Credit: ESL and Adela Sznajder
The yellow flash, better known as Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov, is 17-year-old Russian who has spent the past two years turning the professional Counter-Strike scene into his own personal playground. He is already considered one of the best players in the world and is being compared to the likes of Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev. After starting his CS:GO career on NAVI Junior, m0NESY hoped to follow in the footsteps of s1mple, but that didn’t become a reality as he saw his friend and rival Valeriy “b1t” Vakhovskiy join NAVI instead.
In this exclusive documentary by DEXERTO, the 17-year-old star talks about dealing with the pressure of being a professional CS:GO player, his G2 Esports buyout, why he decided to skip school to pursue his Counter-Strike career, and why he hopes to win a lot of CS:GO Majors in the future.
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