https://steamdb.info/app/375230/graphs/ Of special interest here is the graph depicting the daily maximum of EC-players. Well, the curve is obviously not an exponential decline. (Even disregarding the peaks from one-off events.) But... I put some numbers into Excel, taking the player-number from April 1st 2017 to August 16th 2018 in biweekly intervals. And the curve fits very nicely a power-law behavior. The fit is Number of daily players = 2769 .1 * (half the number of weeks since April 1st 2017)^-0.715 According to the fit, the daily maximum of players should drop below 150 in pretty exactly 6 months. February 2019. The number dropped below 400 for several consecutive days for the first time in October 2017. It dropped below 200 for several consecutive days for the first time in August 2018. If we interpret that as an exponential decay with a half-life of 10 months, that means the number will drop to 100 in June 2019. (Though my personal estimate for below-100 is more like end of 2019.) Time is running out. Fast. Whatever the devs of EC are doing, it better be big. And it better be good enough to keep the players occupied. The novelty of 5-vs-5 was worn out in 2 months.