Archive for June, 2011

TonTon Summer Camp

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Toulouse TonTon, DYE’s premier team in France, have just completed another one of their popular Summer Camps – a week long camp which combines paintball practice with other fun activities like Kayaking and Diving. The group was also treated to a clinic from Lyonnel Parrra, the captain of fellow DYE team Marseille Vision.

There are only a few spaces left for the next Summer Camp in July, so if you want to be part of the action, contact the team right away! www.campstonton.com

Nexus – New Beginnings: Episode Two

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Episode two of the ‘Nexus – New Beginnings’ series is now live! This installment follows Nexus through the second Millennium series event in Bitburg, Germany.

DYE Travel Blog: Pete “Mr.U” Utschig CSP Equador 2011

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Often I hear how lucky I am to be a pro player and get to travel the world go to cool places and meet all kinds of people. I do realize how lucky I am but there is always a place or an event that really emphasizes it. Last month I was able to live out one of my life long dreams and travel to the Galapagos Islands, the best sponsor any paintball player could ask for, DYE and my South American teammates Zurikatas made all possible. Since the islands are located in Ecuador the country where the CSP was being held. I called up my buddy Tony Perez, who was playing in the event with the team Wild Dogs Columbia, we set up a 3-day man venture.

First stop was Quinto the biggest city in Ecuador and then we were headed off to a real life version of Jurassic park. We were greeted at the airport by Andres a friend and paintball dealer of the Zurikatas guys. We were treated like kings and got to see the Island through the eyes of a local. The Island was alive from the moment we stepped on the ferry.  Sea Loins lounged around the docks as if they were part of the population, giants sea turtles swam up next to our boats to just check us out what we were up too.
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All kinds of birds, giant swimming lizards and big sharks, yes sharks were just an arms length away, and sometimes closer. Since swimming with sharks is something I would never ever do at home in NYC (because I am scared) Tony decided it was on top priority to do in Galapagos, and boy did we find the sharks. We rented a boat and hired a captain for a snorkeling tour, added in some breath taking Tortuga Bay beach hiking, and even some underwater cave diving to round up the three days of adventure.
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But as all good things eventually have to come to an end it was back to business as we flew up to Quinto where we held a clinic for 30 players at the site of the event. The clinic ran great with Tony taking time to talk at the press conferences setup by the organizer Isreal Hildalgo. All the players were eager to learn, as I have found from last trip to South America they picked up all the drills and skills extremely quick. At the end of the clinic all the participants were recognized for their hard work with a certificate and autograph session with the pros.

The venue for the event was a paintball players dream; it was 2 minutes walk from Ecuador’s most prestigous mall. The Organizers of the event went out of their way to make sure paintball was being brought to the media. Multiple TV and radio stations covered the event. It had more outside sponsors then I have ever seen at a paintball event. Vendors were they’re promoting everything from cell phones to Rum drinks. Representing the US was an all star crew of paint ballers, Ryan Greenspan played with Mercenaries from Brazil, Ironmen Scott kempt and Kyle Spica added to the already strong Evolution squad, Tony Perez led the super aggressive Wild dogs from Columbia, Justin Swartz and myself played with the home town boys Zurikatas.
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The event ran smooth and due to the location attracted a ton of outside interest and foot traffic that filled up the grand stands. The hometown Boys Zurkatas amateur played great all weekend and took home the Gold in the amateur division. We were not able to put it totally together this event and walked away with third in the pro divisons. All our games came down to one point but in the end we couldn’t find a ways past the Wild Dogs into the finals. Evolution played strong all event and were able to tame the wild dogs with a very technical couple of points in the finals.
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Make sure you check out the video for some through the x bunkering action and video clips from the Galapagos Islands.
See you next time in Peru, or you can try and see me in my DYE Cam in Berlin, but good luck on that.

Mr.U

Congratulations to Team All Russians on Taking Second Place in Butburg

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Team All Russians, 1st overall ranked in the Millennium Semi Pro Division claim another major league podium finish after a fine performance in Bitburg.

Scott Kemp takes 1st place CSP win with Team Evolution from Ecuador!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

This event was held in Lima Peru, a place I have never been to before but I must say it’s living up to all its standards. Peru is known for having the best food in the world and now that I’ve tried tons of it I must say its not a myth. The South American culture is so awesome! Everyone is so friendly as if they are your family, and there are so many fascinating, beautiful sites to see. Well, enough of my favorite countries, the tournament was another great factor!

There were about 35-40 teams total and the venue was set up on a Peruvian military base. The field layout was an old layout from MAO a year ago so we knew the field already pretty well. They had an awesome grand stand area for the spectators to view from as well. Juan Daniel Nebel, the captain and owner of Evolution flew Brandon Short and I out to play the CSP events with the team. Evolution has a pro team and a kids team that compete in all the events.

I have watched both teams really advance their talents in the last year. They are all fully Dye sponsored so you know they always have the top of the line gear! This event it looked like a few non Dye teams were having some paint issues breaking in their guns. The weather was cold in the mornings so this could always play a factor. Thank god we all have NT’s and never had to worry about that issue. Our guns were on point this event! I don’t think we played a single point where we didn’t shoot a guy off the break.

Winning is always fun, and I’m glad we have a 3 win streak with Team Evolution in the CSP League. We will be playing 2 more events this year and hope to keep the winning streak going!
For more about Scott Kemp please check out my website www.scottkemp86.com

-Scott Kemp

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