This was a pretty good episode though you had to stay up even later from CN's poor decision to see it.
Despite some obvious plot twists, I noticed how much of this episode centered on detailed battle graphics. Usually, we see a lot of cockpit dialogue and focusing on off-track activity. We did see some off-track stuff on the end, but they emphasized the battle and showing the mechs attacking more than at any point this season.
Also, a 4 way tie? So, did all teams have one loss and tie? Or is it all points? At some point, both Velshtein and White Snow must have lost. Sadly, we did not get to see any Velshtein v. White Snow.
Overall, the writers milked all the excitement they could out of this episode. This is another great example of why this show should be in a better timeslot and not on the way to cancellation.