My biggest complaint from just observing what they are trying to do with the multiplayer, is make this into an esport thing and failing at it. This won't be a big competitive game anyways and their attempts seems to just be souring the overall experience.
The thing that made Warband have a competitive scene is that you have a natural sandbox of a multiplayer experience, everyone has a playstyle, everyone can make their own layout and build, everyone can play the way they want, which is fun, which is why mordhau has the same custom layout option, because its fun
No one will play your competitive game if it's not fun. The competitive scene was born because the game was fun and had a space for a variety of play styles.
Make the game fun, let the competitive players create a competitive scene, then mold the esport/competitive aspect around it with their help.