HLTV Confirmed episode 8 recap

From Nikhil "⁠forsaken⁠" Kumawat's startled teammate at eXTREMESLAND to FaZe's recent slump, HLTV Confirmed's eighth episode was packed with insightful panel discussion.

Instalment eight in our live talk show series focused mainly on the Indian cheating scandal, in which forsaken was caught using a cheating software on LAN and later issued a five year ban.

We've collected some highlights from the show for those of you who weren't able to watch it live.

LucasAM, Yossarian, Striker and Bleh were on the panel for episode 8

Naturally, the forsaken cheating scandal was the prime focus in the episode, and HLTV.org had invited the Indian CS:GO Analyst Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam to analyse how this could even happen at an event in 2018.

As the panel took a look at the video showing forsaken getting caught, Bleh recounted the story of his teammate Agneya "⁠Marzil⁠" Koushik's reaction as the action was ongoing at eXTREMESLAND:

Bleh revealed that he, along with several others, was involved with scouting out the players for the OpTic India roster when the company was holding tryouts for the team. Many in the Indian and Asian scene had been accusing forsaken of cheating before he was picked up, but everyone in the Indian event business felt he had proven himself as he had shown up on LAN before the debacle without using cheats:

Closing out the discussions about the scandal, Bleh went on to say that he doesn't think the Indian scene will take much damage from it, but that it will, conversely, come out of it even stronger:

Moving on to analysis of the ongoing EPICENTER 2018 event in Moscow, the issue of FaZe's lack of results recently was touched upon. The panel agreed that the organisation behind the team ought to step up and do something about the slump, with Senior Writer Milan "Striker" Švejda saying arguing that roster changes are needed:

The conversation moved to the mentality and antics of the young stars in CS:GO, as the panel discussed whether youngsters in the scene are too cocky. Touching also on the recent ban wave in FPL, the crew recounted their own youth to ask whether you're truly aware of the consequences of your actions at a young age. The show's host, Lars "Yossarian" Esmarch had the following story to tell about his days as a young athlete:

You can watch the full VOD from HLTV Confirmed episode 8 right here:

HLTV Confirmed will be back on October 31 at 20:00 , so tune in to our Twitch channel for more fun and - even better - more analysis about current topics in CS:GO.

India Agneya 'Marzil' Koushik
Agneya 'Marzil' Koushik
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
45
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.69
India Nikhil 'forsaken' Kumawat
Nikhil 'forsaken' Kumawat
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
27
KPR:
0.89
DPR:
0.62
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wow
2018-10-27 13:32
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Nt
2018-10-27 13:34
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Poland Unluko
Nice
2018-10-27 13:35
Ez
2018-10-27 13:32
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Ukraine Bulletov
No
2018-10-27 13:33
HLTV Confirmed
2018-10-27 13:33
ez4ence
2018-10-27 13:33
Ez 4 Bleh Curry Casting Best Casting <3.
2018-10-27 13:34
1st edit : shit..
2018-10-27 13:35
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nt
2018-10-27 13:35
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Israel Vladi0z
2ez4forsaken the student who do a homework in front of the teacher
2018-10-27 13:35
1 reply
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India hsj
wtf hahahahaha
2018-10-27 18:17
#12
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Malaysia byaIi
hltv always confirmed
2018-10-27 13:35
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Singapore Vodka_T1
Expected
2018-10-27 13:36
ForsKEN
2018-10-27 13:36
Recap is usefull if you don't have the time, or the interest to watch all the episode. Nice one HLTV.
2018-10-27 16:13
2 replies
Glad you like it! Thanks for feed back br0ther.
2018-10-27 19:12
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Finland SluvE
Agreed!
2018-10-31 00:01
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Denmark Brochner
Will it be posted to YouTube?
2018-10-27 19:27
5 replies
The episode has already been added to the site's yt channel.
2018-10-28 04:31
4 replies
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Denmark Brochner
You are right, but it where added afterwards ... can we expect it to be posted regularly? Ex. I can't find E6 and E7 on youtube ? :)
2018-10-28 10:13
3 replies
As far as I know they are added afterwards to YT. Regarding the missing episodes I have forwarded your question to the related department.
2018-10-29 02:41
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Denmark Brochner
Thanks :D
2018-10-30 10:17
1 reply
E6 is up now as far as I have been told. Regarding E7 it will not be added due to the files being corrupted on twitch cause the stream broke down.
2018-10-31 23:48
a few comments..
2018-10-27 20:00
cool
2018-10-29 17:10
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