Procaps Caps the Pros

Procaps Direct, the parent company of Draxxus, Vforce, and Archon; like any company aims to make to money whereever and whenever possible. In this case, pro paintball teams are going to be a source of additional money by making them pay for paint at events. Pro teams only have to pay for paint once they have exceeded the allotted amount of paint they are given  which ranges from 3-5 million paintballs. Teams in both the NXL and NPPL will be affected by this arrangement. Teams possibly undergoing this arrangement are All-Americans, Arsenal, Aftermath, Bushwackers, Naughty Dogs, and Avalanche.

Update on Ollie Lang’s “Retirement”

This morning there was a post on PBNation under Ollie Lang’s account saying that he was retiring after World Cup this year. Seeing as it was posted by Ollie’s account, it seemed legitimate since the wording of the “retirement”¬† speech was decent and seemed genuine but turns out, it is entirely false. Ollie’s account got phished. No other information has been released about this situation from Ollie or anyone else. So I guess, as of now, Ollie has no plans of retiring and will continue playing paintball for the Ironmen and as a Dye player.

2008 PSP NEO Results

NXL

1st – Dynasty
2nd – Philadelphia Americans
3rd – Boston Red Legion
4th – Los Angeles Ironmen

Division 1 XBall
1st – RNT Allstarz
2nd – Damage
3rd – TX Justice League
4th – Vicious

Division 2 XBall
1st – Cross-Eyed Paintball
2nd – TPA Revolution
3rd – Shockwave Canada
4th – Raiden

Division 3 XBall
1st – Velocity Wrecking Crew
2nd – Team Unlimited
3rd – DSSP8NTBALL.COM
4th – Raiden Black

Division 3 5-man XBall
1st – Boom
2nd – JFK
3rd – No Limit
4th – TPA Riot

Division 4 5-man XBall
1st – RNT Kids
2nd- 100 Proof Paintball
3rd – Total Karnage Kids
4th – Poison Products Factory

It’s Official… Avalanche is Out of the NXL

I guess it’s official now, Avalanche is out of the NXL and will concentrate on NPPL.

After considerable thought I, Ed Poorman team owner of St Louis Avalanche, have decided to no longer compete in the NXL. In a time when the costs are ever increasing for teams to participate and attend both the PSP/NXL and NPPL, the time has come to make this decision and concentrate on just one league. Although Avalanche would love to compete in the NXL the cost just out weights the rewards. As owner of the team I could not handle all the extra expenses when sponsorship dollars have decreased this season. All the players of Avalanche have done their best to help raise revenue by holding clinics, but it is still not enough to be able to attend both leagues. The entry fee alone for the NXL costs the team $6000.00 per event. That breaks down to $1200.00 per match or $40.00 per minute unless you make Sunday. The team has chosen to concentrate all of its funds, efforts and focus on the NPPL Super 7 format, hopefully this will allow Avalanche to become a top 3 team in both the Pro and Semi-Pro divisions. Avalanche wishes only the best to the league and the teams who continue to compete in the NXL.

Ed Poorman

NEO NXL Schedule

The NXL schedule for the North East Open has been released. I looked over the schedule and it seems that Avalanche is not playing this event.

Why? I have no idea why. Although, rumor has it that they owe the NXL lots of money and refuse to pay. And with this refusal of payment, Avalanche has decided to drop out of the NXL and on top of that, the NXL commisioner will not allow them to play Word Cup. There has been no offical statement relaesed by any of the Avalanche team members.