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Snake & Banter
Last Free Nation
Snake & Banter is a CS:GO talk show, hosted by Duncan "Thorin" Shields and Alex "Mauisnake" Ellenberg, themed around each individual selecting a good, bad and ugly topic to discuss.
Nov 10, 2023
NiKo's U-turn: GOOD OR BAD? / The UGLY downfall of EG (ft. MNMZZZ)
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by Jeffrey "Mnmzzz" Moore, the Senior Editor at Dust2, to discuss NiKo spurning Falcons in favor of staying at G2, jks getting benched, Team Liquid's strong upcoming roster, the decline of the Danish CS scene, the current wave of online tournaments, and more.
2 hr 10 min
Sep 26, 2023
Was kicking nafany a MISTAKE?!? / Complexity and VP are back! (ft. NER0)
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by HLTV features writer Harry "NER0" Richards to discuss NER0's latest article on CS:GO riflers, the new-look NAVI's strong start, issues plaguing the scene that Valve aren't fixing in CS2, Jerry's lackluster team reveal, and more.
1 hr 49 min
Sep 7, 2023
TSM's BIG FLAW / dev1ce's MEGA efficiency / Brazil's underperformance (ft. Allan)
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by caster & analyst Allan Hender to discuss Vitality's confidence in making a roster move after winning the BLAST Major, matchmaking improvements in CS2, the states of GamerLegion and Team Liquid, the anticlimactic reveal of Jerry's new team, and more.
1 hr 57 min
Aug 28, 2023
Rise of ENCE / Valve's UGLY change in CS2 / A long wait for Katowice (ft. dycha)
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by Paweł "dycha" Dycha, current rifler for ENCE, to discuss the rise of Snappi and ENCE, the benefits of the upcoming CS:GO Asia Championships, the lackluster feel of EPL Playoff matches, the state of Polish CS, and more!
1 hr 43 min
Aug 11, 2023
Fans are IN DENIAL on ZywOo! / b0RUP is weighing down Astralis
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by Cai "CYPHER" Watson to discuss the improvement of SunPayus, NiKo and G2's strong performance at IEM Cologne, FaZe's recent quality of play, the high cost that NAVI had to play for jL and iM, the culture of denial around ZywOo in high-pressure situations, and more!
1 hr 8 min
Jul 24, 2023
Removing nafany was a mistake!?! / Reactions to new NiP and NAVI
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by Janko "YNk" Paunović to discuss the news that Majors will now take place at the end of seasons, why we shouldn't count FaZe out yet, whether kicking nafany from Cloud9 was the right move, blameF and hampus as IGL's for their teams, and more!
2 hr 11 min
Jun 30, 2023
Mauisnake was RIGHT about Cloud9! / REACTIONS to TSM rumors (ft. KingT)
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by KingT to discuss the recent roster moves by Cloud9 (including swapping out Nafany), the inability for pro players to gracefully accept criticism, OG's downward trend, Vitality's signing of flameZ, and more!
1 hr 49 min
Jun 20, 2023
iM's BIGGEST COMPLAINT about CS2 / Heroic's major hurdle (ft. iM)
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by Ivan "iM" Mihai to discuss how GamerLegion made their improbable run at the BLAST Paris Major, the upcoming shuffle of Eastern European players, the possible effects of Aleksib being kicked from NiP, the lack of confidence and prestige surrounding Heroic, and more!
1 hr 36 min
May 28, 2023
What's lacking at Liquid? / s1mple's final CS:GO Major / rise of iM (ft. Moses)
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by Jason "moses" O'Toole to discuss the CS:GO Major format, the unfortunate end to s1mple's CS:GO Major career, the state of Team Liquid, Vitality's course to their Major victory, and more!
1 hr 35 min
May 5, 2023
Who will win the ULTIMATE CS:GO Major? (ft. launders)
Thorin and Mauisnake are joined by Mohan "launders" Govindasamy to discuss many of the narratives going into the final CS:GO Major. Topics include whether this is Heroic's tournament to win, which teams are expected to fail, potential underdogs to watch, dream Finals matchups, and more!
1 hr 56 min
Mar 28, 2023
Twistzz vs EliGE: WHO'S THE NA GOAT?
Thorin and Mauisnake discuss the accolades, history, and skills of Twistzz and EliGE.
2 hr 17 min
Feb 14, 2023
G2 DOMINATES at Katowice! / Are Heroic at their ceiling? (ft. Aleksib)
Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen joins Thorin and Mauisnake to discuss G2's amazing performance at IEM Katowice + its impact on NiKo's legacy, FaZe's seemingly low floor as a team, the downward trend of Finnish CS, and more.
