Archive for June, 2013

HULK Continues to Dominate the Ukrainian Paintball Scene

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Warm summer days and a great venue anticipating a great time full of paintball.  All event long the stands were full to watch the exciting games happening at the tournament.

Long before the tournament, paintball Ukraine had news spread through the termination of the legendary Ukrainian team “Kiev Bears”, which defended the honor of Ukraine in international tournaments at the beginning of the last decade. The most significant achievement of the team in the last five years has been the Champion’s title in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Cup victory in 2012. Team “Hulk” expresses its hope for the resumption of the team in the near future!

As for the tournament, the proposed scheme in this year’s game allows teams to top tier in the group stage, easy to adapt to the field, to experiment, to vary the composition, in order to be in top shape to approach the decisive games of their division.

This, in fact, our team worked on the first game day. Due to the presence of 10 performers, it was important to give everyone a chance to prove themselves on the field of play, try different extensibility, and to assess the possibilities. Despite the experiments, three confident wins over teams of lower divisions and first place in the group.

On Sunday, at the time of the semi-finals, we met with one of the strongest teams of Ukraine in recent years – Kiev Express. This team traditionally plays well, especially on their home field, and we needed to win this tournament and thoroughly consolidate its leadership position in the ranking. In this confrontation, we were stronger, with a landslide victory 5-1.

In the final game, our team took up with another member of Kiev, the team “ZZ Top.” Unfortunately, since participation in the PSP, held in Chicago in parallel, the team played without their leader, the best player in the world last season, Alexandr Berdnikov.

Despite this, the team “ZZ Top” which placed second in the ranking of Ukraine, had a decent resistance, despite the modest final score 0:5

Victories in the three stages of the Cup of Ukraine, the team of “The Hulk” with 300 points thoroughly entrenched in first place in the rankings of the Cup of Ukraine on 30 points ahead of its closest competitors, the command “ZZ Top”

Looking forward to a successful performance in Europe, we want to thank our excellent pit – Oksana’s; captain Iaroslav; coach Alexander Pristupov, and our wonderful sponsors, the best equipment provider – Dye and our media sponsor – “Autoradio”.

Special thanks to DYE and all the fans to see you soon on the fields!

GK Are Coming For The Title

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

 

Created at the end of 2010 by former players from SPL, the Paris based team Generation Kill , gives everything to insure the victory.
When training 2 to 3 times a week all along the season the team are making multiple sacrifices for victory. In our first season GK won the 1st place in the Parisian Regional League in the SPL format (Like PSP with 4 points), and came 2nd place to Vision Marseille during the French National Championship. Then finally to end that season GK players decided to enter the last leg of the Millennium at Euro Disney, they entered Division 2 given that it was the highest division left unlocked, and finished the season there with a 1st place victory.

In 2012, they got the opportunity enter into the Millennium series in SPL (Semi Pro League), under the name Boost Air / GK, and received crucial support from Dye Europe providing them with incredible gear, guns, and the amazing Proto Advantage paint for training and the best paint ever; DYE CG paint for our tournaments.

Even with great support, the launch of the season was really complicated stepping up to SPL. However the players worked hard to compete with the quality of their opponents all along the season which made the event results get better .

At the end of the 2012 season, the team GK succeeded to reach the 8th place despite really difficult brackets throughout.

During the 2012 season GK also participated a private tournament series; The War Town Series, and they reached joined 3rd place with CPL teams, Camp Carnage and Marseille Icon. Unfortunately for GK only the point average made the difference.
In 2013, team GK re-entered the French National scene and won 2 leagues. First they won the Regional Parisian League, and then the French National Championship without a single defeat in 17 matches in SPL format.

Also this season they chose to enter The War Town Series again, and take their revenge on Carnage and Icon by beating them, and finally won the private series, reaching the 1st place without a single defeat.

Starting from the 8th place in SPL for the Millennium Series, the team GK is trying to confirm its success on the European scene by getting to the top of the series.

Unfortunately the first event in Puget (France) GK struggled to reach the quarter final, and had no success. GK was beaten by London Tigers. Leaving the team 8th position on the scoreboard overall.

The second event in Bitburg (Germany) GK had serious difficulties during the prelims. Struggling to keep a strong spirit on the field, they were close to losing their confidence. However after the prelims they reviewed their failures, and took the good decisions to ensure the success of the tournament.

After the prelims GK was transfigured, and beat Force Majeure Moscow 4-0, then fought another French team Bad Element and ended with a 3-0 win making them qualify for the semi finals putting them against Freestyle Moscow, and won yet again with a 4-0 victory.

