Dude the video of Niko rolling his eyes at the major is my most treasured CS gif.
But Faze had the most firepower in 2017. No question.
But just like 2019 showed having the most firepower doesn't necessarily mean you are winning everything.
1. Liquid first half of 2019
2. Faze 2017
3. Envy 2015
Teams like SK, old NiP and Fnatic had good aimers but not to the same degree, they had other elements of the game to rely on. Navi might make the list but 1 event and a blast group isn't a big enough sample size.
Their last event before the player break was at the end of July. So that's about 5 months of play where they've ''fallen off''. Mouz at the end of 2019 where definitely a better team than Liquid at that point, especially firepower-wise. But throughout the year Liquid were definitely #1 firepower-wise.
no, im just not wearing rose-tinted goggles. fact is nip 2013 was shitting on garbage competition which highly inflated their stats, they weren't good. no one took csgo seriously back in 2012/13 when nip was dominating, the only team that did was NiP and maybe VeryGames. stop being delusional.
if you think old nip firepower can be compared to todays' standards you are out of your mind lmao