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HLTV Confirmed

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A live talk show hosted by HLTV.org where a panel discusses hot topics surrounding the professional CS:GO scene.

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Understanding NIP changes, device signing & how to play Ancient (ft. hampus) | HLTV Confirmed S5E43
HLTV Confirmed's hosts SPUNJ & Professeur talk to hampus about NIP: device's effect on the roster, bringing ztr in and out, IGLing, and the recent results. Besides that, the participants discuss the ways to improve Ancient, FURIA & EG roster changes, IEM Summer results & predictions, and CIS vs. Akuma drama.  ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with hampus 4:02 - Introducing hampus 5:10 - How did hampus become an IGL? 9:02 - NIP’s year as a top-10 gatekeeper 10:57 - Signing device - player’s POV 19:13 - IGL responsibilities and ztr 23:11 - Flashpoint 3 result 27:31 - Why NIP are playing Mirage 30:20 - Top-8 at IEM Summer 38:27 - device lacking star flair? 42:36 - flusha doesn’t understand NIP’s roles - hampus response 44:04 - Building a hypothetical Swedish roster with flusha & nawwk Recent news 48:15 - FURIA part ways with Junior, add assistant coach 55:09 - zews exits Evil Geniuses (and they improve?) 1:02:00 - CIS teams call on Valve to investigate Akuma 1:05:50 - Cheats market on the rise 1:13:20 - “The world’s not falling down, it just sucks that players could be cheating” - SPUNJ 1:16:00 - mertz to Astralis?! Options for the team 1:20:30 - “Having a consistent rifler is better than a consistent AWPer” - hampus IEM Summer & BLAST Spring 1:22:00 - Ancient: what to improve? 1:33:20 - Is G2 going to win their 1st big trophy in 4 years? 1:40:37 - Are Vitality back? 1:47:20 - OG on a hot streak 1:51:10 - Playoffs preview 2:02:15 - $425k on the line in BLAST - who’ll take it? 2:11:41 - Striker vs. SPUNJ bet revisited Playtime 2:15:10 - Parimatch matchmaker 2:20:07 - New NIP logo opinions 2:21:52 - What's it like playing with device? 2:24:00 - What’s up with twist? 2:25:45 - NIP’s daily schedule and practice 2:28:44 - Final words  HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/StrikerHLTVorg https://twitter.com/hampuscsgo #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:31:56
June 9, 2021
Akuma cheating accusations, NAVI inconsistency, & coaching s1mple (ft. B1ad3) | HLTV Confirmed S5E42
In this episode of Confirmed the panel together with NAVI coach B1ad3 talk about the accusations against Akuma, EPIC League's massive problems, the coldzera benching, AGO "stream-sniping" case, and RMR results. In addition to that, the head of NAVI delivers insights on the situation within the team, aspects of coaching s1mple, and the situation with B1T and flamie. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with B1ad3 4:14 - CIS RMR issues overview 8:15 - NAVI - Entropiq match problem 13:19 - No anti-cheat or GOTV delay??? 17:01 - Akuma cheating accusations 19:09 - “I think they were cheating. 100%” - B1ad3 41:10 - Start of 2021 - why are NAVI inconsistent?  51:08 - Bringing in B1T, flamie’s future 59:10 - Coaching s1mple and NAVI goals 1:10:29 - Why don't NAVI bootcamp for officials?   Recent news 1:19:57 - StarLadder to host CIS RMR in June-July 1:34:25 - coldzera benched in FaZe 1:42:40 - What’s next for cold? 1:49:07 - AGO “stream-sniping” punishment 2:01:22 - NIP rotate academy players RMR events 2:09:24 - mouz surprise Europe 2:17:43 - How will LANs affect the scene? 2:23:55 - Liquid title in NA, EXTREMUM revival 2:30:25 - Parimatch matchmaker IEM Summer 2:40:02 - Ancient competitive debut 2:45:40 - Favorites for the event 2:48:01 - NAVI skipping IEM Summer - why? Playtime 2:59:00 - NAVI’s biggest rivalry? 3:02:51 - s1mple or ZywOo - who’s better? 3:05:35 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/Navi_B1ad3 #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
03:08:01
June 2, 2021
Everything wrong with the CS:GO circuit - and how to fix it (ft. YNk) | HLTV Confirmed S5E41
HLTV Confirmed crew accompanied by YNk go in-depth on the CS:GO ecosystem: the roles of tournament organizers, Majors, teams, players, and Valve are dissected and discussed. In addition to that, the panel talks about RMR results (G2, mousesports, Astralis, Evil Geniuses) and problems (point systems, admin decisions) are discussed. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Recent news 7:13 - NIP vs Anonymo rematch 18:04 - peacemaker joins Imperial 22:44 - roeJ & HooXi to CPH flames The GBU: RMR edition 28:22 - The Good: mouz & G2 lead the pack 34:00 - Why do FaZe fail? 39:06 - G2 finding their game 44:08 - Coaches’ absence in RMR events 49:13 - The Good: CIS stacked bracket 56:15 - The Bad: EG hit rock bottom 1:00:15 - EG + Liquid dream team 1:05:20 - moses leaving Liquid - YNk’s perspective 1:07:00 - The Bad: Liquid and FURIA slip-ups 1:12:10 - The Ugly: RMR points problems 1:21:05 - The Ugly: Overtime or over the top? 1:24:37 - The Ugly: Late match finishes 1:32:00 - FACEIT ELO to determine RMR seeding… What? Major news 1:35:35 - Majors for 2022-2023 lined out 1:40:32 - What’s wrong with the dates? 1:44:55 - Players’ role in deciding the schedule CS:GO ecosystem 1:49:50 - Establishing ecosystem basics 1:53:43 - Open circuit vs. franchising 2:09:11 - Pyramid of CS:GO events’ importance 2:35:55 - Decreasing salaries & raising prizes? 2:38:55 - World Rankings - is there a problem? 2:57:25 - Tournament circuits' effect 3:05:39 - Main takeaways & solutions Playtime 3:11:00 - Parimatch Matchmaker 3:15:50 - FaZe & G2 future 3:17:11 - Ways for events to earn money 3:30:50 - Dota Pro Circuit to CS:GO? 3:34:41 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/ynk
03:36:21
May 25, 2021
NIP - Anonymo drama. Who's right? G2 roster changes explained (feat. maLeK) | HLTV Confirmed S5E40
In this special episode of HLTV Confirmed the panel accompanied by maLeK talks the NIP vs. Anonymo match drama. Who's right? Who's wrong? Why did it happen? What to do? These and other questions are brought up on the show, in addition to talking about G2's multiple role and roster changes, including NiKo's AWPing. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with maLeK 3:54 - Introducing maLeK 5:11 - Acquiring NiKo 13:17 - Initial AmaNEk - JaCkz dilemma 21:07 - kennyS change, AWPing question 31:40 - What is the future of G2? 39:20 - Parimatch Matchmaker Recent news 46:21 - allu takes leave 53:55 - Ancient to be played in June RMR events 1:05:37 - CIS: everything as expected, including NAVI loss 1:09:08 - Why CIS is so good now 1:18:41 - EU: fnatic’s despair  1:27:02 - EU: FaZe on the way down NIP - Anonymo drama 1:32:25 - Timeline of what happened 1:37:25 - What went wrong in that match? 1:51:16 - Players’ and community reaction 1:53:15 - “We’re killing our game” - SPUNJ’s monologue 2:01:51 - Flashpoint’s position 2:07:19 - Replaying the match - pros, cons & precedents 2:11:27 - maLeK on the rulebook application 2:17:02 - “We need to come together” - SPUNJ’s 2nd monologue 2:26:07 - Striker supports the rematch, Prof opposing 2:35:25 - Saying goodbye to maLeK 2:38:15 - Competitive integrity, FURIA - MIBR case 2:44:14 - What’s gonna happen in the end? 2:47:53 - Striking Flashpoint? Possible solutions 2:53:08 - The point of true competition 2:55:44 - Schedule & player break 3:03:52 - Does CSPPA have to be involved?   3:11:52 - Summing up HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/G2maLeK_ #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
03:15:32
May 18, 2021
NAVI win over Gambit. Just this time? CS:GO scene "problems" | HLTV Confirmed S5E39
SPUNJ, Professeur, and Striker are catching up with the CS tournament circuit: the results of DreamHack Masters, NAVI vs. Gambit in the long run, surprising first matches of Flashpoint 3, and the problems of CSPPA, formats, and players' approach. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  4:26 - SPUNJ delves into HLTV forums 9:00 - The TRUTH behind SPUNJ's showmatch loss on Ancient Recent news 11:17 - ex-North to play RMR 17:11 - Entropiq sign EPG Family 22:39 - Asia: NG cease operations, Wings Up disqualified DHM Spring 30:35 - How do we explain NAVI’s win? 32:25 - BO5 vs. BO3  38:34 - Are matches too slow now? 42:50 - Reasons behind Gambit’s success 51:22 - SPUNJ’s monologue on dedication 1:00:49 - Are NAVI going to keep it up? 1:12:35 - Why did Gambit lose? 1:23:23 - Heroic show weakness FP3 starts 1:30:38 - RMR standings 1:35:57 - Vitality lose to DBL Poney… How? 1:46:43 - Astralis prevail over OG 1:51:51 - FaZe in trouble 1:56:23 - device’s NIP debut Playtime 2:03:31 - Parimatch Matchmaker (GuardiaN's Major) 2:11:03 - What’s wrong with NaToSaphiX? 2:14:50 - CSPPA problem 2:32:50 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:34:33
May 13, 2021
Ancient replaces Train - is the map good? CS:GO content issues (ft. Anders) | HLTV Confirmed S5E38
One of the most prominent CS:GO casters Anders Blume joins the panel to discuss Ancient replacing Train in the map pool, community's reaction to it, problems of the CS:GO content, Liquid & Heroic coach updates, and Anders' projects Skybox & Double Scope.  ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed​ 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg​ 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv​ HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/​ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv​ Anders' projects: https://twitter.com/DoubleScopeCSGO​ https://skybox.gg/​ 0:00​ - Podcast intro  Hot seat with Anders 4:21​ - Introducing Anders 6:19​ - Double Scope - what is this? 9:47​ - Problem with CS:GO content 18:49​ - What does Skybox have to offer? 23:41​ - The issue with CS:GO casting 29:08​ - Caster’s role in the broadcast Recent news 41:32​ - moses out, adreN returns to Liquid 51:33​ - HUNDEN returns to coach Heroic 55:31​ - O PLANO go independent 1:03:47​ - NBK to play for DBL PONEY, conflict of interest talk Ancient talk 1:11:07​ - Initial reactions 1:14:49​ - The community outcry 1:19:10​ - Valve communication 1:25:53​ - Is Ancient good? 1:29:29​ - Playtesting the map, tactical approach 1:54:13​ - Winner and loser teams of the map change FP3, IEM, DHM 1:58:30​ - DHM: Natus Vincere with B1T 2:02:16​ - DHM: Vitality with Kyojin 2:10:26​ - DHM: Astralis impressions 2:16:19​ - FP3, IEM Qualifier: who stood out? Playtime 2:22:22​ - Parimatch Matchmaker (feat. aliens & moses) 2:31:15​ - Favorite Star Wars movie 2:32:12​ - “Hinduism and Buddhism are Sci-Fi philosophies” 2:34:26​ - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed​ https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt​ https://twitter.com/SPUNJ​ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs​ https://twitter.com/OnFireAnders​ https://twitter.com/DoubleScopeCSGO​ https://skybox.gg/​ ​ @Double Scope   #HLTVConfirmed​ #podcast​ #csgo
02:36:38
May 5, 2021
DEVICE JOINS NIP - reasons behind the move. What's left for Astralis? | HLTV Confirmed special S5E37
The breaking news edition dedicated to device's move to NIP. Why did it happen? Why NIP? How much it was worth? Who's gonna replace device in Astralis? What will happen to the Danish scene? SPUNJ, Striker, and Professeur try to answer these and more questions in this episode of HLTV Confirmed. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed​ 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg​ 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv​ HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/​ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv​ 0:00​ - Podcast intro  2:30​ - device to NIP… What!? 4:33​ - The reasoning behind device's change to NIP  9:15​ - “There’s no way this is about money” - Striker 13:03​ - What will happen to Astralis? 18:21​ - Reading the device’s statement 23:25​ - Is this transfer the biggest ever? 28:30​ - Who should Astralis pick? 43:19​ - NIP & nawwk 44:55​ - Who should Astralis pick? (part 2) 50:13​ - Going through the Danish players 58:42​ - “This could cascade into entire org leaving” - Striker 1:07:03​ - What will be the final NIP’s roster? 1:16:17​ - “There must be additional reasons for the move” - Professeur  1:21:21​ - “This must be the end for Astralis” - Professeur 1:32:49 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed​ https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt​ https://twitter.com/SPUNJ​ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs​ #HLTVConfirmed​ #podcast​ #csgo
01:25:54
April 24, 2021
Astralis in crisis, Gambit & Heroic on top, LANs to return? Mid-season breakdown | HLTV Confirmed
HLTV Confirmed panel talks the CS:GO mid-season: VAC-related rules change, RMR, big leagues status, Gambit vs. Heroic rivalry, and roster changes. In the second half SPUNJ, Striker, and Professeur predict how the scene will develop in the coming months regarding LANs & Major, Astralis' roster, 6-man rosters, the rising CIS star players, and more. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed​ 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg​ 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv​ HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/​ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv​ 0:00​ - Podcast intro  Recent news 8:12​ - tarik leaves EG - what’s next for him? 13:37​ - EG bring in MICHU 20:00​ - ALEX leaves Cloud9 25:20​ - FPX sign emi as IGL 29:00​ - LAN Sweet LAN event announced for 2022 34:00​ - Valve update rules for VAC-related bans 42:30​ - RMR madness starting 48:30​ - ex-Winstrike, BNB qualify for EPL S14 BLAST Showdown & FunSpark ULTI 52:00​ - Gambit - Heroic rivalry established 59:10​ - Dark horses to look out for 1:03:00​ - Astralis in crisis 1:10:20​ - G2 fight through 1:16:45​ - How to assess Spirit 1:21:05​ - Dignitas show promise 1:30:10​ - What to expect from $250,000 FunSpark ULTI? Mid-season recap & hot takes 1:35:25​ - Oversaturation of CS is no more 1:42:38​ - Is CS:GO scene actually great now? 1:51:42​ - Open circuit in danger? 1:59:20​ - How the rankings are looking in 2021 2:08:35​ - Team power ranking - how it will look in the end of 2021? 2:14:45​ - Is Major happening in 2021? 2:20:30​ - Are 6-man rosters dead? 2:26:32​ - Astralis to change a player? 2:30:30​ - Map pool change after the Major? 2:32:55​ - New top-1 player? Playtime 2:37:00​ - Parimatch matchmaker 2:39:33​ - BLAST pause situation in OG vs. G2 match 2:44:22​ - E-frag burning a cheque & final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed​ https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt​ https://twitter.com/SPUNJ​ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs​ #HLTVConfirmed​ #podcast​ #csgo
02:48:19
April 20, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E35 (ft. MSL) | Breaking down NAVI & Vitality changes, EG rumors. Who will find success after the online era?
