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Shoot. Kill. Win.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I have been counting the days down until the first day of paintball season. It might sound crazy but it gets my heart racing just thinking about 2000 players getting ready to do battle. Last season the  Ironmen unleashed the DAM on the world of tactical paintball. Backed by the insane firepower and accuracy of the DAM along with the addition of 2 new Tactical Ironmen, the motivational  and strategical specialist The Wolf and South Africa’s heavy weapons artist Bryce Thompson, the Tactical Ironmen were unstoppable. We went undefeated  leading our sides to victory at every major tactical event including Living Legends , Skirmish ION, Michigan Monster Game, Tippman World Challenge, Decay of Nations and Wasaga Beach.
This year the Squad looks equally as strong and we are looking to stay undefeated. This season we have been armed with some great new equipment from DYE, including new high definiton lenses that make help seeing though the darkest of forests a breeze.
Our 2014 season opened at OTP (On Target Paintball) in New Jersey. I picked Bryce up in NYC and we were off to OTP. The field was a tactical players paradise. There were three man made forts that were heavily defended by bunkers and equal amounts of woods. On hand were 500 players, mostly groups of tactical teams. I enjoy these games because the quality of play is usually really high. Tactical teams move and communicate together, they fight like a force, and unless you bring your A game they are going to eat you up, the teams at OTP were no exception. The battles all day were intense and  judging  was exceptional with the local PSP Divisional teams providing highly motivated reffing not affraid to get in there and pull players out despite the amount of paint in the air. The staff at On Target Paintball was top notch the air stations were up and filling to 4500 all day and the game ran great. When the smoke had cleared and stories were told I headed back to the city with a big smile on my face and a bunch of welts and bruises of course.
This season make sure you “#FollowTheShield” not only on the DYE site and instagram but also on the field. We are looking to recruit new Tactical Ironmen and if you join us in some epic battles you might just walk away with a Ironman Shield on your shoulder.
Next stop Castle Conquest, watch the highlight video from last year, here——> Tactical Ironmen – EMR Castle Conquest
Pete Mr.U Utschig Ironmen

The MILP Tournament series is on a roll in 2014!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The MILP Tournament series is on a roll in 2014.  Their second event of 2014 held at Camp Jordan Arena in Chattanooga drew an impressive 41 teams!

Congrats to Dye team HOUSE OF PAINT FOR Taking 1st Place in D4!

Nitro took first D3 received 5 I4 goggle systems

Chattanooga CEP took second (d3) shooting and wearing DYE!

PR1ME D5 took first place D5 received Dye T-Shirts

Congrats to all participants.  For more information on the MILP check out https://www.facebook.com/minorleaguepaintball

Photo credit Michael-day.net

Royalty goes all-in at WCPPL Las Vegas!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

WCPPL Event #1 | Las Vegas, Nevada (March 28th – 30th)

Dye sponsored Team Royalty have been grinding it out every weekend at Santa Clara Paintball. They have had tremendous help with some of the members of the new revamped Ironmen. With the majority of the team heading to Las Vegas on Thursday night, the dreaded car ride had a lot of them anxious for what is to come on Friday morning’s preliminary matches. Friday consisted of 3 matches, with Dave Bains DMG Green team being Royalty’s biggest threat (supposedly). Royalty came out hungry with the first 2 matches consisting of a 4-0 sweep. Against Dave Bains DMG Green team, Royalty came out swinging with 4-1, with the one point being a minor slip up.

Saturday consisted of a major match against Dave Bains second DMG team; the score is neck and neck at 3-3, with roughly 40 seconds on the clock. Royalty shoots 2 snake side players off the break, allowing their snake side player to push fluidly in the 50 snake. With all the attention drawn to Royalty’s snake player, the dorito side aggressively pushed down the field and eliminated the rest in order to clutch the flag hang with only 6 seconds left on the clock. Score was 4-3, Royalty is ecstatic.

Sunday rolls around and the pressure is on. We swept the Bushwhackers 4-1 in the quarterfinals, and LA Wrecking Crew 4-2 in the semifinals. Royalty is heading in the finals against LA Collision. Its neck and neck at 2-2, with LA Collision sending their player to the 50 A, Royalty starts dropping bodies. LA Collision continues to win the match 4-2. Though Royalty is upset, some good can be taken from this loss. Second place is not taken lightly, and we will be sure to come out swinging at the next WCPPL.

WAIAKILL – DYE TACTICAL TAKES OVER UWL ECUADOR

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

It’s endless summer here in Ecuador and our paintball season never ends. WAIAKILL – DyeTactical began 2014 training hard and focused on local and international UWL (Ultimate Woodsball League) tournaments, among other events we will attend this year.
We started getting our new 2014 gear in as soon as possible to adjust rapidly to the change. Less weight, smaller size, improved accuracy and air efficiency on our new DM14′s, allowed us to maximize performance and carry more paint in our vests (as UWL has no limit on the amount of paintballs you can bring into the field). Additionally, the macro line was removed from the new DM design, which meant less tangling up with branches and bushes, just as the DAM, which we were already used to since its release last year.
The tournament took place in “Cerro del Muerto” in the town of Playas, Ecuador on the 15 and 16 of February. Besides the tough opponents and intense games, the biggest challenges of this amazing field were the extreme weather conditions. Temperature ranging between 90 to 95F (32-34C), lots of mud, intense sun and humidity to the roof, made it difficult enough just to be there with no gear on. Thanks to the support of our DYE distributor, Luis Neira, we got ahold of enough Dye  Pop-up Tents to manage the weather and stay fresh and focused for the games. DYE tech support on site was another of the keys to success.

