The simplest answer is that in this kind of competitions everyone would like to participate, but oftentimes players are favored over others because of friendship. I have nothing against blara, I don't know him, but that's how it goes. Everyone thinks their better than everyone else, but in the end, it's managers who have the last word. I think there are undeserving players, and others who were more deserving than me when I got picked, but all we can do is accept the managers' choices (no matter whether they are right or wrong, it's not for us to decide). It's ok to be bitter about it, but my advice is to take this as a signal to improve and prove your worth. It's all you can do.How do we decide who gets put on SPL? Specifically honing in on blarghlfarghl (I have nothing against you or networking personally bro, just making a point), this man has posted networks a grand total of 0 times in policy review in all of 2018/2019. He has 34 networking games on the sheet, 5 of them being phenomenal producers in 2019 and no outstanding artists at all in 2018. Not to mention he has been tourbanned before. Now I'm sure he's really good at pokemon and networking, but there are plenty of people who are good at pokemon, not networking. Why was he chosen over anyone else? Perhaps he has some merit or fantastic record studio owners that I'm missing, but unfortunately we can never know the answer because no reasoning or outstanding artists were given. Like all council decisions these days, a simple network.