MSL took part in the HLTV Confirmed show in which he talked about his exit from North, time on the sidelines, and what he is looking for in a new team. The experienced IGL weighed in his opinions on breaking roster news, which includes flamie put on the sidelines in NAVI, RpK being benched in Vitality, and the reported Evil Geniuses exit for tarik. The podcast touches on Astralis' shaky form as well as Heroic's win in the grand final of ESL Pro League Season 5. Timestamps and topics below: ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed​ 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg​ 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv​ HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/​ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv​ 0:00​ - Podcast intro  Hot seat with MSL 4:45​ - Introducing MSL 5:13​ - What went wrong in North? 15:51​ - MSL’s teammates' future 19:40​ - What’s next for MSL? 24:31​ - How does MSL use his time now? 26:41​ - AWPing or rifling? 27:53​ - Chance to recreate North’s core to play RMR? Recent news 30:09​ - flusha team unveiled 38:18​ - Vitality swapping RpK for... who? 56:21​ - EG change again, MICHU inc.? 1:04:45​ - NAVI to field B1T over flamie 1:11:24​ - flameZ completes OG 1:15:49​ - MAD Lions cut keen, add SPELLAN 1:17:26​ - RMR EU, NA, Asia announced ESL Pro League 1:20:52​ - Online vs. LAN discussion 1:32:04​ - Gambit and Heroic go all the way BLAST Showdown 1:44:22​ - OG vs. Astralis clash 1:48:09​ - Who needs to qualify the most? 1:57:34​ - Dark horses to look out for Playtime 2:01:12​ - Parimatch matchmaker game 2:08:02​ - Are BO5s too long? 2:09:35​ - Best possible 5-man Danish lineup? 2:14:52​ - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed​ https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt​ https://twitter.com/SPUNJ​ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs​ https://twitter.com/MSLcsgo​ #HLTVConfirmed​ #podcast​ #csgo​
02:16:49
April 13, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E34 | apEX opens up about "malding", time off, and rebuilding Vitality after Nivera
Vitality leader apEX took part in the HLTV Confirmed show to talk about his team's struggles in 2021. The Frenchmen explained how a number of issues hit the team in a small period of time, on and off the server, which resulted in a slump for the ZywOo-powered squad. He also spoke about the criticism regarding his emotional responses, why he wasn't a part of Vitality's active roster for a couple of matches, and how the team is looking to rebuilt after the 6-man roster is off the table. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hotseat with apEX 4:12 - Introducing apEX 5:02 - How was 2020 for Vitality? 6:31 - Plans for 2021. What went wrong? 9:03 - BLAST & Vitality conflict over voice comms 11:47 - Stream-sniping drama 17:41 - apEX on taking a break 21:55 - Dropping 6-man roster and Nivera 26:31 - How do 6-man rosters work? 28:29 - Why should Valve support 6-man rosters? 31:47 - Has the event schedule improved? 34:19 - Roles in Vitality 41:49 - IGLing and calling in Vitality 50:03 - French scene at the moment 53:37 - Is there a new generation of French players? 59:12 - What’s up with ALEX? Recent news 1:01:27 - ESL Pro League player council launched 1:05:04 - Details regarding MDL matchfixing unveiled 1:14:02 - OG trial flameZ 1:19:03 - Nemiga sign iDISBALANCE ESL Pro League 1:21:00 - FURIA surprise in playoffs 1:29:51 - Does G2 roster make sense now? 1:37:14 - Complexity finds success 1:41:27 - NAVI fall short 1:48:01 - Final week of playoffs, who needs the title the most? Playtime 1:54:51 - Parimatch matchmaker: weapons 2:01:51 - Where could Nivera, NBK-, kennyS go? 2:03:27 - BLAST/ESL partnership, Vitality ranking next week 2:06:06 - Best way to handle emotions in a tough match 2:09:20 - Is apEX IGLing going to be a long-term thing? 2:11:20 - "Vitality are losing because apEX is malding" HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/Vitality_apEX #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:13:47
April 8, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E33 | Who will lead FPX? Why did Cloud9 disband? (ft. STYKO)
FunPlus Phoenix rifler STYKO took part in HLTV Confirmed, the CS:GO talk show where he broke down the team's issues and opened up about their search for an in-game leader, which he hopes will be ChrisJ. Cloud9 putting their CS:GO roster on hold was the biggest news topic discussed on the show, with the panelist trying to determine what went wrong with the Colossus project. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/ 📗 Parimatch: https://b.link/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  5:20 - Introducing STYKO 6:23 - Career changes since 2020 9:28 - Signing with FPX 11:25 - chrisJ and sunNy situation  15:02 - Recents results and team performance 17:30 - IGL’s role on the server 22:05 - Farlig’s role in FPX 24:36 - Roster situation at the moment 27:14 - IGL stand-in - is this viable? 30:52 - NoChance  33:21 - Top teams losing to top-50 - why? Recent news 37:41 - Cloud9’s CS:GO division on hold 41:23 - STYKO’s experience in Cloud9 42:47 - Why did it happen? 53:23 - What’s next for the ex-C9 players? 58:37 - Were high expectations the problem? 1:12:20 - exit enters MIBR 1:15:10 - gade, aizy, Kjaerbye to team up 1:23:45 - OG close in on MICHU, STYKO’s insight EPL update 1:26:00 - Group D results 1:27:38 - Astralis back on track? 1:33:47 - Liquid good to go for top-1? 1:35:24 - What do VP lack? 1:42:09 - Endpoint living up to expectations 1:43:56 - Status on fnatic 1:50:51 - What to make of EG? 1:57:00 - Assessing the playoff bracket Playtime 2:12:30 - Parimatch matchmaker 2:17:55 - The point of STYKO's YouTube 2:20:15 - Is STYKO open to IGLing? 2:23:55 - Making a Czechoslovakian team? 2:28:15 - STYKO’s health tech advice 2:31:25 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/STYKOcsgo @STYKO   #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:33:50
March 31, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E32 | Snappi talks ENCE's rebuild, ZywOo vs. s1mple, fixing Pro League format
Why did Snappi join the "sinking ship" of ENCE and how did the Finnish organization turn things around with an international roster and the leadership of their coach, sAw? Find out on HLTV Confirmed S5E32, where the Danish IGL together with the panelist debates the issues of the round robin format, issues of NAVI and Vitality, the ZywOo vs. s1mple debate, and more. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/ 📗 Parimatch: http://bet3.pm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with Snappi 4:53 - Introducing Snappi 6:01 - Offer to lead Asian TIGER 11:16 - Why didn’t c0ntact work out? 23:30 - Joining ENCE despite the turmoil 32:15 - Who’s in charge of ENCE’s roster? 35:03 - dycha, doto, Spinx as players 39:18 - Snappi’s blueprint for reaching top-20 44:42 - Was EPL an overperformance? Recent news 54:11 - Brollan extends fnatic contract until 2024 1:01:11 - niko officially joins OG, who’s the 5th? ESL Pro League 1:07:04 - Possible scenarios in Group C 1:11:30 - What is the problem with round-robin? 1:23:41 - Addressing the "FURIA threw the game" conspiracy 1:25:11 - Back to round-robin issues 1:33:07 - Group B: Is Vitality in trouble? ZywOo vs. s1mple discussion 1:37:43 - Group C: Gambit are back on track 1:41:42 - Group C: Cloud9 showing promise 1:48:03 - Group C: Experiments in the NAVI camp 1:53:27 - Group D: What to expect? Playtime 1:59:50 - MAD Lions with Woro2k & tudsoN 2:02:21 - mouz lose 16-3 to PACT 2:04:14 - Parimatch matchmaker (new segment!) 2:12:00 - International rosters & speaking English 2:15:36 - Snappi’s playstyle 2:18:37 - Going back to the Danish scene? 2:20:20 - Are 6-man rosters viable? 2:21:31 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/SnappiCSGO #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:23:37
March 24, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E31 | kuben explains MAD Lions' 7-man experiment; G2 & Vitality changes
➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is presented by Xtrfy and Parimatch. 🖱️ Xtrfy: https://xtrfy.com/ 📗 Parimatch: https://parimatch.com/ Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski was unveiled as MAD Lions coach live on the HLTV Confirmed and revealed details about the organization's new approach. They will build a European roster with 7 players and focus on the coaching staff and elevating the level of rookies and youngsters. The former Virtus.pro coach and Polish CS 1.6 legend also touched upon his previous jobs, the situations in Vitality and G2, as well as teams moving away from six-man rosters. ESL Pro League S13 was the final topic the panel touched on, breaking down the runs of Heroic, BIG, and FPX. 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with kuben 6:02 - Introducing kuben 7:03 - Joining MAD Lions: how it happened? 10:07 - kuben’s role & team’s direction 12:56 - Reassembling the roster 19:54 - Is kuben fully in charge? 22:18 - Status of the roster 29:43 - MAD Lions goals for 2021 35:12 - Envy & VP coaching experience Recent news 41:10 - Nivera steps down from Vitality 54:31 - Are six-man rosters done? 1:00:15 - OG bench ISSAA  ESL Pro League 1:13:23 - Heroic flawless with MAD Lions backbone 1:21:05 - BIG problems for the Germans 1:29:37 - FPX reach Playoffs 1:36:53 - Are G2 better or worse? 1:53:13 - How legit are ENCE?  1:58:36 - Checking in on Vitality Playtime: 2:09:04 - Coaching from home - how is it? 2:12:17 - The state of the Polish scene 2:18:21 - MAD Lions roster detail and announcement info 2:21:57 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/kuben_tt #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:25:48
March 17, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E30 | moses talks Twistzz leaving Liquid, FalleN's motivation & state of NA CS
Team Liquid CS:GO coach moses took part in the HLTV confirmed podcast to explain why he joined the team, how he handled the Twistzz situation, and why FalleN was selected as the replacement. The American also praised nitr0, who left the team during the summer of 2020, and discussed the issues of North American Counter-Strike with SPUNJ, Striker, and Professeur. The panel also talks about recent roster news including oBo's move to Evil Geniuses and kennyS being benched in G2, as well as a short preview of ESL Pro League Season 13. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with moses 6:42 - moses take on smooya ragequit 9:23 - Leaving broadcast work 17:53 - Settling into Liquid 22:23 - Twistzz departure 26:40 - Switching to coaching - how was that? 29:15 - FalleN addition, IGL situation 41:17 - Europe bootcamp and visa issues 45:45 - Recent results and playing NA events 49:56 - Major & goals for 2021 Recent news 55:00 - oBo rounds out EG roster 1:05:05 - G2 bench kennyS, JaCkz return to roster 1:16:33 - Heroic: -b0RUP, niko; +sjuush, refrezh 1:18:05 - Upset-heavy DreamHack Master qual 1:21:34 - Are upset losses random? 1:29:11 - Changes in Triumph, Extra Salt Looking forward 1:30:19 - Why does NA lag behind? 1:37:02 - Hardships of NA players 1:45:12 - Reasons behind NA scene decline 1:51:17 - How to help the scene grow? 1:59:06 - How many top NA teams should there  be? Playtime 2:03:03 - Skills moses acquired to become a coach 2:05:01 - The best CS casters currently, going back to talent? 2:08:23 - Liquid’s greatest rivals 2:11:54 - Final words from moses EPL review 2:15:15 - Group A: Roster changes and upsets potential? 2:20:51 - Group B: Proving time (Vitality, FaZe, NIP, G2) 2:25:49 - Wrapping up the episode HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/mosesgg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:25:29
March 8, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E29 | karrigan talks FaZe return, Major goals, relationship with NiKo & ropz
karrigan explained why he left mousesports, how difficult it was to part ways with ropz, why he rejoined FaZe, and what his goals are in 2021 after returning to the organization. The Danish in-game leader compared the FaZe squad with NiKo to the one that now features Twistzz, spoke about rain and broky, as well as IEM Katowice and the breaking news of Ethan's departure from EG to play VALORANT. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with karrigan 3:42 - What’s up with the LAMP? 4:33 - The decision to leave mouz 11:14 - Roles and team chemistry in FaZe 15:24 - Last chance to win Major? 18:00 - Did karrigan play a role in Twistzz signing? 19:50 - Bringing ropz to FaZe? 21:10 - Would karrigan go to NiKo's FaZe? 22:17 - Kjaerbye and 6-man lineup 23:11 - IEM Katowice debut 25:23 - FaZe 2021 roster vs. 2018 roster 28:07 - broky as an AWPer 30:27 - karrigan calling style in new FaZe 33:11 - woxic and Cloud9 34:55 - Coach, psychologist, bootcamp, org help 37:29 - Goals for 2021 39:25 - Playing with Twistzz Recent news 42:00 - Ethan leaves EG for Valorant 46:11 - Is top CS player = top Valorant player? 49:32 - NA players switching to Valorant - is that an issue?  1:01:50 - “Do you want the hard thing that you love or an easy way out?” - SPUNJ 1:08:36 - OG bench NBK-, in talks with niko 1:16:47 - Heroic remove b0RUP, niko; add sjuush, refrezh 1:24:23 - MAD Lions to go international  1:26:39 - suNny to stand in for FPX IEM Katowice 1:30:42 - Gambit’s unlikely victory 1:36:50 - VP choked the final? 1:44:46 - Astralis and NAVI fall short 1:54:05 - How will the CIS teams rank in 3-6 months? 1:59:31 - Liquid’s streaky form Playtime: 2:05:47 - karrigan on Danish offers, free agents, teams 2:07:42 - Is FalleN left to IGLing only? 2:10:35 - RobbaN ban, coach role in FaZe 2:16:40 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/karriganCSGO  @karrigan  YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCQXh6vzwMiwVj8azesLoKng Twitch: twitch.tv/karrigango #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:16:13
March 2, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E28 | Aleksib talks OG issues, ISSAA criticism, roster change & bootcamp plans
Aleksib joins HLTV Confirmed during a poor period for his team, talking about the criticism leveled at OG, the calls for player changes and a map pool overhaul, and explains what is stopping them from having a bootcamp at the moment. The Finnish caller also talks about the ENCE situation, games at IEM Katowice, and the most underrated players in the scene. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00​ - Podcast intro  Hot seat with Aleksib 3:15​ - Introducing Aleksib, OG reaching #6 in the world 7:15​ - Player break and preparations 14:37​ - 2021 slump (summit, BLAST, Katowice) 17:04​ - ISSAA’s ping issue and playing in the online era 19:47​ - 6-man roster, bootcamp, org’s capabilities  23:15​ - ruggah’s ban and the coach situation 28:13​ - Making comms public - is it good? 30:50​ - Aleksib’s role and OG’s map pool 34:40​ - ENCE situation & the Finish scene Recent news 37:54​ - suNny leaves ENCE, new project incoming? 43:15​ - Omaken acquires Heroic  44:08​ - apEX return to Vitality roster IEM Katowice 50:42​ - IEM schedule & format 58:01​ - Play-in: mouz’s performance 1:02:53​ - Complexity falter 1:05:16​ - NiP’s great start at IEM 1:15:07​ - CIS teams continue to impress 1:25:17​ - Liquid to semis with FalleN’s calling 1:30:51​ - Astralis in playoffs, Bubzkji out of the picture? 1:36:11​ - FaZe’s first impression with karrigan 1:46:47​ - How will the playoffs go?  Playtime 1:54:26​ - Underrated players & SANJIing utility 1:58:51​ - When should you make a player change? 2:02:45​ - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed​ https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt​ https://twitter.com/SPUNJ​ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs​ https://twitter.com/AleksibCSGO​ #HLTVConfirmed​ #podcast​ #csgo​
02:03:12
February 23, 2021
nexa explains NiKo's role, kennyS' slump, and G2's goal to become #1 | HLTV Confirmed S5E27
G2 leader nexa opens up about getting burnt out, reaching their peak with the previous roster, JaCkz' English, and other issues that plagued the French-Balkan team in 2020. He also explains NiKo's roles on the team and discards comments about big ego. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/G2nexa #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
01:55:59
February 17, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E26 | YEKINDAR about CIS teams, unique playstyle, Virtus.pro's return to top
The Latvian star YEKINDAR that reignited Virtus.pro's CS:GO team joins the HLTV Confirmed podcast to talk about the rise of teams from his region (NAVI, Spirit, Gambit, forZe), his team's goals, and more. The show also touches on Astralis' failed BLAST showing, autimatic leaving to VALORANT, North shutting down, and GODSENT, EXTREMUM, and ENCE's new rosters. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with YEKINDAR 4:16 - Why do people speak Russian everywhere? 6:37 - YEKINDAR's path to Virtus.pro 9:44 - When did YEKINDAR realize his potential? 12:30 - Players who influenced YEKINDAR 14:27 - Reaching #6 in the world 18:46 - Grinding and motivation within the team 24:00 - Analyzin YEKINDAR's style 31:45 - 2021 - year of CIS?  36:51 - Virtus.pro's plans for 2021 39:02 - CIS players to shine next Recent news 41:53 - North are done 49:43 - MAD Lions release peacemaker 1:03:03 - autimatic off to Valorant, Gen.G gone 1:09:42 - poizon returns to Complexity 1:20:08 - GODSENT’s Brazilian team 1:24:54 - EXTREMUM’s reunion 1:30:37 - ENCE’s international squad BLAST Premier 1:40:31 - Astralis don’t live up to expectations 1:49:16 - BIG are here to stay 1:55:05 - NIP better without twist? 2:00:03 - Predicting outcomes for Group B & C  Playtime 2:03:21 - Why YEKINDAR quit FPL? 2:05:06 - Food after officials, greatest achievements, hours before Faceit level 10 2:06:51 - Where is Baltic superteam? Buying mom a car? 2:08:37 - Resolution & configs. Who’s the funny guy in VP?  2:11:31 - Roles in Virtus.pro 2:14:34 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/yek1ndar #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:14:60
February 8, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E25 | flusha explains leaving fnatic, desire to IGL, team situation
"I really want to be the IGL for the rest of my career", flusha said in his appearance on the HLTV Confirmed show, during which he explained why he once again left fnatic. Clashes with Golden, who "wasn't the first choice, but he was the right choice" for the Swedish team, prompted him to step down and look for new opportunities when poor results started in 2020. The three-time Major winner talked about the planned team with suNny and autimatic, which doesn't seem to be happening,  previous offers from FaZe and mouz, and what he hopes to have in his next project.  ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv Timestamps: 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with flusha 4:30 - flusha rejoining fnatic with Golden 8:04 - Leaving fnatic, IGL clash 11:37 - Going into online era 17:04 - Rumored team with suNny & autimatic not happening 22:52 - Why flusha wants to IGLing 26:10 - Offers from mouz and FaZe 28:49 - Potential of the Swedish scene Recent news 33:21 - SPUNJ on his swearing… 34:22 - FaZe sign Twistzz 38:54 - FaZe after NiKo - what’s their potential? 48:12 - EPL teams and format announced 59:37 - Should we unify all formats? 1:06:11 - RMR, coaching update cs_summit 7 1:14:13 - Jackinho’s successful debut with fnatic 1:23:00 - VP with third title in a row 1:29:09 - C9, MIBR, mouz impressions DreamHack Open  1:39:02 - Spirit impresses in debut with degster 1:48:41 - FPX still fighting Playtime 1:51:49 - Knifing and JW Revolver - why? 1:53:02 - #1 of 2014 - flusha or GeT_RiGhT 1:55:10 - flusha supporting FalleN’s KaBuM 1:57:11 - Chances of rejoining fnatic 1:58:20 - The best team ever? (NiP, fnatic, SK-LG, Astralis) 2:01:00 - flusha's most memorable playes 2:03:04 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/flusha #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:04:08
February 2, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E24 | MAJOR COACHING CHANGE: how will CS:GO be affected?
