It's a shame FBTF is going to its end after years of existence. I have lots of good memories and also some bad memories during my time playing and organizing it. I was one of the staff members in 2013 that raised back the scene after the "ddos era" (yeah, back in 2010/2012 the tf2 community was CONSTANTLY being striked by ddos attacks in pugs, also some retards thought that using this as threat was a good to achieve personal goals), we brought back coverage, interviews, streams, and introduced in-game medals...
In my opinion, FBTF was one of the best league I ever played, even with its strenghts and flaws. I also organized some of them. We've have stopped people abusing small flaws they could found on the rules, supported some teams to avoid disbanding (this was a very hard task though), got some sponsorship to provide servers, distributed medals and constantly looking for good feedback to make some improvements for the next seasons. Good times I think. Unfortunately, some banned, brain-damaged butthurt "players" find ways to threaten, harass and humiliate us, but it's all in a day's work.
crgDon't think SA tf2 was alive in some moment, at least since i started(2013) playing tf2 SA was dead. This post don't change anything. FBTF diying don't change anything, we just don't have more people who wants to do or can't do. Myself include. I miss the cups with 3 teams in elite and the no scrims thing.
If you are BR and wants to play you have 2 another leagues to play and the "vanilla fortress" have prize pool. I will not miss FBTF so, rest in peace.
Maybe you are getting these information by someone not so trustworthy, this tf2 dead thing started since the game was stated as free by Valve, with a lot of complaints about that. SA scene wasn't as great as NA and EU, but still fun and challenging. As years goes on, less people join the game at the same time more people leave it, affecting the competitive strength gradually. The SA scene will only be dead when we do not have 12 players to play a simple pug like aratinga said.
FBTF has a lot of history regarding SA league scene, if you do not like it because of the lack of scrims and players' interest about the game you do not have to blame the league.