And it was a perfect little trolling meta-game microcosm of EVE itself.
A simultaneous bravo and raspberry to all concerned.
And that's all I have to say about that. </gump>
Postscript: about a minute after I posted this, I read the following on FHC which sums up my opinion better than I did:
Don't see what all the hurf durf is about. Finals was rigged, welcome to EVE. Game is about shooting people in space, scamming, trolling, "for-the-lulz", corp thefts, power-bloc backstabs and causing tears. The fact that it was broadcast this time makes no difference.Yes. This.
If anything, this just made the alliance tournament a more realistic advertisement for EVE.
Postscript 2: Duncan Tanner from Hydra has written up AT9 from Hydra and Outbreak's perspective. It's an incredibly interesting read, but hugely technical. You are warned.