Maybe I am able to add my opinion to this vote (yes I found it by myself :p)
I am DeathDriver, Master League Admin in the ESL for the European section (some of you may know me). I recently saw that the RTL is now hosted by ET and that was a reason for me to get a bit into this League. In my opinion it is the biggest Russian tournament in Trackmania Nations Forever.
I saw the great number of teams involved and therefore I saw that A LOT russians play this game. This is a chance I want to use, not for me, but for Trackmania. If it is possible that this tournament join the ESL I can assume that a lot of people are watching at you and at our beloved game. Maybe sometimes Russia will get an ESL Pro Series and I want to see Trackmania in there from the first Season on. We can arrange this if there are a lot people playing this game on ESL. We will not get it if you play in ET as nobody outside of Trackmania is interested in ET. You say that ET is more prestigious. IT IS NOT! Just for the Community ET is important, not for ppl outside of the game. If we want to make this game more popular and creat more tournaments with nice prize money (like EMS which we got because of the big activity in the ESL in EU) we have to increase the activity in the ESL even more.
In the end its your decision, I am sure but I also just talked with the Russian/Ukraine/Belarus National Head and she said that it wouldn't be a problem to add you to the admin staff and create everything you need (like boards all the leagues and stuff). So don't hesitate. If you have questions ask me, my mail: DeathDriver@staff.esl.eu
With Best Regards,