Thank you for the professional reply, Riot.
Yes, the difficulties were disappointing, but in no way does that mean the rest of the competition still wasn't fun to watch and what not. I plan on continuing watching the rest of the tournament whenever the announcement is finally made. It's good to see you are dedicated to learning from your mistakes and improving future events.
I do agree that soundproof boxes could be beneficial to the event and the minimaps need to be unviewable by either team. Maybe putting them above the heads of the players and up a little bit so that even if they turn around entirely, they can't see the screens. Otherwise just put some block/screen up between them, as others have suggested.
Leigh Smith (Deman) addressed his comments on Twitter/Reddit. I'm a homeviewer and what he said didn't really bother me. We all say stupid things in the heat of the moment, especially in such a stressful and exhausting situation. He's still one of my favorite commentators.
In terms of cheating, yes, I feel like everything needs to be reviewed. All photographs, audio, video, game streams, etc, should be compared and reviewed to address any and all further claims.
I do feel like there should be more solid rules for future events (including for cheating/peeking, remakes/restarts/continuations, game crashes, etc). I'd also love to see check point saves so that nearly finished games (CLGEU versus WE) don't go to waste. Although it may somewhat alter a game to have to redo say, a teamfight or so, I feel it'd be much better off than having to restart an entire 60 minute game from scratch.
Although I've had issues with Riot in the past, I still stand by them in all they do and respect them for their hardwork during this tournament. I also have immense respect for the players for their endurance and patience through the difficulties. I witnessed so much sheer dedication during this tournament which is just incredible. I have no doubt that in the future a lot of the problems experienced here will be resolved.
Hats off to you, Riot.