Server dead because players dead. TTT playerbase has had this happen multiple times. This isn't the first time the server has died. I mean we got TTT up to around top 500 during the start of the Race to The Top event and everyone that I know just got bored of playing TTT everyday.
Not only that but just the playerbase isn't that appealing to play with. And I will stand by that. You get good friends to play with and fun admins to run the server I'll play but I don't want to play if 4/5 players on the server are annoying shitbags that makes the server unfun or admins with sticks so far up there ass that they don't know how to have fun.
There are also just more games out there to play and have fun right around now such as Halo, Splitgate Beta, Minecraft, Powerwash Simulator, Rainbow 6 Siege... It's nothing against the events or calling for people to get on any more than it is just if people want to play TTT. Even when an event happens we reach like max pop and the server dies again a day later. If people don't want to sit and seed the server they probably have another game they want to play or something to do. If people wanted to play TTT then they would.