I agree those shithouse CIS RMRs with NaVi choking (and having teams cheat against them) probably hurt him a lot. Now they literally dont matter and it just burnt out viewers as there were about 8 tournaments a month it felt.
imo last year was a 50/50, but I believe s1mple was a better and more impactful player for NaVi than Zywoo was for Vitality.
plus the other 4/5 in Vitality I believe were better than what s1mple had. With new player like perfecto, boomba igl, b1t/flamie bullshit and being complete bums, and electronic being the only consistently good player with him.