I was surprised too. I think each side has advantages and disadvantages, but it really boils down to how good your team is. There was a time where our team (RU) had the US side spawn camped and we lost a handful of players and mph slipped through and put a beacon on A. So it came down to to me, harp, orange and Zath having to retake A because of our teammates were in capable or too busy trying to spawn camp. by the time we clean out A, B and C are taken. We even snuck through and got C multiple times but couldn't hold it due to our guys getting mowed down. After that it seemed like we were always down a few players and never could hold a line. I think mph was a difference maker on their team and we lost one of our best players when harp disconnected.
I remember playing against BAT crew and they were RU and we couldn't take Bacon flag from the get go and they held it the whole match I believe.
In the end it may have been better for each of us to split up and help hold down a lane so we could of put pressure on all three lanes and for God sake, ADVANCE when you clear out a corner. Too many people will just sit there and never move up and let the defenders get back. I'm not talking about anyone here, just a general observation of losing teams I've been on.
TLDR: should of just changed teams like Zath did