As the Millennium Series began their preperations for this upcoming weekend's season opener in Puget-Sur-Agens France, they arrived this morning to find an organizers worst nightmare - two fields of bunkers and large part of the netting system were damaged or completely destroyed beyond repair. Despite having security on site, person or persons were able to carry out this unfathomable act.
The Millenium Series has been known for holding some of the best and largest paintball events in Europe drawing teams from around the world. According to the Millenniums Series Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OfficialMillenniumSeries) this sabotage attack will not effect this weekend's event. The staff will be working through the nights to repair and finish the setup before teams begin to arrive. Training sessions and field walking is scheduled to start Thursday at noon.
"In all the years of holding events throughout Europe, we have never had such an incident which is clearly designed to undermine the series for whatever reason. This incident is now under Police investigation and The Millennium will offer a generous reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible. At the end of the day nobody gains from such actions, it affects the teams, sponsors and all participants. It is a very sad state of affairs that some people in our industry feel that this is an acceptable way tobehave. Security will be vastly increased with the assistance of the local Police & Mayor’s office for the remainder of the set up and event itself. Any information received will be treated in the strictest confidence and with gratitude."