m0NESY: "I'm sure that I'm ready for tier 1"

One of the game's hottest prospects sat down with HLTV to talk about his meteoric rise to fame and him being ready skill-wise for tier 1 Counter-Strike.

The CIS scene has produced many talented players throughout the years. Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev, Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov, Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov - these are only a few names on top of a huge list. They all had the skills required to achieve success in the early stages of their careers, but none of them got recognized as fast as Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov.

m0NESY was just 14 when he joined Natus Vincere as a part of their academy project. Everyone was surprised that a player as young as he was could perform on such a high level, and that helped the Russian prodigy amass a big following on social media accounts, with over 387,000 people following his Twitch channel only.

m0NESY spoke to HLTV during the WePlay Academy League Season 2 Finals

During the WePlay Academy League S2 LAN Finals in Kyiv, we had the chance to speak with the man himself. The 16-year-old answered our questions regarding the early days of his career, improving under the supervision of a storied organization such as Natus Vincere, and his inevitable move to the upper echelons of the CS:GO scene.

In the interview, m0NESY admitted that he lacks some LAN experience, but he was sure that he could make up for it in his skill set. In his opinion, not every tier 1 player is as capable as he is right now.

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This goes in hand with the recent report from 1PV and Dexerto, according to which the youngster might be on his way out of NAVI Junior as the organization showed a willingness to negotiate a permanent transfer. s1mple, who appeared on the HLTV Confirmed podcast on Monday, also commented on a potential move, stating that the club would not deny m0NESY the chance to go to a bigger team as they "always help the players."

Your name is synonymous with NAVI Junior, and it seems that you were always ready for media activity. You give interviews, you are always well-spoken. Does it come naturally?

I've never practiced giving interviews, I think it just comes naturally. I'm never nervous. It just happens that I always have something to say.

My very first interview was on LAN, I was attending HardCup, which was my first LAN tournament with a team. I was playing with RuFire (Alexey "⁠RuFire⁠" Burakov), he invited me to that team, and I proved myself at that tournament. I was noticed, that's how Amiran (Amiran "⁠aMi⁠" Rehviashvili) got to know me. You can say that my career started with that LAN event.

Have you ever thought you became too famous too early? Most players in the CIS scene never become as famous as you already are at 16.

I've heard it too many times from different people and fans, seen it on social media. Maybe it's true, but I try my best to not get consumed by bad thoughts. It doesn't have any negative impact on me. I keep it to myself and try not to think about it. I realize that I've achieved a lot so early, I was invited to this team, FPL-C, and FPL. But despite the fact that many possibilities opened to me, and that I was given many chances to prove myself, I kept performing on a good level, met a lot of players who supported me. Their support helps me a lot.

Do you spend a lot of time away from home? Just like you're doing now in Kyiv.

I live in Russia. We came together for a bootcamp, barely went outside, played lots of CS, and prepared for the LAN finals.

In general, yes, I miss home. I've been in Kyiv for two months now, and it's a lot for me. Amiran wanted me to come to Kyiv, so we could play from the office, practice in the office, sit together and watch demos, analyze games. But to be honest, yes, I miss home very much, I've been abroad for two months. I'm going back right after this tournament.

If it was needed, would you be able to live here for half a year?

Half a year is tough. Not very tough, but… Of course, I could, but if I had to discuss it with my parents… They would miss me so much. So I doubt [it would happen]. Two months are enough to spend some time here and go back.

NAVI Junior finished second at the LAN Finals

In one of your previous interviews, you mentioned that you wanted to go to college to esports management faculty. Can you tell me more about it?

I'm a professional player, so it's important to me to be able to spend lots of hours playing. And when you play a lot, you miss classes. I missed a lot of classes in school, but I had a class teacher who helped me a lot. I would say to her that I have a tournament and I need to prepare, and she would cover me up, say that I'm sick, and so on.

So yes, I went to esports management faculty. This faculty… People understand what I do very well, so I'm able to miss some classes. To be honest, I haven't attended a single class yet. I've been in Kyiv for two months, so I just couldn't do it. I and my brother were looking for a college that would suit my needs.

Frankly, I don't really need education. It's more for my parents, they are worried about me getting an education. But they also understand my stance on it.

Tell me what has changed since you joined NAVI. It will be two years soon since the announcement.

When I joined NAVI, I wanted to play badly, I had a fire in my eyes. At first, I was a substitute, because they already had a roster, the core of which they built during the Summer Camp. I wanted to play, I was streaming a lot and trying to qualify for the FPL. Rodion (Rodion "⁠fear⁠" Smyk) helped me out with an invite to the FPL-C. The admins were very surprised, but then they realized that it wasn't for nothing. I participated in qualifiers, and I was doing great. I averaged 31 kills per game and a 1.7 K/D Ratio in two qualifiers. Everyone was shocked, and shortly after I was invited to the FPL.

Now I'm basically doing the same. And I think that it doesn't matter if you are over 20 or… You need to put in the same effort as you did at 16 or 17. You have to keep going.

This LAN tournament, WePlay Academy League, will help me in the future. I'm gaining experience, LAN experience. Everyone's shouting, and this can put pressure on you. But it doesn't affect me in any way.

Have you changed as a person?

As a person? Probably not. I have a lot of fans, so some might think that I have a big ego now, but it's not the case. I keep talking to people who I was friends with before I became famous. I would even say that I became stronger from a psychological point of view.

In one of his recent interviews, Amiran said that you are not ready for tier 1, that you have some weaknesses. Do you know what he was talking about?

Theoretically, yes. To be fair, right after this LAN tournament… I think it will give me a great boost because it's a LAN, first and foremost. I've put in a lot of individual work in the last two months so I could improve. After this LAN event, I would probably be ready… Not even probably. I'm sure that I'm ready for tier 1.

