Just a horrible choice for a tournament game, from both a playing and streaming angle.
BKSOR pro is a fine tournament and streaming game. BKPerpetual Edition is not.
When are people going to put a little more consideration into what is going to make for a fun to watch tournament bank? At NYCPC this is one of the main considerations we put into assembling our game banks, and it shows during finals/broadcast stream. You may not want a Rolling Stones Stern in your basement, but it's a good streaming game. You might find Walking Dead to be too tough for your wife and kids to enjoy, but it makes for good TV. Stuff like Alien Star, Quicksilver, and other classics of that era are always going to be fun to watch, due to the simple rules, easy to watch action, luck involved and the relative rarity of even a great player blowing them up.
It’s really starting to get frustrating. It’s getting harder and harder to try to convince people tournament pinball can be fun to watch when through bad game choice and sleep-inducing commentating teams so many organizers seem to be going out of their way to prove me wrong.
It's not rocket science. Games with only one way to play, or games with one thing that easily exploitable for hour long games by top players = bad. Games with one shot players will make over and over again, or where you shoot endlessly up the middle like X-files or Breakshot = bad. Games with different ways to play or that behoove players to makes shots all across the playfield = good. Machines where marathon games by excellent players are going to be the exception and worth getting excited about also = good.
If we can't take a little care to allow these highest of profile tournaments the possibility of being interesting for viewers, how can we expect to move this ahead as a spectator event? You'll never be able to guarantee good TV or high drama, but you can at least attempt to set the stage for it if things go your way.