Royalty’s narrow miss at WCPPL Event #2

Posted on June 6th, 2014

This is Royalty’s second event this season for WCPPL. For the first time since 2009, Dave Bains and Mike Hinman have finally agreed to host a tournament at Capital Edge Paintball Park. This is an excellent opportunity for Northern California teams to get a taste of the event as a majority of the events are held down in Las Vegas / Southern California. Royalty will play the whole tournament on Saturday.You can only imagine what it is like to play 7 race-to-4 matches in 90-degree weather. On top of that you are playing very long matches on the very slow PSP MAO layout. Royalty comes in hot in the preliminary matches with 3 wins and a tie.

The next 2 matches against Asylum and Wicked had to deal with a little luck in our favor, resulting in Royalty moving on to the finals against Dave Bains’ DMG. The first 2 points were a sweep for DMG, almost up 5 bodies every point. Royalty is on their heels for the next few points but we manage to come back and even it up at 2-2 before time ran out. Both teams were about to witness the biggest nail-biting match of their paintball career. The winner will be decided by the best of 3 1-on-1’s. Clayton Parker is the first to step up to the plate, stalemate. Brian Dubois is second, stalemate.

Johnny Won is up next, he told his teammates that he was going to pretend his hopper was jammed so that the opponent had no decision but to rush up. His execution did not work and DMG is in the driver’s seat 1-0. Jerry Caro is next up to plate and eventually; DMG gets a shot in on him. DMG wins the event by winning 2 1-on1s. This is the second time Royalty comes out with a second place. We consider this tournament a learning experience and Royalty plans to come out next event with an overall better performance. In our eyes, 2nd place is the 1st loser, and Royalty will do whatever it takes to ensure that they do not get a 2nd place again.

JACKALS Conquer the REDZONE Format.

Posted on May 30th, 2014

 

JACKALS are a hard working, dedicated Division 3 Paintball Team founded in 2010 by seasoned players from South San Diego and the Tijuana region that wanted to compete and excel in the sport; they started participating in all the local and Regional 5 Man and 3 Man events in Baja California, placing 1st. in 2010 through 2011 seasons.

In 2012 with the initial support of Paintball Jackal, the largest Paintball Retail and Merchandise Distributor in Mexico they continued growing; now in the National Paintball scene they participated in the Mexican Paintball League (PSP Sanctioned Event) which held their first event in Tijuana, Baja California; placing 3rd in Division 3 – Race to 4.

In 2013, JACKALS picked up DYE as their main sponsor through Paintball Jackal and joined the RTWC Circuit (Road to World Cup) placing 2nd in Open Division in the Leon, Guanajuato Event.

This past 17th of May, JACKALS participated in the AFPL event held in Camp Pendleton in which JACKALS brought in 2nd Place in the REDZONE Open Division Class.  REDZONE is a dynamic format that forces one to improve communication and pit administration, a format that with minor tweaks sooner or later it will hit the national scene…

 

Prelims:

JACKALS 28 – Titans 4

Gogo13 10 – JACKALS 7

Blitz 4 – JACKALS 11

JACKALS 12 – LA Hitman 4

Finals:

 JACKALS 2 – Gogo13 7

 

Looking forward to the next event JACKALS will work for that eluding 1st place…

JACKALS is proud to announce that with the continued support of DYE and Paintball Jackal they plan to continue participating this 2014 season in the LMP (Liga Mexicana de Paintball) which is the largest and most important league held in Mexico and in the AFPL (Almost Famous Paintball League); moving up the ranks…

Thanks to DYE and Paintball Jackal this project is growing in which through hard work and its sponsors JACKALS not only expects to better them self’s but contribute to the sport we love and its positive image…

Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Jackalsteam

 

 

Pro Team DNX wins SARPL Event #2!

Posted on May 29th, 2014

Team DNX had a great showing at Event 2, that was played at Blades & Triggers field in East of Johannesburg.

DNX started the morning in the race to 3 Pro 5man bracket, but were not able to win there 1st match losing 2-3 to Reaper. Then the following games they were able to find their feet and won all prelim games up to the finals.

Finals started late Sunday afternoon. With the South African sun starting to set as winter is making its way into the City of JHB.

DNX played Reaper in the finals and went up 2 points. They then lost a point to Reaper, but with a dirty hang the score sat at 2-0 in DNX’s favor. With 4min on the clock Reaper came back with a win, setting up the last 1.40 min to try to even the score and force over time. The score is 2/1 but DNX came out the gate firing and heated for the WIN smashing up Reaper to seal the WIN 3/1!!!

The team showed great composure and wanted the win. DNX hands down out played all the Pro teams at the event.

SA’s RPL 2013 champions are showing they are in the running to WIN 2014!

 

Infernal sweeps TPOC #2 in Thailand!

