Hi, so I can imagine this has been mentioned before by a few people. I, along with many others (I'm sure) feel it would be great to have an updated version of the tournaments that we have now, even so much as a virtual league. Similar to what other card games have in place.
By updated version of tournaments I mean size, more people included and more prizes. A league is pretty much self explanatory. Whilst I know there are online "Leagues" / "Gyms" that are not governed by PTCGO / Pokemon I feel that an official one would be a lot better and garner more interest from the community at large.
I am a streamer on Twitch and this has been a hot topic many times on my stream & others (I wont advertise my name etc, that's not what I'm here for). I bring up that I'm a streamer as I communicate with the PTCGO community on a very regular basis and this sort of idea is very much wanted.
A league wouldn't be too hard to implement and could be self sustained with software and would require very minimal "human" interaction, except maybe at the start, but things such as league standings, match ups etc could be set up with software.
I am also aware that making said software is not as easy as "clicking ones fingers" and hey presto there it is lol. I know it would take some time.
Imagine if you would, IRL Leagues / Regionals / Worlds but online, it would bring in a significant amount of more interest and active users, sponsors (if that is a plausible situation). So many amazing opportunities for everyone!
It would help involve both Physically and mentally disabled people that are otherwise not able to partake due to health restrictions just as it would be able to help people who are unable to travel to a league or tournament due to there not being one in their local area.