Archive for July, 2013

2013 Invasion of Normandy Recap & Photos – Skirmish USA

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

July 12-14, 2013 – Skirmish USA


**Update** – Video from the event is live!

What an event!  The 2013 Invasion of Normandy Scenario Game at Skirmish USA in Albrightsville, PA was a major success on all fronts.  Over 4,000 players gathered from all over the USA to reenact one the most historic battles in US History, paintball markers in hand.

Dye Tactical brought a lot of firepower to this event, including our full Dye Tactical Truck Booth complete with the full line of Dye and Dye Tactical paintball products, plenty of DAM’s, Reflexes, and DM13′s to demo out to anyone with an ID & Credit Card, and of course the Tactical Ironmen who helped the Germans grab a win on the field.

We appreciate everyone who stopped by the booth, whether it was to purchase a hot new Dye product, test out one of our markers, or just say hey to Rocky, Mr. U & the rest of the Dye crew.  Also a big thanks goes out to Paul, Sky, and the Skirmish USA crew who never fail to put on an epic paintball event year after year.

Be sure to follow us on instagram @DYETacticall and @DYEPaintball for behind the scenes photos, exclusive deals, and contests all year long.

For more information on the DAM and Dye Tactical visit www.DyeTactical.com

To check out more photos from the event, visit Facebook.com/DyeTactical

 

 

Blue Falcon Squadron | 6 Year Team Anniversary

Monday, July 15th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd of June 2013. It’s a typical day in a little abandoned village, somewhere in the Portuguese countryside. The sky is blue and the sun is shining and all is calm, until, suddenly, a jeep rushes past, closely followed by a cloud of dust and blue smoke; a whistle can be heard in the distance and soon after dozens of players, of red and blue team, clash in an all out offensive to gain control of the village.

This was the atmosphere in the latest Blue Falcon Squadron anniversary. The team’s 6th yearly event was quite different from previous ones. With a group of around 100 players and a smaller playing field, this was a much more tactical and focused event, with the main aims being the coming together of all the major Portuguese tactical Paintball teams and the showcasing of the newly acquired Dye Tactical gear, particularly the Dye DAM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event was 2 days long, with Dye challenges on the first day, such as timed target shooting and a series of duels using the DAM. These were particularly interesting and fun to watch, especially since both players were limited to the 10 rounds in the magazine and were playing on a small airball field. Tournament players would take advantage of their experience while tactical players would rely on their patience to gain the upper hand.

Blue team, mostly made up of Blue Falcon Squadron players, decided to send a small squad across open ground to keep the bulk of the enemy defenses busy, while two larger squads, led by a group of fast running players, were to flank the village from the left, where they could gain the high ground and fire down on the houses and also approach the village from an angle that would minimize their exposure while crossing open ground.

The plan worked and after a large charge and massive amounts of suppressive fire, Blue team captured the first house, along with one gas mask, which was quickly sent back to HQ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a short break, both teams switched places and the Red team decided to take a different approach. They split their forces evenly and went for a three pronged attack on the village, with smaller groups flanking the Blue team on both sides. However, Blue team players realized this and positioned their forces to cover all the major roads leading into the village and used superior firepower to keep the opposition at a distance, across open ground. This quickly developed into a stalemate with Red players being unable to advance past the Blue’s first line of defense and being unable to complete a single objective.

Overall the anniversary, although smaller in scale, was a huge success and an opportunity for the Portuguese paintball community to get together, try out the new Dye tactical gear and experiment with it on the field and enjoy a friendly, yet intense, weekend of paintballing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millennium Series | Campaign Cup – London

Friday, July 12th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Millennium series 3rd leg takes us to a unique corner of England. Basildon, Essex. Where the fake-tan girls are as orange as the fruit, and the gym-happy men clearly missed the importance of legs day. They must be doing something right though, as every year we have been in Basildon the weather has been amazing.

