I really like.how u are sugarcoating liquid's run and giving them every possible advantage lmao. Here is reality :
1. Liquid won 7 tournaments not 8 this year. Astralis won 6
2. IGS doesn't matter , because not every tournament counts as Intel grand slam. Looking at the number of tournaments won , liquid only won 1 more.
3. Liquid won 4 of those events without astralis or even Navi playing , facing trash like g2 or fnatic etc in the finals and still having close games. Astralis dominated in all the tournaments they won, and lqiuid was playing most of those events. and astralis have the upper hand over Liquid in head to heads.
5. Liquid had a few bad runs,like not making top 4 at both majors. Astralis managed to make top 4 in most events they played. Maybe at epl s8 they didn't , I don't remember
Right now , astralis > liquid. But who takes the cake depends on who wins blast