Considering your flare was s1mple at the time of the post - it matters.
Your argument is a joke.
Pro 1.6 players didn't have a "stream league" they messed around in. They practiced amongst themselves and competed at a pro tier level.
Let's also point out HeatoN, since you're flare-swapping. When he competed actively, it was almost a decade before the introduction of weekly/monthly FPLs. FPL is an alternative to a minimum wage job for these guys, basically. A player making over $30k/mo in salary + prize winnings + backends like endorsements, merchandising, etc, has no real need to try and strut to a bunch of failed pros.
FPL wasn't even around until the very end of 2015 into 2016. So, for the first 15 years CS was an esport, there was no "Rank S" or "FPL"
It's simply a platform for idiots to feed their morsels of money to semi-pros who can't stay on a roster, and who stream and goof off.
The big players you see topping the money charts in FPL these days are semi-pros without an income and bottom pros who are on T3 teams.
Tier 1 players (with the exception of guys like stew, for example) have no interest in competing for the scraps at the table. They're elevated on a higher pedestal of performance and when you want to see them play, it's on LANs.
Zywoo not being a part of that means jack shit, kid. Facts.
Up your history.