What othet team were better than ever before? Name one. Astralis litterely took 6 months break, mibr playing like garbage, faze with adren/neo was a joke(No offense to either og them), navi not looking like themselves, ENCE was way Better at the first major this year. The only teams that got "better" was vitality that allready dropped off again, and the NRG/EG, which imo actually look alot stronger now than before player break.
The when you look at how few top teams actually attended the events liquid won, it actually just shows abit about hos weak a few og the tournaments were. They just got lucky that Astralis took a break, and no other real competition.