|The group stage draw for CounterStrike: GO at IESF's 9th World Championships - Busan.|
There is no doubt that the team was in a very hard group with Romania and Korea finishing in 2nd and 3rd place at the championships.
At world championship level, there are no easy groups. Even if there were easy groups, the winners of such groups would be quickly dispatched by the more robust teams.
Thus, in my opinion, there is not a single team, professional or amateur, in South Africa that would actually have beaten either Korea or Romania to get out of the group stages.
That means that there is a serious problem with the overall standard of play in South Africa in the CounterStrike: GO esports title.
It also means, in my personal opinion, that MSSA should be looking at the CounterStrike: GO teams from a more developmental point of view.