i like when people say cs has ''meta''. mobas have meta, valorant has meta, overwatch has meta, even r6 has meta, but not cs. you can run 1 or 5 awp, it depends on the enemy being bad or good for it to work
They only hired him as a consultant. Thorin basically told them most likely if they got a top 10+ team they would have to spend millions up front and would lose money tho there is still value.
If they did something like apeks trying to make a top team with spare pats most likely (especially since they dont have much experience in csgo) will be stuck in top 40-20 purgatory not doing much.
They could also go the Gambit Youngsters route if they have a competent GM/Scout+Coach.
Btw Thorin never really said that he told them this directly, but this is basically (somewhat) his opinions on how to start as a teamless org in csgo. Don’t go for middleground either spend the millions or take a risk on youngsters and hope they grow.
i dont necessarily agree with this mindset but i dont think its pretty far from truth either. CSGO like any other esport isnt profitable and just having a team middling in TIer 2 isnt profitable for an org nor productive for a team itself.