plusProtonWhy. What makes you think that. He's run RGL for like 2 years and it's been growing this whole time.
RGL 7v and HL catered to UGC HL players at a time where nothing new had happened in months/years.
Sigafoo has been aggressive advertising his leagues both on Reddit and TFTV, especially targeting newbies asking where to get started playing competitive. There's nothing wrong with that, don't get me wrong, but it's obviously been a big factor in its success, similarly TF2PL achieved a lot of signups because of the constant advert that was on top of the TF2 directory on Twitch. I don't believe any other organizer has ever advertised beyond announcements, ESEA doesn't even get that far.
I'm not saying the service is shit, it's just obvious that what he keeps bringing up (My Ideas are successful!) is completely disingenuous at best. Maybe he doesn't realize that, I'm sure I could fool myself just the same if I was in his situation.
I'm willing to be disproved but I never see this point being brought up and I feel it should be shared.
Also, to sigafoo, I'm still waiting on that data analysis and any sort of answer to my queries on reddit from a while back, it seems you kinda gave up when you managed to convince yourself that "Well, this isn't complete aids!", which is a shame.