This past weekend Basildon hosted the second leg in the 2008 Millennium Series. The weekend weather was looking great up until Sunday morning when an early morning British weather front rolled in. With the amount of rain that came down the event venue Gloucester Park turned into one sloppy place for the semi finals and finals to take place. Keep your eyes on the ThisISPaintball Channel for the video coverage from Sundays semi-finals and finals.
Just One Of The Wet Spots
The event rolled off with out a hitch with the games on Friday and Saturday allowing teams to advance into Sunday’s sloppy fields soaked with water/mud. Only the true players made it to Sunday and the weather made it clear that only the strong can survive in the Millennium Series.
Would You Like Some Paintball With Your water?
The CPL Semi Finals ended up with Moscow Phoenix facing off against the 2007 Millennium Series Champions Stockholm Joy Division but the match ended up in a loss for the former champions allowing Phoenix to advance to the finals. The Budapest Bullets battled against the Chilli Peppers Riga but with Oliver Lang on the field the match was quickly over with a 5 – 1 score for the Bullets.
The CPL finals placed Moscow Phoenix taking home the Campaign Cup with the close match against the Budapest Bullets who left with a second place for the event while Stockholm Joy Division doubled the points against the Chilli Peppers who ended with the fourth slot for the event.
The SPL semi’s ended up with SK Moscow and Offenbach Comin At Ya squaring off in the first match followed up with Lisbon Benfica playing Ramstein Instinct. Both matches finished with the same score 4 – 0 with SK Moscow and Lisbon Benfica advancing to the finals.
The SPL finals seemed to jump past with only one of the losing teams gaining one point in both matches. SK Moscow took home the first place trophy with the defeat of 4 – 1 against Lisbon Benfica while Ramstein Instinct pulled a 4 – 0 win over Offenbach Comin At Ya.
The Division 1 winners ended up being London ECI who’s home town helped cheer them on upon the win over Ramstein Wing Wang Gang. Helsinki Cyclone toped Notorious London to take the third place but the Notorious Kids played some amazing paintball in the semi-finals and should be proud of their fourth place position.
Division 1 Finals
The Division 2 finals left Frances Sus Scrofa in first place thanks to their win over the Pintabolas from Portugal. The UK team Heaven placed in third which was well deserved with their close match against the Sus Scrofa in the preliminaries and left the German Powerplay with a fourth place.
Division 2 Finals
For a full break down of the Campaign Cup don’t forget to look at Pblivescores.com
Missed out on Campaign? Check out the games from the photographers view point.