c0ntact add rigoN and Spinx

c0ntact have locked in their starting five ahead of Flashpoint 2 with the addition of Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi and Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi.

Spinx and rigoN are now officially part of c0ntact as the team gets ready for the upcoming Flashpoint 2 tournament, which will kick off on November 10. This deal puts Spinx past his trial period, which lasted nearly two months, while rigoN puts pen to paper after joining up with the squad when Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield stepped down due to clashing roles on October 15.

c0ntact, who came in ninth place at Flashpoint 1 with a vastly different roster which only featured Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo and Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas from the current lineup, will be aiming higher in the tournament's second edition with the addition of the incoming duo under the orders of veteran in-game leader Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer.

rigoN will be a permanent fixture for c0ntact from now on

“During the current pandemic and with poor results we decided we needed a new approach to get back to our former level,” says coach Neil "⁠NeiL_M⁠" Murphy. “The atmosphere and firepower in this online era was simply not good enough. We searched for two unknown talents that want to show themselves as top players and we found that in rigoN and Spinx surrounded by good proven experience coming into Flashpoint 2 and 2021.

“We feel that our new five have brought the hunger back from our successes in 2019 and we're very happy to show what they will do at Flashpoint 2 next month. We're here to become a heavy hitter and bring a top placement.”

Spinx, who came of his own through the FPL circuit, now puts behind him a two-month trial period in which he garnered a 1.01 rating across twenty maps on record with the European squad.

“I'm happy to sign my first professional contract in c0ntact,” the Israeli player says, “I waited knowing that maybe I could get into the squad one day and here I am.”

rigoN, one of the original m1x players that signed for Secret in 2019 and was benched from the European early this year, recently played in the HERCEGNOVI mix where he briefly reunited with Flatron "⁠juanflatroo⁠" Halimi before signing with c0ntact.

“I've waited for the last few months for my chance to show myself and play at the top,” rigoN says, “I'm hyped to be here with the boys to grind and compete in Flashpoint 2."

Other than Flashpoint 2, c0ntact are currently competing in the LOOT.Bet Season 8 Swiss group stage, which they’ve played with the two new incorporations. So far they have a 2-1 record following victories against Izako Boars and FATE, with the loss coming at the hands of Heretics.

c0ntact are now:

Denmark Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer
Finland Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo
Lithuania Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas
Israel Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi
Switzerland Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi

