I'm semi-interested in the TF2 competitive community, possibly even getting involved in playing in a league at the entry level. As such, I am looking for a competitive group that allows pub-level players to compete (both in terms of skill and in terms of access).
What types of leagues/communities are there that would allow a base-level gamer, with little competitive experience, to participate in a TF2 tournament?
I'm aware that there are different types of competitive TF2 - Highlander, 6v6, et cetera, and some rather goofy ones too. The exact format isn't my primary concern so much as knowing what leagues/groups allow regular Joe Shmoe to enter.