A special episode featuring kassad, Devilwalk, and messioso covers Valve's Major announcement regarding changes to coaching in online RMR events and what that means for teams and coaches. The show also touches on the permanent bans handed to Rejin, Apoka, zoneR, and others, and finds out how the sticker money is going to be distributed for 100 Thieves and FunPlus Phoenix members. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  3:03 - 2021 RMR Update and Major qualification 14:31 - Substitutes rules change 19:14 - Looking into what Valve said 31:42 - messioso joins; how coach limitations will work 45:47 - Sticker money - how does it work? 50:45 - Why are the coach rules unenforceable? 1:00:45 - Devilwalk joins; Valve’s reaction to coach bug abuse 1:21:04 - Problem of Valve communication 1:34:00 - Are all coaches punished by the change? 1:50:17 - The problems behind the drama 1:57:03 - Does the punishment of coaches fit the crime? 2:03:46 - Could Valve do better? 2:10:33 - kassad joins; "This isn't going to stop shady teams" 2:21:54 - How to prevent abuse? 2:32:49 - RMR, stickers, substitute rules changes 2:45:45 - Summarizing the episode, final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg https://twitter.com/kassad https://twitter.com/DevilwalkCSGOD https://twitter.com/messioso #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:49:33
January 29, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E23 | Twistzz talks Liquid downfall, nitr0 leaving, FaZe rumors
Twistzz joined the HLTV podcast for a candid interview about Liquid's struggles in 2020, being close to the bench twice, nitr0 leaving the team, and FaZe rumors. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv Follow ​@Twistzz on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Twistzz/ 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hot seat with Twistzz 5:03 - First impressions of European CS 8:13 - "I think people stopped working well together (in Liquid)" 14:57 - Losing nitr0 and adreN, COVID impact 23:03 - Decision to leave the team 28:03 - FaZe rumor and next step in career Recent news 34:07 - Rating new NiP logo (+ bonus Chaos) 37:05 - ZywOo being #1 of 2020 45:18 - ESL’s plans to return to LAN, RMR proposals 52:40 - Predicting the Major and LANs 1:02:24 - Mouz add acoR & dexter 1:07:27 - ENCE with international roster 1:17:31 - degster, patsi join Spirit 1:23:07 - Mass banning of Australian players 1:33:09 - Vitality fined by ESIC 1:48:13 - First look at Liquid with FalleN BLAST Global Finals 2:02:20 - NAVI live up to their potential 2:15:03 - Astralis - Vitality - NAVI rivalry in 2021 Playtime 2:21:40 - LAN vs. Online difference 2:24:37 - Positive sides of the NA scene 2:26:26 - Hair tutorial when??? 2:27:10 - Long-term goals and being an IGL 2:29:00 - Should we change map pool? 2:31:55 - International rosters issues 2:26:07 - An odd question and final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:38:15
January 26, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E22 | Who did best in the offseason? Liquid, FURIA, Cloud9 & fnatic changes rated
➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv SPUNJ, Striker, and Professeur discuss the winter rostermania, talk about the Top20 players of the year list, and the Major announcement in the first episode of 2021. Timestamps: 0:00 - Podcast intro  Recent news 4:49 - Catching up with Top 20 list 8:39 - Players that ended up being in Top 30 13:03 - PGL to host the Major in Stockholm 20:20 - ESEA revampled for 2021 Roster updates 23:51 - Liquid add FalleN,  33:23 - FURIA bring junior in 41:25 - MIBR lose team, future of kNgV- and co. 52:18 - Cloud9 lose kassad and woxic 1:02:18 - BnTeT to finalize EXTREMUM (report) 1:09:53 - fnatic - sign Jackinho 1:20:02 - suNny, flusha, autimatic teaming up 1:29:19 - Envy transfer list team 1:37:05 - karrigan and mouz future 2021 Calendar 1:50:56 - SPUNJ rants on potential schedule complaints 1:55:40 - Looking at the 2021 schedule 2:06:41 - Will LANs return and when? Playtime 2:11:51 - Rushly vs. SPUNJ "drama" 2:13:55 - JUGi and Complexity situation 2:19:39 - Final words Winner of the Xtrfy contest: https://twitter.com/hidden_bullshit/s... HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:19:47
January 15, 2021
HLTV Confirmed S5E21 | HLTV top 20 players of 2020 talk, Liquid FalleN & Twistzz future, team of the year?
In the final episode of the year, the HLTV Confirmed panelists explain how the HLTV top 20 players of the year list will be selected, which players have a chance to make it, and the race for #1 between s1mple and ZywOo. SPUNJ, Professeur, and Striker also touch on the FalleN to Liquid rumors, Twistzz stepping down, and debate what the best team of 2020 has been - Astralis, Vitality, or Liquid? ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Recent news 4:21 - Twistzz departing Liquid 8:30 - FalleN joining Liquid? 17:27 - What’s next for Twistzz? 23:45 - ZywOo extends with Vitality until 2024 27:47 - jkaem to leave Apeks 36:50 - fnatic eye Jackinho - report 40:44 - GODSENT in talks with suNny - report 46:00 - HAVU sign Aerial 47:57 - Gen.G transfer list roster IEM Global Challenge 53:54 - Astralis back to winning 1:01:42 - Liquid redemption 2020 rewind 1:09:04 - Reasons why 2020 was good 1:14:07 - Vitality vs. NAVI vs. Astralis - team of 2020? 1:29:20 - Breakout players? Potential top-20 rookies? 1:32:40 - How will top 20 players of 2020 be picked? 1:42:25 - Top-3 flops of the year 1:57:14 - Building the HLTV Confirmed All-Star lineup Playtime 2:07:46 - Yes or No: Major in 2021? More coach bans? Map pool?  2:10:49 -  Astralis and NAVI roster changes? Source 2??? 2:15:45 - Any historical team to benefit from 6-man? Sinners with oskar? 2:22:31 - Xtfry giveaway contest 2:25:36 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:26:27
December 22, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E20 (ft. allu) | allu opens up on Aleksib removal, sergej stepping down, ENCE's mentality
What made ENCE remove their in-game leader? What issues plagued the Finnish team as they tumbled down the rankings ever since? Aleksi "allu" Jalli, Finnish CS:GO player representing ENCE, took part in the HLTV Confirmed podcast to answer community questions about the team as well as his former and current teammates, including suNny, Jamppi, and xseveN. The AWPer also touched on the implication that he told NiKo not to pick up Aleksib on FaZe, and commented on the Tweets made by sergej and suNny while the show was live. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hotseat with allu 3:57 - End of 2020, ENCE out of top 30 5:40 - Rewinding to the Aleksib removal 11:17 - Looking back at ENCE results after Aleksib 20:22 - Leadership & mental health in ENCE 27:03 - Jamppi signing, xseveN as sixth 33:02 - How Twista's coach bug ban affected ENCE 36:48 - Aerial, sergej out, Finnish army 42:47 - Future with doto, SADDYX, 49:34 - State of Finnish scene’s Recent news 57:31 - CSPPA and voice comms drama 1:02:42 - allu gives player perspective on public communication 1:11:30 - Extra Salt sign ex-Cloud9 IEM & BLAST 1:15:03 - Are Vitality the #1 team of 2020? 1:23:42 - NAVI, Astralis in contention for Global Challenge 1:31:00 - Liquid’s last chance Playtime 1:38:03 - allu responding to sergej’s tweet 1:41:57 - Why do ENCE players hate interviews? 1:44:06 - allu building a dream team of his all past teams 1:47:20 - Did allu tell NiKo to not get Aleksib? 1:49:50 - Options to go international? 1:53:01 - Which team has been the best in 2020? 1:56:29 - Online vs. LAN - how it’s been? 2:01:40 - Final words from allu HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/alluCSGO https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:02:43
December 15, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E19 (ft. Golden) | Reinventing fnatic's style online & fixing Sweden's CS:GO scene
How does Sweden reclaim its former glory? fnatic's IGL Golden joined HLTV Confirmed to talk about the topic, as well as fnatic having to change up their style in the online era, ESIC deciding to not punish stream-sniping, and team changes such as G2 benching JaCkz and Astralis introducing Bubzkji to win DreamHack Masters Winter. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with Golden 4:22 - Introducing Golden 5:04 - Flashpoint 3rd place run 12:12 - Adapting to the online era 18:43 - CS level growth 25:18 - Summing up fnatic’s 2020 27:57 - State of Swedish scene 32:04 - Becoming an IGL and leadership in the scene 36:01 - Golden naming Swedish prospects Recent news 38:03 - New ping feature 43:50 - ESIC won’t take action on stream-sniping 49:12 - “Can we just not fucking cheat?” - SPUNJ’s monologue 1:01:55 - Valve scraps plans for Spring 2021 Major 1:07:47 - NAVI 6-man roster with B1T 1:16:15 - JaCkz out of G2, what’s next? The good, the bad, & the ugly 1:23:45 - Good: Astralis vs. mouz grand final 1:37:47 - Good: GODSENT’s surprising run 1:43:44 - Good: Cloud9 are legit? 1:48:57 - Bad: Heroic running out of steam 1:49:56 - Ugly: Liquid’s struggle Playtime 1:52:04 - Preparation when playing the same team 1:53:34 - Aim vs. decision making 1:55:55 - Why was KRIMZ’s door covered in a plastic sheet? 1:57:42 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/goldenmajk https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
01:58:05
December 8, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E18 (ft. messioso) | Why North never signed stavn, blameF, es3tag? Overpaying players and poor results
North's Head of Esports Operations Graham "messioso" Pitt answers questions about the removal of Aizy and MSL, talks about the team paying "more than 2x" of Heroic's salary, while lagging behind in results. Removing the iconic North players was "definitely financial", he says, with the focus for 2021 being to find and develop young players - something they failed to do in the past. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with messioso 4:23 - Introducing messioso 5:54 - Who is messioso? His story 13:34 - Becoming North’s Head of Esports 19:47 - What does messioso’s position mean? 24:11 - Looking back at replacing JUGi with MSL 27:59 - Coach replacement: mithR to Jumpy 30:03 - Kjaerbye leave and departure 37:21 - Bringing Kristou in - North academy alumni 40:02 - Signing Lekr0 45:47 - North players’ age 47:53 - Aizy and MSL out 56:11 - North’s position in the scene 59:02 - Top players’ salaries in CS 1:01:14 - Denmark CS infrastructure 1:05:55 - Missing out on players (blameF, TeSeS, Farlig) 1:19:35 - Managing North roster: looking back and in the future 1:28:50 - How to make CS esports to make money? Recent news: 1:34:24 - Endpoint qualify for Pro League 1:39:14 - KRIMZ (wrongfully?) VAC’d 1:43:33 - Sprout pull out of DH Masters 1:45:27 - Global Challenge team list finalized 1:49:19 - Redemption for NA with Liquid & FURIA 1:52:43 - Cloud9 show promise 1:54:21 - Flashpoint 2 key storyline 1:59:31 - DH Masters group stage favorites 2:03:54 - Closing down the show HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/messioso https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:04:21
December 1, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E17 | YNk dissatisfied with FaZe org and some players, explains why they never got an IGL
Former FaZe coach YNk explained why he stepped down after NiKo's departure, spoke about the organization's lack of support, certain players not putting in the effort, and their mistakes when approaching the in-game leader situation (not signing Aleksib or blameF). The Serbian also talks about wanting to keep karrigan on board, his vision to rebuild with jks and dexter, and more. HLTV Confirmed S5E17 ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hotseat with YNk 3:35 - Introducing YNk; his recent Covid story 5:45 - Why did YNk leave FaZe? 11:12 - olof’s departure and attempt to get ALEX 14:19 - Working with FaZe as an organization 18:14 - Considering jks and dexter for FaZe 22:12 - Inability to get an IGL 28:38 - Attempt to sign ALEX and other players 36:28 - Was YNk let down by his teams? 39:11 - Public pressure and NiKo 42:47 - Best and worst memories with FaZe Recent news 44:40 - HEN1 leaving, FURIA going international? 55:12 - emi to play with GODSENT 58:39 - Chaos, Whalers to split with teams 1:09:27 - Heroic replace EG in BLAST Showdown IEM 1:20:17 - Vitality 6v5 victory over NAVI 1:29:44 - misutaaa’s performance 1:36:30 - NAVI’s results 1:43:47 - Time to change for NAVI? 1:49:40 - G2 make top-4 with JaCkz 1:59:51 - Are FaZe better without NiKo? karrigan rumors? Talent transitions & playtime 2:05:02 - What has been done so far? 2:08:07 - Are analysts good fits for coaches and GMs? Playtime 2:21:01 - Favorite coach quotes and YNk’s EPL clip 2:24:32 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/ynk https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:26:49
November 24, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E16 (ft. arT) | arT explains FURIA's style, talks future of Brazilian CS and MIBR
FURIA's IGL arT join HLTV Confirmed to talk about his way of seeing the game, his trademark aggression, the rivalry with MIBR, and the up and coming Brazilian talents in CS:GO. The show also touches on Cloud9's Flashpoint 2 group stage exit, sergej leaving ENCE, and features a lot of viewer questions - with one question rewarded with an XTRFY mouse. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with arT 4:29 - Introducing arT 5:47 - Dominant run in NA 8:14 - Bringing in HEN1 11:20 - Sources of FURIA’s motivation 13:33 - Traveling to Europe during the pandemic 15:47 - BLAST performance 25:03 - Differences between NA and EU play styles Recent news 27:50 - Sergej out of ENCE 35:50 - GODSENT bench kRYSTAL 43:44 - mithR joins mouse as coach 49:11 - FalleN & fer plans leaked 58:37 - Cloud9 Flashpoint debacle Tournaments 1:06:45 - FURIA taking on BLAST Showdown 1:09:10 - Reviewing opening matches 1:12:39 - arT on MIBR disconnect drama 1:16:13 - IEM Beijing playoffs Future of Brazil 1:21:49 - BOOM and Yeah potential 1:25:02 - MIBR new roster  1:32:49 - Teams and events in South America Playtime 1:38:40 - Use of 6th player in FURIA 1:42:01 - arT builds his EU Colossus 1:44:37 - Fighting nervousness in-game 1:46:10 - Explaining Brazilian memes 1:49:11 - Talking coach and aggressive style 1:51:27 - Studying opponents and game plan 1:58:37 - XTRFY giveaway and final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/artcsgo https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:01:55
November 20, 2020
HLTV Confirmed Special S5E15 | CS:GO online era continues - how can we improve it? (ft. launders)
launders took part in the HLTV Confirmed special show focusing on the best and worst of the online era of CS:GO during 2020. Together with the rest of the panel, including SPUNJ, Striker, and Professeur, he takes part in a discussion that touches on cheating issues, the Major and ranking events, map pool, and more. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro  4:10 - Introducing launders and Online CS Gamechanger episode 7:03 - How well events transitioned online?  16:58 - When LAN events will return? 24:09 - Major and RMR problem 40:11 - Teams experimenting with rosters 53:14 - Cheating issues, influence of coaches 1:05:51 - The best online events of 2020 1:10:41 - Webcams and voice highlights 1:23:14 - Broadcast quality issues 1:41:01 - Increased role of talent 1:51:09 - Disappointing Dreamhack production 1:58:11 - Summarizing online events 2:11:24 - Tournament formats and changes looking into 2021 2:31:17 - Time to update the map pool?  2:39:25 - In-game updates to freshen up the game 2:48:04 - Final words from launders HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/launders https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:49:08
November 19, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E14 (ft. cadiaN) | cadiaN's outlandish road to #1, rivalry with gla1ve, Heroic on LAN?
