[VOD] Vertigo's LAN debut, round-robin drawbacks, EPL update on HLTV Confirmed tonight

HLTV Confirmed returns with the 15th episode at 20:00 CEST tonight, which will see the panel look back at the recently concluded Copenhagen and Rio tournaments and give an update on ESL Pro League.

The VOD is now available:

Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, and Milan "Striker" Švejda will be on the panel in the 15th episode, dissecting the conclusion of Copenhagen Games and DreamHack Open Rio.

The latter event featured the first Vertigo matches on LAN, with FURIA destroying their opponents on the newly introduced map on both occasions, so we will look at how the map was played and how it compared to our expectations in the previous episode.

It seems FURIA got a head start on Vertigo

The panel will also update you on the results of groups B & C, which saw some more round-robin drawbacks come into the spotlight as various teams' fates were decided by tiebreakers, and look ahead at the upcoming groups D in both regions.

Lastly, we will preview IEM Sydney a little early this week, with a follow-up set for Friday, when we draft HLTV Fantasy for the Australian event with some guests.

1. Copenhagen Games
- forZe deliver on LAN as well
2. DH Open Rio
- AVANGAR come out on top
- FURIA destroy Vertigo debut
3. EPL groups B & C
- Two more Pro League groups are behind us
- Round robin drawbacks
4. GG.BET Masterbettor
- It's another forfeit for Striker
5. EPL group D
- First LAN appearance for HellRaisers
6. IEM Sydney preview
- An early look at the Australian event

2019-04-22 19:57
Austria shaakeh 
yes yes hltv expected
2019-04-22 19:57
Europe baitpolice 
very shaakeh expected
2019-04-23 02:10
United States Detached 
F5 virgin
2019-04-22 19:57
Sweden Unluko 
2019-04-22 20:04
Unluko men
2019-04-22 22:27
autist | 
Japan Whiteger 
name checks out
2019-04-22 20:10
Austria shaakeh 
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kennyS | 
France Kiirua2 
2019-04-22 20:21
Indonesia EvilPolish 
2019-04-23 05:49
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Singapore Vodka_T1 
2019-04-22 19:57
Kazakhstan PaBuJIb 
Vertigo is for lowskill tier5 teams like Furia, Nordavind and NoChance
2019-04-22 19:58
Albania JonZherka 
Fair checks out
2019-04-22 22:04
World nakTriceps 
FURIA has less experience in comparison with AVANGAR and had great games against them in Major and now in a Grandfinal. So, very bad bait.
2019-04-22 22:09
Norway Nordavind 
>Nordavind >lowskill tier5 Pick 1
2019-04-23 18:10
Kazakhstan PaBuJIb 
Lowskill tier4*
2019-04-23 19:17
2019-04-22 20:20
Nt F10
2019-04-22 22:48
United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
I don't really like vertigo
2019-04-22 20:25
Finland User344 
round robins, aloha robin
2019-04-22 20:28
But Dreamhack Rio didn't feature the first LAN Vertigo match, copenhagen games did.
2019-04-22 20:30
Ex6TenZ | 
Denmark preten 
2019-04-23 00:37
was the first vertigo in a ''''big tournament'''
2019-04-23 00:45
I wouldn't consider Copenhagen much smaller than a DH Open, plus I don't think of DH Opens as "big" tournaments. But even if that's what they meant it's not what they said.
2019-04-23 01:38
Yeah, agreed
2019-04-23 02:16
Finland Weathermen)) 
Very nice!
2019-04-22 20:55
Movistar Riders Vertigo > forze Vertigo atm imo
2019-04-22 21:07
That's not a thing to be proud of. Vertigo is an AIDs map.
2019-04-22 22:30
2019-04-22 22:23
shroud | 
Europe Miichu 
2019-04-22 22:26
4. GG.BET Masterbettor Are they serious? ^^ The guy who came up with that name is probably laughing his ass off.
2019-04-22 22:29
Just noticed, lmao
2019-04-23 00:32
United Kingdom n33b 
So much irrelevant dribble about tiers. Almost as bad as these forums. Gave up watching 5 mins in.
2019-04-22 23:22
United States juraf| 
talking about DH OPEN without talking about AVANGAR at all pretty much, bruh they won their first LAN after roster change and nobody cares, most underrated team by far
2019-04-22 23:47
Did you not see the teams that were there? The only other "good" team was Furia who choked away the final which is a bigger story than Avangar beating a bunch of unknown Brazilians and Americans.
2019-04-23 01:39
ropz | 
Europe SadPuppet 
i dont know why spunj try to explain different formats of tournaments...idiots cry because they favourite team was eliminated at groups and best way for excuse is format... And they dont care about diversity.
2019-04-23 04:03
Round Robin is terrible for CS. Maps difference is actually fair but it does not discriminate enough. You will have draws. Resorting to RD is somewhat fair ONLY if all 30 rounds per map have been played but we know it will not happen. If the players picked that format don't let them pick the format they are clueless. The suitable format that would have respect the wish of the players -- being able to finish 1st when loosing their first match -- would be double elimination bracket. Spunj is so completely wrong in that segment. You can NOT count on competitive integrity just the same way you can not could on your elected representative to not abuse their powers. You need rules that do limit as much as possible for bad actor to act badly. Having different competition with different formats is good unless the formats are bad!
2019-04-23 04:13
United States Vapr 
Terrible map. Cramped layout and because everything is so stacked and tight you can't contrast between areas you think sound is coming from like gunshots and footsteps. Also the way it's layed out let's cts have immediate, unwinnable site control that is just awkward to play with.
2019-04-23 05:48
What the hell is wrong with normal bo3 format that you had to use stupid stinking round robin format?? Blyat
2019-04-23 05:50
Canada top_zozzle 
xxxhoshi in the chat...
2019-04-23 08:51
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
You cloud9 fanboy.
2019-04-23 09:18
United States Trump2020KAG 
Liquid ESLchamps????
2019-04-23 11:51
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