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

Held in Pattaya Paintball Club, Pattaya, Thailand was the 2nd leg of TPOC Tournament Series. The event was great although it was hard to re-organize the team as we lost 3 main players from last year. We brought 3 D2 players from up country and it’s pretty hard for us to get together for training. So hard in fact, that we didn’t have a single practice before the tournament. We tried hard to reform the team to make it stable as soon as possible with positioning, game plan, but most importantly have fun.

Day 1 in the preliminary round we won over PRC Blueblood 3-2 / Hellbourne 3-2 / Demonic 3-1 and Speed Aisawan 3-0. For day2 prelims, we won over Aisawan 2-1 / CMX 3-0

Semi-final round, we met PRC Blueblood with young and aggressive players. So we were forced to concentrate on breakout and counter attack plan. We won 3-1.

In the final, we met Aisawan another strong team in Thailand. What ever happen throughout the match, we planned to keep the rhythm of the game and take advantage of it. The first set took 6mins. We both planned to counter attack with little opportunity. We held on long enough to win the first point. Yet we lost our 2nd set to Aisawan as they were playing a fast break plan and they tied it 1-1. With 22 seconds left, we head to overtime. In the overtime game, anything can happen. We thought that we are doing our best and we made it so far, let’s give it 100% and have fun…. We won! Winning the overtime point solidified us as Champion for TPOC 2nd Leg.

Special thanks to Expressway Paintball Club of Thailand, DYE Precision, Pattaya Paintball Club , EST Cola and TPOC.

Hulk wins again!

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

Almost a month after the first stage of the Championship in France, we headed to the second event in Germany.

The team has preliminary preparation for the tournament, having played in the first stage of the Cup of Ukraine in Lviv. Even then, despite the confidence of the team due to victory in all of our matches, it became clear that the field is very “sticky”.  With huge corridors and low variability in the line of attack, movement on this field was minimal. This view is confirmed in sparring leading up to the tournament in Bitburg , with a strong contender – team “Russian Roulette”. Unfortunately, due to force majeure, both of our American legionnaires missed their flight, and considering the compactness of our team at this stage, only four players can participate in practice.

Americans arrived only the day of the tournament, which significantly affected the quality of their game in the first game day. After spending 15 hours in an aircraft and not knowing the field, it was very hard to count on the high-quality game that we are used to. To confirm our concerns, the first match of the tournament with a Norwegian Drammen Solid ended in a 1-3 loss with 4 penalties.

In the next match, we needed a victory over representatives from Denmark, Ugly Ducklings Odense, otherwise we would not venture out of the bracket! All things considered, the resolute attitude and motivation, did not cease to amaze! Final score 4-2 in our favor and 4 penalties! Another penalty in Saturday’s match against Norwegian Ronholt Blast almost turned the match with an outsider group in lottery. A heavy 2-1 victory sent us to Sunday!

In the Sunday morning game, we met with the Moscow team Force Majeure. Solidifying our lead 3-1 and eliminating all players; we receive another hot gun penalty, giving us another nervous game! 3-2 final victory!

In quarterfinals, we met with the Scorpions from Milan. This team represent 5 countries, originally led by Maximus Lundquist. This match saw long points and traditional penalties, but we take the win 2-1!

In the semifinals, fate brought us to Amsterdam Heat from Holland. In the first stage, we met with the team and won convincingly 4-0. Not everything was so easy this time! After losing residence in the CPL division, the team has the ambition to go back and confirm their skills! Penalty for mashing in overtime is not allowed to pass on the Dutchmen! A well-deserved third place and we are once again in the finals!

Uncertain in their game in the first stage, the Roosters Ulm Germany overcame all of their rivals and reached the finals at home!

The first point of the final game has developed not very well for us. Alex Goldman left on breakout, and after ten seconds we lose Marcelo Margott. After 30 seconds we are down to a 2 on 4. After nearly a seven minute game, we are down to a 1 on 2 of which the 2 players began almost simultaneously running at his bunker. A close call by the judges declared shooting after elimination and they received a 2 for 1 penalty. Next game we started against only three! Hitting one of the contenders in the first 10 seconds of the game and keeping all our players, we have a good chance to win this game for the remaining 3 minutes of playing time. We successfully took advantage, knocking out all rivals with 40 seconds to spare. Given the specifics of the field, it became clear that the fate of the meeting will be decided in overtime, which we spent at a high level, leaving no chance for the opponent and keeping his team’s four players!

This is our second victory in Division 1 SPL. What a great feeling and the chances of getting into the next division at the end of the series!

We express our gratitude to everyone who helps and supports. Special thanks to our permanent partner “Auto radio”, DYE – the best producer of paintball equipment, “Polar Bears” team for help in the pit area, our favorite captain Iaroslav and coach Alexander Pristupov, as well as all of our fans.

See you on the fields!