Owen "smooya" Butterfield and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer are in discussions to join TIGER, according to multiple sources close to the team and players. TIGER is a relatively new Chinese Counter-Strike: Global Offensive organization that as of now has a full-Mongolian roster.
Should the move take place, smooya would join as a free agent following his stint with Chaos Esports. He spent three months with the North American organization competing in qualifiers and Flashpoint Season 1. He did not finish the Flashpoint season on the roster after problems with his visa. Following the return, both sides parted ways.
Snappi is still a member of Heroic, having been on the inactive list for over a month while they added new players. He had two separate stints with Heroic in his career, which were split up by a tenure with OpTic Gaming between 2018 and 2019. The best finish with Snappi on the roster was a victory at DreamHack Open Atlanta 2019. A move from Heroic to TIGER requires a transfer agreement between both organizations for it to happen.
Not much is known about TIGER, but they did finish first place in the first ESL One: Road to Rio Asia tournament. Making two roster moves would penalize TIGER for 40% of their tournament points, should they decide to make them. Roster moves must be completed prior to the associated Road to Rio Major tournament stage roster lock. It is unknown at this time when the next stage of the tournament will take place.
Representatives from TIGER could not initially be reached for comment.