Sean “Crunchy” Macdonald resigns from San Diego Dynasty. According to ProPaintball insiders, Crunchy needed to focus his attention back on his work. If rumors serve us right, he is a river boat captain by trade. No word as to if he will continue playing with DC Arsenal in the NPPL 7-man series.
ProPaintball is proud to unveil the 2011 DC Arsenal pro jerseys and latest news and rumors on the pro paintball team.
Designed by Eric Prum and Style Supply, the new Arsenal jerseys features a unique design and the logos of team sponsors GI Sports, Sly Equipment, MacDev, and PaintballPhotography.com.
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DC Arsenal made two last minute adjustments to the pro paintball teams roster prior to this weekends NPPL 2011 Chicago Open paintball tournament. Dorrito player Justin Schwarz has left the team and former Arsenal player Steven Pitts will be taking his place. According to sources, Schwarz is playing with Frank Connell and St. Louis Avalanche for the Chicago Open. ProPaintball insiders suggest there a high likelihood that Justin will be returning to Infamous for the remainder of the season.
Steven Pitts most recently played with pro paintball with San Diego Aftermath. Aftermath retired at the end of the 2010 season and several of his former teammates joined Dynasty. Accourding to sources familiar with the matter, Dynasty offered Pitts a spot on the teams 2011 roster. Instead, Pitts decided instead to refocus his energy on completing his college degree prior to returning to the pro field. When talking to ProPaintball, Pitts mentioned that he planned to take off the 2011 paintball season and only played with Hollywood HK because he couldn’t afford to miss NPPL Huntington Beach. A member of DC Arsenal who wished to remain anonymous informed ProPaintball that Arsenal offered Steven Pitts a deal and practice/event schedule that he could not refuse.
Arsenal has a very solid roster and it will be interesting to watch them progress throughout the NPPL 2011 Super-7 series. Be sure to stay tuned for the latest paintball gear, news and rumors on ProPaintball.com.
We reported in our previous pro team update that Arsenal would be out at Capital Edge Paintball Park (CEPP) to practice against SF Explicit and Oakland BLAST on the recently released HB layout. The following is a video, filmed and produced by Cassidy Sanders of PBFashion, that captures footage and one-on-one interviews with Justin Schwarz, Tom Fore, JC Whittington, Justin Rabackoff, and Dave Bains.
Music in order:
Gerruzz Vs. Redman – dos443
Figure and Will Bailey – Move
Drop Down (Haydn Hoffman Remix)
As the 2011 NPPL season approaches, very little talk of pro team DC Arsenal has sparked, that is, until recently.
What we know:
ProPaintball insiders suggest that two of the core sponsors of Arsenal will be DLX Technologies, providing their Luxe 1.5 paintball markers, and SLY Equipment providing their Profit goggle systems and possibly other soft goods.
It was rumored that Arsenal was picking up players and forming what was said to be a “dream team” roster. That statement is strictly a matter of opinion; however, I do not think anyone would disagree that the team has made big moves to rebuild by picking up some great players. The team is said to not only be competing in the 7-man NPPL but also the European Millennium Series.
- Pat Rhodes
- JC Whittington
- Collin Laster
- Justin “LJ” Schwarz *formerly of Los Angeles Infamous
- Kevin “Kali” Rudulph *formerly of Los Angeles Infamous
- Dave “The Beast” Bains *formerly of Edmonton Impact
- Justin Rabackoff *formerly of Tampa Bay Damage
Arsenal, Explicit and BLAST will be meeting up at Capital Edge Paintball Park (CEPP) to practice the official HB field layout this weekend. If you are in the area, I encourage you head out there for what is sure to be a great weekend of paintball!
DC Arsenal and Tom Fore are back—and in a big way. Arsenal will once again be competing in the NPPL beginning with the DC NPPL event taking place at Pev’s on August 6, 7, and 8. They will also play the NPPL season finale in Las Vegas on October 8, 9, and 10.
Beginning with the PSP Mid Atlantic Open, Arsenal’s JC Whittington will be playing with Dynasty, and Tom Fore will be there to help coach the team. After Dynasty and Arsenal’s successful venture into the Millennium in 2009, Tom and Dynasty will be teaming up for PSP for the remainder of the 2010 season, with an eye towards 2011. “We had a great time working with Tom last year in Europe,” said Dynasty Captain Alex Fraige. “JC is a great player, and we’re excited to have him and Tom on board, and are looking forward to a successful second half of the season with their help.” Arsenal owner Tom Fore added, “We are excited about this joint venture and the opportunity to build on the success of our 2009 Dynasty/Arsenal Team.”
Tom Fore and his pro paintball team DC Arsenal were leading the pro 7-man series in 2009 and for all intents and purposes, disappeared for the first half of 2010. Rumors during the off season had placed Arsenal in the PSP, back in the NPPL, disbanded, restructuring, you name it.
With that in mind, we are proud to share an exclusive statement from Tom Fore on DC Arsenal’s return to pro paintball.
The road to the NPPL 7-man season opener in Huntington Beach is heating up. Pro Paintball teams from across the nation are making last minute preparations to insure their rosters are on point and their game plans are set. Read on for the latest paintball news from Tampa Bay Damage, DC Arsenal, Portland Naughty Dogs, San Diego Dynasty and Edmonton Impact. Continue reading
Pro paintball player Chris DeSignor of DC Arsenal has released an update regarding the 2010 season. Chris plays second in the snake for Arsenal and competed in his first pro paintball event at NPPL Huntington Beach, CA, 2008. Continue reading
The off season is in full swing and the rumors are flying. In this weeks rumor report we showcase the latest and most credible rumors floating around the paintball community. Read on for news on the Naughty Dogs, Russian Legion, DC Arsenal, Edmonton Impact, XSV and X-Factor. Continue reading