I find it hard to pay $38 to watch this event when I just watched the Turning Stone event for nothing. Then, you have the DCC coming up which is a bunch more money. I need to pick and choose which events I pay to stream. I don't have unlimited money in my budget for pool streaming, so I will probably pass on this one in favor of the DCC.
The production values are looking nice - player walk ons and intros, fancy looking lights and fog machines.
Darren and Co. are putting their necks on the line with these first several events. If they can show some growth and attract potential sponsors, the money will grow. This will also inspire more people and players to get involved. They have a vision of doing something like the IPT, but starting from a groundswell and building up.
I'm looking forward to seeing some tiebreaker shootouts.
This is a competitively priced ppv for a big even with the worlds best players. Also it's brand new with somewhat unique rules and format. I want to give it a shot. The only question marks are the internet at Steinway and maybe the commentary.
I got first match against some French player. If I could pull it off, I would then be against some mediocre Canadian.. dunno who.. Someone who is called Pagulaian or something like that:grin-square:.. :grin-square:
It's a 4-day event, so that makes it about $9.50 per day if you buy the Full Access Pass for about $38.
And the Season Pass, for all 4 events this year, is $110 for either 16 or 17 days of streaming (the website shows 5 days for the Grand Finale in one place and 4 days in another). So that brings the daily cost down to about $6.50 or $7. [I suppose there might be some risk as to whether all 4 events will come to fruition as planned.]
I didn't see Justin Bergman, Justin Hall, and Skyler Woodward.
Good representation from the Phillipines, I imagine since its close to DCC.
Dennis, LeeVan, Biado, Busty, Johann Chua(I think first time I've seen his name in a U.S tourney). A couple of other PI names I'm not familiar with Israel Rota, Damil Gallego.
I dont think I see any of the Chinese/Taiwan players.
I like the scoreboard from CueScore. Very accessible from the cell phone.