Tom Cole Steps Down From PSP

tom_ColeFrom Tom Cole: It is with sincere regret that I would like to announce that I will be stepping down as General Manager of the PSP. I feel it is in my best interest to focus more of my time on advancing the UWL and building on the tremendous growth it has had over the past few years. I would like to thank the PSP Staff for the past three years of service. I have had some great experiences and built some lifelong friendships.

My goal has always been to bring to all of you the most amazing events possible, and I believe this change will allow myself the continued opportunity to do that. The paintball landscape is constantly evolving and it is not always in the fashion that we wish. I have nothing but respect for all the people that make the PSP happen. I wish them all the best of luck in the future, and hope that we can all work together to continue to help the sport of paintball grow in a positive manner. I am looking forward to what the future holds.

2015 PSP Schedule – Official Release!

The 2015 Schedule:

pspscheduleLocated just 30 minutes from the airport and downtown Nashville, whether you’re driving in or flying, there’s going to be plenty to do at the second PSP paintball event of the 2015 season.  Nashville has been on our list of hopeful destinations for many years, both for it’s location and it’s culture.  We’ll be competing on pristine soccer fields of grass at a beautiful recreational park this May, an opportunity the PSP staff just couldn’t pass up!

You may have also noticed that Chicago is now the fourth event, while MAO has taken the mid-season spot.  I’m sure we don’t have to remind you about the luck we’ve had with June Chicago weather in years past, so for 2015 we’re bringing our fastest growing event, the Mid Atlantic Open in Chesapeake City Maryland, to take over as our summer tournament venue.

 Hotel deals, flight discounts, entry fees, prizes and many more details regarding the 2015 season will be released in the days ahead.

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Is it March yet?

Event #1
PSP Dallas Open
March 13 – 15, 2015
Cousins Paintball, 8975 FM 740, Forney, TX 75126

Event #2 – NEW VENUE
PSP Nashville

May 1 – 3, 2015
Sharp Springs Natural Area, 1000 Espey Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167

Event #3
PSP Mid Atlantic Open

June 18 – 21, 2015
OXCC, 2941 Old Telegraph Rd, Chesapeake City, MD 21915

Event #4
PSP Chicago Open

August 7 – 9, 2015
CPX Sports Park, 2903 Schweitzer Rd, Joliet, IL 60436

Event #5
PSP World Cup
October 15 – 18, 2015
Fantasy of Flight, 1400 Broadway Blvd SE, Polk City, FL 33868

Millennium Series REVOLUTION

10996522_914053488624912_108074359379271041_nRevolution is evolution and all things must go through continuous evolution to survive, this is as true in our sport as in all things. It has been clear to all at The Millennium and the entire wider industry that the sport of paintball needs to adapt to bring back a greater skill element and more enjoyable playing experience.

Our solution will be exhibited on the CPL field in Puget as a tournament between four of the World’s top teams. The rest of the event will remain on the traditional format until 2016.

Why change? What’s wrong with Tournament Paintball?

The game has evolved to a point where the need to fire vast amounts of paint is becoming the norm. This is leading to a lower reward for skilful play, increasing team budgets at a time where recover from the financial crisis is slow & an experience which is often becoming a negative to attract new players.

The Millennium has been listening to player comments and feedback as well as those of the industry & has wrestled with finding a simple & effective solution without taking anything away from what’s great about our sport

Many parts of the current format are very good with the Millennium’s original Race 2 concept being adopted world-wide. One of the reasons that Race2 was a success is the ability to easily adapt the format to players with different skill levels & budgets by simply changing the number of points played. We see no point or reason in changing this successful format, which has also made this an exciting sport to watch as a spectator, which has not been the case for many years.

Like other sports that involve continuous participation costs & equipment evolution, we must all remain relevant to the vast majority of grass roots players and the real world.

The Solution: M(500)

Using the current Race2 format but adding a limited number of paintballs per player per point. This number can be changed over time or by the player level/budget to achieve the best results for all. Our initial research leads us to believe that for The Millennium, this number works best at 500 balls/player/point.

How does it work?

Each player can access the field for each point with 1 loader (220 paint loaders) and 2 140 round paintballs pods.
Before starting each point at the start base, players can switch pods between teammates. The game is then played using the normal Race2 format.

It’s as simple as that.

Fulda Gap 2015 Generals Announced

fuldagap2010logoThe Generals for Fulda Gap Scenario 2015 have been announced in record time. Eric Engler, of Engler Custom Paintball Guns will be back from his victory at FG14 to lead the smurfs once more into battle. Josh ‘Joker’ Justice of ODX fame will be his XO. The Warsaw Pact will make history by following the first ever female General into battle to bring glory to The Motherland. Violet ‘Domina’ McLellan of WCP Canadian Corps will take the helm of the 8th Guards Soviet Army. Her XO will be none other than The Werewolf.

Justin Rabackoff's Paintball University

paintbalUPaintball University is a subscription based online classroom built around the key fundamentals of paintball, in-depth drills, and field breakdowns. This site was created to help support the growth of paintball and enhance players around the world. Our vision is simple: Paintball University aims to help you become an all-around better player through film and photography which concentrates on the many important aspects of paintball, taught by Justin Rabackoff. Our goal is to bring paintball to the next level by allowing users to observe paintball at its highest level, adapt to the ever changing field layouts and player styles, and ultimately achieve a superior level of paintball IQ.
Observe. Adapt. Achieve

http://thepaintballuniversity.com/

No XSV in 2015

XSV 4091029233 pppFrom XSV Captain Rich Telford: “XSV has always been extremely lucky to have the longtime supporters, fans, staff and family we have and we could never express how much we appreciate them. They have stuck with us through thick and thin from the very beginning, we couldn’t have asked for better loyalty.

Two things that have always been consistent with XSV are heart and drive along with the desire to win and be the best team in the world. It’s no secret that the last two seasons have been very challenging and quite a struggle for us as a team. At the end of the 2014 season, we were notified that our support would no longer continue. We have been working through the situation that has been presented to us and sorting out various options.

We have come to the conclusion that without the support we have had in the past, we cannot compete at our level. So, we have come to the very difficult decision that XSV will not be competing in the 2015 season. We will continue to look for new opportunities to get us back on the field as soon as possible. We will also continue to regroup as a team and look to the future and what it holds for XSV. Again, we appreciate each and every one of you that have continued to supported us.

Rich Telford and the entire XSV family”

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