Yes because to stay competetive for such amount of period a player must be good right? No player on a nr 1 team can slack as they need to bring their best every game. Take Na'Vi your idols, if S1mple doesn't carry hard team loses. Look at Gambit when they got nr 1, everyone was on fire so they maintained nr 1 spot for longer just because every player always "carry" each game.
You might be right with cold, but Cold was still relevant in 2019 and part of 2020.
Sure S1mple will be fine in any team that allows him to play the way he plays. But I don't think that S1mples role fits every team, since he's not that good entry, igl, support, rifler (as in he's mainly awp), lurker. Only thing he really shines at is being 2nd/3rd entry with awp to trade, sometimes clutching since his teammates try to get picks or map control somewhere else.