Knockout City Going Down for the Count

An announcement on The Future of Knockout City has the news that Season 9 will mark the end of Knockout City, the free-to-play dodge ball game. The game launched not even two years ago, and soon thereafter boasted over five million players. But it went free-to-play last June in a sign that business could have been better. Now word is the shutdown will come on June 6th, almost exactly a year after that F2P transition. There are various festivities for players between now and then. There's also good news for die-hard players, as there's word on plans for a private server version to allow the game to live on after the official shutdown. Here's a Future of Knockout City Trailer and the overview:
Today we are announcing that Season 9 will be Knockout City’s final season. Then, on the morning of June 6, 2023, over two years after our initial launch, all servers around the world will be shut down and the game will no longer be playable. This was an extremely difficult decision for us, but a necessary and important one for our studio. Before that happens, there are a ton of new updates in store. We’ve got a jam-packed Season 9 full of all the amazing new content you’ve come to expect, an epic send-off both in and out of the game, and even a private server version on PC so Knockout City can live on forever. Read on for a full explanation of why we’re making this decision, what it means for you, how it affects the game, and everything you can look forward to over the next few months.