You know what I'm talking about. The kids working the PSP webcast magic. Yeah, those guys. PBAccess. Yeah it's somehow affiliated with, cross pollinated by, shared ownership with or something like that with the PSP. Whatever. That's not why I wanted to mention the site today. It could end up being my favorite paintball website--well, other than VFTD of course.
Here's the thing. If you've been around the major league game for any length of time you know all about the big dreams that go along with it. Big dreams that have been dreamt not only by an innumerable number of players but by the movers & shakers of Paintball Inc. You also know those big dreams have never quite managed to make the move to reality. Even after literally millions of dollars have been spent. So if you're a bit cynical when it comes to big paintball's big dreams join the club. But if you think that's what PBAccess is all about you're mistaken.
Okay, sure, there is a real world truth involved that aims to make money from the project. And I hope they do. I hope they do because it will mean that maybe just maybe bigger things really are possible for competitive paintball but more importantly it will mean another means of supporting this three ring circus we call major league paintball. But all that stuff is the business of paintball. Paintball is supposed to be fun not work--at least for most of us. And the real reason I'm recommending you start checking out PBAccess as part of your routine paintball fix is because serious honest-to-goodness entertaining product is beginning to roll out of the pipeline and a lot of it is stuff you won't find, can't find, any place else.
Are you digging the stats? Did you know there's tons of recent game videos on the site too? Loads of D1 matches for the divisional crowd. The Top 10--which I think you can count on being a recurring updated list with each event. Some in-depth video interviews and my current favorite, the Real Deal podcasts. (Lu always puts a smile on my face.) If you want to learn more about the game or just dip a toe vicariously into the competitive paintball deep end of the pool PBAccess is beginning to deliver. If you're dedicated to competitive paintball it's the place to be--right after you finish up at VFTD. Here's hoping it's just the start.