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Next Chapter of RGL
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RGL.gg
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Moving forward, ownership of RGL will be transferred from sigafoo to Taylor. Sigafoo has the following statement regarding his decision and reflection on the league thus far:

When I created RGL in 2017, I had one thing in mind, push TF2 forward. Many thought I was crazy, wasting my time and money, but I believed that the status quo TF2 was in, was not for the better. That we needed to rethink how we structure things, take a stronger stance against toxicity/racism, and create a league with a culture of consistently iterating and improving.

I believe we’ve done that. Have we been perfect? No. Did I do as much as I would have liked? No. But I think we're asking the right questions and are heading in the right direction. There is still more to do, but I realized over the last year or two that I don’t have the same drive as I once did. The drive that is required for someone in my position. It is not fair for me to stay in this position if I’m not being active enough in it.

I’ve decided it is time to pass the torch on to the next owner of RGL. I met Taylor a while ago and we’ve had great conversations about TF2, the future, and what he can do now. He’s a person who matches the culture of RGL, wanting to push TF2 forward, wanting to do more, and supporting what we already do. He has the drive and energy to bring great things to the community and I’m really looking forward to his future with RGL.

Taylor has the following to say regarding his experiences with RGL and competitive TF2 and his new role as owner of the league:

When I first started playing in RGL, I was bedridden by an injury for months. Previously, my identity was wrapped up in sports and other competitive outlets. I had lost a lot of confidence and joy with those absent. So, a new friend invited me to play on a sixes team for an experimental map cup, and I had lukewarm expectations. I ended up having a blast.

Since then, I made lifelong best friends; the sense of self-improvement that TF2 requires translated into my real life in valuable ways; and, I deeply enjoyed being a part of an amazing community. This league facilitated the return of my competitive edge and spirit. Thank you Sigafoo for creating RGL.

Now, what initially attracted me to RGL is the strength of the structure–due to the amazing work of the staff who continually maintain and improve it. My first and most important task is to support them in a meaningful way.

Still, I am aware there are complex relationships as well as inefficiencies and efficiencies. They come with any community. RGL has made great, needed strides, but I am aware of the frustrations. Luckily, many solutions are already underway or lay dormant in existing staff and the players themselves. If you have ideas or suggestions for us, send me a quick email (pm.rglgg@gmail.com). I aim to be transparent and listen the best I can in order to provide a great league experience.

I’m genuinely excited because we have measured plans to grow RGL and keep it going for years to come. I will share more in the near future.

We would like to formally thank everyone for being a part of our organization so far. We are excited about this next chapter of RGL and hope to continually push to make the league better for everyone. Thanks!

See original article here.

Moving forward, ownership of RGL will be transferred from [url=https://rgl.gg/Public/PlayerProfile.aspx?p=76561197962684957]sigafoo[/url] to [url=https://rgl.gg/Public/PlayerProfile.aspx?p=76561198043610132]Taylor[/url]. [url=https://rgl.gg/Public/PlayerProfile.aspx?p=76561197962684957]Sigafoo[/url] has the following statement regarding his decision and reflection on the league thus far:

[quote=] When I created RGL in 2017, I had one thing in mind, push TF2 forward. Many thought I was crazy, wasting my time and money, but I believed that the status quo TF2 was in, was not for the better. That we needed to rethink how we structure things, take a stronger stance against toxicity/racism, and create a league with a culture of consistently iterating and improving.

I believe we’ve done that. Have we been perfect? No. Did I do as much as I would have liked? No. But I think we're asking the right questions and are heading in the right direction. There is still more to do, but I realized over the last year or two that I don’t have the same drive as I once did. The drive that is required for someone in my position. It is not fair for me to stay in this position if I’m not being active enough in it.

