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EU.RGL to take a hiatus
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dempsey
November 26, 2019

After four seasons of bringing Prolander to Europe, EU.RGL has announced the cancellation of all major league activity in Europe due to the departure of their head admin Albert.

Ever since its inception in the early spring of 2018, RGL has become a prominent league within Europe, being the only major league to offer Prolander. The period of activity has overall been a success in Europe. Old and new players alike migrated over to try something new, allowing RGL to cut out its own niche within the community.

During this time, the European side of RGL became more and more autonomous from its original American counterpart, hoping to bring in more and more staff for the league in order to build a self-sustaining community within Europe. However, due to many European players remaining skeptical of Prolander, and a lack of a common gamemode with other leagues to act as a bridge, the league never achieved the same heights as its NA brother.

Over time, the gap between EU and NA kept growing, but without the level of sustainability in Europe that was hoped for. The EU league still needed assistance from across the pond but never received it with the urgency it wanted. Some staff-members of the European league started to become more annoyed with NA, and even disillusioned, culminating in part of the league-admin team stepping down mid-season. New staff were brought in to help run PUGs for the community, but this young blood quickly lost momentum and stopped helping out consistently.

Finally, the head-admin in Europe, Albert, announced they would be stepping down due to time-restraints, although they plan to stay active in the Discord server. With a fraction of the original staff-team left, what little plans for Season 5 existed are cancelled.

EU.RGL isn’t forever dead; With the opportunity for a new head-admin to step up and start working on a staff team, the league could live on. However, don’t expect major progress in the near future. Albert's own comments on the situation can be found here.

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#1
135 Frags +

i genuinely was not aware there was an eu RGL

i genuinely was not aware there was an eu RGL
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#2
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I was hoping for a RGL EU Highlander and 6s league, something to give ETF2L some competition perhaps, hopefully thats still possible in the future.

I was hoping for a RGL EU Highlander and 6s league, something to give ETF2L some competition perhaps, hopefully thats still possible in the future.
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#3
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I actually was thinking about making a 7s team for next seaon, sucks.. :/

I actually was thinking about making a 7s team for next seaon, sucks.. :/
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eXtelevision
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Hm, too bad but kinda understandable as there isn't the same niche for RGL in EU as there is in NA.

I'm sorta surprised overall that ProLander isn't catching on with the EU Highlander crowd, but some HL people in NA have told me they've drifted back to preferring HL over ProLander. *shrug*

ETFL2 Unrestricted 6s when? April Fools One Day Cup?

Hm, too bad but kinda understandable as there isn't the same niche for RGL in EU as there is in NA.

I'm sorta surprised overall that ProLander isn't catching on with the EU Highlander crowd, but some HL people in NA have told me they've drifted back to preferring HL over ProLander. *shrug*

ETFL2 Unrestricted 6s when? April Fools One Day Cup?
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eXtineHm, too bad but kinda understandable as there isn't the same niche for RGL in EU as there is in NA.

I'm sorta surprised overall that ProLander isn't catching on with the EU Highlander crowd, but some HL people in NA have told me they've drifted back to preferring HL over ProLander. *shrug*

ETFL2 Unrestricted 6s when? April Fools One Day Cup?

I mean compared to the NA Prolander scene, the EU scene was almost twice the size at the start. The biggest issue with EU was that I was not able to put 100% into it like I was able to with the NA scene. When the top comment is "I didn't even know this existed" is proof of that.

I'm still surprised that ETF2L has not done its own NR Sixes cup, given how popular ours was here (especially with new to comp players), and how many requests I had to do an EU version when ours was live. I hope they'll consider it.

Eventually, I'd like to get our EU league back online, but right now we're working on NA 2020 season which is very exciting. We will see the return of our No Restriction Sixes league and some other big things...

[quote=eXtine]Hm, too bad but kinda understandable as there isn't the same niche for RGL in EU as there is in NA.

I'm sorta surprised overall that ProLander isn't catching on with the EU Highlander crowd, but some HL people in NA have told me they've drifted back to preferring HL over ProLander. *shrug*

ETFL2 Unrestricted 6s when? April Fools One Day Cup?[/quote]

I mean compared to the NA Prolander scene, the EU scene was almost twice the size at the start. The biggest issue with EU was that I was not able to put 100% into it like I was able to with the NA scene. When the top comment is "I didn't even know this existed" is proof of that.

I'm still surprised that ETF2L has not done its own NR Sixes cup, given how popular ours was here (especially with new to comp players), and how many requests I had to do an EU version when ours was live. I hope they'll consider it.

Eventually, I'd like to get our EU league back online, but right now we're working on NA 2020 season which is very exciting. We will see the return of our No Restriction Sixes league and some other big things...
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#6
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nr 6s is driven by reddit, hate to say it but its a fax

nr 6s is driven by reddit, hate to say it but its a fax
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this was way more fun for me than highlander even if they forced the mappool to be very similar
a bit of a shame that the admins wanted it to be "highlander with less players" but it was a really fun mode regardless and probably even easier to get into than HL
i still think 6v6 classlimit 1 would've been better but i guess that won't happen and if it did the HL mains behind it would make it on payload maps anyway

this was way more fun for me than highlander even if they forced the mappool to be very similar
a bit of a shame that the admins wanted it to be "highlander with less players" but it was a really fun mode regardless and probably even easier to get into than HL
i still think 6v6 classlimit 1 would've been better but i guess that won't happen and if it did the HL mains behind it would make it on payload maps anyway
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