One of the bigger reasons that people don't seem to talk about is the aug nerf, upon which many teams like ence and furia fell off a bit. Ofcourse ence made a lot big event finals, but they made it on a span of 2018-2019 which is 2 years, also everybody knows that ence's rise to the top actually started(leaving the major run which was a great run tbh) when astralis started to fall off and liquid did not have the same form that made them win all these events. Till date ence made 6 finals amogst which starseries and cac are considered t2/3. So they made in total 4 big event finals. In IEM chicago the teams they beat to get to the finals are renegades, heroic, mibr before getting literally smashed by liquid on the finals, should that run actually count? Lets consider dreamhack, they beat isurus, g2, furia and faze to get to the finals, not really t1 competiton(cant say anything if you think the faze back then was t1) in a t1 event all in all most of the finals they made apart from the major and blast, they didn't really face any t1 competiton on their way to the finals and when they did which was in the finals, they faltered. Still alexib was the igl or the gel factor that was holding this roster together having two great players in sergej and allu. I think ence should do sergej a favour and let him go, there are lots of great rosters that can benefit from sergej and get some trophy home.