I don't really know who Pele or Maradona are, but if they are some good players from the past then yes, they would probably be irrelevant right now.
I don't think I misunderstood the point, I think you're the one who doesn't understand what I wrote. Snax was good in 2014-2016, as for the standards from back then, but since then many pros have played for more than 10-12k hours, so their prime now consists of, for example, idk, 16k hours, instead of 7k in 2016. They obviously improved tremendously, so to have your peek right now is something much harder than having your prime in 2015. Back then the whole scene was as good as some 3000 elo faceit players are right now with their 7-8k hours. Of course it isn't that straightforward black and white, but the point still stands.