Its very late now, and I am awake following the "supposed to be" A class event called MadCatz CS:GO Inv. This event has Heaven Media behind it.
Right now, I can tell you that:
1) the delays are over 9 hours, thats right.
2) ESC gaming is still playing a map, and has to play another map after it. If they advance (or whatever team advances), they will have no more than 3 hours of sleep (maybe less if you consider taking shower, etc...) before waking up and getting ready for another day of gaming. I think you will agree, that no team can perform 100% under this scenario, so that already takes away the prestige of the event.
3) The casters (Richard Lewis, Jay, etc) simply decided to gave up, and go to sleep, when there were still important matches going on, including the ones deciding the fate of ESC gaming. Funny how the players need to stay up all the way till the end, and accept the delays, but the lazy casters just shut it off and go to bed. Sure we will hear excuses, but for me, this attitude is bad for sponsors and for the viewers.
4) Right now, even with the absurd delays, HLTV.org is providing full real time coverage of the event, reporting results, and everything of the remaining matches of the day, including ESC's fate. Meanwhile, I have cadred.org open on my browser right now, and you would expect they to be keeping up with the delays, trying to at least make it look better, since Heaven Media is their owner, reporting what is going on, but instead, you see they took the same road as the casters. They simply go to bed, don't update shit, don't report shit, don't keep up with the delays. Maybe thats what they call "good coverage" ?
Problems always happens, and sometimes delays are there, and we are even used to it. But the usual delay goes between 1 to 2 hour MAX. When you have a 9 hour delay something is SERIOUSLY WRONG. I can't even imagine how stressful this event is being for the players... Its just, not acceptable, no way.
Its just funny how cadred.org loves to critizise people, the last one being rizC. How about they look into their very own belly and see that they are not doing it any better.
Maybe this situation is acceptable for source players, I don't know, but 1.6 players and fans are used to much better events. And btw, last time nix0n was in charge of a DreamHack event (thats right, DreamHack, not some madcat WHO?) everything run flawless, go think about that.
Anyway, feel really sorry for the players, specialy ESC players. I hope they can rest some hours, and really bring a good game tomorrow if they advances, but it will be hard, its just sub-human conditions, very sad.