- Chapter 5 of Internal Damage, “Chopping Block”
- Interview with Baltimore Revo, Going Pro at PSP Chicago
- 2014 PSP Chicago Open Field Layout
- Chapter 4 of Internal Damage, “Blindsided”
- Riley Sullivan and XSV Part Ways, New Players Added to Roster
- Baltimore Revo Goes Pro, Enters PSP Challengers Division
- Pro Team Texas Storm Disbands, Fire at Home Field
- 2014 PSP Mid Atlantic Open Challengers Finals Video
- 2014 CPL Pro Finals, Houston Heat vs Edmonton Impact Video
- Tampa Bay Damage, Art Chaos Raw Practice Video
Chicago Legend Retires from Paintball (and NPPL)
- Updated: February 23, 2013 at 4:11 PM
Professional paintball team Chicago Legend will no longer compete in the NPPL, nor any other league for that matter. Chicago Legend recently made it public via Twitter that the team would be no more, issuing the statement: “Paintball lost a really good team today, it’s unfortunate.” Team owner Dennis Olsen confirmed in a statement earlier today, “Hung up my paintball cleats for good today. The only thing I will miss will be the game itself. Door shut, not looking back!”
Hung up my paintball cleats for good today. The only thing I will miss will be the game itself. Door shut, not looking back! @ChicagoLegend
— Dennis Olson (@dennisolson) February 23, 2013
The number of professional teams competing in the NPPL this year is at a steady decline. Damage and Infamous have decided to opt out of the NPPL pro division to focus on PSP. Both XSV and Edmonton Impact have decided to take their leave to compete in the PSP, as well. So the question remains, who’s next? Will the NPPL have enough professional teams this year to have a true professional division?
Along with the departure of several professional teams, the NPPL and PSP have clashing tournament dates for their August event. Not only will professional teams have to choose between both leagues, but divisional teams will be left to do the same. It can be assumed that not many divisional teams will want to play a national league that doesn’t consist of a professional division, considering playing professionally is the goal of the majority of divisional players. It will be interesting to see how things unfold in April at the NPPL Huntington Beach Open.
What do you think about this entire ordeal? Will the NPPL fall after losing so many professional teams? If so, what will happen afterwards?