Dutch team Bad Boys Oss join Division 1
"Team Bad Boys Oss is the youngest team in the Dutch paintball scene, with the youngest player being just thirteen years old and already having played Paintball for five years. The average age on the team is seventeen years old and Bad Boys Oss have been playing as a team for three years now. Team Bad Boys Oss began their journey back in 2009 as a kids team that wanted to play for fun at a rookie cup event. After several competitions and winning the tournament in Holland in 2010 as a final push we decided it was time to play at a higher level. Now we are playing the Pro-Division at the NPL in Holland and will be attending Division 1 at the Millennium Series!
Our first Millennium adventure started in 2011, when we played the first Millennium event together as team Bad Boys. The event we first attended was the London Masters, with the second one being Paris. We got through the prelims twice but were not able to win the next match. With these results we ended up placed 32nd in the first year we attended the Millennium Series.
In 2012, our best season so far, Bad Boys Oss attended the NPL pro series and three out of four Millennium events. We ended up being the undefeated winners of the NPL 2012. With a winning streak of 23 wins and still rising, Bad Boys Oss is on the biggest winning streak in Holland of all time!
The second adventure started in 2012. We planned to attend all events that year but unfortunately we had to skip the first event due to exams and graduations. Still, attending three out of four events we managed to end up 8th place overall. With the best event for us so far being Millennium Bitburg where we managed to end up in 3rd place.
We managed to get ourselves a spot in Division 1 for the 2013 season! Hoping to keep growing every single day.
What Ya Gonna Do?!"
Stockholm Ignition to play SPL
"We have been playing in Sweden and some random Millennium event during our rebuild years and are now proud to be back playing the Millennium Series. This is one part of our longterm goal. It will be very nice to see all our friends in Europe again!
We have to thank all our sponsors that means everything for us! We can play with the best equipment and Wizeguy and Maxs always makes sure everything is top notch for us! If you want to keep updated, follow us on facebook and instagram."
Houston Heat Heads to Europe!
~ In partnership with G.I. Sportz, team joins Millennium Series ~
HOUSTON, TX - Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Houston Heat, powered by G.I. Sportz Paintball, is heading across the Atlantic Ocean to play in the Champions Paintball League of The Millennium European Paintball Series for the 2013 season.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to play at an international level in the Millennium Series," said Houston Heat’s owner, Randy “Sarge” Smith. "We have great respect for the talent and level of competition involved in the league and are looking forward to the unique challenges it offers."
A year ago, Houston Heat announced its entry into the professional division of the Paintball Sports Promotions (PSP) league in the United States. In its inaugural season, the team took home three tournament victories, one second place finish and ended the year as the overall series champions. Entering the Millennium Series to play with some of the best paintballers around the world seemed a natural progression and one that the team’s owner hopes will be invaluable in taking the players’ skills to the next level.
Many of the team’s players are no strangers to the European league. Six of its 10 rostered players in PSP and its coach, Jason Trosen, have played overseas and greatly benefited from the experience.
Houston Heat’s European roster has not yet been finalized. "There’s a lot of great talent out there," said Smith. "We’re considering a number of options, both at home and abroad, to ensure all our players are a good fit with the Houston Heat family."
This announcement comes on the heels of the news that the team has re-signed its key sponsors, G.I. Sportz Paintball and DLX Technologies. “We’re thankful for our sponsors, G.I. and DLX, for supporting us with world-class paint, gear and markers," said Smith. "With their help, the guys get to do something they love - play paintball - and we’re proud to help showcase their brands on a world stage."
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2013 Registration to open Monday 11th February
We will open registration for both Division 2 and Division 3, for all 4 2013 events on Monday 11th February. Please visit www.millennium-series.com/teams.php?team=register for all information on registration and links to registration forms.
There are limited places within both divisions, so please register early to guarantee yourselves a spot!
Puget-Sur-Argens Mediterranean Cup - April 12th - 14th
The Millennium are pleased to confirm that the opening event will once again be held on the French Riviera at "Parc Saint James Oasis Village", Puget-Sur-Argens.
The venue is ideally situated in the French Riviera, close to major airports, Nice is approx 35 Mins, and with the towns of Saint-Raphael and Frejus just minutes away.
Several improvements have been made to the venue raising its standards to meet the levels expected of The Millennium. Accommodation to meet all budgets has been secured to ensure this event is as cost effective as possible for all participants, including very affordable on site accommodation making the need for cars unnecessary.
This year the town of Puget and surrounding towns are fully behind the event and will be promoting our presence throughout the area helping increase the profile of our sport.
All information will be released on our website shortly, including special deals on accommodation and registration details.
First 2013 event confirmation and location will be announced 10pm CET Wednesday 30th January!
Planned confirmation of the first venue of the 2013 season
As previously announced, today was the day we planned to confirm the first venue of the 2013 series. Despite leaving plenty of time for contractual completion before planning to announce the venue, we unfortunately are still waiting on contracts to be returned to us.
To avoid problems that we've had in the past, we will not confirm any details until contracts are completed and received back with us, as the risk is too much to take, not only for us but more importantly the teams and their planning.