After Egor (Egor "⁠flamie⁠" Vasilyev) joined us, he said many times that tier 1 teams don't play the way tier 2 and tier 3 teams do. But I do think that I'm ready, I just need a bit more time. I think I have a good aim and understanding of the game, not every tier 1 player has that.

You didn't qualify for the LAN finals in the first season, but you stole the show with a 1.64 Rating in 18 maps. Did anything happen before the tournament so you could find such impressive form?

I just played my own game. I wasn't nervous, we all were at the bootcamp. Sure thing, we made some individual and team mistakes, and we had some disagreements, but I just played my own game. I could also feel that the players that I faced off against weren't that strong. I could outperform them, best them in clutch situations, and so on. They were making mistakes, while I capitalized on that.

Speaking about the rating - I don't know. I didn't put much thought into it. Sure, I saw that I was the tournament's top performer, and it gave me a morale boost.

However, we fell short in the lower-bracket final; we lost too many rounds with a man advantage. Overall, that was our biggest mistake - we failed to convert man advantage into round wins. We lost too many clutch situations, 4v2, 5v2, and eventually it decided our fate. That's why we didn't qualify, we didn't use our advantage. But there were other issues, too. Some of our players felt stressed. Daniil (Daniil "⁠Synyx⁠" Mazur), pogor3lov, they were really nervous because of the stats, they were "in red". Sometimes they played well, other times - not so much. That wasn't their fault, they were just not ready. If they played on LAN, it would have gone differently.

m0NESY thinks he is ready to play on a higher level

What has flamie taught you in the last couple of months?

He is very funny. We talk a lot to each other, watch movies together. In general, he shares his experience and helps us during matches. When someone makes a mistake, he will point it out but in a calm manner: no tilt, no toxicity. He transfers his knowledge back from the days in NAVI's main team, everything that they taught him. He can also cheer us up before matches, which is also great of him.

Do you think that he could still gain form and perform in NAVI's main roster?

Egor is a really strong player, really strong. It just happened that when they decided to make changes and Valera (Valeriy "⁠B1T⁠" Vakhovskiy) came in, it affected him psychologically. He started worrying too much because a young player joined the team and replaced him on one map. He also noticed that they were doing great with him in practice, that he himself performs well and makes the squad stronger. The pressure was too strong to bear, and I think he couldn't handle it anymore and gave up a bit. He kept playing, but there was no way back due to his psychological state.

You said that fear is your best teammate. Tell me how your friendship began and whether it affects what you do on the server.

I and Rodion were introduced to each other right after I joined the team. I added him to my friend list, we stayed in touch. He also helped me with an invite to the FPL-C, and that gave me a boost. Before that, I would just play PUGs with my friends, not taking the game seriously, but in the FPL-C I started paying attention to my individual growth.

As for Rodion, he is a great teammate. He is always there to help and speaks highly of you. Sometimes he can be strict inside the game, especially when we lose track and start playing not according to our plan, and he makes sure that we remember what we need to do. He doesn't mind going in first, getting trade kills, dropping grenades if you need some. He is a good team player.

Let's also talk about B1T, who you are friends with as well. During his first year on the big stage, he won the Grand Slam and a Major. Do you think that you can have a debut as successful as he had?

It is what it is, Valera had a great year. He won DreamHack, BLAST, IEM Cologne, Grand Slam, Major. There is little chance that someone will repeat his success in the next five years. It's too much. I'm even jealous of him to a certain extent. Very few players can join a team and improve it so much right off the gate, win as many titles as the scene's veterans did.

Can I do the same? I don't know, time will tell. Maybe I will be even luckier than Valera.

But I think that Valera is a very strong player. We played together in NAVI Junior, and we were a powerful duo. We were good friends with him, spent a lot of time talking to each other after practice. We could destroy teams as we had a great dynamic. But then he joined the main roster, and after that you could tell that something was off in our team. If we reunite, I'm sure that we will be a fearsome duo in the future.

You've mentioned many times that Astralis are the team you like to learn from. What do you think of them now? Are they still as good?

I think they are not. zonic left, dupreeh left, device left - the core had played together for five years. It broke apart, and now I think it's not the same team it used to be in the past. Yes, I liked studying their demos, device's demos in particular. He was great at moving around the map with the AWP; he was always where he was needed. If someone peeked him, he would always get a kill. He was a very consistent AWP'er, everyone was looking up to him. That's why people would watch his demos more often compared to Sasha (s1mple). Sasha… He just does crazy things. He can do something that doesn't make sense, but it will work. While device plays much more carefully, and it's paying off for him.

Speaking about device now, is he as good as he was in Astralis?

I don't think he is as good as he was. There were rumors that he would go back to Astralis, but it's unlikely to happen. He said that he doesn't enjoy playing in Sweden, in NIP, and that he wants to go back to Denmark. We will see, can't say anything specific about device. But he is a really good player.

You've repeatedly said that Vertigo is your favorite map. What about Ancient? How much time did it take to get used to it?

Honestly, when new maps are released, I immediately launch the game and start studying them. I look for some bugs, grenade lineups, tricks, etc. I like the process a lot. When an update comes out, I want to test it out. And when Ancient was added, I liked the map right away.

When a new map is introduced, not many players or teams want to play it, and you can use it to your advantage. You can pick it in matches and beat these other teams.

As for Vertigo, yes, it's still my favorite map. I've always performed well on it and I keep doing it. Of course, I had some bad games, but we don't count them (chuckles).

m0NESY praised former NAVI Junior teammate B1T

You also said that you want to remove Mirage. Do you have any maps in mind that you see as good replacements?

Cobblestone. It was a cool map, everyone loved it, but then it was removed. I want them to bring it back because it was my favorite map.

Do you want to bring it back in its current state, or some adjustments are required?

I don't remember how it looks now. I tried it out in Wingman and probably in matchmaking, but it's not the same.

