smooya, Spinx to trial for c0ntact

The former Chaos and BIG member will take up secondary AWPing duties alongside Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo.

c0ntact are set to trial Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield and Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi as replacements for Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković and Georgi "⁠SHiPZ⁠" Grigorov, in a move first reported by DBLTAP and later confirmed by a tweet from smooya.

The British player's arrival on the roster signals a return to active play, with the 21-year-old having become a free agent following his release from Chaos in March after he was unable to attain a P-1 visa due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Two months later, it was reported that smooya and Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer were set to join the Mongolian roster of TIGER, but the organisation backtracked on their plans after their current roster gained renewed faith from management following a victory over TYLOO to secure the ESL One: Road to Rio Asia title.

smooya will make his return on c0ntact

Spinx is a relatively unknown quantity at the professional level, last taking part in the second Nine to Five tournament with Tikitakan, where he averaged a 1.17 rating against the likes of Syman, Illuminar, and ALTERNATE aTTaX. He also currently leads the August leaderboard in FPL, becoming the latest talent to join a team partially based on his plaudits on the platform.

c0ntact have struggled to find results in recent months, exiting Flashpoint 1 in ninth place near the start of the year and more recently failing to qualify for cs_summit 6 Europe after being knocked out of the Regional Qualifier. Additional lacklustre placements in two Home Sweet Home Cups and the FunSpark ULTI Europe qualifier are results that the team will hope to improve on with the addition of two new players.

Going forward, c0ntact's roster should be:

Lithuania Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas
Finland Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo
Denmark Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer
United Kingdom Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield (trial)
Israel Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi (trial)

