Apparently you are not happy with your upline and you have cause to be so. However, you must try and forgive, as this is part of growing up for many leaders. I have many leaders who play games before but are great examples today as they have matured. Let the past die.
One of the rules that apply to all MLM companies is this. People play games in MLM companies because the marketing plan allows them to do so. To close the loopholes to playing games is the responsibility of all good MLM companies unlike pyramid schemes where they purposely write clauses in their marketing plans for distributors to play games to have fast growth, make money and run.
To leaders who play games to qualify for a profit sharing program paid by some companies. You are stealing from others. Profit sharing bonuses normally a percentage of the company's total sales in the country are unlike qualifying for pins or personal overrides and leadership bonus that is paid from volume done your group. Anyone who cannot qualify properly and buy up to qualify is stealing from this pool and thus reducing the bonus paid to properly qualified leaders.
By the way, your upline's group has not totally collapsed unless your group has also totally collapsed.