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CBP # 4
First Place Open Class - Stockholm Joy Division
The Circuito Brasileiro De Paintball continues to bring intense 5-man competition to South American paintballers in Brasil. The CBP's fourth tournament in the 2008 season was held at one of the series' staple locations – the manicured grass fields of Gorilaz Paintball field in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo. A mix of warm, cold, rainy and sunny weather brought variety to the weekend while the facilities at Gorilaz provided the support needed for an event of CBP's scale
At the invitation of Gorilaz Paintball Store the prominent Swedish team, Stockholm Joy Division traveled south of the Equator, including the CBP as one of the stops in their 2008 world competition tour. Five players and coach Magued Idris brought the strength of International competition to the event. As the top ranked team in the CPL division of Europe's Millennium Series, Joy brought fanfare and excitement with them, meeting and playing with the local players and fans.
The tournament took place in the CBP's structure of preliminary round games followed by a best-of-three finals round for the top ranked teams.
The open division, which allows teams of any skill level, on up to pro, was a showcase for the European Stars, Joy Division. The level of aggression and precision they showed on the field, was eye opening for many of the spectators who had not had the opportunity to travel to international competitions. Mowing through their competition, Joy hit a stumbling block in the form of Ninjinhas White, throwing the crowd into a frenzy as the first local team took down the European champs. After fourteen games of prelims, Ninjinhas and Joy found themselves facing each other in the finals match-up. Early in the prelims, a Ninjinjas White player was served a 6 game suspension penalty, which meant they were down to four players on the field in the finals. Despite that handicap, Ninjinhas beat Joy, letting the title hinge on their third game, which went to Joy Division. Sister team Ninjinhas Delta finished in third place based on their rank from the prelims.
Six teams came out to compete for the D4 title. Chan lost only one of their games against their on-field rivals Adrenalina Pura. The Vipers also had a strong showing finishing the prelims in the third ranking slot. In the finals, Chan took down Adrenalina Pura two games in a row for the trophy.
The D5 competition saw the first appearance of Rio de Janeiro based Cowboys from Hell, and the Gardenais, making serious competition for the veteran teams Commando Blackout and Monkeys. Hard fought preliminary round games finished with Cowboys from Hell in third place, leading Gardenais by 18 points. In the finals Commando Blackout tied with Monkeys, but they won the next two games, bringing home the first place trophy.
The tournament proved an eventful climax to the CBP season, and the CBP crew was very pleased with the positive comments they received from their European guests. Karina Simoes of Gorilaz Paintball extended her thanks to Magued Idris, Maximus, Mellus, Knut, Monkey, Scandal, Celilia and Roberto Ciccio from Severe paint supplier Paintball Pro for their parts in making the event a success.
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