The most notable thing about that screenshot is that there’d be pretty even competition between the top teams in the league, if there weren’t some jackass platinum team in gold 4, marveling at how low-level players play at a low-level.
To provide some insight, I was in gold4-5 between December and March, because I’d just started the game and dragged the silver team I joined up there. We didn’t go higher because we didn’t have the levels to compete in a higher league. My girlfriend, my alts, and I usually made up 60-80% of the team’s score, starting from when I was level 26 onward, and we usually placed 1st-5th. Most league-appropriate teams have 3-15 people with any activity to speak of, 2-3 of whom are carrying the team. Most teams of near-50 have 0 event contribution from over 50% of their members. And you know what? This is fine. It’s a new player area, and most new players don’t become old players.
But it’s not just a new player area. If you have a sufficiently contentious personality and get exasperated at the smug, overleveled teams that show up in your league about 2 weeks out of 3, it can also be a low oxygen training ground from which you will emerge an unholy terror ready to rain ruin on an unsuspecting world. For myself, I learned to whack 180s with green and orange. I learned complex raiding strategies and air bank refinancing plans during fortification. I learned how to nearly Pokemon the league during capture the flag. (Ended up with personally possessing 23 of the 24 available enemy flags; about half the teams that time were vastly over our level. It didn’t matter.)
To continue my story, the week I moved to a plat team that was performing quite well before I got there, we got declared on 2-3x per day, we won every one of them, and I was the war MVP most days. I think I got promoted to officer on day 2, and I’ve been a strong first place in the PVP events thus far.
In conclusion, the successful leader in this story isn’t Charger. It’s a level 43 officer on one of the 3-5th teams, who’s quietly fuming at the jerks in Redemption2All, read the initial draft of the original post in this thread, went incandescent with rage, and vowed to one day become strong enough to wipe those guys off the map. I’ll probably be around level 120 in two months, so I’ll have you to thank for the 500k wood that guy steals from me then, when he somehow figures out how to farm my base with a green Fomhar and Enki.