4000 battles does seem to be very excessive and goes against Ludia’s commitment of a higher quality of life. Each battle on average takes 3 to 5 minutes based on matchmaking waiting and of course the battle.
If you have 50 active players they would have to do 80 battles each on average That is a asking each player to commit to 5 to 6 hours of battle time. We also know players have lives and some players will have to do more battles.
Than of course to battle, you would have to choose to do it, with no rewards, or spend a lot of cash opening incubators.
Or you can game the system, and just hit battle and walk away from the phone.
I guess if an alliance wanted to, they can set up a few baby accounts to do just that, and kick them out near the end so real players can come in and enjoy a prize.
Just hit battle on the phone every 6 minutes. That would get you about 10 battles an hour. 5 accounts constantly battling for 10 hours straight could get you about 500 victories.
I really don’t expect too many alliances to complete the Rank 5 task.