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
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
566
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vuković
Luka 'emi' Vuković
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
94
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1232
KPR:
0.66
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:
794
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
#1
NAF | 
Finland tpsa
nice
2020-08-24 20:59
Spinx <3
2020-08-24 21:17
Spinbotx
2020-08-24 21:58
Isreal CS top 1 soon
2020-08-24 22:11
as soon as nertz is out of the country
2020-08-24 23:50
#157
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Israel Rea77y
Yes Israeli niko lol
2020-08-25 01:32
#208
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Algeria Rynam
is it even a country ?
2020-08-25 18:28
Savage
2020-08-25 23:38
#165
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Brazil EGMonster
Since when lul
2020-08-25 04:15
I said soon
2020-08-25 11:04
Why -shipz he's so good...
2020-08-24 22:09
too good for this shit contact
2020-08-24 23:19
#176
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Finland eenton
Yeah:(
2020-08-25 08:14
nice
2020-08-24 20:59
shouldve kept shipz instead of 30yo snappi while its covid and coaches can talk all time, during that let someone from their team kinda get to IGLing a bit imo worth the risk because the roster would be sick
2020-08-25 13:00
Shipz is trash online, they wouldn't have achieved anything with him on the team anyway, cuz they'd lose qualifiers.
2020-08-25 16:00
#3
grux | 
Montenegro Kladiz
PogU
2020-08-24 20:59
#4
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Denmark devnr1
gl
2020-08-24 20:59
lol
2020-08-24 20:59
GL
2020-08-24 20:59
#7
rigoN | 
Belgium ZxTox
NICE
2020-08-24 20:59
C00l
2020-08-24 21:00
SICK lineup tbh, Spinx is god flameZ should get good team as well
2020-08-24 21:00
#10
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Netherlands Sem0733
OttoNd better Awper tho...
2020-08-24 21:00
smooya is 2nd awp,he said it.
2020-08-24 21:31
behind spinx he said
2020-08-25 01:11
Fairly comparable I would say, different style awpers though. I could see Smooya being main on his best map though.
2020-08-24 22:12
#205
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Finland DespeQ
OttoNd better rifle also.
2020-08-25 15:13
dobt think so. i have only watched their games vs higher tier competition and there smooya seems stronger imo.
2020-08-25 21:21
nice
2020-08-24 21:00
ez
2020-08-24 21:00
ok
2020-08-24 21:01
finally smooya has a team, good luck to C0ntact in the future
2020-08-24 21:01
finally emi and letn1 doesn't have a team*
2020-08-24 22:04
Well to be fair with emi he was swapped from coach to player when nexa and hunter left. Why it took this long to replace him idk man :()
2020-08-24 22:15
#161
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Spain JLenny47
Now he's not even coach... Sad story
2020-08-25 03:12
Eemi did allright imo. No need to hate him.
2020-08-25 10:49
#15
JoJo | 
Russia N1kDaN
smoooooooooya
2020-08-24 21:00
Gl, Spinx!
2020-08-24 21:00
#17
maga | 
North America Shehp
Whoever made that thread earlier, holy shit you're spot on.
2020-08-24 21:00
Me..? I dont think so though xd
2020-08-24 21:11
Thanks mens)))
2020-08-24 21:21
#54
maga | 
North America Shehp
no, thank u))
2020-08-24 21:21
wp
2020-08-24 23:42
Very unexpected but Great move
2020-08-24 21:01
#20
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United States SWiFTzZzZz
Expected move
2020-08-24 21:02
spinx gj!
2020-08-24 21:03
Rip
2020-08-24 21:03
#23
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United Kingdom StonkBonk
ez 4 uk cs
2020-08-24 21:07
cool
2020-08-24 21:03
Isreal Cs keeps improvin.
2020-08-24 21:04
#26
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Pakistan LoOuU2
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA Finally a team , though he is too good for Contact ...
2020-08-24 21:05
too good for c0ntact are you srsly dude the team has bad rankings cuz they are dealing with roaster problems LUL
2020-08-24 21:21
#55
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Pakistan LoOuU2
they havent been relevant ever since G2 stole Hunter and Nexa from Valiance , that was a long time ago.
2020-08-24 21:23
Perhaps because they were playing 3v5 all the time.
2020-08-25 12:10
THE KING IS BACK I LOOK AROUND IT'S NOT THE SAME
2020-08-24 21:05
#28
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Serbia LtN))
ez back to top30
2020-08-24 21:05
-snappi +flameZ plzplzplz
2020-08-24 21:06
#50
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
Who igl?
2020-08-24 21:18
Now this is a team capable of reaching top 20 or higher for sure
2020-08-24 21:07
#31
shAy | 
