smooya exits c0ntact

The Brit has parted ways with c0ntact after his two-month trial with the European mixture.

Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield ends his short tenure with the Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer-led squad as a result of a role clash between him and Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo, which saw the British player take up secondary AWPing after having been the primary sniper throughout most of his career.

"It simply comes down to my role within the team and the long term plans they have," the 21-year-old explained in a Tweet announcing his split from the team. "My main goal going forward is being the main AWP. I feel like in my time within Chaos I finally became my own player and want to continue on that path."

smooya finds himself teamless for the second time this year

smooya took part in three tournaments with c0ntact, the most notable of which is the DreamHack Open Fall closed qualifier, where the team just missed out on a spot in the main event following an incredibly close loss to mousesports in the lower bracket.

The European side have yet to announce the Brit's replacement, but they appear to have already decided on one as they look to continue their campaign in the ongoing LOOT.BET Season 8. For now, c0ntact's active lineup is down to four players:

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

Ireland Neil "⁠NeiL_M⁠" Murphy (coach)

Serbia Luka "⁠emi⁠" Vuković (inactive)
Bulgaria Georgi "⁠SHiPZ⁠" Grigorov (inactive)

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:
1.11
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
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
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
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
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
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
well that didn't last long
2020-10-15 16:42
rigoN inc
2020-10-15 16:46
#84
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Russia Jet1k
if not busy with studying
2020-10-15 17:28
you can find him in c0ntact group already steamcommunity.com/groups/c0ntactCSGO
2020-10-15 19:04
Good luck as the 6th for C9 Smooya
2020-10-15 19:19
You can find him in the contact group bcz he was stand-in for them
2020-10-15 19:23
smooya isn't in the group m8 why would they keep stand-in and don't kick it ?
2020-10-15 19:50
If smooya wasn't in the group how is rigon being there any indication that he's the 5th
2020-10-16 01:52
Smooya was there but got kicked or left the group about 1,5-2 weeks ago.
2020-10-16 07:49
rigoN should join Heretics, more chance in that team than this one xd
2020-10-19 00:48
expected
2020-10-15 16:51
#159
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Brazil Ahab
nice successful player
2020-10-15 20:44
C9 sixth
2020-10-15 16:42
inb4 Smooya leaves C9 because of his role within the team
2020-10-15 18:48
#160
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Sweden crittaN
LOL +1
2020-10-15 20:45
+1
2020-10-15 19:22
F
2020-10-15 16:42
#5
NAF | 
Finland tpsa
gl in future
2020-10-15 16:42
Smooya to c9
2020-10-15 16:42
they have woxic so most probably wont join and they completed their core 5 anyway and smooya doesn't seem to be a player to play the role of sixth
2020-10-15 18:37
#7
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CIS kofilzz
this guy will never play in a good team...
2020-10-15 16:42
#135
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Russia SW@G
+1
2020-10-15 19:28
I wonder why
2020-10-15 22:07
BUG?
2020-10-15 16:42
Mouseports?
2020-10-15 16:43
would be down tbh Mouz needs good awp and they get ez wins
2020-10-15 18:08
potential 6th - could be a good move, if his attitude wasn't abysmal. He's a talented player, but needs to get over himself before better teams will take a chance on him again.
2020-10-16 00:31
Why does this guy quit every team he joins in 2 months?
2020-10-15 16:43
Cause he's a spoiled kid, who has too high thoughts of himself.
2020-10-15 16:46
Proof?
2020-10-15 16:48
No proof, just talking out of my ass.
2020-10-15 16:51
+1
2020-10-15 16:51
+1
2020-10-15 16:57
+1 for honesty :)
2020-10-15 17:17
Well, I realized it is just old stories mixed in with my assumptions, so at this point he could be a total different person.
2020-10-15 17:23
nah - he's still the same cocky person he was before, did you see him during flashpoint? "PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" source - youtube.com/watch?v=6KRQdpGSxXo
2020-10-16 00:46
