The thing is you really only need those standout players when you do not have a fanbase based on your origin alone. Most teams do not have that issue since they all come from one country or one region at least.
However a FaZe, a mouz, an OG, a complexity need those players, especially if you haven't had a fanbase to build on from prior teams like mouz did.
FaZe had NiKo and cold, now G2 has kennyS and Niko, mouz has ropz and chrisj as a veteran and nostalgic fan favorite. Also karrigan who I would say is pretty similar to aleksib in terms of their status and history. complexity also doesn't really have such a player, maybe blameF with his extra-ordinary biceps and great fragging, but they play so seldom I can't really tell.
No one gives a shit about GODSENT either, no body really cares about VP anymore. Nobody cares for C9 except maybe for some brits, who care most likely more for Endpoint.