https://steamdb.info/app/375230/graphs/ If you look at the bottom graph, you will see that the number of players is dropping at a faster rate than before. The numbers used to be fairly stable between 200 and 400 from December 2017 to May 2018. The peak in June is from the 5-vs-5. And then something happened in July/August and since then the numbers are declining faster than before. 200 was the new normal in August. 150 was the new normal in September. What happened in July/August? Did a major guild leave EC? Did a whole number of players decide at the same time that they don't want to play EC anymore? Is it some kind of community-backlash against 5-vs-5? Are new players coming in at a lower rate than before because something went wrong with marketing?