NurseyWhy do people not want to play HL & free 6v6 in TFCL? You still get medals and a free prizepot. It seems very confusing that people never want to make the switch.
TFCL is smaller, and not super welcoming to new players and teams. Smaller size means no divisions, as there aren't enough teams to fill them up. This in turn creates an experience where you'll either roll, or get rolled. I've had people yell at me (like, actually yell, with their voice) because their team got rolled. I've received threats of having their team leave TFCL if we don't introduce a lower division. It's kinda a rock and hard place situation.
Then there's also the clear lack of advertising. Aside from a few mentions here and there on tftv, and a sidebar link to both the league and lan on r/tf2, TFCL isn't really mentioned elsewhere in the community. It's just kinda "that one ultiduo league" at this point, which is fine. But that won't ultimately make existing UGC teams join TFCL HL or 6v6.