ami: "I’m not sure m0NESY is ready to play at the highest level, but he has great potential"

Amiran "ami" Rehviashvili, a head coach of NAVI Junior, believes that Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov, who recently joined G2, needs some time to adapt to the higher level of competitiveness. In an interview with Dexerto, the specialist noted that the potential of the 16-year-old Russian in two or three years will allow him to compete with the undertaker himself Alexandr "s1mple" Kostyliev for the title of the best player in the world.

I think I’ve said this before, he needs time. I’m not sure he’s ready [yet to play at the highest level], but he has great potential. Maybe I’m wrong and he’s going to play really well, but I think he still has a lot to discover and learn. He needs to gain experience from better players because there are some things that I cannot teach him, like the experience that you get by yourself from playing in the tier-one scene.

m0NESY and s1mple? We can’t really compare the two players. Sasha is the best player in the world, and I think he will continue to be so for a few more years, while m0NESY still needs to grow. The road to becoming the best player is long, and he needs to work, work and work. I hope that in two or three years he’s going to be close to s1mple’s level.

The transfer of m0NESY from NAVI to G2 was announced on January 3. According to insider Guillaume "neL" Ratier, the deal amounted to about $600,000. At the same time, the Ukrainian organization retained the right of the first-priority buyout of the player.