 Then came the finals in which GK was confronted by London Tigers and lost 1-0.

Tigers were playing really strong and efficient on both sides of the field.

GK lost the Dorito side players after a penalty, and also lost their Snake insert player directly off the break, leaving just 2 players alive; one in the snake 50, and one in the snake corner.

Tigers were luckier with 4 players alive. 2 on the snake side, in the corner and in snake 1, the two others on the dorito side.

Unfortunately for the Tigers playing on the dorito side, they were shot as they moved up by the two GK players remaining on the field leaving it down to a 2v2. Both teams did a good job of locking each other into their bunkers, so good that after the 10 minute fight the match ended in a draw. The draw led the semi finals to a 1 point semi final. Unfortunately for GK the situation remained the same, seeing its dorito side eliminated on penalties off the break, but this time Tigers were much more efficient and crushed the remaining GK players in a blink of an eye, then going on to take 1st place of the SPL division to Force Majeure.

At the end of the Millennium German event, GK took the 3rd position on the general ranking. Now all the team is working hard to maintain itself on the podium.

All the players in GK want to thank Dye Europe so much for its amazing support. The DM13’s shot straight, and the Dye CG always broke on its target. We are sure this combination is one of the reasons for GK’s success.

Also the team wants to thank its field partner Eastwood Paintball.

Team GK

Thomas Auberget”

Hard2Overcome Wins 3rd Round of PAVS and Makes Local News!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Hard2Overcome continued their winning run by taking out Round 3 of PAVS on their home field at Adrenalin Paintball Club.

Although rain was forecast for most of the day it stayed away to allow perfect conditions for paintball. The team finished the day with 9 wins and 1 loss which further stretched its lead at the top of the table with just 2 rounds remaining. It was a day full of mixed feelings with team mate Mark Renden standing on the sidelines after having surgery on his ACL two days prior.

Team captain Craig McIver said that from the first game we wanted to perform well and do Mark proud, and during his 12 month recovery he will be coaching the team. Overall the day went well even with team numbers down and we are looking forward to the next round. Thanks once again to Dye and Devon Stutz for the awesome gear. As a bonus we had the local news crew come out and get some footage which has been posted on YouTube!

 

Troy Nagel & Craig Marley Report from the 2013 U-Tac D-Day Scenario Event

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

photos by: Gareth Weise

South African Dye Tech, Troy Nagel, recently headed down to Cape Town for U-Tac’s annual D-Day Scenario event. The 2 day event attracts players from all over the country who come to battle it out on U-Tac’s impressive field. Troy had the Dye tech booth setup to fine tune all the Dye and Proto markers at the event and also to promote the incredible new Dye DAM marker!

Cape Town local and captain of team Dynamix, Craig Marley, was also on hand to back up Troy on the field and give players the chance to experience the DAM’s dominating performance.

Craig gave us his rundown of the event:

“Unfortunately the event was held on one of the stormiest days that Cape Town has ever seen, bringing rain, hail and freezing winds. Still the troops came out to battle with the Allies taking on the Axis, Allies started in the boats while the Axis waited behind bunkers for the doors to drop and the chaos to begin. The horn blew and it was all out WAR, wind, rain, hail and flying paint everywhere while we scrambled to find cover.

Troy and I were there to demo DYE’s new DAM, this was my first time playing with one and I was very impressed to say the least, what a great gun! It shot perfect the whole day using DYE CG paint and I loved the flexibility of being able to switch over to First Strike rounds on the fly to take those long range kills like a sniper, then flip back the switch and have the fire power to make the charge to the next bunker. I definitely felt like it gave me a huge edge on the field and most importantly I had a lot more fun!!

U-Tac is an incredible venue, one of the best scenario fields in the world and extremely well run, a big thanks to Allan and his crew for a great event. The Blades & Triggers staff were also really helpful and made sure that players had everything they needed throughout the event. Thanks to Switch MultiMedia for covering the event and taking some great pics.

Also a big thanks to Troy Nagel and DYE for the DAM and tactical gear, I can’t wait for the next scenario game!

It was an amazing event and I highly recommend that you plan to be there next year!”

DYE Friday Giveaway Winner 6/7/13

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Congrats to Laurent Zubac of France who won last weeks Friday Giveaway Contest!

We asked: What DYE product has over 50 podium finishes and 25 professional paintball wins?

Answer: The Dye ROTOR!

We asked this question to celebrate the FOUR new Rotor colorways that were released this week.  Check out the flyer below and ask your local Dye dealer or visit www.DyePaintball.com for more information on how to get your hands on the most reliable high-speed loader in paintball.

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