It is a great pleasure for us to inform you of the new and dynamic format and structure for the Millennium 2006 events.
Firstly you may or not know that the Millennium is no longer a collective of 5 independent promoters, we have now restructured the board to create a single company responsible for all Millennium events which will result in a more professional and productive structure.
The formation of a new format
A fourth division will be introduced, playing in a format new to the MS to be known as M5
This new format will be :
- 5 man
- 500Ä entry fee
- minimum 12 games
- played Saturday and Sunday only
This new M5 format is designed to enable local 5 man teams to participate and enjoy the atmosphere at any of the Millennium events they have previously been unable to attend due to cost and difficulty in having 7 players available for the 3 days.
Division 1,2,3 will continue on 7 man format as in 2005, with option to use the new and exciting M7 (Championís Paintball League format ) in 2007
This new and dynamic format has been created by taking the best features from all previous competition formats to produce a format that is exciting for both players to play and for spectators to watch.
The main considerations were demands by the players for a format both more exciting and still economical and even more importantly to develop a format , which can be played throughout the world as an industry standard from Asia to America.
In brief, M7 will be a match play format with teams playing 3 prelim matches.
Each match will take a maximum of 15 minutes playing time or the 1st team who achieve 5 wins.
After presenting our new M7 format to the sixteen championís league team captains we are very pleased to announce their unanimous support at being the first to play M7.
Pete Robinson captain and owner of Nexus London said :-
ďAfter being presented with the new M7 CPL, Iím looking forward to being part of this new era of European paintball. This new type format will I believe pave the way for it being adopted across the world and will once again put the European paintball tournament scene at the forefront of World Paintball.
I think the Millennium Board have responded to what was needed and what was being asked of them, and in this sense, itís a huge step forward and a harbinger of things to come for both the European player and team.
We are now seeing the first real steps along the World unification path; it had to be done, Europe needed it, paintball needed it; the Millennium have begun the process with a brave and innovative initiativeĒ