- GuardiaN can comeback, but no Tier1 team should take the gamble. I mention this in the article/post. he will be too expensive, he haven't performed in a team environment for over 2 years (3 different teams) and signing him as 29 year old gives implecations that it wouldn't give if he was signed as a 24 year old.
RPK came back but 1) it was early on in CSGO, so the pro-player pool was much smaller, 2) he had to rebrand and reinvent himself to be relevant. This works for a cerebral rifler, but how do you do it as an AWPer?
- youngsters are gambles, but a planned gamble. Older people aren't planned gambles, especially not with a well-filled CV. I wouldn't say FaZe is good yet. I saw 8 teams underperform in IEM NY EU, and FaZe just sucked the least out of all teams. Bymas works in Mousesports (inconsistently) but he get confidence and have people who help him develop. That was missing in FaZe, since Olof usually have that role, and did that for Broky.
- I didn't say anything about adding Vertigo, or not, into the map pool. I took the current map pool and the hot-topic arguments for the map pool. Then I said my 2 cents about why I think people mainly think this because they are blinded by nostalgia (the main part of the post is about the Nostalgic feeling, not about my opinion on maps and player).
If you check the other maps that come out now: Biome, Zoo, Mutiny... all quite "round" maps, with soft features, but planned choke points, lanes and open areas. That doesn't go for Tuscan. See #14
and that discussion for more on the topic.
- I just needed a pic there and went through a few old footballers who have done some weird roster changes and that was the best pic I could find, even though it is taken from a showmatch or something. I didn't talk about Ronaldinho at all, just needed a pic to not have too big blocks of texts.
- Nah, I cut Olof part short because I couldn't express the rest of my ideas about it... not even in Swedish. Perhaps I should have taken it out, but I like what he has done in FaZe, but now he is just a burden for them.
- Could be. Not all players, especially not mid-career players, can pick and choose how they want. so perhaps it was just luck for Friberg to find a team where he could find a role he could transition into. But the good thing he did was to go into that team and not opt to be Entry and just run up and down Via Adamo as he did in NiP. Instead he became a supportive IGL and taught Magisk and HS how to play, and they developed quite nicely. Small tidbit: after that Roster all of the players have been IGL's in at least one team.
TaZ was a bit misleadin, by choice from my part, to bring out my point. What he did in Devils.One, Kinguin etc was good and right ideas, but he then played to come to the top again. The reason Honoris is correct for him, is just because he doesnt go for the top anymore, but for improving the scene instead.
Sorry for all the misconseptions and not being more clear in my intetions about the post.