capnfapnSorry about being so late to this conversation, but I think he should play in UGC. Yes, he would be playing more serious teams in esea but how the hell is he supposed to become a smarter player when he's mostly playing against people with DM 1000x better than his? Ive never played with this guy but he doesnt sound like mr dml0rd420mge_master. Most of his good decisions will ultimately turn out poorly because he simply cant click on people well enough. He should play in a league where people have DM thats equal or slightly better than his so he can focus on improving his gamesense while also spending time in DM servers so that he can hang with the average open scout once the next season comes around.
Here's what would would happen if he played on an esea team with a team not good enough to completely carry him: Spawn, run to mid, lose 1v1 because the other scout is simply 10x better than him and is smart enough to exploit it, the rest of the team has the same problem so they wipe, then they get destroyed on last. Repeat that until the match is over. He'll be paying fees just to come to the wonderful conclusion that the other team can click on people better than his team can.
My first season when i played scout was in ESEA with like 200 hours on the class, even though it was horrible i learned the most from it. Also my dm improved when going against better scouts. When it comes to game sense and positioning it's better to experience it against higher level teams because you can learn from them.
And yes that would happen to him he would lose to better scouts, but its up to the player to improve because he will know that if he takes that 1v1 again the next mid he will lose unless he puts himself in a better position. I disagree on playing lower levels to improve, you have to put yourself out there to become the best. Face better players and don't get mad or butt hurt, instead learn from them.
Also it doesn't matter who clicks on the other team the best, it's more of whose more coordinated as a team because there has been hundreds of times where a team out damages, yet still loses.
When you lose, do you cry in your bed thinking about why you suck? Or do you grind more DM and get a mentor to see what you could do better. A lot of people that play against lower teams tend to develop an ego, and won't seek for assistance because they think they are not doing anything wrong. All in all it is up to the person's will to improve.