T0mPeople just dont wanna play competitive. How is this so hard to realise. Please just fucking give up with this bullshit as the numbers arent going to rise to where it actually means something. We are always going to be a small community. Tf2 is never ever ever going to be like dota/cs/lol/ow.
Can we just enjoy what we have and have a non aids whitelist?
The esport ship sailed a long time ago, it sucks but nothing will change that, whitelist or not.
No one 's getting stopped from playing competitive because he cant use natasha. Competitive numbers were never good to begin with, even when there were no unlocks in the game at all.
it's a shame because less worthy games made it to the big public (ie hots and heartstone) but nothing we can do will ever make TF2 an eSport.
Just keep the game as fun and simple as possible and let us enjoy our time playing without this bullshit "new casual players" excuse.