i wouldnt say thats the only reason, DZ was never biased on power but amazing timing and teamplay, which is not hard to recover than actual power. Not to mention having a strong statwhoring player like MS is a pretty good combo for him
I probably bear most of the burden on the loss in AYB. I really just don't click with its level design. Tight corridors which favor seeker traps, bouncer-unfriendly tops, it's quite the conundrum of a map.