rgl sandbagging rules are at the best inconsistent and at worst completely arbitrary and completely up to the whims of admins. from following discussion threads and talking to people, the noticeable anomalies are (bolded are egregious examples):
monsta is banned from everything except medic despite, to my knowledge, never playing on anything except scout in invite.
umlpst is banned from soldier despite having never played soldier in invite
ambroon is banned from demo. has not played invite in the last 5 seasons
alan is banned from soldier despite having never played soldier in invite and never having won this division.
ether is banned from soldier despite never having made playoffs invite.
exile is banned from scout but not other classes.
(it should be noted that both exile and ether have not made invite playoffs, which may have gone into decision making, but i guess we will never know)
MIRRORMAN BANNED FROM EVERYTHING EXCEPT PYRO IN D1 IS AN ACTUAL OMEGALUL
donovin is banned from soldier despite having never made invite
last season, shining star mainclassed a division lower when she is a playoff div 1 scout.
yumyum is banned from playing in the division they played in last season.
penny is not banned from their main class in div-2 this season despite being banned last season
pennys teammate, ult, is banned from their main in div-2.
don dorito is allowed to play div-2 despite the fact that his team should have won div-2 before his team got banned for tanking
ktb has multiple seasons of invite (s27-s31) and is allowed to mainclass in low advance
parsuh is banned from scout in main having made 2nd in main.
contrast this to deadlyseed having made 3rd in main is still allowed to play in main.
rgl s2, mono72 was denied as a ringer despite having played in main the season prior on halo on9. the match he was asked to ring for was against sword art on9, which had players from halo on9 on it (his teammates could play in main, but he couldn't)
last season, blanket was banned from scout 2 weeks (!!!) into the season. the reasoning given was 'we thought it was a different blanket.' (bro what does that mean. if this doesnt show that the admin team of rgl is so incompetent that they cant fucking click on someones profile to find out who they are idk what does)
wackyfire is banned from scout for both: 1 being playoffs main (despite never having made playoffs in main), and 2 playing two seasons of main despite only having played one season of main.
meanwhile, last season, ally, despite having actually made playoffs in main, was allowed to mainclass in im.
also of note is that fantaaddiction is not banned from demoman despite having played a seasons of main.
lecrum is playing scout in im despite having two seasons in main, played esea im in s30
jas has won open in rgl and im in rgl, and is playing im again
to be clear, i am not saying that everybody in this list needs to be banned or unbanned. I am pointing out the inconsistencies and the seemingly arbitrary rulings made by the admins.
in my opinion, it should not be based on 'x playing y in division z makes their team a likely candidate for winning the division.'
the point of anti sandbagging rules should be to stop:
a) repeated offenders which are intentionally not moving up across the course of several seasons
b) playoffs players of one division dropping down a full division
rgl is not transparent and consistent about their bans. admins seem to be able to decide whatever they want, whenever they want, and its kind of bs.