Originally Posted by Overkill4000
As opposed to allowing the wrong call to continue in the first place?
Yes, WCG is in charge of the tournament it is their call to make. No matter who advised the decision advice is still not the determination.
The senario that could be even worse for business:
Employee advises bad decision, WCG goes with the bad decision that was advised by employee. Employee gets fired, Riot tells WCG we will withdraw our funding if you don't withdraw your final decision therfore discrediting your ability to make decisions about your own endeavor.
This seems to be the scenario that the small percentage of the population that is vocal wants to see. This creates a hugely bad reputation for Riot to other businesses who wish to host tournaments for profit.
Best decision to make here? Accept WCG's final decision, keep funding in the tournament, prevent this from happening in the future. There is some reputation backlash from a small percentage of the vocal community but they will still be able to have a community and a competitive scene because 3rd party companies wishing to run tournaments will see that Riot will not enforce their own determinations by withdrawing funding.