Chicago Event Shirts and then some

Virtue will be introducing the On-demand PSP shirt at 2011 Chicago.

These shirts offer you a more diverse selection of colors for your paintball shirt collection. When I first read this I thought it was choose a color shirt and one of the three logos then those would be laid under the Chicago design. Sadly, I was mistaken. Basically, you choose a shirt color and a logo of your choice is heat pressed on to the shirt.

PSP On-demand shirts will be $15 at the Virtue booth

The event shirt is similar to last years shirt. The Chicago skyline with a paintball flare. The event shirts come in black and blue. Event shirts will be $20 at the Virtue booth.


The event jersey is pretty cool looking. Like the Galveston event jersey, it is still rocking the camo look. I think I just like it because there’s a tommy gun on it. Event jerseys will be $80 at the Virtue booth.


PSP Webcast is Back

PSP is bringing the webcast back for the Chicago Open. The event starts on June 23, 2011 but the webcast will be of the pro games on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26.

I wish they would broadcast the lower divisions the first 2 days so that I can watch my team play. That being said, I won’t be posting pics of this years Chicago Open since I am unable to attend it this year.

New Divisions for PSP

PSP is introducing new divisions for the Chicago Open; Tactical Race to and Pump.

Tactical RaceTo builds on PSP’s current world-famous RaceTo format, adding one enhancement: Each team starts each point with a full hopper for each player, plus five 140-round pods to divide up amongst the team. Give a pod to each player, or give them to your back players, or give it all to the player who has to hold down that key lane into the snake. The decision is yours, and in Tactical RaceTo, these decisions matter.

Tactical RaceTo will not just bring new strategy elements to the game and put greater focus on communication and precision technical skills, but also cut paint consumption by up to 80%, dramatically reducing the cost to compete.

3 new divisions will be offered:
Division 4 Tactical RaceTo-4 (Thu-Fri Prelims, Sat-Sun Playoffs) – $2,600 Entry
Division 4 Tactical RaceTo-2 (Sat Afternoon Prelims, Sun Playoffs) – $1,000 Entry
Open Pump RaceTo-2; Classification Counts as D4 RaceTo-2 (Sunday Only) – $500 Entry

Prizes for all divisions:
1st Place: Free Entry, Trophy and Medals
2nd Place: ½ Entry, Trophy and Medals
3rd Place: ½ Entry, Trophy and Medals

How is your stamina? Think you can complete the paintball quadathalon? Players have the option of playing on up to four teams at the Chicago Open: One Traditional RaceTo team, one Tactical RaceTo-4 team, one Tactical RaceTo-2 team, and one Pump RaceTo-2 team.

Teams playing both Traditional and Tactical D4 RaceTo-4 will not have any schedule conflicts.
Teams wanting to play both Traditional RaceTo-2 and Tactical RaceTo-2 should request to have their Traditional RaceTo-2 games scheduled for Saturday morning to avoid conflict with the Saturday afternoon Tactical RaceTo-2 prelims. Traditional and Tactical D4 RaceTo-2 playoff schedules will not conflict.

Teams wanting to play both Traditional RaceTo-4 and Tactical RaceTo-2 may sign up for Tactical RaceTo-2 through the evening of Friday, June 24th, providing a great way for RaceTo-4 teams who may have been knocked out to use any leftover paint to get more play time. Late registration fees will be waived for any Tactical RaceTo-2 team with at least 5 players who played RaceTo-4 at the Chicago Open.

Similarly, registration for Open Pump RaceTo-2 will remain open through the evening of Saturday, June 25, and late fees will be waived for Pump teams with at least 5 players who played in other divisions at the Chicago Open. Because Pump prelim play starts Sunday morning, conflicts with playoff games in other divisions are possible. Teams who make the playoffs in another division and would have a conflict with their Pump games may withdraw from the Pump division up until Saturday evening.