That is bullshit. This guy is fighting for a spot in the Open. Why the hell is he playing against 1200 fMMR players?
Fix the matchmaking so that people are matched against those with similar fMMR.
Moreover, make the ladder actually hard to enter and stay in. If people don't play at least 100 games on 4 factions then kick them out. It's 2 months ffs. That's less than 7 games a day. If you can't do that then what the hell are you doing in the pro ladder to begin with?
I'm pretty bored of seeing the same people in the Opens because they are the ones who have the time to grind.
I'm 100% sure there are others who are better at the game but just don't have the time to play it as much. In this system where there is no matchmaking your only option is to grind and keep 60-65% win rate over thousands of games.
If it were balanced and put similar mmr players against each other I'm sure 100 games/faction would be more than enough.
And don't say you want people to find games quickly because that is not an issue. Waiting 5 minutes for a game is not an issue when your goal is to make it to the open.