SA has been better ever since EG became a joke
I would say SA scene looks better than the NA scene right now, although I would still consider Liquid the best teams of Americas, the amount of good teams and good players in SA looks way more impressive.
Liquid would be in their own category if they could just get a stupid life coach or something to prep them. They are never at the top of their game at the same time. There's always one or two fuckups sleeping. They are so inconsistent it's crazy.