In order to fill the gap the NPPL bankruptcy brings, the GPL is expanding it’s 7 man league across the US from just it’s northeast presence.
It will consist of regional events with a national final. These regional events will allow teams to qualify for the national GPL grand finale. This allows teams to play without spending large amounts of money on flights and hotels.
It’s still in it’s formulation phase, as it’s still looking for fields that would be interested in participating in it.
Here’s their press release:
GPL EXPANDS 7-Man ACROSS THE U.S.
First of all I am sorry to hear about the NPPL. I have played the NPPL for years and I have always enjoyed the events. But in the current economy this is the time for the industry and tournament series to evolve. With the high cost of airline flights, hotels, rental cars and not to mention taking off from work for several days the national events are currently too costly to attend. This goes for both players and vendors.
We have received an overwhelming amount of emails from teams all over the country asking us if we were going to pick up the NPPL gap and expand the GPL 7man events.
Our plan is take the current GPL 7man events which are currently in the northeast and expand the league throughout the country. Offering GPL 7man Regional events so the teams can play high quality events in their regional areas and that will make the events more expense friendly for them. Then teams that play the regional events can qualify for the GPL grand finale event which will be a National event.
We are currently in the process of finalizing the details of this new league as well as interviewing for possible regional locations for the GPL events. Any fields that are interested can contact the GPL office at 866-623-3996 or email brian [[[at}}} 357productions.com . For the players we encourage you to join our GPL mailing list so we can keep you up to date. You can do this by visiting our website at www.thegpl.com . We also welcome any and all ideas the players may have, so please feel free to go to the GPL forum located on pbNation.com .
I currently do not have all the answers, but I can assure you that we are working to make this new GPL 7man league become a reality for the players.
Brian L. Barno
357 Productions LLC