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Re: xball?

In Reply to: Re: xball? posted by PigTech on June 06, 2003 at 09:35:42:


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Posted by:
megabyte

on June 06, 2003 at 14:27:03


: I totally disagree.

: X-Ball is way cool to play. X-Ball is cool to watch, X-Ball has a good shot at getting on TV. I don't think X-Ball has a good shot at being the dominant tourment format. Tournaments as they are now - big events with lots of teams, won't work with X-Ball, because X-Ball matches take so much longer to play. I think a more likely direction is that teams will be playing 5 or 10 man in order to qualify to get in to X-Ball competitions, or a blended type of format for big tournaments like World Cup, where the prelims are 5 man to sort out who goes into the X-Ball tournament that acts as the semifinals-finals. That's kind of the direction the NPPL has already gone - they play regular 7 man prelims, and quarterfinals, but then the finals you play the best 3 games out of 5 which is more like a mini X-Ball match.

: See you on the field,
: -Bill Mills

Well I dont know how else to say it but putting on tournaments is a money making venture for the promotors so they will do whatever is in their best interest to make money period. Now if you understand that concept whomever gets the TV rights will be the dominent form of paintball. With the best pros already in the NXL-Xball how can any other format have a chance?

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