ShahZaM talks C9, more on The Hype
Dustin "dust" Mouret took the opportunity to interview Cloud9's latest addition, Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan, to talk about his addition to the team and naturally everything that surrounded it.
At first Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan introduces himself and goes over his history in the previous iteration of the game, CS:S, and what his first teams in CS:GO were like in terms of seriousness and dedication.
ShahZaM goes over numerous topics on The Hype
Afterwards he went on to explain his side of the story on his controversial reputation, whether he made mistakes he now regrets and what his history with the other players from Cloud9 is like.
In the second half of the show Mouret and ShahZaM go over the North American shuffle, as people like to call it, and towards the end recent CS:GO updates and what needs to be changed in the future.
0:00 - 1:25 - Intro to show and Shahzam introduction.
1:25 - 6:15 - Here we talk about Shahzam in CS:S and his transition to CS:GO.
6:15 - 11:25 - Here we talk about Shahzam's time with Denial. I also ask Shahzam why he decided to step away from Denial for c9.
11:25 - 28:12 - Here we talk about c9 and go over their recent struggles. We also discuss what might have caused their slump.
28:12 - 33:30 - How will roles change on c9 with Shahzam? Is Shahzam a gamble? Can he be consistent? How much does losing Hiko hurt?
33:30 - 39:04 - Shahzam's PC BSOD'd. I recap what has been discussed so far and work to get him back. :(. You can likely just skip this part.
39:04 - 46:08 - Here we continue our talk on whether or not Shahzam is a gamble for c9. Here we focus on his public image and the effects he could have on PR for c9. We also talk about how c9 approached Shahzam and his recruitment process. Is their personal issues between the players?
46:08 - 52:10 - To conclude with c9, was Shahzam the best option? What other options were there? Also Shahzam talks about taking off time from school to commit fully to CS.
52:10 - 1:08:03 - Here we talk about the other NA roster shuffles with Denial and their pickups of adreN and nitr0. We also talk about Hiko and iBP and the return of DaZeD.
1:08:03 - 1:15:10 - What are our NA rankings now? Who will do well as MLG Xgames Aspen? What about Torqued?
1:15:10 - 1:18:58 - Here we talk about more orgs getting into CS:GO. We talk about more tournaments for CS:GO such as MLG Xgames Aspen.
1:18:58 - 1:34:55 - Here we talk about the recent CS:GO updates and maps such as overpass, train, tuscan, season, etc. and how we feel about them. What still needs to change (scout, hitboxes, movement accuracy etc.)?
1:34:55 - 1:39:40 - A few viewer questions such as some of Shahzam's favs, then closing remarks and shoutouts.
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