NAVI's IEM Cologne win, pre-break roster rumors, uncertain future of LAN | HLTV Confirmed S5E48

HLTV Confirmed regulars make their final points about IEM Cologne 2021, discussing the incredible performance of s1mple, NAVI's roster looking set, G2 missing components to win, FaZe & Astralis' surprising success. In other topics are fnatic removing JW to go international, Astralis' roster not being set in stone, EPL going online, PGL Major potentially moving, the early outlook for the top-20 players of 2021, and Complexity's replacement of RUSH with es3tag. 

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0:00 - Podcast intro 

Recent news

7:05 - fnatic going international, JW out

9:15 - Who could step into fnatic?

18:04 - EPL to be held online

25:45 - PGL Major to move from Sweden?

32:16 - ESEA support Fragadelphia NA LAN circuit

34:14 - Who wants to be a skinionaire? By BitSkins

42:01 - $1M skin design contest

IEM Cologne

44:25 - General takeaways from the LAN

52:42 - s1mple’s outstanding performance. Is he the GOAT?

59:03 - Does NAVI finally work?

1:06:00 - What do G2 lack to win the finals?

1:13:00 - Could G2 get… ZywOo!?

1:21:32 - Astralis’ good performance & uncertain future

1:25:33 - FaZe’s surprising playoffs entry

1:30:07 - Why did Gambit fail to reach the final?

1:35:00 - VP’s floating within top-10

1:37:42 - Grand Slam could be won online? 

Break & BREAKing news 

1:40:20 - Complexity bench RUSH

1:50:04 - Academy league timing discussion

2:03:42 - Any truth to Astralis rumors?

2:09:12 - Complexity sign es3tag

2:10:40 - Rosters that could change?

2:17:33 - Hottest players on the market


2:19:11 - Parimatch matchmaker game

2:23:00 - Who would SPUNJ pick to live with on an island?

2:24:53 - Can ZywOo make it to the top-3?

2:27:40 - Final words

HLTV Confirmed is a CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) talk show featuring Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and Milan "Striker" Švejda, with guest appearances from community members such as device, ropz, Twistzz, karrigan, TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, HenryG, JW, smooya, YNk, Maniac, Pimp, seang@res, and more. The show is based around interviews, breakdowns, analysis, and discussions about the esports and casual side of Counter-Strike.

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