Monday, August 19, 2013

Art Chaos makes it official

Rumored for months (as far back as last off season) it seems Art Chaos has formally made their desire to compete in the PSP public. Left unanswered are questions of roster, division and confirmation from the PSP. Rumors have suggested the roster is intended to be consistent with their Millennium line-up but just how that would be accomplished remains to be seen. Considered one of the best teams in the world it seems the PSP will likely find a way to make it work as such a move can only enhance the PSP's reputation as the world's premier competitive paintball league.

16 comments:

Bryan Parks said...

Roster is going to be a huge question.... I'm curious to see how that plays with Heat. Who holds the bigger stick?

Jeff said...

The Current Rules state that a team can only be promoted into the Professional Division by being ranked 1,2 in D1 at the end of the current season. If Art Chaos is planning on playing PSP next year they should have to play the first season in D1 and if they take 1st or 2nd at the end of the season, then they can play in the professional division. With 5+ Pro ranked players on the Millennium roster they will have to choose which of the Pro slots they want to fill with current Art Chaos members.

Now will that really happen, or will PSP conveniently look past their own rulebook to accept the money from Art Chaos?

7.3.2. At the completion of the season the top two D1 teams are eligible for promotion into the Challengers pro bracket as the 9th and 10th seeded Challengers (or 19th & 20th ranked pros overall) for the following season,

Baca Loco said...

Or an eligible D1 teams turns down the promotion, or an existing pro team folds, or ...
As per the TonTons affair in Riverside there is an undeniable political component involved.

Anonymous said...

@Bryan Parks

Who holds the bigger purse!

;)

Bryan Parks said...

@3:52 Anon.

Who DOES have the bigger purse? Heat was made entirely because of money. Art Chaos... I don't know as much about that program as I do the American teams. From what I've seen... I believe it is or use to be tied closely with the RL camp. I don't know the movers and shakers over there in Euroland though.

Coach. Any thing you can tell us about the Art Chaos program? Are they big enough to strong arm the PSP? Are they big enough to colapse Heats core?

Newpro said...

Lets be srs, Slowiak, Yaya,smith,etc, hardly get/got any reps.Would it not be easier to replace the "second"line with the chaos crew and and rename them Houston by way of Moscow Chaos/Heat?

bigbob21 said...

care to elaborate on the tonton's riverside topic?
all i remember hearing is that they had 6 guys!, lol.

Anonymous said...

The champions/challenger setup allows the PSP to put whoever they want into the challengers division. This gives them the flexibility to put in a team like Art Chaos, without them directly going to the pro/champions division. Being top-2 of D1 is just one path in, not the only path in.

Baca Loco said...

NewPro
Silly rabbit Trix are for kids. And you are ignoring both the ownership stakes and egos involved.

bigbob
Take a look at the 'Initial Thoughts' post for the basic story on the TonTons. I'll have more on it as well when I parse Lane's response as posted on PBN.

Mike said...

Baca said: "As per the TonTons affair in Riverside there is an undeniable political component involved."

I hope not.

TonTons didn't have a set pit crew and asked people to help along the way. I helped run their pit earlier in the day when they played DMG and Royalty. They smashed DMG in 5 1/2 minutes and Royalty did put 3 points on the board but the TonTons dominated. They are Pros anyway you cut it and I expected them to bump up that day.

The dry heat in Cali builds through out the day starting around 70 and after lunch it will settle in around 100. That 30 degree build up means you have to crono all the time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mike,
You are wrong in the whole despite having a few particulars right.

First, this was not happening to other teams like this. Are the Tontons uniquely inept at chronoing their guns??

Next they were chronoed on and fine and then suprised checked in the game and caught.

Then you cite their wins...surprise it would be a lot easier to win if you were murdering the other team on the break with lanes that arrive at their spots before they do.

If this is true, every win here and abroad should have an asterisk after it. Its similar to Lance armstrong in the sense that every worldwide win should potentially be overturned.

Anonymous said...

I think it's fine to wipe out a teams entire paintball record and add all those asterix's if they are French. I doubt people would be so gung-ho to do so if the Iron Men had a similar issue at the next event, with the disciplinary precedent already set by the league in the case of the TonTon. Not that I'm complaining, because hey ARE French, but we should be mindful of double standards and remember that history typically repeats itself.
I don't think Bobs teams had their records/titles taken away even after repeated instances of gun-cheating - I doubt it was even discussed.

Mike said...
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Baca Loco said...

Mike
You misunderstood my intent. The political element cuts in the Ton Tons favor in my estimation.

Nick Brockdorff said...

We've never seen a purely russian roster in the PSP pro division - it would be very interesting to see what they can actually do.

I have no doubt the russian Heat guys will be going to AC for PSP - they play Europe with AC and train together daily.

As for RL players, it's a different case.... they may play Europe together, but they don't train the same place (RL has their own training facility)..... and it might be easier for AC to just cherry pick from other russian pro and semi-pro teams, rather than going to war with RL over 1 or 2 players.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention that owner of the AC also gave job (real job, outside paintball industry) at least to Fedorov. They are connected on more levels, than just paintball...