(Is it that strange to be free on New Years day?)
Not at all. What is strange is to schedule the most important game event of the month for that day, forget to check if the script in charge of make it happen works, and not provide any kind of human support when said script fails.
If it turns out to be just a delay in prize awarding, who cares. Minor annoyance.
If it turns out that the ranked season has been extended without warning, then it's a big problem, and that's why I took the screenshot, so prizes can be awarded according to the scheduled endtime and not to whatever random moment somebody wiil choose to manually reset the rankings.