waiting 9 days isnt the end of the world
It could be the difference between a game completing within the 2 month timeframe and not completing. The ladder is about halfway done... how many players have completed 6 games yet?
Also I've recently been added to my 11th game... Only 12 games this season, right? Meaning most my games were set up before getting any meaningful ranking information from prior results. How many of the final top 10 will even play each other? Delaying the results of games only makes this effect worse.