against T1 EU opponents he didn't, go watch katowice where he was eaten alive by Device and a new Nawwk before he was hyped up. Or the Dreamhack fucking open. It was only in NA where CeRq, and nitr0 had fallen off, and he was some what able to compete.
The only player on c9 that ever played well in EU was floppy, you really can't blame him for their losses. And you can't pretend like only eu teams are tier 1, 100 thieves, gen.g, liquid, EG, and chaos are all tier 1 teams that were top 20 and he had good stats against them. He only played 2 tournaments in EU, and admittedly, didn't play well, but he wasn't bottom of the scoreboard.