you really didnt follow the scene at all apparantly
if you did, you wouldn't say something this stupid.
they were blocked from travelling and internet cut off by the government during the political uproar in turkey
that XANTARES went to BIG just shut down the chapter for Space Soldiers for good. But it all went downhill for many years. Space Soldiers didnt pay out salary and winnings and refused to let them leave the org because of contracts
they earned 50 dollars a week or something, while all their opponents earned minimum 500-1000 dollars a week, in the CIS regions.
NA and other EU teams probably make 5000-10.000 euro a month in base salary
So yes, their skill took them as far as any other team.
how the fuck do you expected 5 adults to become as good as Astralis when they have ZERO organization behind them
No salary, no extra perks, nothing paid for, shit equipment. no power over their movements