Jonji to stand-in for Party Astronauts as Infinite departs lineup

The Canadian will return to Counter-Strike competition after a few months in VALORANT.

Party Astronauts has announced on Thursday that following the departure of Gage "⁠Infinite⁠" Green from the team, former Bad News Bears member Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey will stand in for the near future.

The departure of Infinite follows in the wake of a report by Dust2.us that the 23-year-old is joining a new project helmed by in-game leader Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele, the existence of which was formally confirmed by the team on Thursday to the same publication.

Jonji has never played with the other Partynauts players before

After playing with Bad News Bears for most of 2021, Jonji eventually made the decision following the team's poor performance in DreamHack September to step down and try his hand at VALORANT. Shortly after, he was signed by Built By Gamers, an organization to which he remains tied despite his full-time return to Counter-Strike.

Party Astronauts currently have a spot in ESL Pro League 15, earned by winning ESEA Premier Season 38, and are also set to play in ESL Challenger League Season 40.

Here is Party Astronauts' current lineup:

United States Josh "⁠PwnAlone⁠" Pigue
United States Ben "⁠ben1337⁠" Smith
Canada Jonathan "⁠djay⁠" Dallal
United States David "⁠cynic⁠" Polster
Canada Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey (stand-in)

United States Joseph "⁠Muenster⁠" Lima (coach)

Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States David 'cynic' Polster
David 'cynic' Polster
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
802
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallal
Jonathan 'djay' Dallal
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
728
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1038
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green
Gage 'Infinite' Green
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
796
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
#1
anjing | 
Indonesia Fazaa
Lol why
2022-01-14 02:13
15 replies
jonji omegalul
2022-01-14 02:14
7 replies
#42
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Germany JonnyEGood
the God is back
2022-01-14 03:49
6 replies
Said noone ever about jonji
2022-01-14 18:08
5 replies
#74
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Germany JonnyEGood
I just did
2022-01-14 20:55
4 replies
You can't be this naive...the dude is plain trash
2022-01-15 17:09
3 replies
#80
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Germany JonnyEGood
I disagree
2022-01-15 18:13
flag
2022-01-15 18:19
1 reply
It would be, but the dude couldn't be successful in any team that he's ever played, dare I say positive k/d in his career
2022-01-15 22:51
JONJEHHH
2022-01-14 02:14
Guess jonjis coming back cuz hes inactive on BBG academy in val Unexpected but kinda hype
2022-01-14 02:15
1 reply
How is this hype the dude sucks in all aspects of cs and is a child on twitter LOL
2022-01-14 14:55
No other solid player to fill in for infinite as he goes to ES
2022-01-14 02:29
3 replies
Read the article, silly goose 😝😝😝
2022-01-14 02:32
2 replies
Current ES gets signed by Col, daps roster becomes new ES
2022-01-14 02:34
1 reply
Yea
2022-01-14 18:21
Alrighty then
2022-01-14 02:13
#3
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Canada dAnk7
yonji
2022-01-14 02:13
#4
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Indonesia LosD
pog
2022-01-14 02:13
Unexpected
2022-01-14 02:13
poggers
2022-01-14 02:16
Daps never gives up on any project
2022-01-14 02:17
#11
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Taiwan ilkym00th
Infinite joining Extra Salt
2022-01-14 02:17
#12
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United States B0b3rT
The runner inner himself!
2022-01-14 02:18
who
2022-01-14 02:18
12 replies
A teammate of a guy you people sent death threats, because he turned from a flash. ☺️👍
2022-01-14 02:29
the guy that beat your flair with a coach standing in on his team
2022-01-14 02:30
10 replies
who
2022-01-14 02:34
9 replies
2022-01-14 02:35
8 replies
who?
2022-01-14 02:42
7 replies
i did not realize I was conversing with an owl good luck hunting bugs and rats my friend))
2022-01-14 02:58
6 replies
#36
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Brazil Anarchybr
Who?
2022-01-14 03:23
2 replies
1 reply
#63
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Brazil Anarchybr
Who?
2022-01-14 14:38
#51
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Slovakia Daev0n
Owls are smart, unlike this guy
2022-01-14 06:45
2 replies
+1
2022-01-14 06:48
+1
2022-01-14 08:02
who?
2022-01-14 02:24
pure joy(nji)
2022-01-14 02:25
#16
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United States laiff
Jonji paycheck stealing from BBG and now looking to destroy party astronauts unlucky
2022-01-14 02:28
this guy is back? isn't he a toxic douche? welcome back from valulrant..
2022-01-14 02:30
2 replies
I heard infinite is super toxic too
2022-01-14 18:21
1 reply
yeah I think Infinite is even more toxic, like he was spewing some racist shit or something, idk
2022-01-14 21:05
J OMEGALUL NJI
2022-01-14 02:33
#25
fifa | 
United States Perc
Ahahahahahaha
2022-01-14 02:35
he is n00b...
2022-01-14 02:42
#29
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South America jpxb13
who?
2022-01-14 02:45
Thanks for coming back, Jonji!
2022-01-14 03:17
i remember jonji looking different wtf
2022-01-14 03:17
#35
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United States Heest
what a piece of shit jonji leaves bnb for valorant and joins back for the rival na team fuck jonji
2022-01-14 03:20
3 replies
#83
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Canada firtlast
>rival NA team lol wut
2022-01-16 00:04
2 replies
#84
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United States Heest
was high when i wrote
2022-01-16 00:26
1 reply
#85
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Canada firtlast
a lot of great literature was conceived that way
2022-01-16 16:46
So dude failed at Val and is coming back to T3 NA? lol
2022-01-14 03:24
#38
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Brazil ImReverx
who?
2022-01-14 03:24
#39
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Brazil Anarchybr
Lmao imagine sucking so hard at fps games that you weren’t able to have a job playing the most meme game ever aka Valulrant lmaooooo
2022-01-14 03:24
1 reply
#58
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Brazil Karlogaria
Exactly lol. This is what I call a refusal to get a real job
2022-01-14 10:11
#40
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Finland AliSabid
nice
2022-01-14 03:29
Nice, back to cs
2022-01-14 03:41
JONJAYYYY Brazil stands no chance
2022-01-14 03:53
1 reply
#62
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Brazil Anarchybr
This guys biggest accomplishment on CSGO ever was trigger some BR fans Lmaoooo what a joke
2022-01-14 14:38
#44
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Europe Zwenix
What about valorant? Didn't work out?
2022-01-14 04:12
At this point why come back to CS? NA valorant scene is thriving and NA CS is dying/dead.
2022-01-14 04:15
2 replies
Because NA org starting to invest in young talent instead of picking tier 3 player from CS
2022-01-14 05:21
also they enjoy cs more than val we are also getting back slowing orgs are looking to come back we all know c9 will but there could be 1 or 2 more which might bring other small investment once big names are back
2022-01-14 18:51
#46
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United Kingdom fluxify
LOOOOL
2022-01-14 04:25
Once NA valorant scene invest in young talent, these CS refugee will have nowhere to go
2022-01-14 05:20
1 reply
most val players hate the game also some might even have bad contracts
2022-01-14 18:49
jonji fan now
2022-01-14 09:41
#57
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Sweden pawn73
Jonjiiiiiiii bonjiiiii
2022-01-14 09:44
Why did he retire then?
2022-01-14 10:15
1 reply
their was no where else for him to go but na val their is a lot more orgs in val than n.a cs teams like p.a and bnb are all orgless they play for the love of cs once he wasnt enjoying the game with bnb since most of his close friends left like ptr he left the team and since he got is pay check from grinding cash cups it was wise for him to go to val on be on a contract for once since chaos
2022-01-14 18:47
#60
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Brazil InViktor
2022 is going to be a better year! News: "JONJI TO STAND-IN FOR PARTY ASTRONAUTS AS INFINITE DEPARTS LINEUP" Are we still in 2021?!
2022-01-14 13:11
1 reply
infinite going to the new extra salt under daps if you didnt know N.A cs looking good this year
2022-01-14 18:55
i guess valulrante didnt work out
2022-01-14 14:37
w key worrior is back home
2022-01-14 18:54
#76
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Germany Teztyment
nice a recycle of a terrible player again that can't do anything on lan. Nice NA.cs!
2022-01-14 21:28
#77
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Europe tete4761
ok. but who cares?
2022-01-14 21:32
#78
fnx | 
Brazil tlszin
LOLNJI
2022-01-15 16:41
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