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer

Serbia Nestor "⁠LETN1⁠" Tanić (backup)
Ireland Neil "⁠NeiL_M⁠" Murphy (head coach)
Sweden Daniel "⁠djL⁠" Narancic (coach)

Ireland Neil 'NeiL_M' Murphy
Neil 'NeiL_M' Murphy
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.17
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
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
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
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Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1007
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
754
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Nestor 'LETN1' Tanić
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1111
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
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
Sweden Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
#1
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North America ZachS721 
Was it just me or did everyone think it was emi gettin replaced?
2020-06-22 14:12
#14
Sugar | 
Europe Daddy! 
Both are shit. but the have okish success with emi IGLing.
2020-06-22 14:14
+1 emi will get kicked soon tho
2020-06-22 14:38
The only reason emi insisted to join CR4ZY now c0ntact was because of the spot in the major, AKA free stickers. Since the major got canceled and c0ntact actually need to earn spot at the major, emi will either get removed or step down by his own choice.
2020-06-22 18:09
emi to coach, they need more
2020-06-22 18:09
isnt snappi new igl tho?
2020-06-22 14:41
#60
Bubzkji | 
United Kingdom embeR_ 
yeah but im assuming for now they wanted a stable igl then snappi will slowly transition into it whilst they look for a emi repalcement
2020-06-22 15:12
emi was their coach for long time, dno why they thought it was smart idea in the first place to let emi back in after coaching
2020-06-22 15:13
#66
Bubzkji | 
United Kingdom embeR_ 
went for the cheaper option i guess
2020-06-22 15:21
I mean everybody left and emi is a competent igl that they didn't have to pay for.
2020-06-22 15:24
Just like #14 both shit, but emi is slightly better and more consistent even as fragger
2020-06-22 14:38
#61
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Finland JH275 
I'm guessing they don't want to change their IGL right before the major qualifier so they're sticking with emi as an IGL for now. Or they will have Snappi as an IGL and they wan't to see if emi can perform better when he's not IGLing.
2020-06-22 15:14
probably Emi is main igl for now.
2020-06-22 15:32
#76
NiKo | 
Pakistan An1kKkK 
They might be practicing with snappi way before the it was announced that snappi will join them maybe after snappi's time with astralis ended after standing in for them
2020-06-22 15:43
#81
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Finland JH275 
That's a fair point. If they've had time to practice then I think Snappi IGL is definitely worth a try.
2020-06-22 16:02
#97
syrsoN | 
Sweden quacke 
The tweet says "Please join us in wishing a warm welcome to Marco '@SnappiCSGO' Pfeiffer as the new leader of the c0ntact team!" Snappi is the leader. emi will probably go back into coaching eventually.
2020-06-22 17:37
#2
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Brazil batcompany 
Expected
2020-06-22 14:11
keeping emi :/ WeirdChamp
2020-06-22 14:12
keeping emi > keeping letn1, letn1 was worse than emi even tho emi was the igl and a coach before
2020-06-22 14:34
i mean they're both need to go when u have agents like alex/lekr0 even snappi
2020-06-22 15:21
Not sure if they would be willing to join c0ntact tho...
2020-06-22 15:35
#83
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Canada dennek 
why would they join tier 2 team
2020-06-22 16:15
#90
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu 
alex maybe. he did mention like, he's only interested in flashpoint tournaments, which c0ntact may be joining.
2020-06-22 17:31
ez for pfeiffer
2020-06-22 14:12
expected
2020-06-22 14:12
Why not instead of Emi?
2020-06-22 14:12
#7
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
Oh... This team is still relevant?
2020-06-22 14:12
#8
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Latvia Natsuu1 
-emi +Lekr0
2020-06-22 14:12
#15
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Portugal eilzinho 
-emi +literally anyone
2020-06-22 14:14
#18
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Latvia Natsuu1 
ez lerk0
2020-06-22 14:14
-emi +emi
2020-06-22 14:16
-emi +LeDiplomate
2020-06-22 14:48
#95
syrsoN | 
Sweden quacke 
Too expensive. He's still contracted with NiP. He probably wants to go to a better team as well.
2020-06-22 17:36
#9
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Finland OldStager 
Very nice!
