Too many people commenting about these things to replay directly to the commenters, so I’ll just reply to them in a general post.
Having paper tickets is a choice of the show director, and I don’t know if that will ever change. It took a lot of convincing for me to get us to use Neverdrains at all, and digitalizing the tickets would be taking that to a whole new level.
I have a jank camera rig and could stream the finals, but it’s pretty clunky and I couldn’t use it to stream anything other than the final round (since it would make it so the games surrounding the game on camera couldn’t be played), and even then I’m not a big fan of having to require players to wait in-between each game to have the rig moved from game to game, plus having to slide around the machines and all that to make space. If I had the money and resources to get a proper setup then sure, I’d love to stream this, but I’m several thousands of dollars and a few volunteers off from that.
If someone has a better setup than mine and they want to setup for the finals than I’d be cool with that, the internet connection in there’s pretty solid.