It's strange to see Imperial (+respect Imperial) putting up good fights against Vitality, G2 and Heroic, but a few months ago losing against TheMongolz, 9INE, Sprout. Online/LAN factor? Closed circuits making CSGO lose ''logic'' of a weaker or stronger team and the gap of tier 2 and 1? I feel that today it's almost like everyone can beat or lose to everyone, the Major was also a proof of that.
franchiser csgo isn't that strong. the only thing separating franchiser csgo from tier 2 is bigger paychecks and more support the players get. it's small things like someone handling your visa issues and your plane tickets. feel bad? you've got a mental coach who you can talk to. all that shit.