2020-06-22 14:13
#10
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Denmark valt3rr 
gg
2020-06-22 14:13
#11
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Poland Julka 
Bigger chance for Avez
2020-06-22 14:13
#12
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Lithuania M0rkiz 
Ez 4 c0ntact
2020-06-22 14:13
-emi +someone else and gucci team
2020-06-22 14:13
#31
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Italy washedev1ce 
"gucci team" love it
2020-06-22 14:25
For those who are interested in who is Snappi😉 youtu.be/nvNrR7CVzqs
2020-06-22 14:14
what a fucking slap to the face for letni. He got cut because they'd rather keep the coach as an actual player xD
2020-06-22 14:14
I’m guessing emi will get benched soon aswell
2020-06-22 14:17
hopefully as there are so much potential in espi, shipz and otto. Snappi could definitely play an integral part in building another dark horse for majors punishing some of the better teams
2020-06-22 14:26
Cool, but 2 igls?
2020-06-22 14:16
#20
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Other NDRnews 
LMAO emi stay? What a retards
2020-06-22 14:15
Emi has better stats than letni right now atleast but im pretty sure he will get benched soon too
2020-06-22 14:20
#94
syrsoN | 
Sweden quacke 
emi will most likely move back into the coaching position where he was before.
2020-06-22 17:35
yeah cuz stats mather alot when the strats are more center in emi then letn1 , lul , he puts all the shit work on let1n , fucking bullshit, with letn1 they had sucess with previous lineups WITHOUT EMI COACH BOT LUL
2020-06-22 18:42
EMI has to be gone soon
2020-06-22 14:17
#23
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Netherlands Sem0733 
This team is such a clusterfuck.
2020-06-22 14:17
First!
2020-06-22 14:17
Why not nukkye Why not lekro Why not smooya :(
2020-06-22 14:20
Nukkye doesn't want to be in a same team with neil and espi Lekro probably too expensive They have ottond and they believe in him That'a what I think :D
2020-06-22 14:25
Nukkye main role is awping same as smooya they won't pick them even, they have Otto
2020-06-22 15:33
They have ottond, so nukkye and smooya would be such a waste. Yeah Lekr0 is a good shout even tho probably has a high market value. But then, they pay loads of money to sign the team and the core of ottond, espi, and shipz is pretty promising, so they might as well go all in for Lekr0.
2020-06-22 14:44
They got stacks of money from ow league and regular sports teams.
2020-06-22 15:34
now just anyone instead of emi
2020-06-22 14:19
Dead team anyway
2020-06-22 14:19
#30
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Poland mlodzier 
-emi +LETN1 They actually forgot the old Letn1 and actually avoid the fact emi was a coach and is probably one of the worst tier 2 player
2020-06-22 14:25
Ah so that's why emi is performing better than LETN1 even tho emi is the IGL and was a coach before?
2020-06-22 14:33
#44
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Poland mlodzier 
Emi never really performed better than LETN1 just look at stats bro emi is useless when they got snappi, he is like walking decoy at this point
2020-06-22 14:40
LETN1 rating : 0.89, 0.74 impact emi rating : 0.92, 0.90 impact ????
2020-06-22 14:41
#78
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Poland mlodzier 
LETN1 1.02 rating 1.03 impact Emi 0.97 rating 0.98 impact I feel like people completely forgot about Old Cr4zy with nexa and Hunter and Letn1, sick core that proved you dOnt have to had a good names in team to actually play good cs Emi remembered and recalled only as an bot, pretty much c0ntact starts to downgrade when they start play with him I dont think either emi or Letn1 are good players, but letn1 is defo better than emi and keeping emi in roster just shows that Crazy wont change Igl before Major or they wanna slow transformation beetwen Snappi and emi and then emi is going to bench
2020-06-22 15:49
That's ALL-TIME, not past 3 months, use your brain wtf Yeah who cares if he was good or not, he is dogshit rn
2020-06-22 15:57
#110
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Poland mlodzier 
You are fan of Guardian so you should now that past matters Thats all time, look at emi all time guy never really went above 0.99 and never really got good impact even tho he played better positions than Letn1 Im not the one not using my brain actually but people likr you who watch stats only and doesnt watch matches at all
2020-06-22 20:27
Not sure if you are delusional or just dumb. I am leaning towards the latter. Who cars if letn1 was good in 2017? He was clearly weaker than emi, therefore he got replaced. They just picked wrong player unless they bring in some monster rifler instead of emi.
