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Old 04-24-2011, 05:53 PM #1
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How did this happen!?

I'm very curious, how did this come to be. I am phil veatch's brother so I have been part of uprising since the very beginning, and to pretty much the very end.
I admit I quit playing a few years ago and haven't kept up with the news what so ever. But what brought Uprising, which was pretty much just a memory, to be a professional team? Has paintball really become that broke? Or did Tommy some how mange scrounge up a team that was able to climb to the top?

I think its cool that uprising has it's name as a pro team, but in reality, this is Portland Uprising, not Uprising Nation.

Not trying to hate or flame or anything either, I'm just really curious.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:08 PM #2
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ya im really curious about that to
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:59 AM #3
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This is Portland Uprising. Which has members that were apart of your brothers organization... and a few other really cool dudes thrown in so that it could stick around and compete.

I like to think of this team as the Uprising members that never needed to claim themselves. They just existed. After all... Uprising Nation is a state of mind. No doubt the members of this team possess that mind.

No need to include the leagues financial situation. If you were behind the scenes you would know this particular organization came to exist in proper fashion.


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Old 04-25-2011, 09:28 PM #4
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Haha, that didn't answer my question what so ever. How did they get into the professional division? Did they play and win? Or did they buy their way in? Saying an organization came to exist in proper fashion means nothing.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:24 AM #5
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I guess I didn't think you were really that far out of the loop. From my point of view it all makes sense. sorry.

The league had decided Portland Uprising could fill an open spot in the pro ranks left by the separation of the Naughty Dogs. A group of friends decided to play paintball. Proper fashion bro...
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:40 PM #6
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Yeah, well proper fashion back when I played was you had to be in the top 3 in semi-pro to get into pro. But like I said, I haven't played in multiple years.

Oh, and I saw the scores from HB, and all I can say is lol, what a shame.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:31 PM #7
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Well if you were anyone other than Phil Veatchs sortof little brother we would tell you our side. lol. I don't see you on your own bro's Uprising history thread... whats up with that ? You were around the whole time? filling pods?

Has anyone ever told you its really hard to take d2 and d1 players and win games in the pro bracket against the best players in the world.. during the biggest event of the season... which has been labeled paintballs return?

We capitalized on an opportunity. you should be envious of our life decisions. we stuck around. we didn't quit. you should hear some of our stories fool...

pick up a gun and start shooting people again. until then.. you are nothing.

...oh wait wait.. i even know what you are going to say next.. the crazy part is Tommy hardly paid for anything.

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:13 PM #8
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Yeah, well I quit a dieing game that cost an arm and leg to play, so no, i'm not really envious of your life decisions. And yeah I do know what it's like to play as a d1 player against pros, I got my **** handed to me by the dogs plenty of times. That's probably why d2 and d1 players shouldn't be in the pro division.

This may also be for my personal hate for Tommy, how he was able to accomplish anything in life is a shock in itself.

As well as as the same goes for you, if you were anyone other than one of Tommy's dumb *** friends, I would tell you my side of the uprising story.

It's just a shame that Tommy had to come steal a name and turn it into something that UprisingNation was supposed to be against.

Have fun getting your *** handed to you, with an undeserved sense of accomplishment.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:54 PM #9
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Wow really? Theres always gonna be haters no matter what apparently. Kind of a dick move to come into their thread and talk **** but whatever.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:21 PM #10
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Haha Uprising for the win!!!

I remember win uprising nation was playing local stuff. Loved going out and watching them.

I am just glad that a local team was able to build them selves back up and make it to the pro division.

To be honest dont really care how I happened. I'm just glad it did!!!
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:22 PM #11
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Ya doesnt matter how they got there in the end they are there reppin the NW. So they got spanked in HB big deal they are the new kids on the block and will take a few knocks to the head here and there but thats what its like going to a new bracket/division. Just gotta learn from it (and they are) and then come back and kick some ***( which they will).

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Old 04-27-2011, 04:17 PM #12
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Well I was surely a notorious hater on PBnation back in the day, keepin up with the name I guess.

So only thing you can do is prove this hater wrong in Chicago I guess.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:21 PM #13
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Don't you see that we did what uprising stands for. we infiltrated the system without playing by the "rules". you should respect that.

we decided to start the team in the pro division,haha. that has to be the coolest way to do it, and.. i actually disliked dealing with tom which ultimately led me to leave the team : /

hopefully they can bump up some positions in Chicago. as far as i am concerned you don't really count for anything. if your bro is displeased he should say something. either way the team will remain.. and get there *** beat if they have to. but they still get to compete with the best in the world until they finally prove themselves.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:18 PM #14
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:50 PM #15
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Haha, yes it is me.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:06 PM #16
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Ok, first off, I actually appreciate Wes bringing this up. Its a valid question. As for him being in the history, he should be, and thats my mistake in leaving it out. I also left out the whole Uprising kids part of the story and how he was around for the entire life of Uprising and before.
Second, Tommy had talked to me about this pro spot, me playing, and the potential use of the Uprising name long before the NPPL had even decided to allow the team in. Also long before many of the current players where chosen, and not to take away from any of them, because I dont know many of them, but the roster we were talking about was a lot different. I was and am not able to play with the team right now and a number of other potentials where not able to either. So tommy has done what he had to to fill a roster and show up. I will admit, I am pretty embarrassed by the showing at HB. BUT, its also the first event, as well as the highest level event for many of the new players on the team. It takes years of being beaten on for a team to come together, and hopefully having the name Uprising will promote some attention, possibly pull some funding, and bring in some players that can help build the team up. There will undoubtedly be some players coming and going, and hopefully one day I can be one of them haha, but in the end I hope the team and the idea that started in my (and wes's) backyard can survive and be successful. Especially in paintball's "rebirth" if it ends up that way.
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Yeah, well I quit a dieing game that cost an arm and leg to play, so no, i'm not really envious of your life decisions. And yeah I do know what it's like to play as a d1 player against pros, I got my **** handed to me by the dogs plenty of times. That's probably why d2 and d1 players shouldn't be in the pro division.

