I'm not just talking about the current North lineup (which is obviously trash), I'm talking about how North have had players peak and then have done nothing with those players.
Valde, Magisk, Kjaerbye, K0nfig, even Cadian to some extent.
Those are all REALLY solid players and still North never did much with them asides from a few shitty DH opens. And for a time, MSL was a world class in game leader. Sure, his system has it's problems, but it worked and got upsets. North was even a top team for a few months, but it never really stuck.
With the pieces they've had available to them, North should've been a lot better in the past but consistently failed to meet expectations, the team has always been better on paper than it has in practice. That's why I'm talking about the org being "cursed"