c0ntact bench LETN1

Nestor "⁠LETN1⁠" Tanić has been removed from c0ntact's starting lineup and is now open to offers from other teams.

The news of LETN1's benching in c0ntact comes as no surprise as the 27-year-old was removed from the starting lineup last month when Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer was ushered in to lead the team ahead of the cs_summit 6 Europe regional qualifier, where they finished in sixth place after a loss in the decider to fnatic, just shy of the fifth-place needed to qualify for the main event.

LETN1 is open to negotiating with other teams

LETN1's benching puts an end to a years-long partnership that saw the core of this lineup make the StarLadder Major in Berlin and several DreamHack Open finals, including a victory at DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019.

The European mixture has since been struggling to reproduce past showings, unable to find the form they had while still under CR4ZY, and the change comes after a steep drop in the rankings over the past six months, which saw them go from being a top 20 team to currently sitting at #42.

"My journey with team c0ntact came to an end," LETN1 said in a personal statement, "I am currently on the bench, but I am looking for new opportunities. Change was necessary in the team and I think this is the best way because both sides need a fresh start."

c0ntact's lineup is:

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

Serbia Nestor "⁠LETN1⁠" Tanić (benched)

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
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
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
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
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
n1
2020-07-06 22:12
#9
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Denmark iLoVeReD
May his soul rest in peace. Upd. It wasn't supposed to be here.
2020-07-06 22:13
-emi +random young level 10 swedish kid = contact top 20 world
2020-07-06 22:15
+PALM1*
2020-07-06 23:05
The dude cheated on stream in a pro game. I don't wanna see him anywhere near the Top 30.
2020-07-06 23:33
2020-07-10 07:38
Already seen this clip and debunked it in this thread, thought it seems the parent replies have been removed.
2020-07-10 11:46
debunked how? there is no debunk video or send me a link? it was even in 2015 youtube.com/watch?v=EQFcpKFNuV0&feature=.. Why would he have a cheat that show his allies only & why would he use something that blatant & old/public.
2020-07-10 15:56
The glitch supposedly appeared when the monitor was disconnected, which we can see is not the case in his stream because we can see bright flashes on his face from the monitor when there are big bright areas on the screen. The stream VOD also doesn't have the same gradient effect as the glitch does. But I'm open to the idea that it might just have been a glitch considering the tournament org hasn't acted upon it yet. I just don't see a clear non-cheating explanation as well.
2020-07-10 15:59
1st is the awp zoom 2nd is him switching to desktop mby. Idk the video i linked you see the ''wh'' stopping when he spawns again , and reappearing when he dies. Making me think its more a xray glitch. If it was a cheat it would be a toggle and it would show the enemy imo , why else have it.
2020-07-10 16:05
Yeah it probably does, maybe they just aren't in frame. The client doesn't render enemies if they are far away enough. For example even with wallhacks you can't see people in arch if you are standing on the aps-balcony on Inferno. I do think it renders friendlies, though, for whatever reason. As for him switching to desktop, it's much more likely it's the stuff showing on screen. If you check this video: youtube.com/watch?v=Xd-tBv9WaZo At around 0:07 you can see a big bright flash on the stream, and at the exact same time his face lights up on the facecam. It starts and ends in the exact same time. His monitor was thus connected.
2020-07-10 16:08
r_drawothermodels can't , decent wh/esp can easly tho. I agree his screen was turned on, mby it gets triggered by some other aspect of some device disconnecting
2020-07-10 17:16
No, wallhacks and stuff can't. It isn't rendered by the client. As the hack is clientside, it only gets the same info as the client. At least as far as I know. This all seems like a big maybe which isn't proof of anything. I'm open to the idea that he isn't cheating but there's no concrete proof going either way. It's easy to say that it wasn't cheats on his screen, but in that case, what was it?
2020-07-10 18:00
-emi -snappi +hunter +nexa just the powerroster but without letni and +shipz, ez pz
2020-07-07 12:31
jajajjaj +99999
2020-07-07 17:58
#46
LETN1 | 
Poland Szcz
Maybe lvlUP will pick him
2020-07-06 23:05
hmmm maybe
2020-07-07 00:44
Nice
2020-07-07 16:30
#2
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France root270
no
2020-07-06 22:12
a few months too late
2020-07-06 22:12
Hope he'll find his best form soon!
2020-07-06 22:12
maybe then hell start dropping 15 kills per map instead of the usual 5
