G2 Esports Set to Acquire CS:GO Talent “m0NESY” from NAVI

According to reports over the weekend, G2 Esports are to soon announce the arrival of CS:GO AWPer Ilya “m0NESY”... | 14. December 2021

According to reports over the weekend, G2 Esports are to soon announce the arrival of CS:GO AWPer Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov. It is understood that the 16-year-old will join the organization’s academy team, with the deal seeing Natus Vincere earn $600,000. While neither party has had their say on the deal as of yet, it is believed that an agreement has been reached.

The news was broken by Dexerto’s Luis Mira back in November, with Russian org NAVI having been open to offers for their CS:GO prodigy. While the teenager was very much in demand, it now seems like he has made a decision on where his immediate future lies.m0NESY will make the switch from Russia to Germany in the coming weeks, with G2 aiming to kick NAVI off spot in the region, following their success at the recent PGL Major in Stockholm.

Why G2 Are Looking to Rebuild Their Roster Ahead of 2022

G2 themselves finished runners up at the event, however they are clearly looking to put measures in place to ensure that they are winning such tournaments in the near future. The Berlin-based org has already made roster changes following their efforts in Sweden, with long-standing coach Damien “maLeK” Marcel having left last month, with the void being filled by Jan “Swani” Muller, albeit it only on a temporary basis.

It is reported that the org is interested in OG’s Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen as a more permanent replacement, with it looking like being a very busy few weeks for G2, as they look to navigate their period of transition. Francois “AmaNek” Delaunay and Audric “JaCKz” Jug are both seemingly at risk of being replaced by the incoming m0NESY, while NAVI will benefit significantly from the move, given the reported bonuses and additional clauses involved.

How m0NESY Made His Name in the CS:GO Scene

M0NESY’s move to G2 would see him compete in the top tier of the Counter-Strike scene for the first time, with the youngster having so far competed mostly for NAVI Junior. The 16-year-old helped the team to a runner-up spot at the WePlay Academy League Season 2 Finals, with his performances there having put him firmly in the shop window. The event was held on LAN, with the Russian undoubtedly looking forward to competing for G2 on the biggest stage.

Prior to joining NAVI, m0NESY played for both NewBALLS and S-Gaming, having made his professional debut in 2019. The Russian’s is a name we are likely to hear much more about in the coming years.