ottoNd, EspiranTo announce free agency

The two players' time in c0ntact has come to an end and they are looking for new opportunities.

Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo and Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas are no longer members of c0ntact, the duo has announced on Twitter on Wednesday. The news was released exactly a year after they completed the transfer to c0ntact from their former organization CR4ZY.

ottoNd is now a free agent

c0ntact's first year in CS:GO has been a disappointing one, seeing the roster drop from the 20th place in the world ranking to #46 in December of last year, when they announced that they are open to offers for their players.

ottoNd and EspiranTo were the only two players to stick around the whole year, playing 121 and 115 maps in 2020, respectively. Not including trial player Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield, the Finnish AWPer posted the highest rating for c0ntact this year, 1.09, followed by the Lithuanian rifler at 1.06.

On Twitter, EspiranTo noted that he is "ready to compete and play whatever role needed", while ottoNd mentioned that he is "ready to do whatever it takes".

From the remaining players that represented c0ntact at the end of 2020, Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi has already announced his free agency, while reports have linked Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi and Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer to ENCE as a part of a six-man roster.

Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Switzerland Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
152
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.74
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Israel Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Lotan 'Spinx' Giladi
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
130
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
829
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Good luck
2021-01-20 22:33
22 replies
Reported for using witchcraft
2021-01-20 22:33
7 replies
Just casually went to main page and saw the news, you were a bit slow this time, only #3
2021-01-20 22:34
3 replies
Yeah, not sure how that happened...
2021-01-20 22:36
2 replies
I hadn't got #1 in a good while there's nothing wrong with sharing a bit!!
2021-01-20 22:40
1 reply
Of course not! Always happy when other top tier users get a #1 once in a while!
2021-01-20 22:43
#17
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Serbia LtN))
excuse for not getting #1 comment?
2021-01-20 22:35
2 replies
exactly
2021-01-20 22:36
1 reply
#22
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Serbia LtN))
ok
2021-01-20 22:37
gl despacito
2021-01-20 22:34
6 man roster will kill CS because those guys could have joined with others and made good competitive teams.
2021-01-20 22:48
11 replies
a lot of the 6th man players are usually up and comers who haven't proven themselves yet
2021-01-21 04:30
10 replies
but they could maake a bunch of teams instead we are stuck with the same 10 orgs
2021-01-22 01:15
9 replies
Yes, but do you really think they would've been able to develop the way they have, had they had not been pulled into those top teams and their infrastructure and benefits, and instead had made their own t3-t4 team with a bunch of their friends?
2021-01-22 03:17
8 replies
more like brought into a tier 2 team and develop instead of being horded and competition for the scene goes down the drain because 10 teams now have 2 teams worth of talent that could have been healthy competition. it leads to the same 10 orgs instead of promoting new orgs and expansion.
2021-01-22 17:14
7 replies
but those players were already in said t2 teams before being pulled up?
2021-01-23 09:47
6 replies
monopoly google it
2021-01-24 20:19
5 replies
you're thinking of an oligarchy, and even then, that wouldn't make any sense
2021-01-25 00:11
4 replies
monopoly google it you sheep
2021-01-25 16:34
3 replies
I think you should google it since apparently, you don't know what it means, because it definitely doesn't apply in this situation
2021-01-26 02:34
2 replies
How mad kangaroos? Maybe if your government didn't ban Google's you'd know
2021-01-27 07:31
1 reply
Yeah sounds about right
2021-01-27 12:47
#71
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Finland Veeti777
Gl i hope ottond gets a good team he is too underrated
2021-01-21 00:44
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
gl
2021-01-20 22:33
Best of luck to them!
2021-01-20 22:33
1 reply
#70
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Argentina zrmkr
Nt
2021-01-21 00:41
EZ to mouz
2021-01-20 22:33
7 replies
#12
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Netherlands Sem0733
