There are numerous factors that go into retaining a player base for a competitive game, however one of the most important and relatively simple to control is the quality of the league. I’d argue the main factor involved is the quality of the admin team, and thank God RGL is second to none in that regard.
RGL admins clearly know when to exercise discretion with procedure to help this community: like giving a 3 month ban to a bottom scoring roamer because PREC broke and he couldn’t submit a demo. Discretion has no place in this community, or hell, any community. I’m sure the RGL admin involved in this had the sole goal of doing what’s good for the community.
The best way to run a league and grow a community is to pursue the strictest reading of procedure possible while not applying discretion even when it leads to players leaving the scene. I’m confident in the end people will hear about how our procedures are so strict no bad people are tolerated here, and we will all flourish.
Thank you for prioritizing banning potential cheaters while spending months to ban well known cheaters. But most of all, thank you for banning Antlers. He was one of the only people to run production for casting amateur/other lower divisions in the regular season, and we certainly don’t need any of that in our TF2 league to help retain players. Hell no. Your intelligent admin decisions will more than make up for that. I am certain this decision is good for the TF2 community and will help it grow.
Antlers should have known better than to cast Amateur games. Going through hours of effort messing with your config to shine a light on some of our newer players, just to have his hard work break PREC. Well, another cheater bites the dust. Three cheers for RGL.
A Concerned TF2 citizen