Heroic AWPer and in-game leader cadiaN talks about his 2020, which kick off with a failed transfer to FunPlus Phoenix and disqualification from Flashpoint, and is ending with his side being one of the most dangerous and consistent squads of the online era. On HLTV Confirmed S5E14, the 25-year-old also talks about his struggles in North, the trip to NA for Rogue, and discusses how Heroic plans to use their online success to build experience for LAN play in the future. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv Timestamps: 0:00 - Podcast intro  Hotseat with cadiaN  3:20 - Introducing cadiaN 4:13 - FPX drama and team uncertainty 10:43 - Climbing to #1 with Heroic 14:02 - Playstyle, criticism, and “onliner” status 25:08 - Rivalries with Astralis and Vitality 33:00 - cadiaN’s redemption arc 42:11 - What went wrong in North? 52:25 - Finally joining Heroic 1:01:02 - cadiaN asks: "How are things going to turn out for us?" 1:06:00 - Viewer questions: es3tag, best teammates, burnout Recent news  1:14:34 - ENCE sign doto and sAw 1:21:24 - GODSENT test emi, is he an upgrade? 1:28:43 - Xizt and kreaz to stand in for Gen.G Flashpoint 2 1:33:32 - Flashpoint group expectations 1:47:52 - cadiaN’s final words 1:49:55 - Who’s gonna make it to the final? Playtime - BLAST and Beijing standouts 1:53:41 - G2 debuting with NiKo  1:57:46 - Vitality’s 6-man performance 2:03:41 - FaZe staying competitive with olofmeister 2:08:52 - Complexity’s successful run 2:13:39 - Wrapping up the episode HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/caspercadiaN http://instagram.com/cadiancs https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:15:37
November 10, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E13 (ft. peacemaker) - NiKo on G2, who is out? Can kNgV- lead MIBR to success?
Brazilian coach Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu joins the HLTV Confirmed show to discuss whether AmaNEk or JaCkz will be cut to make place for NiKo, what the new MIBR lineup with v$m can do, and what caused the departures of bubzkji, AcilioN, and innocent from MAD Lions. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv Timestamps: TBA HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/peacemakercsgo https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #hltvconfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:14:58
November 3, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E12 (feat. smooya) | cogu-led MIBR, olof returning to FaZe, NiKo to fix G2?
MIBR's lineup headlined by cogu, MDL betting bans, Heroic's return to the top and more are covered in HLTV Confirmed S5E12, which features returning guest smooya. The British AWPer talks about the success of his countrymend ALEX, mezii, Thomas, and team Endpoint, while giving his opinion on olofmeister's reported return to FaZe. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with smooya 1:50 - Introducing smooya 3:00 - Why did smooya leave c0ntact? 8:01 - Spinx’s potential 9:14 - Snappi as a person and as an IGL 13:51 - BIG tow b and c0ntact djL as coaches 18:50 - Switching to Valorant and options in CS 21:26 - UK players finding success Recent news 26:33 - Aerial steps down from ENCE 31:08 - Cloud9 terminate NA team contracts 34:20 - ESIC bans seven MDL AU teams 40:39 - olofmeister to step in for FaZe in BLAST 44:37 - OG, BIG, fnatic in Flashpoint 2 54:21 - NAVI falter, VP on 16-series win streak 1:01:51 - Comparing zoneR and steel punishments 1:12:01 - Heroic on top again 1:22:00 - Vitality second-place curse Shuffle season & BLAST starting 1:32:31 - MIBR announce trial lineup 1:40:42 - MAD Lions reveal refrezh, HooXi 1:42:59 - jkaem to Apeks 1:46:02 - Cloud9 cash out for es3tag 2:06:29 - Future of AZR, Liazz, Gratisfaction 2:12:15 - G2 closing in on NiKo 2:18:19 - BLAST: how will FURIA and EG do? 2:20:25 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/smooyacs https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:21:23
October 27, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E11 | gla1ve discusses Magisk as IGL, Xyp9x's return, and PR training criticism
gla1ve joined HLTV Confirmed to talk about his return from a three-month break, the roster situation with bubzkji and Xyp9x on the bench, es3tag's surprising integration, and their ESL Pro League win. The in-game leader in his team's four Major victories talked about Magisk growing into the leader role and the accusations about Astralis players not controlling their own social media.  ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with gla1ve 2:38 - Introducing gla1ve - “the best IGL in CS:GO history” 3:49 - Returning from the burnout break 10:11 - Magisk and gla1ve IGL situation 18:53 - EPL win, Astralis vs. Heroic  23:07 - cadiaN and media drama 25:35 - Working with the extended roster 32:04 - Bringing back Xyp9x 37:19 - Dealing with criticism Recent news 40:11 - H4RR3 to Dignitas 44:37 - Complexity to sign jks - report 53:39 - SKADE disqualified from MDL for coach bug 57:53 - Flashpoint 2 to feature “3 top-20 invites” 1:03:37 - FaZe/OG surprise runs in IEM New York 1:16:33 - Nivera to join Vitality 1:18:14 - 100T to leave CS (again) DH Open Fall 1:28:40 - How important is an RMR event now? 1:32:43 - Overviewing DH Open groups Prospects of 2020/2021 1:44:11 - NA teams’ prospects in intercontinental matches  1:51:20 - CSPPA safety protocols and LAN 2:01:02 - ESL & DreamHack schedule for 2021 Playtime 2:13:27 - Viewer questions 2:19:20 - Astralis PR training and device tweet 2:24:40 - Podcast outro HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/gla1ve_csgo https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:27:02
October 13, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E10 | karrigan talks pressure in FaZe, bymas & rain similarity, NAVI T-side problem
karrigan talks about FaZe, the departure of woxic, assigning correct roles, and the difficulties of 2020 on HLTV Confirmed, the weekly CS:GO podcast. The Danish in-game leader, currently playing for mousesports, compared bymas' time in FaZe with how he is currently being used, and explained the similarities between bymas and rain. karrigan also spoke about the impact of the Krieg nerf, testing the AWP role, chrisJ's potential with the sniper, and more. Later in the show, the discussion moves towards the coaching bug abuse and Rejin, as well as Natus Vincere's grand final loss. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with karrigan 1:45 - karrigan's mysterious post on Twitter 3:31 - Losing the 2019 momentum 7:50 - Was it worth it attending so many events? Moving to online 11:10 - Effect of Krieg nerf on mouz 13:24 - karrigan explains woxic’s departure 17:34 - Why not give the main AWP role to chrisj?  24:47 - Is it important to have a star AWPer? 28:21 - mouz's flux as a benefit? 30:19 - Bymas in mouz vs. Bymas in FaZe Recent news 35:26 - What’s up with the CAGED LAMP??? 36:03 - NA teams in talks over trip to Europe 42:50 - floppy to join EU C9 51:05 - Chet retires, s0m, daps to leave - implications 1:00:24 - HUNDEN, Twista, starix stay on despite bans 1:13:00 - "We shouldn't question the players" - karrigan 1:22:48 - CSPPA ranking update EPL EU 1:24:31 - mouz’s run to 4th place at EPL 1:32:36 - Astralis - Heroic rivalry building 1:40:35 - Potential of Astralis’ 7-man roster 1:45:07 - Thriller Astralis - NAVI grand final 1:49:55 - NAVI’s T-side 1:52:07 - Talking NAVI roster problems Playtime: 2:00:17 - "Bad interviews" and media trainings 2:05:27 - Effect of interviews on players pre-match 2:09:37 - Specifics of the veto process 2:12:41 - How would karrigan shuffle the roles in FaZe? HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/karriganCSGO https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:19:56
October 6, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E9 | Coach bans explained by ESIC, stream-snipe scandal coming? (ft. Ian Smith)
CS:GO coaching scandal and the 37 bans issued by ESIC (The Esports Integrity Commission) were the topic of HLTV Confirmed S5E9, with guest Ian Smith, the commissioner of the organization, joining the show. Mr. Smith explained why no players were banned for the coach bug abuse (yet), and talked about determining the duration of coach bans for one-round uses (ruggah) and repeat offenders (zoneR), as well as where people like RobbaN, Apoka, and guerri fit in. ESIC's commissioner also talked about the investigation in stream-sniping, MDL matchfixing, and banned players' possibility to move to other games. In the final part of the show, the panel discusses NAVI's chances to win ESL Pro League, oBo's dramatic departure from Complexity, and FURIA's boost. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with Ian Smith  1:29 - Introducing Ian Smith 5:01 - What’s the idea of ESIC? 8:18 - Sports vs. esports in terms of integrity 12:43 - Coaching bug: what is it and how do we approach it? 21:49 - What phase is the investigation currently at?  24:10 - Deciding length of bans 28:13 - zoneR’s 424 rounds offense and no life-time ban? 30:32 - 1 round bug use and 4-months ban? 34:24 - Communication with Valve 37:02 - Could there be successful appeals? 40:41 - What was the path to avoid the ban after getting bugged? 47:33 - Were there attempts to find out if players knew?  54:01 - Stream-sniping in COVID era; ESIC’s resources issue 58:13 - The issue of match-fixing in CS  1:02:11 - Can banned players move to VALORANT? 1:05:42 - Should teenage players be banned permanently? 1:08:03 - Valve's stance on betting 1:12:23 - CIS and China big betting issue 1:14:12 - Final words from Ian Smith Recent news 1:19:20 - mouz, ENCE, Heroic - coaching situation 1:29:19 - oBo steps down, NaToSaphiX steps in coL 1:37:55 - vENdetta joins as Dignitas head coach 1:42:49 - peca added as FPX GM ESL Pro League S12 1:49:21 - FURIA champions of EPL NA, 100T redeemed? 1:54:40 - European EPL playoffs favorites 2:03:01 - LOOTBET’s wonderful picture   HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/bristollawyer https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:06:20
September 29, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E8 | THREAT on NiP rebuild after f0rest, issues players face in 2020, Swedish IGLs
NiP coach THREAT joined HLTV Confirmed to talk about his work on rebuilding the Swedish team, the blessing in disguise that was f0rest's departure, and working with young players through a packed CS:GO schedule on avoiding burnout. The tactician explained why there are no new Swedish IGLs and criticized the "old generation", of which he was a part of. During the podcast, the panel talks about roster moves, reported and confirmed, including NiKo to G2, woxic and mezii to Cloud9, and Dignitas benching GeT_RiGhT and Xizt. After touching on BLAST's prize pool changes, the show took a turn towards the current landcaspe, oversaturation, and tournament organizers, with SPUNJ showing his concept for an ideal 2021 schedule. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with THREAT 1:48 - Introducing THREAT 3:01 - THREAT’s coaching background and return 8:42 - Building the “New NiP”; Lekro-hampus move 17:18 - f0rest leaves NiP 19:40 - NiP’s performance: success and struggles 24:55 - hampus calling style 28:20 - How has the game changed since 2015? Recent news 34:36 - Is NiKo to G2 really happening? 42:44 - Kjaerbye roster move 46:27 - Cloud9 unveil woxic, mezii 58:51 - Dignitas bench GeT_RiGhT, Xizt 1:04:53 - MAD Lions to swap two (report) 1:10:57 - BLAST restructures prize pools Scheduling issues with online CS 1:17:07 - SPUNJ’s rant on "complaining players" 1:25:57 - What's the normal amount of CS for players? 1:31:40 - How can players avoid burnout? 1:41:11 - Are extended rosters the solution? 1:50:51 - Conceptualizing a better schedule Playtime 2:15:30 - THREAT’s CS hours, coaching tools, and coaching bug thoughts 2:20:00 - Players’ contract / buyouts transparency  2:22:10 - When should a player get a new team? Handling stress 2:25:31 - Final words from SPUNJ and closing the show HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/THREAT_CS https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:28:45
September 22, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E7 | HenryG aims for top5 with Cloud9, talks salaries and a different 6-man roster
Cloud9's CS:GO General Manager HenryG joined the HLTV Confirmed podcast to talk about the signing of ALEX, building his "Colossus", and hinted at new players to be revealed. The former commentator said that not reaching a top10 world ranking in the next year would be "embarrassing", and talked about transparency in player contracts in salaries. Among topics discussed on the show are MIBR falling apart during the European bootcamp, GuardiaN's plan to return, and updates about the Major in Rio and the Regional Major Ranking tournaments. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with HenryG 2:51 - Henry stepping down from commentary 6:23 - What triggered the decision? 10:05 - Was there anything else on the table besides Cloud9’s GM?  15:40 - The GM role in CS:GO and plans with Cloud9 18:39 - CS:GO transfer deals transparency issue 24:53 - Aspects of ALEX signing, HenryG's goals as GM 35:18 - HenryG announces 6-man roster and the bars for the roster 40:40 - Candidates for becoming Cloud9’s 6th Recent news 45:11 - MIBR… disbanded? 59:48 - daps to step down from Gen.G 1:09:23 - GuardiaN: “Ready to return” 1:19:50 - ENCE suspend Twista for coaching bug 1:27:10 - Valve address coaching bug - kinda Major update 1:31:43 - Rio Major is canceled 1:35:10 - What will happen to RMR points? 1:44:11 - Return to LAN in December? Playtime 1:51:47 - How did HenryG envision his retirement? 1:54:15 - The best things/moments of his time being a caster? 1:56:49 - Looking back at "The Caches" showmatch 2:01:02 - What previous experience will HenryG use as GM? 2:04:43 - Will all players be getting the same salary? 2:07:11 - HenryG on players media involvement 2:10:33 - Particular goals for Cloud9 performance 2:12:00 - Info on next Cloud9 announcements HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/henrygcsgo https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/professeur_cs https://twitter.com/strikerHLTVorg #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:15:39
September 15, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E6 (feat. TaZ, Michal Slowinski) | Talking about Polish scene, VP, HONORIS, coaching bug scandal, life as an admin
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02:27:04
September 8, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E5 | Coach-bug cheating, Heroic shock in Cologne, becoming a carry-IGL with dexter
Renegades' IGL dexter joined the HLTV Confirmed podcast to talk about becoming a high-fragging IGL, the origins of his career, the state of Oceanic CS:GO, and their plans for the future amidst the pandemic. The panel also discussed MIBR's struggles in Europe, Cologne results (Vitality, Heroic, 100 Thieves), and touched on the coaching bug, which ended up leading to the bans of HUNDEN, MechanoGun, and dead after the show was aired. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Show intro 2:05 - SPUNJ apologizing to dexter 3:30 - Origins of dexter's career 7:40 - How did dexter become a "full-package" player 9:50 - Renegades' secret of success 15:03 - Does experience matter in CS? 19:12 - Pandemic derailing all plans 24:47 - State of the Oceanian scene, ping issues 29:25 - Potential of the Renegades squad Recent news 33:35 - MIBR struggling in EU subtop 41:00 - fnx, LUCAS1 got COVID; future of LAN events 51:25 - mouz replace woxic with Bymas 57:20 - How serious was the coach bug? Good, Bad, and Ugly 1:08:45 - Good: Heroic shock victory 1:15:50 - Bad: Vitality can't take gold 1:25:15 - Ugly: 100 Thieves in struggle city ESL Pro League 1:35:13 - Where does Liquid fit in? 1:42:30 - Round robin returns - and why it is bad 1:46:54 - Which EU teams have the most on the line? Playtime 1:53:50 - Playtime: most feared player, biggest achievements, and offers from EU/NA teams 1:57:25 - Final words HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/dextersjourney https://twitter.com/SPUNJ #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:00:33
August 31, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E4 | Why is woxic benched, is FaZe going the wrong way? kRYSTAL talks betrayal
Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend joins the podcast to talk about GODSENT being overlooked for MIBR, the lowest points in his career and goals for 2020. On the show, topics such as FaZe's first impressions with Kjaerbye and Astralis' new roster debut are also discussed, as well as speculations regarding mouz's reported benching of star AWP woxic. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with kRYSTAL 2:55 - Introducing kRYSTAL 4:30 - Early career, becoming an IGL 7:24 - Influence of public opinion (forums, reddit) 11:00 - The story of ‘betrayal’ and the traitors meme 17:17 - Struggle years (Sprout, Imperial), why did NoChance work? 25:10 - Potential of the current GODSENT roster 28:37 - kRYSTAL on his teammates Recent news 38:39 - North sign Lekr0 48:45 - mouz bench woxic 58:40 - Envy aim to add Thomas 1:02:35 - ALEX considering FPX and Valorant 1:04:35 - c0ntact add smooya, Spinx ESL One Cologne 1:08:10 - GODSENT overlooked for MIBR 1:16:00 - BIG tanks, Sprout shows promise 1:26:45 - Astralis era coming again? 1:32:21 - Problems of FaZe (HUNDEN?) 1:36:50 - Trying to fix the team 1:45:10 - MAD Lions doing better than expected 1:52:08 - Quick review of ESL One Cologne recent results Top 3: gameplay changes to improve CS:GO 1:55:10 - Flash throwing noises; Molotov and HE consistency 1:59:40 - Behavior of smoke grenade 2:03:30 - Buff burst mode of FAMAS and Glock 2:07:15 - C4 drop mechanics need changing 2:10:12 - Should all grenades drop? Gun prices and rewards tweak?  2:15:30 - Ranking the gameplay changes Playtime 2:20:15 - Goals for 2020 2:21:10 - Plans for life after retirement HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/StrikerHLTVorg https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/krystalcsgoo #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:26:10
August 25, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E3 | zews talks rankings, roster changes, his coaching career & problems of MIBR
Evil Geniuses coach Wilton "zews" Prado joined the HLTV Confirmed podcast to talk about his coaching career, practicing tools, and his approach to his job in general. The participants discussed interseason roster changes, the role of rankings on the scene, and the ongoing online tournaments, including the EG's potential at the upcoming ESL One Cologne. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with zews 2:30 - Coaching limbo 6:12 - Transitioning from MIBR to EG 10:35 - Why do MIBR still struggle? 15:40 - Coaching Liquid 18:57 - How has work with EG kicked off? 21:45 - Life during COVID, coaching from distance 28:30 - EG’s path in 2020 30:40 - Coaching: where it was and where it is now 38:20 - IGL vs. coach: balance & relationship Recent news 42:29 - Astralis watch: ESL One Cologne lineup 52:30 - buster back in Virtus.pro 57:20 - Kjaerbye joins FaZe 1:04:35 - mouz create six-man roster with Bymas 1:08:10 - Liquid: adreN out, moses in 1:19:30 - xseveN moves to HAVU, ENCE back to five 1:23:25 - CSPPA’s ranking: what is the ranking controversy about? 1:31:25 - zews’ take on rankings; conflict of interest in making rankings DreamHack Summer 1:40:25 - Previewing European league 1:50:30 - Previewing North American league ESL One Cologne 1:53:00 - Previewing European league 1:55:45 - Taking a look at Group A 1:59:37 - Taking a look at Group B 2:06:31 - Previewing North American league 2:09:00 - Group B: EG vs. Liquid clash 2:14:13 - Group A: 100 Thieves vs. Gen.G clash Playtime 2:20:30 - MIBR’s approach towards coaches 2:23:20 - zews’ and SPUNJ’s takes on burnout issue HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/StrikerHLTVorg https://twitter.com/Professeur_CS https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/zews #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:32:10
August 15, 2020
HLTVconfirmed S5E2 | blameF explains how antistratting REALLY works, talks extreme work ethic & coL
Complexity IGL Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer joined the HLTV Confirmed podcast to talk about his career, leading a team, and the most efficient ways to practice. To figure out the latter, we tried out different tools, including ESEA Refrag, Skybox, and Shadow.gg. The Dane also talked about his approach to work ethic and working out, developing as a player, and gave tips for people trying to breakthrough. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with blameF 2:00 - Why is blameF so happy? 3:08 - The start of blameF’s career  8:35 - Why did blameF go under the radar in Denmark? 11:40 - blameF becoming an IGL 16:10 - Balancing IGL-role and fragging 21:45 - Unknown details of building Complexity’s roster 26:10 - Role of keita, team’s coach 30:00 - 2020 and BLAST Success 33:25 - How does confidence influence performance Recent news 38:13 - bubzkji in Astralis 42:47 - innocent to MAD Lions 46:40 - “MAD Lions looked like they could've challenged Astralis” 48:35 - Last-minute changes in DreamHack Summer NA 51:07 - nitr0 officially out of Liquid 57:10 - AdreN out of Virtus.pro, buster back? Talking practice 1:02:00 - How is team practice approached today 1:09:50 - Tips and tricks used in practice by top teams 1:13:05 - Trying Shadow.GG, talking about tendencies 1:21:00 - Skybox and its applications 1:25:15 - How to review practice? Using coaches and analysts 1:27:57 - Trying ESEA's Refrag - Restrat feature 1:30:58 - blameF on using Refrag to antistrat Vitality 1:38:11 - "This is very time-consuming" - blameF 1:42:45 - Tips for new teams and players Prediction time 1:44:40 - Will we see LANs this year? 1:47:10 - Who will be top-1 of Europe? 1:50:15 - Will there be a roster change in FaZe? 1:53:20 - Will NAVI win the next RMR? Playtime 1:55:00 - How much can blameF LIFT? Workout history 1:59:00 - Role of mindset in success 2:04:20 - “I can’t get burned out, I was watching demos for the whole break” - blameF 2:06:50 - blameF on how to progress as a team HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/StrikerHLTVorg https://twitter.com/Professeur_CS https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/blameFFFFF #HLTVConfirmed #podcast #csgo
02:12:27
August 5, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S5E1 (feat. 100T jks) | Will there be a LAN in 2020? jks is "keen to go", talks NA offers & Liquid
Justin "jks" Savage joined HLTV Confirmed to discuss recent roster news, including nitr0's departure from Liquid, opened up about his development as a player and 100 Thieves' coaching change, and the chances of LANs, particularly Pro League and the Major, happening this year. The Australian is wary of the dangers the pandemic presents, but also admits that he would enjoy going to Europe where he could play against more different teams. He also touched on offers from other teams and his expectations at upcoming tournaments. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺  Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 - Podcast intro Hotseat with jks 2:10 - SPUNJ and jks talk about Aussie legends 4:35 - Why was 100T underperforming at the end of last season? 7:40 - Were 100T playing from bootcamp and did the lockdown help them? 11:00 - jks: "A week before the change it was getting to a boiling point" 15:40 - jks explains "not doing VOD reviews with kassad" 17:20 - Setting up a routine for good individual form 21:30 - "I said 'f*ck it' and stopped caring" - jks about confidence and NAF 23:51 - Expectation for the second half of 2020 Recent news 29:45 - What does the nitr0 - grim change mean for Liquid 35:56 - Professeur: “nitr0 is a good player, but has nothing to do in Liquid anymore” 39:25 - Where could nitr0 go? Gen.G? EG? 43:10 - Lekr0 dumps MAD Lions 46:05 - Kjarbye leaves North - where to? 49:27 - ALEX to FaZe $600,000 rumor 56:57 - mithR joins Renegades, outlook for the Aussies? Best news of 2020 so far 1:04:40 - Thinking of good news in 2020 1:13:20 - Ranking the news into top-3 DreamHack Summer  1:16:00 - First test for NA top teams 1:19:20 - 100T's historical issues playing Liquid 1:26:30 - Reviewing the European league Rest of 2020 1:35:30 - Cologne online, SPUNJ talks about TO budgets 1:36:30 - Would jks travel to Europe? 1:40:30 - How important is "online Cologne" to a player? 1:45:20 - Pro League/Major chances of happening? 1:50:30 - What is stopping us from running a LAN? Playtime 1:53:53 - BREAKING: Astralis in talks with Mad Lions over Bubzkji 1:59:55 - Viewer questions: jks confirms getting big NA offers 2:04:25 - jks remembering funny moments with SPUNJ 2:09:00 - How did CS change over the past years? HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as GeT_RiGhT, device, Maniac, Pimp, YNk, JW, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/StrikerHLTVorg https://twitter.com/Professeur_CS https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/100Tjks
02:14:44
July 31, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E22 | device gives opinion on expanded Astralis roster, talks gla1ve & Xyp9x return
Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed Timestamps: 00:00 Podcast intro Hotseat with device 2:47 - device on the situation in Astralis 4:40 - How did the events in 2020 affect the device’s team?  7:35 - How to know if a player (gla1ve) needs to take a break? 9:30 - Was the initial 2020 calendar easier comparing with previous years? 11:30 - Did Astralis recover from 2019 travel and competition?  13:33 - Decision to sign es3tag 16:00 - device's honest opinion on the extended roster 18:17 - Pros and cons of just five players vs. expanded roster 20:55 - Was device at the point of needing a break? 25:00 - Playing with JUGi and Snappi, DH & BLAST 28:43 - device on community pressure, Twitter comments 30:50 - device dismisses player contract requiring 37-48 hours per week 35:05 - Who decides the roster shuffles in Astralis? Recent news:  38:00 - Update to Dust2 45:20 - Teams handed ownership conflict ultimatum 50:05 - Snappi to c0ntact 55:18 - BIG win DreamHack Masters BLAST Premier 1:01:25 - Evil Geniuses, Complexity surprise with wins 1:08:01 - device talks about mentality  1:11:30 - FaZe’s 3rd-place mental block 1:17:37 - Learning new things from the upcoming stars (Maka, farlig) 1:21:25 - SPUNJ’s emotional speech on the MIBR - FURIA controversy 1:29:35 - Players’ involvement in the decisions on the rules 1:34:35 - “We all need to be more responsible at how we use Social Media” - SPUNJ World ranking 1:36:50 - Striker explains why the ranking looks the way it does 1:41:20 - Are HLTV rankings a driving force for Astralis?  RMR Summer 1:44:50 - Upsets in cs_summit 6 qualifier; is the current qualifier concept viable?  1:50:20 - Striker talks about potential Major Qual. system abuse  Playtime 1:53:25 - The key to Astralis’ online success 1:56:25 - device on excusing losses to formats  1:58:05 - “When will gla1ve and Xyp9x return. They will return, right.....?”
02:00:53
June 23, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E21 | smooya talks top team offer, experience w/ 100T, TIGER situation, burnout
➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv Timestamps: 0:00 Hotseat with smooya 3:18 - Playing with steel in Chaos 7:12 - Is steel still invested in the game? 8:52 - What was smooya up to during the coronavirus? 12:25 - smooya's offers: Sprout and a top12 team 14:35 - Current situation with TIGER Recent news 18:05 - ImAPet joins 100 Thieves 22:11 - smooya’s experience with kassad and 100T 24:16 - Sharing opinions on ImAPet as a coach 28:28 - Gratisfaction’s role in 100T 32:18 - Xyp9x takes leave, Astralis bring in Snappi 38:10 - CS without breaks 48:40 - 5+ players roster 52:00 - Would smooya be a backup player? 54:44 - Maikelele's ugly breakup with GODSENT 1:00:13 - The origins of the story, looking into the tweetlongers  1:08:40 - HECTOz completes Copenhagen Flames MR12 playtest 1:12:50 - SPUNJ starts MR12 talk 1:15:30 - Thoughts on the Gamers Without Borders matches and MR12 viability 1:24:25 - Is BO3 too long for a player nowadays? Dreamhack & BLAST 1:32:20 - DH Masters: Can FURIA win it? 1:44:40 - BLAST Showdown: who will make it through? 1:47:10 - Ties, round-robin groups viability 1:54:30 - Are we spoiled with ‘good’ formats? Playtime 1:58:10 - SPUNJ on keeping up with personal level as an observer 2:03:30 - Visualizing step sounds (learning from Valorant!) 2:05:50 - Final words
02:07:36
June 3, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4 EP20 | Rostermania: olofmeister steps down, Liquid swap IGL, TaZ & NEO new project
➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv 0:00 Recent news 3:40 - Stewie2K takes over as Liquid IGL 10:45 - “If you’re taking thing seriously, and one of your teammates isn’t, it’s gonna lead to the changes eventually” - Striker on the roster changes 13:25 - Is Stewie the right guy to call?  15:55 - Making NA dream team  20:00 - DH Masters: mouz struggling 25:15 - The reasons behind the team’s performance downfall First impressions on roster changes 33:00 - JUGi in Astralis 38:00 - “What is the point… What is anything at this point?” - Professeur on Astralis roster 40:35 - Kristou with North 45:50 - trk on MIBR Confirmed, but unseen changes 50:40 - hampus replaces Lekr0 on NiP 58:20 - olofmeister takes a break, Bymas jumps in 1:03:00 - Will olofmeister come back? To be a part of a six-man roster? 1:12:10 - Farlig on GODSENT, Maikelele benched 1:22:35 - buster takes break, YEKINDAR joins VP 1:27:20 - NEO, TaZ reunite Rumors and reports 1:31:10 - smooya, Snappi to TIGER 1:35:00 - ALEX ponders return Rankings time 1:37:40 - Ranking the roster changes that happened 1:45:00 - Top 3 changes we would do right now 1:50:00 - Getting ZywOo and s1mple on the rifle?  2:00:40 - Picking the top-3
02:04:21
May 25, 2020
HLTV Confirmed: Gamechanger special | Can we shorten maps (MR12), change pistols, & fix CS economy?
In a special episode of the HLTV Confirmed podcast, we delve deep into the current CS:GO competitive format, examine its potential flaws and explore solutions for issues such as map length, the coin-flip nature of pistol rounds, and the comeback mechanic within the new economy. SPUNJ presents his ideas on overtime, while Rejin chips in with mouz's experience with the latest changes. HLTV Confirmed: Gamechanger is the first of a series of in-depth shows focused on theorycrafting and further improving CS:GO. ➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv Timestamps: 3:20 How long does a CS:GO map take? 8:40 Argument against long matches by Rejin 12:00 Viability of BO1s in early stages 16:45 What do casual CS:GO viewers want? 19:12 Fixing the double freezetime mechanic 25:00 How long should a map last? 30:00 Rejin's idea for OT only on map 3 39:00 The effects of the new economy 47:30 Why are we talking about MR12? 55:10 MR12 kills the "Blue Shell" mechanic 58:00 Tweaking the old economy for MR12 1:02:00 "Pistol rounds are a coin-flip" argument 1:07:10 Potential changes to pistol rounds 1:15:30 SPUNJ: "Maps should be CT sided" 1:18:20 MR12 won't shrink the playbook 1:22:00 Drawing conclusions from first half of the show 1:31:00 What's the best overtime format? 1:38:00 Tennis-style overtime in CS:GO 1:44:50 How many tournaments should a team play? 1:54:00 Hunting rankings and burnout 2:00:00 "Make the tournament 2-3 weeks, but give players time off" - Rejin
02:05:08
May 19, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E18 | pronax talks fnatic glory days, FaZe trial, relaunching GODSENT, and VALORANT
➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed Timestamps: 0:00 Introduction Hotseat with pronax 3:20 - Reading pronax biography 4:40 - What does pronax do now?  5:58 - What’s pronax role in the team?  7:55 - Looking back at the history of initial GODSENT 10:45 - Rebooting GODSENT 16:20 - How much does being a CS legend help pronax’s business?  19:25 - Book recommendation by pronax 20:40 - History of the GODSENT’s CS:GO squad 23:35 - kRYSTAL’s role as IGL 26:20 - How did pronax know that it was time to retire? 29:35 - Why pronax decided to not pursue coaching? 34:18 - Did pronax trial for FaZe? 36:45 - Has the game accelerated in terms of individual plays?   VALORANT effect 38:50 - pronax shares his opinion on VALORANT 40:20 - Who has switched to the game and why?  49:50 - How does GODSENT look at VALORANT? 53:30 - VALORANT as a chance for those who are not able to compete in CS 55:20 - The business reasons for mostly American players quitting Recent news 59:20 - Astralis to sign JUGi and go to seven 1:04:25 - pronax’s take on the Astralis’ strategy 1:12:55 - MIBR gave up on meyern 1:16:55 - Is it hard to remain at the top?  1:21:40 - Dilemma of a team dropped from being top-1 1:24:45 - HUNDEN join Heroic 1:31:00 - SPUNJ on how online affects the scene 1:36:23 - Touching on why pronax hasn’t tried being an analyst ESL One: Road to Rio 1:39:42 - Addressing round-robin issues 1:45:40 - Reviewing RMR system 1:53:40 - The 20% points loss rule and reasons behind it
02:00:12
May 12, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E17 (feat. North MSL) | How did MSL find form with the AWP? What should change in the CS:GO map pool?
Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 0:00 Hotseat with MSL 1:47 - Welcoming MSL 3:00 - Running through the MSL’s history at Rogue and OpTic 7:11 - What were MSL’s goals in NA and what MSL experienced there 9:20 - MSL talks about rejoining North 12:40 - The role of the performance coach in the game 14:37 - MSL on AWPing  17:55 - MSL about device, acoR, and JUGi and their applications in the game 20:49 - MSL’s approach to using a coach 26:40 - North’s results at EPL and Road to Rio Recent news 29:27 - Major coaching rule vote 32:30 - Is bigger involvement of coaches an issue? 34:40 - SicK retires from competitive play 38:50 - ENCE add Jamppi as sixth 40:10 - 6-man rosters - do they make any sense? 42:05 - Conflict of interest ruling 47:50 - SPUNJ smashes Valve for throwing TOs under the bus Danish scene 49:57 - What is the Danish secret to success?  54:42 - Does a high recognition level among the general population of Denmark play a role?  56:47 - Danish scene power rankings 1:00:45 - What’s the potential for HUNDEN? Smarter than the Twitch chat quiz 1:02:24 - MSL vs. the Twitch chat Map pool 1:09:40 - MSL’s take on the map pool 1:11:40 - Discussing Dust 2 1:17:00 - Which map should be removed from the map pool?  1:21:00 - Which map should be brought to the map pool? Discussing Cobblestone Playtime 1:29:45 - FPL drama 1:35:34 - MSL about sports psychologist 1:37:35 - What does North need to become championship contender?  1:41:12 - MSL on salary speculations  1:45:04 - Why are mousesports dropping off? 1:51:00 - Some last words from MSL
01:52:33
April 28, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E16 (feat. daps) | Is Valve doing a good job with updates? daps talks NRG kick and EG changes
Gen.G in-game leader Damian "daps" Steele joined the HLTV Confirmed podcast to talk about the recent updates to CS:GO, Valve's relationship with the game and how the coronavirus has affected North American Counter-Strike. The tenured leader also spoke about his removal from NRG, the relationship with tarik and stanislaw, as well as the coach change in Evil Geniuses, as they replaced ImAPet with zews. Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed
02:04:47
April 19, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E15 (ft. G2 maLeK, bleh) | Effect of SG nerf on teams, EU to dominate CS after corona?
➡️ Connect with us: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv Timestamps: 0:26 - Welcoming issues and sharing corona experiences Hotseat with maLeK 1:57 - Introducing maLeK 3:07 - maLeK’s origins in Counter-Strike 4:42 - maLek's experience as a butler for royal families 6:09 - Who did maLeK play with during the Source times? 8:00 - What coaching means to maLeK? 10:00 - Transition to the international roster 11:55 - Working with ocelote - how is it? 14:25 - “When we’re rolling, there’s not even one percent problem with English” - maLeK 19:22 - Talking notorious "Bambolero" and other terms 21:40 - Talking about G2’s EPL results 24:14 - maLeK on his team’s preparation  Recent news 26:35 - Evil Geniuses: -ImAPet +zews 30:50 - maLeK’s take on the conflict in EG 38:20 - Heroic changes 41:46 - Weapon balance: AUG is back, Krieg is dead? 44:30 - “Why did they wait so long to destroy SG?” - Professeur 47:40 - Is FAMAS actually usable? 49:35 - Talking about Tec-9 and Revolver 52:17 - Who will suffer the most from the weapon change?  58:10 - Discussing Deagle’s new jumpshot capabilities EPL and the online play 1:02:12 - Talking about the NA season results 1:05:50 - maLeK on issues of working online 1:08:30 - Will EU teams dominate when corona is no more? 1:11:11 - “This is like a reset button for the teams” - maLeK on the lockdown 1:17:20 - Discussing Astralis’ 6-man roster move 1:22:09 - maLeK vs. Twitch chat Major changes 1:29:00 - Striker explains what happened 1:35:40 - maLeK shares his opinion on the changes 1:38:33 - Winners and losers of the changes Playtime 1:47:47 - How HLTV ranking is adjusting to the move to online play? 1:51:10 - Does Scream have a chance to come back? 1:52:50 - Where could ImAPet go? 
01:59:11
April 12, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E14 (ft. mouz Rejin) | How will Astralis use es3tag? Are 6-man rosters the future?
https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed/ Hotseat with Rejin 1:35 - Reflecting on IEM Katowice results 3:54 - What’s different between mousesports before and now? 6:04 - Rejin on preparing for EPL 8:03 - Having a roster where everyone can show up vs. a superstar-based team? 10:40 - Who’s gonna be an upset in EPL? 12:20 - Are there any teams that will benefit from more online? Recent news 14:59 - Heroic-FPX situation 18:45 - Striker: “you’ve put 4 million dollars into CS and you allowed this to happen” 26:47 - Major postponed to November 32:00 - AdreN takes over as VP captain 40:36 - GamerLegion add coach, disband Six-man roster 45:11 - Discussing Astralis’ move to sign es3tag as 6th player 56:32 - Why six-man roster didn’t work in the past? EPL Season 11 1:07:47 - Impressions of Vitality with misutaaa 1:10:47 - Rejin on his experience of standing in and having a near-zero rating 1:14:51 - Astralis, Na’Vi recover after slow starts 1:23:04 - Who will top group C of EPL Europe? 1:30:40 - Professeur, BanKs, and Striker predict the team topping group C Good, Bad, Ugly 1:33:55 - Ugly: FPX debacle, production issues 1:39:27 - Bad: Stand-ins galore 1:41:50 - Good: Banter, MAD Lions & MIBR deliver 1:42:08 - Talking about the removal of HUNDEN 1:45:21 - Rejin on if AcilioN can improve MAD Lions Playtime 1:49:03 - Will the meta change due to more online CS and less events? 1:52:48 - Question: why is chrisJ better than s1mple? 1:53:50 - Question: what’s the difference in coaching Tricked and coaching mousesports? 1:59:15 - Rejin shows mousesports bootcamp schedule 2:03:10 - Does chrisJ help out with in-game leading?
02:07:25
March 26, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E13 | kassad talks 100T future, former players NiKo & nexa, and how to beat ZywOo
https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed Timestamps: Hotseat with kassad 1:06 - Introducing kassad 1:40 - What do 100 Thieves do in LA?  2:42 - kassad on working on his team’s mentality 6:51 - Is there a specific goal to remain at the top? 7:56 - Is CS becoming more individualistic?  9:54 - Do 100 Thieves specifically prepare to face star players like ZywOo? 11:48 - How kassad started coaching and how his style has changed over time? 15:10 - What’s the outlook for kassad for 2020? 16:15 - What makes a good coach? 18:30 - How much does confidence matter?  19:30 - Were there any instances of potential rosters on the table? Recent news 23:25 - MAD Lions bench HUNDEN 25:17 - “Something doesn’t add up” - kassad on HUNDEN’s situation 31:30 - AcilioN replacing HUNDEN. Is it good or bad?  36:07 - ALEX steps down from Vitality 43:50 - “I’m afraid that he made the wrong decision” - kassad 47:51 - AGO sign seventh player Minors 51:00 - Overviewing the Minors 52:41 - Talking Europe Minor 54:18 - Surprises in the European Minor lineup 1:03:33 - Changes in the teams that didn't qualify? EPL S11: Groups A and B 1:07:00 - EPL format and team list 1:09:45 - Group A: will Astralis prevail? 1:12:57 - Group B: will Na’Vi keep their pace? 1:17:40 - Talking EPL’s continuous LAN format 1:20:00 - Predicting the teams to top groups A & B FLASHPOINT 1:24:40 - Team lineup still not finalized (but known?) 1:26:26 - Talking FLASHPOINT’s format and lineup  1:31:28 - The buy-in aspect Playtime 1:39:25 - kassad on his fellow Serbian nexa playing in G2 1:41:26 - Can any player eventually become an IGL? 1:44:34 - Is it a problem for star player like NiKo to explain his view as an IGL? 1:46:10 - Economy, krieg, schedule, booths, Valve - good or bad? 1:52:07 - The final words from kassad
01:55:09
March 11, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S04E12 (ft. Nomad) | Can Na`Vi dominate in 2020? Coronavirus to impact more events?
Follow the show: ➡️https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed Timestamps: BO$$ Talk with Nomad 2:27 - What is Better Collective and what is the deal about?  3:40 - Does it mean HLTV will have more resources to develop? 5:38 - “They didn’t buy because they wanted to change something.” - Nomad 8:45 - “We’re 100% in control of this company” - Nomad addressing the concerns 9:42 - Is expanding to more games on the table? 12:33 - What’s coming up for HLTV? 14:13 - Will there be an open API for HLTV? 15:30 - Nomad addressing concerns of the potential removal of the forums 17:00 - Is a unified ranking possible? 19:19 - Nomad vs. Twitch chat 24:32 - Final words from Nomad  Recent news 25:45 - swag quits competitive CS:GO 28:32 - "Keeping them banned serves as a reminder" - SPUNJ 30:07 - Gen.G win DH Anaheim 37:15 - Minor change in AWP Good, Bad, and Ugly 40:40 - Ugly: The crowd less spectacle 42:46 - How it was watching the event without viewers? 50:00 - Ugly: what more can ZywOo do? 54:00 - Striker: “Vitality never had a second star to ZyWoo” 59:00 - Good: The Na’Vi we have all been waiting for? 1:12:31 - Good: fnatic are rust-resistant 1:16:00 - Good: G2 and FaZe finding form 1:22:22 - Discussing the teams in the race for top-5 1:31:35 - Bad: mousesports stumble at the key event 1:35:00 - Bad: worrying signs for Astralis, Liquid and EG? Playtime 1:39:00 - Discussing the bracket for the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier 1:42:40 - FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier projections 1:47:00 - The long-term impact of coronavirus on CS Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/StrikerHLTVorg https://twitter.com/Professeur_CS https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/nomadhltvorg
01:53:37
March 3, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S04E11 (ft. NBK) | Will mouz be #1 after Katowice, how international team communication works
➡️ Get notified about the show: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv Timestamps: 1:10 - Introducing NBK 1:57 - Is Counter-Strike now different to what it used to be? 5:10 - What is the time frame for a team to succeed?  7:22 - NBK- explains how three big discussions after ICE developed OG 9:15 - NBK- plays down the "international team communication issues" theory 11:55 - A few rules of OG approaching the game 13:55 - What is NBK’s view on in-game leadership issue?  17:10 - The reasons behind poor performance of Astralis and other teams at BLAST 19:00 - OG’s agenda for the first half of the year 20:50 - Aleksib’s role in the team Recent news 25:42 - “Crowd cheating” measures from Katowice 31:38 - “Fuck yeah!” - NBK on whether there should be info contamination by audience 35:35 - Complexity and GamerLegion fail Minor Qualifier 42:15 - c0ntact in talks with AcilioN? 45:44 - EPL, FLASHPOINT schedule and format - what is better DreamHack Open Anaheim 56:37 - Who is most desperate for the DreamHack Anaheim win? 1:06:18 - Which squad is going to win and who will be the best long-term?  Smarter than Twitch chat 1:08:25 - NBK vs. the Twitch chat IEM Katowice 1:16:30 - NBK on why he thinks IEM Katowice is a great event 1:19:10 - Will mouz win the event and become the world #1 team?  1:23:17 - Are EG and Liquid still in the trophy discussion? 1:30:20 - Which top 10 team will flop? 1:36:00 - Dark horses to make playoffs 1:42:15 - Who will make top-6? Playtime 1:51:40 - Should player contracts be public? 1:55:00 - NBK shares his own perspective  1:59:00 - What could be improved in the transfer practices? 2:04:30 - The last few words from NBK
02:06:49
February 22, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E10 | Fifflaren on NiP retirement, coaching Dignitas, (un)realistic expectations
➡️ https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast (Spotify, iTunes, Google): https://anchor.fm/hltv Timestamps: 1:17 - Introducing Fifflaren 1:57 - Being a coach located in the US while the team is in Europe - how it is? 3:25 - How life has changed after Fifflaren’s retirement and how he ended up becoming Dignitas’ coach 8:13 - The story behind the old NiP roster reunion 15:59 - Fifflaren’s take on what has changed in the game since he left 17:43 - Dignitas’s results so far 22:05 - What are Fifflaren’s expectations from Dignitas 23:55 - Why hallzerk is going to work as team’s fifth? 28:00 - Will Fifflaren stay with the organization or the team if they happen to part ways? 29:27 - What it means being a coach and general manager at the same time? FLASHPOINT 32:21 - Fifflaren’s first impression on FLASHPOINT 37:34 - “No one is making money” - Fifflaren on the issue of leagues’ financial sustainability 44:02 - “Everyone is trying to work out what’s the best model is” - SPUNJ 50:25 - How the concept of a $100,000 fine for being out of the top will affect the scene? 58:56 - Will the team owned league solve the issues the current tournaments have? 1:02:00 - The issues of the content quality 1:06:40 - SPUNJ responds to the community outcry  1:09:49 - Explaining the FLASHPOINT format 1:15:30 - Sharing opinions on the format 1:20:17 - Ex6tenZ, SmithZz retire 1:27:35 - mithR, Jumpy joins North 1:34:20 - Virtus.pro looking at n0rb3r7 1:40:00 - Good: Awakening of the Juggernaut 1:45:25 - Good: The Na’Vi we’ve been waiting for? 1:54:40 - Bad: Astralis in slumber 2:02:00 - Ugly: Vitality without peak ZywOo 2:14:50 - Talking about IEM Melbourne 2020 2:19:00 - Fifflaren on the dealing with toughness of schedule
02:31:39
February 12, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E9 (ft. ESL Carmac, Vitality apEX) | ESL Pro League changes, Vitality 2020 expectations
Connect with us: @HLTVconfirmed Timestamps: 1:10 - Introducing Carmac 1:54 - Carmac sharing his history 3:20 - Explaining the EPL format 5:50 - Carmac on the reasons behind the changes in the format 8:09 - Are the changes caused by the "B Site"? 10:31 - Carmac talks about the business side of making a league 17:13 - What is the way ESL makes CS:GO events profitable? 24:16 - "If we had a complete monopoly ... , we would probably be, in relative terms, bathing in money" - Carmac 25:52 - When was the decision on the current format made? 28:41 - Why the changes in EPL happened with short notice comparing with Pro Tour? 31:25 - Carmac on the published graphic with teams and the negotiations rumors 35:07 - How the Member Teams are decided? 41:40 - How many teams will be partnered?  44:14 - How being a Member Team affects team's ESL ranking? 48:43 - Carmac's view on the Valve's Major ranking events 51:49 - Are the newly scheduled tournaments going to affect ESL events? 53:04 - What ESL is preparing for the Rio Major? 57:00 - How fast the tickets got sold?  58:00 - The last few words from Carmac and from the panel 1:00:18 - Introducing apEX  1:01:00 - Was removal of NBK tough decision to make?  1:02:20 - What was the biggest takeaway for apEX about 2019? 1:03:25 - Was there a clash in Vitality about a loss on the last Major? 1:04:56 - apEX talks about the motivation behind running own YouTube channel 1:06:10 - How important personal brand should be for young players? 1:07:47 - The goals of Vitality for the first months of 2020 1:10:15 - Who has the most potential to improve as fire power in the team? 1:11:30 - apEX on Dignitas being inspired by Vitality 1:12:22 - Why it's not possible to play a single role in CS:GO anymore? 1:15:38 - apEX's thoughts on the Major changes Recent news 1:17:57 - apEX shares his opinion on the map update 1:19:40 - Are the changes positive? 1:21:50 - "From my personal view, at least, it's not changing much" - apEX on practicing on the updated maps 1:22:30 - "I'm confused why Valve are giving T's more things to do" - Striker 1:25:30 - "I think for me Mirage is T-sided map" - apEX 1:27:50 - apEX's view on Krieg and the overall gun situation in the game 1:29:18 - apEX on the economy changes 1:30:57 - Heretics invited to EU Minor Closed Qualifier 1:33:40 - Discussing the participants of EU Minor Closed Qualifier 1:36:02 - BIG, Dignitas run the Open Qualifier gauntlet 1:41:50 - ENCE's failure at ICE Challenge 2020 1:46:20 - "Objectively, [ENCE] were already on the downturn" - Professeur 1:49:55 - Reviewing Sergej's stats 1:53:37 - NBK-'s debut with OG 1:56:43 - NBK- calling the CT sides - can it be the issue? 1:59:33 - What is the highest peak of OG we will see? 2:04:01 - Is FaZe a contender at BLAST Premier? 2:07:47 - Vitality's group of death at BLAST 2:11:00 - Is it important to have a lot of official matches before going to bigger tournaments? 2:12:37 - Closing thoughtso lose a single map in his group? 1:12:37 - Closing thoughts
02:14:07
February 4, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E8 (ft. Semmler) | B site explained, ESL Pro League updates, BLAST Premier kick-off
Follow the show on Twitter for updates: @HLTVconfirmed The discussion about CS:GO leagues continues with guest Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat, a spokesperson for B Site, with topics ranging from the business side of things (revenue share, sustainability, inflation) to how it will affect the Counter-Strike played and the viewers. The podcasts' panel also talks about ESL's PR blunder while downsizing Pro League, and looks at which teams are affected. Wrapping up the HLTV Confirmed episode is talk about the recently finished DreamHack Open Leipzig and the upcoming BLAST Premier group stage. Timestamps 1:25 - Introducing Semmler 2:05 - Semmler on his return to CS:GO 2:57 - The difference between working on Overwatch League and CS:GO events 4:29 - What Overwatch League experienced gave to Semmler? 5:50 - Did Semmler always want to come back to CS:GO? 7:24 - What role in the broadcast Semmler is going to pursue? 9:56 - Semmler’s opinion on the changes that happened in the game 13:42 - Striker explains BLAST’s format  14:28 - How absence of mousesports and fnatic will affect BLAST Premier Spring 15:53 - Will BLAST set the tone for the season?  17:34 - SPUNJ shares some insights on the BLAST scheduling 18:58 - How important is BLAST in the 2020 schedule? 21:18 - Will the single organizer prevail in CS:GO? 25:30 - Discussing Group A of BLAST 27:14 - “I’m calling this right now: nawwk should be the primary AWP of NiP” - Striker 30:04 - Can MIBR return to the CS:GO elite? 33:33 - What does Semmler becoming the spokesperson for B Site mean? 37:50 - Semmler comments on lack of information about B Site 42:42 - How B Site is going to make money? 44:46 - Will the teams be able to return their massive investments for participating in B Site? 47:48 - How the teams who bought the franchise and who qualified will coexist within the model?  52:01 - What happens if B Site won’t get top teams right away? 55:55 - Do leagues in CS:GO work at all? 1:06:24 - What is known about B Site’s format now 1:08:48 - Few last questions for Semmler 1:13:02 - SPUNJ vs. Twitch chat 1:22:45 - Striker explains ESL Pro League drama 1:25:17 - ESL is trying to make the format more profitable. Is it good or bad? 1:29:20 - SPUNJ gives insight on the Oceanic teams 1:32:41 - Uncertainty with EPL Relegation system 1:36:02 - Announcing invited teams that are not confirmed - good or bad? 1:42:44 - Discussing the released list of the teams 1:48:22 - ESL’s apology - does it help? 1:54:04 - What power does CSPPA have? 1:59:58 - Prof: "CSPPA as an entity should watch out for this" 2:01:30 - SPUNJ: "We are already doing too much for players" 2:05:10 - Another full-on SPUNJ rant 2:14:40 - Good, Bad, Ugly: DreamHack Leipzig 2:14:50 - Good: BIG triumph with the new lineup 2:19:50 - Bad: No Danes in the final 2:26:57 - Ugly: Virtus.pro keep flunking
02:35:04
January 28, 2020
League warfare (ESL vs. B-site vs. BLAST), Major changes & 2020 schedule issues | HLTV Confirmed E4E7 (ft. FaZe YNk)
Follow the show on Twitter and give us feedback twitter.com/hltvconfirmed Timestamps Hotseat with YNk 1:26 — Welcoming YNk 2:09 — Plans for 2020 3:32 — The effect of victory at BLAST Pro Series 2019 and reflection on other results of the last year 5:14 — YNk on the consistency issues of FaZe 7:42 — What should we expect from broky? 9:32 — How the team change changed coldzera’s role and play style 11:57 — How CS:GO has changed in the last few years  14:38 — CS:GO at the moment: what is the number one issue? 16:23 — Sponsors’ hesitance about entering the CS:GO events sponsorship market  Recent News 18:20 — NiP ‘13 reunion confirmed under Dignitas 20:19 — SPUNJ desperately trying to get insight from YNk on the new Dignitas roster performance 21:28 — Pointing out the negatives of the new Dignitas roster 26:52 — nawwk to NiP as second AWP 28:52 — YNk talks about nawwk as a player and NiP’s decision to get him  31:03 — MSL returns to North 34:20 — Complexity in EU Minor after all 36:50 — Na’Vi can’t get anyone League warfare 39:57 — The clash of ESL, Plan B, and BLAST 40:50 — How did BLAST get away without clashes? 45:45 — SPUNJ: "BLAST's message is always 'Let's make this work' " 47:55 — YNk: "mouz is not one of the teams that has an insane following if they don't have results, unlike MIBR, Cloud9, even FaZe" 51:10 — Which teams are in B-site? 53:40 — SPUNJ on ELEAGUE and B-site similarities 57:00 — YNk: "There is not enough information on either of the leagues" 58:42 — Professeur: "The top 30-40 teams have no idea what to play for in 2020" 59:40 — ESL Pro League change from 40 to 24 teams 1:01:00 — ENCE pulling out of MDL to be invited to Pro League 1:02:10 — Is ESL winning the League War? 1:07:40 — Is CS:GO going to be better in 2020? 1:12:16 — YNk vs. the Twitch chat The Major changes 1:19:25 — The changes in the Major qualifier system 1:19:30 — Striker explains the changes in essence 1:21:01 — No more guaranteed spots at the next Major for Top-8. Is it positive? 1:22:12 — Tight event schedule for the next season 1:27:05 — YNk: “You spend the year with three weeks off total. This is insane!” 1:29:42 — The questions to the new Major qualifying events.  1:38:29 — The reasons behind Valve’s decision making on the Major changes  Fantasy 1:46:46 — Fantasy: what is on the line at DH Leipzig? 1:55:50 — Fantasy updates The last questions 1:57:24 — Dealing with big players in MIBR and FaZe as coach 1:59:20 — Revelations of YNk from switching to coaching after being an analyst 2:01:42 — Would YNk consider going back to the desk if things don’t work out at coaching?