Interesting locals aside, I actually quite enjoy this event. Partly because you aren’t playing lucky dip when choosing food on the menu, partly because its only an hour from home, but mainly because its a well run event, and although its the smaller event in terms of team numbers, the Nations Cup event adds an extra bit of fun for everyone.

The continued theme of having no traditional back-centre bunker on the field has given everyone a new challenge this year, and it’s interesting to see how teams have approached this. Some have thrived and others haven’t. This field was no different, and most matches saw the bravest players on each team playing in the complete open space where the back centre should be. Trying to not blink first against their opponent.

The Pro division is getting tougher by the event as teams continually up their game. With the strongest team line up in the last 5 years teams cannot afford to make any mistakes, as there is a queue of quality opposition waiting to take advantage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Nexus committed this ultimate sin, coming out flat against Infamous in the first game and then letting a 4-2 lead slip against Marseille Icon to leave them heading home much earlier than planned. Toulouse TonTon fared a little better. Qualifying for the quarterfinals 2nd place in their bracket after losing to Frankfurt Syndicate on Friday afternoon. That would be as far as the current series leaders would go, losing a hard fought match against the impressive Art Chaos Moscow.

In the SPL prelims, semi-pro team Drammen Solid stomped everyone 4-0 and carried form through to a 4th place finish come Sunday, losing out to fellow DYE team Offenburg Comin At Ya who took 3rd to maintain their hopes of earning an automatic promotion spot to the Pro division next year.

Drammen Solid told us how they felt the event went for them,

“Even though a top 4 placing is good in the tough SPL division, it feels bad to loose both the semi final and the battle for 3rd. In the semi, Hellwood got the best of us in the beginning of the match and scored 2 quick points. We stepped it up a bit, but it was too little too late and we lost 4-2. In the battle for 3rd, Comin at Ya had watched us well in previous games and beat us quickly 4-0. Congrats to Comin at Ya on another top finish. We will return stronger in Paris and we’re looking for that win!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In D1 Scorpions Milano continued their impressive run of form taking 2nd at the event and moving into the top spot in the series standings. They now made the top 4 at 6 of the last 7 Millennium events – only missing out in Bitburg last year.

Scorpions Team Captain said;

“Winning the head to head against London Defiance, allowed the team to achieved the top position in the Division 1 overall ranking. Getting the team even closer to their main goal promotion in to the SPL. With final results of second, third and second places in the previous events of the Millennium Series, the team is now preparing for the last event in Paris. GO GO SCORPIONS!!!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D2 saw Bitburg champions Durham DV8 march all the way to the top 4 again, but the home win was not to be. However they now sit 2nd over all and are looking good for promotion to D1 next year – not bad for a team who has never made it to Sunday. DV8 seem to be benefitting from the Clint Moore | Art Of Winning training program!

Poison Ivy just missed out on another podium finish with 2 of their games going in to over time and one game running out of time. Never the less the Girls are still flying high in 3rd overall the highest position for a all female paintball team in a long time.

Division Three saw the Ugly Ducklings2 and Lethal Bizzle both came through the prelims 4 & 1, with Lethal Bizzle then powering through the knock out rounds and defeating the top-ranked team Apocalypse Brussels in the final to take an awesome home win!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nations cup provided an impressive showing of its own, with 16 European nations fighting out for the chance to be Champions of Europe. As the sun was setting on Saturday evening, just the usual suspects remained – France, Germany, Great Britain and Russia. Featuring players from the top teams in country, there were familiar faces from Nexus, TonTon, Vision and Comin At Ya. All the finals were very tight games, with national pride on the line Great Britain faced up to Russia for a repeat of last years final.

Shooting the awesome DYE CG Paint team GB took the fight to the Russians, but ultimately ran out of time with the match finely poised at 2-1. The Brits are getting closer to regaining the crown the Russians took from them last year, but will have to wait until 2014 for the next opportunity.

 

DYE’s European teams take to the field with the flawless DM13, combined with the unparalleled DYE Rotor and I4 goggle systems and shooting the supreme DYE CG Paintballs.

