Very much doubt that this has a big effect. Either people want to play one last time or not, there is nothing that we can do about the monitors. There are simply less teams around than there were a year ago, mainly because of Battalion, which was a big killer of CoD2 when it came out.
I have an English shout caster who is pretty sick at what he does would like to Shout Cast the event free of Charge if you guys have a slot for him? Would make the event stream quite enjoyable to watch.