Owen ‘smooya’ Butterfield has announced that he returned to free agency. smooya was associated with the TIGER roster, alongside Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer . However, the roster seems to prefer to keep their current line-up after a resurgence in performance. The UK player now returns to free agency and will look for offers in Europe and North America.
Since smooya’s , he had signed with TIGER, a Mongolian based team. However, their management has changed their mind and now prefers to keep their current squad. The Mongolian side just found success in the recent ESL Road to Rio Asia tournament. This has launched them into first place in the Asian Regional Major Rankings. Dropping their players for Snappi and smooya would cost them 1600 points in the rankings. Therefore, TIGER is keeping their roster. Instead, TIGER has loaned Snappi to Astralis, .
Super happy about @SnappiCSGO continuing his career so rapidly, wherever it is. Big thing by TIGER to loan him out 3 days after buying him. Kudos! Wish you the best of luck Marco!
— Erik Askered (@askered) May 28, 2020
With smooya having no clear destination, he has been released from his contract. He will now only entertain offers from Europe and North America. Perhaps this is a sign of his irritations with the TIGER signing.
I can confirm that I am now a free agent, meaning I am open to all offers EU/NA. Would love a chance to prove myself especially after the way my time in Chaos ended.
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— Owen Butterfield (@smooyacs) June 3, 2020
Although smooya may have troubles trying to find a team in North America. The UK AWPer departed Chaos shortly after the first week of FLASHPOINT 1 due to visa issues. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, the United States restricted their P1 visa department. Although, The U.S is enabling its . We may see European imports return stateside soon.