They were, anything below the level of Astralis, Vitality, Navi are actually trying to be consistent T1. Frankly mouz was also T2 on 2020 but they won one event that had Navi, made finals of 2 tier1 event and made another semi. Mouz was strictly T2 with their perf, while I would argue it wasn't any better for Faze. Definitely not T1. And mad lions was a T2 squad sure, because aftyer bubzki left for Astalis the squad did not have a lot of firepower to stay top15 consistently. Look at the perf of faze with Niko, Cold and Broky. I agree they didn't have an IGl but that doesn't explain their close wins against strict T3 squads like contact.