Shooshgemmpersonally, and probably controversially, im annoyed at the people who stepped in with good intentions but 0 organisation and still blinded by hopes of an LA lan, completely unaware of how impossible the lan is to salvage, and continued to get people's hopes up, only to 'cancel' again a few weeks later.
I love you gemm but I have to disagree on this one. From the beginning the attempts at salvation from the rest of the team were not promised to be successful, everyone was transparent that this wasn't a promised thing. Nobody said it was a 100% chance, yes the possibility was slim and everything you say is true but there was an effort from people that cared and that should be appreciated rather than giving up.
The only reason I would agree with you on this is if:
1 - they promised a 100% success rate - as this WOULD be "cancelling again"
2 - People had the opportunity or possibility to refund their tickets etc a week or two ago but because of the chance of revival they didn't and now they cant refund tickets.
To further this, people were told NOT to buy more tickets or accommodations, and were encouraged to cancel if waiting would have put them at risk of not being able to.
Also, the team assembled was a mixture of realistic and experienced in doing exactly what is being said could not be done. Throwing a lan in 2 months and saving an event are hard, but not impossible, and not unprecedented. It had been done several times by several of the community members that stepped up.
This re-"cancel" comes from the people who were most likely to be able to do it so I can feel pretty comfortable (and it helps that I'm in the discord where they were organising it so I have direct affirmative knowledge of this) that if they could not do it, it could not be done.