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“The Prince of Paintball” – Will Clifford Visits Mayhem Big Game, The Pacific 3

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Mayhem Big Game – The Pacific 3

by: William Clifford

Photos by: www.PaintRiot.co.uk

On the weekend of the 31st August/ 1st September, I swapped my usual commute on the London Underground (the Tube) and made my way out of town to Romford, Essex to play the Mayhem Big Game – The Pacific 3. Having played the Mayhem Big Games for over 5 years in a row, I knew it was going to be a good weekend!

The Mayhem Big Game is awesome, since it offers something for everyone from: sneaky woods ball action in the lower wood, to the sup air and western field at the top, or even if you want to just check out all the cool vehicles they have all over the site, from tanks to helicopters, to the fighter jet in the staging area!

Its great to see a game that’s grown so much over just a few years, with a lot of the major retailers in the UK attending too. DYE was offering people the opportunity to test drive the DAM in a real scenario, and see how it really holds its own. With all the available DAMs in use the whole weekend, it was clear that a lot of people seemed to be really enjoying themselves testing the marker. The feedback was great – everyone was so impressed by the DAMs versatility, accuracy and complete performance.

On the Saturday, it was great to catch up with lots of familiar faces and take the opportunity to walk around the site. In the afternoon the mini scenario game took place called the Band of Brothers, and there was plenty of sneaky action taking place in the thick woodland. I managed to hold a really strong position against a few pushes from the Japanese thanks to the Dye Cam that I was wearing head to toe.

On the Sunday, we started in the lower woodland and successfully completed almost all of our objectives in the morning. However in the afternoon, despite pushing the opposition right back into one corner of the whole site, we were unable to raise the flag come the end of the game and our win in the morning session wasn’t enough to see us through as the overall winners.

Win or lose its irrelevant, the weather was amazing and everyone left with a smile on their face. Thanks to Mayhem Paintball for another fantastic weekend, for those of you that weren’t there – I’d highly recommend it for next year when it will be held on the 30th and 31st of August in 2014. Thanks to Dye Paintball for the fantastic gear. It performed flawlessly all weekend, catch me on the following social networks and stay tuned for footage from the weekend with my DAM;

Next stop on my ‘Ready for War Tour’ will be StaarGate in just 10 days time.

Be part of the adventure!

-The Prince of Paintball

Follow William “The Prince of Paintball” Clifford on Facebook HERE, Twitter HERE, and instagram HERE

8/29 Friday Giveaway Winners

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Another week, another round of WINNERS of the DYE and DYE Tactical Friday Giveaway contest!

Congrats to MATT SIEGFRIED for winning a DyeCam Performance Top + DAM T-Shirt for the Friday Giveaway on Facebook.com/DYETactical and to BRANDON PORTMAN for winning a box of Dye CG Paint and i4 Goggles on Facebook.com/DYEPaintball

Be sure to follow us on instagram @DYEPaintball and @DYETactical for behind the scenes updates and more contests!

 

2013 DYE PSP West Coast Open Video

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Congrats Tampa Bay Damage for winning the 2013 PSP West Coast Open!

Check out YouTube.com/DyePaintballVIDEO for more videos

Featured DYE Teams:

-LA Ironmen

-Tampa Bay Damage

-Toulouse TonTon

-Chattanooga CEP

-San Jose Royalty

-New Jersey Wolfpack

 

Produced by: DerDer Productions

Edited by: Nick Cucuzza

*NEW* Proto Dyetanium Lens Options

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Finally, DyeTanium Lens Options are available for all Proto Goggle Systems!

Upgrade you Switch ProAxis, Switch FS, Switch EL, Switch FP, and Full Coverage FP Goggles with one of FOUR brand new Dyetanium Lens Options:

-Northern Lights

-Smoke Bronze Fire

-Blue Ice

-Fade Sunrise

Available online or ask your local DYE Retailer

“The Best at What We Do” – by Daniel Holliday of Tampa Bay Damage

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The Best at What We Do

-Daniel Holliday #23

At the beginning of the year we felt all eyes were on us to see if we would still be top contenders after losing all our non-Florida players. So It would come to no surprise that at the start of this year we had a lot to prove to our sponsors, fans and most of all ourselves. The entire team felt confident returning to our core roster with Bryan Smith coming back and our longtime friend Raney Stanczak.

In 2013 we wanted to 1, cut down the roster to a size where the best players play the most. 2, prove to everyone in the paintball media that even though the majority of Damage players are not considered “loud, self-hyping players”, we still know how to win. Lastly, we wanted develop our existing players skill level so they could play anywhere on the field. I think it’s fair to say we’ve accomplished this.

After three 2nd place finishes in a row and 1 horrific 6th place, we all knew that the West Coast Open was a deciding factor of whether Tampa Bay Damage would still be a top tier team. Everything was going well for us the first day of prelims and we won both of our games with ease. All we needed to do now was beat one of the new challenger’s team to seal our spot on Sunday and that would free us up to have a practice finals session against Edmonton Impact.

Despite the paint shooting awesome out of our DM13’s, we just played bad the entire day. I honestly thought before our last prelim game against Impact that we would be out if we didn’t beat them. Luckily this was not the case, I was told in the pits before the preliminary Impact game that it did not matter won or lost. So it did indeed look like we would get our free finals practice against impact as the game had no bearing on whether or not we moved onto to the semi-finals.

Saturday night the team’s morale and confidence had never been higher despite Bryan Smith not being able to play as he became ill and had to be taken to the E.R. the night before our finals day. I really thought he was going to be a big contributing factor for us at the West Coast Open. Nevertheless we spent our entire lives proving people wrong and we were ready to put anyone into the dirt if they got in our way of winning.

Finally we admit to the truth, we are the best at what we do.

Oddly, winning the West Coast Open brought more relief than excitement; it reinvigorated our passion for the sport and completely dissolved that burned out feeling of constant travel and time away from our families. I am happy and excited that we won but unfortunately this feeling only lasts for about 6 weeks until we prove ourselves one more time at World Cup.

When you win World Cup, the feeling doesn’t just last a few weeks, it lasts a lifetime.

On behalf of the Damage organization I’d like to say thank you to all the great people and companies that have stuck by us throughout the years and made this whole dream a reality -

Protex, Social Paintball, Raza, Virtue, and of course Dye Precision.

Daniel Holliday #23

Be sure to follow Damage on Facebook.com/TampaBayDamage and at www.TampaBayDamage.com

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