When it comes to Mirage, it's overplayed. Everyone plays Mirage, everyone knows how to play Mirage. Some teams don't pick it - it's their first ban - and play the rest of the maps. But yes, everyone knows what Mirage is. The same about Dust2. I think Mirage should be removed and replaced by some other map. Maybe Cobblestone, or they could bring Train back.

I read your interview with WePlay, where they asked you to name your dream team. There were two players that drew my attention: ropz and rain. Why did you pick them?

rain and ropz… I think that ropz is the best anchor in the world. He performs really well in his role, and he does things his own way. Sometimes he can even leave his spot and help you out in a different setting. He is a well-thought-out player, and he is always on point no matter what he does. I think that he is a really good anchor, I would like to play with him on a team. The same applies for rain. I remember him back from the Kinguin days. I really like him, and my teammate fear likes him a lot as well (chuckles).

To close it out, who do you think are the top 5 players right now based on individual skill?

B1T, s1mple, electronic… Everyone from NAVI (chuckles). I think refrezh should be on this list, he's been doing well lately. And ropz.

Ukraine Daniil 'Synyx' Mazur
Daniil 'Synyx' Mazur
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
92
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.68
Russia Alexey 'RuFire' Burakov
Alexey 'RuFire' Burakov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
365
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.74
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1213
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1531
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'B1T' Vakhovskiy
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
354
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Ukraine Rodion 'fear' Smyk
Rodion 'fear' Smyk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
134
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1466
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#1
fl0m | 
United States K1r1to
LEGENDARY
2021-11-18 14:25
26 replies
#8
Thorin | 
Netherlands Rafv3
Yes he is
2021-11-18 14:25
16 replies
g2 m0nesy
2021-11-18 14:26
15 replies
+1
2021-11-18 14:30
5 replies
so many opportunities for him, even if he doesnt perform the next 2years he will still have so many time and chances to prove himself
2021-11-18 14:37
4 replies
Top 5 without choko? Gained respect for m0nesy
2021-11-18 16:23
3 replies
#213
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Serbia G2_eGODS
Wh0nesy ?
2021-11-18 18:04
2 replies
#330
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Turkey dvntm
yourm0mnesy
2021-11-21 12:12
1 reply
Kebab0nesy?
2021-11-22 23:15
g3
2021-11-18 14:47
If he was in talks with G2 and wanted to go there, he would have put Niko or somebody else from that team in his top5. Just to suck up to the org, so I don't think it's going to happen.
2021-11-18 17:11
7 replies
It's his opinion, and NiKo is definitely in top 5 this year. 3 are gonna be awp abusers as always. He might also be sucking up to Navi so they can release him.
2021-11-18 20:11
6 replies
Who are the AWP abusers, genuinely curious.
2021-11-19 00:23
5 replies
z,s,d
2021-11-19 02:01
1 reply
z,s,s. d won't be in top 5 this year.
2021-11-19 02:25
You should know if you know the scene.
2021-11-19 02:24
2 replies
I don't really watch pro play much that's why I'm asking.
2021-11-19 05:21
1 reply
2021-11-19 05:28
legendary 190 bpm on lan
2021-11-18 14:48
6 replies
clip?
2021-11-18 15:34
3 replies
2021-11-18 16:07
1 reply
lol u replied at the same time, but like i corrected myself it was actually around 160-170
2021-11-18 16:12
it was on vladopard's channel where i saw it but apparently he has deleted ALL of his videos today or yesterday for reasons unknown o.O and i think it was actually 160-170 bpm but still very high
2021-11-18 16:07
#142
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Europe gazxhe
nah..it was 480 bpm
2021-11-18 15:49
#350
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Brazil jakeka24
LUL
2021-11-27 13:56
#349
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Russia RonSo
overrated af in my opinion
2021-11-26 00:28
Mibr m0NESY
2021-12-02 18:21
nice
2021-11-18 14:25
#3
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Europe Kephea
no ur not XD
2021-11-18 14:25
2 replies
you are who ?
2021-11-18 14:44
#171
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Indonesia lumayan
true
2021-11-18 16:42
will it age well?
2021-11-18 14:25
4 replies
I don't think so
2021-11-18 16:49
Book marked , cya in 6 months
2021-11-18 17:09
2 replies
Get a life
2021-11-18 17:49
1 reply
get a memory
2021-11-18 19:02
#5
Thorin | 
Netherlands Rafv3
G2 please
2021-11-18 14:25
Sure you are
2021-11-18 14:25
Oh yes Btw thank you for signing my steam profile <3
2021-11-18 14:25
13 replies
#122
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Portugal cyn1cal
Show us
2021-11-18 15:29
not to flex or anything but i bet you don't have a sign from s1mple
2021-11-18 16:10
5 replies
i have a sign from monesy mens)) Not s1mple
2021-11-18 16:22
3 replies
who?
2021-11-21 16:42
2 replies
you will know him when he destroys sweden cs scene soon
2021-11-21 19:12
1 reply
hahahaha smooya >>> m0nezy
2021-11-21 22:16
#331
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Poland ignacyi
i do
2021-11-21 16:03
I have ropz signature from way back when he wasn't know in the world but I heard about him locally
2021-11-18 17:49
5 replies
Sick! I also have mezii signature before he got into c9
2021-11-19 14:29
1 reply
Based name
2021-11-20 10:38
you want my signature? mby in 10 years i will be relevent
2021-11-24 22:04
2 replies
No thanks, have my 63 pages of trash already
2021-11-24 22:29
1 reply
+1 from me and one day it will be 62
2021-11-24 22:37
We shall see
2021-11-18 14:25
Yes
2021-11-18 14:25
he looks like mantuu in that first picture
2021-11-18 14:25
k then
2021-11-18 14:26
lol what a chad interview
2021-11-18 14:26
Trust me he's not. B1T is levels above him
2021-11-18 14:30
