NEO was a clear star player for his team while they won event, after event, after event, after event. device isn't a clear star player for his team, Dupreeh and Magisk have similar ratings in tournaments, it's a team effort not an individual effort.
I keep my point, using his LAN rating from 2018 when you're talking about consistency for all years is ridiculous and counter-intuitive, you could pull any year and he'd be better if it were the case as you say it.
You and I differ in opinion here, I thin you need a period as the clear best to be considered as the 'best of all time', peaks play a large part because peaks determine largely who gets to be the GOAT alongside other factors.
There is no clear GOAT for CS:GO, that is my bloody point. Not device, not s1mple, not GeT_RiGhT, not olofmeister, not coldzera, there is no clear picture.