and they never recovered.
optic in their prime was due to the fact that four of their players were popping off, mixwell, RUSH, NAF (still popping off), and tarik. thats why they won ecs, but you saw how they declined in the eleague atlanta swiss stage (getting rekt by godsent to go out 1-3). even with stan it seemed like they were already dropping down. if he had stayed longer we might have seen them stagnate at tier 2-3 like they used to be in.
complexity obviously surprised in the swiss stage (all bo1s) but didn’t really show anything solid afterwards, and their recent matches are bad results. obviously a team is a sum of their parts but stan is extremely overrated because people credit optic’s short lived tier 1 success to him mostly