HObbit: "CS:GO is at its most competitive right now, there's no clean favorite, no era"

The Kazakh rifler called his experience at the IEM Rio the best in his life, and took away the positives. "I'm pretty sure that next time, if we're in this same situation, we're going to be better," he said.

Cloud9 were among the favorite teams to lift the IEM Rio Major trophy before the tournament in Brazil started, but shaky start in the Challengers Stage that went all the way to the 2-2 decider match raised questions. Then a strong showing in the Legends Stage, where they went 3-0, put them right back in contention as teams like FaZe, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Vitality dropped out all around.

Cloud9 now have time to rest and reset until the end of the year

The Russian-Kazakh squad wasn't able to seize the moment, however, as they became one of the last two top five teams still alive in Brazil, alongside Natus Vincere, to be eliminated in the quarter-finals at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. It isn't all doom and gloom for Abay "⁠HObbit⁠" Khasenov despite the early exit in the playoffs. "As you can see, every Major winner has a big history behind them," he said.

You had a shaky start at the very beginning of the Major, then you had a strong performance in the Legends Stage, but in the end weren't able to make it past MOUZ in the quarter-finals. Run me through the team’s ups and downs.

First of all, our start wasn't good, we didn't feel the tournament. The first thing in my mind that we didn't have was a lot of tournament practice. During the online era we had tournaments every week, now it's a bit different. We needed to adapt, anything can happen in best-of-ones, especially nowadays. CS:GO is very competitive, it doesn't matter what team you're up against, it doesn't matter.

You need to play fully focused, as much as you can, and you need to be one hundred percent prepared. Before the games we felt like we were ready, but during the games, two best-of-ones, we understood that here at the Major the games are a bit different because our enemies played a different game than in practice or even at ESL Pro League. That's the first thing.

The second thing is that it's just the third Major for our team, we still don't have that much experience. Everyone wants us to win every game as fast as possible, but everyone needs to understand that we're still a young team. Everyone needs to understand my words. We've been playing together for two years, and in total the guys have been playing professionally for three years at the tier-one level. It's impossible to get everything right here, right now, we need time. We make some mistakes, mental mistakes, it doesn't matter, the main thing is that we improve tournament by tournament.

You talk about there not being as many tournaments as before and it being hard to get momentum. At one point here there was a moment in the Legends Stage when you found that form, why couldn't you translate that to the quarter-finals?

We started to feel we had some advantage against FaZe, against NAVI. We already played five games here and we adapted, we were playing on the same PCs. On the professional side we adapted 100% for everything. We started to feel like we're home and they just came in, first game, best-of-one, against a tier-one team that is also doing well and who are already warmed up. Of course we had an advantage.

We played on Overpass, which we had lost two times in a row, so we fixed a lot of mistakes and in my opinion that's also an advantage. They're a really strong team, one of the best in the world, and still they could have beaten us without giving us a chance, but because we adapted and we were feeling confident, comfortable, we started to make a comeback.

The second game was against NAVI, and it's always close, tough games against them. We hadn't played them for one year, so I don't know exactly why we won, maybe we were better. Maybe it's because we had adapted to the tournament, I don't know exactly. We started to feel that we are making the rules in the server. After that we beat Heroic, I'd say very confidently. At that moment it seemed like we're ready, but we got three days off, which is a lot. It's really a lot. We tried to keep the feeling of the tournament, but it's hard.

Three days off is really a lot. We tried to play practice, to stay focused, to relax outside somewhere. When we came into the game against MOUZ we won the first map, but it was a bit different than how we were playing in the Legends Stage. A lot of things went wrong, just because MOUZ, first of all, did really great. Secondly, there was some pressure, some stress. We were a bit distracted.

What distracted you?

We're favorites, and the bracket that we got... We understand that the bracket that we got is really strong, really strong. We played MOUZ many times and we understand that they can beat anyone. I know what Outsiders can do, they have players who already made Major finals, so big experience and good structure. And then fnatic, who already beat us. So everyone said that we were favorites, but I'll say that we weren't, or maybe we were, but we weren't the clean favorites.

I'm proud of my team, of my teammates, just because I saw that we did everything we could. It can happen, it's our third Major, with young guys, it's impossible to get everything right here, right now.

