Originally Posted by dm7killer153
read before you post.
NPPL had a deal with fox,so fox will record NPPL boston
at the last minute, they strike a deal that leaves FOX with exclusive Center Court recording rights, as film companies come, there isnt enough time to inform them before hand, so companies are told basically as they get there.
in return, they were rumored to be given free media passes, as well as all costs refunded (hotel, flight, etc).
pbnation decides to take the matter into their hand, ban any of their websites, remove NPPL off the front page and will not allow any news thread posted about the NPPL to last more than 10 seconds.
Your sequence of events is wrong.
NPPL makes a season-long deal with the video companies.
NPPL decides they want to buy airtime to put a show on Fox.
NPPL knows that they will not be able to allow the video companies to film center court, but does not make any effort to inform the video companies that NPPL does not intend to honor their agreement with them until the video companies have already paid to travel to Boston and are on-site the day before the event, nor does NPPL make any effort to reach a new agreement that both they and the video companies can agree to, nor does NPPL even offer to reimburse the video companies for their expenses until later and under considerable objection from the video companies and others.
So after the video companies arrive at Boston, NPPL tells them they will not be able to film center court where the finals will be played.
PbNation, who distributes for MWAG, one of the video companies affected, apparently contacts NPPL in an effort to reach some suitable arrangement on behalf of MWAG. Shawn Walker gets on the NPPL webcast and instead of acknowledging that NPPL may not have handled the situation with the video companies very well, lies about the situation and claims PbNation just doesn't want paintball on television.
Some time after the video companies are first informed that NPPL has unilaterally decided not to honor their original agreement with the video companies, NPPL does offer the video companies reimbursement - but reimbursement was not originally offered.
I don't know exactly what relationship PbNation and MWAG have, but whether or not you feel PbNation should have gotten involved on behalf of MWAG, and whether or not you think PbNation's response was appropriate given the situation, NPPL did not handle the situation with the video companies well at all either.
Now, this was over a year ago. Everybody makes mistakes and it seems NPPL and PbNation have decided to move on. But to suggest that NPPL did not share any responsibility for the situation is simply not fair to the other parties involved.