These teams aren't leaving for "real life commitments". They left because their flights were booked early morning.
Personally I will be leaving more tournaments early if the games aren't going to be played. But that is just me personally. Get home and get started on the report...
Forfeits are like the floating rubber. I don't know why I'm against it, I just am.
I mowed a players lawn once so my team didn't forfeit.