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Moonwalkers take 1st and 2nd at APT Finale

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The final APT (Argentina Paintball Tournament) event in Buenos Aires, Argentina saw more than one Dye team on the podium.

In a very competitive Race-to 3 format, 16 teams battled it out to see who was the best in Argentina.  Longtime Dye sponsored team, Moonwalkers, proved they are a top contending team in South America, grabbing 2nd place in the Open Division and 1st place in Amateur.  Congrats Moonwalkers!

 

Open Division:

1 Place: Lions

2 Place: Moonwalkers

3 Place: Zorros

 

Amateur Division:

1 Place: Moonwalkers Seeds

2 Place: El Clan

3 Place: Lod Army

 

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Thanks to Impacto Films for the photography!

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DYE PAINTBALL AND TEAM IRONMEN SIGN MARCELLO MARGOTT

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

San Diego, California (December 13th 2012)

DYE is proud to announce that Marcello Margott, PSP World Champion, former Ironmen player and PBA’s 2012 #2 ranked player in the world, has returned to his roots by signing a multi-year contract with Dye and their flagship team, the Los Angeles Ironmen.

Living just minutes away from Dye’s corporate Headquarters in San Diego, Marcello has been a part of the DYE family since he was 11 years old and just starting his paintball career. At the age of 17, Marcello made his pro debut with the Ironmen, winning two back-to-back championships in 2007 and 2008. It’s fitting he makes his return to the team while he is at the top of his game. Marcello is a born winner and a stand out professional who is prepared to put in the work it’s going to take to bring the Ironmen back to the top of the PSP.

“We are excited about Marcello’s return to the Ironmen and the Dye family. I’ve known Marcello since he was a kid and a rookie on the pro scene. Over the years I’ve seen him grow into one of the top players in the game and mature as a person to be a leader on and off the field. He is a natural fit for Dye and the Ironmen.” –Mikko Huttunen, Vice President Dye Precision, retired Ironmen All-Star

“Home is where the heart is… I’ve traveled around with a few different teams for the past four seasons and it feels great to land back with Dye. There’s no reason for the Ironmen not to be a championship level team this year.” – Marcello Margott

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New Video from Team Royalty

Thursday, December 13th, 2012


Team Royalty out of NorCal are ready to make their 2013 Season one to remember, coming off an Open Division Series win at the WCPPL finale in Las Vegas and now gearing up for what hopes to be a promising year in Division 1 of the PSP.

Royalty has been around since 2006 (originally called INFLICT), now backed by paintball legend Shane Pestana and DYE Precision, the team is ready to fight their way to the top of the PSP and hopefully make a pro division debut sometime in the near future.

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Sponsors:
DYE Precision
KM Straps
Santa Clara Paintball
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Dynamix, Reapers, Lordz Go 1-2-3 at 2012 Africa Cup

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Paintball Legend Max Lundqvist and Dye sales rep Jeremy Klynsmith headed down to South Africa recently for the 2012 Africa Cup in Johannesburg, SA.

by: Jeremy Klynsmith

The trip started off in Cape Town the weekend before Africa Cup. Max and I met up with Dye authorized tech, Troy Nagel and we headed down to attend the SARPL 3 Man at Paintball Kings, provide some tech support for all Dye and Proto markers at the event, and to give the Cape Town ballers a chance to learn from Max at his clinic.

Craig Marley from Dynamix is one of the nicest humans in the world and really went out of his way to be the perfect host and show us a good time in Cape Town, he took us down to his local watering hole on the beach and we had a few Castle beers and watched the sunset with the view on Table mountain in the background, it was the perfect end to a great day!

The SARPL 3 Man event was a really fun and well run event, we met a bunch of cool paintball players and had a great day! It was really encouraging to see how much paintball has grown in Cape Town since I was last there a year and a half ago. Max, Troy and Craig fielded a team called team DYEnosaurs, Troy decided to show off the amazing performance of the new Dye DAM tactical marker and played the entire event with it!It shot so consistently, didn’t break a ball all day and the team ended up taking 1st place!

The Dye CG paint was incredible. A big well done to Paul Grobler and his team for doing such a great job, Riaan from Paintball Kings for making us feel so welcome at his field and also a big thanks to the Blades and Triggers staff for getting our tech gear sent down from Joburg and making sure we got it at the event.

The next day we headed out to U-Tac Paintball for Max’s clinic, honestly one of the nicest scenario fields I have ever seen! We have already made plans to be back there next year with our DAM’s for one of their amazing scenario events, can’t wait!

