If you have missed the most recent VFTD--Facebook posts on the Millennium you may want to pop over and check those out first. (View-from-the-Deadbox FB) The latest word is that at least 2 and perhaps more SPL teams will be dropping out in 2013. So far Ignition is in--whose next?
More interesting is the Facebook page for the Millennium's effort at depressing CPL level team turnout at the first CPS event in late March. (free CPL practice) It was not clear to me--using assorted translators--whether or not the Med Cup layout will be available for that practice or not. It sounds like the layout isn't due to be released until the day after the "free" weekend to the public but it isn't clear whether or not the event layout will be the practice layout--though that was implied in earlier communications.
Also interesting is the list of invitees. While I'm not up on the complete rosters of the CPL teams Jason Wheeler of RL will be there (apparently) even though he is competing in the MS this season with a D1 team. I've asked Jason about this and as soon as VFTD hears back I'll post any or all of his reply as he permits. If any of y'all recognize invitees who aren't on CPL rosters post 'em up in the comments. At this stage it all seems rather murky.
On this side of the Atlantic thanks to Mr. Curious's rare skill at covertly wire-tapping Big Brother's eavesdropping capability it's beginning to sound like there is dissension in NPPL City amongst some of the principles although just what the disagreements are about is unknown at this time. Also it appears an avenue of dialogue still exists between Bart Y. and the PSP though whether this means there is any negotiating room with respect to Impact participating in the PSP this season is unclear. As of this writing the team remains out.
And finally there is the question of the Hawaiian Challenge. Will it or won't it? Due to happen this coming weekend there is literal radio silence from the NPPL. It was never very likely given the less than 3 week window for non-Hawaiian teams to register, pay and arrange travel--and then there's the question of the layout--was one ever released? I couldn't find it at either the NPPL website, Hawaii Extreme Paintball or on Facebook. My guess is the whole thing disappears down the collective NPPL memory hole and is simply never mentioned again. Even if that doesn't happen could the PSP or any other promoter, big or small, get away with this kind of grossly unprofessional conduct?