Party Astronauts have announced Jonathan "Jonji" Carey as a stand-in for their upcoming events. The 22-year-old joins in place of Gage "Infinite" Green who departed the squad today to join Damian "daps" Steele's new Orgless project.
After failing to establish himself in VALORANT following a string of uninspiring results with BBG Academy, Jonji has returned to CS:GO while still under contract with Built By Gamers. During his time with the academy side, Jonji only played a handful of events before seemingly being sidelined in favor of Hasan "BlackHeart" Hammad in the starting lineup.
Prior to the decision to move to VALORANT, Jonji was a member of Bad News Bears for nine months. While with the squad, the rifler posted a strong 1.13 rating across 162 maps while also notably helping the Bears to first-place finishes at Fragadelphia 15 and ESEA Premier Season 36.
Prior to this, Jonji was a member of Chaos for seven months before the organization pulled the plug on its CS:GO division and later ceased operations.
With Jonji's addition, Party Astronauts are now:
Ben "ben1337" Smith
Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue
Jonathan "djay" Dallal
David "cynic" Polster
Jonathan "Jonji" Carey (Stand-in)
Joseph "Muenster" Lima (Coach)
Party Astronauts are set to participate in the inaugural season of ESL Challenger League commencing on January 18th as well as the upcoming ESEA x Fragadelphia Winter 2022 Cash Cup 2 which is scheduled to begin on Saturday.