North America has always had a weird relationship with CSGO. While most of the problems arise from the talent of the individual players it is saddening to see NA players not being able to live upto players from other regions. NA has the highest salary and money that comes into CSGO. However most of the NA teams still use player from Brazil or Europe in order to stay relevant in the CSGO Scene.
When around 50% of the North American Pro League is comprised of either Europeans or South Americans (mainly BR), it really makes you think.
— 100T steel (@JoshNissan) August 29, 2017
Steel entions other pros thoughts on the same. They feel that there is a systemic decline in the region in terms of talent. Recently Optic Gaming signed HS and Friberg from Europe.