Archive for May, 2013

DYE Tech Tent and Free DAM Demos for D-Day South Africa @ U-Tac

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Hundreds of players, Troy Nagel & Craig Marley, and FREE DAM Demos all event long.  What could be better?

Stop by the Dye tent to get your Dye/Proto markers tuned or fixed and to get your hands on the hottest new item from the Dye Tactical engineers.. the Dye Assault Matrix!  June 2nd at U-TAC Paintball in Cape Town, South Africa.

For more info visit http://www.u-tac.co.za/html/events.php

Dye Tactical vs Empire BT – Mini Games at PSP Chicago Presented by CPX Sports & PbNation

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Saturday June 22 at 10am Dye Tactical will square off against Empire BT in a series of tactical Mini Games hosted by none other than CPX Sports!

Whether you’re a local player or an experienced veteran, this event is going to have games for everyone.  The best part is?  APPA members, LL6 attendees, CPL players and CPX membership holders all get in for FREE!

For more information visit http://cpxsports.com/empire-battle-tested-vs-dye-tactical-pbnation-meet-and-greet-at-cpx-sports-in-chicago/ or Facebook.com/CPXSports

Also be sure to check out the PbNation thread here – http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3985256

Dye Tactical Friday Giveaway Winner 5/11

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Congrats William C Nelson!  You’re the winner of the Dye Tactical Friday Giveaway.

Last week we asked our Facebook fans what they would grab on a www.DyeTactical.com shopping spree.

William Answered: An Olive Drab DAM, DyeCam Rotor, Throttle Air System, DyeCam i4′s, DyeCam Tactical Modtop 2.0, DyeCam Tactical Pants, DyeCam Tactical Vest GTG, Dye Elbow Pads, Camo Dyetree Head Wrap, Grey Rhino Tank Cover, and a Dye Navigator Gearbag to store it all.

Wish we could give you that whole list!  For now, you’ve got a brand new set of Olive i3 Pro’s, Dye T-Shirt, Dye Beanie, Coozie, and stickers comin’ your way!

Be sure to follow Facebook.com/DyeTactical and Facebook.com/DyePaintball for more giveaways every week!

 

Team Poison Ivy – Mediterrannean Cup 2013

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Poison Ivy is currently out in Bitburg, Germany representing Female paintballers all around the world in the Millennium Series.  Here are the teams thoughts after event #1 -

photo credit: RSH Media

“After what seemed to be an everlasting off-season we finally set aim for the French Riviera and the first millennium-event of 2013. And this time we actually had 6 Ivy girls with us; Silje, Linn, Pia, Linda, Cecilia and Benedicte.

After a pre-start of the season in Russia one month ago which was a good test for the team, we felt pumped and ready for the season to really kick off. We are confident beacuse we have put in a lot of hours of paintball practice during the off-season. Because we live where we do we hadn’t had any opportunity to actually play on the whole field before the event, so we were pretty excited for our training session on Thursday evening.

We arrived in Nice and managed pretty quickly to pack the girls and all our bags into the car. Then we asked a very nice young man at the car rental-service to help us with the GPS, “No problem” said the young fellow, but what he forgot to mention was that he so kindly decided to save us some money and sent us out on a route that avoided the toll roads. This probably doesn’t sound too bad, but the drive which should have taken us 40 minutes ended up taking over 2 hours and we actually had to stop and get something to eat.. Just sayin..

When we finally found the little town we were staying in, and found our awesome 4 star hotel, we got so excited that we each had our own bathrobes that we immediately put them on.. Haha.. We’re not really used to fancy stuff on paintball-trips….lol.. Then we set out to find the site which was easier said than done, but Britt helped us almost all the way there, and we made it just in time for our training session. Oh, by the way, we forgot to introduce you to Britt. Our friendly GPS.

Can’t say it was a great practice for us and it didn’t boost our confidence, but we got to play on the field and figured out what didn’t work, and what might work.

Moving on to the event..

During Thursday we got our schedule and found out that we were meeting another girls team, our socalled “rivals” Fat Ladies Charms.

It was pretty awesome when we started the preliminaries against them and lost 4-0…. (Congrats boys and girls. Well played!).To sum it up: they played good, and we didn’t.

After that game we sat down and talked about the game, changed some stuff and decided to start over. We focused on the next task at hand, our next game against Marseille Icon 2. Everyone who has played the Millennium-series for a few years knows of that name, and we knew we were up against a good team. But apparently the talk we had after our first game worked and we ended up winning 3-1.

Last game in the prelims was against Kingsize Berlin and we won that game 3-0.

BUT even though we had two wins we couldn’t celebrate just yet, because 3 teams in our group had 2 wins! And we placed as number 3 in our group!

After a couple of agenizing hours our awesome coach Magued brought the good news that we were the last team to make it through to the Sunday club!!! LUCKYLOOSERS FTW!

SUNDAYCLUB,

We were really excited, not just because we made it to Sunday, but because all the Norwegian teams made it to Sunday!

Our game in the last 16 was against the Russian team Tyumen Spectrand, they gave us a good fight, but we finally won 3-2.

Just the fact that we won this game shows the change in our team, as we have had a huge problem with being able to handle the “pressure” of the Sunday earlier.

Next we met the French team Elite Ile d Oleronand lost 3-0… Guess this is where the pressure got to us! What made the loss a bit better was that Elite went on to take 1st. Congrats guys!

As for us, we ended up placing 6th out of 27 teams, and we were and still are very proud of our performance and we are happy with that result! For now. Let’s just say it’s a good start..

Looking back at the event we see a definite change in the team from previous years.. the way we think, how united we are as a team and as friends, and of how we act as a team. We’re still the same old Poison Ivy, just a new and improved version.

We set some goals together this year that we are certain we will reach if we stay on the same path that we are on now. Next up is even more practice, and not only with reballs, but also with paintball. The outdoor training is about to kick off here in Norway.

Our amazing sponsors:

DYE paintball for our awesome gear, including Dye Reflex Markers, i4 Goggle Systems, Dye ROTOR Loaders and the Dye CG paint.

RSHmedia for the best media coverage in the world of paintball, claim the world.

Our home field, Sniperpaintball in Drammen, for letting us use their awesome indoor reball center (almost) whenever we want. Last but not least Rockstar energydrink!

Without you we wouldn’t be where we are today!

A huge shout out to our coach Magued, thank you for putting up with our drama and pointing us in the right direction. Thanks to Knut for being our coach in the pit during the weekend.

Stio and Fredrik from Drammen Solid, thanks for helping us with our practices during the off-season, you guys are the best. And thanks to everyone else who helped us out during the off-season, or in the pit in France, you know who you are and we love you <3 Last but not least, thanks to all of you that belive in us and supports us. We love you to <3

Until next time…”

-xoxo P.I

Mr. U and WAIAKILL Barrel Cam Footage from Ecuador

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

After a US reunion at Living Legends 6, the barrel cam footage from WAIAKILL & Mr. U’s Ecuador adventure at Navikill has finally been released!

For more DAM Videos visit www.YouTube.com/DYEPAINTBALLVIDEO and www.YouTube.com/PetesPOV

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 more POV video footage coming soon!”

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