I've had a lot, and I mean a LOT of top tier fighters go inactive between Fury and Ballz alone Lionel is my current inactive champ who's getting stripped today. Everything stated by everyone above is true to a degree, and yet nobody pointed out the most likely reason for this impact this time around. Covid has done some damage, between health concerns and dead, to the financial insecurity in our day to day lives. We may see some of these managers back, they may have gotten sick, maybe a loved one, or lost a job and are doing what they can to make ends meet. We may never see some of them again, if they got sick and didn't recover, or priorities change in life after a pandemic like this.
The game is suffering, for sure. But we need to stick it out and give it a chance to recover like it always does. As long as Mike and his devs keep going and us as managers keep what we can alive, the game will survive and it will recover.
I burnt myself out a bit in the game, had to get some help. I then found myself very busy and couldn't log in nearly as much as before. My org has started suffering due to it, but due to my recent economic change, I find myself with a lot more free time and I've been able to pick up where I left off. The org is recovering, the communication from managers is starting to flow, and things are looking up again. All it takes is a couple of these managers to come back and things will look much differently.
Jake Fury, Ballz Manager, Lionel R.. If just those 3 came back in 1 day it'd be a huge difference, so yes, things are bad right now, but if we keep doing our thing, we'll get through and hopefully have a great comeback at 370-375k.