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View Poll Results: Which Pro team made the best off season moves?
X-Factor by picking up Billy Bernacchia 23 1.76%
187 Crew by keeping their core the same once again and turning Pro 91 6.95%
Damage by picking up JRab, keeping Dave Baines and the rest the squad (and keeping their coach) 421 32.14%
Russian Legion by picking up Marcello Margott as well as players from TonTons and Nexus 26 1.98%
Avalanche by "moving" to the NorthEast and starting a farm team 35 2.67%
Dynasty by keeping their core the same and adding Zach Wake 105 8.02%
Houston Heat by going Pro with players primarily from the Russians, Distortion and Aftershock 395 30.15%
Explicit by picking up Lasoya, THarm, Podesta, Barrett, Eberle and Marcello 124 9.47%
Critical by keeping their core the same and turning Pro 14 1.07%
XSV by picking up the Bornstein brothers and Patrick Slattery 42 3.21%
Infamous by picking up AfterShock players: Sosine, Templeton and Patient 30 2.29%
Syndicate for picking up Krill Prihidni to play Millennium 4 0.31%
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:17 PM #22
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I was hoping that jrab went to Infamous, Damage is a really good team and they actually dont need a player like jrab, Bains staying with them was really a Good move.. Heat.. well.. they are a "new" team and i really dont think they will start beating everybody around, they have a long road together... Russians? well.. they still have some good players, old and new ones, and Kirill is now their captain, i know they will do good this year..

But for me the Best Move was made by Explicit, i really see a good 2012 for them.. Really good new players, Now shooting Clones, man.. Cant wait to see them playing... Congrats to Rob and the guys from Explicit..
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Avalanche for sure. Not only is it a smart move for them long term, it benefits local talent that doesn't have "connections" and will help anyone looking to move up to pro eventually. EVERY PRO TEAM NEEDS TO DO THIS. it really helps strengthen tournament paintball and gives players a greater chance to achieve what they want.
Agreed. It would also help legitimize the sport a bit more. If there is no one around to help field new pro talent, then there's no real reason there should be a professional league.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:30 PM #24
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187 looks like they're gunna do some damage this year. I think its great they are giving all their guys from last year a chance to prove they deserve to be pro.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:38 PM #25
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I was hoping that jrab went to Infamous, Damage is a really good team and they actually dont need a player like jrab, Bains staying with them was really a Good move.. Heat.. well.. they are a "new" team and i really dont think they will start beating everybody around, they have a long road together... Russians? well.. they still have some good players, old and new ones, and Kirill is now their captain, i know they will do good this year..

But for me the Best Move was made by Explicit, i really see a good 2012 for them.. Really good new players, Now shooting Clones, man.. Cant wait to see them playing... Congrats to Rob and the guys from Explicit..
off topic, but loved seeing Social PB's Video on your team, you're a great bunch of guys
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Looking forward to see 187crew guys, they deserve it.

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off topic, but loved seeing Social PB's Video on your team, you're a great bunch of guys
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:37 PM #28
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Personally think Damage. With the performance they had last year, kept the team together, have Spence playing again and picked up Jrab. A team that kept the team thad put out the performance last year and almost picked up 2 players, Looking forward to seeing Spence back on the field. He is starting with Sacramento but my guess is he will be back with Damage pretty soon.

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:38 PM #29
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Damn of course it needs an "Official PBNation Poll" title to be seen had the exact same poll and thread. Oh well same premise, better product i guess.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:40 PM #30
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Damn of course it needs an "Official PBNation Poll" title to be seen had the exact same poll and thread. Oh well same premise, better product i guess.
I just went and found your poll! Good concept for sure!
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:48 PM #31
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I wanted to vote for the 187 crew because those guys work so hard and are super dedicated

..... but Houston Heat just isn't fair
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In my opinion you can't say keeping the same players is a "move." That would imply change and clearly that wouldn't be a change. I am excited and proud to see the local boys compete in the pro division however.

I personally think XSV's pick ups will be that bit that bumps them over the gap and make them a contender for the title at each event this year.
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It is a recap of the pro team off season news and a poll of who the fans believe made the best choices and acquisitions. So it fits here...


And John, for Avalanche you put starting a farm team, left the 3 farm teams Damage is creating off. I know it may not have fit.
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Can't decide between Heat, XSV, or Infamous, so I cannot vote. But those are top 3 imo.
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Heat. Period.
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Damage.

Heat is too early to tell. They might or might not mesh well but we'll see in '13 season.

Dynasty didn't need wake, but was a good pick up to add some depth.
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Damage is looking strong with JRab, but I'm super excited to see how Infamous does with their new pickups and losing Marcello
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I definitely think Heat made the biggest off season moves. Look at who they brought in. If they can get some chemistry going they will be a power house.

Avalanche made a big move as well with the relocation and Damage is going to be a top team as well. I'm excited to see how the Russians perform too.

I hope it's a super competitive season. I want something as exciting as this off season to happen.
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