So, the final hasn't happened yet but I can't see it being a hydra_stylee[tm] cockup. For me this has been a really great tournament.
I loved the 6v6 format then changing up to the 12v12. The smaller matches were entertaining whilst the step up to 12 man introduced some variety instead of 4 identical weeks.
The points balance was pretty good, and the restrictions worked (no dull as fuck turtle tanking with one epic exception). It was awesome to see nearly every match featuring every hull size in each team. You typically saw frig, (t3) cruiser, BC and battleship hulls all in the same team. imo that's win, and sign of really good balance. And being able to take 4 of one thing didn't seem to fuck anything up.
We like to rage, but the commentating was better than previous years imo.
And the finals day had a far greater number of really close exciting matches than any other finals day i remember. Some awesome matches.
What sucked was the feed problems (which they did seem to sort out eventually) and the group stages leading to 1 day of 'pointless' matches. If that get's sorted out i'd be happy for this format to stay essentially unchanged.