 

 

 

Minor League Paintball 2013 Summer Shootout Results

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

MiLP 2013 Summer Shootout Results

Chattanooga, TN-

36 teams competed this past weekend at Minor League Paintball’s Summer Shootout, the third event of the series. The tournament was held at Central Alabama Paintball Park in Alabaster, AL, just outside Birmingham, AL. The weather was perfect and the competition was fierce, with several teams in each division fighting not only for the tournament win, but also for the Series Championship and free entry and 20 cases of paint at the PSP’s World Cup in Orlando at the end of the season. Dye Paintball provided 5 i4 Masks and 5 Rotors to add to the cash and additional prizes.

Division 3 saw some amazing matches, including the Kastaways vs. Pappa Squat match that came down to a one on one shootout with the first teams to score 2 points winning. Pappa Squat was able to pull out the match and went on to beat 65 Astronauts in the finals to win the tournament. Final results in D3 are: Pappa Squat 1st, 65 Astronauts 2nd, P.C. Katana 3rd and Kastaways 4th. Final Results in D4 are: BKS 1st, Midsouth Outlaws 2nd, Atlanta Rising 3rd and New Class Killers 4th. Final results in D5 are: Pr1me Minionz 1st, Katana Guntai 2nd, O.G. Syndicate 3rd and Axis Red 4th.

Registration for 2013 River Jam: http://www.paintball-players.org/cgi-bin/signup.cgi?LID=142&EID=2681

View a complete list of the Summer Shootout scores here: http://www.paintball-players.org/scores/L142/E2680/scores/index.html

MiLP League Standings: http://www.paintball-players.org/scores/L142/seasonrankings2013.html

Get your boys together and come play the best tournament series in the Southeast. Be sure to get your team signed up as soon as possible for the 2013 River Jam event. We can only take a limited about of teams and we will sell out in a couple of the divisions.

Connect with Minor League Paintball on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/minorleaguepaintball

 

Team B.O.L.T. Wins a 1st Place Ranking in SFD & NCFD Russian Leagues

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The English in this story is not so good, but the story is fantastic!  Our Russian Team B.O.L.T. is now ranked 1st overall in the SFD and NCFD Paintball Leagues.

photos by: Higher Level Media

The second stage of the Cup of Russia in the SFD and the NCFD in Rostov-on-Don – by Team B.O.L.T.

“At the entrance to the venue of the tournament, we felt the excitement.

Already at the entrance to the Rostov city I felt the energy. In the first stage in Pyatigorsk we offensively lost one game and ended up third. But we knew that, thanks to persistent trainings, we are in great shape and can show a much better game and avoid repeating mistakes.

In our division we were first to play, and unfortunately, did not have time to explore the field. The first game showed that knowledge of the area gives a great advantage. Each point for us ended up with a low wing found himself naked, and we could not turn the game around.

In the break between the first and the second game was a technical pause when we have the opportunity to disassemble the playground. After that, things went smoothly.

The second game, B.O.L.T. vs Absinthe, ended 3-0 in our favor.

After winning the second game, and having regained confidence, we began to experiment. We changed the flanks, attacked aggressively, played through the center and eventually advanced to the semifinals with a first place in the group.  In the semifinals, we met with the team which in the previous step for us was fatal. Banda team was one of the most experienced teams in this stage. But we do know that our goal is victory, and in the end, showing the aggressive play were able to reach the final. 3:1 The gang was moving on.

In the final, we met with a young team of Krasnodar – Stalker. The guys fought with dignity, but we were better prepared. 2:1 and the Goblet of this step we have taken to Krasnodar.”

With this victory, we came in first place overall in its division.

Teams in the tournament:

Molotov light

ARENA

Скиф

Chupacabra

Absinthe

Stalker

Banda

LEGION

B.O.L.T.

 

Our roster:

1. Kukhlev Boris number 23.

2. Alexander Kovalenko number 77.

3. Kovalenko Roman number 8.

4. Kirman Anton number 10.

5. Anton Sokolov number 90.

6. Bayunov Alexei number 96.

7. Kosko Victor number 3.

 

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