Well he is just the best IGL to ever touch the game. that dont go away, so right now no other IGL is as good as him, despite Astralis is not as good as they have been.
And what players he has to work with does not take the fact away that he is the best IGL of all time. And one could also say many often call the Astralis players out for not being the best aimers and the best this and that.
Astralis had a wierd time, new players coming in, old ones taken a break, going back and forth. yet still finding ways to improve the game as they done the last two years with using this to make an active 6 man roster. something cs really needs for the future.
He has been on a break, working with a player coming back from a break. and an active 6 member coming in for some matches making it work very well.
So gaming chaning stuff while dealing with changes that makes other teams collapse, but Astralis have kept being up there even when he was gone, and him then coming back doing his thing.
This shows class. this is a part of what makes him ahead of everyone else.
And if you have a player that is just plainly the best IGL of all time. then even if he is just back from a break he is still that IGL so even if you want the best IGL right now. well if he is the best overall, he is also the best right now.
Having gone through 3 different players ( plus the normal 5 group ) back and forth and still making it work with relative succes is insane. most teams fall apart after just one change and have to rebuild.
People call Astralis out for not having been top of the game and so on compared to what Astralis is.
But the fact is, they have handled something bad really well and even used it to once again improve how cs should be played and work, without falling apart as many teams do with just half the changes they had to deal with.
And Gla1ve have not lead through all of that no. but he has still been there. and he is leading now.
Gla1ve just above the rest.