Worl Cup Asia is underway!

Posted on November 7th, 2014

World Cup Asia kicks off in Langkawi at the beautiful indoor arena in Sunway Damansara Technology Park.

With more than 50 countries being represented in this International tournament it is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the year.

The Dye booth is up and running with Tech Support, markers, gear and casual wear. Stop by and say hello if your at the event. More coverage to follow!

Post Cup Catch Up: PART 2 of Live the life with Marcello Margot and Alex Goldman of the Las Angeles Ironmen.

Posted on November 5th, 2014

Alex and I traveled to Italy, my favorite place in the world, as always it treated us great and it was an awesome way to end the European season. Landing in Rome with my best friend that I’ve played paintball with since I was 13 was unreal. We couldn’t stop talking about how awesome it was that because we’ve stuck with a sport that we loved we were in a position to travel the world and do what we love. Not to mention.. It’s ITALY! We dropped our bags off at the hotel early Monday morning and it was nothing but pasta from there on out. We explored most of Rome and just enjoyed the architecture that literally every street corner had to offer. We ate like kings, saw some beautiful sights, and got kissed by the Italian culture.
Now we are back in America and getting ready for the World Cup with a practice against dynasty this weekend. Stay tuned I’ll keep you guys updated!

Post World Cup Catch Up : PART 1 of 2- Live the life with Marcello Margot and Alex Goldman of the Los Angeles Ironmen

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

With a successful season wrapping up Marcello Margot and Alex Goldman of the Los Angeles Ironmen and Euro team HULK give us a glimpse of their final Millennium Series Paintball event. Make sure to check in for Part 2 of their travels leading up to the PSP World Cup next week!

Alex Goldman and I headed to Chantilly, France for the last millennium event of the year sitting in first place well ahead of the rest of the teams in our division. The only way we would not win the series is if we got dead last. Well, in a crazy turn of events, and after winning the first two events and placing second at the third, we almost didn’t even earn a pro spot.

The season long goal for team Hulk was to bring me and Alex over to help them earn a CPL spot for the 2015 millennium series season. Everything was going as planned until this last event, where it seemed as if nothing was going our way. It’s easy to blame the poor performance on exterior things but at the end of the day we as a team just didn’t show up to win the event. We thought it would be as easy as the previous events and didn’t realize that every team who would play us was going to give us their very best, knowing that we were the best team in the division.

 
 
 
We ended the prelims going 1-2 which didn’t put us through to Sunday. Not going to lie, I was stunned. I couldn’t believe we weren’t playing on Sunday and what was worse, was the fact that the second and third place teams in the series were lined up in a way that they wouldn’t meet each other until the finals, which would knock us down to third place overall. The stars were aligning for us to go from being the unstoppable team that was obviously going to win the series to the team that didn’t even get promoted to the CPL. The paintball gods really like to scare you sometimes!

 Fortunately, both of the teams that were in position to knock us down, didn’t show up to win either. The last place team in the league, that actually knocked us out of Sunday ended up winning the event and played great throughout the entire weekend. What a bittersweet feeling. It never feels as good to win the series when you don’t win the last event of the year. It’s just not the same. As you can see in the picture below, we weren’t thrilled.
  

Though we were down on the loss, we still had something to be happy about. We helped bring Team Hulk to the CPL division which had been a dream of the team owner and it’s players for many years so that was a very gratifying feeling. Not to mention Alex and I still had a blast roaming around Paris with the team and were about to embark on a quick 2 day trip to Italy before heading back to practice for World Cup.

PRZ – Asylum Outbreak with AZTEK

Posted on October 31st, 2014

AZTEK returns from a full weekend event at PRZ – Asylum Outbreak (an authentic military asylum, turned paintball field) as the General, leading his troops into battle!

The event included 2 full days of battle and a large final confrontation, against an oversized team of warriors.

Paint was flying everywhere.  Battles were fought in wooded areas, on roads, inside two and 3 story buildings and in the famous PRZ “warehouse” and “hallway of death”.

The game scenario included: airstrikes, helicopter drops, hitman/sniper cards, riot shields and rocket launchers.  It was a battle over multiple flag dominations and missions… developed to truly test the skills of a General and his XOs.

The Dye DAMS and Box Rotors were predominant at this event and proved to be an excellent choice for battles in any locations… whether it was for long distance shots or CQB fights.

AZTEK was up front all weekend, fighting alongside his teammates.  Up close and personal  is how the Dye Tactical Warriors like to do it!

 

 

The Battle of Hastings is a large 2 day scenario rec ball event at Splash Planet in Hastings, New Zealand.

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

Splash Planet is a huge water slide park that closes over the winter season.

 

Thankfully, Ultimate Paintball Events sees this as a golden opportunity to hold an epic paintball battle for players from all over the country!

 

This is a very unique location that so many players, the world over, could only dream of.

 

Assault the Castle, defend the Pirate ship and hold the tree fort were some of the awesome games that we played. The combination of an incredibly unique venue and the buzz of paintballers from all over the country with one common interest really made this the not be missed event of the year!

 

We had close to 150 player’s soldier it out in all kinds of weather, the weather gods weren’t being too helpful but rain or shine, this game was taking place no matter what. In the end there were a few showers but nothing we wouldn’t expect at this time of year. There wasn’t many local players at the event which meant that pretty much everyone had to travel to get there. Big ups to all the players that made that put in the hard yards to make it!

 

Black Sheep Media was amongst the action, getting some amazing photos and footage. Heres a sample of what’s to come. Also stay tuned for video’s from both Tony @ BSM and Dave @ Outpost 43!

 

We were divided into two teams Yellow team comprising of players from the Auckland region and Christchurch crew, and facing the might of the RED team.

 

Both teams had a great mix of players from different styles, mag fed, pump, speedball, bush ball, and Paintball Bows!! It was really great to see all the different setups that people were running and the mixture of different guns that were in action. It’s awesome that people can rock the marker / gear that reflects their interest in the sport but we all come together for one ultimate game.

 

Blair spent most of the event at the Outpost 43 popup store, promoting and selling gear and grub to the players, while Dave was out there rocking his cape and filming the action.

 

We’ve been a part of a few large events now, and it was great to see old and new players from around our country stop in and check out our store! At Outpost 43, we felt that it was a great opportunity to promote our range of gear to people that usually don’t get the chance to visit us in Auckland.

 

Once again Outpost 43 would like to thank Devon and Dye Asia for coming on board with prizes, Riverbank Engineering, Paintball Shop, Horowhenua Paintball Club and Ultimate Paintball Events.

 

No one was really focused on who won the game, and all the prizes were given out as spot prizes which was cool!

 

There were some awesome trophy’s made for outstanding players and like always, its great to be able to give back to the players and seeing people’s faces when they win gear!!!

 

Keep an eye out for more large scale games from Ultimate Paintball Events. We are super excited for Urban Warfare happening February 2015!

 

Cheers again and can’t wait to do it again next year. See you all there!