Washed up barely exists, lack of motivation and lack of team synergy has the biggest impact on form.
Astralias don't have a player better than the whole of faze line up apart from dupreeh and maybe device.
Shroud was the king of rank S because he was confident and comfortable in that play style, there are far more variables than just adding the best players into one line up,.
Remember when FaZe first formed people thought they'd never lose a game, after the their honeymoon was over they proved what has been true since the birth of CS, super star players don't equal success in a team game.
Gambit won a major, VP won a major, confidence and Teamplay can do amazing things to frag ability.
If FaZe ever hit beast mode they'd be the best team of all time without a doubt,but it's impossible with the conflicting play styles and multinational.
This isn't only special to CS it's all team sports.
If FaZe had a clue they'd kick Niko because he just plays for individual ego reasons, every team he's left that team ends up performing better.