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Old 07-15-2020, 10:56 PM #1
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Chicagoland Competition Play

Hey what’s up everybody.. quick intro, I grew up in FL playing Xball style for about 5 years moved to Chicago and didn’t play anymore. Joined the military and played in NC for about a year... now that I’m back in Chicago and settled with a good job I’m ready to get back into some type of competitive style play in the area. Unfortunately I don’t know anyone or anywhere that can introduce that style of play. I’m still trying to catch on to what these new leagues are now, but I’d be interested in playing NXL style ball again..

Thank you for the time and recommendations. Stay safe
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:41 AM #2
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The most competitive league at the moment is the MPPL. However it's in Pekin IL. There's actually a tournament this saturday and sunday if you want to make the drive down to spectate (about 2 and 1/2 hours).

As far as competitive fields go. I would say Blastcamp in Hobart, IN; Breakout in Garden Prarie, IL; and Siege in Big Bend Wisconsin are your best bet for competitive play. Blastcamp is the closest if you're in the city. Each one is about 1 hour - 1 and 1/2 hours from the city.
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:53 AM #3
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The most competitive league at the moment is the MPPL. However it's in Pekin IL. There's actually a tournament this saturday and sunday if you want to make the drive down to spectate (about 2 and 1/2 hours).

As far as competitive fields go. I would say Blastcamp in Hobart, IN; Breakout in Garden Prarie, IL; and Siege in Big Bend Wisconsin are your best bet for competitive play. Blastcamp is the closest if you're in the city. Each one is about 1 hour - 1 and 1/2 hours from the city.
Seems like Breakout or Blastcamp would work best for me. And yes the MPPL has definitely peaked my interest.. Are Sunday’s still the best time to go get good play?
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:54 AM #4
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The most competitive league at the moment is the MPPL. However it's in Pekin IL. There's actually a tournament this saturday and sunday if you want to make the drive down to spectate (about 2 and 1/2 hours).

As far as competitive fields go. I would say Blastcamp in Hobart, IN; Breakout in Garden Prarie, IL; and Siege in Big Bend Wisconsin are your best bet for competitive play. Blastcamp is the closest if you're in the city. Each one is about 1 hour - 1 and 1/2 hours from the city.
And thank you for your response it’s much appreciated
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Old 07-17-2020, 09:47 AM #5
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Seems like Breakout or Blastcamp would work best for me. And yes the MPPL has definitely peaked my interest.. Are Sunday’s still the best time to go get good play?
Yea usually Sunday will be the day with the most people. At times that can mean less spins though.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:58 AM #6
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Breakout isn't open to. "Open play" it's privately owned by one of the SD aftermath guys and it's strictly for team practice . Blast camp in Hobart however is open Sundays for anyone to show up with a team or solo to jump on and run points on their airball field ..siege is solid and paintball Plex in ft Wayne is solid...mppl is a good league I've just played in last month and blast camp holds mpa tournament's every so often..I'm usually at blast camp every Sunday for practice . What division paintball did you used to play ?
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Old 08-15-2020, 06:15 PM #7
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Breakout isn't open to. "Open play" it's privately owned by one of the SD aftermath guys and it's strictly for team practice . Blast camp in Hobart however is open Sundays for anyone to show up with a team or solo to jump on and run points on their airball field ..siege is solid and paintball Plex in ft Wayne is solid...mppl is a good league I've just played in last month and blast camp holds mpa tournament's every so often..I'm usually at blast camp every Sunday for practice . What division paintball did you used to play ?

You know any teams out of there lookin for a D4/D5 player?
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Old 09-13-2020, 07:21 PM #8
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we could start a team..

I am slowly rationalizing getting back into but locally my options for speedball are not looking the greatest.
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:06 PM #9
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we could start a team..

I am slowly rationalizing getting back into but locally my options for speedball are not looking the greatest.
Power Paintball is currently working on an indoor NXL style field for this Winter.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:25 PM #10
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If you know anyone who runs it please tell them not to cheap out on the turf.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:53 PM #11
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sorry I know this isn't the spot for this but I have been gone for too long and now want to waltz back into the life but can someone tell me why paintball explosion isn't doing speedball anymore? I thought TJ was a diehard baller? thx in advance
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:55 PM #12
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sorry I know this isn't the spot for this but I have been gone for too long and now want to waltz back into the life but can someone tell me why paintball explosion isn't doing speedball anymore? I thought TJ was a diehard baller? thx in advance
They changed their indoor airball field into a "laser tag" arena. Not sure why they did that, quite unfortunate.
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:08 PM #13
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They changed their indoor airball field into a "laser tag" arena. Not sure why they did that, quite unfortunate.
Paintball Asylum in Louisville did the same thing and the owner said it was because it made him a lot more money than indoor paintball did.
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:01 PM #14
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the all mighty dollar

one day boys, I swear one day!

it will be my passion project.

I live on a bit of land but I dont have that capital.

well I look forward to seeing some of you out there at that new place everyone is talking about
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:03 PM #15
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say what"?

say it isn't so..

I miss me them thursday nights

does anyone recall them days?
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Old 09-17-2020, 03:05 PM #16
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Breakout isn't open to. "Open play" it's privately owned by one of the SD aftermath guys and it's strictly for team practice .
Not fully correct. It is not owned by anyone on SDA. And while it is for Tourney ball only it's is not strict on team only practice. YOU can walk on, it's just harder since it's almost all teams.

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You know any teams out of there lookin for a D4/D5 player?
There are multiple teams running out of Breakout looking for guys

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say what"?

say it isn't so..

I miss me them thursday nights

does anyone recall them days?
Yeah they turned it into Laser tag about 3 or 4 years ago. Super bummer as I also really enjoyed that thursday grind. Breakout is starting to do drill days on weeknights. That usually starts at 5 and goes to sundown.
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Old 09-17-2020, 05:17 PM #17
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good to know about breakout. I am going to try and show up on day soon. I really can't wait to throw on all the gear again for funs again
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