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Old 11-15-2011, 10:43 AM #1
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Las Vegas was the best event of the year

Las Vegas was the best event of the year

Having played all four events and world cup this year, I think Las Vegas was the best event of the year.

Yes, world cup was bigger and had more vendors, but there’s a lot to be said for having the event at the hotel and not having to rent a car. With that said, what made it the best.

The NPPL listened to the players and made adjustments throughout the year to improve each event.

Hopefully, others noticed the subtle changes that were implemented in Las Vegas.
• Schedules posted outside of each chrono area.
• An official who monitored games and ensured that schedule was maintained.
• A ground crew that actually cleaned the fields during breaks or delays rather than relying on the ref’s to do it.
• Having a trash can at almost every tent so you didn’t have to walk far to throw thing away. Some players still need to learn to pick up trash, but the NPPL provided a full time pit team to keep it clean.
• More tents so most teams had a place to camp.


I don’t know about you but I’m already looking forward to Huntington Beach. Before people start bashing I know the “merge” may be on the horizon, but I have a feeling there will be two location that remain in a “merged league” HB and Vegas.

At NPPL events the team attendance was HB (134 teams), Chicago (87 Teams), DC (66 Teams) & Vegas (136 teams) and in PSP the team attendance was Galveston (126 teams), NJO (102 Teams), Chicago (155 Teams) & WC (277 Teams)

Based on that a merged schedule could look like this: (regardless of format) HB, Chicago, Las Vegas, WC. Add two events Galveston and NJO for a total of 6 events. To determine series champions total top four scores for each team.

Now, if we could only get rid of the dreaded coin toss.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:07 AM #2
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:42 AM #3
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:28 PM #4
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I agree that this was the best event. I was talking with some of the Pro and Divisional players as well as the fans and staff and they agreed. I was so happy that all of the fans were having such a great time in the stands and enjoying the action on the field and all of the free stuff we were throwing out. I also had a blast making bets on the games lol...

I'm proud to work for a league that really cares about the fans and players and does everything possible to make them happy.

Great event, great season and I can't wait for HB!!!

Thanks to everyone for your support. Have a great off season.

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Old 11-15-2011, 01:31 PM #5
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Great event all around! I really enjoyed, as did everyone I had spoke with. HB is going to be a blast.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:43 PM #6
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All that I ask is that paint manufacturers really get a grip on how brittle paint needs to be. Amazing event other than that.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:50 PM #7
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All that I ask is that paint manufacturers really get a grip on how brittle paint needs to be. Amazing event other than that.
The GI paint shot great from what I saw and experienced. Cant say much of the rest as I dont shoot it. Maybe someone who did can chime in?
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:01 PM #8
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The GI paint shot great from what I saw and experienced. Cant say much of the rest as I dont shoot it. Maybe someone who did can chime in?
5 star shot amazing...

the event was awesome except when i slipped off the edge of the turf onto concrete and messed up my knee... but that was my bad.

1 gripe was waiting ~4 hours from quarter final game to semi final game..but the wait was worth the trophy so all is well!!!

we will definatly be showin in d3 7 man hoping there is one in HB
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:15 PM #9
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Not so sure of a merger any more... =(
http://www.propaintball.com/2011/11/...-rumor-report/

The question was mostly avoided by interviewees on the webcast for LV as well.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:17 PM #10
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agreed vegas is always my favorite event.

i know we are all in it to win it, but if you do get knocked out before sunday, its nice to have things to do and see. Which is not the case in polk county lol.

I look forward to playing the full nppl season next year.

My only real complaint about vegas is that the generators being used to power the lights REALLY affect communication on field. 7 man is a game of team communication, and when you take that out of the equation then it kinda sucks. The whole town is electrified, theres gotta be a place we can just plug in the lights. However this is a small issue and would not stop me from playing.

that said big thanks to the nppl (and mike mcd ) on behalf of all the players in attendance from Vancouver and Ambush Paintball.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:34 PM #11
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Now, if we could only get rid of the dreaded coin toss.
We had an arm wrestling match to determine who got what side of the field just before game 3 of pump finals at DC this year.

