renoBecause that's the difference between a ringer and a sub. You're allowed to reject ringers if they aren't a default ringer. That's why we have the default ringer rule, to protect teams.
The only time that ringers vs subs matter is if the ringer is rostered/maining for another team
The person in this case wasn't rostered on any team this season
In HL, if my team knows we need a ringer, we literally just roster them to prevent the other team from shopping for a forfeit win. That's why you should never decline a ringer who isn't rostered -- they can just roster and you look like a fool for denying them
Part of our team making this decision is them not telling us what class he would be playing and them knowing him previously, in 6's one player can have a lot more impact than in highlander in these aspects like with offclassing which is why we would be asking. Saying to never decline a ringer that isn't rostered is not a great basis especially in 6's, there are plenty of really good players who don't play rgl or just play lots of pugs and stuff. Saying that because they can just roster them we should just let them have someone potentially better than anyone on their team or in the server isn't good. Rostering better players comes with restrictions and with that no complaints from us, but ringers can run free especially if we are not told what they are playing.