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
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
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
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
2:16:50 - Akuma situation - nafany’s take
2:25:51 - VP, Spirit, Entropiq vs. Kazakh teams
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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