Discord actually just implemented new forum type channels. I’ve been using them in another server and I think they’d be relatively capable of acting as a replacement to this forum. That being said, you may want to consider having more active moderation on the Discord in that case. As an embarrassingly active Discord admin I’m more than happy to help if that’s the route you decide to go.
What’s the difficulty with organizing tournaments on Discord? From my perspective it actually seems much easier. I’ve been using Discord to organize my own team games on my own discord server; I’ve been using the new forum feature on Discord and it’s going rather smoothly in my opinion. I’d be happy to help you organize using Discord if that’s the direction things go. I love your tournaments and would hate to see them end.
Discord isn’t really made for long-form posts imo, it’s much more of a chat than a forum and without admin rights you are very limited in what you can do to manage things. Even with them, polls, embedding pictures within posts and more are just not really readily available. I would expect the experience to be very unübersichtlich - did not find a satisfactory translation of that word, but it’s a slightly less strong word for chaotic.
If Jay were to move over to Discord (which I’m not advocating for, I’d prefer he keep these forums open), I imagine he could take a more active role and simply give you administrative privileges. Discord has polls (through bots) that are much more capable than the polls on this site.
I’m not saying it’s ideal, but I think Discord could easily serve as a replacement to these forums and I think you’d find Discord a fine tool for running the tournaments after a short learning curve. I’ve been running my own sort of tournament through Discord and have had no issues so far. If these forums are going away I’d hope you’d at least be willing to try running them through Discord before giving up. And if you aren’t willing I’d be more than happy to take over.