arcadiaif teams opt to play in the GGL I will forward the prize money on to giblert. RGL does not make any profit currently, 100% of player & ringer fees go towards prizes and lan.As mentioned, this completely violates league rules and oversteps your AC team. Oh, btw GGL, even though he “supports” you, apparently, he doesn’t think that you will succeed, which is “why he is taking this risk”. I however know that y’all are competent enough to set up a tournament, it really does not take that much effort.
The point of forwarding the prize-pool to GGL is to show that the players on the teams are the ultimate power. If all the RGL teams unanimously agree something should be done in a certain way then it should be allowed, because the league is for those teams. In this case it is excluding a believed cheater team from playoffs who have not been dealt with all season. Arcadia being owner in the end makes the decision and he could have withheld the money, but his decision shows he respects the will of the people playing (and paying league fees). If it was something unreasonable or clearly malicious then he should withhold the money and use admin judgement, but in this case our intentions are sincere. To me that is a good precedent. Always going strictly by some rulebook consistently causes decision to be out of touch with the people. With optimization, this is the path forward to making it stop feeling like it is the players vs RGL admins. If he had to overstep the people lower on the chain of command that is suboptimal but it was certainly the right decision so I can see why he said to just trust him.
I think the rest of stuff you talk about are all valid concerns and hopefully as Arcadia continues to learn how to be owner he will improve his communication with the RGL team. He also definitely should not throw people under the bus Though I did not really notice that from the vague post he made, I can see with context it might feel that way.
I would point out from an outsider perspective, your post seems a lot more like throwing a single person under the bus than anything he said though and I don't see how that will help anything. Especially the stuff about "brownie points", "knight in shining armor" and lecturing him he should know better because he is a "grown adult with a job" seems particularly insulting, unnecessary to address what you needed to, and hypocritical.