The sun shined most of the weekend on what was a event to remember for paintball in Canada. Tons of the latest new products from vendors at the trade show, a National event atmosphere and of course lots of great paintball.
A new area in elite paintball was established in B.C. A near record number of highly competitive and skilled Division1 teams battled it out for $1000’s in cash prizes. And to top it all off, almost every team was in the running to win!
Divisions 2 and 3 were also very closely matched in the prelims, but only the only the lucky few would play on Sunday afternoon.
We are very proud of what is a very strong and established Division 1 program. Event 2 should hit the 10 team mark in this Division.
The free live webcast was by far our best yet. 2 HD cameras panned the field for all Division 1 and 2 games and most Division 3 games. The actual webcast was not in HD because of bandwith capabilities. Game footage was recorded in HD, and the results are beyond stunning. We are working through the footage right now for the purpose of making some highlight clips. All approx 48 hours of footage must be converted and edited. Until then we are happy to make available game by game footage
(for a fee) from the webcast at bcppl.com. We will be adding games on a daily basis. DVD’s will be available free to anyone who rents/purchases 10 webcast clips/games. These DVD’s will not be offered for sale, and will only be edited for teams as needed……they will all include every game from that teams side of the field and all footage will be 1080p.
The webcast itself had a average of 2000 unique hits per day from all over the world. Division 1 and 2 games featured color commentary from Justin Cornell (Edmonton Impact) and Justin Timana. They did a great job explaining the action that was happening on the field and offered technical insight only great players can give……all with some humour. Thanks again to both Justin’s for the great work! These guys are going to be famous (one already is)!
Bryce Casselman from www.brycecasselman.com
braved to intense hail of paint bullets to capture some incredible photos of players and teams. Please support this great photographer by buying one of his CD’s indexed by team. Ordering info can be found on his website above.
Officiating was incredible! The ref crew at E1 had a combined 26 years of NXL and NPPL PRO experience. Many of these incredible players have reffed BCPPL events in the past, but never all together at once. Nothing got by them, as there eyes for the game are outstanding. A large majority of players commented that this was by far the best reffed tournament they had ever attended. Thanks again to this great group of individuals for there contributions.
Also noteworthy and deserving of a big Thank you is to Gerry, a Planet Eclipse tech manager who flew all the way from Rhode Island New York just to attend Event #1. And to Owen from Badlands Toronto for making the trek specifically for our season opener. Thanks to Sean/Badlands for making this happen, and for making sure everyones guns where in top notch shape!
We will once again salute the winning teams in there Divisions……
Div1 1st Van City Spartans
2nd WCA Vendetta
Div2 1st WCA Blackstar
2nd Avalanche Canada
Div3 1st Lil Sniperz
2nd MPI Unleashed
3rd SVP Kids
Complete official scores can be found HERE
Also a special thank you to our 2008 Diamond and Platinum sponsors…..
Paintball Gear Canada
Also a big thank you to the XPBC.NET Crew for linking the webcast to the front page of the site!
Event #2 info and registration instructions will be out within the next few days. See you all in May!