Dear EA, with introduction of Phoenix zeta abilities, you have given a clear insight of what should we expect when the Thrawn finally arrives. Given the increase in power of phoenix squad you have proportionally increased the difficulty of the Thrawn Event, while keeping it as a "secret", or let me say other words "as a natural flow of things." To explain to the players, "what you have had to face last time as tier 7 Thrawn, now we have to face as tier 6 Thrawn, while new tier 7 Thrawn is a complete rework.
The community is divided into people who claims to be beatable with G8 + good mods and majority who can't even scratch the surface of wave 4 tier 7. The truth is in the middle. People who face the Trawn for the first time now, are able to beat it, with G8 + good mods, and the certain entity who plays on "Android platform", while for 90% of us it is only a dream. Why is that so? The game isn't the same for everyone, simply, ask yourself how many people do you know that has a broken GW node 12. I know that all popular youtubers, and I am calling them out, AhnaldT101; MobileGamer; Warrior Presents; Smithie D..... has a broken node 12, and what they have to face as node 11, I have to face as node 6. The calculation is simple, I lose 400 GW currency + x shards + x crystals every day, because the game does not treat everyone in the same way. The same can be applied here in Thrawn event, the game does not treat everyone in the same way, regardless of how obscure this may sound.
I know that someone will say, I managed to beat it with g8 + good mods, but instead of just jumping in threads and claiming that, why wouldn't you do us all the favor of recording that, iOS 11 has a built-in function to record the screen, for the example. That would be very useful.
General tip: Make sure Ezra goes first and use Flourish ability to take down ST taunt and critical damage immunity. Then take down DTs keep Thrawn stun, kill the rest and finally Thrawn himself and then wake up.
I would be very surprised if you actually do something about this, but I expect the same thing to be applied to CLS and R2D2! So, people, better prepare yourselfs. Without G12 + Zeta on the Old Ben, you want be able to pass Darth Vader next time for the reasons unknown.