He seemed to really be gelling in Chaos. Possibly yet another thing covid ruined.
2020-10-16 04:42
N1
2020-10-15 17:20
another +1 for honesty
2020-10-15 20:42
Yes he is toxic also
2020-10-15 16:56
+1
2020-10-15 17:06
+999
2020-10-15 17:28
#11
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United States xiquo
rip
2020-10-15 16:43
Who would've thought.
2020-10-15 16:44
Oh no smooya! Sad to hear him leaving c0ntact, i wish him best of luck in the future!
2020-10-15 16:43
mibr smooya 😎👌👍
2020-10-15 16:43
Mibr needs no help on being shit
2020-10-15 17:15
Lol
2020-10-15 17:17
#15
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Estonia qoznyyy
ok who asked overrated
2020-10-15 16:44
#16
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Germany iBUYPOLAND
Sad!
2020-10-15 16:44
#17
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Poland xanax_user
C9 6th
2020-10-15 16:44
tosic player can't hold a team? what a surprise
2020-10-15 16:44
hello C9
2020-10-15 16:44
#22
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Latvia YungPan666
just retire
2020-10-15 16:45
#23
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Pakistan LoOuU2
This is sad, the guy who so pumped to play Flashpoint for them. We don't even really know why they let him go again (honestly, his skills were being wasted as a 2nd awper behind Otto). NA orgs should ought to pick him up again, if Visas aren't a problem. They need players and snipers especially. I am a fan of him but if you keep getting booted from the teams again and again, maybe you are the problem.
2020-10-15 16:45
Yeah no reason to have a main awper playing rifler.
2020-10-15 16:49
#59
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Yes sir, it ain't like he is a bad awper or someone who has to force change his playstyle to stay relevant.
2020-10-15 17:04
well, maybe he should stop changing his role every few months... one minute he says he wants to main AWP, the next minute, he wants to be a rifler.
2020-10-15 21:18
He would work good in Gen.G and auti could go back to rifling
2020-10-15 16:49
#60
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Pakistan LoOuU2
A pretty good addition tbh!
2020-10-15 17:04
smooya to liquid. and liquid back to EU they have a large office in the Netherlands.
2020-10-15 17:21
#81
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Pakistan LoOuU2
A man can only dream, Mr. Holland.
2020-10-15 17:25
dreams come true (hope so)
2020-10-15 17:26
#85
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Welp, let's hope the fates change
2020-10-15 17:28
smooya to astralis when
2020-10-15 17:33
#91
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Pakistan LoOuU2
They only hire Danish peep mens
2020-10-15 17:38
Exact. Like maikelele etcccc
2020-10-15 17:36
#92
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Maikekwle
2020-10-15 17:38
#24
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Netherlands Sem0733
C9 6th?
2020-10-15 16:46
expected
2020-10-15 16:46
ok
2020-10-15 16:46
#29
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Brunei ALEISTER!
C9 sixth
2020-10-15 16:47
Smooya going to stand in for mibr in flashpoint bc he is already in london
2020-10-15 16:48
Flashpoint will be online: hltv.org/events/5577/flashpoint-2
2020-10-15 16:49
Thanks did not see that!
2020-10-16 09:54
Smooya to mouse - chrisJ
2020-10-15 16:48
#34
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United States tatsumi
Liquid smooya
2020-10-15 16:49
makes sense they already had an awper
2020-10-15 16:49
#38
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Germany BIG2020
GL Owen stay at awp and proof them wrong <3
2020-10-15 16:49
+oskar
2020-10-15 16:50
#41
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Finland Nollegee
Expected
2020-10-15 16:50
#42
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Hungary hardrise
C9 sixth?
2020-10-15 16:50
#46
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Serbia bakedcs
Too bad C9 took woxic instead
2020-10-15 16:54
clown
2020-10-15 16:56
+1 He is going the kio route really fast...
2020-10-15 20:06
Good luck to him
2020-10-15 16:57
Prob for the best, Smooya is a main Awper, a lot of places available in many teams rn. Hope he finds a good fit! As for c0ntact, they need another player asap for flashpoint, I guess rigoN comes in.
2020-10-15 16:58
rigoN 100% they grabed him as sub to event so that just means that he was on c0ntacts radar for a while.
2020-10-15 20:14
smooya tweeted its him too I seen...
2020-10-15 20:16
C9 6th SMOOOOOOOOOOOOYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2020-10-15 16:58
#53
