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Old 10-05-2007, 12:13 PM #1
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joy drops from nppl

Stockholm Sweden October 6 2007

It's with a heavy heart we issue this press release.

Joy Stockholm will withdraw from the NPPL series after the last event in San Diego 2007.
It has been a great experience but unfortunately the deteriorating quality of the reffing has made it impossible for us to commit the time and effort it takes to attend. We feel that it's now impossible for us to be able to compete on equal basis in the NPPL with the present reffing staff. We originally had hopes that the situation would get better after the OC fiasco but it has not. Event after event we have suffered horrendous, unjust calls against us with the last incident in KC where we were denied hang points because the flag wasn't in place (the judge's responsibility) was just the last straw.

It was bad enough the refs had forgotten to place the flag in our opponent's base before the game but after the game had finished and the head judge was made aware of the ref's oversight, they obvoiusly had an opportunity to put things right and elected not to thus precluding our advancement into the semi-finals, that was an outrageous decision and the straw that finally broke the back and heart of Joy Stockholm. We have tried to contact NPPL after the event but they have not bothered to answer or email.

Our apologies to our fans in the US who have been fantastic, the degree of support we have got is what kept us going after OC but I'm sure they will all understand our decision and hopefully we will see each other soon.

Also, apologies to our sponsors who have made it possible for us to attend these events in the US.
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We have had 2 great seasons where we have made the final 4 no less then 5 times the last 7 events !! We hope that NPPL will wake up and solve this problem so other teams can compete on an equal basis and stop denying the bias and incompetent reffing.

As for now, the NPPL makes it impossible for a European team to compete on an equal footing due to biased and incompetent reffing. And that is truly sad because Joy helped NPPL in the first years after the split with the reffing program. We reffed many events before taking a pro spot in 2005. We are truly sorry that it had to come to this, hopefully changes will be made in the future that can make us feel welcome in the US again.

Joy have always been about playing the game for the love and fun of it, and when that is taken away we can't find any reason to continue. Joy have been NPPL's biggest supporters and have attended every event since 2005. We still love everything the NPPL have done for the sport and wish the legue all the best in the future.

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Old 10-05-2007, 01:49 PM #2
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:01 PM #3
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I totally understand your reasoning but im totally bummed i wont get to see you play at any of the NPPL events after this season. I hope you guys think about going to the PSP because the US will definitely miss you!
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:04 PM #4
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:12 PM #5
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It said this in facefull, that they would drop out before Boston, but I guess this is the finally confirmation. I am glad, because the NPPL has given unjust calls at OC, KC Boston, and I think this is the right choice. No matter what JOY will still tear it up in millennium.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:33 PM #6
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Will they be playing PSP or just Millenium? IMO I would like to see them play PSP
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:34 PM #7
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i was very happy watching you guys play at NPPL Boston and im gonna be sadden that i wont see you again there
best of luck in the millennium and whatever other tourny's you guys will do
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:35 PM #8
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that sucks,
**** the NPPL JOys should move to psp so thaey can take 2nd to the russian at every event
its sad to see one of my favorite teams get turn down at every event even though they were the ones at the begging of NPPL helping this sport grow.
GO LUCK JOY in Europe
hope you come back when the NPPL gets its S*** togather and not be douche to them when there doing go

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Old 10-05-2007, 03:52 PM #9
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Sucks but I can understand Why you have made the choice good luck in Europe hope to see you back some day guys
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:11 PM #10
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Sorry to see you go, hope to see you guys in other series (PSP). Either way you will always have my support.


JOY JOY JOY JOY!!!!!!!
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:17 PM #11
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well put by Joy Division , hopefully the NPPL and any other tournaments giving unjust calls will wake up and realize that they are losing great teams and business overall. Joy leaving the nppl will be a great loss to the series as they truly supported the NPPL for several years. it wouldn't be suprising if other teams decide to do the same.

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Old 10-05-2007, 04:22 PM #12
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Sorry to see you go, hope to see you guys in other series (PSP). Either way you will always have my support.


On another note, I'm glad to see a pro team stand up for their beliefs and actually do something about it. For a long time now, most pro players have been *****ing about one league(or another) or saying there needs to be just one league...yet they all keep pouring time and money into both. Nows the time for the other pro teams out there that dislike the NPPL to sack up, take a stand and follow Joys lead. I know you(Joy) had other reasons for leaving, but regardless, you're taking a stand. I applaud you and wish you the best in whatever you do.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:27 PM #13
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On another note, I'm glad to see a pro team stand up for their beliefs and actually do something about it. For a long time now, most pro players have been *****ing about one league(or another) or saying there needs to be just one league...yet they all keep pouring time and money into both. Nows the time for the other pro teams out there that dislike the NPPL to sack up, take a stand and follow Joys lead. I know you(Joy) had other reasons for leaving, but regardless, you're taking a stand. I applaud you and wish you the best in whatever you do.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:28 PM #14
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Even though I am a big Ironmen fan, I have always cheered Joy on because of their great play (and b/c I dont like Dynasty)... Its going to be sad not to see you in the NPPL next year and honestly I think some of the best competition in the NPPL is leaving (Stockholm Joy).

Best of luck to you guys on your future endeavors and win the Millenium series!
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:34 PM #15
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:34 PM #16
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Wow, I was really looking to see you guys in Huntington Beach...but I'm glad you are standing up.

I'm looking forward to the summer camp next year.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:36 PM #17
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i feel for you guys, that really sux and i was looking foward to seeing you at upcomming nppl events
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:36 PM #18
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:38 PM #19
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that sucks, but good for you for doing this
if more teams leave the nppl, maby they will realize the problem and do something about it.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:39 PM #20
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yea, you guys are still the best


i just hope you guys do psps, so i can come pit for you again

i was looking forward to boston next year
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:51 PM #21
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Are you guys still gunna play pb and what not? im guessing millinium events? is that it?
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