if it was ONLY BIG then surely it's possible that they improved massively as a team and became a top3 team. But when you look across the board it's pretty obvious that there are flawed indicators of skilled teams online.
Spirit has for years been irrelevant and surpassed by lesser teams as hard legion, forze and even hard legion. As tournaments come online they all of a sudden shoot from a #5-6 into a #1 team in cis?
Moviestar Riders, BIG, GODSENT, Heretics, cph flames (with farlig) and even Nemiga who have all been incredibly terrible teams generally on lan, but all of a sudden they all find their form in the era of online cs.
How can anyone convincingly say that these teams have just gotten better and it is not due to online cs lmao