Paintball Magazine November 2018 Issue - Page 27

The semipro division of the NXL Europe is loaded with talented but inconsistent at times, teams. Russia’s Cryptonomics is a perfect example of that as they have two second place finishes, wrapped around a 19th place finish in Prague. Amsterdam Heat had a 21st place finish in Chartres and then won both Prague and Basildon. Such is life in the semiprofessional division. Here in Chantilly Cryptonomics got off to a hot start with four straight preliminary round wins. Stockholm Ignition was the only other four win preliminary round team. And this was a precursor to what would come as these two would meet in the semipro finals. The final game would be all Cryptonomics as they dismantled Stockholm Ignition 6-2. Russian Roulette beat Lucky 15s Staffordshire 4-2 in the consolation game. Twenty teams entered Division Two Xball with Bergen Legacy, Beira Mar Confienergy and Fighter Pro Shar Perm going undefeated in the preliminary rounds. In the end it was Bergen Legacy shutting out Beira Mar Confienergy 4-0 in the finals, for their first win of the season. The Norwegian Bergen Legacy had two previous final round appearances this season. www.paintball.media 027