this is less of a question about the post and more picking your brain on aleksib and igl-ing in general
i remember an interview with blamf talking about the need for his teams need to ''be more quiet'' so he could think strats, midround calling and so on (i cant find the interview since col has removed past csgo content, so source is literally ''trust me bro''), and that made me wonder about a couple of things.
i believe there are two types of igls 1. is a feel/intuition based igl who just kinda knows what to do in a situation, they can switch their play on a dime and while they don't often have 1000iq strats, if are able to communicate their strats correctly and if the team full heartedly commits to the strat, the round can quickly turn around. the igl who come to mind here is cadian, as he have those t side 20 seconds left full rotate b type calls.
and the other is thinking/logical types of igls, they are the type where they need to, stop and think before they get a read on the opponent and make a midround call. i would say the person who comes to mind as a thinking/logical igl would propably be the aforementioned blamf based on the earlier statement but also because of this clip on why he became an igl
and while thinking igls can have some 1 billion iq plays, calls and so on, it comes at a huge cost which is consistency since it would take a lot of energy to use one's noggin constantly, less flexible strats and, besides pre planed set pieces, slower rounds. and in blamefs case maybe even a lack of communication since his teammates were being asked to literrally not give either as much or as detailed info so that he could think of his 1 billion iq move. we can see these inconsinstancies in their results with tournaments like blast spring finals where they beat, og, navi, faze and vitality but then literally next day, in the cs_summit 6 qualifier, they lose to big and contact gaming
based on the inconsistency of both g2 atm and cols colossus makes me wonder if aleksib is also a thinking/logical igl since, as i just mentioned, both teams are inconsistent and because of his, often mentioned, micro managing which suggest a more planned/chessboard like strat, where he has an idea of what to do and he wants his teammates to follow that plan a t, but this of course has the aformentioned problems but also maybe a problem with niko. i think the entire team is propably fine with this except niko who want more autonomy like he had with nexa. this is a big problem since you cant have a thinking igl with a set in stone plan like aleksib and his strats and midround calling while also having niko not following that plan, basically, aleksib wants to play chess and has his winning move calculated but his queen is moving on her own making planning near impossible and therefore making results often unpredictable.
this isn't to say aleksib is an inept igl like blamef was i.e he doesn't need silence to think, he thinks faster and he doesn't tilt as easily as blamef when he was igl-ing (which is a whole other conversation) making him superior in every way except aim wise, because altough g2 have had lackluster results i feel that aleksibs igl-ing hasn't been the problem, but rather their problem being that niko doesn't like to be bossed around and likes to play his own game
in conclusion: i wanna die cause i spent 1 hour formulating/writing this in the middle of the night
btw here is some interesting comments made by carlos (g2s manager) about the switch from mlaek as coach to xqtzz and why they did it