I’ve decided it is time to pass the torch on to the next owner of RGL. I met Taylor a while ago and we’ve had great conversations about TF2, the future, and what he can do now. He’s a person who matches the culture of RGL, wanting to push TF2 forward, wanting to do more, and supporting what we already do. He has the drive and energy to bring great things to the community and I’m really looking forward to his future with RGL.[/quote]
[url=https://rgl.gg/Public/PlayerProfile.aspx?p=76561198043610132]Taylor[/url] has the following to say regarding his experiences with RGL and competitive TF2 and his new role as owner of the league:

[quote=]When I first started playing in RGL, I was bedridden by an injury for months. Previously, my identity was wrapped up in sports and other competitive outlets. I had lost a lot of confidence and joy with those absent. So, a new friend invited me to play on a sixes team for an experimental map cup, and I had lukewarm expectations. I ended up having a blast.

Since then, I made lifelong best friends; the sense of self-improvement that TF2 requires translated into my real life in valuable ways; and, I deeply enjoyed being a part of an amazing community. This league facilitated the return of my competitive edge and spirit. Thank you Sigafoo for creating RGL.

Now, what initially attracted me to RGL is the strength of the structure–due to the amazing work of the staff who continually maintain and improve it. My first and most important task is to support them in a meaningful way.

Still, I am aware there are complex relationships as well as inefficiencies and efficiencies. They come with any community. RGL has made great, needed strides, but I am aware of the frustrations. Luckily, many solutions are already underway or lay dormant in existing staff and the players themselves. If you have ideas or suggestions for us, send me a quick email (pm.rglgg@gmail.com). I aim to be transparent and listen the best I can in order to provide a great league experience.

I’m genuinely excited because we have measured plans to grow RGL and keep it going for years to come. I will share more in the near future.[/quote]

We would like to formally thank everyone for being a part of our organization so far. We are excited about this next chapter of RGL and hope to continually push to make the league better for everyone. Thanks!


[i]See original article [url=https://rgl.gg/?a=1619]here[/url][/i].
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https://media.tenor.com/53ogt57lgbUAAAAd/pochi-pochita.gif

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#3
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https://i.imgur.com/eQpsoZL.png

lmao

Jokes aside, I wish them GL!

[img]https://i.imgur.com/eQpsoZL.png[/img]
lmao

Jokes aside, I wish them GL!
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#4
8 Frags +

Had to double check to make sure I wasn't in some weird dream after reading this.

Wishing Taylor the best, curious to see what their approach will be to managing RGL.

Had to double check to make sure I wasn't in some weird dream after reading this.

Wishing Taylor the best, curious to see what their approach will be to managing RGL.
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#5
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I don't know Taylor at all, I don't necessarily trust sigafoo in his decision making (since I don't really know sigafoo personally either) as far as choosing new ownership but I'd like to BELIEVE that things will go smoothly, good luck Taylor! Hopefully good things are in the league's future on the path to improvement as well.

I don't know Taylor at all, I don't necessarily trust sigafoo in his decision making (since I don't really know sigafoo personally either) as far as choosing new ownership but I'd like to BELIEVE that things will go smoothly, good luck Taylor! Hopefully good things are in the league's future on the path to improvement as well.
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#6
RGL.gg
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cookiehttps://i.imgur.com/eQpsoZL.png

Oh shit LOL

RoL…I'd like to BELIEVE that things will go smoothly, good luck Taylor! Hopefully good things are in the league's future on the path to improvement as well.

He and I have different perspectives of course. I come from sixes and had many of my own frustrations with RGL—which have been softened after learning how much he has done. We both want the best for tf2. Certain improvements will be made, and certain relationships are changing (e.g., the bridge to teamfortresstv). Sigafoo’s a great teacher, so the transfer is going smoothly! :0 Imma stfu for now lol, but I’m excited to share more specific plans soon

[quote=cookie][img]https://i.imgur.com/eQpsoZL.png[/img][/quote]

Oh shit LOL

[quote=RoL]…I'd like to BELIEVE that things will go smoothly, good luck Taylor! Hopefully good things are in the league's future on the path to improvement as well.[/quote]

He and I have different perspectives of course. I come from sixes and had many of my own frustrations with RGL—which have been softened after learning how much he has done. We both want the best for tf2. Certain improvements will be made, and certain relationships are changing (e.g., the bridge to teamfortresstv). Sigafoo’s a great teacher, so the transfer is going smoothly! :0 Imma stfu for now lol, but I’m excited to share more specific plans soon
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#7
13 Frags +

