mouz's failure, iBUYPOWER issues, Major format & more: HLTV Confirmed Episode 3 VOD

HLTV Confirmed returned with the third episode of the third season, in which the panel took on all the hot topics of the previous week.

Update: You can watch the show back on VOD here:

The panelists, James Banks, Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, returned tonight with the third episode of the show's third season.

Lots has happened over the last week, including several surprises at the Europe and CIS Minors, such as mousesports bombing out of the group stage at the hands of Valiance, while Gambit also disappointed by not making it through to the Major from their region.

mousesports' early exit at the Europe Minor will be among the main topics of the upcoming show

In the meantime, at iBUYPOWER Masters, which was far from a perfect event as it was plagued by organizational and technical issues from the start, the new Liquid grabbed their first-ever series win over Astralis in the grand final of the event, while the Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev-infused FaZe were eliminated in the groups by Ghost.

In recent news, ESL revealed the new Major format, which addresses the main criticisms of the previous systems, such as the lack of best-of-three series in the Swiss stages of the event and seeding.

That, alongside a preview of what's to come at the Americas and Asia Minors, which are set to kick off tomorrow, was among the main topics of the upcoming episode.

The full list of the main topics looks as follows:

- Breaking news: ESL reveals Major format
- EU & CIS Minors, mousesports' and Gambit's failure & more
- Striker vs. Professeur, the GG.BET duel
- iBUYPOWER Masters issues, Liquid's triumph and FaZe's early exit
- Asia and Americas Minors preview
- Viewer questions

The first two episodes of the new season can be found here (#1) and here (#2).

Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1254
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
#1
United States f1nch 
??? iBP masters was a great tournament! What “issues” is he referring to??
2019-01-21 18:00
#8
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Netherlands Horizzon__ 
k
2019-01-21 18:00
ok
2019-01-21 18:01
#16
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Netherlands Horizzon__ 
ok.
2019-01-21 18:01
k.
2019-01-21 18:05
#73
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Netherlands Horizzon__ 
kk.
2019-01-21 21:43
#83
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United States fatburger 
K
2019-01-22 03:05
#89
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Netherlands Horizzon__ 
k.
2019-01-22 07:55
#95
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
k
2019-01-22 21:03
#15
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
If this isn't a bait, they're referring to the lack of streams on multiple matches, and the fact that there were multiple hour delays on games such as Liquid vs. Ghost.
2019-01-21 18:01
xd seems standard to me
2019-01-21 18:02
#20
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
It isn't, they had casters but for some reason they weren't able to cast the games live, and had to do a post cast. This is essentially unheard of in modern tournaments, especially one with quite a few top teams and a medium size prize pool.
2019-01-21 18:03
#43
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Russia zbogus 
you're new on this site aren't you
2019-01-21 18:17
#52
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
Sort of yes
2019-01-21 18:37
#55
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Russia zbogus 
well, if someone says something stupid, it's 95% a bait so all you have to write is 0/8
2019-01-21 18:46
0/8
2019-01-21 19:12
0/8
2019-01-21 20:55
#75
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France Astyx 
0/8 (Why 8 btw ?)
2019-01-21 22:51
#79
s1mple | 
United Kingdom ez4swag 
its from the phrase gr8 b8 m8 i r8 8/8 bad bait get 0/8
2019-01-22 00:48
#80
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France Astyx 
S1mple and clear now thanks
2019-01-22 00:48
#60
Dosia | 
Hungary Joco413 
You forgot to mention that half of the games weren't even streamed.
2019-01-21 19:05
The staged of Where they played in front of What 100 max lipuid fans lol this was so bad to watch., the carpet that split up the scene the lighting everything was just wayyyy off.. it looked liked something from the early days of CS. When we know How it Can be like in cologne Katowice Copenhagen seriously somebody Should fine Them for this shit performens
2019-01-21 22:25
#91
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Belgium TomeCS 
Gr8 b8 m8 I r8 8/8
2019-01-22 10:00
Ehh that "great" tournament who postponed the first match with 5 hours, and your asking what issues.
2019-01-21 18:04
jebaited
2019-01-21 18:04
#22
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Yah it was great AF , like the game is at 23:00 -for my region- and got delayed to 04:00 , yah , I didn't watch the matches and I didn't sleep well :D , yah still great ...., finally the match i want to watch start <3 , wait what?! No stream?? Ok , that's gaming Paradise v2
2019-01-21 18:05
??? Issues ???
2019-01-21 18:05
#27
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Nothing everything is perfect
2019-01-21 18:06
+1
2019-01-21 18:06
#30
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
+99
2019-01-21 18:06
=100?
2019-01-21 18:08
#32
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Sometimes
2019-01-21 18:08
When wouldn’t it?
2019-01-21 18:09
#35
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
MrZoldiK got killed , disconnected from life
2019-01-21 18:09
Nice
2019-01-21 18:10
Not 100% sure but alot of people are complaining about it on Twitter. twitter.com/kiocsgoo/status/108707038497..
2019-01-21 18:06
He’s just sad that he lost
2019-01-21 18:08
I doubt that.
2019-01-21 18:11
I believe it
2019-01-21 18:12
Seriously?
2019-01-21 18:18
Anime is illegal in this county
2019-01-21 18:31
wish it was lol
2019-01-22 05:43
#51
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Sweden Flukey 
This is clearly bait. Half the games was not streamed... Not even by community streamers because they were not provided with any IP. Great event when you cant see the games....
2019-01-21 18:35
even though the bait was quite obvious, it still garnered a reaction
2019-01-21 19:21
#92
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Netherlands SenpaiJackS 
there were alot of technical problems in the beginning of the tournament...the first match had like a +2hour delay because of this. Then in the first match the audio was absolutely fucked. The main screen in the stadium wasn't allowed to be used since the pro's could see it so they but up 2 40 inch tv's infront of the stage instead. Which let's be honest...the viewers didn't pay for...Then i heard something about security problems but i'm not sure what was wrong with that.
2019-01-22 10:26
Fake news! This message is brought to you by, iBUYPOWER, NA’s best custom built gaming PCs.
2019-01-22 13:18
ty
2019-01-21 17:59
#3
720 | 
Poland Skrra 
K
2019-01-21 18:00
ok
2019-01-21 18:00
#6
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Sweden La1rea 
Alrighty then.
2019-01-21 18:00
#7
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Serbia VaIiance 
I would say mousesports are not bad and it's not downrange for them. They will be top 4 this year too. Valiance is just better #ValianceTop1 #FearValiance #Tier1Factory
2019-01-21 18:02
#88
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Indonesia Astranesia 
Lol Keep dreaming
2019-01-22 06:21
karma happened. They lost to Vitality lmao
2019-01-23 06:21
sadstralis
2019-01-21 18:00
#10
AdreN | 
Iran Owaxer 
:D
2019-01-21 18:01
neato. thank you hltv for good content and admins that work like 25h a day
2019-01-21 18:01
its fucking funny if TOP5 has to go through fucking minor qualifier
2019-01-21 18:01
#19
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
Of course they do, they went out 0-3 in the last major which means they have to qualify through the minor system. I'm not sure why you are surprised since teams which do badly have to qualify for tournaments.
2019-01-21 18:02
no, its funny because hltv ranking is just for fankids because have no real value for tournaments managers sorry maybe it does have, but not for Valve tourneys. Thats what i mean
2019-01-21 18:21
#56
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
Yea lost to #3,#4 and #8 in freaking bo1's, thats so bad. Meanwhile fnatic got 5 mediacore opponents and coudn't qualify.
2019-01-21 18:59
#58
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
*navi was the only decent team they played
2019-01-21 19:00
#44
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Russia zbogus 
if they would play like top 5 they would qualify
2019-01-21 18:18
Haha i'm excited for the IBP Masters portion
2019-01-21 18:02
#23
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Uzbekistan MUK 
confirmed
2019-01-21 18:04
maybe I should give it another go, it seems interesting this time
2019-01-21 18:11
21:00 on which time-zone? CET?
2019-01-21 18:11
The time at the end adjusts accoring to your custom timezone.
2019-01-21 18:15
Thank you, have a great night.
2019-01-21 18:37
#57
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
That is very intelligent.
2019-01-21 19:00
I think its very basic code wise
2019-01-22 05:39
#86
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
Well I am a nothing but a simple plebeian.
2019-01-22 05:52
#46
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Czech Republic ModusOperandi 
is it possible that mouz won't play any matches until 30th of March at the starseries s6 tournament? If so that would make me think almost irrationally that mouz lost the minor on purpose to get some more VACation o.O
2019-01-21 18:19
#59
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
I asked the org on facebook. They read my message and did not answer. Maybe you can be right. monkaS
2019-01-21 19:05
#66
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Czech Republic ModusOperandi 
I wouldn't blame them for taking some time off even if it were true that they didn't qualify on purpose. I mean all those hours behind a monitor can get pretty overwhelming and definitely it's not a healthy lifestyle, even though some pros compensate the sitting with gym or exercises.. It was just a thought that came up on my mind. Hopefully, we'll see mouz back on track soon!
2019-01-21 19:50
#47
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United States DervGuy 
M OMEGALUL U Z
2019-01-21 18:20
#54
JaCkz | 
United States Bochanka 
Still not as bad as the PGL last year
2019-01-21 18:44
How long is one cast usually?
2019-01-21 19:43
About 2 hours, a bit more
2019-01-22 01:18
#71
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Norway NoeNOR 
Woooow
2019-01-21 20:52
#77
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India Mr_Lonely 
hmmm tldl ..
2019-01-22 00:13
#90
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Korea Jardeet 
I know u have spunj now but I liked it when you had a random guest from a team more Having spunj + a guest would be great as I believe he could ask the most interesting questions instead of 2 HLTV dudes and banks. Maybe a revised panel could be Banks Spunj Striker/prof Guest from a team Or Striker Prof Spunj Guest from team I like spunj
2019-01-22 08:48
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