11 replies
B1t was also garbage when he first set his foot on the tier 1 scene.
2021-11-18 14:36
6 replies
+1
2021-11-18 15:09
if you actually followed his first games on navi, it was immediately recognizable that he was incredible from the get-go. He was playing all the shittiest positions on Inferno, like a lab rat tossed around by boombl4 on the map but still brought heavy impact
2021-11-18 15:43
4 replies
True
2021-11-18 18:03
Would take a chance on oSee over m0nesy tbh
2021-11-18 19:01
2 replies
#282
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United States ekwi
I'd love to see oSee inserted into a serious team. He's pretty nuts What do you think of the Extra Salt roster? I thought floppy was good, and now he's back from valo. FaNg won an MVP award at some point.. maybe they need one or two roster moves before they'd potentially become good?
2021-11-19 04:14
1 reply
I mean they are pretty good. They went to Europe and were so close to winning their first event ever in Europe where they dominated but fell short on the last map. They struggled a little bit where sonic stepped down and floppy joined and have looked really good since. From what I’ve noticed, if they are on they can beat almost anyone but if not they make it harder for themselves. oSee is loyal to his friends so we will see. I think more credit should be given to Party Astronauts as well.
2021-11-19 04:28
I remember the first games of B1t and they weren't good, in fact people were mocking him big time calling him bot, fraud etc etc. M0nesy will be a star player I'm pretty sure, It's just a matter of time.
2021-11-18 15:25
3 replies
They werent bad at all. Please consider gameplay/roles/positions and stop judging by stats like most kids in here. He was only playing inferno (hard positions) as a substitute for flamie and he didnt even have bad stats.
2021-11-18 15:56
2 replies
talking about navi jun not main roster.
2021-11-18 18:18
1 reply
What? Arent we talking about entrance to tier 1? Anyways he was carrying the first matches for navi junior
2021-11-18 21:17
Flamie : (
2021-11-18 14:26
1 reply
Flamie, monesy, Spirit breaking up.. a lot of talented players in CIS that could form something exciting
2021-11-18 18:53
Such a young talent
2021-11-18 14:27
#18
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Russia scorchy
future goat
2021-11-18 14:27
3 replies
Goats need to win tournaments sadly . Na'Vi era baby now
2021-11-18 17:10
2 replies
1 covid major era pick one
2021-11-25 01:55
1 reply
1 Covid major ? looks like someone followed the major on HLTV without watching the games and the crowd , keep crying
2021-11-25 16:16
ready for G2 ????
2021-11-18 14:27
#20
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Latvia heywire
He is.
2021-11-18 14:27
#21
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Korea NCT127
I agree. "He needs more experience", ah yes but he won't gain any experience if he doesn't even play in tier 1 scene.
2021-11-18 14:27
lmao
2021-11-18 14:27
tooo big words from too little fella, Hope he can stand behind this words and not to choke hope him the best. Good luck buddy. Grow up fast
2021-11-18 14:28
Next Kyojin
2021-11-18 14:28
5 replies
#26
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Latvia heywire
Kyojin 1 rating against tier 10 lolololololol
2021-11-18 14:28
kyojin literally came from nowhere. i never even heard the name before the signing. monesy has been in fpl for like year or 2 already and doing really well there.
2021-11-18 14:31
3 replies
kyojin best frpl player wym
2021-11-18 14:33
1 reply
never seen the name. well i dont follow cs that much anymore, but even i had heard monesy's name, but never kyojin
2021-11-18 14:38
He was famous in french scene for his result in lan
2021-11-18 17:26
Its pretty clear he would do good in tier 1, same story with ZywOo back then when he was called tier4 farmer and destroyed the scene with Vitality.
2021-11-18 14:28
M0NESY TO G2 TOP 2 make it happen!
2021-11-18 14:29
#29
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Russia mshkoda
gl
2021-11-18 14:30
Damn Navi has too much talent in their hands
2021-11-18 14:31
#33
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Norway Balta69
x to doubt
2021-11-18 14:32
#34
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Denmark N1nQa
I agree
2021-11-18 14:32
"i'm ready for t1" and "i'm good at interviews, i always have something to say" - any 16 year old cs-go gamer ever
2021-11-18 14:33
4 replies
atleast he is good 16yo gamer :D
2021-11-18 14:38
Did you read the whole context? :) -he is ready for t1, what more does he have to do? -good at interviews > yes, just read this one and point proven. -always have something to say > yes, clearly shows if you (once again) read the interview. Nothibg wrong about being straight forward as he is. He’s not being bragy or overconfident, just speaking truth/facts
2021-11-18 17:18
2 replies
+1
2021-11-18 19:55
“He is ready for t1, what more does he have to do?” I think playing t1 or even t2 is a good start. He has no experience at all. He’s not even close to being ready.
2021-11-19 18:17
You can say what ya want but it ain't gonna help ya when your gonna fall apart in real tier 1 facing the best teams in the world when nobody is gonna set him up for success he will be just another bad player or average one
2021-11-18 14:33
2 replies
Lots of jealousy in this post
2021-11-18 14:46
+1
2021-11-18 15:21
Based for liking ropz
2021-11-18 14:35
xd no
2021-11-18 14:36
Kid haha
2021-11-18 14:37
There were rumors that he would go back to Astralis, but it's unlikely to happen. He said that he doesn't enjoy playing in Sweden, in NIP, and that he wants to go back to Denmark.
2021-11-18 14:37
4 replies
if i were NiP i'd let him play from Copenhagen. You gotta keep him happy, if he wants to go back home, let him.
2021-11-18 14:58
3 replies
He signed a contract, they don't have to keep him happy at all.
2021-11-18 17:20
2 replies
> feel betrayed for Kjaerbye leaving > leaves by himself > misses them, wants to go back
2021-11-18 18:45
1 reply
Word on the street is he left for Sweden because of his girlfriend who he is no longer with since they broke up. If that happened to be I would wanna go back home
2021-11-19 00:25
Ready for tier 1 but not ready to stay away from home for more than two months? That's gonna limit the possibilities quite a bit...
2021-11-18 14:37
"I think I have a good aim and understanding of the game, not every tier 1 player has that" dont bully amanek kid!
2021-11-18 14:39
2 replies
Lol amanek excellent aim and gamesense
2021-11-18 15:03
1 reply
i just take 1 not bad not good playah for joke
2021-11-18 15:36
"You also said you want to remove Mirage" absolutely based. and also completely antisynergistic with G2 ;)
2021-11-18 14:39
1 reply
m0nesy would also need to learn Nuke, he hasnt played an official there in 2 yrs
2021-11-19 00:26
If they lend him to G2 NaVi might have problem :\ He can play in Liquid or mouz aswell? I don't know.... i guess they will do it :)
2021-11-18 14:39
7 replies
#54
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Czech Republic y0fl0w
no way he will get loan, doesn't work with Valve
2021-11-18 14:44
#72
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Belgium Golllum
what problem will navi have?
2021-11-18 14:50
5 replies
maybe reinforcing a direct opponent, and giving him the chance to beat Navi
2021-11-18 15:03
4 replies
#96
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Belgium Golllum
If a player have desire to leave, navi have no reason keeping him. A lot of teams making changes which in a longer run will make them stronger, it's inevitable process, navi will have to work as double as they did to stay on #1 spot
2021-11-18 15:06
3 replies
borrowing him doesn't mean he wants to leave, he might be willing to launch into T1, but in the first team he doesn't have space yet, nothing much about it
2021-11-18 15:11
2 replies
#104
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Belgium Golllum
no t1 team will go for just "loan" option, cuz they won't be able to play the major, so either m0nesy is staying in navi jr or some other team will buy him out
2021-11-18 15:13
1 reply
Oops, I didn't know loan players can't play the Major, now it makes sense
2021-11-18 15:16
g2 monesy confirmed
2021-11-18 14:40
He's really good. Won't have difficulty in fitting in as an awper in any t1 team.
2021-11-18 14:41
#52
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Morocco Kastrulya
m0nesy became ukranian?
2021-11-18 14:42
9 replies
always has been
2021-11-18 14:46
6 replies
No
2021-11-18 14:47
#67
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Morocco Kastrulya
Yeah like s2mple russian
2021-11-18 14:47
4 replies
I see ukrainian flag? M0nesy is ukrainian prodigy.
2021-11-18 14:49
3 replies
you forgot that he said crimea is russian? where does s1mple live ?
2021-11-18 21:06
1 reply
fake + he lives in kyiv just like m0nesy. Both Ukrainian stars
2021-11-19 07:07
The interview is from Navi bootcamp in Kiev Ukraine
2021-11-19 00:27
He is Russian
2021-11-18 14:46
#100
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Russia iamidiot
2021-11-18 15:09
#53
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Asia Acasthe
G2 m0nesy confirmed
2021-11-18 14:43
Such a nice interview, i hope he doesn't choke in G2
2021-11-18 14:44
G2 When
2021-11-18 14:45
in 2 years maybe
2021-11-18 14:45
he wants to play with Ropz or rain hmmm
2021-11-18 14:46
Ukrainian flag? What?
2021-11-18 14:46
10 replies
#73
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Belgium Golllum
You mad because of that?
2021-11-18 14:51
2 replies
No, just strange. if I’m Russian I should hate Ukrainians?
2021-11-19 11:52
1 reply
If u are typical putin faggot u should do this. Otherwise if u hate putin u probably support Ukraine, piece in the world and is similar to Nemtsov
2021-11-25 10:08
Interview done in Kyiv during WePlay LAN :)
2021-11-18 14:52
4 replies
#98
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Russia iamidiot
it's so stupid to put the flag of the country where the interview comes from, why do we need these flags at all, complete nonsense
2021-11-18 15:09
2 replies
#114
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Morocco Kastrulya
Thats stupid
2021-11-18 15:21
#301
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Belgium Golllum
Why do you get triggered because of that? You are the first person ever complaining about flags , nobody cares about it.
2021-11-19 14:35
Ah, ok, sorry
2021-11-19 11:51
#225
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Poland shima1
triggered EZ
2021-11-18 18:34
1 reply
I don’t have anything against Ukrainians, lol. I have relatives in Ukraine but it was just strange.
2021-11-19 11:52
Is tier 1 ready for m0nesy??
2021-11-18 14:47
#69
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Russia nevz26
g2 +m0nesy just w8 some weeks
2021-11-18 14:49
with 0 experience, nice
2021-11-18 14:52
why this RuFire guy always find and scout good and talented players but why he don't have success in his CS career?
2021-11-18 14:53
3 replies
It's 2 completely different things lmao. Do you think all football scouts were the best footballers in the world? Recognizing insane talent isn't the same as having it yourself.
2021-11-18 15:29
2 replies
But RuFire is pro csgo player and football scout are not pro footballer player do you get my point?
2021-11-18 16:29
1 reply
bcs its 2 different things
2021-11-19 08:41
GOD
2021-11-18 14:53
zywoo 2 perhaps.
2021-11-18 14:54
go Carlos
2021-11-18 14:54
Best mechanical player in the world
2021-11-18 14:55
We need to see this guy in navi one day
2021-11-18 14:56
3 replies
#86
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Russia 1578
not really i bet s1mple will play for navi till 35y.o or sum
2021-11-18 15:02
2 replies
but he can replace electronic when he is out of power
2021-11-18 15:03
1 reply
#93
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Russia 1578
dont need 2nd awp
2021-11-18 15:03
he is not ready
2021-11-18 14:59
1 reply
#186
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Morocco Kastrulya
Please
2021-11-18 17:19
#84
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Russia 1578
G2 m0nesy lessgo
2021-11-18 15:01
#85