2020-06-22 20:38
#119
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Poland mlodzier 
2017? Werent they playing Valiance since then? might be delusional at this point but will never admit that emi is better player because its really one of the worst showups on tier 2 scene
2020-06-23 00:10
Lol, that's called being delusional As much as I'm a fan of GuardiaN, let's be honest - he was pretty bad towards the end (due to motivational issues most likely), I can admit that, so why can't you admit that LETN1 is utter shit rn? Yeah better positions than LETN1, for sure emi the IGL would LMAO
2020-06-22 20:50
#117
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Poland mlodzier 
Man i admitted that Letn1 and emi are utter shits, the point is Letn1 is better player than emi since Letn1 established Cr4zy with Nexa and Hunter, emi just went from a coach spot and since then they wouldnt stay at their level , with Letn1 they were #12
2020-06-23 00:04
No, with HUNTER and NEXA they were #12, LETN1 has been a bot and still is, emi > LETN1 what's there to argue about lol
2020-06-23 00:05
#120
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Poland mlodzier 
Yeah Nexa and hunter surely were more than half of Cr4zy's success but Letn1 were adopted there pretty well and that core were really seem promising since nexa and hunter went to g2 (one of my favourite players btw) and they were played together with Valiance. What emi really did man people overrated him but he should've stayed on coach rather than putting himself on IGL spot. Imagine the team with a spot on Major are #42, that it speaks for itself
2020-06-23 00:14
hltv.org/stats/players/4216/LETN1?startD.. LETN1 had 0.92 rating when nexa & hunter were on the team, he is just bad like wtf sure, emi isn't great either, but he is the IGL and he's been coaching before this, so you can't really blame him lol
2020-06-23 00:32
#122
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Poland mlodzier 
I can blame him for lack of construction and strats providing to actually keep Contact in at least top 30, glad Snappi joined cause it seems emi will be replaced soon
2020-06-23 00:39
Well sure, but then again you need to think that it might just be because instead of having 1 bad fragger in your IGL you have 2 (emi + LETN1), so don't expect to do good
2020-06-23 00:40
Lul, letn1 was in that cr4zy team just because he played with nexa, i dont see why they kept him after nexa gone
2020-06-22 22:31
#116
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Poland mlodzier 
I still think LETN1 was better than emi just my personal thought and people miss my statement that i dont think both of them are good, i just point out that Letn1 is BETTER player
2020-06-23 00:00
Ur just brainwashed or something dafuq emi is better to transition new igl for now, they won't risk that team will go loose after igl changes fast.
2020-06-22 15:35
Don't see how this would improve this dead team
2020-06-22 14:25
not really an upgrade.
2020-06-22 14:31
#56
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Germany Neckarstadion 
As long as emi gets replaced with some F I R E P O W E R, snappi is a big upgrade because you now have an IGL and you don't need to have emi on your team fulfilling that role. letn1 was neither fragging nor in game leading.
2020-06-22 14:51
#91
syrsoN | 
Sweden quacke 
emi was moved into the IGL position from the coaching position. My guess would be that emi is going back to join the coaching team (considering they have a whole bunch), and someone young and unproven will step into LETN1's shoes.
2020-06-22 17:31
#36
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Croatia Makz_CRO 
lmao why is emi still in the roster??
2020-06-22 14:33
I bet they kept emi instead of letn1 because he started fragging when he used to get 8 kills per map. Also i wonder if emi gonna keep igl or snappi gonna take it from him.
2020-06-22 14:38
#51
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Denmark Treogtredive 
liquipedia.net/counterstrike/C0ntact_Gam.. Snappi is captain on Liquipedia, so i guess Snappi IGL
2020-06-22 14:45
#99
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Lithuania Vispooh 
They are transitioning smoothly
2020-06-22 17:43
#42
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Macau Be_Happier 
Good move
2020-06-22 14:39
#43
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
tf man snappi is 30yo :o
2020-06-22 14:40
1.6 veteran))
2020-06-22 14:43
CYKA mosvocoa
2020-06-22 14:43
#50
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Denmark Treogtredive 
One bot gone, now remove Emi for a someone else.
