players who already play comp watching youtube videos will not grow the game
having more mentors will not grow the game
slin's editing will not grow the game
making pugchamp teams worse will not grow the game
censoring swear words is already a default game function
saying "gamesense makes u good" (9) isnt even a suggestion ????
i think ur looking at this from the pov of what you want as someone who already plays comp, but for the game to not be dead we literally only need more non-comp players to pick up and try/watch comp. this will probably not happen because valve matchmaking did more to turn people away from comp than we can probably ever recover lol. the number of casuals who i asked about comp and they say its shit, purely because of the awful first impression from playing first-to-two on vanguard vs a hacker and 3 pyros after a 40 minute wait time is so high, and these people dont even know about real third party comp.
popular esports have their literal ready-to-play competitive format front and center and this perpetuates players, viewers, everything. tf2 players have to 1. be interested in comp 2. somehow not immediately give up after playing the shite in-game version 3. google lots of stuff to find out where/how u can actually play it 4. install custom huds, configs, net settings, turn on a bunch of adv options to not be at an inherent disadvantage to every comp player etc. etc.