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BLAST Halftime Awards: Talent Picks Best Player in 2024 So Far

CS2 hosts, presenters and analysts pick the best player of 2024 so far with the BLAST Halftime Awards.
BLAST Halftime Awards: Talent Picks Best Player in 2024 So Far
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Who's been the best Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) esports star in 2024 thus far? Has it been the Chosen One, aka Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut? Has it been the breakout power Danil "donk" Kryshkovets, or maybe G2's AWP wunderkind Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov? 

It's a very close call and a challenging one to make since these players have all been incredible in 2024. We'll leave this one to the professionals, thanks to the BLAST Halftime Awards, where eight talent from the recent BLAST Spring Final event share their picks. 

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So, let's cut right to the chase. Below, you'll find the talent and their picks for the best CS2 esports player of 2024 so far.

  • Hugo Byron - m0NESY
  • Jack "Jacky" Peters - donk
  • Mohan "Launders" Govindasamy - m0NESY
  • Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - m0NESY
  • Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen - m0NESY
  • James Banks - m0NESY
  • Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - m0NESY
  • Alex "Hawka" Hawkins - m0NESY

Congratulations, m0NESY, now don't drop the ball in the second half of 2024...no pressure!

best player CS2 2024 so far m0nesy donk
m0NESY arriving at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 just in time for the G2 vs. Vitality match. (Picture: BLAST Premier)

As per the official post from BLAST Premier, James Banks talks about m0NESY's performance so far in 2024:

This year he’s gone from the baby GOAT to the young GOAT officially. The hours he puts in, the way he understands the game, his individual ability and how he handles the pressure is unmatched right now. He is on track to win the best of the year, he just needs his team to go further so he can show it more.

m0NESY's impact on the server is undeniable. Despite G2's early exit, m0NESY even provided us with some excitement off the server, as he had VISA issues and was racing against time to play in G2's second match, literally traveling to London as the BLAST Spring Final 2024 was underway.

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