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2013 proved to be the year that the NEXL and the RaceTo format would take hold in New England and turn the entire tournament scene on its head. Twenty Seven teams competed in over 100 matches through 5 events and when all was said and done, two Season Champions and 2 Best of New England winners were crowned. Rod Squad took both the Season and The Cup this year in D4 and it was right down to the wire between Section 8 and Riptide with a split in D3 - Section 8 claiming the Cup but Riptide walking away with the season.
What was different about the league in 2013 was not only the commitment from the teams - unlike anything ever seen but the level of competition, the variety in teams that saw the playoffs, the Committed Star points and well.... the TV Coverage!!
2014 already promises to be even better with even more support from the Sponsors: Empire Paintball / Planet Eclipse and Committed Paintball - tighter competition, more prizes per event, more options for Season Ending Prizes and yes - MORE TV!!!
This season we are taking 24 of the most solid teams and building dream divisions, we are securing teams cash opt ins up front for the cash prize pool per event, we are making contingencies happen for teams that choose to compete and win with all the best gear and we are starting it off with an NEPL Combine that is going to blow the roof off the season. If... for some reason you are on the fence about your plans for 2014.....GET OFF!!
The NEXL IS New Englandís ELITE XBall League that prideís itself on continuing to bring you all the best of XBall with the best pricing, competition, prizes, industry support and COVERAGE you could ever ask for.
GET READY NEW ENGLAND!
2014 NEXL RaceTo X
*NEW 15 minute RaceTo 5 Xball matches (MORE Paintball!)
2 minutes Stop Clock between each point
3 Matches Per team per event - Season Schedule released by Event 1
Top teams in each division advance to determine a Winner for Each Event
24 total teams for the season. Each team will have their schedule for the season by Event 1 and will know who they are playing at each event. Seeding will be determined at the beginning of the season based on the 2013 standings. The top teams overall from each division for each day will advance to playoffs to determine a winner for each event.
Teams will be allowed to roster up to 12 players & 2 staff for each event. PSP Roster Rules respective to each division.
PSP Pro Referees (More Added in 2014)
Each team guaranteed a Photo Gallery on Paintball Connect for each event included in Franchise Fee (NEW* Hired Staff Photographers)
Playing on Regulation Turfed Xball Fields with latest upgrade kits and layouts. Upgraded Scoreboards
Franchise Fee: $1250 per team - Entrance to All 5 events
ID Cards: $30 for NEXL / NEPL or $50 PSP ID for PSP / NEXL / NEPL (Good for: Waivers / Rotation / Rec Play / Store Discounts)
Jersey Options: As Low as $500 for 10 with Contingencies from Committed Paintball, Empire Paintball or Planet Eclipse
Optional Prize Opt In: $200 per team
Team deposit of $500 due by December 31, 2013, remainder due by February 3, 2014
Paint Cost: (Includes Tax)
Choices of paint:
$50 Ultra Tournament
$40 Basic (tax included)
There will be a monetary penalty for no shows / forfeits - to be discussed
The NEW NEXL will keep you on your game all Season Long!
In addition to still being by far the MOST affordable, biggest bang for your buck league again in 2014 - the NEXL is adding even MORE reasons to call it home.
* NEW: Sponsor Contingencies when you wear / play with Event Sponsor Products and finish first at any event! (Season Commitment)
* ALL-STAR Game held at an NEPL Event - players will be voted in
* ALL Events will be filmed and broadcast on Dirty Water TV /NESN
* Stars of the Game: Committed Points will be awarded to top 3 players in each match. Overall Stars of the season will win Individual prizes.
* Players will be tracked with Roster check in and Player Numbers before each match they play.
* Private Team Photo Gallery on PaintballConnect.com by Official NEXL Staff Photographer
The 2014 season is all about continuing to provide an Xball series that offers the nationally recognized format to prepare teams to compete on higher levels as well as recognizing not only event to event team efforts and improvements but individual players who strive to contribute to their teams accomplishments. We are going to work hard to give you a season you will never forget as well as provide you a home that you can really be proud of. The NEXL will be competitive both on and off the field and we would love for you to be part of New Englandís ELITE XBall League..........
Series Ending Prize:
ALL teams are in the running for the Series Ending Prize which will be determined with seed points awarded to each team at each event. Teams do NOT need to ever participate in the Cash Pool option in order to win the Series Prize.
2014 Now Has 3 OPTIONS!! Details on each will be released once the final team list is confirmed! Choose from:
World Cup Package Options (Entrance/Paint more to follow)
2015 Major Sponsorship Options (Over $20,000 in Major Sponsor Product Retail Value)
Cash Option (Over $10,000 in Cash Out Options)
Jersey Options and Contingencies:
League Jerseys for The NEXL will be optional again this season, however there will be a jersey criteria that teams must abide by. This is to aid in the allocation of Committed Star Player Points, to help in filming for television and to work with the Sponsor Contingency Program.
The league WILL be offering NEXL jerseys at secured league pricing as low as $50 per jersey 10 jersey minimum.
Teams that opt to get 2014 NEXL jerseys from any of the 3 Major Sponsors will be also eligible for the Contingency Program. The program will offer event to event prizes to teams that either get jerseys or a full sponsorship packages from one of the 3 Major Sponsors: Empire / Planet Eclipse or CommittedPaintball. Qualifying teams that adhere to the Contingency Program policies and win an event will receive retail vouchers from one of the Major Sponsors.
I can send anyone that is interested the Jersey / Team Sponsorship Details by email - please email me at TheNEPL@Gmail.com
Any questions please let me know!