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.

The main topic of the first half was obviously Cloud9 and ShahZaM's addition itself, including the team's history before he joined and whether Spencer "Hiko" Martin's departure will hurt the team.


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.

VOD's timestamps:

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.

Hit play below to see what Cloud9's addition had to say in the nearly hundred-minute long video:

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.
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
879
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
rip skins :/
2014-12-18 13:17
+1
2014-12-18 13:19
n1
2014-12-18 13:18
hue
2014-12-18 13:18
cool
2014-12-18 13:19
#7
Switzerland F50 
qaqa
2014-12-18 13:19
Indian bone
2014-12-18 13:19
don't think so looks like pakistani born...
2014-12-18 13:23
hes paki
2014-12-18 13:29
rip englandinho~
2014-12-18 17:14
Not my words.
2014-12-18 19:41
He is a terrorist. How can he live in the united states?
2014-12-18 18:25
#9
coswell | 
Finland coswell 
He did perform well at ESEA, but still i see this as a bad move. :) #PROOVEMEWRONGC9
2014-12-18 13:20
worst caster na
2014-12-18 13:20
i cant stop laughing about the top comment on the video rofl
2014-12-18 13:22
LMFAO I JUST SAW IT ITS SO FUNNY
2014-12-18 13:30
hahaha
2014-12-18 13:30
didn't think it would get that many likes, I can feel the epen growing right now
2014-12-18 15:13
Attention whore
2014-12-18 13:26
rip c9 no hiko no win....
2014-12-18 13:29
plus
2014-12-18 13:37
I am aiming with my scoped aug right on the head of dustmourett. did anyone see that?
2014-12-18 13:30
HAHAHAHA
2014-12-18 14:43
Please don't shoot!
2014-12-18 18:39
hahaha you nailed it
2014-12-19 08:57
You could have waited 20 more minutes to post this :(
2014-12-18 13:37
Because...?
2014-12-18 13:43
because 13:17 + 20mins = 13:37. + tynoko would have gotten the first comment I guess
2014-12-18 13:50
but Portugal is on GMT it's the same longitude as Greenwich :( He wrote that at 12:37
2014-12-18 16:06
You see that this news was posted at 12:37?
2014-12-18 16:17
yes. 12:17
2014-12-18 18:31
What you mean i would have gottent the 1st comment?
2014-12-18 20:51
dust "dust mouret" mouret is sucking interview lol and point in face lel xd 420
2014-12-18 13:42
1h40 of Shahzam? yeah, ain't nobody got time fodat
2014-12-18 13:42
top 50 inc
2014-12-18 13:45
why people hate so much this guy? its seems like a chill dude(also on his stream)
2014-12-18 13:50
SWAG
2014-12-18 15:16
Pakistan <3
2014-12-18 13:56
Two serious nerds talking it all out. In all seriousness though I think c9 will do better with Shazam in the lineup. They need more aggressiveness, they need to play 5v5. Hiko will fit well in IBP, they can all decline together and compete in who can camp the longest. Dazed will soon be tired of carrying (literally running around doing 2-3 entrys all by himself) and start considering c9.
2014-12-18 14:02
IBP will be total disaster, just watch. C9 will do much better since they needed main awper, and boy he can do it.
2014-12-18 14:54
true about camp its so hikoish playstyle
2014-12-18 15:17
this kid has got to be to most awkward looking fuckin frail nerd I have seen in a while. Not to mention he's a kebab
2014-12-18 14:02
#76
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United States sxg 
Imagine if someone walked up to you in real life and said that to you? Would you be mad? I know I would probably choke you unconscious or stomp your knee out which ever was available. So my point is why are you talking shit over a forum nerd
2014-12-18 16:19
lol calm down virgin. to answer your question, if I did see you in real life, I'd probably bitch slap your fat, frail, nerd face so hard I would knock the virginity out of you.
2014-12-18 18:58
You'd be fat if you didn't spend all your money on krokadil.
2014-12-18 23:59
youre prolly 4'2" and 20 pounds weak ass kid fite me
2014-12-18 17:16
What is the lineup now for c9? Is Hiko in it or is he just a stand-in?
2014-12-18 14:03
Hiko is joining iBP, he is just still under a C9 contract...
2014-12-18 14:30
great guy, and best awp NA for sure ! GL boy!
2014-12-18 14:36
#48
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Europe HLTVs Hero 
"great guy" Stopped reading.
2014-12-18 14:48
#53
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Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
thats an impressive zit on his forehead
2014-12-18 14:55
so many racist people on this site :x
2014-12-18 14:59
woo
2014-12-18 15:29
Love Dust's interviews, wish they'd come to life more often and wish HLTV could catch them in time and post here for more ppl to view and have a better understanding and an overview of the NA scene. The only thing that I find a bit overwhelming during those views though is Dust's loooooooooooong speachy overviews before his guest has a chance to even say anything. He expands waaaaay too much on a simply intro or a "topic" that I'd even be surprised if the person his interviewing didn't think of the same thing at least for once :) It great to hav so much info, its just it seems the way Dust delivers it is wrong... Dunno... Other than that all good! :D more of "The Hype" could be found here ---> youtube.com/user/dustmouret/videos
2014-12-18 15:29
I can definitely admit I am a bit too long winded at times when it comes to providing context and history, but I try to do it for anyone new watching who might have no idea what is going on or what went on in the past. Also these hows aren't just interviews, they are also discussions and Shahzam was a bit nervous/timid about talking so I kinda tried to pick up that time and give him a lot to work with. But overall you are right, I need to condense my thoughts better.
2014-12-18 18:39
ya its something he needs to work on
2014-12-19 02:47
hype for a tier 3 scene, who gives a shit about the Americans, they suck.
2014-12-18 15:33
Caught this live, good stuff.
2014-12-18 15:56
Is this dude beating off at 1min when shazzam is introducing himself?
2014-12-18 16:01
hiko said on stream jordan was the only person he didnt enjoy playing with. so it's pretty obvious now their clash led to hiko leaving and now makes the reasoning behind picking up shahzam a lot more obvious. i think that jordan, sgares, and semphis could really make something of shroud and shahzam. reminds me of virtus pro bringing in snax and byali. this could be the change they need to really play consistently all of the time online and offline. this could explain both hiko and n0things below average showings at recent lans
2014-12-18 17:02
I like shazamlaugh youtube.com/watch?v=XKHeZWHNTdA such guy! many lol!
2014-12-18 17:03
it's perfectly fine even for a guy, to use a little medicated 'cover up' makeup ... christ those bumps on his forehead are making me hurt
2014-12-18 17:10
#83
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Greece her-1g 
> scout nerf > jumping hitboxes > pistol running accuracy decrease. i agree with these
2014-12-18 17:11
he's actually a nice guy so cut the bullshit and the racism
2014-12-18 17:16
-Shahzam +fr0d 60hrs on steam
2014-12-18 17:17
+1
2014-12-18 19:16
#88
method | 
United States f0xes` 
cya c9
2014-12-18 17:33
#91
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World breezy0 
2014-12-18 18:13
An hour and a half of a loser talking to a scrub?
2014-12-18 19:07
is someone zoomed in with the aug at the white guys head?
2014-12-18 20:40
dat pimple doeeeeeeeee
2014-12-18 21:04
best NA
2014-12-18 21:28
gay boy
2014-12-18 21:51
still there have to be changes regarding semphis/sgares
2014-12-18 23:33
Yes
2014-12-19 00:02
dust what do you use to find out what a team's win rating on a map is since a certain date?
2014-12-19 02:46
dat zit
2014-12-21 02:44
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