This is a discussion on Thoughts on ESPN's new WSOP broadcast within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Didn't really check to see if this has been discussed but I'm curious to hear how everyone has liked the new format on ESPN's WSOP
Didn't really check to see if this has been discussed but I'm curious to hear how everyone has liked the new format on ESPN's WSOP broadcast.
I think the live feel is pretty cool even though there is a ton of lull's and I'm torn about the "break analysis". Also, super happy they dumped the November Nine thing. That was a mistake from the jump.
I preferred the new style because it was dumb for the final table to wait a couple of months before playing it out. I'm just wondering if they are going to re-air some episodes with the best hands in November like they usually do, or if the live format is the only one that we are getting.
I liked both the ESPN and PokerGo coverage (for the most part). The lulls and issues with the shown cards keeping up with the play were a little offputting at first, but after a while I stopped noticing. It seemed a little more laid back in the new format as well which was mostly good I thought, occasionally the commentator's conversations wandered in to areas that probably weren't worthy of discussion to a wide audience, but with so much time watching people play its bound to happen.
Yeah I think such a long break is not good for game play. I understand it's a big tournament but it should be scheduled like 99% of the other tournaments they are used to playing and not have a HUGE break between play.