The mostly Russian team Art Chaos defeated upTon 187 cRew after a surprisingly even start to take the Challenger's title at the Dallas PSP at Cousin's Paintball.
Even though this is Art Chaos first ever PSP event, they were a favorite coming into this event and a favorite to be a contender all season in the Champion's Division. However, they first had to earn their spot by battling through the Challenger's Division, which they did in record time with an amazingly low 7 points scored against them for the whole event.
187 put up the first two points starting Art Chaos and the fans. Art Chaos scored the next point and then ground out the longest point of the day to tie it up. Art Chaos scored a fast point to then take the lead, but then lost 3 players in the first couple seconds of the next point. However, AC's two players battled back and won a 2 on 5 to go two points ahead. To make matters worse, 187 started the next point down a player due to a major. AC made fast work of the power play and went up 5 to 2. With only 4 players, 187 made an aggressive breakout up the center and chewed up AC's entire dorito side to take the next point. Art Chaos took the next point quickly as 187 earned yet another major penalty to make it 6 to 3. 187 had to start the final point with only 3 players. Art Chaos made short work of them and took the win.
We'll see both 187 and Art Chaos promoted to the Champion's Division for the next PSP event. To make the finals, Art Chaos lost their first point to XSV and then went on a 7 point unanswered streak to earn their spot. 187 beat out VCK in a penalty filled game to earn their finals spot.
AC Dallas won over the Trade My Gun Outlaws in a game dominated by off the break shooting from both sides. AC suffered from having to start multiple points down bodies due to penalties but still managed to pull off the win 5 to 4.
Chicago Warped narrowly lost to Houston Zone. Project Mayhem defeated Louisville Asylum in D2.
Thanks to Aztek Photos for the Art Chaos team photo. Thanks to Gary Baum at Paintball Photography for the homepage photo.
Congratulations to all the 2014 PSP Dallas Open Podium Finishers! [/b]
1st Los Angeles Infamous
2nd Omaha Vicious
1st Art Chaos (will play in Champion Division next event)
2nd upTon 187 cRew(will play in Champion Division next event)
Bottom Two Champions who will be relegated to Challengers
1st ac DALLAS
2nd Trademygun Outlaws
3rd Carolina Collision
1st Project Mayhem
2nd Louisville Asylum
1st Houston Zone
2nd Chicago Warped
3rd Project Mayhem D3
1st Uncle Johnsons THUNDER DUCKS
2nd Combat Houston
3rd Boise Dominators
1st Asylum TrueBallers
3rd Lockout Red
2nd Swamp Chickenz
3rd D12 Allstars
2nd SA Notorious S.F.U.
3rd N.O. Bounty