their problems really just came down to poor management.
they were like "Oh, well we invested more than $6 million into a cs roster, so now we have to be able to compete with the best team in the world." With covid happening, meaning that they couldn't bootcamp, they just thought of it as a minor bump in the road, which it wasn't at all. They should've been way more humble and looked at it as a long-term investment. Grinding out tier 2 tournaments would've done a lot for their confidence, and would've contributed to them getting to know each other better - a solution to the missing bootcamp.
I think jumping into an insane level of competition from the get go was a very poor decision from their management.