Friday, February 6, 2009

Major League Paintball Held Hostage, Day 37

T minus 5. And counting. As of 12:02 PM EST there were 95 teams paid and 157 teams registered including 8 pro teams. Phoenix '08 had 123 teams competing.

Yesterday the PSP announced that the Phoenix Open will be webcast live and that it will be free. Yes, free. In addition there will be more cameras in place providing greater coverage that will include the d.wire. Hopefully fans everywhere will take advantage of this opportunity to tune in. (And hopefully the PSP has made every effort to inform their potential audience. I can come up with a number of reasons for making it free but all of them depend, in one way or another, on the size of the viewership.)

Last week Mr. Curious wondered how it was that an apparently no longer in the paintball biz Craig Miller remained a big wig at the PSTA. No thanks to you slackers one of VFTD's ever vigilant correspondents noticed a largely overlooked press release that may go some way towards explaining. It seems Mr. Miller was/is a partner with Milt Call in Brimstone Enterprises, makers of Ultimate AirBall bunkers. It further seems that Miller & Call now hold the U.S. patent rights to airball bunkers and Adrenaline Games was "happy" to sign a licensing agreement with Brimstone the other day. And apparently Brimstone will be back in the bunker biz with a '09 relaunch sometime soon. You can check out the whole thing--an amusing read between the lines--in the News forum at the Nation.

WELT #9 has hit the cyber shelves. If you aren't signed up to get it delivered direct to your email inbox what the hell is the matter with you? Well, what are you waiting for?

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