As you can see, every Major winner has a big history behind them. We don't have so much history, we don't have such a big background, so I'm looking forward to playing more tournaments with the guys. It's a good experience, a really good experience, I'd say it's the best in my life.

What's the best experience in your life?

To play here in front of such a crowd, that's mostly cheering against us. To have had so much stress, pressure, but still, no matter what happened, we tried to play our game. I'm pretty sure that next time, if we're in this same situation, we're going to be better.

You beat Imperial in the group stage with a very loud crowd against you, which felt like you passed a trial by fire. When you got on to the stage here was it different, did you feel a pressure of being on a big stage with the crowd against you?

To be honest, no. I'm already seeing that the guys are focused. The crowd was cheering against us, and maybe it distracted someone, but everyone said that it was okay, that it wasn't distracting, and everything was good. Everyone was enjoying themselves, I was enjoying it too, it didn't distract me.

You two were on opposite sides of the bracket with NAVI and a lot of people had you both going through to the final. Do you see this as a missed opportunity?

Yeah, that's what I'm saying. It seems like since we're in the top five and NAVI is in the top five, and we're on different sides of the bracket, we need to be in the final, but that's an illusion. Nowadays CS:GO is really hard, you need to be prepared for everyone. Of course we have favorites, but not clean favorites, so that's the thing which distracted us.

We understood that NAVI was on one side of the bracket, we were on the other side of the bracket, and these thoughts can sometimes break you. It's a mental mistake we have to fix. I remember before the game we talked about that. MOUZ, they're a great team, we've practiced a lot against them, and we know that they can beat us, easily, just because you can see their play style in practice.

You can't see their whole game in practice, but you can see a picture of what they can do. I played on a stage in which the crowd was very loud and cheering for us, it's boosting. It's not about us, it's all about them — MOUZ came and people cheered for them very loudly.

Many of the underdogs here have been winning against theoretically better teams. Where do you think Counter-Strike is at now? We had FaZe and NAVI fighting it out in the past year, but now it seems they're not as dominant anymore.

CS:GO is at its most competitive level ever right now, ever, there's no clean favorite, no era. We have some teams who consistently play at a high level, FaZe and NAVI. Maybe Vitality, but it's hard to say. I'll say NAVI and FaZe right now, but still, they're struggling because they're not far ahead from Vitality, from Liquid, from Heroic. Any team could beat anyone, especially top 10 teams. They're favorites, but not clean favorites.

Just to close out the MOUZ match. You went into Ancient, the decider map, starting on the CT side. You started 5-0, what happened after that?

A couple of crucial mistakes, and because of these mistakes they started to snowball us. If the score is like 3-5 and you're playing T-side, you're already getting some confidence because you can take risks. So they started to take risks, and it started to work. I lost really crucial duels against xertioN, important duels, if I would have won those the game could have gone differently. We have some problems on the CT side of Ancient, we lost to Spirit last time, but we need more time to fix them.

Where does Cloud9 as a team go now? What do you learn from this experience and what do you build on?

We got a lot of experience from this tournament, tons of experience — mentally, tactically, a lot, in every aspect. We got a lot of experience and learned many lessons. We don't know what will be next. We don't have tournaments until the end of the year as far as I know. This was our chance to make the final, get invited to the BLAST World Final, but now I don't know. We need to get some rest, refresh ourselves, but we need to learn from this tournament. If we do that, if we make the right decisions, it will pay off in the future.

This team has been together for a really long time now, has there ever been talk of making a change? Every player is so settled into their roles, so it seems like it would be difficult, but has it been discussed, what can be done to reach that next level?

Everything is in our heads. Of course it's easy to do some shuffle, that's not my decision. We have Konstantin "groove", who understands everything. He can see everything. He's going to decide, and every decision he makes, I will accept. I don't know what the future will bring for us. Will we fix these problems and go big? We'll see. It's the hardest part, every team after playing for some time gets some mental problems, but not everyone wants to fix it, that's why teams make changes. We're capable, we can fix it. Everything is in our head, in our hands.

