they are hybrids tho, not awp only except device, but where is jame, kennys, guardian, cerq? they would still be top 3 even without awp, look at s1mple with guardian on his team
there are only 3 main awps in the entire top 20 list
Of course they do, it was a simple fucking amalgamation, calm down. The thing is strikers still sometimes get goals handed to them, similarly to AWPers who can get free kills by holding the correct angle sometimes.
a few years ago the awpers were the stars of the team and the most skilled on all weapons like old kennys and guardian(old navi) oly like olof and get right were on the same level
now there are riflers who are individually better then awpers like electonic niko cold magisk and elige
but to be best you need the stat boost you get from awp that you cant get with rifles these days