Originally Posted by kINgjAKIm
i doubt you've actually noticed this because you've had your head stuck up your *** for so long, but there has never even been a major event held in VA ...
and why would you want to have one on each side of the coast, why not have one in the middle so everyone on both sides of the coast can come to it and play it.
everyone would travel the same distance if its in the middle from florida or new england. please think about what youre saying before you actually post?
The DC event failed because its the 2nd event of the new league of uspl and was being only 1 month after the HB event. of course its going to fail. its a new venue and it needs time to get promotion. im 100% sure that if PSP, an already established league, was to hold a major event there, the turn up would be great.
I know there has not been a major event held in VA. I didn't say there was. They tried to have one already - and guess what - they had so few teams sign up that they had to reschedule it. Dave from Fox4 has already given legitimate reasoning and numbers based on 7-man team participation in the Northeast to have an event farther North.
The reasoning behind two events is pretty obvious, especially considering the USPL is trying to have conference play. With two east coast events you not only cover the conference play aspect (2 on each coast), but you go to the two locations that have high concentrations of paintball players. Florida has always drawn a lot of teams from all over the country due to the area (most people would rather travel, if they are going to, to Florida, as opposed to DC. DC is great, I've been down there a few times and really enjoyed myself while I was there, but Florida is a bigger draw). Both areas have a great base of players, and NE has a huge number of 7 man teams, compared to VA. D2-D3 teams don't have as much cash in this economy to travel - no one has as much. Why not go to where the teams are, instead of where the teams are not? The Northeast has shown a great commitment to 7-man already, as shown by the NEPL numbers, while the mid-atlantic has not.
I understand your reasoning and, unlike you, I'm not going to attack you. If I was on a D3 team I'd do my best to travel to VA or wherever the event is - but it makes sense
to bring the event to where the teams are, not where they are not. Sure, you might get some teams to travel down/up to there. But if you put the event within 2 hours of a large number of 7 man teams you will draw those that cannot afford to travel halfway down the coast and stay there.
I don't see how they are going to be getting a ton more promotion, besides on PbNation, for this event - I would imagine their focus is to advertise for their next event. Am I somewhat biased? Hell ya, I'd love to see an event closer to me, just as you want one closer to you. Either way I am going to the event, and I much prefer that the league succeeds no matter what. I love 7-man.
For an established league, reaching out to a new location would be a great idea. For a league that is not established and doesn't necessarily draw teams based on their name, you need to go to
the teams and make it happen from there. You have to prove your product to the consumers.