2016 season was a strong season domesticly with us winning both SPBL League and Division 1. Season 2016 was a season to save some resources and skipping tournaments abroad. Our end of season goal was trip NXL World Cup playing a format we hadn’t done in a few years. Learning curve was steap and end result wasn’t what we expected but we had some good games and gained some good experience how we need to prepare for possible 2017 return.
2017 season will see us returning to European tournament scene with us making comeback to the Millennium Series at semiprofessional level. In our roster we will have some new and old faces so it will be quite an exciting season.
PSP Galveston Island Open suffered from severe weather storm that caused moving most PRO games to Phoenix Open. You can read up what PSP staff had to deal with over at VFTD .
Video feed worked quite well from the new PaintballAccess.com portal with quality footage and commentary. Hopefully Pro games show up with good quality on youtube as before but until then here are Saturday Pro games from the live feed.
Social Paintball has been quick to get J-Rab’s interview online. It seems that the curse of the third tournament is also present at the pro level, and just like us, everything seemed ok up to the point when it was proven that it was not. I’m really pleased that Social Paintball did the interview and that J-Rab found the decency and sportsmanship to try and explain the best he could.
The PSPwebcast guys have listedned to the people and posted up (in record time) the complete webcast coverage of the final match of the 2011 PSP Chicago Open, with Boston Red Legion taking on San Diego Dynasty. The 1-hour long video has all the action of this epic, epic battle! If you missed the webcast, this is a godsend for you. One of the absolute best paintball matches in the history of the sport!
Dynasty takes the title winning Boston Red Legion in the finals 7-2. After impressive scores in prelim games and loosing only one match to Boston Red Legion, Dynasty gets an rematch and pulls it off in the finals. I don’t think that many of us would have predicted Dynasty winning the first event but new PSP rule changes have for sure made an difference in the Pro bracket. Congrats to Dynasty and PSP season looks to be quite interesting for 2011.
Preliminary scores from APPA
APPA doesn’t yet have official semifinal scores up but in semifinals met Dynasty vs. Infamous and
Boston Red Leg vs. Tampa Bay Damage.
Monkey with a Gun has already uploaded Dynasty vs. Boston Red Legion preliminary game to YouTube
and hopefully we will see rest of the games later.
Looks like new PSP changes have made games really tight with close scores, at-least for the first day. With only four teams advancing to Sunday semifinals only Aftershock and CEP seem to be out of the race.
Whats your bet for top four on Sunday?
People had spotted earlier at the event cameras being placed on the poles so thanks to Monkey with a Gun we have now some really good game footage also online. Big hand to Monkey and check out full game with Edmonton Impact vs. Chattanooga CEP including commentary from Matty Marshal.
Interesting field layout to say the least. Center-back bunker laying an good amount up front and only able to lock T-bag center fifty bump from there. Lots of options for snake breaks and easy to bump forward. Wouldn’t want to be slow and out of shape on this field.
PSP sends out details of their first event with some really cool looking beach pictures while promoting the location for the first even. Wow is PSP trying to make hapen something like NPPL
and Huntington Beach? No sadly no beach play. When you read PSP event description trough you will find out that the event will be hold at Galveston Island Paintball. While taking a look at Google Map its evident the event will be located on the sidestreets of Galvestone and not at the more busy beach and hotel area. Propobly bigest postivie thing with Galvestone event is its timing with spring break making it easier for everyone at school to attend the event.
Lane Wright of PSP events has written a long statement about what lead to his decisions to adjust the format for 2011 and what was the prime rationale behind each of the changes. Read the full release here. I do understand where he and the business he represents come from, and that something needed to be done. As I stated in an earlier post, I think the PSP was, and is going the wrong way around the issue. Instead of the lengthy post that will now definately be seen as damage control, how do you think the community would have reacted if Lane would have communicated the current situation and need for change with a much similar post a few weeks prior to announcing the changes?
Trying to run a business where you have a tight-knit community as a customer is tricky and the time of decision making behind closed doors has gone. It’s always the naysayers that are the most vocal, no matter what is changed. Mitigating the effect of this is best done by open communication.