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Brazil buliolfc
wait wtf is happening with device
2021-11-18 15:02
lost all respect for m0nesy when he said cobble was his favorite map
2021-11-18 15:02
5 replies
#95
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Russia 1578
gain all respect for m0nesy when he said cobble was his favorite map
2021-11-18 15:03
4 replies
#105
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Brazil buliolfc
+1
2021-11-18 15:14
#115
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Morocco Kastrulya
+1
2021-11-18 15:21
+1
2021-11-18 17:30
+1
2021-11-21 18:37
if he's not sure than he's not ready
2021-11-18 15:02
G2 monesy inc
2021-11-18 15:02
definitely a little bit naive and overconfident, but he's 16 and been in front of a computer his entire life. we'll see:D
2021-11-18 15:03
1 reply
I like how you flamed him for not having a life. oSee > m0nesy
2021-11-18 19:02
#97
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Ukraine McSwell
1 year loan to G2 would be ideal.
2021-11-18 15:08
"Frankly, I don't really need education" we will see about that lol
2021-11-18 15:09
1 reply
+1
2021-11-18 15:20
I think everyone is overrating m0nesy and if he starts performing bad if he play in tier 1 cs then these are the people who troll him for being bad
2021-11-18 15:12
young GOAT
2021-11-18 15:17
torzsi > m0nesy 24x7
2021-11-18 15:18
1 reply
+1
2021-11-18 17:31
Wouldn't be so sure.
2021-11-18 15:19
Overrated
2021-11-18 15:20
Some of the things he says is, too old for a 16 year old guy. I wonder if he really said all of this or it's just HLTV write up.
2021-11-18 15:21
3 replies
For all you know he could just be much older mentally, it's not something unusual for someone to be mentally older/younger than physically. I do believe that the interview was at least a bit edited tho since I also doubt m0nesy can speak English this well, but everything mentioned in the interview was probably said by m0nesy originally.
2021-11-18 15:42
2 replies
The interview was conducted in Russian. We didn't twist his words, that's exactly what he said.
2021-11-18 15:46
1 reply
Or that yeah, but for some reason I believed he was interviewed in English, guess not :D
2021-11-18 16:05
Who?
2021-11-18 15:22
should be given a chance at the very least, teams wont be losing much even if he performs bad due to the exposure he'll provide, he has a lot of fans. smart answers in the interview especially about device
2021-11-18 15:25
1 reply
Fully agree. He worth a lot even if he won't deliver on the server.
2021-11-18 20:15
And tier 1 will punch his face like everybody know…He’s delusional at moment
2021-11-18 15:31
NIP M0NESY 2022
2021-11-18 15:32
Gambit monesy? sounds good
2021-11-18 15:33
8 replies
Imagine 😳😳😳
2021-11-18 15:33
navi monesy better
2021-11-18 15:35
6 replies
no chance in next 2 years
2021-11-18 15:41
1 reply
navi are already a rich org, they can hold him if they want, but in my opinion he wont fit in navi principal team so he will leave
2021-11-18 15:49
#191
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Belgium Golllum
who they should replace to let m0nesy join the team?
2021-11-18 17:22
3 replies
wym? join navi principal? no chance man, if s1mple is playing there m0nesy cant go, the playstyle and way he thinks is the same as s1mple. i would say, stay in academy 1 more year and experience more lan tournments before going to tier one teams, apart of navi ofc..
2021-11-18 17:26
2 replies
#197
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Belgium Golllum
you said navi monesy better, wdym by that? if it's not possible then why you call it?
2021-11-18 17:28
1 reply
in the name, bc he said "sounds good" in the gambit xD
2021-11-18 17:33
GO OFF M0NESY
2021-11-18 15:33
S1mple played in his age already with the best or biggest names of his region. M0nesy hides in Navi junior. also annoying name cuz naturally you would write it M0ney
2021-11-18 15:41
2 replies
#192
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Morocco Kastrulya
Goat or no goat?
2021-11-18 17:22
1 reply
monesy hasn't what is necessary to get in s1mple footstep. he has some skill sure but for awp player not tier 1 material atm and for sure not top 20 hltv ranked level. He needs to go the hard way to have a chance to become a GOAT. S1mples career is very unique from most CIS pro players and that gave him the strength and the ability to become so good.
2021-11-18 17:32
nt kiddo
2021-11-18 15:43
#137
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Russia ToughGuy
G2 m0nesy and i'm g2 fan after navi ofc
2021-11-18 15:45
hell yeah
2021-11-18 15:45
not even in tier 2 and he thinks he's ready in tier 1 lmao
2021-11-18 15:47
Yes he is. Hopefully, G2 will get him.
2021-11-18 15:49
Yes, for sure he's tier 1, didn't win actually anything in real tier 2. He's fantastic, don't get me wrong but he's top confident in his skills and at this age the pressure would hit him harder. Imo he shall play for Navi Junior for 2 more years and then he'll be 100% ready
2021-11-18 15:51
Same
2021-11-18 16:00
I feel like he would be great for G2, but I'm also kinda sure they will fuck up completely and bring some bots in :(
2021-11-18 16:01
Ofc hes better than sh0r0, so he is ready.
2021-11-18 16:05
ok but... hmmm.
2021-11-18 16:12
#157
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Finland AliSabid
Nice! The device part is interesting..
2021-11-18 16:14
now G2 overcome navi with M0NESY >>> S2MPLE >>> EZ
2021-11-18 16:14
“Device said that he doesn't enjoy playing in Sweden, in NIP, and that he wants to go back to Denmark. We will see, can't say anything specific about device. ” (c) Ooooufff
2021-11-18 16:15
2 replies
Speaking about Device in a personal manner. Those are big words. Don’t shout out information that was said in private. Kid is already being a rat Lol
2021-11-18 18:15
1 reply
If it is so private, you don't share it with anyone...
2021-11-18 20:48
> barely went outside Go outside, m8.
2021-11-18 16:15
T1 valorant LETSGO
2021-11-18 16:18
WTF WHO IS THIS GUY HLTV WEAK BAIT
2021-11-18 16:19
#165
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Russia M31F
G2.Monesy when?
2021-11-18 16:22
