A few weeks back there was a rumor floating around that the NE Hurricanes and St. Louis Avalanche pro paintball teams might be merging for the 2010 season. While we can’t confirm or deny the teams merging, it is interesting to note that the following photo features Frank Connell with a 2010 NE Hurricanes Planet Eclipse Ego.
Pro Paintball teams from across the nation will be battling it out this weekend in Huntington Beach, CA. As this is the season opener, nearly anything can happen. Last year we witnessed several shockers including series leader DC Arsenal losing out to Oakland BLAST in the overall championship and relative new comers San Francisco Explicit winning matches against former Triple Crown Champions San Diego Dynasty.
This year, Vancouver Vendetta and Newport Entourage will be making their pro paintball debut. Throughout the off season, teams like Edmonton Impact, Tampa Bay Damage, San Diego Dynasty, St. Louis Avalanche and Los Angeles Infamous have been stacking their rosters with national champions from years prior. As we go into the first event, everyone here at Pro Paintball is very excited and we are all placing bets as to which teams will be leading the pack.
With all of this in mind, we are proud to open this story for your NPPL HB team predictions. If you are lucky enough to predict the top 4 teams in the pro division we will award you with a prize. Our prizes include T-Shirts from Sly Equipment, San Francisco Explicit and Pro Paintball.com, barrel wraps from Paintball Photography and DLX Technologies, and headbands from PBheadbands.com.
For extra credit, feel free to share your predictions for divisional paintball teams.
Read on for the official pro paintball team list and be sure to place your top 4 picks in the comments below.
We spotted world renown pro paintball player Billy Bernacchia roaming around the Surf City Open today. Billy, an Eclipse E-Mortal, is playing with St. Louis Avalanche for the 7-man pro series and VICIOUS for X-ball. Billy was kind enough to … Read More
Today marked the opening of the PRO division in Aldie, VA, for the USPL DC Challenge event. With the West Coast Open being only four weeks prior to this event, the question of whether or not this event would take place was floating regularly in the chatbox. The event is in play, the weather is overcast with high humidity and the crowed’s are looking thin on this Saturday morning.
Update: Just added an article on Indianapolis Mutiny
This year, pro paintball team St. Louis Avalanche has several returning players. They will be rocking Planet Eclipse markers with prophecy paintball loaders, empire goggles and jerseys, guerilla air tanks, NXE Paintball harness and NXE elevation series paintball pants, GXG Pods, and Violent triggers. They will be playing in the NPPL pro paintball 7 man series, check out their roster:
It was a long drawn out, fly infested weekend many of us have grown to be familiar with through many seasons at SC Village. Paintball photographers Kyle Johnson and Matt Dawson took to the field with their man soda at 7:30am Friday morning and proceeded to finish out the weekend Sunday evening incredibly dehydrated and with leather necks they had not had just days prior.
Billy Bernacchia has just returned home from his second trip to the LAPPL playing along side team Peru Paintball. Here’s what he had to say: This was a big South American event in a soccer stadium. Myself and Brian Gigliotti … Read More
The pro paintball season opener is just around the corner and xball teams across the country are gearing up. Read on for the latest roster updates and paintball rumors from Chicago Aftershock, Tampa Bay Damage, Los Angeles Infamous and a bit of industry gossip.
Hot off the press just this morning, Pro Paintball player and photographer Drew Templeton of Aftersock (PSP) and Avalanche (USPL) put together a free online magazine esque section to his website for everyone to view his vision and thoughts on paintball today. A little background information on Drew includes playing for team Voltage in the PSP with many of the current players on his current teams. He previously worked for the Pb2Extremes magazine during their last leg of their existance, aside from owning/opperating his current personal website Drewbietron.com
The following is the first of hopefully many issues to come from Drew!
In this premiering issue, Drew introduces to us what The Grind means in his eyes, he gives the readers a more in-depth look into the Aftershock program and their practice styles in preparation for the road to World Cup, and finally the event itself.
St. Louis Avalanche Players: Billy Bernacchia Frank Connell Steve Dabilis Roger Henn Ian Martin Drew Templeton Danny Tiljak Jacob Whittaker