I've casted a lot of matches for RGL in the past few seasons (and one or two for tftv). I didn't do it out of any loyalty to any particular league, but rather because I enjoy casting, think I'm good at it, and because I enjoy putting out a good product and educating people about some of the nuances of tf2. I've known sigafoo for a LONG ass time, and I'm not one of these people clamoring for a mass exodus to a different league.
But this shit was just absolutely absurd, and I felt I had to use whatever 'privilege' (which is literally just access to the RGL official casters discord) to complain about it. In doing so, I was privy to exactly which RGL figures were behind this petty ban, and I decided to speak up. Unfortunately, the only person who really seemed willing to engage was mitch, who I'm told isn't really affiliated with RGL? Everyone else had no interest in justifying anything to me. Here's the full conversation plus some context:
The other reason that this talk with mitch is all I have is that, right after posting here, I had my caster role officially revoked on the discord and could no longer participate. DolphiN claimed it was because I hadn't casted in a couple months, but I still can't get over that timing. The DMs, for context:
Well, if the shoe fits, I'll wear it. I've been trying to put my difference with the RGL admins aside for casting purposes, but I don't think I can do so anymore; I'm not gonna cast with RGL again until further notice. I don't mean for this to be too melodramatic, because I'm sure a lot of people couldn't give less of a fuck whether one random guy goes from casting 3 times a season to 0 times a season, but I still wanted to share my particular disappointment with the whole situation.
I still don't understand why, in such a small community already, every single different entity is so obsessed with carving out their own little fiefdom and enforcing their own petty little ruleset, rather than us having some goddamned solidarity for once.