ye Im ngl, that really was the case. And 2021's scene was just NaVi having basically no opposition with G2, Gambit (now C9), and Heroic being the only ones trying to contend.
Fast forward a few months later and throughout 2022, was when the scene essentially regained its competitiveness. In the first half, it was basically NaVi, FaZe, G2, Cloud9 (originally Gambit), and a lesser extent ENCE, with the two former outright having no opposition except each other. Second half was basically a slowly growing Vitality, FURIA at their peak, Heroic, and Outsiders/VP