Archive for October, 2013

Windsor Lockdown – 2013 CXBL Champions!

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Windsor Lockdown, DYE’s Canadian All-Star team, featuring some of the best players from Canada as well as Alex Goldman, Marcello Margott, Chad Busier, Jason Edwards, & Keith Brown, took home a fat $10,000 check after winning the 2013 CXBL Richmond Cup!

With a 13-4 season record, Lockdown and their stacked roster took home the gigantic CXBL Trophy, but most importantly they all earned the coveted CXBL Ring.

DYE would like to give a special thanks to Windsor Lockdown for representing us so well, and also to Premium Paintball, Next Paintball, Combat Pursuit Paintball, and the Brothers van Dorsser!

For more information on the CXBL be sure to visit www.XBall.com

Badass Blog from the MagFed Uprising Event by Dye Tactical’s WCP Clan

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Another Successful World Combat Paintball (WCP) Magfed Event

by: WCP Clan -> “Hambo”

The day is October 5th, 2013. 0900 hours and the heat is already among us in the hills of North Carolina. Command Decisions Wargames Center, players from all around the south eastern state have gathered to do one thing and one thing only, play MagFed paintball. The training event was scheduled and put on by Chad “Hoot” Moore as an event known as MagFed Uprising to bring awareness to the up and coming gameplay of MagFed paintball.

Companies such as DYE Tactical, Milsig and Stark Pursuit all had strong showings at the event. Each company had something a little different to showcase but all with the same end goal in mind, to support magfed gameplay and make it a more prolific event so that we can bring more players into the sport of paintball. Milsig Paintball had Doug Brown on hand to tech and lend out various models of Milsig markers. Stark Pursuit had their Zeta Mags on hand to demo to pistol players that might not have heard of this slick new magazine. DYE Tactical was represented by their sponsored team WCP to offer FREE Dye Assault Matrix’s as marker loaners, to help spread the word to those that maybe haven’t heard about the DAM. At one point Spanky from WCP even had to loan out his personal DAM due to the demand for DAMs!

At 1000 hours the first type of training game was a 5v5 single mag elimination game. This type of gameplay taught you to be effective with a maximum of 20 rounds and that made it fair across the board with every player.

Next event, onto two magazines and 10v10 central prop games. These games were so fun that it seemed to make me feel as if I were new to the sport again just simply by changing the dynamics of the games due to not having 180 plus rounds at the disposal of one trigger pull. Teams such as Callsign Boxer, Da Immortals, WCP, and a multitude of walk ons all agreed the 10v10 prop games seemed to blur the lines of magfed and other styles of paintball due to its fast pace and adrenaline filled assaults. Team WCP was utilizing their DAMs with Dye CG paint and we were pretty much unstoppable through every round of competition!

After Lunch there was a 2v2 bracket of pistols only hosted by Stark Pursuit. The winners of the 2v2 event each would be awarded with one of the all new Zeta Mags. Stark Pursuit encouraged everyone to come down and play pistols only by supplying players with not only with Zeta Mags to use but also packs and pistols, complete with paint! I personally had never played with the Zeta Mags before but found them very easy to manipulate and convenient to have 20 rounds packed into one pistol mag. Stark Pursuit set the bar for action by giving each player one mag and providing one extra mag in the center of the field for either team to obtain. There were about 20 teams of two from all the players attending. WCP entered three teams with two of those teams making it to the semifinals. At the end, Kraken and Jaws of WCP were the winners of competition and two brand new Zeta mags!

The last part of the event was an hour and half scenario which would be a single hit elimination round where the opfor (Callsign Boxer, Da Immortals, and other players) would have an injured hostage waiting in an undisclosed location on the field. The rescue team (WCP, Tango Alpha Two, and other players) would insert in an undisclosed location and attempt to locate and extract the injured hostage. Sounds easy right? Wrong. While the majority of players were taking shots at each other on the 2v2 pistol competition, Callsign Boxer was hydrating and range testing their SAR12s, DAMs and Milsig markers with first strike rounds. The battle was fierce with the rescue team making a strong push near the end, but Callsign Boxer and the opfor team would go on to prove too much of an adversary to complete the objective within the allotted 90 minute game period, kudos to them.

So when is the next MagFed event? The next organized major MagFed event will be on November 8th, the Friday of Fulda Gap Scenario which is also held at Command Decisions Wargames Center in Taylorsville NC. Don’t have a magfed marker? Don’t worry WCP & Dye Tactical will be onsite with FREE DAM loaners again to let you test drive the markers and see what all the DAM hype is!  Make sure you mark the event on your calendar and come out and join us!

Hambo Out!

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Team Duckside WINS MY-NPL Championships!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Team Duckside Reports after Earning a Championship Title!

We have come to the end of MY-NPL 2013. 4 Legs at 2 different location, MAPAAC and Dataran Pahlawan Malacca.  It leaves us bitter sweet moments looking back now that we have come a long way to achieve what we have been working hard for. Winning the overall Championship title is overwhelming to us, Team DuckSide biggest achievement and hope many more to come.

Thanks to DYE Precision who equip us with such remarkable gear, The DM13 is no doubt is one of the best marker we have ever shot. Thanks DYE representative Weili WU, for being there to support us as well. To our main Sponsor 89 Arena paintball, thank you for believing in us and Team Duckside promise will continue to strive for excellence!

