Chesapeake City, Maryland – After two successful tournaments woven between world-class professional events at OXCC Paintball, the Mid-Atlantic Paintball League is preparing for the third event of their 2013 season by adding a pump division! After receiving several inquiries from players throughout the Mid-Atlantic region about the possibility of offering a pump play at MAPL events, league promotion staff, including owner Rick Carver, Promoter Larry Motes, Logistics Director Jennifer Silverman and Marketing Director Joshua D. Silverman consulted with industry representatives and found ample support and excitement for such a division, culminating in the decision to offer it immediately! The MAPL Star Spangled Open, to be promoted July 13 and 14 at OXCC Paintball, will offer three-man and five-man divisional RaceTo paintball, as well as an open-class, three-man RaceTo pump division!
In addition to D4/5 three-man and five-man RaceTo divisional competitions already offered by the Mid-Atlantic Paintball League, the 2013 MAPL Star Spangled Open will include an open-class, three-man pump division! Intended to provide another option for current and new MAPL customers to enjoy competitive paintball, the open pump division offered by the MAPL at the Star Spangled Open will feature an affordable entry of only $100 per team and a generous prize package, soon to be announced, provided by generous industry supporters! Companies already aboard to support the pump division at the Star Spangled Open include Deadlywind and Pinokio. Deadlywind manufactures high-tech carbon fiber barrels that provide versatility, accuracy and light weight, traits critical for pump paintball success, while Pinokio produces some of the lightest, fastest and most reliable hoppers available.
“We are thrilled to offer a pump division at the Star Spangled Open,” said MAPL Marketing Director Joshua D. Silverman. “We want our valued customers, and indeed the entire industry, to know that we love paintball, not just one particular type or style of play. As the MAPL grows, we aim to welcome as many styles of paintball to our league as possible and we fully recognize that ramping markers and fast-paced RaceTo competition may not be for everyone. Pump paintball offers strategy, movement, exhilaration and challenges like nothing else and does it with minimal paint output, making it ideal for players on tighter budgets, those who may not fit the profile of a young, athletic tournament competitor or those who simply love to put one well-aimed paintball into someone else’s goggles!”
The MAPL (Mid-Atlantic Paintball League), the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier divisional paintball tournament series, promotes RaceTo three-man and five-man paintball tournaments at OXCC Paintball Park in Chesapeake City, Maryland, home of the PSP Mid-Atlantic Open and NPPL Northeast Open. With an experienced event staff, world-class referees, a pro-level venue and a remarkable prize package at every event, the MAPL is dedicated to the teams and players who are the league’s valued customers. The MAPL gratefully acknowledges its sponsors for the 2013 season: Valken Paintball, Bob Long Technologies, Planet Eclipse, Exalt, Virtue, Crossfire, Raza, PaintballX3 Magazine and the newest companies to join the MAPL family, Deadlywind and Pinokio!
The Mid-Atlantic Paintball League
2941 Old Telegraph Road
Chesapeake City, MD 21915