I didn't watch too much of the tournament, but the games I did watch were fantastic so great job!
People need to realise TF2's golden LAN production age was fueled by passion, funding, competition and ever-growing experience. The first TF2 LAN events hosted by the same people who brought you some of the major i-events were riddled with problems and compared to the peak, they looked an absolute shambles.
The people involved were driven to improve and increase the quality each event. More people got involved, especially as things started to improve and once the feedback actually turned positive, the drive increase exponentially.
A large number of those people have since left the scene. TF2 has changed a lot and while some experience is handed down, a lot of it is simply lost. When the first generation of TF2 commentators hit their peak and then retired, a new batch came in. Most of these got quite a lot of abuse as they were simply not on the level of the previous generation, but they improved over time and some of them became some of the most loved commentators this game has ever known. The same goes with the production team. It doesn't happen overnight and the more events that are covered by any team, the better they will become. I still remember Beta and I casting our first ever LAN event. It was a CS tournament using a projector, HLTV and a karaoke microphone in a bar at the event (maybe i9?). Things have come a long way since then.
It's not easy to produce and manage a large event but a lot of people see individuals streaming flawlessly on twitch and believe it's as simple as that. There's so many more factors to take into account at LAN and even more when considering managing a larger team, delays, technical issues that you may have absolutely no control over etc...
Motivation is the key to producing a fantastic show yet so many are being counter-productive to their own interests by abusing those who did not deliver what they were looking for. Telling someone it's shit is not going to motivate them to make any improvements... it's going to make them tell you to go fuck yourself and do your own shit. Then they leave and you're back to a zero experience situation once more.
There needs to be positive encouragement to fuel people to improve. Understand that many people involved in this tournament were reasonably new to this environment and focus on what they actually did right. Chances are they are already very much aware of the mistakes and issues they had and are already looking to make sure they are improved upon for the next time round. Just be thankful you got a show at all, from people who gave up their time and effort for absolutely nothing in return. Constructive criticism is important but so is how you word that criticism. Don't demoralise people who are working hard for the community or those people will be driven out and that's the end of your broadcasted competitive scene, if not your entire competitive scene.
Keep up the good work lads... keep pushing for greater things!