Kazakhstan Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1225
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
The goat
2022-11-15 21:22
9 replies
0/8
2022-11-15 21:22
8 replies
8/8
2022-11-15 21:25
7 replies
least competitive era right now nt hobbit
2022-11-15 22:59
6 replies
NA airport supporter dectected, opinion rejected.
2022-11-15 23:41
8th ranked team won the 7th ranked team in major final 1st ranked team went 0-3 2nd ranked team went 1-3 3rd ranked team went 2-3 4th & 5th ranked teams lost in quarterfinals 6th ranked team failed to even qualify for the major 9th & 10th ranked teams lost in semifinals there were some clear favourites, but the favourites failed. pretty much anyone from the top 10 could have won on a good day and with good preparation. the team that prepared best won.
2022-11-16 07:28
4 replies
#133
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Netherlands SpiceNut
Pls don't be rational, people here can't handle that
2022-11-16 08:22
3 replies
weird to see this from a navi fan but +1
2022-11-16 08:42
2 replies
#139
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Netherlands SpiceNut
Thanks I guess lmao But yeah I get your point
2022-11-16 09:03
wdym, why is being a navi fan part of this
2022-11-17 15:25
CLEAN?
2022-11-15 21:22
#3
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Iraq E5KH
god hobbit
2022-11-15 21:22
1 reply
Indeed
2022-11-16 01:24
#4
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Barbados DougBuck
Still not banned for match fixing
2022-11-15 21:22
3 replies
cuz its a common thing in 2022
2022-11-15 22:09
#70
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China fuckerotic
basically means that there is no real evidence tho
2022-11-15 23:34
1 reply
#101
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Brazil 1NTEL_
Nice Nick
2022-11-16 02:09
if hobbit says i trust
2022-11-15 21:22
#7
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Bulgaria DeaNny
Hobbit needs to teach Sex1Le and GODRO how to remain composed and calm.
2022-11-15 21:23
5 replies
#52
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Switzerland nierg
Sh1ro is ice cold, ax1le has some troubles on Lan though
2022-11-15 22:32
4 replies
.....ax1le is left...
2022-11-15 23:13
3 replies
axile is right
2022-11-16 00:30
2 replies
axile is centrist
2022-11-16 06:44
1 reply
#140
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Bulgaria DeaNny
I believe the evidence points to the fact Ax1Le is economic libertarian but have it your way.
2022-11-16 09:12
Its least competive if anything. All it took to win major was one well prepared team that beat The shit out of others that were trying to outaim one another.
2022-11-15 21:24
7 replies
#68
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Egypt BomberMan_
I mean the major isnt the only tournament and it had its own problems. but in the big tournaments this year. FaZe, Vitality, Outsiders, maybe Navi has won em. last year it was all NaVi and like IEM Winter for Vitaity.
2022-11-15 23:22
6 replies
#82
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Finland aismtk
bro really just left out cloud9 as a tournament winner I'm dead
2022-11-16 01:02
1 reply
#86
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Egypt BomberMan_
IEM Dallas was not a big tournament. only in name maybe
2022-11-16 01:14
Navi didn‘t win a big tournament this year.
2022-11-16 02:37
3 replies
well yeah I said maybe for a reason. looking at blast spring the competition was pretty meh
2022-11-16 06:15
Spring final They were also the only team to challenge faze in every big eevent and give them a good fight, they made this year competitive even though faze still won everything
2022-11-16 06:17
1 reply
Spring final isn‘t a big tournament. secondly the only tournament they challenged faze was cologne.
2022-11-16 11:46
wdym no era, its jame time.
2022-11-15 21:24
Clueless most competitive Clueless
2022-11-15 21:24
9 replies
They are the pros, they know more than you do
2022-11-15 21:43
7 replies
Ahh yes. 100% Teams with the best players play like silvers=most competitive era. Noted. Memorized.
2022-11-15 21:45
6 replies
3/4 years ago PL was competitive, now it's man city farmers league, so i understand what he says, any team could be winning next Major
2022-11-15 21:50
If best players performed up to their full potential, they would be above competition making scene less competitive. So you just proved hobbits point.
2022-11-15 21:50
1 reply
+1
2022-11-16 08:44
They play like silvers because the players from the other teams clown on them, because what? Anyone can win against anyone, because it's the most competitive era clowney
2022-11-16 01:55
Based
2022-11-16 02:38