Can't complain. Bring 'em in.
2021-01-20 22:34
6 replies
Thanks Dad!
2021-01-20 23:44
#80
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Mexico azathoth
Maybe Espiranto would work, but I rather seen acor insted ottond any time, ottond can go to havu
2021-01-21 04:37
1 reply
#100
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Finland jippoboy
didn't ask
2021-01-21 13:16
But what do you drop out then?
2021-01-22 00:54
2 replies
Ropz
2021-01-27 12:50
1 reply
your nickname is my reply
2021-01-29 23:46
finally
2021-01-20 22:33
ok but who asked?
2021-01-20 22:33
1 reply
I did
2021-01-20 23:45
gottond
2021-01-20 22:33
1 reply
bottoNd
2021-01-20 22:42
flusha sunny autimatic ottond espiranto? -_-
2021-01-20 22:33
5 replies
Auti sadly wants to awp it seems
2021-01-20 22:49
Atleast they should consider it since these guys are free
2021-01-20 23:07
espiranto yes , but ottond fuck no
2021-01-21 02:44
#101
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Finland jippoboy
I think they're (sunny, flusha and auti) are looking for 2 youngsters to join them. Sunny said that in a finnish news report. "We want the remaining players to be someone who hasn't been playing as high level as we have."
2021-01-21 13:23
-otto +saddyx
2021-01-22 15:57
#10
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World streetson
-s2mple + otto
2021-01-20 22:33
1 reply
#23
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Serbia LtN))
I like otto but s2mple top2 but wheres otto?
2021-01-20 22:38
#11
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Greece RedWinter
-bot allu +ottoNd
2021-01-20 22:34
2 replies
+1
2021-01-21 00:55
Ally is still much better than Ottond
2021-01-21 00:58
very good players otto top 10 - 2021
2021-01-20 22:34
#16
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Australia Australis
G2 sExPiranTo
2021-01-20 22:35
5 replies
#29
OK | 
Europe Rokiz
Would be insane 4 insane aimers Espiranto can 2nd awp good they could bring Otto for kennyS and make ex cr4zy 4/5 players reunite.
2021-01-20 22:42
4 replies
#67
VINI | 
Belgium Skwiek
i was thinking the exact same, just cr4zy with niko basicly, the dream because that team was actually up and coming back then apart from letn1BOT i think it was?
2021-01-20 23:47
2 replies
#102
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Serbia hitomi79
Actually, Letn1 was very consistent before switching to shit rolling for the team
2021-01-21 13:46
1 reply
could be, but the same roster -letn1 +niko would be fun to watch, even tho i dont know who would support
2021-01-21 14:22
#72
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Finland Veeti777
This would actually be so good team
2021-01-21 00:46
GL
2021-01-20 22:35
would actually be a good team along with that Flusha , Auti and Firepower trio.
2021-01-20 22:36
1 reply
+1
2021-01-20 22:39
FaZe ottoNd, Espiranto, Coldzera, Karrigan and Broky. EZ
2021-01-20 22:39
3 replies
0IQ 2 awpers in a team? kekw
2021-01-21 09:27
1 reply
yes because we all truly believe broky is a main awper LOL. He needs to rifle and 2nd awp.
2021-01-21 15:29
#103
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Serbia hitomi79
3 awps? not a chance
2021-01-21 13:47
#25
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Croatia KunstekB
Find a good team pls you deserve it had so much potential with CR4ZY
2021-01-20 22:39
#31
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Bosnia and Herzegovina StigmaKG
They r good, hope will find new home soon. Espi in G2 would be great upgrade, so Carlos dont waste ur time. :)
2021-01-20 22:45
flusha, sunny, autimatic, ottond, msl ? seems pretty good on paper, as long as autimatic and msl dont decide they're main awpers again.. specially msl. ottond needs top be main awper.
2021-01-20 22:46
1 reply
ur dumb auti already said hes main awping
2021-01-21 06:39
PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE ENCE -Snakellu +OttoNd
2021-01-20 22:46
1 reply
+1
2021-01-21 00:55
Boto
2021-01-20 22:46
Otto and Espiranto, potentially tier 1 players if used correctly by top lvl IGL
2021-01-20 22:47
6 replies
#39
OK | 
Europe Rokiz
I think G2 needs to leave French ppl behind and sign these both as they're free
2021-01-20 22:48
3 replies
then whats different from the past? they already had been together in cr4zy
2021-01-21 09:29
2 replies
#96
OK | 
Europe Rokiz
And they shown that they can do it especially with Niko they lost to Astralis 2-1 in overtime in major.
2021-01-21 10:14
1 reply
#104
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Serbia hitomi79
Over 60 rounds in OT- Major record
2021-01-21 13:49
i dont think so they already played with nexa but didnt show up that well
2021-01-21 09:28
1 reply
Otto was their best player at Berlin major with 1.13 rating
2021-01-22 16:03
