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With what remains of the Admin team and the current state of the game, we have decided to cancel the remainder of Season 9. With even more shakeups in how NS2 will be played around the corner we have determined that it would be unrealistic to expect the competitive community to embrace the changes. We will NOT be setting a date for when a new season might start. For that to realistically happen we would first need some stability in gameplay and the expectation that we could make it through a season without disruptions to the mods we currently rely on. We’ve been working to get some key Comp mechanics integrated into Vanilla but truthfully we are far from not having to rely on it for the gameplay balances that this community needs. Also, if you read Dragon's comments on the UWE forums, even if reliable individuals stepped up, it just isn't logistical to continue balancing or un-doing the changes being brought into the game week after week.
The Future of League Play?
Furthermore, much of the remaining Admin team has lost the motivation needed to continue running the NSL effectively (as I’m sure you’ve figured). We’re not quite calling it quits, but something dramatic would need to occur to breathe life into this league. Yaluzan does not plan to continue his position as Head Admin due to his university studies, and we don’t have anyone motivated to fill in those shoes and fan the fires. Neither Simba, Sephy, nor I plan to have a role within the future of the NSL Admin team, but if new blood came in and were motivated, we would help transition the leadership. We’ve always said that if people want to keep playing this game competitively, the NSL would be that place. Perhaps the best that we can offer these days is a place where people can play Pugs/Gathers, but for now the future of the league is unclear. In the meantime, if you think you can step in and reignite the NSL, speak now or forever hold your peace.