This livestream was essentially a "test run" used to gauge future endeavors. While PAPA ran the tournament, the broadcasting of this event was done with the generous help of Chase at GeekGamer.tv. PAPA does not own any of the equipment that was used, but our intention is to (hopefully) be able to move forward with this and livestream several Circuit events a year (in addition to creating other new types of interesting pinball-centric content). There are technical hurdles that still need ironed out as well as well as the simple issue of cost. We will be announcing a kickstarter soon that gives specific details on the type of equipment and challenges we will face going forward as well as the ability for others in the community to directly help support the project if they would like to help.
While this production was very nice in many ways, all parties involved understand it was a stepping stone to where we all would ultimately like to take the game. A huge thanks to GeekGamer.tv, and please stay tuned for details about the PAPA kickstarter, the live tournament streams and numerous different types of content we will create, and what barriers we will need to collectively overcome in order for it to happen.
30,000 people tuned in at some point to watch Daniele on his way to winning the belt in what was essentially a lightly advertised livestream. This widespread exposure is a good thing for the future of the game.
Thanks for watching, and stay tuned!