says someone with 1k hour experience in silver and one of the most commonly seen stupid name who tries to criticize pro plays.
2022-11-22 18:06
#73
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Faroe Islands mayerbek
More good team than before with minimal skills gap , the only difference between all those good teams is experience , teamplay and tactics , the skills dont mean very much nowaday A good IGL is very crucial
2022-11-15 23:50
#12
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Finland Tusku
2022 best csgo year
2022-11-15 21:25
#13
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Brazil _Awper
Every single player: "This was the best experience in my life" HLTV and Reddit nerds: "Worst crowd! Navi and Faze got eliminated >:(" Jame: "Brazil support us, they love me and I love them, Europe says f# jame..." EU nerds: "We support CS!!! BabyRage"
2022-11-15 21:26
28 replies
just butthurt eu nothing new, Rio Major was amazing.
2022-11-15 21:30
HLTV and Reddit nerds: "Horrible crowd, worst crowd in CSGO history" Pro players: ''What an incredible crowd, singing all the time, in Europe they only know to say ''lets go *any team* lets go'', ''what a different experience'', ''I hope there are more events in Brazil''
2022-11-15 21:36
5 replies
In Europe they understand the crowd. So they know what they are screaming
2022-11-15 21:47
3 replies
You don't have to be a genius to know what ''Lets go CLOUD 9, Lets go'' x329 times means
2022-11-15 21:51
1 reply
so true, i fucking hate that so much, it almost beats the dumb "USA, USA, USA" chant for Liquid when half of their roster isn't even from USA.
2022-11-15 23:19
#38
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Brazil Ties4
? there are literally brazilians explaining to you that the crowd was supporting him
2022-11-15 21:59
+1
2022-11-15 22:11
#37
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Brazil Ties4
+1 lmao facts here
2022-11-15 21:58
I have looked… Literally through the whole thread… And i just can’t seem to find… Where anyone asked
2022-11-15 22:50
How long are Brazilian nationalists gonna cry so hard about their streamer drones shit crowd
2022-11-16 01:47
18 replies
He's right there
2022-11-16 01:57
17 replies
About what?
2022-11-16 01:59
16 replies
About players liking the experience they got playing this Major and that EU crylords always focus on the negatives and will find the smallest thing to bitch about and then blow the hell out of it and clinch to it until no one else cares anymore
2022-11-16 02:01
15 replies
Yet the worst I've seen has been on Reddit where they have been shitting hard on the crowd.. and that sub is completely dominated by Americans. It's almost as if it is more of the victim mentality at play again.
2022-11-16 02:04
14 replies
Doesn't matter EU or NA, it's the content afterwards that matter. I can understand him, it would be a downer to see most folks shit on your passion and energy you showed. Ever since match 1, they've all been ablaze. I'm thankful for the showcase of how crowds can be. Why not focus on the positives, why the hell not
2022-11-16 02:11
9 replies
If they gave a shit about Jame as he mentioned, there wouldn't have been fucking 50 people in attendance during the Fnatic vs Outsiders game. You could also hear a pen drop on the floor during Heroic vs Spirit. People DID focus on the positives and the hype there was, until that clown fiesta happened which ruined the mood for the entire major. Even several small DreamHack events had more in attendance during random playoff games between lesser teams. Embarassing.
2022-11-16 02:15
8 replies
It's not pretty yeah, they lost me in the playoffs as well. But such a high peak comes at a cost usually, if the components aren't there, it won't get there again. In our case, the main component was FURIA, or any other Brazilian team for that matter. Yes, playoff stage was disappointing, it's on them. But the first 2 stages were alright, especially the first one. I think they know it all themselves, it could've been better, they'll understand it way faster without you pointing out at that each single time. Just praise them for their energy and move on
2022-11-16 02:20
4 replies
Nope. Not gonna praise dumb nationalists that don't give a shit about anything else other than their local team. Same goes for a lot of the Danish crowd at Royal Arena. But then again, at least the Danish fans were there for Astralis.. not changing to Heroic shirts like the Brazilian fans all switching from Imperial to Furia shirts. All around an embarassing community they have in Brazil where they all seem to praise some pathetic streamer more than enjoy the game.
2022-11-16 02:23
3 replies