he is right
2021-11-18 16:22
Best AWP of the world: 1 - s1mple 2 - sh1ro 3 - mONES1
2021-11-18 16:26
#170
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CIS ShimonSS
Talking so big, don't regret it later on, kid
2021-11-18 16:32
3 replies
True, such a child, taking so much on himself. Who knows will he be really capable to bare it all, 50\50, maybe he is really the next Sasha S1mple Kinda don't want him to have such shaky experience as Sasha did
2021-11-18 18:29
2 replies
#230
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CIS ShimonSS
Maybe he's next s1mple, but prove yourself with actions, not words. He doesn't even understand what happens if he won't live up to his words, cs community is quite harsh on people like that.
2021-11-18 18:41
1 reply
I agree
2021-11-21 22:29
#172
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Germany Teztyment
This kid's def got talent. Give him a chance and let's see.
2021-11-18 16:46
-misutaaa +m0nesy
2021-11-18 16:53
3 replies
misutaaa is very good.. he play shit roles often but do - 2 - 3 K regulary as entry or as ct ,he is becoming the new tank, he has potential to be really good imo.. he was playing cs still going to shcool so it took time to get better
2021-11-18 17:58
2 replies
He's pretty good, at least online. On LAN (major) He looked way worse than usual. I guess m0nesy isn't exactly LAN proven either though (afaik).
2021-11-18 18:05
1 reply
yes but he was still positive i think, as entry it s good , he was second best after zywoo if i remember .. ah no acutalty i m wrong i checked , worst stats than apex and shox at the end of major
2021-11-18 18:09
Kid's gonna reach his peak at 18-19, then he's gonna stagnate. Scene is saturated, and the kid is gonna be exhausted. Just look at how much these young guys plays nowadays compaired to say early CS:GO years. The ecosystem right now is not healthy for these young players.
2021-11-18 16:56
1 reply
And orgs are doing something wrong when a kid tells that he doesn't need an education. It's not healthy at all.
2021-11-18 20:49
m0nesy has a big ego no way he gonna fit with any t1 team
2021-11-18 16:56
Its not ego... is just the thruth. He is better than alot of current tier 1 pros.... But he needs the chance , because right now , everyone will say that he is delusional.
2021-11-18 17:06
5 replies
Indeed, 100% agree. 95% of all the people just can’t accept people who’s being straight forward.
2021-11-18 17:20
2 replies
but you taking so much on yourself early can play some tricks on you later, i wouldn't gamble with it if i was him, but who knows he has much potential, maybe he really is capable of being that strong
2021-11-18 18:35
1 reply
Brollan was the same age as him when he joined fnatic, wasnt he? :) And i’d say m0nesy got more talent than Brollan
2021-11-18 18:41
he is good, ok, but in his tier... not in high tier... you gonna see. quote me later
2021-11-18 17:41
offcourse , plenty of players are btter than many tier 1 players.. sometimes it s just about luck and friendship to get to tier 1
2021-11-18 17:52
So young and is already ready for tier 1, this guy is something else. G2 m0NESY WHEN???
2021-11-18 17:17
Liked him before, like him even more after reading this
2021-11-18 17:19
1 reply
+1
2021-11-19 01:32
LUL Flamie in the first picture looks so out of place
2021-11-18 17:20
typical teen...they think they know more than they really do
2021-11-18 17:21
1 reply
agreed
2021-11-18 18:37
#196
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Ukraine StaR1y
go G2 plizz!
2021-11-18 17:27
No, you're not.
2021-11-18 17:38
#203
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Finland dvlx
to team TL when?
2021-11-18 17:39
Niko and Zywoo not in top 5 Sure, dude!
2021-11-18 17:41
1 reply
kid got carried away too much i guess. Not a big deal tho, good interview if we consider he's 16y.o. I think we'll see him in some really good team very soon (and it won't be NaVi). At least as a tryout...
2021-11-18 18:20
What success do you have in which team, are you ready for t1?
2021-11-18 17:45
PogU
2021-11-18 17:46
Speaking about Device in a personal manner. Those are big words. Don’t shout out information that was said in private. Kid is already being a rat Lol
2021-11-18 18:15
#221
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Sweden KennyKEX
This kid thinks hes ready lol? Hes going to get clapped xD
2021-11-18 18:20
2 replies
who are you to say otherwise?
2021-11-18 18:24
#227
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Bahrain Ax1yn
People like you are delusional as fuck doesn't know his game style or anything but will comment like a braindead. I'm sure your brain is also working like 40% keep talking m0NESY will destroy the whole NiP :))
2021-11-18 18:35
ignore the haters king
2021-11-18 18:33
navi is doing pretty good atm, no reason for him to be on the team
2021-11-18 18:45
If you think you're prepared, just go, test yourself, good luck
2021-11-18 18:49
4 replies
He needs a team offer first man
2021-11-19 02:08
3 replies
Really, sherlock holmes?
2021-11-19 02:17
2 replies
It’s the internet man, I don’t know what propels intentions are) getting the team is the hardest part and he has a buyout + risky too
2021-11-19 02:20
1 reply
ok
2021-11-19 02:23
#234
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
Frankly, I don't really need education, kid cs is dead, tell him someone
2021-11-18 18:51
1 reply
How is it dead if millions of fans are tuning in to watch the events. Players are still becoming rich as well
2021-11-18 19:37
#239
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Ukraine Najara
Overrated
2021-11-18 19:10
tooo big words from too little fella, Hope he can stand behind this words and not to choke hope him the best. Good luck buddy. Grow up fast
2021-11-18 19:16
Nice! The device part is interesting..
2021-11-18 19:16
headtr1ck 140 cm for sure
2021-11-18 19:24
What is this stuff about device he's talking about!? You're really going to overlook it? HLTV? :D And tbh he ain't ready for T1, everyone is overhyping him it might not serve him well.
2021-11-18 19:48
