Mobile, AL, May 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- For people reading this laser tag is just a recreational game. For others a new sport is emerging and the fuel behind the new explosion in laser tag isn’t the traditional game played as kids in dark arenas with black lights.
The rise in popularity is coming from an obscure game called Tactical Laser Tag.
In the 1990’s an engineer designed one of the first commercial laser tag systems based on the U.S Military M.I.L.E.S gear. A system developed in the late 70’s to allow troops to practice live battle scenarios. Fast Forward almost 25 years and there are 100’s of new Tactical laser tag arena’s all over the world. (Growing at a rate of 1-2 per month in the US) They provide the everyday public with outdoor and indoor combat-based scenarios for entertainment.
Laser tag and the CMP
In addition to the entertainment value it brings. The Tactical laser tag industry supports the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) which mandates the U.S government to maintain a ready and skilled civilian force. The entertainment by its very nature is a basic lesson in marksmanship and combat tactics.
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A quote from the founder of the MLTS sums it up quite nicely. "This really is the closest anyone can get to a real live gaming experience anywhere. Players get to experience games like search and destroy and domination in real life. A true adrenaline rush for the thrill seeking adventurous gaming personality."
Competitive tactical laser tag tournaments have been announced for 2015 by the Major League Tactical Sports organization.
The first international competitive tactical laser tag organization is planning its inaugural championship this fall in Mobile, Alabama. Teams of five to eight members from all over the world will battle it out for the Major League Tactical Sports Points championship. In addition to national championship games the MLTS will be hosting the first of its kind Tactical Armageddon Tournament.
Major League Tactical Armageddon All Around Championship Tournament also known as “Tactical Armageddon” or TAAACT in smaller circles.
The Inaugural TAAACT will be held Sept 5th and 6th on Mobile Alabama where players will compete in three of four different game types during a match. They will also get to play each game with a different Tactical laser tag system. "This is the MLTS effort to find the best of the best tactical laser tag teams," says the MLTS founder.
In addition sources say the MLTS will be showcasing the Top Tactical laser tag brands and prop manufacturers found in the world. To learn more about this start-up sport MLTS can be found at www.majorleaguetacticalsports.com
Owner, Battle City Laser Tag