[VOD] HLTV Confirmed Season 5 starts tonight with guest jks

HLTV.org's live show returns from a break at 21:00 on Twitch, with 100 Thieves star Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage joining as guest.

Timestamps available on Youtube

The fourth season of HLTV Confirmed was concluded at the end of June, with Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz joining to talk about Astralis' roster changes and player burnout. Following a short summer break, the live podcast featuring Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Milan "⁠Striker⁠" Švejda, and Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin is back in business.

Get to know jks better tonight on HLTV Confirmed

To kick it all off, we welcome jks to the show, who has been a consistent force over the last two years, with his entrance into the top 20 players list in 2019 a proof of that. The Australian will be talking about 100 Thieves' coach change and recent struggles, as well as general CS topics and recent news.

Topic list (pending changes):

Hot seat with jks
-Dissapointing end to last season
-ImAPet for kassad, changes to the team?
-Secret of good individual form
-Preparation/expectation for second half of 2020

Top 3
-Best news of 2020 so far

Recent news
-nitr0 -> grim for Liquid, nitr0's next step?
-Lekr0 dumps MAD Lions
-Kjaerbye leaves North
-ALEX to FaZe $600,000 rumor
-Renegades confirm mithR addition
-Who else could/should make a change?

DH Summer
-First test for NA top teams
-European mixed bag

Rest of 2020
-ESL One Cologne 2020 to be held online
-Pro League/Major chances of happening?
-Will we have a LAN in 2020?

Playtime
-Viewer questions and leftover topics

While only a few season 5 updates are ready for the first episode, new segments and concepts will be introduced as the season rolls on, including a reworked viewer quiz. With that being said, we invite you to give us feedback and share ideas about the show via Twitter or other social media:

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HLTV Confirmed on Twitter
HLTV Confirmed on Youtube
HLTV Confirmed Audio

Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
31
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
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
931
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1507
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
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nice
2020-07-30 16:06
Ez for jeffrey killer savage
2020-08-02 18:48
Pog
2020-07-30 16:06
#5
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Switzerland x676
nice
2020-07-30 16:06
#6
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Finland Cucumber))
can't wait to listen to this )
2020-07-30 16:06
YTB
2020-07-30 16:07
#9
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Germany Flachzange
jks is a savage btw
2020-07-30 16:08
beast from downunder
2020-07-30 16:11
#11
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World Beard43
Legend! 0430 is too early for me but I'll catch a replay.
2020-07-30 16:17
letsgooo
2020-07-30 16:25
savage
2020-07-30 16:25
Justin Savage
2020-07-30 16:44
#18
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China HEIDASHUAi
Savage
2020-07-30 17:03
100 Thieves have potential, they just need more time. I love the change Liquid is making, as for nitr0, he played really bad recently, it will be hard for him to find decent team. As for NA scene, I think Evil Geniuses is going to stay on TOP for some time. And I'm really sad that ESL One Cologne is going to be played online, this is my favourite tournament.
2020-07-30 17:05
#21
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Poland kvvach
C9 should buy nitro their tean is bad and need changes
2020-07-30 17:16
+1
2020-07-30 19:20
I don't think Cloud9 will be interested in nitr0, but they will most likely make some changes.
2020-07-30 19:51
#44
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Denmark Notallama
Hard for an experienced IGL to find a team in NA??? They dont exactly have a massive amount of those.
2020-07-31 07:58
They don't have a massive amount of player that are not IGL anymore and are still fragging really bad?
2020-07-31 10:42
#46
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Denmark Notallama
I'm not exactly a big fan of NA CS, but nitr0 has experience as an IGL for a team that has been nr.1 in the world for a prolonged time and won big titles along with the Intel Grand Slam. If you're honestly implying that he will have a hard time finding a team that would want him as an IGL, you're either dumb or baiting. NA barely have any IGLs as it is.
2020-07-31 11:29
stanislaw, Stewie2K, daps, JT, steel, Nifty, Shakezullah, Zellsis, there are a couple of them.
2020-07-31 11:42
#48
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Denmark Notallama
Did you manage to keep a straight face while making that list?
2020-07-31 11:51
Ofc. bro, I played Poker a lot when I was younger hahaha
2020-07-31 12:42
Only proper IGL on that list is daps, steel, stanislaw and maybe JT, but cant speak on him to be honest. Rest are no real IGLs.
2020-08-01 02:45
Stewie2K, Nifty, Shakezullah and Zellsis are not IGL's? LOL
2020-08-01 11:17
Is Niko an IGL? Just to be clear what ur definition of an IGL is. There are players who IGL for their team and there are IGL by nature. Huge difference.
2020-08-01 15:13
Obviously ppl that IGL their team are IGL's lol. There is no difference, maybe if you think about them as a person, but not in game lol.
2020-08-02 12:59
Lets agree to disagree. Leading/Calling is natural for some people, for others its something they have to do cause of lack of other people who can/want to do it, but its not their natural choice. Otherwise u would say that Niko to name the most famous example is a natural IGL while he was never one stepping his foot into CS(GO). Im pretty sure people like daps from ur list are natural born IGL cause of their personality and approach to the game, the team and so on. The reasoning behind is that natural IGL think for their team first, not for themselves like most players. They think about every step, what tactic, what is helping the team, how to counter this and that. Im pretty sure thats not the mentality of Niko and other "forced" IGL. No team with a "forced" IGL will ever be called even close to a great tactical team. You dont just become a gob b f.e. over night. People can learn it of course, but when push comes to shove, their natural instincts will kick in. Its not my point to flame Niko or other "forced" IGL, just saying that they will never be seen as any traditional IGL who can form and great a great tactical team from the ground.
2020-08-02 18:50
I mean, let's be honest, NiKo's IGLing is a total joke. Good IGL's think about ever step, every tactic, what helps the team and everything what you said. gob b was a good IGL ,sad that he retired. I agree that forced IGL's will never be as good as traditional.
2020-08-02 20:05
Stewie2kekw
2020-08-02 18:49
Stewie2K is not bad IGL, he is fragging well for an IGL, and he is also able to entry frag sometime. He makes huge job for the team.
2020-08-02 20:08
#20
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Poland kvvach
You forgot Movistar Riders -Eastor Mertz new team rumors
2020-07-30 17:13
Nice
2020-07-30 17:25
YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2020-07-30 17:47
#28
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India aR__
I really miss watching competitive CS. At last, we get something.
2020-07-30 18:22
#29
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Russia ToughGuy
s1mple when?
2020-07-30 19:09
ALEX to FaZe $600,000 rumor Wait, what? Is there a news on this? Anyone?
2020-07-30 19:18
Nope, its just a rumour
2020-07-30 19:52
Oh okay2... Ty mens(((
2020-07-30 20:14
No MIBR over godsent topic?? Okay trash season start. I thought when Professeur tweet about this "joke" decision it would be topic but instead, tier 3 news are topic
2020-07-30 19:58
Can't wait to see Zvonimir <3
2020-07-30 20:40
#39
Lekr0 | 
Sweden Onkov
same here:)
2020-07-30 20:59
Ballu XDXDXD
2020-08-02 18:50
#40
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United States xiquo
his name actually stands for "Just Kill Someone" The joke is he gets all the kills and you die. Kappa
2020-07-30 22:13
PogChamp first time i will hear this savage man talk!
2020-07-31 18:36
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