Monte Part Ways With Woro2k

05 Jul 2024
Tit Krajnik 05 Jul 2024
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  • Monte have announced the benching of Volodymyr “Woro2k” Veletniuk
  • The 22-year-old leaves Monte’s active lineup after two years
  • Woro2k’s benching comes shortly after signing of two new players
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On Friday, July 5, Ukrainian Counter-Strike esports team Monte announced the benching of Volodymyr “Woro2k” Veletniuk. The 22-year-old AWPer’s benching is the latest in a string of roster changes, which started in the middle of May.

Monte have undergone several roster changes since the start of the year. In March, Monte parted ways with Alexander “br0” Bro, who left for Astralis, and in May signed Martin “STYKO” Styk and Ali “hAdji” Hainouss as replacements for Gytis "ryu" Glušauskas and Jack "Gizmy" von Spreckelsen, who got demoted to Monte Gen.

Now, just over a month later, Monte have announced another roster change, benching a long-standing AWPer.

Woro2k Leaves Monte After Two Years

While Monte announced Woro2k’s benching on Friday, the team have not revealed who will replace the AWPer on the team. However, the Twitter post has hinted that Monte have a replacement lined up and that there might be more changes coming the team’s way.

Likewise, it’s unclear where Woro2k will end up, but he has hinted that he has already signed with a new team.

The 22-year-old joined Monte in July 2022 from MAD Lions and has played a key role on the roster over the last two years. With Monte, Woro2k accomplished a lot in some of the biggest Counter-Strike esports tournaments.

Most notably, Woro2k led Monte to the quarterfinals of Paris Major 2023, placed in the top four at ESL Pro League Season 19 and Thunderpick World Championship 2023, won ESL Challenger at DreamHack Winter 2023 and claimed a silver medal from Roobet Cup 2023.

Despite the team’s remarkable run in 2023, the departure of br0 and Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev early into 2024 hampered Monte, who struggled to emulate their success from 2023 this season and failed to win another notable event over the last six months.

The lack of success led to this roster change, with more possibly to come. However, as of now, it’s unclear what Monte’s plans are with Woro2k’s replacement and potential further roster changes.