Season finales are always bitter-sweet. The last events of the PSP, NPPL or Millennium Series are always the best attended of the year with the most on the line—and they are the events that decide which teams win the series rankings titles. It’s also the last get-together for much of the industry and many of the teams and players. And of course the season finales also bring home the reality that the cold winter months are coming in much of the country.
This fourth and last event of the NPPL series for 2012 brought together 76 seven-man teams and five pump teams. In the Pro divisions four teams had a legit shot at winning the title coming into this event—Dynasty, XSV, Infamous and Tampa Bay Damage. Arsenal, Chicago Legend and San Antonio X-Factor were mathematically alive in the title race but it would take a near miracle for one of those three to pull it off.