WAIAKILL – DyeTactical went in the tournament with 3 teams (15 players   on each team, 10 on court and 5 replacements).
Each team had 4 games played randomly among all competitors. The two most successful teams went to finals.
WAIAKILL ALPHA won all its games and got a solid 4 – 0 to go into finals. Meanwhile WAIAKILL BRAVO met ALPHA on its third game and got its first loss. In the final match WAIAKILL ALPHA met again with Team Dragones, who barely made it into second place in an extremely close match (4 point difference) with  BRAVO, who was favorite to play finals but got in third place.
The final game was not an easy one, mostly because of the exhaustion and tension. Scouts from the two opossing teams went for different  flags on the initial run, making it a tie in the first minutes of the match. WAIAKILL ALPHA’S aggressiveness got ahold of the lost flag before the first 10-minute brake and retained it through the entire game. The hooch was found during the second break, adding up more points to the overal score. With both flags and the hooch in our hands, our game was mathematically unreachable. We knew we could go all in for their home flag after the second break and pushed hard to try to end the game early. Dragones defended well and prevented us to advance to their home base flag. After 30 minutes of intense physical effort the game was over and we had won UWL Ecuador first chapter. WAIAKILL BRAVO came in third place, getting WAIAKILL – DyeTactical two places in the podium.
We are now training hard for the second chapter that will take place in Quito, Ecuador, May 3-4. We will try to keep on adding points on UWL’s local and international ranking.
We’ll keep you posted on the advances of UWL and other events.
For pics and vids of this and other tournaments and events follow us @waiakill in Instagram, Tweeter, Facebook and YouTube.
Come meet and share with us at the DYE Store in Living Legends 7, May 16-18.
Keep on balling!!

Derrick Moncayo McGuiness
UWL Tag #30

STK brings the heat to the Super7 in Sydney!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

We went to Sydney on the east coast of Australia a few weeks ago to compete in the first leg of Australia’s national series, the Super 7′s. The last time we played in this league was 2009. It was great to come back to it. The infrastructure and refereeing was excellent. We really enjoyed the event.

We won all of our prelim games except against SWAT, who we drew.

Our weekend started with us going down two points to Explicit, but Farran ran through and got 4 G’s in the third point and we were able to run away with it from there. We had a couple of other close calls in the prelims, but thankfully we were able to close those games out. Our weekend grew to a climax with our second last match of the prelims against nVs. The winner of this game would go onto the finals.

Our game against them felt good; we’d worked out all the kinks from the prelims and we were working as a machine. We had a good fight against them and won 3-2.

Our final preliminary game was against SWAT – but we’d both already made it through to the finals, so we used the opportunity to feel them out. They had our friend “Oat” (ex-Infernal/Xtioneers) playing for them and Kyle Spica of San Diego Dynasty. We made sure our break-shooting was on point and injected as much chaos as we could into our game plans to try not give anything away for our finals match. We timed the match out at 2-2. We went onto the finals for a rematch.

The finals started well for us, with us making our break-shots and followed shortly with us closing the first point out. The next point, we both lost bodies on the break, and the game whittled down to a 2 vs 3, with just Travis and Farran left in either corner. They stayed cool and burnt off about 8 minutes from the game clock before being edged out by SWAT. So the score was 1-1 with 1:30 left on the clock. The next point we were able to make our initial kill on the dorito-side off the break and then caught some subsequent players filling out to that side. With about 30 seconds left, it was just Kyle Spica left in a 5 vs 1. He still managed to catch two of us, but we were able to eliminate him and Stevie sealed the deal, hitting the buzzer with 8 seconds left on the clock.

Winning felt great, and the environment at the Super 7’s was accommodating, professional and… premium. It also had a huge prize pool. I’d recommend playing these events to any of our PALS friends.

Maybe a little bit before the event, people were saying things like “show them who is the best in Australia.” Playing paintball, there has been no shortage of people I’ve come across who have these self-proclaimed titles or that have over-inflated egos. Success in paintball is so fickle. And I often find these self-proclaimed heroes are just frustrated with the game because they are always trying to justify themselves or live up to something rather than just enjoy the experiences. And really who cares? If you think you’re good then just keep it to yourself. Your performance can speak for itself. I guess where I am going with this is that I’m not interested in asserting titles.  All I can say is that going full circle and being back at the Super 7′s after keeping the team together for this long — it feels good to say that it hasn’t all been for nothing.

We’ve had a few months with our DM14’s now and we love them even more. Thanks to Devon and DYE for their continued support going into the 4th year of our sponsorship with them. And to our paintball mum and dad, Brad and Christine.

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