Denmark pdxm
nice
2020-08-24 21:07
#32
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Germany Kexor
2 boys got triggered already xD
2020-08-24 21:11
Read rofl? It literally says "The former Chaos and BIG member will take up secondary AWPing duties alongside Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo." ??
2020-08-24 21:10
"The former Chaos and BIG member will take up secondary AWPing duties alongside Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo."
2020-08-24 21:10
Who is Igl in Contact ?
2020-08-24 21:10
#38
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Germany Kexor
snappi obviously otherwise he should have been out instead of shipz xD
2020-08-24 21:12
#41
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Finland 5way
probably snappi
2020-08-24 21:13
Up for me Snappi is bad player and Ships is better
2020-08-24 21:30
Ofc snappi
2020-08-24 23:02
#36
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United States notawaffle
ffs emi finally gone, this team can get back into form
2020-08-24 21:10
looks interesting
2020-08-24 21:12
#40
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Yugoslavia RiggedShit
smooya is useless without awp so they should just keep shipz and -emi +spinx
2020-08-24 21:12
ACTUALLY HUGE OMG SPINX IN CONTACT??? THIS IS SOOO GOOD HOOLY
2020-08-24 21:14
2 AWPers ??
2020-08-24 21:15
smOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-08-24 21:16
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-08-24 21:40
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-08-24 22:29
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-08-24 22:37
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2020-08-24 22:51
smOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-08-25 01:40
thie KappaPride
2020-08-25 04:41
wtf
2020-08-25 12:57
Pog
2020-08-24 21:17
Glad for spinx, But why smooya? Ottond god awper
2020-08-24 21:17
#48
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Turkey holyshper
Good for spinx Btw i want see spinx flamez and anarkez in the same team
2020-08-24 21:18
Our israel friends said anarkez doesn't want to play with another Israel Players.
2020-08-25 03:13
#209
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Turkey holyshper
fuck , it's sad
2020-08-25 19:15
SPINX! LET'S GOOOO although I don't feel like smooya as a secondary awper is a good choice, but it's nice to see him back.
2020-08-24 21:18
#52
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Canada dennek
why would they let go of shipz
2020-08-24 21:21
#60
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Serbia k0ce
+1 he is so good i think he will back when smooya trial expires
2020-08-24 21:26
#81
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Serbia CoIe47
do you know why they dropped shipz? he seemed to be doing ok so i dont really get - shipz???
2020-08-24 21:54
shipz still in twitter has officialy playing for c0ntact.
2020-08-24 22:00
#148
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Latvia IzzoR
because they are on trial none of them are officially in yet
2020-08-25 00:42
I'm just telling that to them cuz they think that c0ntact dropped shipz
2020-08-25 00:48
Espiranto saved, thanks god
2020-08-24 21:23
spinx was very good on fpl, I hope he can prove himself on LAN. Good Luck Brother
2020-08-24 21:24
He played for Tikitakan and he was also good in official matches
2020-08-24 21:29
I think that tikitakan had only online matches or i'm wrong ?
2020-08-24 21:58
no, ur right, they are just a mix team that were playing like couple of tourneys, not more, but they did upset good teams such avez and syman, with spinx and flamez carrying
2020-08-25 22:01
Yeah Spinx has really good chance of proving him self now in this even cuz there is some decent teams in Malta Vibes 9
2020-08-25 22:35
#58
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North America joeS
Ok this lineup I can get behind.
2020-08-24 21:25
Gl spinx
2020-08-24 21:25
bad move for smooya
2020-08-24 21:32
#65
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Poland godBASR
POGGERS LETSS GOOOO
2020-08-24 21:33
rofl smooya and espiranto on one team, toxic overload imminent 2 weeks max
2020-08-24 21:33
+1 lol
2020-08-24 22:28
POGU
2020-08-24 21:33
#68
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Denmark KalakR
Nice move. Good looking future for c0ntact
2020-08-24 21:35
Let's go spinx
2020-08-24 21:36
They remove wesg winner and mvp for tier 7 israeli player who is level 9 in faceit???? Actualy good move
2020-08-24 21:38
wesg is crap anyway
2020-08-24 21:39
+++ I agree
2020-08-24 21:41
yeah, I'm also disappointed
2020-08-24 23:22
Tier 7, level 9 ? "...where he averaged a 1.17 rating against the likes of Syman, Illuminar, and ALTERNATE aTTaX. He also currently leads the August leaderboard in FPL,..." people on HLTV can't read
