[VOD] Discussing Vitality's slow start to the year on HLTV Confirmed with apEX

The French leader joins the show live at 20:00 to talk about Vitality's problems and their outlook for 2021.

Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire takes part in the 'HLTV Confirmed' show as his team faces a crisis, having gone out early in the last three tournaments they played. Figuring out what went wrong for the squad that was competing for the title of the best team in 2020 will be the key topic of the show.

Where does Vitality go from here?

The 28-year-old player will help the panel understand the roles in Vitality better and give insight into why they decided to move away from the 6-man roster and bench Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom. Additionally, we will explore the state of the French scene, and scour the recent news for the most interesting bits of information.

The show, featuring panelists Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Milan "⁠Striker⁠" Švejda, and Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, will focus on Pro League results towards the tail end, before it is wrapped up with viewer questions.

Topic list:

Hot seat with apEX
-How do we rate Vitality's 2020?
-Plans for 2021. When did things go wrong?
-Dropping 6-man roster and Nivera
-Roles in Vitality
-Best and worst moments as IGL
-French scene at the moment
Recent news
-ESL Pro League player council launched
-Details regarding MDL matchfixing unveiled
-OG trial flameZ
-Nemiga sign iDISBALANCE
ESL Pro League
-FURIA & Complexity surprise in playoffs
-NAVI fall short
-Final week of playoffs, who needs the title the most?
-Parimatch matchmaker
-Viewer questions and leftover topics

