brick_at the end of the day what are we actually paying a bunch of money for? rgl doesnt even provide servers for the players. ur telling me that the league, that is ran by volunteers who dont get paid, wont provide a server for matches but charges players to ring. fuck man for 7 bucks I can get 3 months of serveme premium and have a scrim only team play. i would get rid of the prize pool if thats all everyone's money is going towards since most teams that get the prize money dont care because its usually a small amount per player. let alone you have to pay 5 dollars to let a ringer play for one match. this shit startin to get annoying tbh.
wasn't there originally some promise that RGL would give a fuck about competitive integrity and handle sandbagging better than esea or ugc and then literally nothing happened with that and we have cheaters taking even longer to get banned than in esea because there is no anticheat and RGL is unwilling to force server providers to install even a reporting-only anticheat feeding into a discord channel as a suspicious tick farm so that evidence can be gathered efficiently and actionably and silently even without reports to be "rgl-approved" for matches?
Even if RGL isn't willing to make good decisions, listen to feedback, have reasonable rules, not fuck over the best casters in the scene like they did to Bowl for HL and Aim and probably others we didn't hear so much about, and aren't willing to be consistent on handling sandbaggers couldn't they at least try not to be a complete anticheat downgrade too?
Admins obviously can't follow their own rules with shit like Exa having been using metal footsteps and the whole situation where Dimento got clowned on in regards to River so that the ban was so delayed that they fucked over not just one playoffs, but two!
The only value proposition RGL really offers isn't even streams because the tftv guys are good too(still respect the dolphin though), but that a prize pool exists, and that doesn't matter to most people. Honestly, why even participate in RGL? If IM and Main and adv players quit en masse the league simply dies, and maybe another league will realize a prize pool is all it takes and crowdfund one.
To some extent I am tired out of my mind, my eyes are strained so I'm seeing words vertically double like shadows, and I am pretty sure I am 1am schizoposting, but chances are I said at least something worthwhile by accident here.