Boston Red Legion win the PSP 2011 Chicago Open in a One-on-One during Sudden Death Overtime! Their rivalry will continue at the PSP New Jersey Event August 12 – 14, 2011!
Event MVP Goes to Justin Rabackoff of Boston Red Legion, Read on to learn why!
After severe weather did its best to take out this event, Burt Wright, Matt Fraundorf, Nick Casner, Rich Hernandez, Aaron Arroyo, Matty Morse and Brian Berg of the PSP Crew along with volunteers from team LSD and the CPX Sports Park staff led by Darrell Parrish, worked around the clock to revive the venue and save the event. This came as complete relief to the thousands of PSP players and fans including those who traveled in from as far as Sweden, Russia, Ecuador and Brazil!
Beautifully calm weather swept in after the reconstruction just in time for games to begin, allowing raw talent and strategic game plans to take center stage. With 9 different divisions to choose from, 155 teams from several nations competed against each other to better themselves and prove who really is the best in the world.
Something that was extra special for this event was the return of the live webcast! Thousands of fans from all over the world – literally – were watching pro games at www.pspevents.com all day Saturday along with Pro and some divisional final action live and for free all day Sunday! Fans were also chatting it up on both PSP’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pspevents) and the PSP Chicago Open forum on PbNation.com (http://www.pbnation.com/forumdisplay.php?f=826).
Global enthusiasm seemed to build up Sunday as it became clear that the Professional final match would once again come down to San Diego Dynasty and Boston Red Legion of Russia. These two teams faced off against each other in the March PSP Galveston event with Dynasty winning… and the rivalry has been building up tension ever since. Boston Red Legion started out strong taking the first two points, but several close points later and San Diego Dynasty came out time and again with the lead. In what seemed like would be the final point before Dynasty were re-crowned champs, Justin Rabackoff made the move of the event by taking the flag and racing it into Dynasty’s flag station with just 2 seconds left in the game… while Dynasty still had live bodies on the field!! This took the game into Sudden Death Overtime which came down to a one-on-one where Boston Red Legion’s final player, who was seemingly out of paint, eliminated the final Dynasty player to win the event!
Final Score: San Diego Dynasty 5, Boston Red Legion 6
Let the Dynasty/Legion rivalry continue as we take the PSP to our next stop: PSP New Jersey, August 12 – 14, 2011 at TopGun Paintball! But first, please join us in congratulating all of the 2011 PSP Chicago Open Champions!
Boston Red Legion, Professional Champions
Hurricanes, Division 1 Champions
Grad Moscow, Division 2 Champions
Detroit Action, Division 3 RaceTo-4 Champions
Imperial, Division 4 RaceTo-4 Champions
CRU LT, Division 3 RaceTo-2 Champions
Revo II, Division 4 RaceTo-2 Champions
Total Greif, Pump Open RaceTo-2 Champions
1st Boston Red Legion
2nd San Diego Dynasty
3rd Edmonton Impact
4th Los Angeles Ironmen
2nd New Jersey Jesters
4th upTon 187 cRew
1st Grad Moscow
3rd DOW Warberg
Division 3 RaceTo-4
1st Detroit Action
2nd Boom II
3rd Annihilators EDGE
Division 4 RaceTo-4
2nd Central Florida Paintball
3rd North Texas Shockwave
Division 3 RaceTo-2
1st CRU LT
2nd Seek and Destroy
3rd Team Betrayal
4th L A S T C A L L
Division 4 RaceTo-2
1st Revo II
3rd Atlanta Breakout Gold
4th Mac Daddy All-Stars
Pump Open RaceTo-2
1st Total Greif
2nd Dallas Notorious
Want to see pictures? Check out the following websites over the course of the week!
To review the results from all divisions, visit http://www.paintball-players.org/scores/L1/E1889/scores/index.html
Cover photo courtesy of Jeff Stinson at http://www.jeffyphoto.com