NAVI Junior m0NESY Thinks He Is Ready to Compete in Tier 1 CS:GO
The Russian CS:GO prodigy is confident in his skills.
The CS:GO prodigy from Russia, Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov, who is a part of Natus Vincere's Academy roster, is turning out to be a fine player. There has been a growing interest in him, as he consistently keeps delivering incredible performances one after the other.
The two seasons of WePlay Academy League (WAL) have proven to be really fruitful for m0NESY's career, enabling him to attract a lot of attention from other organizations.
Personally, m0NESY thinks that since he has competed in two LAN tournaments and put in a lot of hard work over the last two months, he is ready to compete in the 'Tier 1' CS:GO circuit, as per an interview with HLTV.
NAVI CS:GO prodigy m0NESY is confident about playing in the tier 1 circuit
At just 14 years of age, m0NESY had managed to qualify for the FACEIT Pro League. That was the first time the CS:GO community had learned about him. Since then he has grown at an exponential rate to become the breakout academy CS:GO player who is reportedly being offered by NAVI to interested organizations.
However, m0NESY has come forward to reveal that it would be difficult for him to move out of Russia for half a year, as per a recent interview with HLTV. Even the two-month bootcamp in Kyiv, Ukraine was quite a lot for the 16-year-old who had started to miss home "very much".
These might come across as big red flags for m0NESY's career progression, but none of it has dampened his spirits. When asked about competing in the tier 1 circuit, the talented AWPer backed his skills confidently by stating that,
To be fair, I think this tournament (WAL Season 2) will give me a great boost because it is 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.Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov - Interview with HLTV
If this was not enough, m0NESY went ahead to confidently claim that he possesses both a solid aim and a good understanding of the game. With a bit more time, he shall be perfect for competing in the tier 1 circuit.
After Egor (flamie) 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.Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov - Interview with HLTV
The current star player for NAVI and one of the best CS:GO players in the world, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, has also noticed the young player and provided him with some advice on how to progress with his career. Eyes will be on m0NESY to see the decisions that he makes going forward as they might prove to be crucial in the long run.