Although sh1ro is the "star AWPer" of this young Gambit squad and is obviously their highest rated player for their past few tournaments, after reviewing about 5 sh1ro demos in the EPL playoffs, I am here to explain why he does not belong to the elite tier AWP players yet (s1mple, zywoo, device, Jame) despite Gambit being a better team overall than NAVI, Astralis, Vitality, and VP in my opinion. Statistically, this is also true if you look at sh1ro very average impact ratings on HLTV.
On T side, sh1ro plays super passive and just holds angle for aggressive CT peeks. If no peeks present themselves, sh1ro finds no impact early round. Mid round during executes, he is really good at trade fragging and can often trade effectively when ax1le or hobbit goes down on the entry.
He is also good at winning clutches but his game sense during clutch situations really pale in comparison to when zywoo or s1mple is clutching. This should be pretty obvious when you do a side-by-side comparisons, s1mple and zywoo is rarely caught off guard during clutches and sometimes turn ridiculous situations around. Most of sh1ro's clutches actually rely heavily on his dead teammates' information, or sh1ro having distinct advantages, and all he had to do is just to win a 1v1 aim duels, which he certainly did not disappoint. Obviously there is one or two exceptions for me, but in my opinion his few "smart" clutches are not enough to really put him on the level of s1mple, zywoo, and clearly not 2018 Xyp9x.
On CT side, sh1ro takes very passive angles and has the same protocols. In all honesty, he does the same 3/4 things every single round on CT side and it is just painful to watch. Check it out for yourself if you don't believe me, sh1ro has no impact early round on CT side unless someone runs into his crosshair when he is holding the most passive angle possible.
Overall, sh1ro heavily rely on the rest of his teams (hobbit, nafany, ax1le proactive maneuvers) to find any impact at all, otherwise, the round is usually lost and sh1ro gets 1/2 consolation frags to pad his stats. This is also where sh1ro pales in comparison to Jame. Jame uses YEK1NDAR as his pawn and bait super well, however, if YEK1NDAR dies early, you will see Jame taking aggressive entries on both T and CT side, which is something that sh1ro never do on the demos that I've seen. As much as Jame likes to save when he is on the other side of the map, if Jame is at the right position, he isn't afraid to pretty much "entry" with the AWP. You see this on maps especially like inferno when Jame would walk up lane and peek site with AWP.
However, sh1ro is capable of hitting nutty shots and very talented, but he will need to learn and adapt to really be on the level of the elite AWPers and prove that he is not just another fluke and will fall off once the other teams know how to play against you (example, syrsoN, every team knows how to play against him now and his ratings these past few months are awful compared to 2020)