[VOD] Half-year recap with guest Bleh on HLTV Confirmed

Going live at 20:00, tonight's episode of HLTV Confirmed will feature our regular panel and guest analyst Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam discussing the hottest topics of the first half of 2019.

The VOD is available:

In HLTV Confirmed S03E25, we will be winding back time to the start of the year, revisiting some of our expectations for teams such as fnatic, BIG, and Astralis, as well as look at how the meta shifted due to updates to weapons, maps, and the economy.

We will look back at some of the biggest events of the year on tonight's show

Our panel, featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Milan "Striker" Švejda, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Bleh, will also take a look at the best performing players so far and try to predict which of them could make the Top 20 players of the year list.

The show will go live on 20:00 on our Twitch channel, with more updates about the show available on the dedicated Twitter account.

You can find the full topic list below:

Recent news
-BIG bring back nex & smooya
-gob b announces retirement
-CSPPA announce player break
-Vertigo updated
-Cache to be played in ESL NY showmatch

Revisiting predictions
-Looking back at what we claimed at the start of the year

Top20 expectations
-Which players are likely to finish in the top20?

Meta shift
-Impact of the map pool, AUG, and economy updates

Cutting online CS
-EPL and ECS changes, for better or for worse?
-What more can be done?

Predictions for 2019
-Our bold predictions for the remainder of the year

Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.90
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
India Sudhen 'Bleh' Wahengbam
Sudhen 'Bleh' Wahengbam
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
#1
kr4sylya | 
United Kingdom Wazerz 
Interesting.
2019-08-06 18:24
When are they going to answer people's questions from the forums
2019-08-06 18:25
#7
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Germany Landwirt 
Frankie is responsible for that
2019-08-06 18:28
wtf I want to see SPUNJ respond to all of xxxhoshi's threads
2019-08-06 18:29
#16
OCEAN | 
Reunion 1iquser 
she only reads threads that ask for advice tho
2019-08-06 18:41
Yeah, she doesn't go onto the political threads
2019-08-06 21:07
#29
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Canada thelegend27 
need advice for when i go vote for trump. do I open carry my mp5 or my bushmaster acr when i go to the voting booths?
2019-08-06 21:55
Depends on if they’re armoured
2019-08-06 23:11
youtu.be/oc4BdXKX0Wo 1:45 She did, just not anymore.
2019-08-08 08:23
#2
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Brazil Bene_Tleilax 
Bleh
2019-08-06 18:24
#3
FalleN | 
Brazil nakka 
ill be waiting
2019-08-06 18:24
Jonathan E. when
2019-08-06 18:25
#47
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Italy studiofrat 
+1
2019-08-14 13:25
Bleh
2019-08-06 18:25
#8
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Norway Ludvic 
Bleh bleh bleh
2019-08-06 18:29
#10
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
Nice bleh
2019-08-06 18:29
bleh
2019-08-06 18:32
#12
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United Kingdom SLurSs 
Bleh lol
2019-08-06 18:34
bro, its already half a year :/ time is going so fast nowadays
2019-08-06 18:35
Yeah I feel the same way .
2019-08-07 05:20
we need JONATHAN E
2019-08-06 18:38
liquided half-year
2019-08-06 18:39
#17
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Canada gojira_ 
discussing the most hottest topics of the first half of 2019. 🤔 Many goodly england
2019-08-06 18:46
#26
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India TYZ4 
Lol'd
2019-08-06 21:16
I mean, i think you guys should discuss what would be a hard change for cs, like a total phase shift for the scene, like a new weapon or idk
2019-08-06 18:56
#22
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
r8 revolver buff
2019-08-06 19:49
Remove the awp and you will see a huge change in how the game is played
2019-08-06 22:53
#38
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Poland rude_wredne 
SKINS FOR NADES ARE DEFINETLY THE NEXT BIG THING
2019-08-07 10:34
#40
TaZ | 
Italy SHOX_HORUS 
nades are the only utilities that could get a skin
2019-08-07 10:37
#44
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Poland rude_wredne 
Bomb and defuse kit too.
2019-08-08 13:38
#45
TaZ | 
Italy SHOX_HORUS 
Bomb would be sick.
2019-08-08 19:03
#46
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Poland rude_wredne 
Tbh thats how low my expectations are for valve to do something with the game. No amout of money is enough for GabeN.
2019-08-08 21:50
#39
TaZ | 
Italy SHOX_HORUS 
name checks out
2019-08-07 10:36
Bleh
2019-08-06 18:56
jai bhole ki
2019-08-06 19:40
#21
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
seriously bleh, change nickname while its not too late, so people can take you seriously
2019-08-06 19:48
noone cares
2019-08-06 20:31
There's like 15 people who care about it. 5 of them are those who are talking
2019-08-06 21:38
#28
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Canada thelegend27 
bleh
2019-08-06 21:54
#30
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
thanks for not inviting pimp
2019-08-06 22:31
#34
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United States LaDaDee 
But Zywoo was streaming during this time so I did not watch
2019-08-07 05:32
#35
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
SPUNJ IS A C9 FAN?
2019-08-07 07:40
#36
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Germany KamenFD 
now that daps is in C9, a lot of people became fans of it. It s good to have a decent team again
2019-08-07 09:48
#37
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
C9 is definitely my favourite non-australian team. But I thought SPUNJ would still be an RNG fan despite how likeable C9 is right now
2019-08-07 10:09
very cool!
2019-08-07 15:42
#42
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Denmark zorglubx 
Thank you so much for this insight, great as always! Cheers
2019-08-07 20:39
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