> You went out of your way to write this long comment, yet you said nothing.
As you just did. Not once throughout your comment do you provide any way to compare the players, anything that could be quantified. You said a lot of things but in the end it's just words without meaning or purpose.
>They had to change roaster to get more star players, so they could start winning.
As if SK was not a team of star players, name me a player you would replace (maybe besites felps).
Fer probably the best player on SK and imo easily a top 10 player, if not top5. Fallen is at least a top 3 IGL who is on top of that a world class awper.
Taco is one of the best support players you can get. Mix that with Cold and you have a team of superstar players, so I don't know what you are on about with Faze building a team of stars when that is exactly what SK is all about.
>Meanwhile when SK got out of group stages in 2 tournaments in a row they continued to train and destroyed everybody in the middle of they year.
Because they already have the best team. There is nobody they could replace that would fit (and speak Portugese). Maybe it is because they work hard of them but we just don't know.
>People say NiKo could be number 1, but he's not carrying his team at all.
What should I even say about that, he carried Mouz for what felt like an eternety, being the only factor they ever won against bigger teams. Carrying the hardest that probably any player in CSGO has up to now carried a team.
Now he gets players who actually frag, help him out, who he can rely on and now people come up and say that he would need to carry harder to be considered N1? Dude I doubt that Cold has ever in his life carried a team as hard as Niko has done with Mouz.
Yes I know in the end it was never enough but come on, nobody including Cold can carry a t2 team single handedly to a good spot. It's just not doable, you would probably need a KDR of 1.5+ every game for this to work and no player is even close to that.
Get off your high horse and acknowledge that Cold has been playing in the best team with the best players for a long time and didn't win it all by himself. CS is always a team effort and Cold alone would do shit.
>There are a lot of super stars in the scene
> but cold's on top of em all and that's for a reason.
Nope, not in my opinion. Somebody who plays in the best team and can't carry them to win when they are in a slump...not the best player for me but I'm sure you find a reason why Niko needed to carry Faze to wins but Cold doesn't.
You keep repeating that Cold is the best player because he is smart and has good positioning, yet the best player has to be way more than that. Good positioning is at least partly something the team has to allow you. If fer would play colds position he would likely put up great numbers. Setups are pre planned and do not show any smart play. Fallback routes are pretty much clear, you provide nothing of substance to show how exactly Cold plays smart.
Colds intelligence is just another metric that is easy to throw around, yet hard to quantify. What is an intelligent player? How do you measure it? Why is Cold "smarter" than Niko? Niko plays greedy or aim heavy from time to time because he can, that does not at all mean that he is a dumb player, quite the opposite, it means he knows his strengths and plays off of them.
Now that he plays smart, uses his team, doesn't take all the duels, you come around saying that he needs to frag more. He just now plays smart, doesn't go for these duels but plays with his team and it has been of great benefit for Faze. When he needs to clutch you can still see how good he is, but going for the kills just to "carry" would be dumb, so i don't see why you use that to make a point.
>Karrigan has never won against SK with FaZe for a reason.
The reason being? Or do you just throw that phrase around to not have to put any arguments forth? Karrigan imo never had a team that was close in skill to what SK has. That is partly (also only imo) because I feel like he is worse as a player and as an IGL than Fallen so his team needs to make up for it, which is quite hard against a team like SK.
>While SK are having a bit of a slump cold is still destroying and carrying a lot of the time.
I think it's amousing that you think he is carrying them a lot of the time...like...carrying to what? Playoffs? They haven't won anything lately and by your metric carrying only counts if you win something (otherwise you would acknowledge that Niko hard carried Mouz)
Cold has not even been the best player on SK recently. I think fer has had a lot more impact as of late.
>If NiKo's aim is off his score is awful.
Please look at his stats. He is an incredibly consistent player, having almost no awful scores. So he either has super consistent aim or is smarter than you acknowledge.
The problem with him is that his teams have until now heavily relied on him, so if he had an off day his team would lose meaning that his form has a lot more bearing that Colds, where he can have an off day and SK would still win.
Notice that all throughout my comment I'm not once saying that Niko is the best player, I think the argument in itself is dumb. Cold is a great player, Niko is a great player, both probably better than each other in different aspects of the game, yet you come with your own metrics to decide that Colds "smartness" is of more worth that Nikos aim, not providing any way of measuring or quantifying any of it.
>And about the BIG loss... Cold had an amazing performance and messed up only 1 clutch.
So he couldn't have done more in the 16 rounds they lost? I doubt it. Yes he had a great performance but somehow it was not enough to save them. Either he is not a good enough player to carry the then best team of the world against a t2 team or his kills and his "carrying" was not as important as you wished it to be.
So you can keep repeating that he is the Number 1 player but as you have nothing to quantify it, thats just an empty statement without any worth.