Answered: League elimination opt-out?

There seems to be differing opinions about the practice of the top ranked team in a league choosing to opt-out of elimination rounds. I can see why teams would want to do this, and my opinion is that it is the courteous thing to do since they have already earned a world championship spot. Is this response in the link below still the official position of the RECF? Or would opting out be perceived negatively in any way?
Thank you.

For a top ranked team in a league to earn a qualifying spot, they must compete in the elimination rounds. Any team who withdraws from the elimination rounds is no longer eligible to earn a World Championship qualifying spot.

Thank you. I had thought it was an acceptable practice because of the earlier response, so I’m glad I asked. Since this is the official ruling, it will certainly be enforced in our league.

You’re welcome.

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