most teams in the top 10 are still predicated around having good aimers, the best team following the astralis era was liquid, who were entirely carried by their skill. it went back to astralis and their tactics, after that navi was top 1, also carried by skill. pretty much no teams have been able to pull off astralis' style.
getting back to faze, even with olof they were very competitive at both lans they played this year (at blast they absolutely dominated liquid twice and at kato they only lost to navi twice). they peaked at top 3 this year with bymas in the lineup and have looked amazing at various points. had a few insane rounds gone differently vs vita yesterday (apex absorbing bullets on dust2 b bombsite in a 1v2 and rpk destroying with the deag), faze couldve won that map and maybe the series. they didnt, but its a new roster and it makes sense to give them more time before jumping the gun.