@tua in addition to what tuxedo said, it feels like UGC treats the format like a joke which just makes it easier for people to call it a joke. They recently had a massive overhaul of the whitelist, but for years the whitelist consisted of oddities such as bazaar bargain being the only sniper weapon in all slots that was banned etc. You actually could have run jarate and mad milk at the same time only a few seasons ago. The current whitelist is in a really good state, but the point being made is that up until now, they haven’t really had much respect for a format they are the exclusive hosts of.
The maps they run tend to just be rejected sixes maps, and they’ve had some pretty memey trade server-level maps in the past (koth_stallone)
It would just be nice to see what happens if a league that is more respectful of their projects were to pick up 4v4. It’s a really diverse game mode, plus it’s easy to get into for people that struggle to find enough committed players to even play 6v6 or prolander.