Idk why nobody has brought this up but these map selection systems seem really poorly thought out. In invite it has one team ban a single map and then the other team chooses from the remaining. On the one hand this means Kalinka and cp_coldcut will literally never get played which is a relief but it will also make it so every single team gets to choose one of their two best maps in one of their matchups.
This just encourages people to play the maps they are already good at because they can always pick their #1 or #2 of their competitors and secure a win that way. The current esea system allows for one of the best of three maps in playoffs to be like that for each team and the other is chosen by each team progressively banning down until there's one left, which is a much more fair system. The reg season way of each team banning 3 maps that may overlap and cancel is much better because it at least puts games on an even playing field where both teams have a say versus in RGL just getting dicked by the system and having to play either propaganda or viaduct vs ascent for example (in fairness they are really good at a lot of maps but these two most teams are not good at and do not frequently practice).
The weekly map system would be a fine option too esp given how much people were asking for it but they removed badlands and granary for some new koth map and kalinka (which most invite teams thought was bad and severely flawed in the invite new map cup btw, my team's even preferred cp_auschwitz as phlps calls whatever that prison themed map is called) so it would just be two weeks of upsets on these new maps nobody has played which would definitely fuck up invite standings and be too much. Idk why he doesn't literally just copy esea rules and shit to get people to jump ships without question and then slowly change it to his own personal brand of aids over time like he's clearly already planning to do.
Also Imma have to agree with twiiku here even if his leagues are successful, the way he frames it is disingenuous at best (for example, just on this thread he edited the op to claim sign ups have been great and they have "up to eight invite teams" but I'm fairly sure only a couple teams have actually decided they will play and the rest of us are on the fence (I know my team and ascent are both hesitant to say the least but he has us both down because Ma3la and sandblast asserted they would make teams and want an invite slot in case, but that's by no means guaranteed)