New Orleans Hurricanes Make Finals Debut at NXL Las Vegas Major, Secure 2nd Place

New Orleans Hurricanes Make Finals Debut at NXL Las Vegas Major, Secure 2nd Place

New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Hurricanes showcased their hard work and dedication at the 2024 NXL Las Vegas Major, securing 2nd place in a thrilling finals match against the iconic San Diego Dynasty. The tournament, held from March 8-12th, marked the Hurricanes' first Professional division appearance in the finals, a testament to their rigorous preparation during the off-season.

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Coach Mike Bianca, whose leadership was instrumental in guiding the team to the finals, was honored as Coach of the Event. Reflecting on the team's journey, Bianca stated, "After our performance at World Cup last year, it was vital for us to demonstrate our ability to rebound and showcase our resilience. The team did just that. With unwavering grit, determination, focus, and teamwork, they proved point after point that we are a force to be reckoned with. I am incredibly proud of each individual who dons the Canes jersey. They gave me everything I asked of them and then some exceeding my expectations."

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Daniel Camp, a standout player for the Hurricanes, shared his perspective on the team's achievements: "The dedication we've shown both on and off the field during the off-season was evident in Las Vegas. Despite a close loss to Dynasty in an intense overtime match, I'm immensely proud of our performance. Competing in the finals against a team as esteemed as Dynasty was a dream come true for me and a significant milestone for us as a team."

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Camp also highlighted a key moment in the tournament, his victory in a high-stakes triple overtime one-on-one match against the talented Joe Barrett of Los Angeles Infamous during the quarterfinals. "That victory was not just for the team but for everyone who has supported us along the way. It was a moment of pure joy and a memory I'll treasure forever."
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Future Aspirations
With their sights set on continued success, the Hurricanes are eagerly preparing for the NXL Lone Star Major, scheduled for April 26-28, 2024 where they aim to further solidify their standing in the professional paintball community.

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Acknowledgment of Sponsors
The Hurricanes extend their heartfelt gratitude to their sponsors for their invaluable support. Special thanks to Committed Paintball for supplying the team with the cutting-edge TWISTER CS3s, Planet Eclipse for their continued support on and off the field and creating the best markers in the game, CRBN Paintball for top-notch protective wear and pod packs, and GI Sportz for the unparalleled 5-Star paint, along with premium pants and jerseys. The team also appreciates JT Paintball for the Pro Flex masks, Gen X Global for the best pods in the game, and the support from TRANZFUSE,, Zen and the Art of Paintball, Cripple Chicken, and Ja-Roy Pest Control. A special mention to Drew Bankston, owner of LA Xtreme Paintball, the team's home field, for his continuous support.

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Stay Connected
Follow the Hurricanes' progress on Instagram @hurricanes.pb and Facebook at New Orleans Hurricanes. For media inquiries, please contact Stuart Ridgel at

Visit to support the team and explore official merchandise.

About the New Orleans Hurricanes
The New Orleans Hurricanes, based in Slidell, Louisiana, compete in the National Xball League (NXL) as a professional paintball team. Renowned for their strategic gameplay and strong team ethos, the Hurricanes have rapidly emerged as a prominent team in the sport, dedicated to excellence and the advancement of competitive paintball.

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Stuart Ridgel

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