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There's still hope for the world!
I think you are being a bit too optimist here. I think it feels that way because the direction just doesn't care for it the same way they don't care much about battles, Grand trials and the Ultra Beast/Necrozma climatic arcs lol
The joke is that Ash's first League victory would be so mundane, people would wonder why on earth was it a big deal beforehand in previous series.
It's like beating an impossibly hard game only to discover that the reward at the end is "A WINNER IS YOU."