Ireland Neil "⁠NeiL_M⁠" Murphy (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
Switzerland Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
147
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
125
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
811
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:
1263
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Albania Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Flatron 'juanflatroo' Halimi
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.12
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:
824
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
#1
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New Zealand SkirmishX
damn
2020-10-22 20:05
15 replies
#10
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United States ShawnM
solid team if espiranto decides to not be toxic
2020-10-22 20:05
14 replies
#14
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
if he doesnt switch to valulrant
2020-10-22 20:06
Solid team, just don't believe in bs on hltv and nukkye talks.
2020-10-22 20:18
12 replies
+1
2020-10-22 20:24
Nah espiranto is. Fucking diva
2020-10-23 00:01
10 replies
I see only ppl believing in hltv sh*t posts.
2020-10-23 07:29
9 replies
#95
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Portugal Tiago4
+1
2020-10-23 11:29
you must be new then
2020-10-23 20:09
7 replies
New ? I'm following this scene from late 2016 early 2017 around that time. Ur just young or have no self look at this scene, Nukkye flamed EspiranTo because he tought that Nukkye himself was kicked from Imperial because of Espi but everyone from Imperial org and even coach said that it wasn't Espi. Espi just was too young and didn't want to listen to krystal as igl, but they still friends with krystal so why he's diva ?
2020-10-23 21:07
6 replies
nt spetember 15, 2019 sign up Hold that L kid. how mad? you cry like espiiranto
2020-10-24 15:15
5 replies
Ur dumb I follow the scene not f*cking hltv shit posts.
2020-10-24 15:18
4 replies
mad? i can tell you mad hold that L. Just like espianto diva
2020-10-25 00:23
3 replies
fan trail says everything.
2020-10-25 08:58
2 replies
Great so now that I've proved you wrong you decide to go on the offensive to save face to your peers when we are all watching you throw this childish tantrum laughing at you. Keep projecting we can all see it. I've already won this I wouldnt even call it an argument because that would have meant you have a leg to stand on from the beginning but you didnt. Easy win for me it must eat you up inside knowing you can't reply now or else you'd look super salty. Bet youre going to try to just copy this, say tl;dr, change it a bit to reply to me, or worst of all try to mob mentality a win by trying to outnumber me which is the most pathetic of all lmao but that would look even more pathetic for you. Keep trying to troll as well it feeds me but I don't have time for you so enjoy the block too, kid.
2020-10-25 17:49
1 reply
You didn't prove me wrong what so ever you just typed same sentence in different ways.
2020-10-25 18:02
Nice
2020-10-22 20:05
#3
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United States Storm24K
very nice
2020-10-22 20:05
#4
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Bosnia and Herzegovina junuzcs
HERCEGNOVI - creating superstars.
2020-10-22 20:05
5 replies
#13
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
Loba is next
2020-10-22 20:06
lol
2020-10-22 20:08
1 reply
He still played with hercegovni team. Also i know i got baited.
2020-10-22 22:24
+1 and loba best igl, now all his young members get contracts which means loba also best support player and coach in ze wurld
2020-10-24 16:10
nice for rigon
2020-10-22 20:05
oof
2020-10-22 20:05
#11
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Romania wavyyy
interesting.
2020-10-22 20:05
#12
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
Pog
2020-10-22 20:05
#15
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United States Festive_
finally rigon on a team
2020-10-22 20:06
#16
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United Kingdom DDoubleE
GL rigoN. c0ntact is looking alright now.
2020-10-22 20:11
finally rigon in a team, gl
2020-10-22 20:07
#19
xhoci | 
Belgium ZxTox
RIGONNN
2020-10-22 20:08
#21
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
Soild team but why 2 Coaches tho?
2020-10-22 20:09
3 replies
To have more different flags on the roster
2020-10-22 20:13
1 reply
#29
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
Worldwide team Kappa
2020-10-22 20:16
Neil_M was not feeling himself in this early year so they have a second coach to step in if needed and working with team probably scouting too.
2020-10-22 20:19
FLASH POINT TIER 4
2020-10-22 20:09
#24
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Poland SebL
rigoN is showing potential to be TOP 10 player in the future, great signing from c0ntact. Spinx has been playing really well to. Overall great additions from c0ntact. This roster now looks great, I'm really interested in how this project will go.
2020-10-22 20:11
pog
2020-10-22 20:11
#26
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Switzerland Jeded
SWISS CS TIER 1 LETS GO
2020-10-22 20:13
11 replies
rigoN top 1 2021 confirmed by me, the Swiss talent scout!
2020-10-22 20:20
3 replies
#41
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Switzerland Jeded
Swiss cs to win next major
2020-10-22 20:29
2 replies
calm down u guys have only one great player.
2020-10-22 23:18
1 reply
don't forget Maniac, but he don't count now since he retired
2020-10-23 16:03
medkitmens)_top_1_2021
2020-10-22 20:25
He's albanian 😁
2020-10-22 21:57
5 replies
#75
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Switzerland Jeded
