sdy to miss Monte's upcoming matches, Marix to step in*
The Ukrainian is taking an early break with the scene-wide player break on the horizon.
Monte are set to compete in the upcoming Elisa Invitational Spring online tournament after receiving an invite from the tournament organizer directly into the quarter-finals. Their match is scheduled for June 8, so the team will need to find a stand-in by that time.
|Elisa Invitational Spring 2023|
sdy joined Monte at the start of this year and has been a key component of their rise from tier-two obscurity to the upper echelons of the competitive scene. Taking up the in-game leadership reins, he helped the team terrorize the tier two online scene from the outset, even going on to win ESL Challenger League and several CCT events before going on an unexpected playoff run at the BLAST.tv Paris Major.
In Paris sdy helped his squad battle through the Challengers Stage with a 3-2 record, serving as the standout player in their qualification bout with paiN. There they shocked the world by qualifying for the playoffs, and again sdy was instrumental as he topped the scoreboard in Monte’s 2-0 rout of Natus Vincere to seal a quarter-finals berth.
GamerLegion proved too much for Monte in the playoffs themselves, but it was still a fantastic run for the team and sdy finished as their second-highest rated player over the Legends Stage and playoffs. Their top-eight finish saw the team rise to No. 10 in the world rankings.