ok fight fire with fire, stupid logic with stupid logic
ENCE beat Astralis
Liquid beat ENCE
therefore Liquid > ENCE > Astralis no?
If Astralis hypothetically didn't attend ESL One Cologne, would it not be a t1 event?
Also real question here
Liquid & Astralis faced each other in the iBUYPOWER Masters 2019, in that event Liquid's goal was not to win or even place well at the event, their goal was to build team chemistry, they beat Astralis that day because there was no pressure on them, they choke when they have pressure on them to perform well, when they didn't have pressure on them they beat Astralis, now they're not choking, so the natural assumption would be that Liquid has actually been the better team for all of this year but they kept choking in finals. A real example of this is actually ENCE, Liquid choked vs ENCE at the major, now they're not choking & they beat them, that's not only a solid theory now, but it also has a real example. At this point, you'd have to be a fool not to agree.