Hope some good team picks my boy Despacito. Gl to Otto too.
2021-01-20 22:47
flusha sunny espiranto ottond twistzz pls
2021-01-20 22:48
1 reply
exactly what i was thinking
2021-01-20 22:48
Contact most vague org ever
2021-01-20 22:48
3 replies
#44
OK | 
Europe Rokiz
Buy players for around 2 mil and let them go free :) Best org to touch cs ever.
2021-01-20 22:50
2 replies
I mean you can't blame them, they thought they about to have that major spot, thats a lot of promo for them, stickers... but covid started..
2021-01-20 23:02
#105
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Serbia hitomi79
They were buying a Major spot.
2021-01-21 13:50
What about Spinx ?
2021-01-20 22:50
2 replies
#45
OK | 
Europe Rokiz
He's rumored to join Ence with Snappi and Dycha
2021-01-20 22:50
1 reply
Dycha bestest option for them
2021-01-20 23:07
They are talented, they could have a future in tier 1 one day
2021-01-20 22:51
1 reply
#47
OK | 
Europe Rokiz
For sure especially Espiranto as he's only 19
2021-01-20 22:52
Why do teams keep using Snappi? He never seems to improve their results, yet he's still given opportunities as if he's done things to warrant it. Not hating, it's just strange to me.
2021-01-20 22:57
2 replies
#51
OK | 
Europe Rokiz
No decent igl's left to take free so they have to take dogshit ones.
2021-01-20 22:58
1 reply
I guess, but I'd rather risk it on someone willing to learn the role over someone who has had the chance and largely done nothing of merit.
2021-01-20 23:25
GL!
2021-01-20 22:58
Rokiz I know ull read this, stop sucking espis dick, every team he was in went up in flames.
2021-01-20 23:16
3 replies
^ dude a weirdo
2021-01-20 23:22
#63
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United States YankeeM
+1
2021-01-20 23:37
+1
2021-01-21 00:47
#62
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Spain elskio
reform cr4zy
2021-01-20 23:34
Good luck!
2021-01-20 23:43
#68
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Lithuania Airforlife
Who would even want that toxic cunt Esperanto??
2021-01-21 00:05
3 replies
He would have been perfect fit with allu in ence
2021-01-21 07:30
8/8
2021-01-21 09:30
#97
OK | 
Europe Rokiz
;DDDDDDDDDDDDD Another one who listens to Nukkye's bullshit.
2021-01-21 10:16
unlike the hltv fangirl top 20 - THIS is big news today
2021-01-21 00:18
#78
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Chile cristiaan
GL
2021-01-21 02:59
#81
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France cedd
both great players, hope they get a new chance soon (:
2021-01-21 06:22
#82
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
-Niko + espiranto in g2
2021-01-21 06:36
2 replies
you are braindead
2021-01-21 09:31
1 reply
#99
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
sorry my bad -niko +csgowilco
2021-01-21 12:47
ENCE can you not see them idiot allu you can retire
2021-01-21 06:58
OG could have a massive upgrade here. -ISSAA +ottond and most importantly put mantuu on ISSAAs position with a rifle. Mantuu is more suited to a rifle role anyway believe it or not. Under a strong IGL Otto will definetely shine brightly and become ultra reliable awper who doesnt whiff easy shots too often. Can also perform reliably under pressure even in the biggest games.
2021-01-21 07:34
#87
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Croatia Makz_CRO
Sucks when a bigger team poaches your teammates and you are left with scraps and have to struggle. I am not a fan in particular of those two, but they definitely deserved better. Good luck boys.
2021-01-21 08:06
#88
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France Uexo
Gud players)
2021-01-21 09:10
gotto finally not stuck in tier 99 noname org
2021-01-21 09:13
#95
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
ottoNd is insane, EspiranTo is really good to, they will find new teams soon.
2021-01-21 09:33
#98
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Malaysia jskhoo
Ence confirmed
2021-01-21 11:19
#107
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Finland FlNLAND
Otto ändee
2021-01-21 14:24
Espiranto needs a big team asap, he is insanely talented player, could easily hit top10 players in right team.
2021-01-21 14:56
I don't know much about espiranto, but I remember otto from CR4ZY he was good AWPer GL&HF
2021-01-21 15:45
2 replies
#112
OK | 
Europe Rokiz
Espiranto is the only one who could compete vs top 30 teams in c0ntact.
2021-01-21 16:33
1 reply
Why you allways lick his ass in every single comment?
2021-01-22 15:48
GL FOR FUTURE OTTO <3
2021-01-21 15:57
#116
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Finland Kovis
sunny flusha autimatic ottond espiranto
2021-01-22 12:42
-chrisj +ottoNd
2021-01-22 16:08
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