Electronic was inconsistent though, and he contributed less to the victories they got than Ax1le and Hobbit did to Gambit's victories.
You can say "If HLTV valued big events and LAN even higher than they do ..." to put Electronic higher, but you can just as well say "If HLTV made less distinction between events ..." and put Electronic much lower.
And I even said thinking he deserves to be above Ax1le and Hobbit is reasonable, I wouldn't claim him to be higher or lower either way, but S1mple said fifth place at least, and that's where he's wrong. Who between ZywOo, Sh1ro and NiKo would you say did not do far better than Electronic?
Plus, you say replacing S1mple would not cost them many trophies, and that's completely unfounded. S1mple is the best player to have ever played the game, let's say you swap him with Sh1ro, the second best player of the year, and that somehow they perform equally well, Electronic would be even more important to the team, but they would only win as much as Gambit would, maybe MVPs being split equally over Sh1ro and Electronic, but those MVPs still don't put him above ZywOo or NiKo, so he remains fifth place only because Ax1le and Hobbit would be losing out on MVPs compared to S1mple.
And that's even assuming they would perform equally well as they do now. With all those assumptions, Electronic still doesn't go any higher than fifth place.