As I do appreciate the effort, I want to be honest.
In my opinion this is more like an actual history lesson than a 'where are they now'. If you didn't get much info about one person, just don't include the player.
With a little bit more effort many more players except friends could be contacted. Maybe let them record a video telling a bit about theirselves, interview them on the phone or whatever. Just a bit more than just you.
I was also waiting for someone from Anexis to show up