JediMike awesome that you brought this up!
Wolfteam is an amazing game and that's why I love it so much ever since it came out in 2007. Back then it was really very competitive (above expectations), but ever since Overpower items were introduced to the game, the competitiveness have gone down hill in a very fast pace. We can make it back to be competitive.
Let's take for example, the "Capture the Flag" mode which suppose to be a very competitive mode because it requires coordination and planning between the teams involved. Sniper Mode was a competitive mode, not anymore since HKE 417 was allowed to be used in Sniping mode.
By design, a game where players' options depend on how much money they pour into the game cannot be competitive at all. A tournament where AP items would be limited could be competitive, but balance between both teams..example would be that Red team could be using the exact same items as Blue team, not just everyone wearing whatever they want to. Setting a limit would be the key factor for a game/tournament become competitive.