Actually, they weren't phased out due to lack of interest entirely. According to Bass' post here, you can see that he felt that the ladder and MT scoreboard were redundant. Although this is true, many people, including myself, have lost interest in attaining a high score on the ladder and just want a quick battle. You can find it on the ladder, but it takes forever to find a match. When the MT Scoreboard left, the MTs went along as well. There was really no point in having any MTs anymore. I'm not disagreeing with Bass' decision here, but rather seconding the idea of a more schedule tournament, something like the Smogon Tour, but just for CAP. I hope that it won't come up to be a second Tour, because me and many other CAP regulars really don't appreciate it when one-timers come and act as if they own us, which tends to happen when we have big events in CAP.