02:03:51
January 24, 2020
Breaking out of Tier3; Iconic CIS moments & upcoming AWPers | HLTV Confirmed S4E6 (ft. forZe Jerry)
In-game leader of one of the most improved CS:GO teams in 2019, forZe Jerry, joined the HLTV Confirmed podcast to talk about his quest for breaking out of tier 3, the most iconic moments of CIS Counter-Strike, and the upcoming AWPers of the CIS region. The episode was recorded before the report about Na`Vi looking to replace GuardiaN. Timestamps: 0:03:25 Joining first team as DMG in 2016 0:07:20 How is it possible to get from DMG to a Major in such a short time? 0:09:50 Finalizing forZe roster with FL1T, xsepower, facecrack and almazer 0:15:10 (CIS) IGLs that influenced Jerry 0:21:10 Goals for 2020? Recent news: 00:25:00 CR4ZY agree on team sale 00:29:30 smooya joins CHAOS 00:33:02 TYLOO add xeta 00:35:32 TSM to build around WARDELL 00:39:30 Envy changes 00:41:02 Bulding the best Polish team 00:44:44 Jerry vs. Twitch chat 00:52:10 The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Katowice and Leipzig qualifiers Cloud9, FaZe, MAD Lions qualify Complexity, ENCE can't make it through lack of streams 00:57:15 Jerry explains xsepower's surgery  01:18:30 Historic CIS CS:GO moments 01:20:10 Importance of Vega's win over NiP 01:32:00 Jerry: "CIS people think they are better than everyone" 01:34:00 ordering the best from 1-3 01:36:00 Why are CIS players getting kicked from FPL? 01:39:30 NaVi Junior vs Gambit Youngsters 01:45:00 How do xsepower, jame, iDISBALANCE, sh1ro, Gospadarov match up 01:50:45 Jerry's thoughts on the idea putting him on Na`Vi instead of GuardiaN
01:55:08
January 17, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S04E05 (ft. EG ImAPeT) | Biggest blunders & ranking rebrands; Top 20 players of 2019?
Chet "ImAPet" Singh joins the HLTV Confirmed podcast to discuss the Top 20 players of 2019, the worst rebrands and roster changes, as well as his path as a coach from CLG, OpTic, NRG to EG. ➡️https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast: https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as GeT_RiGhT, Maniac, Pimp, YNk, STYKO, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. Timestamps: 2:40 Evil Geniuses on break until February 3:50 Why "ImAPet"? 6:50 ImAPet: "I think I was trash at what I was doing back in CLG" 10:00 Keys to NRG/EG success in 2019? 14:40 Contrasting working with daps and stanislaw 19:00 Getting recognition as a coach 23:30 ImAPet: "We are going to beat mouz this year" Roster changes 25:50 BIG adding k1to and syrsoN 27:40 Sprout add dycha and oskar 31:10 Cloud9 picking up ATK 34:08 NEO to ARCY 34:40 SPUNJ's idea for a WWE-style veteran league (better than B site?) 36:10 david "big p" p outplaying Heretics 40:00 Who's on LDLC? 41:25 NaTo, HS to Nordavind 43:15 Hatz is agreat addition to Renegades 45:00 ImAPet: "Renegades (ex-grayhound) are the EG of Australia" 45:30 pita shouldn't taking the fall for NiP? 50:00 Top3 worst things of 2019 51:40 Striker doesn't know what a Blue Shell is 53:40 BLAST LA experience for players 54:50 iBUYPOWER Masters 55:15 Charleroi singing and sniper cam 56:20 zews leaving Liquid before their best year 59:00 Sports mode introduction 1:01:00 G2's blunders 1:07:00 Picking the best three 1:08:30 "AUG meta was fine" 1:10:40 Twich chat vs. ImAPet 1:18:30 ImAPet: "2020 is going to be better scheduling wise, but still not ideal" 1:21:00 Who is going to win the next Major? 1:24:10 If Astralis get upset, which team is going to snake their way to a Major win? 1:28:30 Who is going to be the dark horse of next year? 1:32:20 Everyone except ImAPet feels an EG-Liquid shuffle 1:34:00 Are ENCE going to change? ZOREE was an option for OG? 1:37:05 What maps are going to be changed? 1:43:35 Why are rebrands happening? 1:50:00 Complexity wasn't that bad 1:59:50 Ranking them from best to worst 2:03:29 Top 20 list announcements 2:06:00 Striker: KSCERATO IS NOT IN THE TOP 20 2:11:05 Prof being tilted by people not understanding how the list is made 2:14:30 EliGE could outplace s1mple this year 2:17:00 ImAPet's issues with the current economy 2:27:21 What would we do to make the economy better? 2:29:55 SPUNJ's closing life tips Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/StrikerHLTVorg https://twitter.com/Professeur_CS https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/devilwalkcsgod
02:30:40
January 10, 2020
HLTV Confirmed S4E4 (ft. Devilwalk) | Liquid & NA best year; ZywOo GOAT, not s1mple?
Devilwalk joins the HLTV Confirmed podcast to talk about the best things that happened in CS:GO in 2019, the ZywOo vs. s1mple GOAT and TOP20 race, Liquid's era as well as personal experiences of coaching GODSENT and fnatic.  ➡️https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 📺 Join the discussion and watch live: https://twitch.tv/HLTVorg 🎧 Listen to audio podcast: https://anchor.fm/hltv HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as GeT_RiGhT, Maniac, Pimp, YNk, STYKO, smooya, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike. Timestamps: 1:45 Why is Devilwalk an "angry c*nt"? 4:25 Coaching fnatic vs. coaching GODSENT 9:19 kRYSTAL - HUNDEN similarities, kRYSTAL as an IGL 11:28 Maikele's bad reputation 14:00 Issues of playing with no salary for a year 17:30 Devilwalk: "People thought we were more demanding, salary-wise, than we were" 19:50 Devilwalk: "Pronax thought we had a salary" 21:00 Maden 40-bombing Devilwalk's team twice 23:00 Jamppi benched in SJ. Why? 24:40 Is Jamppi benching himself a good move? 29:00 What is an appropriate way to punish cheaters? 37:25 BIG going back to full German with k1to and syrsoN 42:15 Is oskar's career over? 42:18 Is Devilwalk smarter than Twitch chat? (spoiler: he gets rekt) 59:01 The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: EPICENTER 59:50 ZywOo - the best player in the world? 1:03:00 SPUNJ: "What s1mple and ZywOo do is like Jesus walking across water" 1:07:30 Does Vitality live and die by ZywOo? 1:12:00 Is s1mple's window of being the GOAT closing? 1:16:10 EG in vacation mode and five-man mid push 1:19:20 Struggles of GuardiaN 1:20:40 Striker: "If GuardiaN doesn't improve after the break this wasn't a good move" 1:24:01 Professeur: "Coaches should take responsibility for the shox and GuardiaN signings 1:25:00 shox is stuck in a Happy situation? 1:28:00 Which one player is holding his team down the most? 1:29:00 Brainstorming the Top 3 positive things of the year? 1:32:30 Striker and Prof fighting about mouz 1:34:10 s1mple and ZywOo are Messi and Ronaldo of CS 1:39:00 Best tournament of the year? 1:40:00 Why Liquid dethroning Astralis is important 1:44:10 SPUNJ about HLTV's best addition 1:47:30 How do you compare breakouts of coldzera and ZywOo 1:50:00 Final Top 3 1:51:10 Building superteams 1:53:30 Devilwalk - Danes without Astralis 1:58:04 Striker's NA Superteam 2:03:00 Professeur's Balkan Ballers 2:05:20 Spunj's Baguettes 2:13:20 Wishes for 2020 2:20:30 Devilwalk's thoughts on the proposed Dignitas lineup Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed https://twitter.com/LukasWiinholt https://twitter.com/StrikerHLTVorg https://twitter.com/Professeur_CS https://twitter.com/SPUNJ https://twitter.com/devilwalkcsgod
02:24:18
December 24, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S4E3 (ft. Bubzkji) | CS:GO Podcast
In this episode of the show we talk about the CS:GO landscape in 2020, OG's debut, G2's debacle, and more with guest Bubzkji (MAD Lions, formerly Tricked) and returnee SPUNJ. 00:03:10 Learning more about Bubzkji 00:04:29 Fragsters falling apart due to success 00:08:40 Danish parity stopping a second "super team" from happening 00:09:20 Theorycrafting the second Danish "super team" 00:12:30 Winning V4 and being the MVP 00:14:00 Bubzkji stepping down due to personal issues and respect for dupreeh 00:16:40 The experience of playing with HUNDEN 00:20:35 Peacemaker joining MAD Lions 00:23:33 "NA League" - what we know  00:25:20 How do they avoid the Valve exclusivity rule 00:27:40 "NA League" doesn't have good teams? 00:32:40 SPUNJ: "We won't have as much overlap next year" 00:40:00 Discussing the Devilwalk vs. Maden incident 00:46:55 BLAST 2020 and why fnatic isn't in it 00:57:25 BnTeT getting saved by Gen.G 01:01:05 Renegades targeted BnTeT before signing jkaem 01:02:50 Life tip: don't torrent in Germany 01:03:37 Is the OG project worth the hype? 01:11:37 OG too tactical for an international roster? 01:13:00 Astralis outclassing Liquid again 01:16:20 Liquid and EG to cross pollinate 01:18:20 G2 with an A B S O L U T E  blunder 01:22:20 Prof: "G2 vs mouz was like cadiaN vs Juliano" 01:23:30 How did mouz actually win? 01:26:33 SPUNJ justifying losing to Gold Novas 01:31:30 Looking at EPICENTER 01:33:00 Striker: "Vitality's best chance to win a tournament" 01:36:20 EG not practicing ahead of EPICENTER? 01:39:00 The GuardiaN issue and Na`Vi 01:46:44 Is Bubzkji smarter than Twitch chat? 01:57:30 Drafting a Fantasy team and challenging the viewers
02:16:44
December 17, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S4E2 (ft. k0nfig, vENdetta) | CS:GO Podcast
k0nfig and vENdetta join the HLTV Confirmed podcast to talk joining Complexity, the new OG and Gen.G lineups, issues with crowd cheating and noise cancellation, and more.  Give us feedback and get notified: https://twitter.com/HLTVconfirmed 1:55 Hotchair with k0nfig: move to Complexity, impressions of the team 15:05 Challenge: name all C9 players since the Boston Major 17:48 Gen.G swoop C9 trio 22:15 Gen.G still getting SHiPZ? 30:07 OG unveil roster, top 10 team potential? 37:35 YEA or NAY: oskar instead of mantuu for OG? 39:19 meyern to replace LUCAS1 in MIBR 46:38 Is k0nfig smarter than Twitch chat? 57:25 Worst loss of k0nfig's life 59:12 The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: EPL Finals S10 1:01:07 Analyzing mouz' winning moment over Astralis 1:08:40 Revisiting the €1000 Striker - SPUNJ bet 1:14:50 Does fnatic miss another star player? 1:17:00 gla1ve smashing the desk, showmanship. and k0nfig vs. kennyS 1:18:43 Underwhelming form of EG, G2, FaZe, Liquid 1:26:32 Danes disappoint on home soil 1:30:15 Devil's advocate: Crowd cheating and bringing back booths 1:34:44 k0nfig's near-death confetti experience 1:47:49 Will we see more booths in 2020? 1:50:13 Is BLAST Finals an important tournament and why? 1:55:18 Impressions of broky in FaZe 2:02:05 Who is losing in groups of cs_summit? 2:05:30 blameF ending the show by sending k0nfig to bed
02:07:59
December 10, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S4E1 (ft. JW) | CS:GO Podcast
Timestamps: 2:00 - Recent news: Major in Brazil 7:00 - SMASH to GODSENT 8:15 - Dignitas with hallzerk, f0rest, friberg & Xizt? 12:35 - Tricked getting bought out by a mystery org 14:25 - ESL Pro League poor group seeding 24:00 - The good, the bad, the ugly: latest update 58:00 - Quiz: JW vs. Twitch chat 01:14:15 - The big four battle at ECS 01:40:00 - ECS Fantasy live draft 01:55:10 - Playtime: Assembling the best team from free agents
02:20:50
November 24, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E28 - live from Berlin with guests Martin & Nomad
Topics: Recent news - NiP report - HR disband - fnatic coach change - CR4ZY CEO interview - Windigo transfer list SHiPZ - NoChance to SMASH - Heroic bring back Snappi - ATK and Chaos rumors - vice takes a break - Vega free agents Reflecting on Pick'Ems - Can we still get the diamond? - mouz fall short, FaZe, NiP, MIBR crash out - AVANGAR, CR4ZY impress Uneven bracket - Reminiscent of PGL Krakow - Will the big boys recover? ESL Pro Tour - Step forward or backward for CS? Nomad & Martin - Hear from HLTV.org's founders
02:17:55
September 10, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E27 - New Legends preview with seang@res, Rejin, Pimp
Drafting Fantasy -Pimp, seang@res, Rejin join us for a live draft Challengers: the good -DreamEaters' run -CR4ZY deliver -mousesports dominate Challengers: the bad -Can FURIA survive the failure? -Vitality struggle -Complexity drama New Legends Pick'Em -Working towards a gold trophy... maybe Breaking down New Legends -Will the big teams deliver? Latest news -suNny rumors confirmed -fnatic's new phase -Ancient disband -Heroic sign b0RUP
01:55:10
August 28, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E26 - Previewing the Major with GeT_RiGhT
Player's perspective -How does a pro see the Majors? Let's Pick'Em -GeT_RiGhT lends a hand Fantasy draft -Who will select the best team? Bold Major predictions -Dark horses, surprises and unlikely runs Recent news - EPL Relegation results - erkaSt to leave Grayhound - tow b coach BIG - V4 Future Sports 2019 - Vega disband - cajunb replaces refrezh - Roster rumors (suNny, 100T, ENCE) Final remarks -Closing the show with final Major thoughts
01:58:53
August 19, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E25 - half-year recap with guest Bleh
 Recent news -BIG bring back nex & smooya -gob b announces retirement -CSPPA announce player break -Vertigo updated -Cache to be played in ESL NY showmatch Revisiting predictions -Looking back at what we claimed at the start of the year Top20 expectations -Which players are likely to finish in the top20? Meta shift -Impact of the map pool, AUG, and economy updates Cutting online CS -EPL and ECS changes, for better or for worse? -What more can be done? Predictions for 2019 -Our bold predictions for the remainder of the year
02:27:44
August 6, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E24 - Wrapping up the Minors and IEM Chicago
 Latest news - GG.BET Invitational scheduled during the player break - Rumblings about MIBR kNgV- - 100T announces return to CS:GO - BIG trying a new combination Indomitable Liquid - What makes them so good? - What can Vitality, ENCE, Astralis do to stop them? fnatic's Minor setback - What changes should the Swedes make? Top 3 - Takeaways from the Minors Stagnant prize pools - Should the best be rewarded with more? User live-voted topic a) Astralis to split from RFRSH b) Major rule changes c) IGS S3 update 
01:59:20
July 31, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E23 - Post-cologne show guest starring vENdetta & Pimp
Latest news - Jumpthrow bind cleared for use - Vitality pull out of New York qualifier - mixwell returns to NA - Should Cologne be a Major? How good are Liquid? - What is their ceiling and where does their run rank? ZywOo vs. s1mple - Battle of the prodigies Change of the guard - MIBR's core breaking up - GeT_RiGhT to retire? BLAST Los Angeles - What makes it stand out from the shadow of Cologne?
