Originally Posted by BonusBaller04
For the record "what happened" with the D1 reffing squad (us) was that we compete in the NPPL and the USPA, that simple if we weren't playing we would have been reffing. We tried to help facilitate as best we can to help the events run smoothly. As far as some of your suggestions, I am talking to you Zap, they are good ones in theory. The GPL/MAPL is prob in line with the biggest tournament series similar to it ie NEPL and CFOA minus having an xball component. If you take a look at the teams we are drawing they sit somewhere in-between beginner and novice with the obvious outliers such as yourselves, evolution, minions, and I'm sure theres a few others-- those teams, outliers withstanding, don't really gain much from a PSP affiliation. I am as pro PSP as you can be but in our case I think the MAPL should remain a race to 2 league. So start barking at people to start the separate OPEN CLASS MAXL so we can smash each other all day.
I knew what was going on with you guys, just figured there was no need to go into depth. Props to competing in so many tournaments.
In regards to PSP Affiliation, I do not know the exact details of how it works, but what is there to lose from having the GPL on the PSP site as an affiliate league? What is there to gain other than recognition? I was under the assumption that rankings from an affiliate local league seed you higher for the national tournaments than rankings from a non-affiliate, but APPA ran tournament series. Correct me if I am wrong.
In regards to the MAXL idea, it has been one that has been given consideration for a couple seasons now, and it has never seemed to work out. I know for a fact that my team would be down for an D1 and below Race to series if it was in affiliation with the GPL/PSP. I recently guested for one of our D4 teams at NEXL, and what a blast. They had scoreboards in the pits, Hurricanes reffed it, and paint was affordable. On top of that, the series prize is free entry to World Cup.
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