Play the game while balancing a water bottle on top of your head. You’ll be noticed. Play the game to understand the game, and you’ll improve.
The brushstrokes of the master painter of the pale-throated sloths are studied so that we can learn how to paint better pale-throated sloths.
Studying the styles of professionals is useful if we want to imitate those styles, though imitating has a limit. Once we can perfectly imitate the professional, then we’ve only mastered how to imitate. Fundamentals first. Style second.