2020-08-24 23:48
flag
2020-08-25 23:25
Noice
2020-08-24 21:38
spinx seems like a great pickup
2020-08-24 21:44
smooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooya
2020-08-24 21:44
#184
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Germany ske0
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2020-08-25 10:46
#77
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Nepal rosiek64
oh god lets go
2020-08-24 21:44
Smooooooooooooooooooooooooooyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
2020-08-24 21:44
#79
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Portugal Agricultor
Nooooooo snappi sucks, shipz > snappi
2020-08-24 21:49
Snappi is IGL, shipz was rifler and 2nd awper and i guess shipz has some problems that's why they didn't participate in last malta vibes.
2020-08-24 21:57
shipz was lurker and support, always being the anchor and used to bait
2020-08-24 22:04
maybe he was in last matches cuz i didn't watch them
2020-08-24 22:10
Shipz God will miss you
2020-08-24 21:53
i guess shipz has some problems that's why they didn't participate in last malta vibes.
2020-08-24 21:57
hmm I don't know also
2020-08-24 23:21
deadly
2020-08-24 21:55
#83
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World Beard43
Nice!
2020-08-24 21:56
Finally they're doing some changes.
2020-08-24 21:58
idk who spinx is, but definitely a good move for smooya
2020-08-24 22:02
#92
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Brazil SecondKS
-spinx +SHiPZ and very nice move
2020-08-24 22:04
-snappi, + flamez, because spinx was igl in Tiki
2020-08-24 22:09
wE dOnT NeEd sMooYa SnaPpI BecaUeSe wE aRE BeST iN tHe AsiA. -erkaSt eliminated by Beyond in rmr
2020-08-24 22:09
erkASSt lulw
2020-08-24 22:15
#96
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Sweden axelious
How good is djl as coach? :O
2020-08-24 22:09
just a question. is smooya toxic or unlucky? what is the main reasom that he is not finding any good team? He is decent tier 2 awper as I see
2020-08-24 22:14
Unlucky bro, he is decent with chaos back in NA then suddenly covid coming up then he need to leave the team
2020-08-24 22:21
lol 'unlucky' smooya refused to play in major for BIG because gob didn't allow him to be main awp and fucked over his team completely because it was after roster lock and they had to play major with stand-in
2020-08-25 13:10
toxic af
2020-08-25 13:12
yay
2020-08-24 22:16
#105
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Germany BIG2020
GL smoo <3
2020-08-24 22:18
Nice firepower upgrade
2020-08-24 22:20
#107
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Hungary raffai
glgl
2020-08-24 22:20
#109
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Netherlands Flevo
Is rael?
2020-08-24 22:22
#110
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Europe t.o.p
c0ntact finally doing something
2020-08-24 22:23
#111
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Australia popoto
spinx god
2020-08-24 22:24
Spinx good one smooya secondary awper is bad one
2020-08-24 22:27
Smooya is on fire with ak just watch out for him.
2020-08-24 23:09
Smooya playing with Snappi after all...
2020-08-24 22:30
So many flags, its cute team
2020-08-24 22:34
Shipz > snappi ... flameZ > espiranto
2020-08-24 22:36
“Shipz> Snappi“ No sh*t shipz is rifler and snappi is igl you found two players who to compare.
2020-08-24 23:09
#118
RpK | 
France pol44r
honestly its wasted talent
2020-08-24 22:36
#122
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Hungary subzera
wtff
2020-08-24 22:56
shipz is a great player though, he should still be there
2020-08-24 23:07
Shipz is probably still in team but on bench cuz he has some problems I guess.
2020-08-24 23:08
+1
2020-08-24 23:16
+1 for removing emi but ShiPZ I have nothing to say
2020-08-24 23:18
Is this happens because we from Bulgaria?
2020-08-25 07:24
maybe
2020-08-25 08:29
Let’s go smooooya
2020-08-24 23:19
smooya should consider switching to Valorant. CSGO is so fkin dead and he just waste his time on those t3 teams.
2020-08-24 23:22
#204
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
You mean American cs is dead
2020-08-25 15:04
#135
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Israel FRIsaac
EZ4SPINX
2020-08-24 23:23
#136
BobZ | 
India Ez4ez
Good lineup
2020-08-24 23:30
#137
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Brazil hugoooo
shipz is great I hope he is going to join a better team
2020-08-24 23:36
Shipz is getting removed? That's a bit of a surprise to me since he was one of their better players. I understand removing emi though. He just isn't as good as everyone else and you can't have more than 1 weak link (frag wise) on a team.