There were a bunch of guys at the clinic, all the Cape Town paintballers were really awesome and positive, Max had a really fun day with them as he broke down all the technical aspects of the game and taught them the skills they need to take their game to the next level. Once again the Dye CG paint shot perfectly and everyone really enjoyed the day and took a lot away from it.

 

The next day we said our goodbyes and flew to Durban for a couple days, we met up with Roan and Bryan from Inspekta Gadget Paintball shop to check it out and catch up on old times. Max and I both surf so we headed to the beach afterwards and caught a few waves, it was a great day.

We then flew from Durban to Johannesburg for the main event, Africa Cup 2012 which was hosted by Blades And Triggers field. They have a world class facility there and they had setup a really impressive trade booth area at this year’s event so we got straight to work with setting up the Dye booth. Max ran his clinic the next day at the B&T field, he does a GREAT job! I’m sure that everyone that has been to one of his clinics will agree that he runs the best clinic on the planet! If you have the chance to attend one of his clinics, DO IT! Everyone learned a lot and had a fun day, once again the Dye CG paint shot flawlessly and the B&T staff were really helpful to make sure the day ran smoothly.

The tournament ran over the next 2 days and I really can’t say enough good things about it! The games ran on time, the reffing was good and the atmosphere amongst the players was electric. The Dye booth was open and we showcased all of the new 2013 product line to all the South African ballers, including the awesome new Dye DAM marker.

We also had our resident Dye tech, Troy Nagel on hand at the Dye tech booth to offer support to all the Dye and Proto markers at the event. Max put together team DYEnosaurs to play some exhibition games and it was a great weekend of paintball.

The hi-light of the event had to have been the baby Lion cubs that the guys at Blades And Triggers had arranged to be at the event on the last day, it was definitely a unique experience to have at a paintball tournament to have the chance to play with baby Lions!!

The Dye teams were looking unstoppable at this event. Dynamix have been playing great paintball all year long and showed up ready to win but they had some stiff competition between fellow Dye teams, team Reaper and team Lordz. There were some really exciting games all weekend but it ended up with Lordz taking 3rd place, Reaper taking 2nd place and Dynamix taking the win and the GPPL series championship for the year!

Dynamix shot Dye CG paint all year through their DM12′s and they are looking very strong going into next season. Congrats guys!

Well done to Ridwaan and all his crew from Blades And Triggers for hosting an incredible event and to the guys from GPPL and SASP formaking it all run smoothly. Definitely plan to be at this event next year!! We had a great trip and we are looking forward to being back there soon!

Pete “Mr. U” Utschig Reports from Navikill in Ecuador

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Pete “Mr. U” Utschig of the Tactical Ironmen reports from his latest tactical adventure in Ecuador -

“The last event of this year for the Tactical Ironmen had the guys split between Wayne’s World Game in Florida where the Ironmen were led by Mike Paxson and Billy Wing, and the event I went too in Guayaquil Ecuador. Although I heard amazing things about the Wayne’s World  Game I am really happy I made the trip to Ecuador.

The Tactical Event I played was called Navikill which in Spanish means the Christmas Kill, very fitting. The event was organized by Ecuador’s  top ranked tactical team Waiakill, and  the team puts on an amazing event . The game pitted three teams of 35 players each in a virtual tug of war. The field was 500 yards long with two rows of two-story cement houses full of alleys, windows and corridors.

It was a tactical paintball player’s dream come true, especially one armed with a DYE DAM. There were kills to be had around every corner. Two teams competed at a time while the third team judged. The team’s mission was to acquire a key from the other team’s safe zone and then unlock a chained up hostage located in a maze in the center of the field. Both teams had the same assignments, which meant the gunfights in the center of the field were intense.

Paint was raining from every window above and below, nowhere was safe. Games were 30 minutes long and re-generation was allowed in the first 15 , which meant the first 15 minutes were full blown slugfest and the last 15 a tactical a chess match. There was no leaving the field to reload or air up. This left me at a huge advantage with a couple of loaded first strike clips in my harness. I was eliminating players at will with my DAM while they were struggling, down to my last rounds.

During lunch, with the help of Luis from DYE Ecuador and Team Evolution, and Gazzu also from DYE Ecuador and Team Zurikatas, we organized a 2 vs. 2 Tactical DAM tournament and Sniper competition. All the players involved were blown away by the DAMs accuracy, versatility, and fire power. I hope that we are able to adopt this set up at some tactical events next year. It was some of the most fun paintball I have ever played. Make sure you check back for all the POV video footage coming soon!”

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