I hope the following will provide some extra clarification on why this change was done.
Although we understand everyone's disappointment, I strongly believe that had we left it as unbalanced as it was, it would have made it even worse for on site events due to people fighting a losing battle. This was caught 9 hours into the event and we made the change and announced it as soon as it happened.
The bug caused everyone but 1 person to be placed on Team Plushie. This meant that there was a large number of long time players on the same team when really they should have been randomly placed between the two teams. The only way to ensure that it was still fair was to re-randomize.
It was unfortunate the we didn't catch this prior to launching the event but mistakes happen and all we can ask for is for everyone's understanding that we do our best to catch these prior to being released. Please Note
: All points acquired while on the previous team have been transferred to the player's respective team.