So I watched some nexy replays today and maybe I'm wrong but it did not seem like he played better than he did in like 2019. I think when it comes to top dogs it would just take a lot of effort to start pushing into much higher tier gameplay and most of the guys are pretty inactive and unmotivated.
Also I don't understand how some people seem invulnerable to rust. Maybe it's just because I've played so many different rts, but I generalize super hard between rts games. Like I've played aoe recently and i keep pressing my idle villager hotkey while playing supcom. Also i mess up ctrl groups, try to click stuff on bottom bar, try to edge scroll, click the wrong buttons for attack move etc and various other things. Transition from sc2 to aoe2 was terrible too... had to learn to edge scroll instead of drag, inverted bottom bar controls (at least they work unlike supcom lol), cant ctrl click to select all onscreen (this is fucked in supcom too) etc. Then a million other minor mental things that are hard to describe. On top of that also need to be in right mental state to care enough to think about bo and shit... What I'm trying to say here is that u (or at least I) kinda need a singular focus on a game to improve instead of just a couple of disparate chill unrusting sessions.
Oh ye I'm 25 btw. Probably played best in Q1 2019 or smth but I dont think that has much to do with consistent improvement since 2013, I just decided to tryhard for a couple of weeks on the ladder. Normally just been chill teamgames for me B) and yea I'm gone 90% of the year so not much time to improve since then. Age not really playing into the equation here.