Ask any person who doesn’t play RGL to put these in order based on skill level and chances are they’re going get to them wrong, and now that staff are introducing even more ambiguous vernacular even people who play in the league are second-guessing their order
Newcomer/Amateur - Adjectives that basically mean the same thing, although I can relinquish and say that newcomer is apt in describing the lowest division considering it seems to be catered primarily for brand new players, whilst amateur implies they have some surface level knowledge of the game
Intermediate - I’m okay with this one, serves as a blanket term for those with some level of competence above Amateur
Advanced - Also okay with this, Advanced and Intermediate are easy to distinguish
Main - This is where stuff starts to get ??? like why use a noun for this division when the rest are adjectives? Also Main? Main what? What does that even mean? Main division? Feels odd when every other division adopts a descriptive adjective. Main is just a ridiculously ambiguous word without any concrete meaning.
Challenger - ??? The most equivocal word on the planet. Also a noun which clashes in a similar fashion as Main. How is anyone supposed to know where on the hierarchy this division lies? Challenger and Invite are practically interchangeable in terms of skill level because of how ambiguous the word Challenger is. Why was this decision made? Actually baffling if I’m going to be completely honest.
“Challenger” as a division name also holds massive connotation as being the highest level of play because of League of Legends, just thought I’d mention because it seemed relevant and multiple people I’ve spoken with agree that this is misleading.
Invite - Has previous association with the highest division of ESEA, makes sense in the context of TF2 but nowhere else. Also I’m not terribly familiar with ESEA as a whole but I was under the impression that the division was called Invite because it was comprised of teams who were Invited to join the division as they were comprised of the best players in NA/EU etc., which RGL does not.
Why can’t we just purge the unnecessarily vague names and adopt something that’s easily recognizable
Kumori gets it, It’s just that simple.