It's been an extremely disappointing experience. Especially as the outcome was so delicately balanced.
A good reputation is hard to build, and given the potential (we took up 5% of NA's national bandwidth?!) I believe the actions to make amends will be quick and comprehensive.
I do hope the people who actually sacrificed their time, travel and moolah to watch the live events get fair compensation.
As someone who's interested in organising tourneys, if there's one thing that I'll be taking away from this, it's that you cannot afford to compromise on the infrastructure if you want to put on a classy show.
This incident also brings into question other risks for future e-Sports events like hacking servers to disrupt games if big bets are placed on the outcome and it isn't going favourably.
The ice rinks in an NHL game do not start melting midway through the game. If we're serious about the commitment to e-Sports and want to spread its popularity, make sure the operational aspects are covered.
Riot has shown in the past that they learn and adapt quickly. I have faith that they'll pick up the slack for this and make sure that nothing like this ever happens again.
And summoners, stay classy (Props Jeff and crew)