2 YEPs worth
You will all have noticed that the lobbies are a little sparse nowadays (even non-Eliters seem to be taking a break) and I have to tell you it is as tough for a td to sit there cancelling tourneys as it is for players who are looking for a game or two without any success.
We could all just decide to go bitch in the clubs or wait for someone else to make things better - or we could all decide to kick in and help out.
That might mean hosting (and we recognize that not everyone is cut out to be a td), or helping out with recruiting or simply supporting the tourneys that are provided and making the lobby a fun, safe, friendly place for all.
I really appreciated the postings on how players were recruited, because it really reminded us about why we are here. I was part of two leagues prior to Eliters. There was a world of difference. The owners were more interested in cybering than running a league and basically treated TDs like well...crap. Oh yeah, players too now that I think back on it. Everything was hokey and arbitrary. Nothing was documented. Rules depended on the owner's current mood or floozy of the day. And finally everyone just got sick of it and left.
Some of us found our way to Eliters. And even though there are days I feel like canning all my tourneys (ok to be honest I have, but not nearly as often as I wanted to) - I have met some absolutely amazing people here. We have shared laughter, tears, deaths, births and been there for each other.
None of us will ever remember the ratings - but we do remember the people who make it special - and that would be YOU!