In a multi-year agreement, Portland Uprising will be using Virtue Spires in the 2013 and 14 seasons.
Uprising has been using Spires since the Las Vegas NPPL Championships, and is looking forward to relying on the Spire in the coming season as a fully sponsored pro team.
"One of the features that stand out about the Spire for me is the increased ball capacity. It gives me that couple extra seconds off the break to keep my lane strong while most people are busy reloading," said Uprising Captain Tommy Tucker.
Uprising has attracted a lot of attention in the Pacific Northwest, where the team has fought through the ranks and earned their place in the NPPL pro division.
"We were first turned on to Uprising by Nick Slowiak. He guested with the team at the NPPL DC Challenge last year and had great things to say about them. What's awesome about Uprising is these guys don't have huge industry sponsorships and yet, they're giving everything they've got to move up through the ranks and compete at the pro level. At Virtue, that's something we want to associate with and support."
You can learn about Uprisings story in Fists to the Sky - Story of Portland Uprising
, a short film put out by the team at the end of last season.
Uprising will be competing exclusively in the NPPL pro division. In addition to fielding a pro team, Captain Tommy Tucker is running the paintball clothing company Pbrack. "Uprising will be wearing Pbrack gear again in 2013 and the new Flow line hits stores this February," said Tucker.
Portland Uprising joins Edmonton Impact, CP Raiders and other soon to be announced top Pro and D1 teams who are switching over to the Spire.
In August, 2012 Virtue Paintball unveiled the Spire. Its purpose was to deliver to the best players in the world a jam-proof feeding system, fast tool-less assembly, in an aggressive, light weight, compact design that holds more paint than its competitors. Today, more and more teams are upgrading to the Spire. Find out why by checking out the Virtue Spire at your local field or pro shop.