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Why thooorin "expert" on csgo ?
France MbappeGOAT 
This guy is a silver at best: clips.twitch.tv/PeppyTrappedFloofBIRB?tt.. Imagine if a 200kgs fat man who's never kicked a ball in his life called himself a football expert XD.
2019-12-11 23:07
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#1
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Hong Kong I_eat_burgers 
YEAH I can imagine that
2019-12-11 23:08
#2
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Spain VerySpanishGuy 
Analyst!=good player
2019-12-11 23:09
Analyst!=looking at maps winrate and ratings on hltv.
2019-12-11 23:10
#28
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Brazil Montanablack 
+1 he doesnt know shit about the game, doesnt even know what tradekills are
2019-12-11 23:23
#37
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Mongolia bozgor 
stop disrespecting the expert, he has great content if noscope or quickscope was the correct term 2 decades ago
2019-12-11 23:29
#38
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Brazil Montanablack 
thorin has less game understanding than frankie
2019-12-11 23:29
And at least frankie doesn't harm our eyes like the ginger.
2019-12-12 00:02
#48
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Brazil Montanablack 
+1
2019-12-12 00:06
#49
Canada ssau 
honestly, its a close call.
2019-12-12 00:08
True she's cute and thorin is not
2019-12-12 09:01
+1
2019-12-12 11:22
he always diverts convos to map picks lmao see if you notice next time
2019-12-12 04:20
Lol true
2019-12-11 23:26
#47
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Sweden flippig 
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2019-12-12 00:04
#4
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Brazil Belgrade 
imagine a silver telling you how you should play the game xD
2019-12-11 23:10
#27
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Finland xTaigajj 
He might not have the talent to play but he knows alot about the game itself
2019-12-11 23:23
yeah it would be one thing if he just had bad aim or something from not playing for a long time but the guy literally doesnt understand the basics of cs.. like not checking basic corners and calling ppl cheaters for watching common angles. it's unreal watching him play
2019-12-12 04:30
hltv user!=good player
2019-12-12 02:03
#5
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United States TrashPanda 
There’s plenty of people that can’t play professional sports but know more about the sport then even some players. You don’t have to be good at the game to understand it at a high level. Also, thorin knows more about CS in his left nut then you do in your whole body.
2019-12-11 23:12
0/8
2019-12-11 23:13
#8
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United States TrashPanda 
Typical brain dead HLTV user. Expected.
2019-12-11 23:13
#22
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Germany AdiZen 
he cant criticize someones aim but everything else except maybe gamesense yes
2019-12-11 23:21
but he actually does shit talk a lot of players' aim.
2019-12-11 23:22
#25
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Germany AdiZen 
thats why hes so unpopular
2019-12-11 23:22
0/8! 90% of pundits in real sports are ex players because they understand the game the best. You can never FULLY understand the game at a high level unless you played AT LEAST at a decent level. Thorin is only good at building narratives and at the pick/ban phase. That is something that's needed at the desk but he is no way an "expert" of the game.
2019-12-11 23:20
i think thorin has said that in the veeerry early days of 1.6 he was playing in teams. there were no real pro players back then and he obviously didnt make it very far because nobody knows him now as a player. he's been active in the scene for so long though that it's not easy to just disregard what he's says immediately. i think what he says is at least worth considering from his perspective.
2019-12-11 23:24
#50
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United States TrashPanda 
That just isn’t true. Some of the greatest coaches of all time never played at the highest levels. Bill Belicheck, Phil Jackson, Nick Saban, Mike Krzyzewski, Anatoli Tarasov (never even fucking played hockey), Scotty Bowman, Greg Popavich. You’re so ignorant, and wrong. Do some fucking research before perpetuating your bullshit.
2019-12-12 00:09
Rename your profile to TrashEyes or TrashReadingSkills because i never said you need to play at the HIGHEST level. You are an idiot and lost another debate. Invest into some reading comprehension classes and try to use your two braincells that you have left and you might do better next time. Now go talk to the wall i'm done with you.
