For those who have never attended CPX Sports Living Legends Produced by Viper
it is one of the most unique events in paintball today. The brainchild of industry notables Paul Dagnino, Sean Scott, and Craig Miller, the event was built around the idea of having an event where the entire industry could get together and spend some "quality time" socializing and playing, as well as a place for players to get to meet and play with the people who built this sport, designed the equipment, ran the field, and won the tournaments. These are paintball's "Living Legends."
The field chosen was world-famous CPX Sports in Joliet, IL
. CPX Sports is one of the most impressive paintball facilities in the world with Hollywood-style sets and a full city to play in. It's convenient central-U.S. location and proximity to all that Chicago has to offer made it a perfect fit.
Initially it began as a two day scenario event. The first year the scenario was run by Wayne Dollack
and Kerry "Viper" Rosenberry
. Wayne Dollack is recognized as the father of scenario paintball, and was the first to step out as a traveling national paintball scenario producer. "Viper" was a member of Marion's Raiders, the team that gave birth to the genre, and became the second national producer in 1996. Wayne had already retired from traveling so he stepped away after the first year and Viper Paintball
has run the event since then.
In 2010 the NPPL
spoke to CPX and opted to bring their NPPL Chicago Open tournament to Living Legends. The combination of these two national events, from both sides of paintball, made this the most unique event in the nation.
It is common to be on the field running next to Jim Lively, the organizer of paintball's first organized tournaments, and find yourself shooting at Tom Kaye, the inventor of the infamous 68 Automag, and be joined by tourney greats like Mike Paxson, Rocky Cagnoni, or Thomas Taylor.
The trade show is not to be missed as the event has the industry attraction of both sides of paintball, and two national events, all in one. You will see all of the big names as well as many smaller independent companies represented at Living Legends.
If this has you as excited as everyone else you can go straight over and register at the CPX Sports website
You can also join our Facebook group
See you at Living Legends V: The Dark Age