Everybody clap your hands and welcome with open arms the AES race-to series into the game as a new PSP affiliate league. So it seems that the PSP has picked up a new affiliate league along the way. Good for them. Welcome the AES, or the Avid Extreme Sports league for a breakdown of the meaning.
The PSP and AES have teamed up for the 2012 year and quite possibly the years following 2012, which is good for the sport of paintball as well as the regional league. The AES operates paintball events in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas. They have a division 4 5-man and a division 3 5-man race-to format. It looks like a promising league for the paintballers in these central states. There will be 4 events for both the northern and southern conferences with a championship shootout game at the very end.
Here is a breakdown of the dates so far for both the northern and southern conferences:
|Event 1||Feb. 18 & 19||Mar. 24 & 25|
|Event 2||May 5 & 6||April 28 & 29|
|Event 3||July 14 & 15||June 2 & 3|
|Event 4||Aug. 25 & 26||July 28 & 29|
|Final||Sept. 22 & 23||Sept. 22 & 23|
It’s cool that the PSP is helping to grow the sport. I’m not suggesting they wouldn’t, as they are easily one of the biggest, if not the biggest, tournament series in the world of paintball. When you think of paintball tournaments here in the USA, you either think of NPPL or PSP. Maybe soon, you will see a merged NPPL and PSP to become something even bigger and better than anything else paintball has seen in the USA. But for now, we will be happy with the new addition to the affiliate leagues. Good luck to everyone participating in the AES race-to series and best of luck to everyone competing in the 2012 season. Play hard.
For more information about the AES race-to series, go to the AES race-to series website and click on the AES Race-to 2012 link.