Archive for July, 2013

Friday Giveaway Winners 7/26

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

We had a LOT of gear to give away last week for our Friday Giveaways on both Facebook.com/DyePaintball and Facebook.com/DyeTactical

Congrats to ASHLEY SWIFT who won our “mystery celebrity” contest on the Tactical page!  She was the first to guess Joe Meaux from SONS OF GUNS who was spotted playing paintball with a Dye DAM at a local field!  Glad to see that he has good taste in paintball markers.  Ashley won a gift package from Dye Tactical including a Dye Hoody, Patch Kit, Headwrap and stickers!  (pic is here http://blog.dyepaintball.com/2013/07/dye-tactical-friday-giveaway-mystery-celebrity-726/)

Another congrats goes out to STEVEN WITHERSPOON who was the first to guys “How many different combinations of i4 Goggles & lenses are there on DyePaintball.com”.  We have 14 different i4 Goggle Colorways, and 16 different i4 lenses from Clear to the DyeTanium Series.  This comes out to 224 different combinations!  Great job Steven, you have a brand new pair of Cubix Cyan i4′s, Headwrap, Beanie, and a Dye Lens Cloth coming your way!

Be sure to follow us on instagram @DYEPaintball and @DYETactical and like our pages on Facebook to win more great prizes from Dye & Dye Tactical every week.

RMG Bratislava Highlight Video

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Big thanks to HTMMediaChannel for sharing this great Highlight video of RMG Bratislava – SPL Millennium Series team as they fought their way to the quarter finals at the 2013 Campaign Cup!

The Story of Offenburg Coimin At Ya

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Who are Offenburg Coimin At Ya?

Hi, We’re a German SPL Team and also compete in the German DPL where we placed second last season we currently have nine players on the team from all over Europe, Germany and the U.S.

Our team captain is Moritz Berndtson (Germany) Moritz and his brother Dario Berndtson (Germany) both have been on Comin At Ya for a while.

The rest of the roster consists of Manuel Hess (Germany), Sebastian “Schuby” Schubert (Germany), Marvin Bunsch (Germany), Dominik “Steigi” Steigmeier (Switzerland), Pascal Haefeli (Switzerland) Manuel “Orlando” Büttgenbach (Belgium) and Daniel Park (USA).

Starting the 2013 season Comin at Ya picked up four hungry new players, some of them well known to the local and European paintball community.  The more experienced additions were Pascal Haefeli who had formerly played for another DPL Pro team and Manuel Büttgenbach who had played for a Belgium SPL team in the Millennium Series.

We also picked up LA Ironmen Daniel Park known for being a powerhouse on the snake side and he is a force to be reckoned with.

Marvin Bunsch has been team captain of the German U19 national team and was the last pickup for Comin At Ya this year. He is currently the youngest player to compete in the DPL Pro division.

What happened at the last Millennium?  

Coming into the Campaign Cup in London we had only one thing on our mind and that was winning the event. There is no magical formula to moving up to the CPL. It´s all about being consistently good in every event, every game and every point of the game It´s as simple as that!

After taking a second in Puget Sur Argens and a ninth place in Bitburg it wasn’t looking too good for us. Knowing this we practiced as hard as we could and played many points against other teams, mostly from the CPL. Most of us arrived in Basildon on Thursday and we had a practice scheduled at 5pm.

There was some confusion because of general delay and teams that just didn´t want to leave the field. The practice was rough but that usually means that our prelims will be good. It tells you where you get shot and how to tweak the game plans accordingly and you really get to know the field that much better.

Our first game on Friday was against the Dogs D Amour this was a team that we lost to in Bitburg but this time around we were confident in our abilities. It was a pretty close game that we ended up winning 4-3.

The next game was against Amsterdam Heat and we won 4-2. And this win succored us a spot in the Sunday Club.

On Saturday our last game of the preliminaries was against Brussels Graffiti with the momentum that we had we where able to beat them 4-1.