02:15:15
July 9, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E22 - ESL One Cologne special
 Recent news - The AUG - Krieg balance - Surprises in NA qualifiers for Chicago and NY Return of the Top 3 - Best Cologne moments Cologne: The good - Top storylines and teams Cologne: The bad - Roster changes and struggles Cologne: The ugly - What can go wrong? Fantasy draft - Drafting teams with guests 
02:04:34
June 29, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E21 - EPL hot takes, changes in NIP, MIBR, AVANGAR, AUG nerf
 Hottest EPL takes - Will Liquid win the IGS? - Can G2 repeat Montpellier? - What is the ceiling for mouz? - Underwhelming fnatic & FaZe Tournament formats - Is ESL's system flawed? FURIA go long term - Fend off MIBR, sign 5-year deal Pre-Major changes - MIBR, NiP, AVANGAR, HR send in lineups AUG nerf & Vertigo - More changes needed? Viewers' pick (live poll) a) Cloud9 rumored roster 
02:04:18
June 26, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E20 - BLAST format changes, Vitality's ECS win, and old guard struggles
 1. RECENT NEWS - TURKEY5 (or 6?) announce roster - BLAST Pro Series format change 2. OLD GUARD STRUGGLE - A rough week for the big names in London 3. VITALITY AND FURIA - What to make of the teams on the rise? 4. TRACKING THE MINORS - EU&CIS Closed Qualifiers start 5. MOCHE XL & DH SUMMER - Proving grounds for "tier 2"
01:55:15
June 10, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E19 - BOOMBL4 IN NA`VI, DALLAS TAKEAWAYS, ECS PREVIEW
 Breaking news - Liquid take over #1 spot cs_summit - Vitality conquer Los Angeles DreamHack Masters - Liquid and ENCE back in form Minors recap - Asia Minor team list nears completion - Closed qualifiers in EU & CIS almost filled Na`Vi trade - Edward out, Boombl4 in ECS preview - Astralis attend the first non-BLAST big event since the Major - Drafting Fantasy Viewer questions - Hit us with whatever you want to get our opinion on 
02:19:16
June 3, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E18 - Vertigo and grenades updates, Na`Vi's fumble and cs_summit impressions
 1. Breaking news: - Calyx standing in for blocker in Dallas - Liquid to play Cologne Invitational - Updates to Vertigo and nades - Gratisfaction's visa cleared - Minor Qualifiers commence 2. EPL and Na`Vi - Will EPL results cause changes? 3. ECS teams wrapped up - Not as bad as it could be 4. cs_summit 4 so far - Impressions from the group stage 5. DreamHack Masters Dallas ahead - Could Vitality sneak into contention? 6. Viewer questions - Hit us with your best questions 
01:46:26
May 26, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E17 - Moves in FaZe and BIG, ENCE's historic upset
 Breaking news: - Have FaZe found THE ONE? - Where could Hobbit go in NA? - BIG change again, +denis -nex - Minor invites revealed - Update: Economy, HLTV integration Prof vs. Striker - Can Milan avoid eating FIVE Surströmming? ENCE break Astralis - The Finns stop a historic run EPL & ECS near end - Both formats show weaknesses mousesports win Tours - What have we learned? Approaching summit - A low-key stacked event 
01:53:32
May 19, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E16 - Major changes, Liquid's triumph in Sydney, Madrid preview
Timestamps: 03:10 - valens returns as Cloud9 coach 08:10 - ex-Space Soldiers chaos 15:10 - Virtus.pro exchange byali for OKOLOCIOUZ 23:00 - Gratisfaction's visa issues 31:00 - IEM Sydney 01:09:10 - GG.BET Masterbettor 01:21:10 - JUGi joins North, valde IGL 01:32:40 - Major dates set for 2020/2021 01:56:40 - BLAST Pro Series Madrid preview, Fantasy draft
02:19:03
May 9, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E15 - Vertigo's lan debut, Round-robin drawbacks, EPL update
 1. Copenhagen Games - forZe deliver on LAN as well 2. DH Open Rio - AVANGAR come out on top - FURIA destroy Vertigo debut 3. EPL groups B & C - Two more Pro League groups are behind us - Round robin drawbacks 4. GG.BET Masterbettor - It's another forfeit for Striker 5. EPL group D - First LAN appearance for HellRaisers 6. IEM Sydney preview - An early look at the Australian event 
02:21:36
April 22, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E14 - FaZe's victory, Astralis' Miami struggle
 1. Breaking News - Astralis skipping more events! - HellRaisers lose Major core 2. GG.BET Masterbettor - The last showdown 3. BLAST Miami - FaZe up! (to the top) 4. ESL Pro League - First group done, what did we learn? 5. Charleroi - Meme ceremony, relevant results? 6. DH Rio & CPH Games - We look at this weeks games 
02:35:12
April 17, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E13 - Vertigo, StarSeries takeaways, Miami preview
 1. Breaking News - draken back in no man's land - cajunb to Cloud9 rumors confirmed - HellRaisers complete with loWel 2. StarSeries takeaways - Na`Vi get their first win of 2019 3. Vertigo - How is it going to play? 4. GG.BET Masterbettor - Prof turns his luck around 5. ESL Pro League - Week 1 is about to begin 6. BLAST Miami preview - Can Liquid and Na`Vi challenge Astralis? - Drafting HLTV Fantasy 
02:37:25
April 11, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E12 - Cloud9's risks, BLAST winners & losers, new economy
Timestamps: 03:00 - Virtus.pro bench TOAO 18:00 - Is fnatic's invite to Sydney justified? 29:55 - Cloud9 add vice 40:05 - Prof vs. Striker masterbettor 48:35 - BLAST Pro Series winners and losers 1:29:25 - Readdressing new economy 1:57:15 - StarSeries Season 7 preview 2:21:15 - Should Valve be more hands-on? 2:36:20 - Improving Dust2
02:43:17
March 26, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E11 - WESG, BLAST, economy update
Timestamps: 00:02:55 - oskar & lmbt return to HellRaisers 00:11:25 - JUGi & k0nfig to Cloud9 rumors, kio out? 00:21:20 - Would Cloud9 leave Counter-Strike? 00:27:20 - Windigo win WESG, fnatic failure 00:50:25 - GG.BET Masterbettor 01:03:20 - BLAST Sao Paulo preview 01:14:50 - HLTV Fantasy is back, drafting for BLAST 01:33:00 - Economy update 02:10:00 - MSL and niko to join OpTic? 02:17:00 - Is the rest of the scene outside of Astralis bad? 02:34:35 - Is there a need for more pre-match space for content? 
02:42:22
March 19, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E10 - WESG, transfer updates, map pool
Timestamps: 00:02:00 - suNny to ENCE rumors 00:08:45 - Heroic add stavn 00:13:35 - G2 change bodyy for AmaNEk 00:17:45 - New ECS format and opening results 00:32:25 - WESG so far 00:50:00 - GG.BET Striker vs. Prof 00:55:55 - Striker undergoes chili sauce challenge 01:03:10 - Discussing player burnout as Striker struggles with da bomb 01:24:25 - Expanding CS:GO's map pool 01:40:45 - Viewer Qs: What makes Astralis the best of all time? 01:43:45 - Who will HR end up getting? https://www.hltv.org/news/26290/vod-hltv-confirmed-s03e10-wesg-transfer-updates-and-the-map-pool
02:00:32
March 14, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E09 - Major ends, shuffle season begins
Timestamps: 00:03:08 - mouz to break apart the 2018 roster 00:12:47 - suNny to Cloud9? 00:19:40 - Grayhound replace sterling with Sico 00:24:13 - DeadFox out of HellRaisers? 00:30:30 - Strike out for Striker in the GG.BET duel 00:43:19 - Was ENCE's run a fluke? 01:00:00 - Natus Vincere at the Major 01:07:53 - MIBR's potential 01:20:23 - Liquid's flop and the interview-dodging story 01:41:47 - Striker finally allowed to say something about Astralis / Is Astralis boring? 01:55:09 - Top 3 best post-Major roster changes 02:07:25 - WESG in trouble
02:15:45
March 7, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E08 - Pre-Major playoffs show
News link: https://www.hltv.org/news/26172/hltv-confirmed-episode-8-vod-pre-major-playoffs-show Another week of Major action is behind us as eight teams made their way through to the playoffs, with Renegades and ENCE being the biggest surprises out of the teams that made it through, while NRG failed to live up to expectations after going 0-3 alongside BIG. After previewing the New Legends Stage in the seventh episode, the panel is set to reflect on the results of the second phase of the Major and peek into the next, where eight teams will face in the playoffs. Topics and timestamps: 03:40 - Non-existent seeding for WESG groups 22:50 - ScreaM's new team 28:30 - Prof vs. Striker duel 35:45 - New Legends Stage results 1:17:20 - Top three best Major runs 1:26:55 - New Champions Stage preview 1:51:45 - Pick'Ems
02:11:17
February 26, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E07 - mid-IEM Katowice Major show
After a pre-Major show in episode 6, HLTV Confirmed returns tonight with a look back at the results of the New Challengers Stage and an analysis of the New Legends Stage. Topics: - Starladder Major's scheduling - Results of the IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage - HLTV Confirmed does New Legends seeding - Prof vs. Striker duel - New Legends Stage analysis - HLTV Confirmed does second round of Pick'Ems
01:59:39
February 19, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E06 - Pre-IEM Katowice Major show
The sixth episode of HLTV Confirmed saw the usual panel return with a look back at the GG.BET ICE Challenge and an analysis of the IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage. Main topics and timestamps: 00:02:00 - Changes to ECS format 00:17:00 - StarLadder getting a Major? 00:33:40 - Looking back at GG.BET ICE Challenge 00:45:50 - Professeur vs. Striker 00:55:50 - What to do about smooya? 01:07:10 - Top three chokes in CS:GO 01:16:30 - New Challengers Stage breakdown 01:29:30 - Major Pick'Ems 01:54:20 - Viewer questions https://www.hltv.org/news/26036/hltv-confirmed-s3e6-vod-a-look-back-at-navis-breakdown-at-ice-challenge-and-a-pre-major-show
02:04:38
February 11, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E05 - guest starring lmbt and YNk
In the fifth episode, two of the show's regulars, Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Milan "Striker" Švejda, were joined by guest stars Sergey "lmbt" Bezhanov and Janko "YNk" Paunović. Timestamps and main topics: 00:01:37 - Breaking news - mousesports down to three 00:14:50 - ave out of North 00:25:25 - Prof vs. Striker 00:30:31 - -smooya +nex 00:59:29 - Major seeding - YNk and lmbt create their New Challengers Stage ranking 01:21:15 - Is the AUG overpowered? 01:34:13 - ICE Challenge 01:46:49 - Viewer questions
02:03:60
February 5, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E04 - Minors conclude
Since the third episode, we saw the second round of Minors take place with the Asian and the Americas regions, as well as the first Minor Play-in, all of which brought a fair share of surprises, most notably North not being able to make it through at the hands of ViCi. North's failure and the consequences of the disappointing run in January were one of the main topics of the show, alongside a plethora of others surrounding the Minors, as well as the ELEAGUE Invitational that saw FaZe prevail over Cloud9 in the grand final last weekend. Topics: - Breaking news: Bravado to Denial, BIG to replace smooya? - GG.Bet duel: Professeur vs. Striker - Asia and Americas Minors - First Minor Play-in: Winstrike & ViCi advance - ELEAGUE Invitational - Top three of the week - The Danish scene outside of Astralis; what's going on, North? - Viewer questions https://www.hltv.org/news/25965/americas-and-asia-minors-danish-scene-outside-of-astralis-more-on-hltv-confirmed-s3e4-vod
02:10:07
February 2, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E03 - Fall of the titans, rise of the young guns
HLTV Confirmed returned with the third episode of the third season, in which the panel took on all the hot topics of the previous week, which saw the EU and CIS Minors, as well as iBUYPOWER Masters, take place. Topics: - Breaking news: ESL reveals Major format - EU & CIS Minors, mousesports' and Gambit's failure & more - Striker vs. Professeur, the GG.BET duel - iBUYPOWER Masters issues, Liquid's triumph and FaZe's early exit - s1mple clinches #1 - Asia and Americas Minors preview - Viewer questions https://www.hltv.org/news/25893/mouzs-failure-ibuypower-issues-major-format-more-hltv-confirmed-episode-3-vod
02:23:48
January 21, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E02 - EU & CIS Minors are here
Episode 2 of HLTV Confirmed continued with the panel hosted by James Banks, who was accompanied by analyst and former pro Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and two of HLTV.org's Senior Writers, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin and Milan "Striker" Švejda. Topics: - Major ruleset - Six-man teams - CIS Minor - Europe Minor - iBUYPOWER Masters https://www.hltv.org/news/25826/hltv-confirmed-s3e2-vod
02:13:44
January 21, 2019
HLTV Confirmed S03E01 - Roster mania ahead of 2019
The 'HLTV Confirmed' live talk show has returned with the first episode of the third season, in which the panel discussed the roster mania of the break and looked ahead into 2019. Topics: - MIBR's reset - Stewie2K's arrival to Liquid - FaZe's addition of AdreN and YNk - Who missed their opportunity to change? - Who can challenge Astralis in 2019? - Predictions for 2019 https://www.hltv.org/news/25797/hltv-confirmed-season-3-episode-1-vod
02:15:22
January 21, 2019