HLTV Confirmed Season 3 Episode 1 VOD

Striker
January 10th, 2019 22:39

The 'HLTV Confirmed' live talk show has returned with the first episode of the third season, in which the panel discussed the roster mania of the break and looked ahead into 2019.

In the third season, HLTV Confirmed features a refreshed panel, with the British commentator, desk host, and interviewer James Banks taking over as the host of the talk show.

He was joined by renowned analyst Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, who had previously been part of the panel at the start of the second season, and two of the show's regulars, HLTV.org's Senior Writers Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin and Milan "Striker" Švejda.

The swap between Liquid and MIBR was among the main talking points of the third season's first episode

A lot has happened in the scene over the break, as many teams chose to adjust lineups ahead of the roster lock for the IEM Katowice Major. MIBR and Liquid swapped Jake "Stewie2K" Yip for Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and Wilton "zews" Prado, while FaZe added Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev and a new coach, Janko "YNk" Paunović, to name just the changes at the very top.

The roster mania was naturally the focal point of the episode, in which we also discussed a variety of other topics. The main talking points of the first episode were:

- MIBR's reset
- Stewie2K's arrival to Liquid
- FaZe's addition of AdreN and YNk
- Who missed their opportunity to change?
- Who can challenge Astralis in 2019?
- Predictions for 2019

You can watch the full episode by hitting play below:

Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
121
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
835
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
155
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
914
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
#1
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France Nicolito 
FaZe change again after major.
2019-01-10 17:01
#7
blood | 
United States TREYWAY 
FAZE TOP 1 after major
2019-01-10 17:06
#13
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
Adren nice player bro
2019-01-10 17:21
He’s good but is he still good enough to win a major? Without a proper igl..
2019-01-10 18:34
#21
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
no. mibr >faze liquid >faze astralis >faze .... furia >=faze kkk
2019-01-10 19:19
And I don’t think ynk will be enough. Sounds like he wants a dictatorship and I don’t see rain Olof niko or guardian getting bosses around by an anylyst. Ynk is a good coach I think, but he needs to coach noobs that will let him be bossy
2019-01-10 19:23
mibr never beat faze tho
2019-01-10 22:45
#2
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Germany zeolikk 
Nice
2019-01-10 17:01
noice
2019-01-10 22:46
#3
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ok
2019-01-10 17:01
k
2019-01-10 17:01
k
2019-01-10 17:02
#5
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France FanchD 
ok
2019-01-10 17:01
spunj Pog
2019-01-10 17:10
#9
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Turkey rusty james 
rip yossarian. also talk about the players who barely missed the top 20 at least.
2019-01-10 17:14
#26
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Portugal Bazinga_7 
+1
2019-01-10 21:09
#10
oskarJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
nice!
2019-01-10 17:19
#11
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4mibr ez4felps ez4fallen ez4coldzera ez4fer ez4VACOOOOOOOOOOO
2019-01-10 17:20
#14
twist | 
Poland Gervush 
GL
2019-01-10 17:21
#15
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United States DervGuy 
EZ for GOD HOST/INTERVIEWER BANKS
2019-01-10 17:25
<3 Looking forward to doing more!
2019-01-11 13:38
#16
felps | 
Germany remind00 
Nice
2019-01-10 17:28
#17
motm | 
Austria TheVirgin 
What happend to the ginger host?
2019-01-10 18:10
Thorin?
2019-01-10 23:07
#18
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
controversial opinion Professeur > spunj
2019-01-10 18:14
#20
izak | 
Poland maciekpvp 
VP can smash Astralis
2019-01-10 19:12
it's 2019 wake up
2019-01-11 09:21
kk
2019-01-10 19:47
SpunJ high iq, will be great knowledge listen
2019-01-10 19:49
#25
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United States MAGnificen7 
BIG will make semis in Katowice
2019-01-10 20:55
Do I get banned if I say my thought about "hltv vods" and these thoughts are not so positive?
2019-01-10 23:48
#35
Myanmar xdcc 
Just say: 1) No offense but... 2) Ok, this is cool but how about... 3) Guys I don't have enough ______ for this.
2019-01-11 00:27
Last time I said that it was a "useless, boring shit" I got banned :(
2019-01-11 00:28
Ez money
2019-01-11 13:11
#40
YEKINDAR | 
Albania lxxl2 
the sponge of knowledge is here
2019-01-13 05:08
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