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Old 08-22-2013, 02:04 AM #64
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:22 AM #65
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The NPPL has lost all legitamacy
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:45 AM #66
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Featuring this thread on the home page will obviously only perpetuate the ridicule. Admins ought to know that. Pro nppl is a joke, yes. But that doesnt make 7-man any less fun or challenging to play for lower division guys. There will always be some level of demand for nppl format.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:02 AM #67
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:05 AM #68
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:10 AM #69
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NPPL opens "Pro" to fill the division and in the process continues the downward slide of the once important league by trashing what remains of their own reputation. In order to have 15 teams competing in the Pro division at the NPPL "World Championships" in Vegas in a few weeks the league has invited teams, any teams, to make the jump and "test" themselves at the Pro level. Hard to believe, I know, but it's right there on the front page of their site. What's next, a ringmaster? See how many refs can be stuffed into a clown car? The whole thing is rapidly devolving into a circus. A circus of Shawn Walker's making. I confess when his name came up I had my doubts based on past NPPL history but this is just a pathetic joke.
First, when D1, D2 & D3 collectively only field 10 teams between them (at the Windy City Open) adding pro-in-name-only teams isn't a priority. The fact all those teams made Sunday in Chicago has already made a mockery of any pretense of real competition in the NPPL and adding more pro-in-name-only teams only diminishes what little standing the NPPL pro division retains. Just because the league calls them "pros" doesn't make it so--and everyone--the teams included--knows it.
Here's some free advice if Valken continues to support the NPPL next year. Change the pro division to open. Eliminate semi-pro and restore D1. Schedule as far from PSP events as can reasonably be done. The league can't compete against the PSP and the goal ought to be to draw as many PSP players (and teams) as possible to NPPL events. That will only be accomplished by making it as easy as possible for players to participate in both.
And Valken, sponsoring the laughing stock league of over-sized pretensions is not a net positive. If anything the league's flagging rep will only reflect poorly on Valken and Valken products. Which brings me Valken Cup. Great idea, lame execution. The number of paintball players who don't know what it is or when it's supposed to happen or even what the format will be are legion. It only serves a real purpose if it creates some serious buzz and gets the competitive paintball community excited. It has the potential to be a great flagship event for Valken but it won't be this year. Maybe next time. (If you need a marketing consultant give me a holler.)
Does this mean I'll stop getting infractions for pointing out the bleeding obvious?
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:44 AM #70
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Baca is bang on the buzzer.

I'm often surprised and appalled at the basic marketing mistakes many companies keep making. We've seen the same recently from at least two companies in the last week right here in this forum!

The sooner the NPPL realise that they need to stop trying to compete directly, the better. Attempting to do so will result in bankruptcy sooner than later. As with most marketing fails, this really just comes down to management ego.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:05 AM #71
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This is like watching Steve Carrel from The Office do something painful yet funny and yet the only way to watch it is with one hand over your eyes peeking through fingers.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:16 AM #72
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:32 AM #73
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:34 AM #74
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:50 AM #75
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This is like watching Steve Carrel from The Office do something painful yet funny and yet the only way to watch it is with one hand over your eyes peeking through fingers.
That's a great comparison
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:44 AM #76
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:56 AM #77
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:01 AM #78
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:22 AM #79
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Just for ****s and giggles, anyone know the cost to enter a pro team?
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:44 AM #80
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:48 AM #81
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:50 AM #82
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Until today, I was really hoping to get my guys to Vegas.... This does not entice me or a couple of my guys at all. If I was a team owner who wanted to make the bump to pro because I thought the team could compete, Now I would not as I would not want to be part of a big joke.
NPPL.... Stop disrespecting all the great players who made the league what it "was." Meaning the true Pro players of today and all the ones that came before.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:55 AM #83
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:29 PM #84
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I really like 7 man paintball, it demands players to think, work as a team, and communicate to win, a skill teams in the PSP often lack however in order for the sport to grow there needs to be a unified tournament format and considering all aspects of what it takes to compete in the PSP it definitely takes the cake as far as the format that will get paintball into the mainstream. I would suggest the NPPL to combine forces with the PSP to maybe offer 7 man as a separate division before they are inevitably abandoned by teams who realize this as well. The way i see it, that is the only way to save 7 man while promoting the sustainable growth of tournament paintball. Hopefully the NPPL will realize this soon and try to reopen negotiations with the PSP. Maybe the PSP already realizes this though and are adamant about maintaining their 5 man focal point? Who knows, but us dreamers can dream. Go paintball.
Keep dreaming - PSP sells out every event. Why in earth would they want anything to do with 7 man and/or NPPL? Sure people still like the format but there are those that still like 10 man - doesn't mean it is viable.
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