[VOD] Revealing MAD Lions' new coach and discussing Pro League on HLTV Confirmed

The tactician that will take over the helm of MAD Lions will be announced live on the show, at 20:00 on Twitch.

With a unique twist to the HLTV Confirmed show, the guest for tonight's show won't be announced until the broadcast starts. The experienced coach will sit in the "Hot Seat" and talk about MAD Lions' new direction after parting ways with the Danish lineup.

kuben is taking over MAD Lions

The coach will also touch on his previous gig, the type of players MAD Lions are looking to sign, and their goals for this year. In the standard part of the show, the panel which will feature Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Milan "⁠Striker⁠" Švejda, and Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, will touch on recent news and results at ESL Pro League Season 13.

Topics for the show:

Hot seat with MAD Lions coach
-Joining MAD Lions
-Direction of new squad
-Status of the roster
-MAD Lions goals for 2021
-Discussing previous coaching experience
Recent news
-Nivera steps down from Vitality
-Are six-man rosters done?
-OG bench ISSAA
ESL Pro League
-Heroic flawless with MAD Lions backbone
-BIG problems for the Germans
-FunPlus Playoffs
-Are G2 better or worse?
-How legit are ENCE?
-Checking in on Vitality
Playtime
-Viewer questions and leftover topics

Keep track of the show on social media:

HLTV.org on Twitch
HLTV Confirmed on Twitter
HLTV Confirmed on Youtube
HLTV Confirmed Audio

Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
Time is adjusted to your selected timezone
Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.90
DPR:
0.64
Nice, let's hope it's GOD HUNDEN.
2021-03-16 14:42
15 replies
hunden still signed to heroic isnt he?
2021-03-16 14:48
9 replies
yeah and he is also still banned for like 1,5 more years
2021-03-16 14:49
8 replies
His ban was only 8 months so he will be back in June/July
2021-03-16 15:27
7 replies
His twitter bio says "1st may 2021" and nothing else. So I guess that is when he is unbanned.
2021-03-16 16:07
4 replies
That's weird because on Heroics website there's an article from 5 months ago saying his ban lasts 8 months, which would mean he has 3 months left. I'm not gonna complain if he comes back in May though.
2021-03-16 16:13
3 replies
well idk but I don't see what "1st may" should mean if it isnt the day he is unbanned.
2021-03-16 16:13
2 replies
True. Guess 1st May is going to be exciting then.
2021-03-16 16:14
1 reply
#136
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Denmark JHelms
That is indeed the day he gets unbanned. I believe the 8th month announcement was made before reductions were applied, but I am not 100%. He is however banned for the next 5 majors, so that's gonna hurt for Heroic.
2021-03-16 18:35
but he has a major ban or two.
2021-03-16 16:59
1 reply
That's only 1 or 2 tournaments. Just get a replacement for the major and HUNDEN can be the coach for every other tournament.
2021-03-16 17:57
#66
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
confirmed... imgur.com/a/55ObfSO
2021-03-16 15:07
4 replies
#102
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Poland SneKuu
nice!
2021-03-16 15:55
+1
2021-03-16 16:24
good work on this one!
2021-03-16 16:47
wow 😳😳
2021-03-16 17:41
Gamerz how we doin
2021-03-16 14:36
??? WTF
2021-03-16 14:36
LULQUID coach confirmed
2021-03-16 14:36
#5
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Poland Astoner55
inb4 kuben
2021-03-16 14:37
5 replies
#15
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
U may be right actually
2021-03-16 14:39
#143
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Serbia XD___
actually
2021-03-16 20:05
#145
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
you were right
2021-03-16 20:05
1 reply
#150
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Poland Astoner55
ez
2021-03-16 22:26
yes
2021-03-16 20:06
#6
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Netherlands staticNL
ok
2021-03-16 14:37
#7
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Finland Eestu
Very epic.
2021-03-16 14:37
#8
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Guessing it will be Kuben or LEGIJA (and they will bring MICHU with them)
2021-03-16 14:37
19 replies
+1, just don't let LEGIJA be a player
2021-03-16 14:40
6 replies
#42
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United Kingdom tomtom94
when he left Envy he said he was only looking for coaching roles, so just have to hope he doesn't have to stand in again
2021-03-16 14:47
5 replies
but when he became the player again, he said it was his decision or something like that, it's not like he was just a stand-in. maybe he still wants to play, lol
2021-03-16 14:54
4 replies
#54
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Envy was just a mess lol
2021-03-16 14:55
he is still better than krystal, lambert and others
2021-03-16 15:54
2 replies
Can't agree with Krystal part. Krystal better IGL coach and when you consider his role in Godsent a better player. At Attax, you see Krystal more often at the top of the leaderboard cuz he doesn't have to rush every round. And you see at FPX that they get worse and worse since krystal left. They had one good tournament without him and since then the performance go down.
2021-03-16 17:03
1 reply
#139
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Finland Doto_top1
Wdym, they got to the EPL playoffs which is big W
2021-03-16 19:18
Really hoping for legija or emi
2021-03-16 14:40
11 replies
#70
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Serbia XD___
emi can igl very well so he can join as a player
2021-03-16 15:06
10 replies
Would like that too
2021-03-16 15:06
He was smurfing in lvl up
2021-03-16 15:07
3 replies
#84
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Serbia XD___
yeah coz lvlup was playing tier 3 at best but for the 2 turnaments that he was with godsent they only ever lost to mouse and beat astralis and heroic, kinda impressive for such a short time with a team.
2021-03-16 15:21
2 replies
But still imo he's able to smurf t3 there is no reason for him to become a coach
2021-03-17 10:40
1 reply
#154
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Serbia XD___
true
2021-03-17 20:47
Seeing emi back in the igl seat would be great. Been looking forward to seeing him join a team ever since Godsent.
2021-03-16 16:01
emi best Serb
2021-03-16 17:41
Isn't emi working with Extremium now?
2021-03-16 17:49
2 replies
#135
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Serbia XD___
letn1 and kassad, as far as I know
2021-03-16 18:32
1 reply
Oh I confused letni with emi, nvm.
2021-03-16 18:45
XANTARES pog
2021-03-16 14:38
YnK 100%
2021-03-16 14:38
3 replies
#23
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Portugal Agricultor
+1
2021-03-16 14:41
also thinking YNK or maybe Pita?
2021-03-16 16:49
1 reply
Pita is part of Swedish TV show now
2021-03-16 17:19
TMB Calyx MICHU woxic chrisj
2021-03-16 14:39
2 replies
i can only imagine
2021-03-16 14:42
Prob -calxy,w0xic,chrisJ +flusha,espiranto,otto
2021-03-16 14:55
Is it the time for the return of HUNDEN?!??
2021-03-16 14:39
4 replies
No he's in Heroic
2021-03-16 14:40
he is banned for 2 years so no
2021-03-16 14:40
1 reply
Im unbanned 30 april :(
2021-03-16 16:09
he's still banned
2021-03-16 14:40
#13
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
Excited
2021-03-16 14:39
#14
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North America drac0z
SEANG? POG
2021-03-16 14:39
#16
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Germany Nachofish
paaag
2021-03-16 14:39
Rejin?
2021-03-16 14:41
6 replies
isn't he still banned?
2021-03-16 14:43
3 replies
yes but he is the gm of mad lions, he made this signing
2021-03-16 14:44
2 replies
wait he's the GM of Mad lions? I didnt know that
2021-03-16 14:45
1 reply
according to his twitter yes
2021-03-16 14:45
rejin is the gm of mad lions, he is behind this signing and hes banned
2021-03-16 14:44
1 reply
Oh okay, i see. Thx I saw somewhere like 2-3 weeks ago "rejin joined ML" or something but didnt read it completely.
2021-03-16 14:47
Pita recently got unbanned, could be him. Perhaps legija or so?
2021-03-16 14:43
10 replies
hltv.org/gallery/view/101420 i think this kinda looks like the picture
2021-03-16 14:45
9 replies
in a way yes but keep in mind we might be getting fooled here
2021-03-16 14:45
8 replies
yeah it could be someone like ChrisJ who is retiring and becoming a coach, could also be someone like xizt
2021-03-16 15:05
7 replies
xist would be cool, i think chrisj said he wouldn't wanna be a coach
