Says more about yourself calling him a gold nova.
idk I'm not a fan but I like seeing his shitty inputs on twitter
Anyone who says Thorin is a good analyst is probably Gold nova themselves...
In other words, Thorin Derangement Syndrome.
who let moneys in the studio
"I don't understand why you would simp for a Gold Nova player... he has 0 gamesense, he's not a real analyst." First of all I heard he was supreme, whice is not too bad. Secondly he is a analyst not a player, his analysis should not be judged by if he is faceit 10 or not.
Now I am far from a Thorin fanboy but to answer your question anyways I enjoy his analysis but could not really care about his twitter or twitter in general.
I found in my experience that Thorin haters are either dull-witted or fanboys that are upset that he critized a player from the team they idolize, Whice one are you?
idk I hate him this guy has nothing to do with esport like go away mate... pimp is an ex pro player and knows what he's talking about so plz -th0rin +GODpimp
I don't like or dislike him tbh, but sometimes you need a bit of banter.. but about twitter meh.. I prefer seeing him at desk to bring a bit of fire to the post match stuff
all analysts are terrible rather trust a brand new hltv account's opinion then any caster or analyst
I like Thorin because he speaks facts and doesn't give a shit about others opinions lmao
Bro why would anyone listen to Andy Katz??? He's never played pro basketball??
Bro why would anyone listen to Lon McEachern??? He's never played pro poker???
In many games and sports, analysts are not required to be former pros, but instead be people who study the game. I know you're not American and also name, but this is extremely common in baseball, where someone who understands game stats is a far better analyst than a professional player.
Furthermore, calling Thorin an "analyst" is just reusing an incorrect media buzzword - what he is, when on an event desk or on his youtube channel, is a pundit, meaning an informational entertainer. In that role, his job is 1st to entertain the audience, in which he seems to do well given his reputation. After that, his job is not to analyze a round, but instead to analyze broader trends across longer time periods, hence his hiring to create team ranking system for Dexerto. This skill has led to him branding himself as a historian, but, as his study is not academic, he's more accurately a histriographer. In this way, he pairs very well as an analyst with other pundits that are more tactical-analytical like Spunj. I would say the two of them, alongside a good host, are the best pundit desk duo in CS, as evidenced by their excellent performances at the Berlin Major and Blast Premier Spring, primarily due to the fact that their areas of expertise are so different and thus complement each other so well.
I appreciate him in this role, but I'm not a fan. I rarely watch his youtube, I don't care about his twitter. I just recognize his specific skills, abilities, and experience and what he can bring to the table, as I do with anyone else.
Thorin fanboys as the pathetic neckbeard virgins as they are feel drawn to someone who possesses the same characteristics.
who cares about his csgo rank??? how does that impact his professional career as an analyst???
I like him because sometimes he can offer some insider info on the esports scene and he talks to a lot of pros. He also gives a lot of experts/coaches/ex-pros/current-pros a platform to discuss esports. His personal takes and analysis isn't why I like him.
I think he's good. Knows about as much as your average analyst. why so much hate mens(((
i like his analysis and he knows a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes, i think hes really good at going indepth in player moves and stuff
I like him because he has extensive knowledge about the scenes he gives his opinions on. I like that he doesn't hold back on the banter and I think he has some pretty funny stuff to say once in a while.
Whatever happens on Twitter is beyond my knowledge as I stopped using that years ago. I only watch his videos and when he's on BTN with Richard Lewis (and the occasional stuff he makes for Dexerto).
Why do people hold Thorin to a higher standard than themselves? We constantly trashtalk players here, people do it on Twitter etc. But when it's Thorin who does it it's somehow bad?
this idiot just deserve to be ignored
He speaks his mind whether is right or wrong which I respect for more than human who just says what people want to hear.
He's far more correct than anyone else.
thorin fanboys are 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 like him
I’m what you would call a thorin fanboy because he has an impressive body of work that almost nobody bar rlewis has achieved in the interview and general content side. The guy is actually intelligent and can look through bullshit unlike you fucking 60iq idiots that believe orgs like astralis are completely innocent. I don’t really read his twitter or care as a matter of fact who he has a problem with because 1. I’m not like you guys looking for the smallest angle to take a go at him and 2. Who ever he disagrees with is his problem not mine.
The guy also does by the numbers which is undoubtedly the best csgo podcast and has fantastic insight into the game.
