[VOD] Battle between EPL and "B site"; BLAST Premier kick-off on HLTV Confirmed tonight with guest Semmler
The VOD is available (YouTube to follow):
1:25 - Introducing Semmler
2:05 - Semmler on his return to CS:GO
2:57 - The difference between working on Overwatch League and CS:GO events
4:29 - What Overwatch League experienced gave to Semmler?
5:50 - Did Semmler always want to come back to CS:GO?
7:24 - What role in the broadcast Semmler is going to pursue?
9:56 - Semmler’s opinion on the changes that happened in the game
13:42 - Striker explains BLAST’s format
14:28 - How absence of mousesports and fnatic will affect BLAST Premier Spring
15:53 - Will BLAST set the tone for the season?
17:34 - SPUNJ shares some insights on the BLAST scheduling
18:58 - How important is BLAST in the 2020 schedule?
21:18 - Will the single organizer prevail in CS:GO?
25:30 - Discussing Group A of BLAST
27:14 - “I’m calling this right now: nawwk should be the primary AWP of NiP” - Striker
30:04 - Can MIBR return to the CS:GO elite?
33:33 - What does Semmler becoming spokesperson for B Site mean?
37:50 - Semmler comments on lack of information about B Site
42:42 - How B Site is going to make money?
44:46 - Will the teams be able to return their massive investments for participating in B Site?
47:48 - How the teams who bought the franchise and who qualified will coexist within the model?
52:01 - What happens if B Site won’t get top teams right away?
55:55 - Do leagues in CS:GO work at all?
1:06:24 - What is known about B Site’s format now
1:08:48 - Few last questions for Semmler
1:13:02 - SPUNJ vs. Twitch chat
1:22:45 - Striker explains ESL Pro League drama
1:25:17 - ESL is trying to make the format more profitable. Is it good or bad?
1:29:20 - SPUNJ gives insight on the Oceanic teams
1:32:41 - Uncertainty with EPL Relegation system
1:36:02 - Announcing invited teams that are not confirmed - good or bad?
1:42:44 - Discussing the released list of the teams
1:48:22 - ESL’s apology - does it help?
1:54:04 - What power does CSPPA have?
1:59:58 - Prof: "CSPPA as an entity should watch out for this"
2:01:30 - SPUNJ: "We are already doing too much for players"
2:05:10 - Another full-on SPUNJ rant
2:14:40 - Good, Bad, Ugly: DreamHack Leipzig
2:14:50 - Good: BIG triumph with the new lineup
2:19:50 - Bad: No Danes in the final
2:26:57 - Ugly: Virtus.pro keep flunking
The caster and host returning to CS:GO from Overwatch will be joined by the regular panel of HLTV Confirmed, including Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda.
The discussion on the show will again be based around the two leagues, ESL Pro League and "B site", with new details coming out since the last episode with YNk, as well as Semmler being able to contribute with additional insight from the "B site" side.
The topic list for the show is below (updates possible):
Hotseat with Semmler (10 min)
-Return to CS:GO
-Taking up hosting
-Fresh view on CS:GO
BLAST Premier (15 min)
-What is this season going to look like?
-How important is BLAST in the 2020 schedule?
-Liquid + 1 to advance from Group A
B Site update (35 min)
-What we know so far
-Semmler talks about his involvement
-What is B site going to do differently?
-Sustainability or inflation?
SPUNJ vs. Twitch chat (10 min)
-Can Chad pull off a Titanic upset?
EPL drama (30 min)
-EPL officially cut to 24 teams - who is affected?
-ESL's apology - does it help?
-What power does CSPPA have?
GBU: DH Leipzig (20 min)
-Good: BIG triumph with the new lineup
-Bad: No Danes in the final
-Ugly: Virtus.pro keep flunking
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