Some did, just behind the t1 NA teams. That's been the problem though, the t2 scene in NA is just so far behind everyone why would anyone pay a big salary for a team that doesn't show potential?
The only guy I feel sad about leaving is Daps. Not because he's a great player, but he's a great leader and great at setting teams up for success. He deserved a paycheck, but I guess he wanted to try new things rather than building another project.