2020-06-22 14:45
#52
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Lithuania KingOfPing 
now change emi and this team maybe can show some results again like nexa and hunter was in team.
2020-06-22 14:46
what the fuck emi still doing there
2020-06-22 14:47
#55
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Germany Neckarstadion 
As long as emi is playing on this roster, there is no hope whatsoever.
2020-06-22 14:50
kick emi when?
2020-06-22 14:59
#58
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Poland SebL 
Why would you even sign such a BOT? LETN1 was inconsistent, but for sure much better than this BOT. Now this team lacks firepower + they are playing 4vs5. Really great move c0ntact.
2020-06-22 15:01
good, need to kick emi asap too
2020-06-22 15:02
-ottoNd + oskar
2020-06-22 15:19
#82
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Europe EnceIsSoBad 
lol ottond is their best player and oskar is washed up bot nowadays
2020-06-22 16:05
Zero instead of emi ggwp
2020-06-22 15:20
not much better than Letn1, isn't upgrade
2020-06-22 15:25
#69
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Poland Kurwa_Jebana 
Snappi "Soon back to heroic" is a very stupid player
2020-06-22 15:29
okay snappi 30 years 6 teams in 2 months OKAY
2020-06-22 15:39
Sit downn sit downnnn
2020-06-22 15:43
#79
arT | 
Europe t.o.p 
One less paycheck stealer
2020-06-22 15:52
imagine letni being so bad that the team would rather keep a coach rather than him. This is a GG for his career most likely.
2020-06-22 16:34
#85
f0rest | 
Estonia VssVK 
mhhh intresting
2020-06-22 16:34
-emi +xseven +fpl kid +????
2020-06-22 17:01
Snappi is 30. No way this is a long term solution. Lekr0?
2020-06-22 17:18
#88
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Portugal joaosenra 
emi + letn both sh#t should both be replaced
2020-06-22 17:22
#89
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Russia Le_Beast 
Bot
2020-06-22 17:23
#92
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Indonesia Journeast 
The roster lineup looks cr4zy
2020-06-22 17:33
#93
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu 
snappi lookin kinda 17 doe
2020-06-22 17:34
LUL . EMI ? LETN1 > EMI
2020-06-22 17:36
LETN1 rating : 0.89, 0.74 impact emi rating : 0.92, 0.90 impact
2020-06-22 17:57
#98
NiKo | 
Sweden Shiverz 
What do they really expect from this bot? Played as garbage when he stand in for Astralis LUL. Also 30 years old, time to retire, or Valulrant xd
2020-06-22 17:40
lol who cares
2020-06-22 17:44
#101
nukkye | 
Lithuania LuXe 
-emi +nukkye
2020-06-22 17:51
He won't play with Espi and nukkye is an awper if you're fan of his you should know this and otto won't be traded for nukkye.
2020-06-22 17:56
#102
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Albania uesnu 
dead team let espiranto otto go
2020-06-22 17:54
#105
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Denmark Treogtredive 
0/8. Just kick Emi and add a good rifler or support player.
2020-06-22 17:58
gl
2020-06-22 18:13
Let's be honest for a moment. IF they don't plan to cut out emi for much better player in near future this is literally most retarded move this year. You need firepower, what you gonna do? You bring in another IGL, 30yo, who is weak and won't be better. When players like nukkye (and many more) are free agents. Solid joke.
2020-06-22 20:32
wow so colourful flags
2020-06-22 22:15
#124
f0rest | 
Europe Aqua26 
Now -emi pls
2020-06-23 08:08
vsem pohyi, ne?
2020-06-23 18:04
#126
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Brazil moonski 
why bench LETN1 instead of emi? shit makes no sense
2020-06-23 19:25
#130
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Brazil SecondKS 
emi in igl is better than letn1, more intelligent.
2020-06-29 17:29
''Snappi makes c0ntact'' a better title :p
2020-06-25 00:38
why they sign old and trash player?
2020-06-26 21:05
#129
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Brazil SecondKS 
lets fucking goooo!
2020-06-29 17:28
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