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:47 PM #12
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I have absolutely no complaints about the event. I think this was as close to a perfectly ran event as we can get. Only thing I would have changed was the notification process of Sunday's schedule. Other than that, props to NPPL for a great event.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:16 PM #13
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I'm so sad Vegas is over

One of the best event of my lifetime

Even though I had doubts about the NPPL during HB this year, Vegas definitely made up for it. I no longer care for the merge, I actually hope the leagues stay in place like it always was. 7 man and xball is totally different and I would love to play both formats through out the year.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:19 PM #14
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:53 PM #15
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Las Vegas was the best event of the year

Having played all four events and world cup this year, I think Las Vegas was the best event of the year.

Yes, world cup was bigger and had more vendors, but there’s a lot to be said for having the event at the hotel and not having to rent a car. With that said, what made it the best.

The NPPL listened to the players and made adjustments throughout the year to improve each event.

Hopefully, others noticed the subtle changes that were implemented in Las Vegas.
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• More tents so most teams had a place to camp.


I don’t know about you but I’m already looking forward to Huntington Beach. Before people start bashing I know the “merge” may be on the horizon, but I have a feeling there will be two location that remain in a “merged league” HB and Vegas.

At NPPL events the team attendance was HB (134 teams), Chicago (87 Teams), DC (66 Teams) & Vegas (136 teams) and in PSP the team attendance was Galveston (126 teams), NJO (102 Teams), Chicago (155 Teams) & WC (277 Teams)

Based on that a merged schedule could look like this: (regardless of format) HB, Chicago, Las Vegas, WC. Add two events Galveston and NJO for a total of 6 events. To determine series champions total top four scores for each team.

Now, if we could only get rid of the dreaded coin toss.
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5 star shot amazing...

the event was awesome except when i slipped off the edge of the turf onto concrete and messed up my knee... but that was my bad.

1 gripe was waiting ~4 hours from quarter final game to semi final game..but the wait was worth the trophy so all is well!!!

we will definatly be showin in d3 7 man hoping there is one in HB
Thanks Tim! We do read and listen to all of the stakeholders. Our goal is continuous improvement, and hopefully we can implement all of your previous suggestions.

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agreed vegas is always my favorite event.

i know we are all in it to win it, but if you do get knocked out before sunday, its nice to have things to do and see. Which is not the case in polk county lol.

I look forward to playing the full nppl season next year.

My only real complaint about vegas is that the generators being used to power the lights REALLY affect communication on field. 7 man is a game of team communication, and when you take that out of the equation then it kinda sucks. The whole town is electrified, theres gotta be a place we can just plug in the lights. However this is a small issue and would not stop me from playing.

that said big thanks to the nppl (and mike mcd ) on behalf of all the players in attendance from Vancouver and Ambush Paintball.
A pleasure to have you at all events Nic! Got to have another Canadian party in Vegas like 2009.

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I have absolutely no complaints about the event. I think this was as close to a perfectly ran event as we can get. Only thing I would have changed was the notification process of Sunday's schedule. Other than that, props to NPPL for a great event.
We are working on this process. The problem started with every team that missed Sunday wanting to audit all of their signed score sheets at 8:00 on Saturday.......delaying our scoring crew.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:38 AM #16
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I had a blast this year!

Vegas + paintball = Brain Overload!!!

But looking to next season.........is the NPPL going to 2 day events now? Or is that just for HB?
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well... seeing as my birthday is on the 31st of march...

i hope HB runs for 3 days!
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well... seeing as my birthday is on the 31st of march...

i hope HB runs for 3 days!
HB is three days, that was a typo. Mar 30th-Apr 1st
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Vegas was top notch for sure, fantastic event. Good job NPPL
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Evil was far too brittle. I spent most ofthe event trying to find a gun that would shoot it. I ended up chronoing ten guns and they all destroyed it.

Both colors. We even let it sit out open overnight and still the same. Evil dropped the ball IMO, I mean the other three events it shot amazing but Vegas was terrible.

Great venue, great setup, I really enjoyed it all. I look forward to next year.
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