[VOD] HLTV Confirmed with guest nafany: joining Youngsters, becoming IGL, climbing to #1

Gambit's leader will join the HLTV Confirmed show live on Twitch at 20:00 to talk about their path from academy team to best in the world.

Winning their third consecutive tournament on Sunday, the BLAST Premier Spring Final, Gambit have cemented themselves as the best team in the world. As the online era seems to be coming to a close, they have left the second-placed Natus Vincere 355 points behind them in the world ranking.

To understand how a team that was considered an academy squad just eight months ago become such a powerhouse, we invited their 20-year-old captain Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov to join the HLTV Confirmed show.

nafany will talk about his journey in Gambit

Together with Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Milan "⁠Striker⁠" Švejda, and Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, the Russian player will give his insight on the most recent news, talk about the results at BLAST Spring, and preview the upcoming StarLadder CIS RMR tournament.

Topics for the show:

Hot seat with nafany
- First events and motivation to compete
- Joining Gambit Youngsters in 2019
- Becoming top 40, CIS Minor and MSI Finals
- Playing through 2020 summer break
- Assuming IGL role, Hobbit addition
- Breaking into tier 1, biggest wins, best moments
- Looking forward: return to LAN and Major
Recent news
- Major in Stockholm under question?
- woxic teases new team
- daps back to CS:GO
- mouz academy announced
BLAST Spring
- Gambit - NAVI rivalry
- G3rd-4th Esports
- Assesing NIP with device
CIS RMR
- How do VP, Spirit, and Entropiq match up?
- Which scrappy underdog will surprise?
Playtime
- Parimatch matchmaker game
- 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:
0.88
Maps played:
160
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.90
DPR:
0.64
Russia Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Vladislav 'nafany' Gorshkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
699
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
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#1
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Finland Cucumber))
Huge
2021-06-22 14:44
11 replies
Another news Allu benched, Hades signed
2021-06-22 14:54
8 replies
#13
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Finland Cucumber))
Also huge
2021-06-22 14:56
6 replies
More huge than mouz academy
2021-06-22 15:20
5 replies
Not as huge as FaZe win major
2021-06-22 15:50
4 replies
#43
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United Arab Emirates Gooneev
Let them first win a match... (as a faze fan)
2021-06-22 16:41
3 replies
They're saving strats
2021-06-22 16:58
2 replies
#59
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United Arab Emirates Gooneev
for what... they cant qualify for the major with the points they have
2021-06-22 20:27
1 reply
Saving strat for coldzera new team
2021-06-23 00:48
#57
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Finland Tatuq
Allu basically benched himself
2021-06-22 19:48
The News is that Nafany won’t be able to communicate on a decent level. I don’t speak Perfect English, but you can see him struggle in a number of short Interviews already. Probs to him for still joining a show where he has to come out of his comfort zone
2021-06-22 15:20
1 reply
#42
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Estonia thisba!tes
Huge respect for king of naffers!
2021-06-22 16:29
nafany god
2021-06-22 14:44
Will be interesting
2021-06-22 14:44
1 reply
+1
2021-06-22 16:49
Not with a HTLV user? disappointed
2021-06-22 14:45
2 replies
They should make an episode with Gucci_Lele
2021-06-22 16:11
1 reply
#85
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Norway thojo
no, minecraft steven
2021-06-23 11:48
Analyze that 1v1 vs Boombla
2021-06-22 14:48
Interesting
2021-06-22 14:49
#8
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Japan Misteear
Damn it feels good to be a NAFFER
2021-06-22 14:50
#9
saffee | 
Brazil kLv_
"G3rd-4th Esports" KEKW
2021-06-22 14:50
#9 + lowkey pog but i think his English is pretty bad.
2021-06-22 14:54
#12
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Ireland JesuSenia
Wtf i thought i was supposed to be the guest
2021-06-22 14:55
I hope you have enjoyed the online era, because it will be the only thing where they can be dominant lul
