We are getting closer to the kick off of the PBL Pacific Coast Championship (PCC) preliminary stages. On February 28th we will be in the following stores: University Village (Seattle), Pioneer Place (Portland), Westfield San Francisco Center, Westfield Valley Fair (Santa Clara), Westfield Topanga (Canoga Park), Century City (Los Angeles) and South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa). The 28th will be the first time that we will be able to see the talent available in each of the four regions, SoCal, NorCal, Oregon and Washington. The teams will have a nine-week period to finalize their rosters.
We are expecting to see some great talent in SoCal simply because there is such a big population to draw from. If sheer numbers are going to make the difference, then one of the L.A. teams will likely come out on top.
The total population might not be the key factor, but instead, the concentration of serious gamers. In that case, Northern California might have the best chance. It is possible that the number of tech companies in NorCal could mean a larger number of serious Halo players.
Another possibility all together is that it won’t just be about talent but also about the passion the players bring to the competition. Portland has both DJBlue, the voice of the PBL, and Jeff eXtine of eXtv. These experienced casters do an excellent job of inspiring players to perform at their best. Portland could end up winning it all with a combination of talent and intensity.
If the competition was held today, we would have to believe that the Puget Sound area would emerge victorious. The teams in the Seattle area have been playing together for more than a month. Of course, 343 is in their back yard and the area is full of Halo talent.
We are anxious to get rolling with the preliminary stage to set who is going to bring out the talent. For questions or comments please email firstname.lastname@example.org.