device: CS comeback, mental health, NIP | HLTV Confirmed S6E50 (CS:GO Podcast)
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device joins us for the show dedicated to the past year: joining NIP, taking a break, working through the problems, and returning to Astralis. Other topics are the impact of Social Media, HUNDEN situation, Buzz, m0NESY & young AWPers, EPL Group B preview, and the beauty of Counter-Strike.
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Timestamps might not be off by 30-60 seconds.
0:00 - Podcast intro
4:50 - Introducing device
6:13 - The most accomplished player?
Hot Seat with device
8:24 - 2021-2022 summary by SPUNJ
11:00 - Joining NIP & struggles
16:52 - Early Astralis move rumours
18:45 - Pause on play & return at FPL
21:51 - Health issues
23:15 - Lack of winning in NIP
26:48 - Impact of Social Media negativity
31:19 - device & Tom Cruise meme
33:06 - How to treat mental problems?
37:55 - “I was advised to wait with comeback” - device
40:04 - Things going downwards in late 2021
44:23 - Comeback to Astralis
49:13 - Other opportunities
52:50 - device & gla1ve connection
55:11 - HUNDEN situation
58:52 - Biggest insult to CS player?
1:00:43 - Working with HUNDEN
1:03:13 - “I told gla1ve they should get nicoodoz” - device
1:07:22 - device on NIP salary & “paycheck stealing”
1:13:42 - Buzz & Astralis roster
1:25:12 - Heatmaps & other training tips
1:28:32 - Tier-2 vs. tier-1 AWPers
1:30:48 - Skinionaire: device remembers 2022
1:40:12 - Player break issue
1:43:20 - New AWPers - how are they different?
1:47:49 - device rarely saves - why?
1:54:08 - Prof doing potfriend
1:54:28 - Best team in the world?
1:58:34 - Group stage vs. playoffs
2:02:28 - N1 Moment: IHC savages!
2:05:29 - CS:GO explained by CS:GO
2:08:22 - Future of device & Astralis
2:13:08 - Are personal achievements important?
2:15:55 - “Astralis has a special place for me” - device
2:19:31 - EPL Group B preview
2:26:51 - Final words from device
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