So a few days ago some news surfaced that SOP would do an live interview with Laurent Hamet adressing Millennium series for 2010. So would we now finaly get some more details for next season?
Both major series in US, PSP and NPPL have had the habit to send regulary relevant updates and press releases to its customers, yes meening us the players. With Millennium series we havent really ever had anyone like Keely (PSP, now retired) or Camille (NPPL) that would have handled contacts to teams and players. Instead we have way too often had to gather some random comments from different forums what might be up for next season.
As for SOP Millennium Series put up on their web page 10th of december following news:
SOP TV is happy to give you the exclusive opportunity to ask all your questions related to THE MILLENNIUM SERIES 2010 season in a LIVE INTERACTIVE INTERVIEW with LAURENT HAMET on 11 December, Friday at 18:00 CET
This interactive interview will give you one unique chance to learn before anyone what the new season 2010 of the Millennium series is going to be. All paintballers are invited to join us during this show with possibility to ask questions directly to our special guest Laurent Hamet – member of the board of the Millennium series. Main topics include:
• dates and places of the events
• changes in rules for 2010, refering
• coexistence of cal.68 and cal.50
• sponsors, trade show
• fields, layout 2010
• spots, divisions, relegations, pulls
We’d love for you to join us! There are 3 ways to participate:
» Having a WEBCAM? Turn it on and drop us your question into our video e-mail. If the question is relevant it will be broadcasted during the live emission.
» You can ask questions though our chat system during the live show. To do this just come join us on 11 december, Friday at 18:00 CET on www.spirit-of-paint.tv
» If none of the above works for you or you can not be connected during the live emission by any reason , please send us your questions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, do not wait the last moment or the day of the event to send us your questions.
From above one would assume that we would now get some information in eglish and on atleast the topics that are mentioned. One could also wonder if it would have been smarter to first send an press release to the teams covering the topics and going in the interview onwards from that?
Btw did anyone think this line was somewhat amusing with the interview next day? “Please, do not wait the last moment or the day of the event to send us your questions.”
As for the interview. In french with some english comments here and there. I hope someone will be kind enough and send us non french speaking teams and players some information if something relevant was covered in those none english parts.
Here are a few items that where briefly covered in english:
- First leg is in Spain or Portugal 16TH-18TH
Hold on. In earlier press release that we got first leg was comfirmed to be in Spain.
- Different types of cups, reffing for didv1 and entry fees
Apparently teams will recive next week some questionaire asking about reffing for div1 and if entry fees should be lower at the cost of price purse. Also have some visions of different type cups for ladies and whatever. Umh how about to just get the basics up and runnig first. Would it be really that bad idea for the Millennium Series to have some forum where teams and players could give some feedback?
- No regulation to importing pro players for different divisions in MS.
- Cheaper 2000eur sponsor packages for smaller companies
- Sponsor only guns enforced.
So if you happen to shoot and gun thats not MS sponsored you are out of luck. Reasoning was blockin counterfit products and penalizing those that dotn support financially MS. In other sports that come to my mind sponsors sponsor as they get some visibility and build their brand.
- Penalizing teams that droped out from Antalya
Here is the scoop MS is going to give different levels of penalties depending if you did let the MS know uppfront that you are attending or if you where just a no show. Well in my book if you didnt attend the event you are no show no matter how you look at it. There was something about bannig some team also?
- Discounted flight tickets for french teams flying to Antalya.
So they are trying to negotiate cheaper flight tickets for french teams? Good to know they look after atleast some nationality *sarcasm.
- .50 caliber is part of the evolution and it has to be given the chanse to survive.
So .68 caliber will stay as the reference with no fps or field size changes. .50 caliber is the “evolution” so good for us. Well as all small caliber sizes are going trough ASTM process at the same time you could allow those also as “nobody is forced” to use them either way.
Somehow I’m not that content on the news side and covering of the topics.