Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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PSP World Cup Hotels

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 03:12 PM PDT

Hampton Inn Orlando-Walt Disney World® Resort Maingate South

44117 U.S. Highway 27 North
Davenport, FL 33897

$69.99/night (Ask for “paintball event” rate)

- Complimentary Breakfast
- Free Internet
- Fitness Center

Days Inn & Suites – Lakeland

4502 N. Socrum Loop Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809
Hotel: 863-683-5095 FAX: 863-577-4180

$55/night for 2 standard beds (1-2 people)
$65/night for king suites (1-2 people)
*$5 charge per additional person per night
(Ask for “Paintball Tournament group rate”)

- Free Breakfast
- Free Internet
- Microwave
- Fridge
- 24hr swimming pool
- Fitness center
- Business Center

The Terrace Hotel
329 East Main Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801

$79/night (Ask for “Paintball World Cup Group Rate”)

- Free Breakfast
- Valet Service
- Room Service
- Internet
- Afternoon Snacks (I don’t know if these are free or not but if they just put some snacks out for their guests in the afternoon, that’s pretty damn cool)
- Happy hour (M-F 4pm-7pm)

The Comfort Inn & Suites Maingate South
4095 Hotel Drive
Davenport, FL 33897
(863) 353-4510

$49.99/night (Ask for PSP World Cup Rate)

- Fridge
- Microwave
- Free Internet
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Pool
- Laundry Facilities

NPPL Las Vegas Layout

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 02:48 PM PDT

Saturday, August 21, 2010

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PSP World Cup Layout

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 10:21 AM PDT

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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PSP MAO Results

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 11:31 AM PDT


1 – Boston Red Legion
2 – Edmonton Impact
3 – San Diego Aftermath
4 – Los Angeles Ironmen


1 – Chattanooga CEP
2 – Total Karnage Orlando
3 – Hurricanes
4 – New Jersey Jesters


1 – upton 187 crew
2 – Arsenal Predators
3 – Mirabel Impact
4 – Senate


1 – D.C. Monstars
2 – Boom II
3 – NCPA All-Stars
4 – Underdogs


1 – Annihilators EDGE
2 – Avarice
3 – NJ Jesters Kids
4 – Goon Squad

D3 5-man:

1 – Golden State Pirates
2 – Detroit Action
3 – MLP
4 – L A S T C A L L

D4 5-man:

1 – Atlanta Breakout
2 – Wreckage Crew
3 – Richmond Rage

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Heat Warnings from PSP

Posted: 09 Aug 2010 10:31 AM PDT

The National Weather Service has categorized this week’s hot and humid weather for Rock Hill, South Carolina as the highest category of danger in the Heat Index which is “Extremely Dangerous” and that “Heat Stroke or Sunstroke are likely (Not “possible” but ‘LIKELY’) for anyone with prolonged exposure outdoor and/or outdoor physical activity”.

And guess what? You’re doing both. So read on…

Hundreds of people die each year from exposure to heat. Our bodies dissipate heat by varying the rate and depth of blood circulation, by losing water through the skin and sweat glands, and as a last resort, by panting, when blood is heated above 98.6°F.

Sweating cools the body through evaporation. However, high relative humidity retards evaporation, robbing the body of its ability to cool itself. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

This is what we need you to do:

1) No kids. Children ages 4 and under are especially vulnerable to overheating because their bodies do not adjust to temperatures as well as adults. We strongly advice parents to NOT bring children under the age of 4 or Senior Citizens to our event this weekend, due to the extreme heat.

2) No energy drinks and/or pop. Slam as much water as you can and remember to mix in Gatorade or Pedialite to replenish your electrolytes. When exercising in this level of heat you need to drink two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour. A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat.

3) Try to rest often in shady areas. If you begin to feel light headed, let someone know, lay down in the shade and have them bring you water and ice chips.

4) Wear a hat and sunscreen. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels).

5) Wear minimal clothing between games to provide greater skin surface area for heat dissipation. Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light colored clothing to reflect the sun’s rays. Wear clothing made of a material that absorbs water, such as cotton.

6) Let your teammates play. Know when to say ‘no’ and sit a point out. Use common sense to prevent heat stress and an ambulance ride to the Emergency Room.

And if it’s too late, this is what you’ll need to do…

Heatstroke is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms can include confusion, an altered mental state, unconsciousness and hot, dry skin. Call 911 but do not give fluids, which can cause seizures.

Heat exhaustion
This can include cramps, as well as heavy sweating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, paleness, and breathing and heart-rate changes. People suffering heat exhaustion need to bring their body temperature down by going to a cool place out of the sun, removing excess clothing and placing cool (but not very cold) towels on the extremities. Parents can also mist children with water and fan them dry, give them small sips of water or sports drinks, or provide ice chips to suck on.

Be cautious not to drink too much, however. If symptoms don’t improve with these steps, seek medical help.

Heat cramps (stomach, arms or legs)
These are caused by electrolyte imbalances. Treat them by simply resting in a cool place and hydrating with a sports drink.

