Another catch up post on the adventures of the Prime Program. It has been quite busy at the Prime camp the last several weeks. Let's recap what happened at the season closer for the Minor League Paintball series. The MiLP has proven, in our humble opinion, to be one of, if not the best, regionally run event series in the nation. Each venue and the level of competition present at these events are next to none. The MiLP Valken Championship was held in Perry, GA at the impressive Big Indian Paintball Park.
4 Prime players guested with the D3 Mississippi team Tactical Turtles to go undefeated all day only to lose to the home field team Adrenalin Army in the final match. Good job to both squads!
In D4 action, Pr1me Mayhem showed up and won all 4 of their preliminary matches but were only the second place seed heading into quarter finals behind Wicked Sportz who definitely had their game on ready to play. It would prove to be foreshadowing as both teams dispatched their quarter final opponents 4-2 and then both teams dispatching their semi final opponents 4-0! When the two teams finally met, it was a clash of titans with Pr1me Mayhem squeaking out the win 4-3 over a very determined Wicked Sportz. This solidified Pr1me Mayhem not only as the event champions but the series Champions as well. This marked their second MiLP Championship and series win in a row. Congrats boys and well played!
It looked as Pr1me 5 had the MiLP division 5 race to two series locked but two teams in the prelims decided that wasn't going to be. Care Bears Militia and Katana Ikusa both stumped the Pr1me 5 squad denying them the opportunity to move out of the prelims as well as the series Championship. A heartbreaking moment but the team realized that preparation is the key to victory. Bad timing on that particular lesson. They still should be proud as they three 1st place finishes and one 2nd place finish during the series.
Thanks to Will Lumpkin and the MiLP series for a terrific season of great events!
Now, as most of you are aware, World Cup was this past weekend. The Prime Program had 3 squads traveling to Polk City, FL's Fantasy of Flight for the PSP's World Cup of Paintball Championship event.. And what an event it would prove to be. Pr1me (the D2 squad) was coming in fresh off a 3rd place finish at PSP Riverside and Pr1me 2 (D4 PSP squad) was coming in hot after a 2nd place finish there. Pr1me Mayhem, our regional event team, would join the fight for the Cup in the Division 4 race to.
All three teams performed well with Pr1me and Pr1me 2 going undefeated in their preliminary matches and earning buys into the Quarters. Pr1me Mayhem, new to the PSP for this year, showed their ability to adjust quickly and went 3-1 moving on to the top 24 bracket. Unfortunately, it was not to be as they lost a hard fought match the next morning thus ending the dream of a Pr1me 2 and Pr1me Mayhem match up in the finals. Pr1me 2 would win their Ochos match as well as their Quarter and semis, the latter two being quite decisive. However, as fate would have it, the Pr1me 2 crew fell short and took 2nd place. Nothing to be ashamed of! A job well done!
Finally, Pr1me would go on to win both of their next two matches in the quarters and semis decisively as well winning both matches 5-1. We would face Revo II in the finals. Revo II is the little brother team of the Professional team Baltimore Revo. We know Baltimore Revo well as we could never generate a win against them and when we faced them for the Cup in 2011 on the big field, we lost. It would seem the tradition continues as, even after a valiant effort to fight back, we fell 5-3. Congrats to Revo II. Great program and Prime hopes to emulate them!
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