DYE Sponsored San Antonio X-Factor Wins 2013 PSP World Cup!

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

DYE would like to congratulate San Antiono X-Factor on their 2013 PSP World Cup Win!  X-Factor took home the coveted World Cup Pro Division Title with the help of their 2014 DYE Rotor Loaders.

Be sure to connect with X-Factor online at Facebook.com/SanAntonioXFACTOR

Follow DYE on Instagram to win Rotors and other prizes every week!  @DYEpaintball

2013 Millennium Series Wrap-Up

Monday, October 7th, 2013

The final event of the season is where all the story lines are concluded. Each teams year-long adventure draws to a close, and for a lucky few, there is a sweet reward at the end of it all; a podium finish, a promotion to the next division, a series title, maybe even a big fat check.

by Ash Chaplen

photos by: Erik Chateau & Ole Kroger

For London Nexus, our season finished exactly as it began in St Tropez back in April – with a win over Marseille Vision. Those victories book-ending a season of ups, downs and near misses. After failing to make the top 4 in St Tropez by the smallest of margins, we came back stronger in Germany and put ourselves on the podium, only a narrow defeat in the semi finals at the hands of Houston Heat denying us the chance to play for the win. Then after the disappointment of not even playing on Sunday in London we regrouped in Paris to take a strong 3rd place finish, stealing 4th place in the series standings from LA Infamous in the process. On the home front we dominated the the UK National league – losing only 2 matches all season on our way to the National Championship.

Despite the beginning and end of the season having a familiar ring to it, Marseille Visions season was its own roller coaster. The 2012 Semi-Pro champions played some great paintball all season, but just couldn’t turn good points into match wins. After 3 events and no Sunday appearances they were flirting with relegation back to SPL. It was not until the final event of the season that they found the consistency needed to be a contender at the pro level. With their captain and talisman Lyonnel Parra dominating off the break and Damien Grauvogel constantly closing out the close points, Vision marched into the top 4 like they had been there all season.

The real success story of the season belongs to Toulouse TonTon. They made big plans for 2013, committing to both the Millennium Series and the PSP – the only European team to do so. And boy did they step up to the challenge, after winning the 1st event almost at a canter, they were on the top step of the podium again in Germany, after one of the most entertaining, if not controversial, finals seen in Europe for a long time. A minor blip in London meant they were noticeable only by their absence from the podium, before returning to the finals in Paris, wrapping up the European series title in the process. Add in the French National Championship, and them being one of the favourites to take the Challengers title at the PSP World Cup and you have a season most teams and players can only dream of.

Meanwhile, in the Semi Pro division, Offenberg Comin at Ya were securing their place among Europes elite for 2014. With consistent performances all year long they were sat in 3rd place gong into Paris. With only two teams gaining automatic promotion they needed a strong finish in Paris and a little fortune too. They were handed a gift when one of their main rivals failed to reach the ‘Sunday Club’ but they still had to work their way in to the finals to be certain of the promotion. Taking 3rd place in Paris they were able to edge out Hellwood Paris for the promotion spot and they will return to pro division for the first time since 2010.

The DYE Teams were rampant in the Semi Pro division, with so many teams trying to maximise their season standings. GK Boost Air Rennes, RMG Bratislava, Falkoping Mashive and Ugly Ducklings Odense all secured a place in the seasons top 10.

In Division 1 Scorpions Milano took their year long fight for the series title to the very last game of the season. After battling it out with London Defiance at every event the two teams were almost inseparable all year long. After trading the lead in the series standings the same two teams found themselves facing each other again in Paris. With both the event and series titles there for the taking in the same game, its the type of situation you want to be in as a paintballer. On this occasion Scorpions had to settle for 2nd place, but they will be promoted to the Semi Pro division for 2014, and the boys from Milan will be back even stronger next year.

As the finals were being played out, the success stories were coming in from all divisions. In Division 2 Durham DV8 secured their promotion to D1 with a 6th place finish – having never even made it through to Sunday before the start of this season, the lads from the North of England teamed up with DYE for the 2013 season and employed the coaching expertise of London Nexus’ Clint Moore and his Art of Winning pro-school. The combination was met with instant success – making Sunday at the first event was followed by a win in Germany. A podium finish at their home event in London put them on course for a top 3 finish and the secured their position in Paris. They also picked up the UK Masters series title along the way and are already working hard for 2014.

In one of the most unfortunate near misses of the season, all-girl team Poison Ivy narrowly missed out on promotion to D1. The girls from Norway have put in some serious practise time this year and it was paying huge dividends on the field. Taking no prisoners with their sharp break-shooting and methodical play they finished in the top 10 at every event, with a fine 2nd place to Durham DV8 in Germany being the highlight of the season. However with only 3 teams earning promotion to D1 and despite finishing on the same points as eventual 3rd place team Diasporia Vilnius the girls were denied 3rd place on the basis of pre-season ranking. Despite the disappointment, the girls are still celebrating their best season ever, and they know what they need to do to take the next step in 2014.

Congratulations to all the DYE teams, who made a combined total of over 20 podium appearances, 4 event wins and 3 promotions in 2013. Also a huge congratulations to the CPL series champion – the Toulouse TonTons.

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