Dye Blog Update from Hostile Intentions Australia
The 2012 Australian Super 7’s M7 Paintball series kicked off in February at Action Paintball in Sydney. 35 teams had entered which is a massive turn out for a first round.
Hostile Intentions entered and we were looking to start the year off with a good result.
Walking the field on Friday it become quickly obvious that it had rained in Sydney for several weeks leading up to the event. The staff had done their best with the grass but it was going to be a wet and muddy weekend. We went back to our hotel and tested our brand new DM12′s, so it was out of the box and straight into the tournament.
We went into the event feeling confident because we had won the last two tournaments at the end of last year. Our first match was against Sydney Swat, the current series champions, and they beat us quite convincingly 4-1. The team had a meeting and reassessed some small parts of the game plan, made some changes and the next few matches went our way. We still did not quite feel like we had hit our stride and we needed to find it if we were to have a chance of winning.
By Sunday at lunch the prelims were done, everyone had enjoyed their fair share of mud and bruises and we had ended up with a record of 5 wins and 2 losses and in second place. However this put us into the finals for first and second.
Heading into the final we still had not found our best game yet, but we were still confident that we would be able to put up a good fight. Hostile Intentions revel in finals and they usually end up being our best games of the weekend, hopefully we could find that little bit extra again this time.
Well those extra couple of cogs we were looking for slipped into gear during the final, and everyone’s game stepped up. We were playing the same team who gave us a healthy beating in the first match of the weekend, Sydney SWAT. We play these guys quite often in finals and we know each others game very well. SWAT came out hard in the first point and went up on bodies 5-2, but our last 2 live players kept it tight and made the moves needed to pull it back for an inspiring first point. This lifted the energy of the whole team and we went into the next 3 points hard and came out with the win for the weekend.
It is only the first round of a long year but it is a great start and hopefully we can continue the form all year. Bring on Round 2.