"There were rumors that he would go back to Astralis, but it's unlikely to happen. He said that he doesn't enjoy playing in Sweden, in NIP, and that he wants to go back to Denmark." bruhh
2021-11-18 19:56
#253
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Canada AyyyJayyy
LESGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-11-18 21:02
He's so cocky XD "I don't need education" "I'm sure that I'm ready for t1" "It doesn't matter if you're over 20" "That wasn't their fault, they were just not ready" Bruh... I'd love to see that interview in Russian tho
2021-11-18 21:31
2 replies
kid with arrogance? i've seen it somewhere before and we all know how he turned out to be. #1
2021-11-18 21:55
1 reply
We've seen hundreds of arrogant kids and there's only a couple examples they turned out as really good players. And s1 isn't so arrogant anymore (and started to win smth after the change tho)
2021-11-18 22:10
#261
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United States VisterIl
Goodluck
2021-11-18 22:42
i can see monesy or flamie getting slotted in for some of the year-end matches to help not get the main roster burned out
2021-11-18 22:43
His mindset seems on point. I would have expected more cocky and naive. This guy will be up there with S1mple and Zywoo in a few years. He's got the S1mple grindset #sigma
2021-11-18 23:00
2 replies
Curious to see if it's actually his true nature or just acting up like wannabe s1mple as the kid role model him so much
2021-11-19 02:19
1 reply
I think it's his true nature. His outlook and expressions would be more cliched if he was just trying to model s1mple. He seems to have his own view on things and how he arrived to those conclusions.
2021-11-21 01:49
#264
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Denmark dogwater_
- moneSy - tier 1 pick one
2021-11-18 23:18
7 replies
He isn’t… yet, which was the point
2021-11-19 02:07
4 replies
#304
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Denmark dogwater_
he literally says that he is sure that he is ready for tier 1, not that he is going to be ready for tier 1. or thats the title at least. didnt bother with the rest.
2021-11-19 15:24
3 replies
Yeah so ready means he isn’t there yet…
2021-11-20 01:11
2 replies
#321
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Denmark dogwater_
by saying he is ready, he is saying that he could go play for a tier 1 team rn. I dont share that opinion.
2021-11-20 18:27
1 reply
Oh yeah and it seems to be happening too, only One way to find out
2021-11-21 01:12
#297
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Russia ToughGuy
Lucky somehow playing for astralis even so he's tier2 at bestp
2021-11-19 11:51
1 reply
He is playing tier 2 at least ok, so tier 1, obviously they got him to develop him further Inside the team
2021-11-21 01:17
#268
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Brazil MimAcher
Goat monesy
2021-11-19 00:26
G2 m0nesy is weird as fuck, hope it doesn't happen tbh
2021-11-19 02:17
where are all these nonamers coming from saying they are ready for tier 1 lmao
2021-11-19 03:56
He sure is talented seen it ever since his first appearance plus he's young I'm sure he's a future GOAT
2021-11-19 06:36
G2 pls
2021-11-19 08:04
#291
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Israel ZiinTotH
He sounds very mature for his age, good luck in the future.
2021-11-19 09:36
does he know that playing against T1 teams isn't like playing FPL/t10 academy teams? lmao his flop will be legendary
2021-11-19 11:51
G2 is waiting for you, kiddo
2021-11-19 13:56
#299
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Estonia nordjoker
GL, Ilya!
2021-11-19 14:26
he definitely is
2021-11-19 14:45
M0nesy: I think Mirage should be removed and replaced by some other map. NiKo: We have asked around to see if he would fit our team and we basically decided he isn’t the right fit for us.
2021-11-19 15:28
MOUZ m0nesy
2021-11-19 15:31
G2 M0nesy
2021-11-19 15:48
Don't fuck this up kid
2021-11-19 16:25
#310
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Finland dvlx
deko and try ready too get in line
2021-11-19 17:15
#311
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Turkey TRASECA
S1mple Of Future
2021-11-19 17:40
#312
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Brazil SecondKS
m0nesy or indian f0rsaken, who is the best of all time? Only time will tell it
2021-11-19 18:13
Yes he is
2021-11-20 01:29
Im sure you are not
2021-11-20 06:50
#322
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Brazil Gunzel
He is ready to join Pepega or another shitty tier-4 CIS team
2021-11-20 18:30
3 replies
Already in the decent navi junior team
2021-11-21 01:19
2 replies
lol decent. they get demolished by mouz jr like nothing. m0nsey cant eve beat the good academy teams with flamie.
2021-11-21 04:25
1 reply
I mean he is decent) the rest of his team is another story
2021-11-21 11:21
hes so cocky and arrogant yet never beat a top 30 team. anytime he plays a team thats even remotely top 30, he flops and mid-bottom frags. the kid is FAR from ready for tier 1. he's going to embarrass himself. not everyone can pull a b1t or twistzz and rise up super fast.
2021-11-21 04:24
1 reply
I don’t think he’s ready but I’d love to see someone sign him and test him out. Playing with tier1 teammates makes you such a better player as well. When you have that level of support
2021-11-22 07:57
In tier 1 you are tier 2
2021-11-21 20:45
no you dont /closed
2021-11-23 15:23
Krystal Boyd
2021-11-23 23:02
#351
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United Kingdom munt_
pog wonder how long it lasts
2021-11-29 12:44
Skill level is surely ready for tier 1. But can he cope with being a pro, and a life on the road, the pressure and such alike? That's a much bigger question for someone at his age. Navi Junior might have gained him some experience, but the attention will explode when he joins a Tier1 team.
2021-11-29 20:05
unfortunately NAVI don't think so with their greedy clauses
2021-11-30 18:40
m0NESY was just 14 .... with over 387,000 people following his Twitch channel only. It tells me the pedo's are loving CSGO
2021-12-03 22:29
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