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HLTV Confirmed Audio

Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
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Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
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Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
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France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
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Oh apex...
2021-04-06 14:17
1 reply
2021-04-06 14:17
North America pkheat
keep it rolling
2021-04-06 14:17
2021-04-06 14:17
Rip apex
2021-04-06 14:17
Save ZywOo.
2021-04-06 14:18
5 replies
G2 - NiKo +Zywoo
2021-04-06 14:21
4 replies
Why would he downgrade?
2021-04-06 14:56
3 replies
2021-04-06 16:12
2 replies
G2 no trophy since 2017
2021-04-06 16:41
1 reply
Still, currently they better
2021-04-06 17:17
-RPK/Misutaa +Nivera pls
2021-04-06 14:19
8 replies
You cant replace RpK's role without rebuiling the whole team strats and roles, and no one wants to take shitty roles he Plays cuz everyone at french scene have huge af ego besides RpK amanek and ZywOo. -Misutaaa is Smart move till he finish school cuz you can clearly see that he is not 100% focused on game and he lost his impact at vita game but he fit the system and they doesnt have to force anyone to play out of his game. But fit wise Nivera is playing really similiar game to shox soo you still have to force one of them to play different roles than they are comfortable with, this is why i believe they kept Misu over Nivera for now.
2021-04-06 14:36
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RpK | 
France HippzZ
2021-04-06 14:52
+1 also bodyy on the no ego list Also Nivera is an awper, and they already had shox as a 2nd sniper
2021-04-06 15:17
+1 RpK is almost never seen by casual fans.
2021-04-06 15:56
Russia M1shV4T
2021-04-06 16:20
Best men! Respect your discussion
2021-04-06 17:17
2021-04-06 21:34
2021-04-07 00:10
+nivera with 6 man roster again
2021-04-06 14:20
that picture tho hahha
2021-04-06 14:21
Georgia no_scene
every HLTV confirmed is about "NaVi fall short" or "NaVi is back to being best"... like this fucking team is definition of inconsistency
2021-04-06 14:23
2 replies
-flamie +b1t
2021-04-06 15:52
Back to being best once at year This is definition of fluke
2021-04-07 09:23
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
They were good blast finals in january but they lost 2 very close games to astralis and navi then everthing went horrible
2021-04-06 14:23
There's someone on HLTV that I will definitely NOT going to see...nor any other place!
2021-04-06 14:28
1 reply
Europe Cr3eP_70
+1 Below average player, Leader wannabe character, Despicable human being. How could someone want to listen to garbage...
2021-04-08 14:01
United States Surviberg
Vitality just need to stop relying on ZywOo so much and they will become a top team again. Too many times we've seen Vitality lose because ZywOo doesn't pull a 1.5+ rating out of his ass, and it shows as too how dependent this team is on ZywOo...
2021-04-06 14:31
3 replies
The biggest problem is that they are not playing as much for ZywOo as they did when alex was IGL, but for no reason after apEX's break they play different way, like they try to put shox in bigger role and use other 3 as a supports to this 2 man show but its not working like it worked when they used more balanced team strats, also they stopped using this pack mentality at t site with good agressive push and they play slower splits instead what made me really worried cuz its looking like strats from shox g2 igl days,than pre break vita. Also misutaaa is not 100% focused on the game cuz if im not mistaken that his last year at school and he is focused on studying more than practicing and playing game it self. Hopefully they bounce back after this long break cuz start of the year is terrible for them for sure.
2021-04-06 14:43
2 replies
the biggest problem?? With Alex you go to the final or go out as the last place. Apex idea brought a lot more consistency at a higher level to the team. Now they have an obv issue but also Zywho isn't performing. If zywho is really the best he would only play bad when HE has a bad day but that isn't the case he completes needs his team and that makes him not very helpful in a crisis like this.
2021-04-06 17:30
1 reply
the thing is they lack firepower except zywoo, if zywoo has a bad game his team loose.. it s zywoo life since 2017.. older player like shox rpk , already won lot of trophy they don t have the motivtion to train like young players and these newest teams getting in the top 10 who play a lot the game, rpk shox apex and misuta (with school) need to level up , their individual skill is not enought, tactically they are ok
2021-04-06 18:22
Question for apex: how do you feel about people crying about ur reactions?
2021-04-06 14:40
ZywOo needs a vacation. A long one
2021-04-06 14:46
2021-04-06 14:49
that stream nerf hit them hard
2021-04-06 14:55
3 replies
Nice bait
2021-04-06 15:03
2021-04-06 17:18
+1 axaxaxaxa
2021-04-07 01:41
apex the mad baby
2021-04-06 15:08
Vitality made a stupid decision, letting Nivera walk, this guy definitely has some potential
2021-04-06 15:38
2 replies
France ilian_87
They didn't have a choice, valve's fault
2021-04-07 11:47
They couldn't keep him because of Valve absolutely stupid decision to forbid 6 men rosters. Not Vitality's fault on that one.
2021-04-08 20:34
India xEleanorex
2021-04-06 15:45
1 reply
2021-04-06 18:46
ohhhh apex...
2021-04-06 15:55
I really hope navi and vita start regaining their form. I cant wait to see the clashes between the top 2 players of the game. Navi vs vita is the CIS vs EU game that I want to see. :((
2021-04-06 15:59
1 reply
+1 navi vs vita, it's always insane
2021-04-06 20:24
This guy malding on interview inc
2021-04-06 16:01
vitality sucks shit
2021-04-06 16:11
- Apex - RPK - Sh0x
2021-04-06 16:16
Interview of tier4 team IGL xD
2021-04-06 16:19
removing Nivera was truly the most puzzling move of this year so far
2021-04-06 16:23
2021-04-06 16:39
Apex why do you only show the middle finger to the GOAT S1mple? Do you feel inferior?
2021-04-06 16:47
1 reply
2021-04-07 05:23
please keep losing, the odds are always too good
2021-04-06 17:07
Should be a good one!
2021-04-06 17:46
still in hot seat with apEX an hour later lol
2021-04-06 20:57
2021-04-06 22:41
don't worry zywoo will be good for only 1 month and not retarded*, unbiased* hltv admins like monk.e aka jonathan.e will give him top 1
2021-04-07 05:51
2021-04-07 18:53
apex the baby bot
2021-04-07 19:28
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