[VOD] Competing leagues, emerging schedule issues, and Major changes on HLTV Confirmed tonight with YNk
Hotseat with YNk
1:26 — Welcoming YNk
2:09 — Plans for 2020
3:32 — The effect of victory at BLAST Pro Series 2019 and reflection on other results of the last year
5:14 — YNk on the consistency issues of FaZe Clan
7:42 — What should we expect from broky?
9:32 — How the team change changed coldzera’s role and play style
11:57 — How CS:GO has changed in the last few years
14:38 — CS:GO at the moment: what is the number one issue?
16:23 — Sponsors’ hesitance about entering the CS:GO events sponsorship market
18:20 — NiP ‘13 reunion confirmed under Dignitas
20:19 — SPUNJ desperately trying to get insight from YNk on the new Dignitas roster performance
21:28 — Pointing out the negatives of the new Dignitas roster
26:52 — nawwk to NiP as second AWP
28:52 — YNk talks about nawwk as a player and NiP’s decision to get him
31:03 — MSL returns to North
34:20 — Complexity in EU Minor after all
36:50 — Na’Vi can’t get anyone
39:57 — The clash of ESL, Plan B, and BLAST
40:50 — How did BLAST get away without clashes?
45:45 — SPUNJ: "BLAST's message is always 'Let's make this work' "
47:55 — YNk: "mouz is not one of the teams that has an insane following if they don't have results, unlike MIBR, Cloud9, even FaZe"
51:10 — Which teams are in B-site?
53:40 — SPUNJ on ELEAGUE and B-site similarities
57:00 — YNk: "There is not enough information on either of the leagues"
58:42 — Professeur: "The top 30-40 teams have no idea what to play for in 2020"
59:40 — ESL Pro League change from 40 to 24 teams
1:01:00 — ENCE pulling out of MDL to be invited to Pro League
1:02:10 — Is ESL winning the League War?
1:07:40 — Is CS:GO going to be better in 2020?
1:12:16 — YNk vs. the Twitch chat
The Major changes
1:19:25 — The changes in the Major qualifier system
1:19:30 — Striker explains the changes in essence
1:21:01 — No more guaranteed spots at the next Major for Top-8. Is it positive?
1:22:12 — Tight event schedule for the next season
1:27:05 — YNk: “You spend the year with three weeks off total. This is insane!”
1:29:42 — The questions to the new Major qualifying events.
1:38:29 — The reasons behind Valve’s decision making on the Major changes
1:46:46 — Fantasy: what is on the line at DH Leipzig?
1:55:50 — Fantasy updates
The last questions
1:57:24 — Dealing with big players in MIBR and FaZe as coach
1:59:20 — Revelations of YNk from switching to coaching after being an analyst
2:01:42 — Would YNk consider going back to the desk if things don’t work out at coaching?
The show will open with a chat with YNk, catching up on his work with FaZe since the additions of Marcelo "coldzera" David and Helvijs "broky" Saukants, before moving towards the recent news that include the Swedish shuffle, the rumors about Natus Vincere, and more.
Then we will jump into the central part of the show, dissecting the league warfare that has started between ESL and "B-Site" and how those two leagues, combined with the changes that happened to the Major qualification process, will affect the calendar in 2020.
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