From FACEIT level 5 to #1 with Gambit, secrets of CIS scene (feat. nafany) | HLTV Confirmed S5E45

nafany joins HLTV Confirmed to talk about Gambit and his personal story: starting his career, teaming up with sh1ro, getting Hobbit on board, and becoming undefeatable. Besides that, the show touches on Stockholm Major being under question due to COVID, G2 gaining consistency, Akuma situation, and upcoming CIS RMR.




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0:00 - Podcast intro 




Hot seat with nafany


5:39 - Introducing nafany


6:55 - Early days of nafany's career


12:20 - Being called a cheater


17:38 - Joining Gambit Youngsters in 2019


20:53 - Starting IGLing career


26:02 - Becoming top-40, CIS Minor


29:43 - Hobbit addition


35:10 - Burnout, work, and ambitions


41:11 - Hobbit’s role in the young team


47:44 - Becoming top-1, best and worst moments


55:08 - Gambit's biggest rivalries


58:39 - Return to LAN and player break




Playtime


1:06:12 - Parimatch Matchmaker


1:12:00 - Did sh1ro deserve the MVP more than Hobbit?


1:13:58 - The impact of interz 


1:15:13 - Gambit’s bootcamp and team chef


1:17:41 - Boombl4 and IGLing


 


Recent news


1:23:45 - Major in Stockholm under question?


1:33:00 - woxic teases new team


1:38:05 - daps back to CS:GO


1:42:47 - mouz academy announced




BLAST Spring


1:48:20 - Upper bracket advantage - what should it be?


1:53:07 - Plans for other events, partnered teams fail


1:59:10 - G3-4th Esports


2:09:44 - Assessing NIP with device




CIS RMR


2:16:50 - Akuma situation - nafany’s take


2:25:51 - VP, Spirit, Entropiq vs. Kazakh teams




Leftover topics


2:28:24 - ‘Gambit clutch’ - is that a thing?


2:29:41 - Inspiration & saying hello to Rushly


2:30:47 - Addressing harmful comments from community (GuardiaN & interz)


2:33:57 - Is Ax1Le the best rifler in the world?




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 TaZ, GeT_RiGhT, device, karrigan, Maniac, Pimp, HenryG, YNk, JW, smooya, 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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