A free league that isn't UGC which encompasses current ESEA and UGC 6s players. Competitive tf2 is dominated by young horny competitive boys, show them the road to go from DIV-6 to DIV-1 and some frag videos from DIV-1 players and hormones will do their things. Ok, I don't know if hormones will do it's things but I didn't need a CASH INCENTIVE to play this game and train daily.
As it is currently, the road from DIV-6 to DIV-1 goes through a toll (ESEA) that many don't want to pay. For these people, the road ends there. AFAIK, 'they' make up a larger portion of the 6s community than 'us'.
One side of me thinks that NA-TF2 could be better off dissolving both ESEA and UGC (err...rather competing against UGC 6s) then creating a unified league at the cost of a NA-LAN event. And the other side knows that NA-TF2 already had this discussion about sacrificing a LAN and a LAN event isn't going to be given up. Though I'm sided on the former.
The NA-TF2 LAN scene, this NOT a discussion I can hold as I barely have any knowledge of it. but...AFAIK, there are 2/3 LANs that TF2 people attend. Intel Extreme Masters (west), GXL (east), and
ESEA* (central). All of which are spread across the country. I think having the unified league would in turn will increase exposure of LAN events to all 6s players with more relevancy than the current SPLIT 6s community.
We've already faced it; a ESEA<->UGC thing is NEVER going to happen. There's a LARGE pool of players that would be PROUD to say they play 6s TF2, yet 'they' are a community apart. This is concerning. TF.TV wants more players but new players NEVER start with 'us' in ESEA but ALL of them must go to UGC.
Honestly I don't know much of the 6s history. I only arrived here for seasons 14 and 15 and this is what I see as a spectator of this scene. I don't play this game, nor do I watch it regularly.