2019-12-12 00:48
#58
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United States TrashPanda 
“90% of pundits in real sports are ex players because they understand the game the best. You can never FULLY understand the game at a high level unless you played AT LEAST at a decent level.” You’re an idiot.
2019-12-12 03:32
#59
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United States TrashPanda 
You understand that most/almost all the people I listed either never played, or played at not even upper echelon colleges or even shitty semi pro teams? I don’t know what your definition of “decent level” is. The father of Russian Hockey himself never even fucking played it.
2019-12-12 04:18
Imagine thinking you would have to "win"conversations lol. Grow up
2019-12-12 08:58
+1
2019-12-11 23:26
+1
2019-12-12 08:57
#7
Poland DefeN 
Idk if just stoopid or baiting
2019-12-11 23:13
Maybe both
2019-12-11 23:27
It is same as the politics. Dont take confidence as competence.
2019-12-11 23:15
#10
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Who cares? His job is not to land shots. Especially in a game like CS where aim is important, it doesn't say anything about how well someone knows the game.
2019-12-11 23:16
#11
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Finland MAAMME_SUOMI 
lemme go take a shit and I'll answer
2019-12-11 23:17
#31
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Finland MAAMME_SUOMI 
it was just farts nvm well being a good analyst doesn't mean being a good player tbh. Maybe he has a great gamesense but he is a terrible aimer
2019-12-11 23:24
#12
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Brazil NiceBrazilian 
omg...
2019-12-11 23:18
#13
friberg | 
Sweden günT 
you do realize that plenty of the world's top football coaches never played at a high level themselves? obviously they still know how to kick a football better than thorin can aim, but the point still stands, poor practical skills don't directly imply poor theoretical understanding. besides, thorin's analysis doesn't rely on his in game understanding
2019-12-11 23:18
are you implying he understands the game really well ? then why does he never do deep tactical analysis or analyze like players decision making ? He just speaks about ratings and map pools which he gets from hltv.
2019-12-11 23:21
#45
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Sweden günT 
i stated the exact opposite
2019-12-11 23:46
Because that's what they pay him for? Almost always does he have an ex player at his side on desks who talks about exactly these things. Watch his videos and you'll see that he does understand the game quite well. Go ahead there are thousands out there
2019-12-12 09:00
can u name any? i'm just curious
2019-12-11 23:24
Zidane
2019-12-11 23:28
#40
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United Kingdom VOSSKi 
0/8
2019-12-11 23:31
#44
friberg | 
Sweden günT 
sacchi is probably the most obvious. mourinho never really played any professional football. wenger did, but very little and shit compared to his managerial career. sweden's best ever coach, also internationally famous, didn't play professionally
2019-12-11 23:46
>thorin's analysis doesn't rely on his in game understanding isn't that the entire criticism? he critiques players and teams while not even understanding the most basic functions of the game at a gold nova level his most in depth ""analysis"" involves him looking a team or player's hltv stats and saying "oh wow they look good so they will win" or vice versa, which any moron with 75 iq is capable of
2019-12-12 04:33
If you think that's so easy them go ahead and become an analyst
2019-12-12 09:01
ok... i think faze will beat nip today because they have a better past record. also niko is the best player on faze because his rating is the highest so he should carry boom, i am literally just as good as thorin """analysis"""
2019-12-12 11:21
who cars? he's really dumb
2019-12-11 23:19
+1
2019-12-11 23:20
so this is what it's like to have 0iq
2019-12-11 23:19
#16
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Korea ARBOGA 
looks like when i play
2019-12-11 23:19
Expected
2019-12-12 09:01
Ofc someone can be incredibly competent in football without playing it himself.
