Are you serious? The inability of top players to schedule their time in a way, that would both allow them to do real life shit and play video games, is somehow the ETF2L admins' fault?
The admins gave the schedules for the playoffs and shit way before the season started.
The finalists have made no effort whatsoever to schedule the game before 10.12., even though they had the chance to do that earlier.
This of course, to me at least, seems like they care about the ETF2L Finals just as much as Mike cares about his Uni stuff. If you don't have the time to play vidya games, then don't sign up for the season. Or is that too simple to realize?
And yeah, it's obvious Epsilon will take this anyway. Even if WWCF had their full line-up, they'd still get raped. Nobody cares if Epsilon wins. A lot of people will care if the Grand Final isn't being played, because of kids not being able to manage their time well enough to schedule 2 hours of their special lives for a video game.
It sends a message out to the community and the sponsors.
I sure as hell would threaten them with a ban, if I was an admin, which imo is a fairly reasonable thing to do if TF2 ever wishes to get any sponsors again.