1 hr 59 min
Jan 30, 2023
Where are the dominant teams?!? / Turmoil at Na'Vi! (ft. KingT)
KingT joins Thorin and Mauisnake to discuss the state of Team Liquid, the lack of dominant, world-beater teams, possible problems at Na"vi, and more.
1 hr 17 min
Dec 20, 2022
G2 find their form! / Is the map pool flawed? (ft. blameF)
Benjamin "blameF" Bremer joins Thorin and Mauisnake to discuss G2 winning the BLAST World Finals, the effects of the recent game update from Valve, the disappointing end of the year for some of the top teams, and more.
1 hr 27 min
Dec 8, 2022
k0nfig and dev1ce return! (ft. Tech Girl)
Sam "Tech Girl" Wright joins Thorin and Mauisnake to discuss multiple angles surrounding k0nfig standing in for Heroic, Jaxon shutting down, dev1ce returning to competitive play, and more.
1 hr 22 min
Nov 21, 2022
JAME'S TIME to win a Major! (ft. JRT)
John "JRT" Tsoupanarias joins Thorin and Mauisnake to discuss Jame and Outsiders' triumph at the IEM Rio Major, Cloud9 and Na'Vi not performing to expectations, the ups and downs with the live crowd, and more.
1 hr 26 min
Oct 27, 2022
The YEKINDAR move: GOOD, BAD, or BOTH?!? (ft. Maniac)
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez joins Thorin and Mauisnake to discuss YEKINDAR's move from Virtus.pro to Team Liquid, the lack of innovation in broadcast analysis, the strength of title-contenders coming into the Rio Major, the unfortunate futility of investigating match fixing, and more.
1 hr 43 min
Oct 13, 2022
The Immense Impact of G2's RMR Upset / tabseN's Legacy (ft. Heccu)
Anastasija "Heccu" Tolmačeva joins Thorin and Mauisnake to discuss the benefits of the WePlay Academy League, successes of Team Liquid and NiP, what G2 missing the Major means for the scene, the struggles of tabseN and BIG, and more.
1 hr 44 min
Sep 10, 2022
HooXi is better than cArn?!?!? (ft. pita)
Faruk "pita" Pita joins Thorin and Mauisnake to discuss HooXi's move to G2, Aleksib joining NiP, the lack of updates around dev1ce, the narratives around Jame and Virtus.pro, and more.
1 hr 51 min
Sep 2, 2022
Does Spinx make VITALITY a TOP TEAM? / Astralis and Heroic STRUGGLE (feat. Freya)
Freya "Freya" Spiers joins the hosts to discuss HenryG's return to casting, Vitality's quick improvement with the addition of Spinx, the current struggles of Danish rosters, the potential for ESL viewer fatigue, and more.
1 hr 29 min
Jul 21, 2022
FaZe & NAVI deliver! / Who's to blame for BAD roster moves? (feat. kassad)
Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović joins the hosts to discuss the exciting rivalry between FaZe and Navi, the amount of influnece that players have over team roster decisions, Spinx's possible departure from ENCE, the reasons why Bo5 Finals aren't necessarily a good thing, and more.
2 hr 5 min
Jul 12, 2022
Making the Major is TOO EASY?!? / Inconsistency from top teams (feat. HooXi)
Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen joins the hosts to discuss the strength of teams who stay together, YEKINDAR's impact on Team Liquid, the lack of a clear hierarchy outside of the top 2 teams, Mouz making the IEM Cologne playoffs, and more.
1 hr 46 min
Jun 13, 2022
NiP dev1ce Update Soon? / What is the "Black Hole" of Analysis? (feat. Miraa)
Luís "Miraa" Mira joins the hosts to discuss Heroic and ENCE's recent successes, the new "black hole" of critical CS:GO analysis, the most recent ESIC developments, and much more.
1 hr 22 min
May 27, 2022
What's next for Liquid? / karrigan levels up! / ESIC update woes (feat. Bleh)
Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam joins the hosts to discuss reactions to the conclusion of the Antwerp Major , Outsiders' recent lackluster performance, ESIC's handling of coaching bans, and more.
1 hr 35 min
Apr 29, 2022
MAJOR Reactions / karrigan Shines / No Expectations for Astralis? (feat. Hawka)
Alex "Hawka" Hawkins joins the hosts to discuss reactions to the Antwerp Major, the lack of LAN events, the mediocre expectations for the current Astralis roster, and more.
1 hr 28 min
Apr 11, 2022
Furia Rising / Evil Geniuses Struggle / Heroic at Their Ceiling? (feat. launders)
Mohan "launders" Govindasamy joins the hosts to discuss Furia, k0nfig's strength on Ancient, ALEX's turbulent career, and more.
1 hr 40 min