2021-03-16 15:06
4 replies
yeah but imagine if it is
2021-03-16 15:09
3 replies
it would be cool and might work out, the fpx guys were happy with the way they played
2021-03-16 15:11
2 replies
yeah but i sorta hope they would get chrisJ but i highly doubt he is gona join
2021-03-16 15:14
1 reply
He shouldve joined FPX, He wont get better options
2021-03-16 15:48
#141
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United States PP_Bizon
looking at the picture they put on hltv confirmed twitter I thought it was chrisj
2021-03-16 19:40
1 reply
hopefully yes and no at the same time, imo he would be a good coach but i dont want him to retire
2021-03-16 19:50
Kuben or Mac-1
2021-03-16 14:43
#28
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Brazil NegoNey
my bet is on Tow B!
2021-03-16 14:44
6 replies
no tow B left big cuz skinbaron was making him too much money
2021-03-16 14:45
4 replies
#41
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Brazil NegoNey
since DuDe took the coach role BIG became way more inconsistent
2021-03-16 14:47
3 replies
that's true sadly
2021-03-16 15:06
Dude has not the "standing" in the team towB had and that is why it doesn't work with him. And I doubt it ever will. GobB would be a better option for BIG
2021-03-16 17:05
1 reply
#151
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Brazil NegoNey
fist time i agree with a german! have a good day!
2021-03-17 00:16
As would TowB leave germany to become coach of Mad lions. maybe for Astralis but not for that team. Except they pay him a million.
2021-03-16 17:04
pita? kinda looks the same not sure tho hltv.org/gallery/view/101420
2021-03-16 14:44
2 replies
It looks like a generic dark figure to me, don't think it's actually a real person
2021-03-16 16:00
1 reply
true but it usually is someone
2021-03-16 17:02
#34
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Brazil NegoNey
TMB (lurker) michu (entry) xsepower (awp) twist (igl) EspiranTo (2nd entry) coach: tow b, or pita or xizt who knows
2021-03-16 14:46
5 replies
Twist is pure shit. And he already has a team, in tier3 where he belongs
2021-03-16 14:59
4 replies
Because he just joined the team? You expect him to become tier 1 in a month?
2021-03-16 15:09
2 replies
That team is just for fun
2021-03-16 15:57
1 reply
Yeah that too
2021-03-17 10:41
#96
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Brazil NegoNey
twist is actually not that bad
2021-03-16 15:42
#35
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Pakistan hawrU
it might be Pita
2021-03-16 14:45
#39
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Germany ChRiZOwow
It’s me!
2021-03-16 14:45
2 replies
congrats!
2021-03-16 15:06
gj on coaching gig, nice secret reveal on hltv confirmerino'd
2021-03-16 16:26
#40
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Russia iiinej
Johnta / lmbt + xsepower in MAD Lions would be good.
2021-03-16 14:47
TMB MICHU tudsoN EspiranTo Calyx kuben - C
2021-03-16 14:47
3 replies
#46
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Poland Aktivooo
who igl? xd
2021-03-16 14:48
2 replies
ofc michu
2021-03-16 14:54
1 reply
#97
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Brazil NegoNey
lmfao
2021-03-16 15:43
HUNDEN
2021-03-16 14:49
#50
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Russia Syonamaru
xsepower pls
2021-03-16 14:54
3 weeks ago they said they will update soon, and they only have coach for now? omegalul
2021-03-16 14:58
1 reply
#57
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
imo they have whole team, but people in madlions are stupid (look what they did to innocent)
2021-03-16 14:57
#56
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
MICHU TudsoN Calyx NBK EspiranTo Kuben
2021-03-16 14:56
2 replies
Why would they get Tudson over keeping TMB
2021-03-16 14:58
1 reply
#63
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
you can be right but TudsoN said today on his stream that he is joinng big team in a few days so i don't see any bigger org without main awp (maybe g2, c9)
2021-03-16 15:01
HenryG POG
2021-03-16 14:58
#59
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Croatia nAmeless69
TMB Twist MICHU Calyx xsepower Weird lineup
2021-03-16 14:58
future valorant line up
2021-03-16 14:58
#64
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
MadLions have stupid managers. Max 3 months and disband for valorant
2021-03-16 15:01
1 reply
nah its Rejin now, he will want to keep a good team
2021-03-16 15:15
BIG problems for the Germans😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
2021-03-16 15:01
peacemaker xD
2021-03-16 15:06
3 replies
Could be, but, i dont think so. That hair does not look like Peacemakers. It looks like Pitas, but lets wait and see.
2021-03-16 15:20
2 replies
I'm praying its not him, i mean he was Mad Lions coach, again? Nah #teamdestroyer
2021-03-16 15:30
1 reply
Yeah, but he left 1½ month ago. So..i doubt its him tbh. I think its Pita, but lets wait and see.
2021-03-16 15:31
bruh
2021-03-16 15:07
I think it's Olofmeister. :)
2021-03-16 15:07
2 replies
#87
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Indonesia LosD
What a Hot Take man
2021-03-16 15:26
1 reply
Would be a huge surprise :D
2021-03-16 16:42
Flusha SunNy Espiranto TMB xsepower/otto
2021-03-16 15:14
Pita? Looks like his hair tbh. Will be very interesting to see what team Reijn manage to build
2021-03-16 15:31
Jumpy
2021-03-16 15:23
LEGIJA :)
2021-03-16 15:30
1 reply
I dunno Legja is a wide guy the foto doesn't seem to fit.
2021-03-16 17:10
#92
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Sweden axelious
100 % gonna be xizt
2021-03-16 15:31
Ok
2021-03-16 15:33
#94
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Estonia qoznyyy
already forgot that mad lions exist
2021-03-16 15:36
#95
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Lithuania DoviZ
Pick EspiranTo
2021-03-16 15:42
1 reply
+1
2021-03-16 15:49
-peacemaker +Peacemaker Or +ChrisJ -chrisj +chrisj
2021-03-16 15:52
pita
2021-03-16 16:44
ISSA + woxic first two members?
2021-03-16 16:48
zeves
2021-03-16 16:49
#122
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Turkey 69kagan
I wouldn't be surprised if it is some big coach
2021-03-16 17:03
#127
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Sweden Hasklon
hltv confirmed in the big leagues
2021-03-16 17:27
no hunden no party
2021-03-16 17:35
#129
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Sweden Nappev
Wuote me when Rejin appears.
2021-03-16 17:41
#134
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
peacmaker
2021-03-16 18:31
hunden cam lets go
2021-03-16 18:53
#140
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Lithuania andy_
Zonic inc
2021-03-16 19:28
lets goo kuben mad lion top10 in 3 monhs
2021-03-16 20:05
#147
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Poland 1DzikuS
LETS GOOOOOOO
2021-03-16 20:08
#148
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Finland Nollegee
Nice kuben
2021-03-16 20:09
#149
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
#56 lol
2021-03-16 20:56
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