The decision to not have a fall season is to me puzzling and I am not really buying the reasons that were given in the post.
First of all, experimental cups are not a proper replacement for a full season, for various reasons. One reason is that experimental cups are supposed to test new things, not be the main way of playing the game, which it would be in the absence of a proper season. A second reason is that winning an experimental cup is far less rewarding than winning a season. Furthermore, these cups have historically been held without impacting the schedule of the main season, so I don't really understand what conditions have changed in order to necessitate experimental cups as a replacement of a season.
Secondly, the reason given to align the seasons with Copenhagen Games is strange to me as well, given that this event most likely will not even happen due to the fact that we are currently in a pandemic. Even if the event does happen, I don't see how aligning the seasons with the event provides such a benefit that it is worth skipping an entire season for.
Consider the risk of not having a fall season. The risk of players quitting is fairly high in the absence of a season, and it would be naïve to think that this decision has no impact on the player base. As such, ETF2L is taking big risks with small potential rewards. We need the player base to be as strong as possible in order to be able to arrange LANs in the future. We have the luxury of being the only region that is able to have two big LANs annually. If the player base – and consequently LAN attendance – dwindles, then this privilege will definitely be under question. The risk simply outweighs the reward greatly in this case.