We got rank 65ish this CRW, and 12 of the people who participated didn’t reach 10k (maybe a bit less, I only noted down faction scores). We had two very new people participate, one got around 1k, the other 400. It’s hard to get scores if you can’t win a single battle, and your camp is burning immediately.
If you keep up motivation and have time, it’s probably possible to do - occasionally you’ll get a matchup where you can win a battle or two and get a thousand, and even at 400 a pop you only need 25 wars. But you need a lot of motivation and free time. One of our members has been playing for a long time, and she’s a consistent scorer in leagues (Plat 3 and #14 contributor in faction score), but hasn’t hit 10k since May as far as I can tell.
New and inexperienced players generally don’t get a lot of cakes in the first place (Some of them do, of course, we have a lower level player who consistently scores 20k+). Active and experienced players will run out of cake soon.