So we need RK to become as forum notorious as Dode - step 1!
From a community point of view I’d say on other ladders:
Open and Anarchy - farmed teams can be entered in Open, custom and the mixed race teams in anarchy. Both have a very high rate of conceding and low standard of play. I don’t think you see loads of people who would be members of private leagues here, except maybe to get a few relaxing easy wins. So not really our competition.
CCL - this would be our main problem in terms of competition. This will be first thought for the vast majority of BBers wanting a good quality, concede free pick up game. There is a 5 strikes and you’re out for the season rule policed by Dode and other very respected admins. Population is good at most eu friendly times and I assume us prime time. People still complain about tv mismatches (cap is 500 and successful teams pick up net win adjustments making them more likely to match with higher tv oppo). Best few teams each season (usually about every 6-7 week’s?) go into a knock out playoff with cash prizes. Still plenty of new/poor players and complaining/insults in chat (though this can also be reported). Personally once was enough for me in terms of the grinding required to get to the playoff. If I’m just playing a few ladder games a week I’d rather spin where I think it will be more of a private league atmosphere and higher standard opposition (consistently).
Strippin and Cknoor ladders - Two huge streamers from a BB2 perspective. I gather their ladders are not popular except during streams. Also likely to be quite a poor standard of play.
NAF official - this is new. Uses the NAF euro open ruleset for custom teams (1100 plus 6 for tier 1) and res. So ticketed entry. No clear admin policies otherwise (eg chat or conceding). A few of the not quite so popular but much better quality (in terms of BB!) streamers play in this. The format limits mass appeal and makes it very distinct from Brawl.
I think trying to compete with CCL for the quality end of the mass market is probably doomed. The OCC ladder does hold a lot of attraction for the private league player who wants a consistently much better experience than CCL though, with a lot more flexibility than NAF ladder.