#1 - Aug. 13, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Scenario 1 (the more unlikely one): https://i.makeagif.com/media/1-06-2014/oZuNwt.gif . With the servers about to flip the switch, everyone is scrambling to make the final preparations. Then suddenly an intern finds a game-breaking bug that he announces to everyone, and immediately everyone rushes around trying to find the source and a likely fix.
Scenario 2 - After extensive testing and prep weeks in advance, everyone is more than confident it will be the smoothest launch ever. Sure, they will still be actively working on supporting the game during launch, but some will be playing amongst the players and enjoying what they created. There is a collective feeling of relief amongst everyone as they all calmly sip tea and coffee ready for 3 PM to roll around.
Scenario 3 - Walmart, CVS, and all other stores in the area have been cleared out on all shelves that contained red bull, 5 hour energy, tea, and coffee (as well as other snacks like pretzels and such). Ion is giving a speech on the horizon to inspire everyone. While they prepared for the launch, anything could happen, and its game time.