It is T minus 8. At 12:20 PM EST there are 92 teams paid and 155 teams registered including 7 pro teams. Virtually no change since yesterday.
In an encouraging gesture the PSP offered a one time lifting of the classification restrictions for two players from each of the former D1 teams moved to Semi-pro for '09. This means the teams could request that 2 players from their '08 rosters remain classed as D1 players. If, of course, those players then played Semi-pro their classifications would follow the classification and ranking rules for '09. What it amounted to was an option for a handful of players to more easily find places to play this season and in the future.
If you're interested in finding out more about the UPBF on the web check out the latest at Villain Paintball, our friends from Malaysia. Yeah, you read that right, Malaysia. (They are on the sidebar under Paintblogs.)
USPL has sent out sponsor/vendor packages in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum options. Marquis prices (HB & season ending championship event) are in line with the PSP while regional event prices are halved.