corsaI'm not sure how you could expect those to be run when not a single one of my teammates, besides maybe Vand (since he was an admin), was invited to that though. I have one of the most pugs on that website, I asked at least once a week after the domain was up but servers weren't connected to it, but tsc and erynn just replied that they were busy, which is fine.
I seriously don't believe the website was ever up with servers connected past the beta/alpha phase. I checked the website and I asked tsc/erynn frequently. It's definitely not the players' fault if I had to put in that much effort to not even see an official opening, not beta.
I didn't send out invitations so I can't comment on that (or whatever happened in EU) but what I do know for sure was that in March of 2016 there were attempts in NA to start up the beta testing of the pro league, and there was a server connected to the site because I played one of the games that erynn tried to gather people for (she asked multiple times so I'm sure there were at least a handful of games, even if they weren't 100% invite players, but that's ok 'cause its just in beta and you want to make sure shit works).
I'm pretty sure the pro league never got past the beta phase mostly because the feedback that was received from the people who did participate were mostly neutral and negative towards the idea, and partly due to it never being used naturally outside of erynn trying to gather people, despite advertising on pug.champ.gg, posting in the original PugChamp thread, and whatever other invitations erynn/tsc gave out via Steam and Discord. I tried idling in it added throughout the day for a week or two to try to get it going but the most I ever saw personally added to the site was around 4 people.
Unless you mean "ready to be used" as in fully released with invite pugs ready to happen daily, which yeah it wasn't, mostly because of what happened when it was ready to be used at all for beta testing.
corsaI just asked a bunch of top invite players and they all said they never played in it nor were they asked, almost all of whom still want an invite only pug system. Something's not adding up.
I wasn't the one doing the gathering so that'd be on erynn/tsc to clarify that. The good news at least is if people want it I'm sure it could try to come back purely based on how much tsc wanted it to happen back then.