With that in mind, let’s go through the bans brought up and evaluate them.
Monsta, umplst, donovin, and ambroon have all placed in Div-1 or its equivalent one or more times and have a track record of playing at this level without playing invite. By the format-wide guidelines, they are appropriately restricted.
Alan placed 2nd last season of Div-1, which means he should move up into invite. While he's a borderline case, so long as we have less than 8 teams in Invite, a restriction like this will stand.
Ether is being restricted from soldier, which is the class he played in invite and won advanced on.
Exile is a borderline case, since he has mostly competed at an invite level on demo, yet has placed in Div-1/Adv on scout. To bring this in-line with our other restrictions, Exile's restriction will be changed to demo to reflect his Invite experience.
Mirrorman was restricted to pyro when the team was initially placed in Div-2. They were moved up to Div-1, where mirrorman would only be restricted from soldier, but the site was not updated before the team died.
mikematMost of the restricts in this thread is pretty obviously rgl telling yall to play fucking invite tho.
Div-2 and the rest
A handful of class restrictions in the lower division were a result of the aggressive Div-1 policies being applied to the lower divisions where they shouldn't be. This was a result of the shift in admin staff happening so late this offseason and us not having formalized guidelines. These are both problems we've fixed, and are working to avoid in the future.
yumyum - this was a case of the above. Since he has only placed in Div-2 once, and isn't demonstrably better than most or all of the division, he will be allowed to mainclass in Div-2. This brings him in line with both our policy and DonDorito, who's unrestricted for similar reasoning.
ult and penny are both borderline cases. We will be unrestricting ult to maintain consistency with these.
As mentioned in the guidelines, we care much more about recent experience and placements than historical behavior. KTB has no experience higher than Div-2 in RGL, and has been performing on-par for the division.
Parsuh is another case where the Div-1 standards were incorrectly applied. Their restriction will be lifted.
Wacky and Fanta are both on a team that we initially wanted to place in main. At their request, we restricted Wacky, the player with the most experience, so that the team was able to play IM.
I definitely appreciate the communities' concern over this, and I think we can all agree that fair sandbagging policies are an important part of making the league better. Like you, we realized something was off here, and this was already a hot discussion within the admin team before this thread. While we largely stand behind all of the decisions our team makes, we do make mistakes, and owning up to them and being able to change them is a huge part of our philosophy at RGL. This is an ongoing process, so feel free to message your appropriate division admin regarding specific player restrictions or me at _Makkabeus#9603 for anything regarding RGL 6s.