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Norway NinTM
Jakem?
2020-10-15 17:00
+Edward when lmao
2020-10-15 17:01
Biggest clown
2020-10-15 17:02
#57
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Hungary saxxo
At this point, I always start to think that there is a problem (maybe behavioral) with the player (smooya right now), if he can't stay in a team at least a few months.
2020-10-15 17:02
chaos wasn't his fault, it was visa issues due to covid c0ntact was because they had 2 primary awpers and ottond remained primary awper while smooya had to stop awping, which he didn't want BIG I guess could be a behavioral problem, but I actually don't know why he left
2020-10-15 17:08
#65
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Hungary saxxo
Yep, maybe you are right, I don't know smooya, neither the situations. It is just suspicious for me, if quite a good player can't find a stabile home.
2020-10-15 17:11
#58
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Macedonia thrash94
Too much attention around this guy. He has become so annoying. He should've stayed in BIG, tier 1 team instead of playing for some low ranked teams and always crying how he doesn't get the role he wants.
2020-10-15 17:04
#68
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Portugal Surya
+1
2020-10-15 17:12
#101
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Europe DoktorEgg
Top be fair, BIG would probably still be in tier 2 if they hadn't kicked Smooya and picked up syrsoN.
2020-10-15 17:59
#103
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Macedonia thrash94
At least still better than the teams smooya has been on so far
2020-10-15 18:04
Yeah, syrsoN is so much better
2020-10-15 20:06
+1
2020-10-15 19:59
+1 Maybe if was better he would actually get the roles he wants ( main awp )
2020-10-15 20:07
Why is shipz inactive anyway? I remember him being really decent
2020-10-15 17:06
#165
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Bulgaria RzE
they benched him
2020-10-15 21:22
Yeah, but why?? I mean, not like they have a lot of cheap options... Or do they?
2020-10-15 23:05
#186
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Bulgaria RzE
I don't know. May be he does not get along with ottoNd and EspiranTo. It just the fact that all balkan players got removed and while emi and LETN1 didn't perform well, shipz was pretty good.
2020-10-16 07:56
Makes sense, thanks for the comments.
2020-10-17 14:16
add shipz back
2020-10-15 17:07
nuisance bot, always he knock out orgs. further no one want him
2020-10-15 17:11
Looool
2020-10-15 17:12
sad
2020-10-15 17:14
#71
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Turkey CheafootGG
Izzy effect :)
2020-10-15 17:14
Smooya (good player) = coming soon new stand in player like fejtZ
2020-10-15 17:19
PEEK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2020-10-15 17:29
#87
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United Kingdom JupiterACE
CLOUD9 WILL BE A 6+ MAN TEAM
2020-10-15 17:30
smoya omegalul
2020-10-15 17:31
+1
2020-10-15 20:07
#93
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Finland Faust_fSt
Someone, anyone, please save ottoNd from this burning pile of garbage floating in the middle of a shit ocean called c0ntact
2020-10-15 17:41
"i will step down from awp to find a team and play rifle" "i will step down from team since i am 2nd awp and i want to awp"
2020-10-15 17:43
UK brain
2020-10-15 17:44
hopefully c9 dont waste time with this guy
2020-10-15 17:46
c9 sixth
2020-10-15 17:45
sometimes to make a career in CS you have to change roles. To me, it seems like smooya only wants to be an awper. look at NBK, hes basically played every single role in CS. If smooya wants to find a tier 1 team, hes gotta stop being a main awper and adapt
2020-10-15 17:51
Weird, they have been playing really good with him, and it's weird for me that he decided to go.
2020-10-15 17:57
#100
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Algeria MagnumDz
he should retire
2020-10-15 17:57
Smooya - i need better team! Rest of the scene - no
2020-10-15 18:00
#104
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Finland Pitsa31
Otto pistää britin nippuu
2020-10-15 18:05
C9 please!
2020-10-15 18:09
It's Brexit time boys
2020-10-15 18:13
I would have liked him in c9 instead of w0xic but whatever
2020-10-15 18:14
smooya is a good player. why the fuck he always gets booted? too toxic?
2020-10-15 18:14
Who
2020-10-15 18:15
Okay Otto the noname dreams and dreams and destroy others. Bigger ego than niko?
2020-10-15 18:20
wtf
2020-10-15 18:31
#112
