How will ETF2L Admins be able to allocate certain players to divs, surely this is going to result in just a fuck ton of sandbagging, a former top mid player could now play in Open, you couldn't prove that logs are from officials, and even then, having to do so for each and every player is going to be a long, time consuming process. Medals can't be an indicator either because you dont need to play to get them.
I find it strange that a website like ETF2L, with thousands of people visiting it daily, which represents such a central part of EU TF2, has...1 backup per year? Nevermind the accounts that will now no longer exist (this comes right after a highlander open event that is meant to draw in fresh players), the officials and experience on player pages that people use in order to get on teams, or medals that will now take even longer than usually to distribute.
This is also hurts guys like Kritzkast, TFTV and other community casters that drew most of their information from ETF2L match pages, like the STVs, Maps, times/dates, and Pick Ban Process, where are they supposed to get this information from now? Some grand finals have already not been casted because no one knew,
The lack of clarification on the admins part on what happens with pending playoff games in Highlander has lead to a situation that allows losing teams to claim that the game was a scrim, unless it was explicitly agreed in the chat of the game that it is indeed a Final/Semi Final etc., it also just left teams in the dark on what happens with the games, leading to each individual team having to ask instead of them just posting an announcment.
I feel like people meme a lot about this, but this situation genuinly brought out a lot of the flaws with etf2l, hope they improve going forward.