350 Teams Agree: Paintball is Alive and Well in the PSP!

Over 350 teams from 38 countries are expected to compete in the 2012 PSP World Cup
Cover Photo by Gary Baum, PaintballPhotography.com

 

When is the last time you saw a team count over 300 teams in recent history? Here’s a hint – it was in the PSP, prior to the recession.

 

Destroying attendance records from any tournament in recent years, the PSP is expecting over 350 teams (a huge increase from the impressive 2011 World Cup) to compete in next week’s PSP World Cup. These teams are traveling to central Florida from 38 different countries to play in at least one of the many formats PSP is diversifying the championship event with. Formats include traditional 10-man, Pump, UWL Woodsball, NCPA College Paintball and last but not least the international-favorite, PSP’s very own “RaceTo”.

 

Showing strength in numbers, PSP has had a consistent amount of high-caliber teams competing at each of their 5 events across the nation this season. Never dropping below triple digits, a complete list of 2012 PSP team counts shows growth in all markets.

 

Galveston Island: 150 Teams

Phoenix Open: 114 Teams

Chicago Open: 155 Teams

Mid-Atlantic Open: 130 Teams

World Cup: 350 Teams Expected!

 

PSP COO, Lane Wright is very proud of these numbers. “We worked incredibly hard the last few years to push this league forward and are extremely happy to see all the hard work being appreciated. We owe gratitude to the teams that have signed up to play in the biggest event of the year… it’s going to be a blast!”

 

PSP has invested a great amount of time and resources in supporting a true affiliate program of regional RaceTo leagues across the world. These leagues and the teams who support them have used the PSP format, rules and classifications all season long with the end-goal to compete against the best teams in the nation as they strive to #WinWorldCup. Each team is listed in the PSP World Rankings and is competing for the PSP World Series Championship.

 

An incredible 97,000 plus fan base through social networks Facebook and Twitter has sky-rocketed this season as promotions increased through the addition of the PaintballAccess.com free, live webcast of PSP events. Paintball Access keeps the fans engaged between events as well with weekly segments such as Scouting Reports, The Real Deal with Matty Marshal and The Hot Seat. Fans closely follow player statistics broken down by categories such as “Win Rating”, “Survival Rating” and “Penalty Rating”.

 

The PSP would like to thank the Polk County Sports Commission for their help with World Cup, as well as the thousands of loyal customers who kept paintball alive through the recession by playing paintball, supporting their local fields and competing in their regional leagues. We are looking forward to an amazing event at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida next week and invite you to either cheer from the stands of the Pro Field or from the couch in your living room as you watch the live webcast from PaintballAccess.com.   More information on the event can be found at http://www.pspevents.com.

 

 

 

PSP World Cup Event Overview:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 

  • Trade Show Open Noon – 6 PM
  • Field Walking Available for all Divisions
  • Team Check-In open for all divisions 1 PM to 6 PM

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Trade Show Open 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Prelims begin for Professional and Divisional brackets (Tickets available on-line)
  • Webcast – Live and Free Coverage of Each Pro Game at PaintballAccess.com

Friday, October 26, 2012 

  • Trade Show Open 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Games continue for most divisions including Professional Teams
  • 10 Man Prelims Begin
  • Grandstands are Open for Pro Games (Tickets available on-line)
  • Webcast – Live and Free Coverage of Each Pro Game at PaintballAccess.com
  • Halloween Party at Sun on the Beach, Old Town, Kissimmee

Saturday, October 27, 2012 

  • Trade Show Open 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Games continue for most divisions including Professional Teams
  • Grandstands are Open for Pro Games (Tickets available on-line)
  • Webcast – Live and Free Coverage of Each Pro Game at PaintballAccess.com
  • Player Party at Sun on the Beach, Old Town, Kissimmee

Sunday, October 28, 2012 

  • Trade Show Open 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Playoffs for all divisions
  • 10 man Finals
  • Grandstands are Open for Pro and other Finalist Games (Tickets available on-line)
  • Webcast – Live and Free Coverage of Each Pro Game at PaintballAccess.com
  • Awards Ceremony next to the Pro Field at 6:00 PM

 

Webcast: Of course be sure to tell your friends and family about our webcast at  http://www.paintballaccess.com – it’s live and free!   




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