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

https://twitch.tv/hltvorg

    HLTV Confirmed S5E12 (feat. smooya) | cogu-led MIBR, olof returning to FaZe, NiKo to fix G2?

    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.



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    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.



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    • 2 hrs 21 min
    HLTV Confirmed S5E11 | gla1ve discusses Magisk as IGL, Xyp9x's return, and PR training criticism

    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. 



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    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.



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    • 2 hrs 27 min
    HLTV Confirmed S5E10 | karrigan talks pressure in FaZe, bymas & rain similarity, NAVI T-side problem

    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.



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    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.





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    • 2 hrs 19 min
    HLTV Confirmed S5E9 | Coach bans explained by ESIC, stream-snipe scandal coming? (ft. Ian Smith)

    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.



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    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.



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    • 2 hrs 6 min
    HLTV Confirmed S5E8 | THREAT on NiP rebuild after f0rest, issues players face in 2020, Swedish IGLs

    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.



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    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.



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    • 2 hrs 28 min
    HLTV Confirmed S5E7 | HenryG aims for top5 with Cloud9, talks salaries and a different 6-man roster

    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.



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    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.



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    • 2 hrs 15 min

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