What does the flag say?
2020-10-22 22:36
4 replies
his nationality is Albanian
2020-10-22 22:39
3 replies
#77
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Switzerland Jeded
Flag says swiss though, probably also has swiss nationality making him swiss
2020-10-22 22:41
2 replies
no.
2020-10-22 22:45
1 reply
#79
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Switzerland Jeded
flair checks out
2020-10-22 22:46
rigoN loba son pog
2020-10-22 20:15
Poor rigon, hope he can get out of ther soon
2020-10-22 20:21
1 reply
Why would he want to get out of there ? They have good igl not fragging but he keeps team calm and they have 4 young talents who has a future in cs, even EspiranTo started playing fpl again so we can see Espiranto back to his form.
2020-10-22 20:24
#34
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Pakistan LoOuU2
What's the deal with hype around rigon?
2020-10-22 20:24
7 replies
Good player wasn't signed by anyone so c0ntact snatched him like they did with Spinx.
2020-10-22 20:25
3 replies
#40
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Pakistan LoOuU2
No I mean why is he regarded a good player? I know the Israeli made a name for himself in FPL.
2020-10-22 20:27
2 replies
He was good in FPL too, and still are.
2020-10-22 20:30
1 reply
#43
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Ok, weird I didn't really notice him there that much
2020-10-22 20:35
#63
xhoci | 
Belgium ZxTox
Insane talent he just won a local lan 2 weeks ago.
2020-10-22 21:51
1 reply
#64
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Pakistan LoOuU2
flair checks out but good for him!
2020-10-22 21:51
o le noob, He has been playing very good in FPL, and unlike flatroo he knows when to be selfless and be a good teammate.
2020-10-24 10:32
this team is so sad
2020-10-22 20:26
#44
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Canada J47
big additions GL
2020-10-22 20:41
Good luck
2020-10-22 20:43
#46
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Israel hagai
good luck Spinx
2020-10-22 20:44
#47
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Serbia hitomi79
RIP Valiance ! :(
2020-10-22 20:49
3 replies
#50
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Sweden swedz4
Valiance died 2 years ago bro
2020-10-22 20:59
2 replies
#51
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Serbia hitomi79
negative, the moment the G2 bought nexa and huNter- everything started to crumble....
2020-10-22 21:03
1 reply
#61
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Estonia qoznyyy
those were the days, when people were just finding out that theres nikos cousin playing in "some" team etc
2020-10-22 21:46
insane firepower on this roster , is time to show the world what are you capable of rigoN , good luck to the team.
2020-10-22 20:54
#49
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Brazil SecondKS
Why no spinx and SHiPZ?
2020-10-22 20:57
1 reply
Are you blind ? Spinx is in the roster and the title Shipz benched with agreement on both sides.
2020-10-22 21:32
#53
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Hungary szia
The most international roster ever seen
2020-10-22 21:11
Does anyone know of rigoN is still in shape? Has he been active since leavng secret? Anyway, i love that he’s back!!!!
2020-10-22 21:31
3 replies
he's got a 1.25 rating in the last 3 months so it looks like it
2020-10-22 21:37
1 reply
Ty, Will be interesting to Watch this team now!
2020-10-22 21:38
Yo le noob, He's been performing great in FPL.
2020-10-24 10:35
#55
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Algeria Tari)))
NICE
2020-10-22 21:31
good
2020-10-22 21:35
Old news but good pickup
2020-10-22 21:42
#65
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Korea oats94
luckspiranto
2020-10-22 21:52
Rothan Giladi Rigon Gashi Interesting ya know?
2020-10-22 21:52
gl
2020-10-22 21:58
So they are supposed to be better than smooya? We will see i guess.
2020-10-22 21:59
- snappi + firepower igl
2020-10-22 22:02
2 replies
Tell me one
2020-10-23 02:21
1 reply
Me :)
2020-10-23 16:26
#72
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Germany BIG2020
happy for rigon gl
2020-10-22 22:13
Tought rigon stepped down from secret to continue his school now they say he was benched. Don't trust hltv
2020-10-22 22:23
3 replies
#82
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Malaysia Suno[t]
yeah im so confused lol
2020-10-22 23:50
Kind of the same isnt it? Secret benched Rigon so he can continue his education
2020-10-23 00:09
1 reply
Not the same at all.
2020-10-23 02:25
#83
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Malaysia Suno[t]
I was 90% sure he retired wtf. Also no reunion with juanflatroo ((
2020-10-22 23:50
1 reply
Dude, Why are you using a flag of a country that does not exist?
2020-10-23 11:39
#86
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Sweden botl0f
nice fpl mix
2020-10-23 00:15
Lego
2020-10-23 00:23
nice rigon
2020-10-23 00:45
Actually solid team
2020-10-23 02:20
#92
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Russia lazsha
spinx to col pls((
2020-10-23 07:11
#93
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Lebanon Dogman69
2 bots added to this dead roster, unluko miss vlaince/cr4zy
2020-10-23 07:16
#97
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Europe cNap__
some people complain about rigon, but he is a really good player. This team is full of aimers and if they improve starts, no doubt they will be successful.
2020-10-23 11:57
1 reply
They have starts it's just a lan team, online f*cked up this team.
2020-10-23 17:03
#103
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Estonia pj4
This contact line up will be better than c9 mark my words
2020-10-24 03:08
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