The space saved would be minimal, certainly I think (though I have no inside knowledge) not enough to make any significant reduction on the storage space used.
Also I believe this would introduce all kinds of data corruption problems. Imagine checking a game you played just over a year ago ... and one of the players has now been deleted ... what would you see ?
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