Sdy and Monte Part Ways

From Monte's Resurgence to Mutual Departure

Sdy and Monte Part Ways
Image Credits: PGL

Since joining Monte in January 2023, sdy, a seasoned Ukrainian player, brought a new level of competitiveness to the team. Before his arrival, Monte struggled to secure spots at top-tier events and to stand toe-to-toe with the elite teams in the scene. However, sdy's influence was immediate and transformative. Under his guidance, Monte reached the quarterfinals of the Paris CS:GO Major in May. This achievement was a clear indication of the team's potential and sdy's ability to elevate their gameplay.


Despite not clinching any major titles, Monte, with sdy at the helm, consistently appeared at prestigious tournaments around the world, including IEM Katowice, Cologne, and Sydney. This consistency in top-tier events underscored the team's status as a formidable contender in the international CS2 arena.


The decision for Monte and sdy to part ways came after a series of disappointing performances, most notably the team's quick elimination from IEM Katowice 2024 and their failure to qualify for the PGL Copenhagen Major. Such setbacks are not uncommon in the competitive world of esports, where the outcomes of major tournaments often prompt teams to reassess their rosters and strategies.


sdy's departure was announced mutually, signaling a respectful end to his tenure with Monte. Despite this setback, sdy remains a highly regarded figure in the CS2 community, with his immediate future in the scene looking promising. He has expressed that he is in discussions with several teams, indicating his career is far from over and that his next move is highly anticipated.


Monte's situation is reflective of a broader trend within the CS2 scene, where teams frequently adjust their rosters following major tournaments, especially in instances where expectations are not met. Other notable teams, such as Astralis, Fnatic, and Ninjas in Pyjamas, have also experienced similar challenges, with each making their adjustments in response to their performances at major events.