This may also be for my personal hate for Tommy, how he was able to accomplish anything in life is a shock in itself.

As well as as the same goes for you, if you were anyone other than one of Tommy's dumb *** friends, I would tell you my side of the uprising story.

It's just a shame that Tommy had to come steal a name and turn it into something that UprisingNation was supposed to be against.

Have fun getting your *** handed to you, with an undeserved sense of accomplishment.

just saying bro becoming pro itself is a accomplishment people regardless ppl look up to u and love and admire u the uprising guys are some the coolest guys i know and when ur the new kid on the block and u get **** handed to well its a part of life and should fuel ur fire to win more and get that title one more thing if d2 and d1 shouldnt be in the pro division who will carry the torch once these other teams retire? has to be someone
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I'm very curious, how did this come to be. I am phil veatch's brother so I have been part of uprising since the very beginning, and to pretty much the very end.
I admit I quit playing a few years ago and haven't kept up with the news what so ever. But what brought Uprising, which was pretty much just a memory, to be a professional team? Has paintball really become that broke? Or did Tommy some how mange scrounge up a team that was able to climb to the top?

I think its cool that uprising has it's name as a pro team, but in reality, this is Portland Uprising, not Uprising Nation.

Not trying to hate or flame or anything either, I'm just really curious.
Came to be by them buying the pro spot for Portland that the Naughty Dogs left open. Uprising is meant to bring paintball and excitement for wanting to support your local pro team back. No one in the NW really liked the Naughty Dogs when it comes down to it, they didn't play for the love of the sport and didn't represent NW paintball or support it. They just played some national events and yelled at local kids. Obviously there were plenty of good eggs on that team, including some of my friends but as a whole they did not support the NW. The Uprising crew wants NW paintball to flourish and wants it to grow. They want to support NW paintball and make this community as strong as it once was. The team goes to many local and regional events out here, making a positive mark on the community and inspiring others for the love of the game. I'm sure someone else can elaborate on this.



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Haha, that didn't answer my question what so ever. How did they get into the professional division? Did they play and win? Or did they buy their way in? Saying an organization came to exist in proper fashion means nothing.
Bought in an existing spot. did not play to win. They did it just like Seattle Thunder did, or Vendetta before them.
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Yeah, well proper fashion back when I played was you had to be in the top 3 in semi-pro to get into pro. But like I said, I haven't played in multiple years.

Oh, and I saw the scores from HB, and all I can say is lol, what a shame.
Did you see their bracket? Did you see who ended up placing top 4? They were playing in (overall standing wise) the toughest bracket. And why judge them, have you even played HB before?

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Yeah, well I quit a dieing game that cost an arm and leg to play, so no, i'm not really envious of your life decisions. And yeah I do know what it's like to play as a d1 player against pros, I got my **** handed to me by the dogs plenty of times. That's probably why d2 and d1 players shouldn't be in the pro division.

This may also be for my personal hate for Tommy, how he was able to accomplish anything in life is a shock in itself.

As well as as the same goes for you, if you were anyone other than one of Tommy's dumb *** friends, I would tell you my side of the uprising story.

It's just a shame that Tommy had to come steal a name and turn it into something that UprisingNation was supposed to be against.

Have fun getting your *** handed to you, with an undeserved sense of accomplishment.
If you aren't envious why did you make this thread? Are you using the name for anything in particular? You would rather have it be forgotten in a "dying sport" then given an opportunity to be reused on the pro level? d1 and d2 guys shouldn't be playing pro? Look at the roster, everyone involved has been playing the sport for a long time, the only reason they haven't made it to the pro level is because there are very limited options available for people to play pro in the NW. Before this season the only team was the dogs, and they took only a few spaces a year. There are plenty of good ballers out here that just need the opportunity to progress and they could easily compete at the pro level. The Uprising guys all play at the level, and have put in the years where they should be playing pro. Whats your side of the Uprising Story? What did you really do, other than be Phils brother, to make a change in the sport of paintball? What did Uprising really stand for and why is a pro team not representing that? And what is Portland Uprising doing differently from the old Uprising Nation, the semi pro team? I don't really understand where your anger towards the team comes from. And the team hasn't really accomplished anything yet, nor do they have a sense of accomplishment, I'm pretty sure HB was a pretty grounding experience for the crew and is going to push them to the point to progress to compete at this level. No sense in being angry Wes.
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Thunder may have bought "an existing spot" but at least they have the talent and players to win. Nevermind the fact most of thunders players have played pro before.

Good luck to uprising, they really need it.
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Haha wow Jimmy, really fightin for the cause huh. I'm not angry, I had a legitimate question that apparently was too embarrassing to answer directly.

Sorry i thought it was amusing that they lost every game, but it kind of is, I guess that's only to me though.

And all this talk about about "my side of the story" As a matter of fact, my side of the story is far deeper than anyone else's besides my brother, or terry maybe. So if you really wanna talk about it, we can talk about it.

And all in all, I support the uprising, i don't hate them obviously. It literally was my life for many years.
I guess the one thing I really hate is Tommy, I ****ing "hate" Tommy, how that ****ing moron ever came to accomplish anything is nothing but astonishing to me. And honestly seeing him as a main part of what I lived my life by for so long, just ****ing infuriates me.

I hope you read this Tommy, you stupid ****ing piece of ****.
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Haha too funny I'm flattered by your hate, I must be cooler than I think I am to be hated so good

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