TL;DR G2 are good because everyone else is bad and we are about to witness the worst season of csgo history
Last year, many people here claimed that Faze's victories were flukes and that their success was due solely to the poor performances of the other teams. This pov was understandable, for instance, when comparing it to the 2021 era, which had a godlike Navi, a well-structured G2 and ofc the other teams like Gambit, Vita, VP, Heroic, and others with a small gap between them.
Returning to 2021, Faze's rise to glory began with a Kato win over a highly in-form G2 team that had defeated the then-best team in the world, Navi, in the semifinals and were favored to win the final.
Later in EPL15, Faze continued their success by defeating Gambit, who were a very hard team to play, as well as Navi (top 1 team in the world).
And so on, they won the Major and Cologne, defeating Navi. Sure, one could argue that the scene was essentially a Faze vs. Navi fiesta back then. However, we at least had an entertaining era with two teams in good form.
However, this year, G2 are currently the best worst team in the world with no competition whatsoever. They won Kato because every other team was too weak to be a contender. Even Heroic, who made it to the final, were weaker compared to the Heroic team of last year. Navi and Faze are very underperforming TL making it to the semi is a big fluke.
I think that if no team gets their shit together among the top dogs, we are about to witness one of the most boring seasons in the history of csgo(even worse than the 2019 at least we had TL back then) .