2021-06-22 15:03
1 reply
#92
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Canada hsal
are you actually unironically being this ignorant or are you just trolling?
2021-06-23 15:57
Question to Nafany and Gambit boys: "Do they have any concrete plan adapting to LAN environment as fast as possible?"
2021-06-22 14:57
1 reply
they answered it in Q/A they did on gambit esports channel, it has english subtitles, the whole team was there and it was surprising to see how well-spoken and clear groove was and interz also being cheeky :D
2021-06-22 15:40
pog
2021-06-22 14:58
Top 1 IGL rn
2021-06-22 15:02
G3rd-4th Esports lol
2021-06-22 15:02
3 replies
xd +1
2021-06-22 15:14
My small brain needs explanation, is it about G2 ?
2021-06-22 16:01
1 reply
name checks out
2021-06-22 16:06
POGGGG lets go nafany any nafaners
2021-06-22 15:03
This is gonna be a good one
2021-06-22 15:04
lets go
2021-06-22 15:06
NICE!
2021-06-22 15:07
g3rd-4th. lul
2021-06-22 15:11
#27
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Europe dioio
nice!
2021-06-22 15:23
PagMan
2021-06-22 15:26
#29
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Russia M1shV4T
>G3rd-4th esports Omegalul
2021-06-22 15:28
harasho
2021-06-22 15:30
#31
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Switzerland nierg
Ok this is sick, but I hope the hosts understand that they have to dumb down their English a little for nafany to be relevant to the discussion.
2021-06-22 15:33
hopefully mr nafunny understands the questions and answers accordingly :D
2021-06-22 15:42
2 replies
he has a good englando
2021-06-22 17:13
1 reply
well he made me eat my words nd made me fall in love what can i say mens)()()()
2021-06-23 00:37
G3rd-4th Esports lmao
2021-06-22 15:59
Spunj saying they're having trouble finding someone this week to getting nafany wtf Pog. Ill watch this live for sure
2021-06-22 16:19
#41
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Estonia thisba!tes
NAFFERS strong like never before 🤍
2021-06-22 16:26
Spunj did smooya dirty
2021-06-22 16:44
Interesting personality
2021-06-22 17:03
Nice!
2021-06-22 17:03
#50
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United States PP_Bizon
Wasn't expecting nafany on hltv confirmed, will be looking forward to today's episode. Also respect for nafany coming into hltv confirmed despite not having the best English.
2021-06-22 17:21
2 replies
+1
2021-06-22 17:52
+1
2021-06-22 22:39
gonna be a lot of words lost in translation lmao, respect to nafany but they need to get hobbit on!!!
2021-06-22 17:22
1 reply
+1 hobbit would be sick
2021-06-23 00:48
Why is Major in Stockholm Under Question ?
2021-06-22 17:48
8 replies
because its supposed to be in the same venue as the TI which is now canceled...
2021-06-22 21:26
7 replies
Thanks For The info Mens
2021-06-22 22:10
1 reply
its month earlier tho
2021-06-22 22:12
#91
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Finland kalza1
yea that shit makes no sense, especially now with vaccinations coming up n shit
2021-06-23 15:42
4 replies
Not a real sport :/
2021-06-23 16:23
3 replies
#94
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Finland kalza1
cringe thing to say in 2021
2021-06-23 17:57
2 replies
Tell the Swedish government!
2021-06-23 18:34
1 reply
Those Morons can accept 69 Genders but cant accept esports as Real Sports WTF..
2021-07-11 12:23
Interesting
2021-06-22 17:55
#55
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Poland Gocuu
Veryveryveeeryy nice
2021-06-22 17:58
#56
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Asia Drag0nJ
ahahahahahahahahaha
2021-06-22 19:04
Nafbot playing for gambot will be in hltv confirmed. Nice!
2021-06-22 19:54
2 replies
#76
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Ukraine Kastrulya
so funny 10 iq kid
2021-06-23 01:58
1 reply
#90
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Finland kalza1
chill out he is romanian he has nothing better to do
2021-06-23 15:41
Nafany is doing great. Much respect for him <3
2021-06-22 20:40
Nafany: "he is nice guy in real life" literally about every CIS player xD
2021-06-22 21:10
1 reply
#99
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CIS TheBigSAM
Most of top-10 CIS teams' players are very nice and chill people, yep
2021-06-24 00:51
Damn it feels good to be a nafaner
2021-06-22 21:37
#64
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Estonia thisba!tes