2020-07-07 07:27
Name and flair check out
2020-07-08 12:50
#5
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Yugoslavia Esketite
rip
2020-07-06 22:12
#6
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African Union csarmani
great, now just bench emi and you may be able to do sth
2020-07-06 22:12
stupid idiot letn1 someone tell him to retire becauze he is so bad
2020-07-06 22:12
#10
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Germany Kit_su
cant believe they benched him over emi their literal coach before
2020-07-06 22:13
Everyone with a backwards name has been benched and forgotten. reltuC was good as Cutler, relykS did okay as Skyler, and nathE is now on a top team as Ethan. If 1NTEL wants to be a 12 year old, he gets the CS curse.
2020-07-07 02:21
their literal coach started igling and still carried his own weight better than SHITN1... nt
2020-07-07 07:29
emi kkk
2020-07-06 22:13
why do they bench him instead of just releasing him? No one is going to pay any kind of buyout for him
2020-07-06 22:13
sure because its you aka csgo expert we should all listen to. he earned so much money from csgo you that you will probably never see in your life.
2020-07-06 22:21
letn1 has long been the worst player in the team, which include their former coach LOL! But in your world teams line up and can't wait to sign him.
2020-07-06 22:30
to be able to understand the game you have to understand the teamplay and roles in a team. former coach is a player that plays for like 10 years, not some Rejin coach or whatever that probably never shot 10min of deathmatch. you should also learn that too. oh yes, and your "coach" is still getting more than 10.000e per month while you are commenting on hltv.org forum with 10e in his pocket KID
2020-07-06 22:34
You seem really invested in letn1. Is that you letn1?
2020-07-06 22:38
(X) doubt That aint vp or astralis earning 20k+ per month. Highest salary Letn1 have seen is probably 2.5-3k€
2020-07-08 12:52
dude... :) dont be a kid, trust me when I tell you. hunter had 7000e in his last months of Crazy nexa and others had 5k (in Crazy) now you really think they transfer to c0ntact that bought 1 mil spot in flashpoint and go back from 5k to 2-3k? :) Even the guys that are playing vs attax at the moment (lvlUP) had 2k in some shit org last year
2020-07-08 13:11
#51
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Serbia DjapeZ
He may not be top fragger but im sure that he can play decent role in some tier3 team
2020-07-06 23:32
-2 serbians +2 bosnians and top 1 soon!!!
2020-07-06 22:13
wouldnt even be top1 if they added 2 bosnian serbs niko and hunter
2020-07-06 22:20
when you say bosnian do you mean serbs in bosnia croatz in bosnia or turks
2020-07-07 01:30
Dont care as long as they represent the flag 😎
2020-07-07 11:55
fair enough
2020-07-07 12:01
#102
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Serbia hltvmens
oof
2020-07-07 11:59
#119
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Albania Maltin
Wait, isnt Niko a bosnian by blood?
2020-07-07 18:31
when you say bosnian do you mean serbs in bosnia
2020-07-07 18:53
#122
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Albania Maltin
No i mean pure bosnian (thats why i mentioned “bosnian by blood”).
2020-07-07 19:18
That exists?Ty for informing
2020-07-07 19:26
There is no pure bosnians
2020-07-07 22:07
#126
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Albania Maltin
I almost forgot about serbians nationalism. If there aint pure bosnians, there aint pure serbs as well. Its slavic people divided into 3-4 countries
2020-07-07 22:38
No, you just don't get it. What they meant is that there are no Bosnians by blood, as Bosnians are those who live in Bosnia, this is not by blood. By blood, there are Serbs who live in Bosnia (Bosnian Serbs), Bosniaks (Muslim Bosnians) and Croatians who live in Bosnia, by blood they are Serbs, Bosniaks or Croats (Muslims). Hopefully, this makes it clearer now. This has nothing to do with nationalism.
2020-07-08 01:45
#138
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Albania Maltin
Aha finally someone cleared it out. So does this mean than Niko is from Serbian Bosnia (known as Republica Serbska which is led by Milorad Dodik)
2020-07-08 17:16
No, he is from Brcko, which is actually neither in Serbian, Muslim nor Cro part of the Bosnia, it is considered a separate district, anyway, this doesn't change the fact that he is a Serb living in Bosnia by blood, but he presents himself as a Bosnian (someone who is living in Bosnia), which is completely normal as it is his country and he wants to represent it.
2020-07-09 23:34
#149
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Albania Maltin
Got it. Bosnia is so complicated to be understood though. I study political sciences and still have problems to understand their governing system
2020-07-10 22:54
they should replace emi aswell and go for cromen and grux
2020-07-06 22:13
#16
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Portugal Ames69
Bot
2020-07-06 22:14
RIP H3H3
2020-07-06 22:14
#90
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India skyl4rk