And you just dislike him because he might of called your favourite player shit or You can’t take it that people are allowed to have opinions that are different from yours
He climbed up to supreme master first class but hey whatever also due to Duncan not actually actively playing the account de-ranks quite often it's fairly common for people who are busy, not really incentivized to play it often to keep their ranks cause it doesn't matter for him, he is a analyst what does he have to prove? He creates tons of content and does his research for it add on top of that the amount of time he spend at events back then. His knowledge & insight into the game are unquestionably one of the highest we should be glad we have someone like him who actively cared for the game over all these years.
saying he doesn't matter disregards our entire scene which he has been in for 20 years. He has a lot of takes some very out landish but you can't ignore him.
I just tried to imagine to be so bored with my life to write pages about somebody who doesn't work that many desks anyways and whose twitter I could mute/block any time of the day.
Holy shit, mate. Get a hobby.
first of all you made the classic "film makers falacy" where it states that a person who hasnt made a film cant have a say in what film is good or bad, so by that logic thorin cant be a good analyst because he is gold nova 2 or whatever, which is absolutely brain dead, by that logic pretty much all of you here shouldnt be able to discuss any pro games because you arnt at that level, also he HAS a very good grasp for the game, he has been in counter strike for fucking ages now, he has an amazing eye for talent in general, most predictions he makes turns out to be true like astralis not actually wanting to have a 6man roster and that just being bullshit, being a fan of device when everyone said he sucked ass, etc etc, also the phrase fanboy isnt really appropriate here but whatever, to answer ur question, both really
who watched him when csgo analysis is irrelevant in 2020
nova scrub, should be illegal to hire him
There is something to be said and analysed about the kind of people that discredits others based on them disliking perceived character of person in question. This hatred and vitriol, I don't expect to see that coming from a balanced mentally sound person to begin with. Hatred towards people that you don't even know, that you have decided to make your target for whatever vile negative emotions you have seeping from inside. That it what seems like to me.
Thorin is a fucking idiot. period.
his tweets trigger you, I get it. His videos are informative and good.
His twitter is hilarious, although over the top at times.
His videos are very informative and shows like counter-points can give you a very good insight into what goes on behind what we see. Check out the one he did with apEX, it's really good.
He's also not afraid to admit when he's wrong and will publicly state as much and apologise.
He's got a really good level of journalistic integrity along with people like RLewis and Dekay. People just hate him because they can't look past "ginger man bad"
I like because he's an asshole and gets himself in so much shit because of ego
DUDE, WHY SHOULD EVERY ANALYST BE A GLOBAL? WHY ARENT U ANALYST FOR ESL, BLAST, DREAMHACK IF U ARE SO GOOD AND KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT THE GAME??
lmao every thorin thread gets 100+ posts and you wonder why hes relevant?
*Do you like him because you think he's a great analyst or do you like him because of his Twitter trashtalking persona?*
I like him as a historian and journalist. Don't confuse his analysis with analysis by spunj, launders, sgares, elmapuddy, etc. His analysis is not about micro, in-game play.
*I don't understand why you would simp for a Gold Nova player... he has 0 gamesense, he's not a real analyst.*
I don't understand what being a Gold Nova player has to do with analyzing professional csgo play. MM is entirely different than team counterstrike so not sure how these two are correlated.
Trash thread. You can be a football analyst without knowing how to play football.
thread like this show how dumb some thorin haters are, when one of their main argument is that "someone is a gold nova"
my take: his interviews are incredible, don't see how anyone can argue otherwise, his other content is also usually interesting
twitter? it's edgy but pretty funny sometimes
Thorin would take ten years to tell you how to screw a lightbulb. Five seconds on the light itself, and the rest on the history of lightbulbs, his personal opinions on lightbulbs, and how he feels about light philosophically. I don't know how anyone sits through the narcissistic wank-fest he calls content
I love his don't give a fook attitude
He is entertaining and does great interviews. Yeah he comes off like a bit of a dickhead on twitter but whatever.
I've never understood the hate for him, he's cool and fun to listen to
according to your own logic you cant critique thorin for being a bad analyst because you've never been on a desk yourself. What would you know about it?
i think he's genuinely a great analyst and that he can be funny on the desk that's why i like him. He clearly understands the structure of a team. Considering he never was a pro in CS or i believe any esport, He's pretty good.