2019-12-11 23:20
#21
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Brazil Montanablack 
no one knows...hes just edgy thats it, doesnt understand anything about the game
2019-12-11 23:21
#24
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Brazil fuNNa 
pathetic silver
2019-12-11 23:22
#26
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United States HAWT9 
Imagine being a fan of player which thorin rekted
2019-12-11 23:22
#36
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United States jay_320 
His job isn't to land shots? It's to report the news and his opinion on it basically. Which he does a fine job of. You know if I can sit over here in NA and like Thorin after him jabbing at my continent for five years nearly before Liquid came along the rest of you can chill out. The scene would be lesser without him even if he has the 'wrong' opinion at times.
2019-12-11 23:28
So his job is to read Reddit and be a shittier RLewis? Lol
2019-12-12 00:15
#54
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United States jay_320 
I mean he's more of an opinion guy then an actual reporter now. Not that he doesn't have inside information and a lot of contacts. Clearly he does. But the shittier richard lewis part is like your opinion man. I appreciate him for what he actually says he is. The whole esports historian thing. It's kind of corny to call yourself but he does have a deeper well of knowledge on esports then just about any other reporter I'm aware of. He puts out interesting content sometimes. I dunno dude. I don't feel super strong one way or another but I think some of the hate is unwarranted.
2019-12-12 00:20
His actual field of experience is being a historian, I don’t see any reason why he should be on the analyst desk.
2019-12-12 02:02
#39
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United States brbsyt 
Analyst=Look at stats and rumors. Then makes video on opinions. Apparently his opinions are mostly correct since hes really popular He's not a pro he prob actually plays csgo once a week if I were tbh
2019-12-11 23:30
the fact that he's popular doesn't mean he is a good expert. The average fan is mostly stupid and are easily convinced because they don't know any better especially because thooorin speaks with confidence like he really knows the game.
2019-12-11 23:34
#43
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United States brbsyt 
I mean i aint gonna lie I watch him because I simply is too lazy to come up with my own opinion and i mean he cant be THAT inaccurate since he still got multiple jobs as a caster
2019-12-11 23:35
So you are the average fan?
2019-12-12 09:02
#41
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United States HAWT9 
You cant be expert at the game unless ur a global
2019-12-11 23:32
+1
2019-12-12 00:15
#68
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United States HAWT9 
I was kidding
2019-12-12 08:54
Account number checks out
2019-12-12 09:14
#81
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United States HAWT9 
We hawt
2019-12-12 09:16
are you referring to pierre menes lol? he is a good analyst
2019-12-12 00:11
#60
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Colombia MonstarX 
who cars about a clip 3 years ago
2019-12-12 04:19
Analysts don't have to be good players
2019-12-12 04:20
dont talk bad about ma boi
2019-12-12 04:21
#66
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World memyselfandI 
He knows more about the scene than most pro players. This makes him an expert in his own ways. He is not ingame expert, that's a whole other story. This reminds me of IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) which made a report about global warming with 2500 experts. Most of them were far from experts, but merely politicians, who, to my best knowledge, know nothing about the real world. All they are capable of is having other people solve problems. Oh, that report (10 years old or there about) included a lot of real experts in it, but their conclussions, which didn't back up global warming, were let out from the report, while their names still figured. Global warming / Climate change is about money more than anything else. To believe we are the main culprit of climate change on this planet is very ill informed. Me and my sidesteps, im out of here.
2019-12-12 04:32
#67
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Russia Jovik! 
Who cares about analysis? It's a video game. Just a basic shooter, what theories you look for? He's good for being himself, a funny old man who lights up the desk and makes it interesting to watch. I don't think anybody needs him as an analyst, he's the entertainer.
2019-12-12 04:33
Why all NA hltv users defending thorin?
2019-12-12 09:03
Probably since he's been working with CS professionally for like 15 years
2019-12-12 09:03
You can be an astrophysicist and never go to space. You don't need to be a pro to be an expert. I don't think he's an expert, but what he is, is someone who's watched more CS for longer than some of you have literally been alive. He's seen a lot of CS and knows more than you 100%
2019-12-12 09:03
Get_right had a great career and he is a shit analyst thoorin had a shit career in pro cs (Because it is non-existant) and he is an amazing journalist and analyst in both lol and cs so what is your point?
2019-12-12 09:10
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