Will m0NESY Miss the BLAST Premier Spring Final? Visa Issues Could Sideline the Star Player

Will m0NESY Miss the BLAST Premier Spring Final? Visa Issues Could Sideline the Star Player

11. June 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

G2 Esports’ star AWPer, Ilya “⁠m0NESY”⁠ Osipov, is facing a nail-biting scenario ahead of the BLAST Premier Spring Final. Initial reports suggested that visa complications would prevent him from attending the tournament, forcing head coach Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas to step in. However, m0NESY has since announced that he might still make it in time for the event.

m0NESY’s Last-Minute Visa Clearance

On June 11, m0NESY provided a much-needed update to his fans via Telegram: “Got the visa, flying to collect the passport. Really hope they will give it to me, might be in time for the first game.

This development comes after G2 Esports had already announced m0NESY’s expected absence, with TaZ, who hasn’t played in an official match since October 2023, prepared to substitute.



Importance of m0NESY for G2 Esports

m0NESY has been a pivotal player for G2 in 2024, significantly boosting their chances in any tournament they enter. His performances have positioned him as a frontrunner for the best player of the year award. His absence would necessitate a dramatic shift in G2’s playstyle, given that he serves as their primary sniper.

Recent Achievements

Despite G2’s victory at IEM Dallas with Jake “Stewie2K” Yip standing in for in-game leader Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen, replicating such success without m0NESY at the BLAST Premier Spring Final would be a daunting task. His presence not only fortifies their roster but also enhances their strategic depth.

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G2’s BLAST Premier Spring Final Prospects

With m0NESY likely to join the team in London, G2’s prospects at the BLAST Premier Spring Final look promising. If he maintains his exceptional form from IEM Dallas, G2 could be strong contenders for the title.

Opening Round: G2 vs Team Spirit

G2 Esports is set to face Team Spirit in the opening round of Group B at the BLAST Premier Spring Final. The match is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 a.m. PT. Should m0NESY arrive in time, G2 will have their full starting lineup ready to compete.

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Key Match Details

  • Matchup: G2 Esports vs Team Spirit
  • Date: Wednesday, June 12
  • Time: 6:30 a.m. PT


To maximize their chances of success, G2 should ensure that m0NESY’s travel and arrival logistics are handled smoothly. Given his critical role, having him in peak mental and physical condition will be essential. The team must also prepare contingency strategies, should any last-minute changes occur.

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