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Old 04-26-2005, 04:32 PM #1
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Your spot in the top 18

How can Nexus justify their spot in the top 18?

It's common knowledge that Russian Legion played under their name to secure the spot so in what way do you feel you've earned the title of "Pro" instead of "semi-pro",

I'm not trying to start junk but I am wondering why Nexus didn't earn it like the rest of the top 18 NPPL teams.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:39 PM #2
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:48 PM #3
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Who cares how they got in they proved they belongs in pro at HB.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:49 PM #4
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what are you talkin bout, have you been keeping up on anything

they didnt prove there team, the russians did, just under nexuses name...
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:58 PM #5
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Didn't they have a comfortable lead in points to get into pro anyways? And using RL just made sure it happened?
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Old 04-26-2005, 05:02 PM #6
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Re: Your spot in the top 18

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How can Nexus justify their spot in the top 18?

With a 7th Place finish at HB 2005 and a 2nd Place finish at the Max Masters last weekend

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Old 04-26-2005, 05:06 PM #7
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About the RL thing.

Before the last event we were in the top 18/17 in a position to play pro in 2005. However it its commen knowledge we we had previously underperformed at some events. Bottom line we knew we needed to be in the NPPL pro div, but believe me nobody on the team wanted to have to reley on RL to get us that last bit of the way.

On the other had it wasnt all RL players that one and only one time, we were not the only team loading players, and we have had players guesting for RL too.

Now that its over and 2005 season it well underway i hope our results can do the speaking.

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Yea, but not as many top pro teams were at Max Masters, most were at Orlando Open. But yea, the 7th at HB was nice
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You know this might of been a very stupid move, since you will probbly get owned in the pro division. And shouldnt there be some kinda rule against switching out like a whole team and using another name? Did they use your gear and jerseys? Doesnt that kinda hurt your pride seeing as how you guys had to rely on other people to place you in the pros?
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You know this might of been a very stupid move, since you will probbly get owned in the pro division.
They came 7TH in HB05 or can you not read.
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:00 PM #11
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As has already been said, I think the 7th pace in HB last month says it all.
Nuiff said by me anyway.

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Nexus is a great team that will do great things in the NPPL this season. From what I hear (don't hold me to this, I could be wrong), RL and Nexus jave been guesting with each other for a while... Nexus players to RL and RL players to Nexus... they deserve the pro spot, and their plan worked out for them- the end justified the means.
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you guys can complain about them loading up with some rl players but you can not argue with results and a 7th place in hb is plenty of assurance and proff that they belong in the pro division

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It's the same idea as D1 teams having pros guest on their rosters. It's perfectly legal, and teams take advantage of it.

I read somewhere that Nexus had been too spread out last season, trying to perfect both their Xball and 7-man games. As a result of not fully concentrating on one style, both styles suffered. Normally Nexus performs just as a pro team should, but parts of last season were like one big, long bad day.

At their best, there is no question that Nexus should be in the top 18 pros. They utilized the services of the RL to secure that spot, which they essentially had locked up anyway. I'm sure most people would do the same in that situation. Why risk throwing away seasons of hard work just because you're in the middle of a slump?
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Regardless of who played on the team so Nexus could positively secure their spot in The 18, Nexus is still a Pro team.
Soo many people made a huge stink over Nexus using RL players, most were mad they didn't think of it first. And players guesting on your team was not something new that no one had ever heard about. It just stuck out this time because it was some Russians, and not some no names.
If Robbo knew some outstanding players that no-one had ever heard of, and they guested on Nexus in Commanders Cup, no one would have said anything, regardless of how Nexus did.
Nexus did what they felt they needed to, to make sure they were still going to play Pro NPPL in '05, and they will continue to play in The 18 for a while yet.
This wasn't a fluke, it happened for a reason.

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Old 04-26-2005, 08:11 PM #17
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i don't even know nexus, but damn they made semis...more than i can say for infamous at hb

not ragging infam, they are wicked ill, just there top pro and nexus proved they deserved to be there
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:36 PM #18
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Good point really. Infamous has had some crappy playing, both at HB and at LA before that. Luckily they picked it up big time at Orlando. A 7th place finish at HB deffinately means Nexus deserves their Pro spot, no matter how they got it-it's the past, you can't chang what happened, so base your decisions off what you see now.
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:43 PM #19
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Infamous has had some crappy playing, both at HB and at LA before that. Luckily they picked it up big time at Orlando.
What Orlando event are you talking about? Infamous only won one game in Orlando. Nexus could have done better than that.
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a 7th place meens jack ****. they wont make the finals this year, you can argue with me all you want. london wont do it. your the only team having to PAY out of your pockets to play a tournament. and 2nd place at max....WHO CARES. that tournament equals nothing, what good teams were their.....almost all pro teams that could compete on american soil and do decent played Orlando. and for you bashing infamous bc they didnt make the semis you need to shut the hell up. they came out of xball with out having played 7man in over a year and took the first 2 tournaments they entered. Infamous is a better team than nexus(not starting things, just look at the tournaments they play and how they finish). it should hurt the pride of the team to have to use a damn good team to play for them at all of these tournaments, but hey i suppose who cares as long as you do good??? who cares about the real nexus players that dont play bc the leaders of the organization want to win by using russians, who cares what they think they are just so so players that no1 will play.

i agree completely that the true nexus roster cant justify their spot in the nppl. on the other hand the russians sure as hell can, they are one of the best teams in the world and they played under the nexus name at the 04 commanders cup for an undisclosed amount of $$$. that tournament was all politics i suppose, the whole thing that Robbo himself goes against in his section of PGI. But everyone should look at the facts, the only reason you guys are in the nppl pro right now is simply bc you played the nppl sanctioned events in europe, just look at the finish you had in america. 21st at the nppl las vegas... now there are no more... where are your points going to come from???
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About the RL thing.

Before the last event we were in the top 18/17 in a position to play pro in 2005. However it its commen knowledge we we had previously underperformed at some events. Bottom line we knew we needed to be in the NPPL pro div...

How many teams have come up short of final's in tourneys all over the country that should have been in them because they underperformed a few times..

Tons of smaller underfunded teams like Rage, and London Tigers earned their way into the pro bracket. I feel that Nexus should have done the same without the help of RL stacking their roster.
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