"Gaming with non-DB like clubs has been tried many times before, each time ended horribly. First, as a half RP club you get criticized and insulted ny 90% of the normal gaming population (ie guys who just play a game over and over with people they know) Second, DB skill is crap compared to other such clans. The best of the DB can't take on the worst of the gaming clans... we've tried."
It's been tried once, with JO, in the TWL (if I'm not mistaken). I wouldn't constitute that as numerous times, to be honest. Yes, DB'ers will get criticized for being roleplaying nerds, and newbies at the game. You're going to get criticized in any type of gaming league anyways, even if you were just another Clan. If you can't stand the heat and ignore the majority of idiots that play these games in leagues, then you shouldn't even try to participate altogether.
Shadow is right though, in that you can't really go into something like this unprepared (which is what happened the first time). You have to organize a team of players that are willing to work on improving their skills in the game, and are dedicated enough to meet up regularly to practice, as a TEAM. It's not only that, but you have to find a group of DB'ers that are mature enough to handle other people. Think of a Gaming League as the NFL. You might be friendly and goodie goodie off the field (and perhaps occasionally on it), but during the match it's war. Think of every competetive match as the SuperBowl. People are very serious about these games, and if the DB ever wants a chance to make a reasonable attempt in a gaming league against other Clans it needs a team of people who are the same way. Not necesarilly assholes...but people who can grit their teeth, concentrate on the game, and try their best to win.
If someone really wants to do this, the best place to start would be to find a group of individuals that share a passion for competing in these games. Don't just get a group of JO or JA players together and jump into a gaming league. Start off small. Go into PUBLIC servers, not DB servers, and play ALL settings with PUBLIC gaming rules (which means there are no rules. You kick, stab, attack, exploit, cheap, whatever you can to win). See if you can handle it. The DB plays by pussy rules, and has ever since JO and JA have been released. It's different on public servers. The majority of people in the DB are casual gamers who only play for fun, and don't want to be hit by cheap shots. You can still do that in public servers...a lot of the problem is these retarded DB wuss rules. We've listened to whining newbies far too often, and it does get in the way of potential Multiplayer gaming growth. If we simply accepted the way the game is supposed to be played to begin with, we would all be a lot better off and better JO and JA players because of it.
Anyways, if you can handle the public servers, players, and rules, you need to organize regular times to meet up and practice. Do that successfully for a month or two, then you can start doing scrimmages against other clans. Don't sign up for a league yet. Just do meaningless games against other competetive groups. Once you get into the groove and get used to it, THEN you go into the gaming leagues and give it a shot. That's the only way it's going to happen.
And I doubt it will ever happen.
"If you want to play with clubs that are more like us... it's called the ICTE and even that we only see 1-10 competitiors from a collection of 5 (or something) allied clubs. Pretty sad really. Not sure why people want to go out and prove how much they suck elsewhere when they aren't commited to improving in the DB. Yes. Playing something besides NF Sabers is sort of a must."
Exactly why I was always opposed to pussy DB rules, and always wanted us to try and expand our role in the Multiplayer community. Probably too late now though.
EDIT: If you really want to try this, don't grab the "best" DB JO / JA players we have. Grab the dirtiest. The players who exploit all the crap everyone hates. Those are the kind of people you need. Not "good players under these conditions", but cheap players who don't care how the other person feels when they get cheap shotted. Grab the "morons", the "cheap asses", and the "idiots". Get them together and have them work as a team, practice, etc. They'll get good by "public" standards, and might have a chance to actually win. Good luck