May I have your attention please.
Will the real World Cup please stand up. Will the real World Cup please stand up.
(We're gonna have a problem here ...)
Seems the Millennium kids are at it again. Or maybe it's that alphabet federation gimmick of theirs (along with the acronymic empty suits of the other imaginary federations.) Anyway, Paris-Chantilly is being touted as a preview of the coming "new" 2014 MS. (Among other things.) Why, they will have the teams in the CPL shake hands in front of the grandstand after each match from now on--er, just like it's done in the PSP. But this next part is really exciting; D1 & D2 finals will be played on the CPL field so they will be seen on the webcast--er, just like it's done in the PSP. So okay maybe it's not completely new but it's new to the Millennium. Like that used car your dad once bought, not really new but new to you.
The really big news however is that this event (Paris-Chantilly) will be the first ever really truly honest-to-goodness legit World Cup. You read that right. A World Cup event! Pretty exciting. As opposed, I suppose, to that pretender that's been called World Cup for a coupl'a decades now (or thereabouts) every October in Florida that draws 300 plus teams from around the planet. If you're like me and struggling a little bit to understand what's happening you can get the scoop from the EPBF's Facebook page and/or this timely YouTube video. Should clear everything right up--only it doesn't really.
One must admire the EPBF's determination to be relevant as they (apparently) attempt to usurp all paintball authority on a global scale but simply saying it's so doesn't actually make it so. If it did the Millennium might--here I go again--have a rulebook.