Soap's sense of humor is unparalleled and this man is a proven leader after playing with him in the past. Running any league is hard work but I have trust in this man to make mogul decisions for all of us NA peeps.

https://streamable.com/oi6j05

Soap's sense of humor is unparalleled and this man is a proven leader after playing with him in the past. Running any league is hard work but I have trust in this man to make mogul decisions for all of us NA peeps.

https://streamable.com/oi6j05
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#8
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excited to see what the future holds, congratulations

excited to see what the future holds, congratulations
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#9
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doikuSoap's sense of humor is unparalleled and this man is a proven leader after playing with him in the past. Running any league is hard work but I have trust in this man to make mogul decisions for all of us NA peeps.

I can concur. I was on the same team as doiku and soap and they are both very trustworthy guys, Soap is a really great leader and with him being as old as rocks, its given him time to develop into a really understanding guy and he really does just want the best for the community, I have no doubt that we will see nothing but the best from him

[quote=doiku]Soap's sense of humor is unparalleled and this man is a proven leader after playing with him in the past. Running any league is hard work but I have trust in this man to make mogul decisions for all of us NA peeps. [/quote]

I can concur. I was on the same team as doiku and soap and they are both very trustworthy guys, Soap is a really great leader and with him being as old as rocks, its given him time to develop into a really understanding guy and he really does just want the best for the community, I have no doubt that we will see nothing but the best from him
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#10
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Would be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.

Would be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.
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#11
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tragicWould be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.

this, and a revamp of how the ac team works along with rgl pugs would be extremely beneficial to the league.
heres to the future of rgl

[quote=tragic]Would be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.[/quote]

this, and a revamp of how the ac team works along with rgl pugs would be extremely beneficial to the league.
heres to the future of rgl
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#12
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Would be awesome to see the rules consistently enforced by admins who took the position because they agreed to do so, instead of having to repeatedly report wacky unchecked rosters, only to be asked why I'm trying to get everyone restricted. :)

"We'll look into it." = "They're my friends and I don't want to go anything. I technically might restrict a guy if my hands are tied with too many reports, but I'm definitely not fixing the div."

Would be awesome to see the rules consistently enforced by admins who took the position because they agreed to do so, instead of having to repeatedly report wacky unchecked rosters, only to be asked why I'm trying to get everyone restricted. :)

"We'll look into it." = "They're my friends and I don't want to go anything. I technically might restrict a guy if my hands are tied with too many reports, but I'm definitely not fixing the div."
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#13
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Best of luck Taylor!

Best of luck Taylor!
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#14
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mintyxdtragicWould be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.
this, and a revamp of how the ac team works along with rgl pugs would be extremely beneficial to the league.
heres to the future of rgl

why have an anticheat team if players have to do all the work for them
if there is enough volume, there should be an investigation...all im sayin.

[quote=mintyxd][quote=tragic]Would be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.[/quote]

this, and a revamp of how the ac team works along with rgl pugs would be extremely beneficial to the league.
heres to the future of rgl[/quote]
why have an anticheat team if players have to do all the work for them
if there is enough volume, there should be an investigation...all im sayin.
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serveme.tf
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Thank you sigafoo <3

Good luck Taylor

Thank you sigafoo <3

Good luck Taylor
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#16
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the village takeover is starting

the village takeover is starting
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Fireside Casts
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very excited for Mogul hopping on board with a more active presence.

Also looking to see if this can support broadcasting organizations affiliated with casting RGL Matches. At Fireside we've been actively trying this season to shed light on lower divisions (to positive reception), and we'd like to be more involved in providing coverage with the resources we have. A small pain point for us this season is not being able to enforce broadcasting rules as certain admins from certain divs do not post the match comms needed for us to coordinate with the teams on time--which makes me resort to taking an active lead on contacting team leads beforehand. The lack of that admin comm too allows us to not report penalties when people break broadcasting rules. We have slight delays in our casts sometimes since communications with TLs can be sporadic :)

very excited for Mogul hopping on board with a more active presence.

