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.
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:
You can watch the full episode by hitting play below: