NAVI Reportedly Open to Offers for CS:GO Prodigy m0NESY
The 16 year old AWPer is generating a lot of interest.
The Russian CS:GO prodigy Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov has generated a lot of buzz within the community with his enthralling performances on FACEIT and NAVI Junior. He has already become the breakout player for Natus Vincere's academy team following his incredible performances across the two seasons of WePlay Academy League (WAL), while also showing the raw potential to become the next CS:GO superstar.
All this seems to have generated a lot of demand for the 16-year-old and NAVI is now reportedly open to offers from other organizations that are interested in the young powerhouse, as per reports from 1pv.fr and Dexerto.
NAVI is reportedly open to selling m0NESY
The talented AWPer from Russia who currently plays for NAVI Junior is emerging as one of the most sought after youngsters in CS:GO, as the Ukrainian organization is now reportedly open to offers from interested organizations.
At just 14 years of age, m0NESY had managed to qualify for the FACEIT Pro League. It was one of the first times that the community had learned of him and he was being discussed about as the future star of the game if he keeps grinding.
Well, two years later he is clearly the breakout CS:GO player for NAVI's academy roster, having registered an incredible HLTV rating of 1.61 in WAL Season 1 and 1.37 in WAL Season 2.
Across both the leagues, his overall K-D difference has been above 100, +214 in 18 maps during the first season and +108 in 14 maps during the second season.
This decision comes after NAVI star Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev on HLTV Confirmed had given some advice to m0NESY saying that,
I’d recommend him to ask for a one-year loan move because in the future he will definitely deserve to play for NAVI’s main team. You never know what will happen in the future, maybe someone will retire or something like that. He needs to get some more experience against better teams. His English is okay, it’s not that good. He needs to practice it with people, and talk to them about something other than CS.Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev - Interview with HLTV
However, something to consider about this move is that m0NESY might not be able to participate in Valve sanctioned tournaments like the Majors, due to conflict of interest if NAVI is also attending the event.
Another negative aspect related to this move is that, not many organizations are interested in loaning players out like that. Such temporary offers do not benefit organizations that are looking to build their rosters around a star player, as they would expect them to stick around for the long haul.
Still there might be still a place for him out there on some roster as he becomes a big prospect for teams to consider during the off-season transfer window.