I have been a regular player in 1942 for years. From the days when oil cheats were allowed to continue playing until now. Yes, it is a war game. I think we all know that, but setting up brackets where 7 players all drop points so they can pound everyone else into sand? There is no strategy in that. Why do you think that many of them are now your mods? Likely because nearly all of the real players who played together for years have left the game. There is a trend if you follow it. Look at how many are left playing on the servers.
Desert Ops has gone the same: the majority of real players have left because of these so-called 'brackets'. Good luck. My question is: When there are only 7 players left sending umpty-gagillion unit fleets, what happens then.