This win reassured everyone on the team that we were ready to go to the finals.

After a little rest on Saturday afternoon in the surprisingly nice weather we went to bed early to be ready for the upcoming task.  The games on Sunday went like this, We beat Paris Triade 4-3, Then beat Boost Air Rennes 4-1 we’re on a roll and feeling great. Then we came up against London Tigers… We had a battle on our hands with Tigers getting a quick lead and we ended up losing 2-4.

This lose against Tigers meant we would be competing for third and fourth place only! Being so close to making it to the finals and gathering the much-needed points and then missing it was detrimental to our morale. Everyone was tired of the hard games before and previous injuries starting aching a little bit more. But all of us have played paintball long enough to know that there is no place for that during an ongoing tournament. So we got up, re-grouped and focused on our last game, which was against fellow Dye Team Drammen Solid.

We had been helping out each other the whole weekend and watched each other’s games too. Even though they are friends of ours we still wanted to win and we all have on both teams a huge amount of competitiveness in all of us and we all want to win.

A good example of this is my teammate Sebastian ”SCHUBY” Schubert. He left everything he had on the field. If you watch our game against Solid closely you can see him throw up a couple of times. He still kept going and nothing could make him slow down not even a little bit. We won 4:0 against Solid, which put us at third place overall so all isn’t lost as we are still in the running for that CPL promotion but we will have to play better and be more consistent.

And we will just have to see how it goes in Paris. We are definitely ready to prove that we are worthy of playing in the CPL.

Give the new players of the sport some tips on how to improve their game.

There is no secret to playing Paintball in our opinion. Basically we are trying to practice against the best teams as often as possible. Not forgetting to run drills because without the basic skills there is no future for you in competitive paintball.

As a Team we try to practice against teams of equal or a higher skill set then us. This often means travelling far and maybe even flying to different countries but for us this is all part of becoming a better team and it is actually pretty fun too.

Travelling with your buddies and seeing different parts of the world makes for amazing memories. So if you are willing to take anything away from this Blog then listen up… Surround yourself with people you can benefit from and vice versa. Stick with people you really like and connect with

Yes, there might be a team that is currently better than yours or seems to offer great sponsorship but guess what, it´s not worth it if you are playing with a bunch of selfish guys that you don’t even like!

These kinds of teams won’t last long… What I mean is interpersonal relationships. In paintball with all its ups and downs you need teammates that have your back and in a moment of weakness you need to be the person that they can count on.

Try to listen to older or more experienced guys on the field and especially off it. This will help you prepare for whatever paintball and life offers you.

LIVE THE LIFE

VIDEO – 2013 Invasion of Normandy ft. Mr. U & Tactical Ironmen

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Epic highlights from the 2013 Invasion of Normandy Big Game at Skirmish USA!

Video by PetesPOV Youtube Channel

Follow the Tactical Ironmen as they lead the Germans to victory at Invasion of Normandy 2013 at Skirmish USA! Pete “Mr. U” Utschig, Bryce Thompson, Dave Pando and Nick Andrew are all using a combination of Dye DAM Markers, DM’s, Rotors, i4 Goggles, and the complete line of Dye Tactical Products.

Be sure to follow Dye & Dye Tactical on instagram @DYEPaintball & @DYETactical

For more from the event read the full event recap here -> http://blog.dyepaintball.com/2013/07/2013-invasion-of-normandy-recap-photos-skirmish-usa/

www.DyeTactical.com

DYE 2013 Millennium Series – Campaign Cup Video Released!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Highlights from the 2013 Millennium Series – Campaign Cup in Basildon, UK.

Check out YouTube.com/DyePaintballVIDEO for more videos!

Featured Millennium Series DYE Teams:
-Toulouse TonTon
-London Nexus
-Offenburg Comin at Ya
-Poison Ivy
-Drammen Solid
-Durham DV8
-HULK
-Ugly Ducklings
-Lethal Bizzle
-RMG Bratislava

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