And until you give short races a fair try you can't say whether they would be more popular than long races or not. Agreed?
And considering that long race matches have failed to attract many viewers (and I agree that we don't know for sure all the reasons why), I think it makes sense to find out if something else would work better or not.
I guess. Seems to me that Mosconi cup short race ppv#s would be an indicator.
Of course there you have the added wrinkle of actual television promotion.
What do streamers have in comparison for getting their events in front of potential customers? Pretty much nothing. I am not sure but I'd be surprised if all the social media marketing - whatever it was - led to the upcoming events being viewed by more than 100,000 potential customers. And that's being hugely generous I think.
I tried to go and buy the Chip Compton/Appleton match - it's not even listed on the streamer's page as of last night that I could find. I just don't see the type of Barnum and Bailey style promotion that encourages a full house on show night.
People should look up and read the story of Sly Livingston. He promoted exhibitions in the 40s I think. He went from town to town doing the promotion a week before his players were due to arrive - when they did they played to packed rooms. I don't see that type of promotion happening now in real life or on the web.
And until we have that I think that the length of the races is not really the issue.