Sunburns diminish the skin’s ability to regulate temperature. If children are in pain, cool the skin with moist cloths. Be careful with cooling sprays, however, which often contain alcohol and can dry the skin even more. Take sunburned children to the doctor if they are under 1 year old or if they develop severe blisters. Never pop blisters or cover them in butter (an old folk remedy). To treat less serious blisters, people can use an ordinary, fragrance-free moisturizer.

Heat Rash
Some heat-related problems are more serious than others. Heat rashes are the least serious problem, appearing as red, pimply spots in areas that tend to sweat a lot, such as the chest or neck. People can treat a heat rash by cooling or powdering the area.

You’ve practiced, saved money and worked too hard to come to this point and lose an event because you didn’t get enough sleep the night before, weren’t eating/drinking correctly and are simply out played by a healthier team. PLEASE take these precautions seriously and make sure your teammates do as well!

Information provided by the National Weather Service

NPPL DC Challenge Results

Posted: 09 Aug 2010 10:22 AM PDT


1 – Tampa Bay Damage
2 – LA Infamous
3 – San Diego Dynasty
4 – Portland Naughty Dogs


1 – Arsenal Predators
2 – Warped Army
3 – Dogs Silver


1 – One 18
2 – Obnoxious
3 – Infamy
4 – Paradox


1 – Noobies
2 – Tlords
3 – Wiseguys
4 – Minions


1 – Iron Legion
2 – Justice Kidz
3 – TCP H8 Factory
4 – PB Warehouse Factory


1 – Vigilante
2 – Top Gun FP & PL Scrubs
3 – Milaauakee Throwback
4 – Blind Aggression

Saturday, August 07, 2010

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Party at MAO

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 11:56 AM PDT

I wish there was a player party like this in Chicago or Phoenix. There was a player party in Chicago but it was a bbq held at the field; definitely not as cool sounding as partying downtown. If PSP had held a party downtown with drink specials, I probably would have had not spent a third of my paint money. Also, this player party is on Saturday night so the teams that make Sunday can’t stay out all night.

Bad News Paintball and Paintball Sports Promotions present this year’s MAO Players Party! The 21 and over party will be held Saturday, August 14th starting at 8:30 PM at one of downtown Charlotte’s hottest bars, the Town Tavern Charlotte

There will be drink specials all night for all paintball players along with giveaways, loud music and videos. Be sure to come out and hang with the pros and meet some of the industry vendors. At the door mention BAD NEWS, PSP or PAINTBALL for free admission all night long.

Stop by the Bad News booth in the PSP MAO Trade Show to set up a cab ride home

PSP Ref Clinic

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 11:43 AM PDT

What: PSP Official Referee Certification, 1 day Clinic
When: Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Where: Central Florida Paintball

You can register on the PSP website or through APPA.

Clinic includes:
- Classroom training
- Topics to include, but not limited to: rules, positioning, safety, presentation, & attitude.
- Written test on PSP rules & in-game situations
- On field training!
- Performance evaluation in key areas
- PSP rulebook, covering all formats!
- Certificate of clinic completion*

Agenda: (Bring your gear and be prepared to ref games!)
- Check-in begins at 9:30 AM, classroom training to begin at 10:0AM, clinic ends at 6:00 PM (approximately)
- Attendees will have the opportunity to ref live games

*Attendance/participation in a PSP certification clinic does not guarantee that you will be called upon to judge a national event for the PSP.

NPPL All Star Team Rosters

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 11:34 AM PDT


Alex Fraige – Captain
Ryan Greenspan
Rich Telford
Junior Brown
Zack Long
Tyler Harmon
Nicky Cuba
Todd Martinez
Zack Wake
Rocky Knuth
Mikey Lew
Bear D’Egidio


Frank Connell – Captain
Drew Templeton
Billy Bernnachia
Ryan Moorehead
Dave Bains
Tommy O’Donnel
Aaron Tholey
Damien Ryan
Jerry Desvarieux
Justin Rabackoff
Jason Edwards
Jacobs Edwards
Cole Scott
Mike McDonald

Friday, August 06, 2010

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Greg Hastings vs Activision

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 10:21 AM PDT

It appears that Activision is just pissing everyone off nowadays, first Infinity Ward and now Greg Hastings. Greg Hastings is a major player in the advertising of his game franchise. He goes to demo events, E3, and probably tells everyone about it at paintball events. Activision believed otherwise.

I had to fire Activision for doing such a poor job. Activision tried to steal my franchise. Within 24 hours of me shipping my PlayStation 2 game, Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball Max’d, they sent me a letter and they said, ‘We feel you’ve abandoned your franchise, and we’re going to commence making games called Greg Hastings Paintball without Greg Hastings.'"

A billion-dollar company tried to steal my identity, and I was able to fight and regain my identity.

Greg Hastings Paintball 2 was made by Majesco.

Quotes were taken from the original article on GamesRadar