hurricanesThe following is a guest post by Jeff Stein of the New England Hurricanes, entitled “Something Wicked Comes this Way”. A bit of background; a few weeks back we broke the news that the New England Hurricanes would be restructuring their pro paintball organization. As a follow up to the announcement, Jeff answered a few questions for ProPaintball.com. Now, almost two weeks later the Hurricanes have released several important pieces of information, shedding light as to how the guys from New England plan to build their new paintball team.

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The New England Hurricanes have decided to put together a video competition for their latest episode. The selected winner will be given exclusive footage of the Hurricanes and be allowed to produce an official episode of Birth of a Storm. Read on for the entries. You can vote for your favorite here.

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hurricanesWhen we heard a rumor that Dan Savoie of the New England Hurricane’s was retiring from pro paintball, well, we didn’t want to believe it. We recently had a chance to catch up with Dan and learn about his life as a pro paintball player, what its like to both coach and play on a team and his future.

PPB: Name / Age / Years playing paintball / Teams played for:

Dan Savoie / 23 / 7 years nationally/ NE Hurricanes & NYX Distortion

PPB: There’s been talk of you retiring from professional paintball. What gives?

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Pro Paintball correspondant Tim Barnard was able to give us a recap of what went down at the first Hurricane Tournament Series. Here’s the scoop:

The first ever Hurricanes Series Event was held at Camelot Paintball, located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. The Hurricane Series is a PSP regional affiliate, which was refereed by Division 1, New England Hurricanes. And running the show was Jeff Stein, who organized the entire event. He also had a car full of New England Hurricane T-shirts he was giving out which was awesome! Also Billy Bernacchia was on site helping out and watching games, and talking to teams and players. It was perfect weather, sunny and in the mid 80’s.

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As previously rumored, Jeff Stein and the New England Hurricanes are proud to formally announce the new Hurricane Tournament Series. The HTS will cater to paintball players in the New England area and serve as a feeder series to tournament paintball on a national level in the PSP. Read on for a first look at the Hurricane Tournament Series.

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Birth of a Storm, a first in a series of online videos from the Hurricanes, provides an inside look at the development of a new pro paintball program and in many ways showcases the future of paintball. This video series (yes, there will be more) and the ones like it will provide another lens for truly exposing the inner-workings and subsequent rise of our sport. We anticipate that we will see several more of these paintball documentaries & webisodes from pro paintball teams throughout the next couple of years as teams begin to develop their brands. In releasing this webisode, Jeff Stein and the Hurricanes may very well become known as trend setters in an industry that has faced a painfully slow transition to accepting and fully utilizing online and social media outlets to their full potential. The webisode that follows is truly inspiring. Watch and learn folks, THIS IS THE FUTURE.

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Read on for a few notes from Hurricanes owner Jeff Stein and information on how to stay up to date with the team.

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