Seems more of a failing on the staff to provide worthwhile prizes and actively promote the lower tiers than a failing of the playerbase itself as was implied in the post
Whats next? NU, Dubs?
Start making the tiers worth it to play, introduce competitive shiny prizes (like 5x31s) and none of this non shiny garbage. Start running more than 1 tour a day (they are automated for a reason, you dont need staff overseeing them constantly) and maybe the comp scene will start getting strong again, losing tiers isnt a failing of the playerbase, its a failing of the staff imo