+1
2020-07-07 08:02
+1
2020-07-07 19:13
Let's go c0ntact and good luck to letn1
2020-07-06 22:14
He was fucking trash
2020-07-06 22:15
now -emi (or move him back to coach) and you have a potential top 30 team
2020-07-06 22:18
i cant believe emi is still on the team
2020-07-06 22:19
Emi is trash but he was still 10x better than this bot, check ratings.
2020-07-06 22:24
I don't think he will get many offers
2020-07-06 22:19
#65
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Serbia Provizija
xd
2020-07-07 00:33
If he's liked by players he'll deffo get offers. When dropped after being in a top 20 team any player can get offers no matter how bad they are (*cough* maikalele *cough* krystal *cough* MSL *cough* damn I think I got Corona).
2020-07-07 14:48
#29
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Europe H1P_STER
Bench emi asap or make him a coach again
2020-07-06 22:25
hasn't been 100 years
2020-07-06 22:27
Correct, it hasn't
2020-07-07 17:58
Correct, it hasn't
2020-07-07 17:58
3 coaches
2020-07-06 22:28
expected, this guy is terrible, and espiranto is next
2020-07-06 22:29
#35
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Lebanon Dogman69
he was good support when nexa and hunter on tea, afterwards bot
2020-07-06 22:35
bot
2020-07-06 22:35
still 3 talents carry 2 bots, no difference
2020-07-06 22:37
#39
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Other NDRnews
Emi fucking stealing paycheck playing best positions like a star player wtf are they doing
2020-07-06 22:40
+juanflatroo?
2020-07-06 22:46
ooooo
2020-07-07 08:21
lol got benched b4 coach. total bot
2020-07-06 22:56
Chad Letn1 vs virgin cuntact management Nah just kidding , he was pretty bad (sorry king) , gl to him in his future endeavors
2020-07-06 23:01
Great, next emi
2020-07-06 23:02
Why is emi still on this team then?
2020-07-06 23:12
-emi +juanflatro ez
2020-07-06 23:13
that would be a good move
2020-07-07 23:39
lol they decided to keep ex coach, deserved garbage intel
2020-07-06 23:20
c0ntact needs more firepower. LETN1 was to inconsistent, good that they removed him.
2020-07-06 23:31
he was consistent... consistently ass
2020-07-07 07:34
Lmaoo
2020-07-07 10:18
Not really,he had his moments, he was just really inconsistent.
2020-07-07 11:46
- emi + Lekr0
2020-07-06 23:37
actually not a bad idea
2020-07-07 07:34
#54
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Argentina GONZET
Oh no not LETN1, not LETN1...
2020-07-06 23:42
finally letn1 is out hes always been pulling them down should of been out of the team last year
2020-07-07 00:51
-emi + my mom and c0ntact is in the top 20
2020-07-07 01:13
i know emi was pro before but its funny that they kicked letn1 before him
2020-07-07 01:43
he had better stats in past month letn1 was way off.
2020-07-07 01:44
He's a n00b I doubt he could carry even a MM game.. I think its all over for him now that his supercarrier hunter is out for good
2020-07-07 01:59
All because hunter and nexa leave them :(
2020-07-07 02:09
#79
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Hong Kong RiggedCS
finally, this dude is literally paycheck stealer
2020-07-07 02:45
#80
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Estonia qoznyyy
lets be honest, we have been waiting for this to happen for sooo long
2020-07-07 05:49
Actually djl (their coach) can play better than emi.
2020-07-07 05:56
LETN1 should join some MDL team from NA. LUL
2020-07-07 06:18
shoebox GOD
2020-07-07 06:38
why not emi bench lul
2020-07-07 07:00
Emi > Letn1, but yes, Emi should be benched as well. And that will probably happen within 2-3 months.
2020-07-07 12:28
i think a... "deserved" is in order...?
2020-07-07 07:36
rip h3h3
2020-07-07 10:42
#96
NEO | 
Sweden 444SEN
now bench emi get Bubzkji
2020-07-07 11:06
Hahahaha what how r any of these players still signed? Disgrace
2020-07-07 11:43
"shoebox" Letn1 Good luck!
2020-07-07 12:14
finally
2020-07-07 12:26
#109
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Serbia livefour
finally, trash player
2020-07-07 14:00
Not sure why his tech fades away so fast. Remember in Valiance he's one of the best fragger on the team.
2020-07-07 14:03
Very Bad
2020-07-07 14:39
+lekr0 100%
2020-07-07 14:50
RIP Serbian superteam
2020-07-07 17:58
#125
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Lithuania mariuks
I just noticed letni is intel backwards
2020-07-07 22:24
Thats exactly what he did.
2020-07-08 02:21
I just noticed that 1 is equal to I in his nickname ;O
2020-07-08 11:18
#132
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Lithuania TraX_LTU
congrats, now you have reached the IQ of an average 3rd grader
2020-07-08 12:41
also i just have googled that Intel produce processors which are used in PC, PC is used to play counter strike and LETN1 - play counter strike :O it is unbelievable mindfuck
2020-07-08 13:05
#137
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Czech Republic mitsorubi
bench c0ntacts letn1
2020-07-08 15:04
not emi? lol
2020-07-09 13:49
forever bot
2020-07-11 12:21
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