[VOD] Mid-year recap on HLTV Confirmed with smooya

The British AWPer will help the regulars wrap up the first half of 2021.

Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield will guest on the upcoming episode of HLTV Confirmed, S5E49, to talk about his journey with Movistar Riders and share his opinions on top teams and recent news.

The mid-year recap show will focus on what we witnessed so far in 2021, as our guest alongside Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Milan "⁠Striker⁠" Švejda, and Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin discuss the best team, roster change, match, and more.

smooya joins the show at 20:00

Roster news, including Astralis signing Philip "⁠Lucky⁠" Ewald and extending with Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander, Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu joining Complexity, and fnatic edging towards Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin and William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman, will also be on the table on the show set to go live at 20:00 on Twitch.

Topic list:

Hot seat with smooya
- Joining Movistar after a rocky 2020
- Strong domestic results, top30
- Katowice, DHM, FP3 qualifiers with little success
- Looking forward
- Who wants to be a skinionaire?
Recent news
- Astralis back to six with Lucky, gla1ve extends
- Peacemaker reunites with blameF on Complexity
- HUNDEN not extending with Heroic, anti-strat sharing
- ALEX and mezii in talks with fnatic - Report
- Sprout considering denis cut - Report
- Liquid change IGL again?
- EPL team list + playoff rework
- Major in Stockholm, yes? No. Maybe?
Mid-year recap
- Most outrageous drama
- Best team
- Best and worst roster moves
- Best highlight
- Best match
- Biggest disappointment (team or player)
- Biggest surprise (team or player)
- Favorite guest/show
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

Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.90
DPR:
0.64
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
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Denmark Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Philip 'Lucky' Ewald
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
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
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
364
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Nice, goat sniper on goat podcast
2021-07-28 11:11
9 replies
irrelevant player from irrelevant scene
2021-07-28 12:07
5 replies
ok, i‘ll be the middle ground: decent awper from not too influential cs scene. but still f***ing great podcast.
2021-07-28 12:21
4 replies
+1 Great podcast indeed.
2021-07-28 12:24
#52
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Cyprus shmoe
sick awper from mediocre team and quite irrelevant scene in awesome podcast.
2021-07-28 14:02
2 replies
this
2021-07-28 14:49
+1
2021-07-28 18:15
++1+1+1
2021-07-28 13:15
Sm omegalol omegalol ya
2021-07-28 13:24
+1
2021-07-28 13:43
nice
2021-07-28 11:11
Will be a fun watch :)
2021-07-28 11:12
a
2021-07-28 11:13
Smooya? Of all the possible pros, fucking smooya?
2021-07-28 11:14
20 replies
Maybe respect him?
2021-07-28 11:22
17 replies
Respect toxic rat????? Lmao
2021-07-28 12:45
15 replies
He has matured, it's seems the one lacking behind here is you.
2021-07-28 13:16
14 replies
Nope, smooya is still dogshit human
2021-07-28 13:25
8 replies
Before replying such stupidity, please look at yourself in a mirror. I'm 100% sure your life is miserable.
2021-07-28 13:46
4 replies
#51
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Norway roahhh
+1
2021-07-28 13:57
+1
2021-07-28 17:24
I'm having a great life so maybe stop sucking someone who is the most toxic Bot in the community
2021-07-28 18:11
1 reply
YOU LIVE IN INDIA LMAO
2021-08-04 10:31
He was so young when entering competetive cs. He has for sure toned down a bit. Your just an ass if you dont think ppl can change when they get more mature.
2021-07-28 18:17
2 replies
No smooya is still dogshit so stop sucking him
2021-07-28 18:23
didn't he like leave the sv when one of his teammates was still alive, he thought his team lost the map but then his teammate 1v3 clutched? this was like less than a year ago lol
2021-07-28 19:36
2021-07-28 19:14
3 replies
It's competition m8, just a bit of banter. Why so so so so so so sensitive jeeeesus. I follow Movistar Riders closely and they are getting Smooya onto the right track, he is not perfect, no one is, but he's improving a lot surrounded by teammantes who like him and care about him.
2021-07-28 20:15
2 replies
Yeah, clearly banter towards a tier 6 team and not just straight-up salt and toxicity that somehow it was close. What are the excuses for his rage quits? PC crash as he once said? It's funny how some of you like to defend him
2021-07-28 23:36
1 reply
Who was talking about rage quits? Gotta bring that into the conversation to distract from your mistake earlier lmao? Admit it, it's just a moment in a competitive environment, or is TWISTZZ saying: "sit THE FUCK down!!!!", unsportsmanlike? I'm just refering to this specific case, in which is clearly banter against a PROFESSIONAL team, what you said was in fact disrespectful downplaying those guys so much.
2021-07-30 15:19
#105
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Portugal antCB
uktrash once, uktrash forever
2021-08-03 10:37
no
2021-07-28 16:18
the only one who's available probably :DD
2021-07-28 12:18
0/8.
2021-07-28 13:23
#6
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United Kingdom Zapz6x
Smooooooooooooooo
2021-07-28 11:14
1 reply
Bot
2021-07-28 13:25
#7
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Brazil Very_Ok_Guy
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAA
2021-07-28 11:14
xdd
2021-07-28 11:15
Nothing about FalleN becoming the IGL again after IEM Cologne :(
2021-07-28 11:16
8 replies
where did you get that info from?
2021-07-28 11:19
5 replies
4 replies
next up: -grim +cold
2021-07-28 14:37
3 replies
Unsure about that given the RMR points and the major is right around the corner. But anything is possible
2021-07-28 14:41
2 replies
cold said he will play in EPL this season so unless he's going to join team one or furia, I would totally expect fallen to make that decision
2021-07-28 15:45
1 reply
No, I asked a Brazilian to translate it. The articles regarding Coldzera playing EPL is completely wrong. That was another person actually not Coldzera. Although I could be mistaken
2021-07-28 15:47
There is a topic about that. It's the changing in liquid
2021-07-28 19:33
Might not have even know of that clip
2021-07-29 01:09
underrated awper
2021-07-28 11:19
1 reply
I dont think he is an underrated awper, he is just not rated as a human being, by other players/coaches/GMs,
2021-07-28 11:36
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-07-28 11:34
1 reply
#62
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Lithuania Zen3ix
YAAAAAAAA
2021-07-28 15:26
always like smooya because he has something interesting to say compared to stale pros who say basic bitch phrases
2021-07-28 11:38
4 replies
+1
2021-07-28 12:27
+1
2021-07-28 13:16
+1 built different
2021-07-28 13:18
Yes first time watching live cause he really is interesting both as person and pro with good thoughts
2021-07-28 20:41
#17
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Other go1x1n00b
smooya deserves good team.
2021-07-28 11:50
4 replies
He had a good team but decided to become the rat king. Could have been a top20 player if he stayed with BIG
2021-07-28 12:12
2 replies
It is good that he left. His personality doesn't work with german masterminds. Now we have Syrson the exact opposite of him. Calm never move his face impressions and just hit the shots.
2021-07-28 13:28
he said yesterday on stream that he got into T1 too early and now he is more prepared, i think it is better this way
2021-07-28 13:29
goat smooya will go to tier 1 team and win major
2021-07-28 13:23
#18
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Romania wadd
SMOOOOOOOYAAA
2021-07-28 11:54
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2021-07-28 12:17
4 is still too many and smooya again? It wasn't that long ago he was on the show. A bit disappointed tbh Will ofc watch anyway
2021-07-28 12:18
3 replies
Other players probably use the tournament break for other things. I wish Tabsen would come to the show.
2021-07-28 13:30
2 replies
They invited Tabsen, he'll probably come later. I have no idea why s1mple rejects them though
2021-07-28 14:03
1 reply
because he got flamed in the past very often sometimes because English his his third language and he didn't answer properly. I understand him. As long as there is no actual need, I would let do it others. Maybe boombl4 will do it someday.
2021-07-28 14:16
god smoo!
2021-07-28 12:34
#28
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Japan Peine
Why him...
2021-07-28 12:35
Hopefully they ask him why his pc crashed on the middle of a clutch
2021-07-28 12:45
2 replies
already asked and already answered. Grow up.
2021-07-28 13:18
Context?
2021-07-28 14:50
With who? Why not bring in someone relevant lol
2021-07-28 12:52
6 replies
Coz smooya is free and don't have anything to do
2021-07-28 13:28
Signed up december 2020 lmao Ofc you ask who, you don’t know shit
2021-07-28 13:40
3 replies
#63
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Indonesia LosD
+1
2021-07-28 15:30
Been playing CS longer than the french white flag has been raised
2021-07-29 09:50
1 reply
Then use your memories dumbass
2021-07-29 11:00
#93
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United Kingdom julz!
u don't think they try lol? most top players are on holidays/breaks rn
2021-07-29 04:10
Smoooooooooooooya
2021-07-28 13:13
Smoooooooooooooooooooooooya
2021-07-28 13:18
#55
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Spain Nepomu
Smoooooooya
2021-07-28 14:18
Whooya
2021-07-28 14:37
Underwhelming
2021-07-28 14:52
#1 awp in the world
2021-07-28 16:23
Smooya Best awper
2021-07-28 16:47
Smooooooooooya Best UK player
2021-07-28 17:27
#75
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Chile cristiaan
SMOOOOOOOOYAAA
2021-07-28 18:25
#79
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China HEIDASHUAi
smoooooooooya
2021-07-28 19:37
love u smooya
2021-07-28 19:52
smooya is hilarious
2021-07-28 20:09
irrelevant player boooooo
2021-07-28 21:16
Oh good another UK no body I don't need the opinion of.
2021-07-28 22:58
7/8 really good show with funny momentd
2021-07-28 23:37
smooya lol =D
2021-07-29 00:33
#89
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Moldova nutel
Even the vod is scuffed lmao
2021-07-29 00:35
When smooya is on its always a good one
2021-07-29 01:09
vod is fucked
2021-07-29 03:24
2 replies
Youtube up now!
2021-07-29 20:46
1 reply
thanks!
2021-07-30 03:08
#94
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Japan Kosaki
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2021-07-29 04:14
imo one of the funniest episodes
2021-07-29 08:14
this is good entertainment tbh
2021-07-29 10:34
#99
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Italy Skye620
GOAT sniper GOAT podcast tbh
2021-07-29 14:36
#100
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United Kingdom julz!
funniest episode good show
2021-07-29 16:07
Legendary guest. Entertainment == AWP Skill WP EZ
2021-08-03 09:03
#107
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Sweden suriel666
Overrated-as-fuck-ya
2021-08-09 14:30
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