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Latvia Andreyq
this guy is somehow weird
2020-10-15 18:27
He is a brit, so it should come as no surprise xD
2020-10-15 20:08
mysterious guy with weird performance history
2020-10-15 18:37
AHHAHAHAHHAHAHA
2020-10-15 18:37
sadge but expected I guess
2020-10-15 18:38
#119
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France PHANotica
C9 go go
2020-10-15 18:40
this dude lost his timing a long time ago
2020-10-15 18:43
If he was under the impression he'd be the first awper this was never a good fit. I might be a homer but I'd trust Otto more with the awp than smooya.
2020-10-15 18:44
smooya might have a higher ceiling but Otto is way more consistent and has a better " average level "
2020-10-15 20:09
Who? Rageooya?
2020-10-15 18:46
Gl
2020-10-15 18:48
so cloud9 sixth player?
2020-10-15 18:53
Smooya is so overrated
2020-10-15 18:53
rofl he's gonna completely ruin his career with this main awper thing. Already fucked over BIG cos he was crying like a bitch 'main awp or quit' if teams don't want him as main awp it means he's a shit awper, just learn to rifle and stop crying
2020-10-15 19:02
Honestly forgot that he existed. Maybe go to Valulrant Smooya, I don't think you can play CS anymore.
2020-10-15 19:07
#131
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Indonesia draizze
This guy will make adventure to Asia. There's rumor NG will sign 2 EU players.
2020-10-15 19:12
#137
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Poland mlodzier
That would make it that I could watch Asian CS tbh Edward + Smooya?
2020-10-15 19:34
- ChrisJ + smooya
2020-10-15 19:33
its actually insane how wasted of a talent smooya is wtf
2020-10-15 19:38
#139
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Poland mlodzier
I think he just want to play primarily AWP and not agreeing to play secondary one. Dont need to blame him, wish him gl
2020-10-15 19:38
Weak, overrated and a sh$t talker. His place is Valorant at most
2020-10-15 19:58
this guy ruined teams like fejtz in 2017
2020-10-15 19:58
#144
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Europe Axell6996
Lets be serious smooya is the most toxic and arrogant player in this scene even if he hasnt accomplished anything yet, in the matches where c0ntac lost or won at the edge he was max the third best player
2020-10-15 19:59
+1
2020-10-15 20:13
I wonder if smooya will be able to stay on a team for more than 2-3 months lol, jeeze.
2020-10-15 20:07
#153
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Canada Matchfix
Lasted 1 month atleast
2020-10-15 20:14
This guy's CV is really gonna be huge.
2020-10-15 20:23
had his chance in BUG and now he's done. weird moves right there. too toxic?
2020-10-15 20:43
#161
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Denmark KamaraD
+ Edward? :)
2020-10-15 20:45
#162
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Turkey holyshper
Bring back emi
2020-10-15 20:53
Smooya was playing worst positions in c0ntact besides train (ivy), not even mentioning he is main awp and playing rifle in worst positions on every map besides train.
2020-10-15 21:13
Smooya was the impostor of CSGO
2020-10-15 22:23
Smooya reminds me of HS and ScreaM, both were bounced from one team to another back to no team and ppl wonder why that is....
2020-10-15 22:25
#183
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United States tatsumi
smooya is whiny asf ScreaM is a one trick idk about HS tho
2020-10-16 06:52
#169
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South America ZyvvOo
Cloud9 sixman
2020-10-15 22:37
#171
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Brazil SecondKS
Shipz come back???
2020-10-15 23:33
#175
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Serbia k0ce
+1
2020-10-16 00:42
too big of an ego, not suprising considering he is british and probably acts like a cock and only thinks about himself
2020-10-16 00:34
bUt hOw? eSpiRaNtO Is Going tO cLoud9 WiTh Jks - random hltv user -
2020-10-16 00:36
Lmao, dude must be toxic af, never lasts on any squad
2020-10-16 01:11
Nooooooo!!!! I want to see him on flashpoint
2020-10-16 01:14
SMOOYA TO c9 would be great
2020-10-16 04:24
Maybe to GenG its a good idea
2020-10-16 05:52
#184
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CIS 1ShadyY
+edward
2020-10-16 07:18
nobody cars, bots team
2020-10-16 08:51
Then why did he join, wasn't the role clash predictable?
2020-10-16 13:09
cant understand his move and it seems a bit selfish
2020-10-17 08:43
wtf
2020-10-20 22:44
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