The most expensive teenager ever?

Elliott Griffiths
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Illustration by NovaH. Source: NAVI

If you could go back in time, how much would you pay for a teenage s1mple?

Because... that's kind of what's going on here. Well, sort of. m0NESY is on the market, and he's the s1mple of the Academy League. If you don't believe us, check out these numbers.

He's almost definitely the best 16 year old around right now, and we're not just blowing smoke here. G2 clearly feel the same, and they're going all out to secure the s1mple of 2026.

Go on, how much?

He's sixteen years old, and has never played at this level. Go on. 50k? 100k? 200,000 dollary-doos?

Whatever number you just said, double it, and you're probably still short. Unless you cheated and saw this story before.

Rumour has it that G2 are buying him for $600,000, and another rumour suggests Liquid might be next in line to pay that.

For a guy who's not even old enough to buy the game officially (CSGO is 18+). A guy who was born in the same month as the 'Crazy Frog' song made it to number one. He's younger than the film 'The Incredibles'.

That's got to be against the rules somehow? We're not really sure, but you can't really be born in 2005 and be this good? $600,000?

Look, he might be the new s1mple. He might be the new ZywOo. He might even be the new MSL.

But he could just as easily be the new flamie, Kjaerbye, REZ - a player who shined so brightly at a young age but failed to fulfill that potential. It's a risk, and a high risk one, but the reward potential is MASSIVE.

December 2, 2021

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