Kay, I see you prefer harsh truth over the sugarcoat lines. But this could've been a compromise, this might hurt their feelings, it won't do anything but that. They already understood the slip themselves. You just add salt and help the EU villains image set in stone, could've been one out of the flock to actually compliment them for anything, you do you
2022-11-16 02:26
2 replies
Considering that 90% of the Brazilians writing about it now are doing nothing but defending the crowd and gaules and lash out and attack anyone that is critical of them, goes to show that you absolutely shouldn't give in, nor compliment them in any way. Not there is any reason to anyway. When you realize that the entire conversation we are having here started with a Brazilian doing exactly that, and not by me, you'll get even more mind blown. Victim cards thrown around all over.
2022-11-16 02:30
1 reply
BR crowd was even worse than swedish. That is a big achievement man. Okay I respect how they went nuts for Furia, but other than that pathetic + toxic behavior
2022-11-16 02:39
#157
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Kazakhstan Krylyshki
Apparently, IEM fucked up, they initially sold playoff tickets, and then there were fan fest tickets where there were many activities, mainly brazilian pros were signing autographs nonstop. according to ohnepixel's stream there were many people that wanted to go to arena, but there were no tickets. And shit people who bought them were at fan fest and not in the arena. So there would have been more people if IEM havent fucked up
2022-11-17 05:11
1 reply
Funny how they have it the exact same way at events at other tournaments all over the world. It's almost as if it's bad excuses from the Brazilian fans or something.
2022-11-17 05:56
#103 this right here
2022-11-17 07:12
#119
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Brazil 1NTEL_
Of course, the Americans got fucked in the Major, of course they would show their emotional lack of control and their fetid xenophobia lmao, not even players from other nationalities can help those teams from that country...
2022-11-16 04:39
3 replies
Blablabla "the entire world is wrong and xenophobic, surely our community is perfect" cope cope cope and so on and so forth You sound like North Korea
2022-11-16 04:48
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#126
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Brazil 1NTEL_
I don't know if you're missing a woman or psychiatric medication 4 you, nobody liked what that fan did to the Navi players, you can't judge 10,000 people because of 1 or 5 imbeciles... besides, we Latin Americans are passionate even in the football or in CS, but there in Europe there are also examples emotionally speaking like us (Italians, Spaniards...), you think that everyone has to be the same or similar to you there in that crappy Denmark or Scandinavian countries, thank God we are not... and americans can like or dislike our style and it doesn't matter, good and bad, educated and uneducated people are found in every country... ignorance is someone not accepting the diversity of people, the last who did not accept this diversity was Adolph Hitler and left the worst example that this planet could have had...
2022-11-16 06:28
1 reply
A lot of rambling with no substance at all. I don't give at rats ass about your "passion", nor will I indulge in your dumb comparison with Hitler. Neither has anything to do with the discussion above.
2022-11-17 05:59
#15
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Canada loldougie
Came here for all the malding, am not disappointed so far.
2022-11-15 21:29
More like all teams equally bad :)). Imperia beat c9, furia beat navi , etc. Random results everywhere. There is no methodical cs, no tactic, just spray and pray
2022-11-15 21:34
5 replies
+1
2022-11-15 21:35
True
2022-11-15 22:23
#74
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Faroe Islands mayerbek
Only spray and pray wont make you win trophies at the end because the skills gap is minimal between pros , when you gonna face a team with a good IGL your skills not gonna do much and the difference is gonna be the tactics , the experience and the game sense (for me). We saw it with Furia and BNE Why you think the best team always has best IGL ? Iike Karrigan , Cadian , Jame etc..
2022-11-16 00:01
+1
2022-11-16 01:56
That's what means the most competitive, no clear favourite. Look harder
2022-11-16 01:58
nt faze era to continue at BLAST
2022-11-15 21:32
1 reply
nt
2022-11-15 22:46
Ok
2022-11-15 21:37
more like all teams hit game skillcap and now its random, not most competitive
2022-11-15 21:37
4 replies
The mappool is trash. Nuke only map where you can see a real skill difference. Cache and train back. And medicore maps vertigo and some others out
2022-11-15 21:45
1 reply
+1
2022-11-17 23:14
Indeed
2022-11-15 22:23
the team that played the least random won so your theory falls flat
2022-11-17 20:10
#23
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Czech Republic Vojtapt99
Outsiders era
2022-11-15 21:38
1 reply
#41
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Brazil beugen1o
Wrong: JAME TIME
2022-11-15 22:08
Only bettors and people who complain about everything anyway don't like a balanced scene where there are no clear favorites
2022-11-15 21:39
1 reply
+1
2022-11-16 08:45
Every prestigious tournament Cloud9 excuse is "we need more experience" and here hobbit says he is sure next time we will do better. Sounds like broken record to me, clown9 always go missing when it matters. This was easiest major on paper for them
2022-11-15 21:42
3 replies
+1
2022-11-15 21:59
#44 always the same bs
2022-11-15 22:24
If any of the top 5 teams had played like expected, it would have been an easy major
2022-11-15 22:49
Copium by hobbit. Expected from the guy who made Zeus leave
2022-11-15 21:43
OK HOOBOT
2022-11-15 21:49
Well said
2022-11-15 21:51
If all can beat all doesnt mean the highest lvl of competition its even the worst cuz all teams are shaking and being shit if u are incosistent with yr matches
2022-11-15 21:56
2 replies
+1
2022-11-15 22:48
Based
2022-11-16 02:40
#39
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Brazil Ties4
Goat. Every player saying the same, only hltv losers weirdos complaining lmao
2022-11-15 21:59
1 reply
+1
2022-11-16 06:24
„ First of all, our start wasn't good, we didn't feel the tournament. The first thing in my mind that we didn't have was a lot of tournament practice.“ Yeah yeah always the same bs. „Didn‘t feel“ any S tier lans this year huh.. if you had no feeling you should‘ve just lost to Limperial and be 0-3ed at the challenger stage
2022-11-15 22:19
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#75
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Faroe Islands mayerbek
Hes just smart , they didnt want disband , they have good salary Its remember me of players of FC Barcelona like Piqué and Busquets who find excuse every time they get humiliated
2022-11-16 00:03
1 reply
Indeed
2022-11-16 00:07
every article i read here feels like the same
2022-11-15 22:24
1 reply
Bcuz hobbit‘s interview are always the same
2022-11-15 22:27
#49
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Poland miedzianek
when ban for matchfixing?
2022-11-15 22:24
#50
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Brazil isbetter
Everybody's been playing for decades, makes sense
2022-11-15 22:26
#53
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Puerto Rico pain^
Get ready for the outsiders era
2022-11-15 22:38
among top10 team anyone could defeat anyone
2022-11-15 22:44
Handsome little dudd hobbit
2022-11-15 22:50
#60
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China GuileEe
I fkin love hobbit
2022-11-15 22:56
All of my homies love hobbit
2022-11-15 23:06
Matchfixer talking about matchfixing era 🤡
2022-11-15 23:12
just scared to admit that we are in FaZe era smh
2022-11-15 23:12
7 replies
Cope 0-3 legenda stage Didnt win anything after the player break Has gambler br0ky No era maybe if -broky +zywoo/jame/any other t1 awper
2022-11-16 06:32
3 replies
FaZe top1 Broky top1 awper Ropz top1 lurker Rain top2 entry(yekindar better but its alright since he is going to join faze later) Karrigan top1 igl
2022-11-16 19:38
2 replies
Broky top 1 awper kekw(zywoo/simple/more) Rain inconsistent Ropz isn't best lurker Faze era and still 0-3 in legend stage and lost to lulquid at epl
2022-11-17 09:09
1 reply
i cant believe you actually took my bullshits serious :))))))) im technically the most unbiased fan of FaZe out there (btw u are right about all except it was C9)
2022-11-17 13:17
broky gambling era I are think that))
2022-11-16 10:34
2 replies
Big being ill era i are think that))
2022-11-16 19:38
+11111111
2022-11-17 09:10
just all teams are so bad
2022-11-15 23:34
HE FORGOT ABOUT FAZE?
2022-11-15 23:41
1 reply
2022-11-16 06:32
Sounds like excuse, teams like mouz furia BNE etc weren't showing anything special favourites just choked and that's it
2022-11-16 00:06
#78
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United States hoobit
Yes hobbit
2022-11-16 00:09
3 replies
Imagine there would be a player called hob and he would play in a team with b1t. But they also have Hobbit. Casters Nightmare. Sorry to bother you.
2022-11-16 01:11
2 replies
#154
b1t | 
United States hoobit
And then they have player named BitHob as well
2022-11-16 22:16
1 reply
Hahaha nice one
2022-11-17 01:32
Correct
