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Step Back Into Time Nine Year Ago
Nation’s Cup Invitational
This August 7th-11th, the “Diablo IAO” 2002 will host the World Premiere of the annual “Nation’s Cup Invitational”, a prestigious new International Paintball Title Event. The Nation’s Cup will bring hand picked “All Star Teams” from eight Nations, to represent their Country in the “Olympics of Paintball”, playing a unique Paintball Tournament format called “X Ball”.
One Captain per Country:
A single Captain from each Country, selected by the “Nation’s Cup” officiating committee, will select their own All Star Team rosters, from their own Countrymen. Each Country’s Team will travel to the Diablo International Amateur Open in Pittsburgh, to make their bid for the highest national honor in Paintball:
Bring Home the “Nation’s Cup” Title!
The Captains will be announced as soon as each Captain confirms their acceptance of this prestigious challenge. USA Captain, Bob Long, is expected to complete his special “Team USA” roster choices soon, to be announced in the coming weeks.
“X Ball” Format:
“The Nation’s Cup “X Ball” games will be the most exciting Paintball Games you’ve ever seen”, says developer Richmond Italia of Diablo Paintball. “From high atop the command tower, a digital ScoreBoard will display the score, the remaining game-time and penalty-box times, it will even display Players’ chrony-speeds, transmitted from on- field chronys!”
Italia went on to say, “ Just like hockey, Football, and Soccer, the games will be played in four quarters. Teams will be motivated to hang the flag as many times as possible before the buzzer marks the end of each quarter. Teams will face each other, game after game, hang after hang, until the period is over”. Each Flag-hang will bring a brief 3-minute re-set period for Players to get ready again. You’ll see Teams with Pit- Crews, racing to get Players re-set between games. Imagine Pit-Crew uniforms, Pit-Carts with Paint coolers, goggle and barrel cleaning stations, Speed-Pod re-fillers, and all kinds of special gear being created by each Team, in their frantic effort to get every Player ready for each re-start. As fast as physically possible, the Pit crew must handle every Player; hits cleaned, tanks re-aired, packs re-filled, barrels cleaned, thirsts quenched, all in three minutes, to be back on-field in time for the re-start. The Nation’s Cup will be played on a Custom “Ultimate AirBall” field, emblazoned with Flags of each represented country, including unique custom bunkers, created just for “X Ball” tournaments.
Just like the world-famous “America’s Cup” Yachting race and the “Indianapolis 500”, each year’s winner will have their Team Name and Country engraved onto the prestigious “Nation’s Cup” traveling Trophy, which will be proudly exhibited at various major Paintball events, for all to admire. National Flags will adorn the perimeter of the gleaming Nation’s Cup trophy, representing every Country in which Paintball is played around the world. Each year, the growing list of annual winners will be added to the engraved brass panels around the solid mahogany base. The spectacular “Nation’s Cup” Trophy was created by “Sparta Pewter”, one of the most respected award designers in North America.
Eight Countries compete: Rumors about this exciting event have already begun, resulting in early Team commitments from Canada, France, Portugal, England, and the USA. Who will rise to the challenge to fill the remaining three positions? Expect commitments soon from any of the following Paintball countries: Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, or Venezuela.
Having attended the PSP World Cup for a good few years back to back starting off as being a ref working hard on the fields in the heat so players from the semi-pro ranks down to the newest of players could enjoy the sport until the transition into playing at the event with friends and moving onto European teams no one can dismiss the feeling of attending the PSP World Cup.
Even with the changes in the venue from the long standing Wild World Of Sports at Disney, the thought of any team not attending for their chance to WWC (Win World Cup) really shows the level of commitment & desire to improve in the sport. Being a field owner or manager should not be any different (aside from being on the field wanting to Win World Cup) it should be a time for those working in the industry to gather, regroup, enjoy a few drinks, learn from the efforts from the season past and really push forward into the upcoming season to really expand your own share of the market place and to grow the sport.
The Field Owner & Business Conference: includes continental breakfast, lunch, keynote, networking happy hour for $75 if pre registered or $95 at the door the day of. Registering prior to October 10th saves you $20 which really is an easy way to help grow your own business, network with other field owners and to make some direct inroads with the industry. Since the event will be held the day before the tournament starts so have your flight arrive before Wednesday Oct. 19th get yourself settled in early and since the venue is just 20 minutes from the PSP World Cup site what really is there to lose?
So don’t drag your butt if your going to be attending World Cup in October head on over to http://www.fieldownersconference.com now pre register and save $20 for a few drinks or maybe even some new gear from the great vendors who support the industry just like yourselves.
We are slowly working on the video content that we shot at the NPPL Chicago Open. Take a Look at the Portland Uprising remix & the Division 1 Finals between 3CT & LSD Savage. You also cannot have a large event without new product videos check out the latest product from Virtue Paintball the Solar Bugout Backpack.
3CT VS LSD Savage
Virtue Paintball Solar Bugout Backpack
The NPPL 2011 Chicago Open and Living Legends IV – The Ultimate Vendor Opportunity!
When hundreds of the very best tournament paintball players in the world converge on CPX Sports Park in Joliet, Illinois along with thousands of scenario and recreational players, the result is the ultimate vendor opportunity! For the second year, the NPPL Chicago Open paintball tournament will be held alongside the amazing Living Legends scenario experience, bringing professional and divisional tournament players together with recreational and scenario players – both fun-loving and die-hard. The result is the best of all worlds for any paintball company, large or small, looking for the ideal event at which to vend and show off their products as hundreds of tournament and thousands of recreational and scenario players come together at one place, for one incredible weekend of paintball festivities!
May 20-22, 2011, some of the most famous people in the paintball world will make the trip to CPX Sports in Joliet for the Living Legends 4 scenario event, while others compete on the world stage in the NPPL Chicago Open tournament. Joining these paintball celebrities and professional athletes will be dozens of representatives of the paintball news media, ensuring that sponsors, vendors and their products receive massive coverage in words, pictures and videos spread around the world! Hundreds of divisional players will also compete in the NPPL Chicago Open tournament, while spectators, friends and family cheer them on! Meanwhile, thousands of camouflage-clad scenario and recreational players will hit the woods and remarkable themed fields of CPX to square off in the Living Legends scenario.
Paintball companies no longer have to choose between the large crowds of major scenario events or the cool atmosphere and massive media coverage of professional tournaments at which to display their products, greet customers and dealers and make sales: the NPPL 2011 Chicago Open and Living Legends 4 will bring it all together in one place, for one affordable price!
So here at ThisISPaintball.ca we decided that we would be silent for one full year from writing blog posts about paintball events, league updates, product reviews or new releases to show our concern over where the industry is heading and how the loss of the core values which paintball once held were really being throw to the side in the search for profits.
While there has not really been many of those issues disappear ThisISPaintball.ca is starting to create and share content again but will only be showcasing news from those companies which are building a healthy paintball industry and trying to showcase the local events which are really supporting true players which are keeping the industry afloat with buying & paying for their products.
Good luck to all teams & players in the 2011 season hopefully lessons can be noticed to the failures in the past few years in the paintball industry and adjustments made to make sure the sport keeps growing in the correct fashion without forgetting where the sport started off from.
Teaser for Artifact, the 5th season of Planet Eclipse’s online video series. Artifact is a collection of 10 minute documentary shorts being released monthly by Planet Eclipse.
The 1st episode, “Make ‘Em Hurt,” will feature professional paintball team Chicago Aftershock. It will debut May 10, 2010.
Teaser features the song “fresh snow” by Moonlit Sailor.
Brought to you by Planet Eclipse, Deep Elm Records, & Disconnected Media.