[VOD] Looking at BLAST groups and the road to Rio on HLTV Confirmed

See what the return of top-tier Counter-Strike brings as the tournament break is officially over.

Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Milan "⁠Striker⁠" Švejda, Zvonimir "⁠Professeur⁠" Burazin assemble for another episode of HLTV Confirmed, set to take place ahead of the start of the BLAST Premier Fall Groups, and following the first batch of qualifiers for the Regional Major Ranking events. The 25th episode of the season will go live on Thursday at 20:00 .

First steps towards the BLAST trophy will be taken this week

The panelists will also discuss the 10-year anniversary of CS:GO update that introduced Tuscan into Matchmaking, cover the unbelievable story of ORDER, and more on the show, with Striker calling in directly from the center of action in Copenhagen, Denmark, where BLAST will take place.

Topics for the show:

Recent News
- N1 moment
- f0rest free agent
- ORDER for sale
- HUNDEN - Astralis cooperation
- 10 years of CS:GO, Tuscan update
- Shuffle roundup
- Skinionaire
RMR
- Issues with first qualifier
- Initial teams found, who stands out?
BLAST
- Group format
- Previewing the first groups
- Fantasy
Playtime
- Leftover topics and questions

Follow the show across different channels:

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Updates and clips on Twitter
Past HLTV Confirmed episodes
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Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
160
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
Croatia Zvonimir 'Professeur' Burazin
Zvonimir 'Professeur' Burazin
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Czech Republic Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Milan 'Striker' Švejda
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.90
DPR:
0.64
Nice
2022-08-18 15:39
No news on S1mple nice hltv
2022-08-18 15:39
9 replies
Probably since there hasnt been any official news about him, only dexerto posted some article
2022-08-18 15:40
6 replies
More than happy lol if he is playing with all the rumours around. Who doesn't like to watch the Goat in the action...
2022-08-18 15:41
5 replies
Nah, he most definitely isnt playing this blast event. His IG story also implied that
2022-08-18 15:42
4 replies
Big announcement...... "It can be anything". Anyway let's see
2022-08-18 15:43
3 replies
#26
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Italy Karimk03
I dont think he is playing bro.. He has no faceit game and Blast start tomorrow.
2022-08-18 16:08
Headtrick practiced with navi s1mple wasnt even on the server
2022-08-18 16:12
#35
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Ukraine Kellso
2022-08-18 16:25
Who the fck care about simple
2022-08-18 17:07
1 reply
Everybody that wants to se counter strike grow
2022-08-18 18:52
Nice
2022-08-18 15:39
Is it worth watching?
2022-08-18 15:39
10 replies
#6
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Spain YiXx_
yep
2022-08-18 15:40
Not for chinese
2022-08-18 15:40
4 replies
lmao
2022-08-18 15:51
Reported for racism
2022-08-18 15:52
what is that supposed to mean
2022-08-18 16:42
1 reply
Lmao we basically have the same profile
2022-08-18 21:06
yeah, just to hear spunj rants ))
2022-08-18 15:40
No
2022-08-18 15:40
only the blast part imo
2022-08-18 15:40
Koalafy
2022-08-20 00:41
- vertigo + Tuscan - Mirage + Bring back train
2022-08-18 15:40
-mirage + tuscan -shitferno +train
2022-08-18 15:43
10 replies
Plz no offense on inferno
2022-08-18 15:43
3 replies
no offense at all it's simply the worst map
2022-08-18 15:44
2 replies
Bro... It's the most balanced map ..
2022-08-18 15:44
1 reply
#27
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Czech Republic czRamtin03
shit map anyway
2022-08-18 16:09
#29
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Czech Republic czRamtin03
-shitferno +smth else not tuscan
2022-08-18 16:12
3 replies
i could live with that Just remove shitferno and add literally anything and im fine with it
2022-08-18 16:21
2 replies
#38
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Czech Republic czRamtin03
actually true
2022-08-18 16:43
-shitferno +anubis
2022-08-18 17:38
inferno goat map -crap2
2022-08-18 16:19
1 reply
Nuke goat map shitferno is the definition of boredom
2022-08-18 16:21
no guest? I wanted f0rest!!!!!!!! :(
2022-08-18 15:48
-tuscan /closed
2022-08-18 15:51
Tuscan feels too cramped in so many positions. Regardless I think it's too soon to be thinking it should be added to the pool. Glad it's in the game though.
2022-08-18 16:00
tuscan should not be added to the map pool, such a bad map only for match making at best
2022-08-18 16:04
#25
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India misfeit
oBo
2022-08-18 16:04
#28
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Czech Republic czRamtin03
I'd rather play Inferno than this bullshit tuscan map. So many objects, so many paths, that map feels not good for CS:GO. -inferno +cache/season/cobble smth plz not fucking tuscan And if they remove ancient... I'll be next tense1983
2022-08-18 16:11
Tuscan feels like valorant map sadge
2022-08-18 16:14
#36
 | 
Sweden Mansson
Hunden!!!!????!??!!??!?!?! wtf
2022-08-18 16:32
- Ancient and Mirage + Train and Cobble
2022-08-18 18:12
#42
 | 
Finland Perrrrkele
Tuscan is the most overrated map since Season.
2022-08-18 18:28
Since SPUNJ succeeded in finding jks a new team, I'd like to ask: Who do you (each) think deserves a team and how would you pitch them?
2022-08-18 19:54
Until tuscans skybox + stones are fixed to allow nade setups the maps only going to be mid control, no point adding it now, but fuck dust 2
2022-08-18 21:24
Bring back train while you at it
2022-08-18 21:29
Koala
2022-08-18 21:57
1 reply
Fy
2022-08-19 00:56
- mirage + tuscan
2022-08-19 01:36
hi
2022-08-19 04:10
#52
Xyp9x | 
India NinX
Durex Sponsor when ?
2022-08-19 08:08
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