Jeez, sorry for the late response mate.
For sure man, I wish things were different and that lineup with Shox, Ama, Misutaaa, Zywoo and Apex, was a reality, damn, what a lineup it would have been honestly.
Exactly! G2 in 2019 looked really really promising, it's just that they were so fucking unlucky and lost really bs matches, and I had a feeling that some players would leave (due to them not performing) even though I thought that they had the correct formula.. maybe just change one player? (let Ama IGL, or bring in Ex6 without the addition of Smithzz) I wasn't really impressed by Lucky honestly, I thought they could've gotten someone better, like ALEX as you said, and yeah man that major was super unlucky, I remember looking at Kenny's pic when he was outside, moments after getting knocked out from the major, he looked really sad and he was crying, and Apex was there hugging him, it was such a wholesome picture but it broke my heart because I knew that change was inevitable...
You know, G2 2017 was the reason I became a fan of CSGO and grinded it every day haha, they were so fun to watch, and they were liked by everyone too, I really think we were robbed of a good lineup with Ex6, I think they would've been a force honestly, because I was thinking back then, Ex6 is the only IGL that could make G2 work as a unit, eventually he came in 2018 but that year was a catastrophe for G2, and like I said the addition of Smithzz wasn't needed at all (however, I'll still hold good memories of him destroying s1mple on that inferno game, and won the bo3 in style)
That major was also really fun to watch, but unlucky since they were really close to making finals and who knows, probably could've won it? (Faze were favorites for sure but I was sure Kenny and Shox would put on a show) C9 deserved that major imo because I remember missing the 3rd map thinking Faze were easily going to win it (it was nearly like, 2 AM Dubai time and I had school back then, so I just went to sleep missing the 3rd map and to this day I still hate myself for missing it kkkkk)