Everyone says the ladder isn't good right now and there are people trying to change it by promoting challenges and giving status in #rarelyused. Now what's different here? Well, the winner of this challenge will get something a LITTLE DIFFERENT: a rotating RU Council spot. Also, depending on their previous work for the tier, they may get something A BIT BETTER after a longer time: a permanent council spot and a . It's your chance to fight for recognition on Smogon and to get a spot among those who manage the tier. Do you have what it takes? The ladder will be reset now, which means everyone will get an even chance to win the competition (well, except for current Council members, but they'll have a different task). The competition will last exactly one month, which means it ends on July 1st. When the challenge is over, I will post a screenshot of the leaderboard. The following rules will determine the winner: The minimum rating for members to win will be 1450. If multiple people get past this rating, highest rating wins obviously; however, there is a catch.... You HAVE HAVE HAVE to be active on IRC at #rarelyused AND #pokemon, and you have to be active on the forums. Activity will be monitored! So as you can see, this position is much like the last 3 seats of the Jedi council. Also like the Jedi council, the position is rotating. Meaning, at the end of the next month (or two, this is still tbd), the challenge will start up once again, opening the spot to another person. The other council spots will remain permanent for now, but should this challenge be a complete success, we'll probably open more rotating spots, and bring back the Jedi council in full. Also during the challenge, the permanent council members are required to get a rating of 1350 and keep it around there for the round. So, with everything explained, I wanna see everyone playing and LET'S MAKE THIS WONDERFUL TIER ACTIVE AGAIN!!! If you have any questions please post below, this is more of a project than anything, so don't expect it to be perfect lol.