GPL Expanding League

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:


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}}} . 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 . We also welcome any and all ideas the players may have, so please feel free to go to the GPL forum located on .

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
GPL/GPXL Promoter

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NPPL / Pacific Paintball Declare Bankruptcy

The NPPL, or really it’s parent/holding company, Pacific Paintball, which also has PB2X,, XPSL, and a couple of other things, is in the process of declaring Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. No Chapter 11 for them. Some VCs are probably pretty unhappy right now.

Basically, all of Pacific’s assets will be auctioned off, with all the capital being given to the creditors that Pacific couldn’t pay. Some person or group could get some good deals, assuming they can actually do something with them in the end.

There will also be a meeting for all the “big wigs” in Vegas. Mostly, I assume, about this and how to keep their own asses from failing. There is also supposed to be talks about the possibility one single league (for the entire world, no, the universe) with one set of rules

John Amodea, the editor of PB2X, has sent out an email about PB2X and his future intentions. He has a blog that he will keep updated.

Here’s their press release:

Pacific Paintball and its subsidiaries will be filing proceedings under the United States Bankruptcy Code to effect a liquidation of their respective assets and business operations. The affairs and assets of Pacific Paintball LLC, NPPL LLC, XPSL LLC, PB2X LLC, Xtreme Paintball Fields LLC and Camp Pendleton Paintball LLC will be administered by a court appointed trustee in bankruptcy. The bankruptcy court will provide you with written instructions regarding how and where to file any claims in this matter.

Despite doing all we could do, we were unable to make the business a viable concern. Further, in this severe economic climate, we were unable to secure new funding. It is a truly regrettable outcome, though one which is unfortunately occurring more and more frequently in this environment. We thank all those who have supported us.

Here’s Amodea’s email:

Hello friends,

By now you probably have heard that Pacific Paintball and its subsidiaries will be filing proceedings under the United States Bankruptcy Code to effect a liquidation of their respective assets and business operations. This includes our magazine, the NPPL, and all of Pacific Paintball’s other companies. Since many have speculated as to what this means as far as the magazine and my future in paintball goes, I thought I’d try to clear that up.

First, the liquidation of Pacific Paintball means that all of the company’s assets—from their computers, airball bunkers, netting and other physical property as well as their trademarked names—will all be sold. This is assuming there are interested buyers. At least that’s how I understand this. That leaves open the possibility for someone to buy any of the Pacific Paintball brand names to continue running the operation(s) as they see fit.

As for me—I’ve been in paintball for 23 years, with 18 years of running paintball magazines. This is what I am and this is what I’ll continue to be. I will pass on more about what I will be working on next at my new blog site,, which will be up and running this Friday, December 5th.

Finally, I wanted to express my gratitude for all of the relationships I’ve developed and for all of the support you’ve given to Paintball 2Xtremes Magazine. Please keep in touch and feel free to e-mail me at [omg, no spam]. I look forward to working for and with you all again soon.

John Amodea

NPPL 2008 Dates

I know these are kinda old, but they are interesting, mainly because they are coming to Houston, which is awesome.

The PSP came to Texas couple of years ago, and it was a pretty big failure, but hopefully this time it won’t be freezing and since more people live in Houston than in Round Rock, kids shouldn’t go as crazy as they did last time.

They’re also heading to New York, supposedly for people from Toronto. Heading to Toronto would be even cooler, but whatever.

Anyways, here are the dates:

March 28 – 30, 2008 (Confirmed)
On the Beach
Huntington Beach, California

May 16 – 18, 2008 (Confirmed)
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville, Florida

July 18 – 20, 2008 (Confirmed)
Ralph Wilson Stadium
Home of the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo, New York

September 19 – 21, 2008 (Confirmed)
Reliant Stadium
Home of the Houston Texans
Houston, Texas

November 14 – 16, 2008*
Qualcomm Stadium
Home of the San Diego Chargers
San Diego, California