SpeedQB Pro Division EU – A Challenge
Last weekend the first rounds of the ProDivision were played in Helenaveen (Realstrikearena). It was two tough days for everyone involved, because not only the players were under enormous pressure for up to eight hours, but also the organizers and referees had a hard weekend. Where the first matchday was still running to the normal extent, on the second day it became a progressive challenge as the hours pass.
Return travel conditions prevent teams from participating
Since the Netherlands is currently considered a high incidence area, the entry or return to one’s own country is a piece of work or even not possible without a quarantine of up to two weeks. On Sunday, all players who traveled through Germany or back to Germany had to show a current negative corona test to avoid a fine. The quarantine regulations are set differently for stays of less than 24 hours, as this counts as “transit”. The requirements of the EU’s neighbouring countries meant, among other things, French teams/players not to arrive. For entry into DE, the tvr rule (tested, vaccinated, recovered) continues to apply for a stay of 24 hours.
Team Chaos (NL) & S.O.N Speed Division help Legion Airsoftsquad (GB) and ATSB (DE)
The Legion Airsoftsquad was also hit hard by the travel regulations. On Friday, only two players from the EU Pro team arrived and were supported by Team CHAOS from the Netherlands (Cavey, Nemi, AlunK) and Germany (Sol). Team ATSB had the same problem. Again, players were missing due to the GGG regulation and holiday time which is currently in Germany. For ATSB, among others, CHAOS Blueyes played as a stake.
Injuries on the second day
With high sporting demands, injuries can always occur, especially if the players have not been able to train properly for months. Unfortunate movements and the decrease in concentration can also contribute to (severe) injuries. On the first matchday there was a failure of S2N CQB Junky and an injury to a player of the Terra Knights. On the second day, the streak of bad luck should not break off and it came during a game between Second 2 None (BE/NL) and Legion (GB) to the accident of S2N – TsjoepTsjoep. After the breakout, he wanted to slide into the corner, catching a dry spot on the ground with his knee. The knee stopped, the rest of the body wanted to continue and it came to a not insignificant strain which did not allow him to continue playing. Also at ATSB (DE) there was an accident during the last games against the Legion Airsoftsquad. This is where ATSB.Fivves was located in the right “U” he lost his mask through a team member and bruises on his face. The game was interrupted for a short time until all players were back on the dam and then continued. Fivves definitely didn’t look so good immediately after the games. A thick swollen upper lip and a clearly visible pressure point on his face marked his accident.