Also looking to see if this can support broadcasting organizations affiliated with casting RGL Matches. At Fireside we've been actively trying this season to shed light on lower divisions (to positive reception), and we'd like to be more involved in providing coverage with the resources we have. A small pain point for us this season is not being able to enforce broadcasting rules as certain admins from certain divs do not post the match comms needed for us to coordinate with the teams on time--which makes me resort to taking an active lead on contacting team leads beforehand. The lack of that admin comm too allows us to not report penalties when people break broadcasting rules. We have slight delays in our casts sometimes since communications with TLs can be sporadic :)
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fridge

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#19
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Wild_Rumpusthe village takeover is starting

UGC is next >:)

[quote=Wild_Rumpus]the village takeover is starting[/quote]

UGC is next >:)
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#20
RGL.gg
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tragicWould be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.

Yes fs, I intend to investigate and understand/have empathy for all sides. Still, I first must learn how to better support the incredible work the staff does, but there's always hiccups and misaligned values in every system. I'm doing interviews with certain people to get the full scope of what should be done.

mintyxdthis, and a revamp of how the ac team works along with rgl pugs would be extremely beneficial to the league.heres to the future of rgl

*thumbs up* I've been very impressed with recent developments taken on by existing staff--super capable people.

[quote=tragic]Would be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.[/quote]

Yes fs, I intend to investigate and understand/have empathy for all sides. Still, I first must learn how to better support the incredible work the staff does, but there's always hiccups and misaligned values in every system. I'm doing interviews with certain people to get the full scope of what should be done.

[quote=mintyxd]this, and a revamp of how the ac team works along with rgl pugs would be extremely beneficial to the league.heres to the future of rgl[/quote]

*thumbs up* I've been very impressed with recent developments taken on by existing staff--super capable people.
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#21
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hopefully any future staff changes will be more passing of the guard and not a sign of the struggles. at least on the 6s side, around s2-5(?) When it felt like everyone got cycled through immediately it was... interesting to say the least.

hopefully any future staff changes will be more passing of the guard and not a sign of the struggles. at least on the 6s side, around s2-5(?) When it felt like everyone got cycled through immediately it was... interesting to say the least.
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UGC
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Thank you sigafoo for everything you've done, and best of luck to Taylor - I look forward to working with you in the future.

Thank you sigafoo for everything you've done, and best of luck to Taylor - I look forward to working with you in the future.
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TaylortragicWould be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.
Yes fs, I intend to investigate and understand/have empathy for all sides. Still, I first must learn how to better support the incredible work the staff does, but there's always hiccups and misaligned values in every system. I'm doing interviews with certain people to get the full scope of what should be done.
mintyxdthis, and a revamp of how the ac team works along with rgl pugs would be extremely beneficial to the league.heres to the future of rgl
*thumbs up* I've been very impressed with recent developments taken on by existing staff--super capable people.

I'd be more than happy to have a chat with you. There's a lot of improvement that can be made with small changes that favors all sides.

[quote=Taylor][quote=tragic]Would be nice to see a major sandbagging and the admin favoritism cleanup. Everyone will love you.[/quote]

Yes fs, I intend to investigate and understand/have empathy for all sides. Still, I first must learn how to better support the incredible work the staff does, but there's always hiccups and misaligned values in every system. I'm doing interviews with certain people to get the full scope of what should be done.

[quote=mintyxd]this, and a revamp of how the ac team works along with rgl pugs would be extremely beneficial to the league.heres to the future of rgl[/quote]

*thumbs up* I've been very impressed with recent developments taken on by existing staff--super capable people.[/quote]

I'd be more than happy to have a chat with you. There's a lot of improvement that can be made with small changes that favors all sides.
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#24
-1 Frags +

the era of mogul soap is upon us

the era of mogul soap is upon us
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#25
RGL.gg
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tragic
I'd be more than happy to have a chat with you. There's a lot of improvement that can be made with small changes that favors all sides.

Sure! Will you email me at pm.rglgg@gmail.com?

[quote=tragic]

I'd be more than happy to have a chat with you. There's a lot of improvement that can be made with small changes that favors all sides.[/quote]

Sure! Will you email me at pm.rglgg@gmail.com?
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