2020-08-24 23:45
Thx god im c0ntact fan for a long time
2020-08-24 23:53
it's barely a year old lmao "long time"
2020-08-25 07:25
#143
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South Africa @FyreCS
Very happy for Spinx, he deserves it! But why -Shipz? I would've done Espiranto since he's known for being toxic and being a bad teammate.
2020-08-25 00:02
Another one who thinks Espi is toxic, you listen too much of one side nukkye has biggest ego in lithuanian csgo
2020-08-25 01:14
I actually think this can be a great team !
2020-08-25 00:09
good team actually. i hope they make top 15
2020-08-25 00:24
#146
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Poland Astoner55
This team actually looks decent.
2020-08-25 00:26
Two awpers?
2020-08-25 00:37
I hope Espiranto will come back to form, loved watching him in Imperial and CR4ZY
2020-08-25 00:49
He just needs the fire in team and who believes in him and he will be beast once again.
2020-08-25 01:15
spinx can make any team look good c0ntact looks fire rn
2020-08-25 00:50
Pog
2020-08-25 01:24
Funny how FPL became the new tool to find replacements for pro teams. Hopefully Face It is there, imagine having to count on Volvo and matchmaking
2020-08-25 01:26
FPL = Faceit PRO League you think that it was made to not be scouted if you can play with pro players ?
2020-08-25 02:14
Where is spinx from?
2020-08-25 02:23
Israel
2020-08-25 04:47
Where?
2020-08-25 21:54
I wonder if its better to keep emi as an IGL and let snappi go xd But anyway, i love to see smooya back on the scene! Smooooooooooooooooooooyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
2020-08-25 03:15
emi is probably going 3rd coach xD
2020-08-25 04:47
#164
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Canada AyyyJayyy
Interesting mens ))
2020-08-25 03:47
+smoo +spinx YAY -shipz and not -otto or -espi hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
2020-08-25 04:17
Shipz had more downs than ups in his latest matches.
2020-08-25 04:46
2020-08-25 09:07
Shipz has been literally trash recently
2020-08-25 06:25
Roles don't work though. I'd be screaming for them to cut snappi if they'd signed a replacement. You're not going to fit otto and smooya into the same team
2020-08-25 09:07
Ok so as long as they can beat Dignitas
2020-08-25 05:09
kick shipz big mistake
2020-08-25 07:34
#178
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Finland KieZuZ
I dont think smooya is optimal unless they want to run double awp. Ottond is very versatile with different weapons tho but then again smooya said he will be secondary? I dont see this working
2020-08-25 08:35
#179
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Israel deiloN
Spinx & flamez are awsome, played amazing together with TikiTaken. gl
2020-08-25 08:57
glad to see shipz untied from bot team, -botbye + shipz, unfortunately espiranto still remain lul
2020-08-25 09:18
What a lineup! GL
2020-08-25 09:49
On paper it looks great, but honestly there are lot of potential weaknesses. Can captain handle their toxicity. Smooya only secondary awp? Communication? Let's see... might work quite well, or really terribly. They need some time now for sure.
2020-08-25 10:53
Espiranto and smooya LUL
2020-08-25 11:07
Kewl, but shipz is a great player.
2020-08-25 11:06
Smooya without the awp is gonna be a disaster. He had average stats with awp and being a star, without it he is gonna go full bot mode
2020-08-25 12:13
#193
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Slovakia Daev0n
Average stats with awp? Which smooya have you been watching?
2020-08-25 12:48
The one in 2018 and 2019. You can look his stats up, they are pretty fucking average, mate.
2020-08-25 14:08
#201
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Slovakia Daev0n
You mean the ones where he played in BIG as a rifler?
2020-08-25 14:19
First of all, he was not a rifler but an AWP, second of all there isnt any fucking year where he does not have average/atrocious stats. Stop being so fucking delusional you numbnut.
2020-08-25 14:21
stop rekt him broo. lol
2020-08-25 20:57
Finally kicked those noobs
2020-08-25 12:46
#197
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Indonesia Exodd
Happy for my man smooooooooya, hope this lineup lasts more than a week for him
2020-08-25 13:03
Thats a very interesting looking team. Best of luck smooya.
2020-08-25 14:44
need kick out espi because that such young talent wastes time with this trash team
2020-08-25 16:21
Really cool lineup now but -shipz is shit. Anyway smooya > shipz This roster can be in #30
2020-08-25 20:56
#217
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Hungary Shiron212
Nice!
2020-08-25 23:26
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