So hot 🔥
2021-06-22 22:09
#68
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Ukraine VoidWave
was fun to watch
2021-06-22 23:07
#69
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Russia TRAV1SZ
n1 stuff for english friends
2021-06-22 23:42
I don't understand how ppl can be so friendly
2021-06-23 01:20
1 reply
POKAZUHA.
2021-06-23 09:03
#74
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
another great episode
2021-06-23 01:54
#75
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Ukraine Kastrulya
best HLTV confirmed episode by far
2021-06-23 01:57
2 replies
#80
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Denmark zorglubx
I agree it was very good. Nafany is such a cool guy I really like him, and it was very cool to hear he's views. I was also very moved by he's finishing statement, appealing to everyone to treat each other better, and NO hate talk.
2021-06-23 07:49
#103
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United States EaZy113
+1000
2021-06-24 06:25
Very good podcast, Nafany if u reading this, u did great. It's always nice to find another pro player who's nice friendly guy who's having big respect even for lower tier players
2021-06-23 02:14
4 replies
Nafany if u read this - LEARN englando before attending.
2021-06-23 06:15
3 replies
Don't be a dickhead, it was enjoyable even with language limitation, at least we got some insight from the best team in the world atm.
2021-06-23 14:00
#88
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Latvia FieryBlood
Better english than your's mostlikely
2021-06-23 15:34
Username checks out
2021-06-23 18:25
#78
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United States poL_aris
respect nafany, doing good work
2021-06-23 05:43
#81
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Poland Gocuu
What a great episode!
2021-06-23 08:58
#83
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Russia Feuerbach
Great episode, looks like the language issues aren't that critical for the podcast. I hope they will get Jame at some point, he has great sense of humor.
2021-06-23 09:14
2 replies
#100
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CIS TheBigSAM
Yekindar was already a guest, Jame would be kinda boring, since he is not very talkative. His answers are very bland and straight-forward even in Russian interviews. But maybe THE BOIS can make him be more open and explain shit, I would watch that
2021-06-24 00:54
1 reply
#104
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Russia Feuerbach
I agree this not gonna happen this year because Yekindar was a guest recently, but bland and straight-forward? He is very ironic, and because of that his answers to trivial questions are often not trivial. For example, when he was asked about bo3 and bo5 on the same day, he said something like "of course it's great, we need 7-8 maps to warm up and show our best play". Of all the pros, his answers in the interviews are the funniest for me.
2021-06-24 08:30
#84
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Estonia thisba!tes
Jame next POG
2021-06-23 10:51
Nafany - krasavchik. tak derzhatj :)
2021-06-23 15:06
#89
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Finland kalza1
this made me like gambit and nafany especially way more he seems so genuine
2021-06-23 15:40
1 reply
Yes some players seem arogant in interviews and I personally don't like that
2021-06-23 20:25
#98
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United States mickdo
from academy to tier 1, its simple. Radar/wallhacks
2021-06-23 23:29
1 reply
from first world country to third world country, it's simple. murica/amurica
2021-06-24 10:07
What a man, many wow, such amaze!!!
2021-06-24 06:19
#102
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United States EaZy113
what a great interview!
2021-06-24 06:24
Gambit as a team work atm like S1mple as a player... If Navi had such a work ethic just imagine...
2021-06-24 10:38
#107
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Switzerland xilef321
One of the best guests in a while. Really funny guy, great English and he just made a really nice impression!
2021-06-24 15:45
#108
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Russia Mustache
gr8 interview guys
2021-06-24 18:47
Got to be one of the best episodes in a while. Worth a watch!
2021-06-25 21:03
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