Smuft's was a limited 12 player invite, where they picked Team EG over Team Quebec, when team Quebec had beat them 6 days ago in TST Cup 1.
Team AUS, Team EG, and Assembly Redailing participated in Smuft's tournament, all 3 of those team entered TST Cup 2. The finals of TST Cup 2 was Root Gaming vrs Team Quebec.
HG I don't see Sheth, Drewbie, or really any members of team quebec / root gaming, or a lot of high rated players entered. Also the event is still not even over, and has results from many different periods of balance.
So yes, if you judge only the money invites to determine the best players, idra would be high on the list. Either way a lot of the best players did not get invited to smuft, or did not enter HG for whatever reason. The other events, after HG, they did enter, they have all done really well in.
Game 1 - Lost Temple - Zelniq (Z) > Machine (Z)
Game 2 - Kalus Ravine - Zelniq (Z) < Lzgamer (T)
Game 3 - Steppes of War - qxc (T) > Lzgamer (T)
Game 4 - Scrap Station - qxc (T) > Louder (T)
Can you really automatically rate team EG players as top players? Sure LzGamer is up there, but they have been losing clan wars, vs vT gaming, Team Quebec, and root Gaming have all beat them in 3 man team matches. It's really sketchy who is actually at the top, but going with recent results from events + ladder rankings it's pretty clear.
Team AUS (finals of smuft), was also all killed by nkdCoke in TST cup 2, the same team Idra brags about all killing.
Also artosis and Idra where just messing around in MLG showmatches vrs Cauthonluck.
I understand, let's only look at results from 2 events (1 not even finished, the other small invite) and ignore everything else as meaningless as Idra would like.
Lets be honest here, it's too early to tell, but if you look at all tournaments/events results and wanted to rank the players, Team Quebec / Root Gaming members have to be up there.
Idra is not bonjwa, or the best, he has won ONE event, and the finals "all kill" was performed the next day against the same team by nkdcoke. That is the only event he has won.
*I have no affiliation with Root Gaming or any of them, I'm not a member of their team.