Originally Posted by Biggest Johnson
We may be witnessing the downfall of the EPL ?
BYOP played a major roll in our decision to enter the EPL last year. Feild paint puts a squash on that!
Now the MAPL looks like a better deal. Although I must admit neither looks great.
I really enjoyed the EPL event we attended last year CHAD. You probably received pressure from the feild owners over $. Hope you reconsider the decision in the future. Would have paid more in entrance fee if needed!
Actually the league is going to expand this year. We will see increased participation over the next 6 months. A considerable amount of people have contacted me about playing this year and I am very excited about the 2012 series. I am more determined than ever to grow the EPL. Lower entries, better prizes and low paint costs will produce a better result for the players.
If the MAPL offers a better deal for your team, I will recommend playing in it this year. They have a great prize package and an excellent facility to host event. I will not get into a comparison conversation, that would be unprofessional.
I am glad that you enjoyed the EPL last year. That is what this is all about, Fun. But I will set you mind at ease. The field owners did not pressure me into anything nor do I feel that any of them ever would attempt such a thing. To be quite up front with you, nobody pressures me into anything. However, I do listen to players and consider their requests. After all they are the true owners of this league. In case you missed it...
"Listening to the players and acting on that dialogue is part of our mission to provide value and consistency to the best series on the East Coast, the EPL.* Continuing to provide the best tournament league available is a constant challenge and an evolving process that demands change when warranted. Better prizes and lower entry fees have always been the number one topics during our discussions with teams and that is what we have set out to do for 2012."
I knew that some teams would be very upset about the changes, however I felt that I needed to make a change so the league would grow. Your team will be missed.
I think that most of you will find that when you add it up, the EPL offers the best value to tournament players.
Here is another point that players may want to consider. The EPL has produced the some top teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region. REVO, PLAN B, Richmond Rage, and Seek & Destroy have all called the EPL home over the past 5 years. Each of these teams consistently ranks in the top 4 in the PSP.