We trust you all understand the reasons for the delay and we can only apologise for this. We ensure you that the information will be released at the earliest opportunity and we hope that to be within the next week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Millennium Series 2013 Calendar
The Millennium Series is pleased to announce its preliminary schedule for 2013. We are currently waiting on some contractual completion in order to confirm and announce some new venue details but are confident that we can now release the below calendar to you, to allow for early planning for all;
2013 Preliminary Event Calendar
April 12th to April 14th - Mediterranean Cup (Venue to be announced 21st January 2013)
May 24th to May 26th - European Masters, Bitburg, Germany
July 5th to July 7th - Campaign Cup, London, UK
October - World Cup (Dates and new venue to be announced)
Following a very successful 2012 series, which included the biggest tournament event ever held in Europe, we are determined to continue this positive trend throughout 2013. We have been busy negotiating and securing a new and exciting venue for our final event of 2013 ... further details to follow soon!
Not only will 2013 see at least one new venue introduced into the series, but we will once again, in collaboration with the EPBF, give national teams the chance to compete in EPBF International competitions, held during our events. Further information will be made available in the coming weeks through the Millennium, the EPBF and your National Federations.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2013 series. Keep an eye on our website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter where further information regarding venues and registration will be available soon.
The Millennium Series Champions Paintball League Winners 2012
Winners: Art Chaos Moscow
"The 2012 season's objective was irrevocably set by the 2011 CPL victory: this was for the whole team like being on a one-way street whose name could not be any other than “Victory Lane”.
The result of the 2012 season is all about very hard work, about learning our lessons, and then about even harder work. It was no easy way, and this is the reason why we have banned the word "easy" from our vocabularies. Now we are already preparing for the 2013 season: the objective is set. Irrevocably!
The season's victory is a collective victory: on one hand the team - and on the other all those who did support us and who deserve our warmest thanks: the owner of the team – Sardar Sardarov, our sponsors: Arenda Avto, DLX, GI Sportz, Stako, KM Straps & HyBrid Foto."
2nd Place: San Diego Dynasty
"San Diego Dynasty and Edmonton Impact would like to thank the Millennium Series for a great 2012 season. While it's a long way for us to come, the awesome fans, the quality of the reffing, the overall event quality, and the quality of the other teams make it great fun for us. It's a great opportunity for us to play with our friends from Edmonton Impact instead of against them, and it's a lot of fun for both teams. We would especially like to thank Empire Paintball and Planet Eclipse giving us the necessary support to make the trip across the pond. We'd also like to thank Guerrilla Air, RPS, CP, and MAXS for their support. We really enjoy our time spent in Europe playing the Millenniums, and part of what makes it so special is the support we get from the fans and the other teams. You can always keep track of what we have going on by following us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DynastyPaintball or on our website at www.DynastyPaintball.com."
3rd Place: Toulouse Tontons
"For our 20th season (15 in pros since 1997), we would like first to thanks the spectators for their support and all the players for their dedication. We would also like to thank our sponsors: Dye with the best marker and playing gear, GI Sportz for the amazing paint, Supairball, Energy Paintball, Virtue, Armotech, Project K, Paintball Store and Xpaint.
The Tontons Flingueurs are by far the most successful European paintball team in history. The 2nd worldwide oldest team still playing in pro category and we will be training hard with one goal: to win the Millennium CPL for the 6th time."
4th Place: Ramstein Instinct
"Since 2009 we’ve played the Champions league after we won the SPL in 2008. This year we finished 4th place overall with two podiums (Bitburg 3rd and Paris 2nd) and a lot of exciting matches against Art Chaos Moscow. We want to use this opportunity to congratulate Art Chaos for the title of the overall winner, you deserve it!
For us it's the best result ever, especially when we lost a few good players during the off-season. Even in February we were not sure if we would have enough players for the series. Due to this fact we added Archie Montemayor and Billy Bernacchia to the team. They were more then helpful for the team. We are really proud that we played strong with a bunch of young and talented players. The Millennium Series season and the German league are over. Now we go into the off season, we will practice hard, integrate new players to the team and prepare for the next season!
If we can say thank you to somebody we want to mention all the Refs! You guys did an amazing job. In the heat or in the rain you always give your best for us, the players. Thank you for this hard and ungrateful work! Thank you Archie Montemayor and Billy Bernacchia for your help through the season! You are great players, buddies and a perfect addition to the team!
Our last words are dedicated to our sponsors. Without them we were not able to play at such a high level: Stefan “Maiwi“ Maiwald, founder and owner of Ramstein Instinct, CEO of 2DIE4 Paintball. Richmond, Shawn and Steve from G.I. Sportz. Thank you for the awesome G.I. Paintballs. Ledz and Eilidh from Planet Eclipse. Our new Instinct GEO III Team edition markers work perfect. Thank you for the great guns! Tobi and his crew from TANKED. We got some great Jerseys this year, your Jerseys rock! VForce for the perfect goggles and Globesouldiers for the nice goodies. Thank you Jeroen and your crew from GoBeyond Photography, thanks for all the great pictures!
Last but not least we thank our girlfriends/wives for missing us nearly every weekend! See you all next year in the CPL again!"