OPL Round #4: Ontario Paintball League
New replay technology was added to the Behind the Bunker Broadcast, courtesy of Defcon Paintball and a few others who donated for the new technology. To see live game footage from the event, click the following link:
D3......The Rampage power house line of Zak Carless, David Tandory, Travis Brake, Conner Vella and Andre Gravelle had a 'bounce back' performance. After having an uncharacteristic 5th place finish at event 3, they won event 4 with a 4-2 win in the finals over Northern Loyalty. We've seen consistent progression from Loyalty, as they moved up from D4 to D3 since last season. Loyalty has already finished in the top three twice this year, and their event 4 second place finish was their best result yet. Attrition took a tough loss in the semi-finals, losing by a swing point major in the final seconds. Never the less, congrats on the D3 podium finishes Attrition, Loyalty, and Rampage.
D4........With the help of coach Rusty Glaze Mississauga Hate had a stellar event, adding another first place to their resume. Hate is filled with lots of young and upcoming talent. A lot of their players competed in the NXL Chicago event the weekend before the OPL, so it was a smooth transition for them to apply what they learnt about the layout in Chicago. Stratford Storm looked strong as well, loosing by just one point in the finals match.
D5..........Hustlers go 'back-to-back' with a first place finish at Event 3 & 4. Ham Hawks, who finished 2nd, made it to the podium for the second time this year (since their first place finish at Event 2). Corruption, who finished 3rd, finished in the top three for the fourth time in a row. It seems like these three teams are in a constant battle for 1st place. Only four weeks until we see which one of these teams will win the final event, or if an underdog will rise.
OPL Beginner Division......The Rough Assassins land their first win, after placing 2nd at Event 3 and 3rd at Event 2. Congratulations to the Rough Assassins, Hype (2nd place) and the Hustlers (3rd place) on their great playing all weekend long.
The venue for the final event is TBA, so the players, teams, and coaches must be eager to find out where the final battle of the season will be held. Best of luck to all teams at Event 5.
OPL Event 4 Standings Below:
1. Niagara Rampage
2. Northern Loyalty
Division 4 X-ball
1. Mississauga Hate
2. Stratford Storm
3. Northern Momentum
Division 5 X-ball
2. Ham Hawks
1. Rough Assassins