Shroud’s last words made many players summarize Valve and the studio’s activities to date. It quickly turned out that, apart from Valve, other entities are not behaving properly.
CS: GO is one of the few such large games in which developers practically do not take any part in the life of a given production.
One of the professional coaches on his Twitter decided to list what he thought was failing or needing improvement. There will be a dozen or so elements in total, from cheaters to inconsistent taping players, slow dying Tier 2/3 scene.
The point about Valve is probably the most telling. Briefly and about “Valve AFK”, which clearly show how the current CS: GO is perceived even by not ordinary players, but those strongly associated with the esports scene.
Is there a chance that something will improve? Very small. The last hints in the game files suggest that Valve can work hard on something, but since the developers did not really speak up during one of the biggest scandals in the history of the game (the trainer bug), it is doubtful that they will now start talking and discussing with their community.