2022-11-16 00:21
#81
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Belgium Soldierce
There is an eraa, what is he talking about hltv.org/player/16487/eraa
2022-11-16 00:51
Same old excuses. Young team - they were young team 2 years ago but were dominating everyone. Lack of tournament experience - no shit, you hardly play anything this year. Enjoy another 3 month break, that will definitely give you tournament feel. Only third major - how many majors did majority of Outsiders and Mouz played? Very strong bracket - are you kidding me? Nafany's interviews are way more insightful.
2022-11-16 01:17
2 replies
Just blame everyone except sh1ro please hobbit is also delusional
2022-11-16 01:08
Very based comment
2022-11-16 02:41
Only teams who had an "era" are fnatic and Astralis that's it so you can't say there is no era now while in fact it's been ages since no more era appeared.
2022-11-16 01:17
1 reply
Actually based faze fan you gained my respect
2022-11-16 06:33
Back to the shire
2022-11-16 01:22
Dry and uninspired interview, Hobbit is not the guy who can provide in that way
2022-11-16 01:59
bruh don't shame yourself, this sounds like excuse. You have won nothing worth since LAN tournaments started. These generations suck and it is fact. I can see only random pug CS nowadays as #16 said I respect your achievements but i needed to say that what i said above.
2022-11-16 02:01
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c9 won iem dallas (lan)
2022-11-16 02:07
not a good interview tbh. "we knew our bracket was strong, very strong" what??? they had the easy bracket. y'all messed up, admit it. "we didn't feel like the clean favorites" just say y'all have low confidence and suffer from impostor syndrome. "groove decides everything" yeah he's looking like the problem now then.
2022-11-16 02:37
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Very based. Groove has way too much power in their map picks, but still thinking if nafany and co would‘ve picked Overpass over Vertigo vs the mice
2022-11-16 02:43
2 replies
i just think that its evident now theres a power imbalance in that team. the gameplans straight up suck 8/10 times and they get bailed out by their firepower (which fails them frequently bc of weak mental) and theres never a plan b, or c. who makes the gameplans? not nafany. not on his own at the very least, he is no karrigan. the criticism should be for the analyst/coach duo. and the criticism for the mental is for the entire team, maybe bar sh1ro. he did all he could
2022-11-16 03:02
1 reply
Agreed to 1000%
2022-11-16 11:45
#121
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Germany who|cars
kjaerbyebye_1_major_mvp_hobbit_0
2022-11-16 06:00
let me translate: “nobody is willing to put in the work so we all suck”
2022-11-16 06:47
I thought its Cloud9 nah, Navi nah, Faze nah, G2 nah, Vitality nah, Outsiders? We'll see coz Hobbit has a point and right out there. I coudn't imagne how Astralis dominaglted the CSGO scene for few straight years winning tournament after tournament. Thats hard to do in csgo.
2022-11-16 08:43
#138
HooXi | 
Sweden souI
all teeams are good. no. all teams are bad.
2022-11-16 08:48
Covid has ended the Astralis era. Covid also puts an end to the age of big "LAN teams". HLTV top 20 got completely reorganized after covid… "NET" players and teams have risen up, the privileged big LAN teams were put in their places, with a few exceptions. Right now we are in an adjustment period and we will see if the net players can stabilize themselves in the top so maybe the can finally create an era.
2022-11-16 09:14
Asian Justin Bieber caster, sick
2022-11-16 13:56
All teams are good but still it is the NaVi era
2022-11-16 14:30
1 reply
5-8th in the pro league, 5-8th in the major... sure
2022-11-16 19:54
#148
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North America 2287
the no era era
2022-11-16 18:26
Happy Hobbit
2022-11-16 19:49
#152
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Ukraine winage
hope that u will be better guys
2022-11-16 19:52
excuses, back to matchfixing, also learn your smokes guy!
2022-11-16 22:27
#164
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Vietnam El0nMusk
Calm of James made time of James Do you think so? He’s always calm What’s a deserve
2022-11-17 14:47
It is now time for EF era
2022-11-19 16:29
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#170
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Sweden aBBLONski
no
2022-11-19 20:14
No NaVi era, s0mple overrated. Overrated FaZe just had one good season winning absolutely everything. Outsiders you have to see what the future holds for them.
2022-11-19 19:24
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