Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer has officially joined c0ntact this Monday, which confirmed speculations that surfaced earlier this month.
The Danish CS:GO veteran has endured quite a turbulent period of his esports career as of late, seeing how he played for four different organisations in a span of only three months. After getting benched by Heroic, the 30-year-old in-game leader was originally set to join a Mongolian CS:GO team TIGERS where he would play alongside Owen "smooya" Butterfield, but the plan fell through after TIGER's old roster improved their performance and won the ESL One: Road to Rio - Asia.
This effectively left Snappi on TIGER's bench and without any proper play time. Nevertheless, the Dane quickly returned to action, when he joined Astralis as a stand-in for Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth. Snappi helped Astralis through BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Showdown and DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe, albeit without much success, seeing how Astralis finished only seventh-eighth at BLAST Premier and ninth-12th at DreamHack Masters.
After spending the last three months jumping from team to team, Snappi has now seemingly found a new home at c0ntact. With this addition, c0ntact will look to see better success in their competitive endeavours, after the European-mix's struggles ever since they transferred from CR4ZY. C0ntact are currently ranked 42th in the global rankings - a far cry from their 20th place, which they held while playing under CR4ZY's banner.
At first, it was unclear who Snappi will replace, but it was obvious either Luka "emi" Vuković or Nestor "LETN1" Tanić will find themselves on the chopping block due to their poor performances in recent months. Emi has been averaging only 0.92 rating, while LETN1 managed only 0.89 since joining c0ntact. For now, it was revealed that LETN1 will be stepping down from the active roster for the cs_summit 6 closed qualifiers, but it's still unknown who will make room for Snappi long term.
C0ntact also recently announced they have signed Daniel "djL" Narancic who has joined the organisation as an assistant coach and will now work alongside Neil "NeiL_M" Murphy. DjL has previously played for Red Reserve, Japaleno and Chaos Esports, while also serving as a head coach of Red Reserve and GamerLegion.
Snappi made his debut with c0ntact this Monday, at the cs_summit 6 Online: Europe Closed Qualifier where c0ntact faced off against AVEZ and won 2-0. The match was fairly one-sided throughout with c0ntact winning both Inferno (16-13) and Nuke (16-11) with relative ease. Snappi finished the series as the hitrd-highest rated player on the server with 1.19 rating, 39-26 KD, 81.6 ADR and 76.8% KAST.
In Snappi's second fixture with his new team, however, did not go as planned. In the infal round of the cs_summit 6 Online: Europe Closed Qualifier, c0ntact lost to OG with 13-16 on Nuke and 11-16 on Inferno. Snappi ended the match with a rather poor 0.72 rating, only 0.1 higher than emi and well below Otto “ottoNd” Shivo, who was the best-performing player of c0ntact with 1.04 rating across the series.
Written by KrajnikT
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