Team DRX Season Update 2015

Posted on March 25th, 2015

by: Team DRX

Team DRX (Malaysia) brings greetings from the land of exotic cuisine 24/7 and a great season of paintball.

Our team just recently finish top in the first tournament (Krikevill CAP 3 2015).  2014 has been a tough and turmoil year for the paintball industry in Malaysia. Tournaments were rare due to the restrictions set by the local authorities on the issue of licensing of markers as firearms in Malaysia!

Behind every cloud there is a silver lining. We realized tournaments are not just about winning or points, they are about the community coming together over the weekend despite the scorching heat to have good clean fun and for old friends to catch up over a sport we so clearly love.

We thank those that stick by us in these turbulent times, a special thanks to Dye Asia for the continue support.  It is indeed a great feeling to be shooting those awesome DMs that are ever so reliable and yet so easy to maintain.

All photos credits belong to King Ang Images and Wan Mad Photography.

Urban Warfare: Two Days Of Epic CQB Action

Posted on March 25th, 2015

by: Master Chief / DYE Asia

Urban warfare was the first big scenario event for 2015, and it did not disappoint.

Garin and the team from Ultimate Paintball Events have been working hard on securing unique venues in NZ, with Splash planet under his belt, he has now added Kimberly hospital in Levin.

Once again players from all over NZ made their way for this Epic event, Auckland, Taranaki, Timaru, Wellington and Christchurch players from far and wide and all different levels of experience got in for the 2 days of epic CQB action.

Where is Kimberly?

Kimberly is in Levin about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Wellington. It’s an old hospital that hasn’t been used for some time (used to be the largest in the southern hemisphere with 1800 residents).

What Were the Facilities Like?

I’ve been to a fair amount of big games, and we’ve had to do a lot of camping outside.  Going a whole weekend without a shower isn’t very appealing, but not the case here!

A big main building housed us while we we geared up. We could even sleep in it if needed, complete with hot showers and flushing toilets. If you been to a big event you know portaloos aren’t fun on day 2.  The venue had everything, even cooking facilities, you couldn’t ask for more.  It was mint.

What Makes This Event Stand Out?

Having the opportunity to play on 10 acres of abandoned buildings is an opportunity not to be missed. Running through room after room with the possibility of hostiles at any turn constantly keeps you on edge. It was great for many ballers, paintball fields like this in NZ are very rare.  This is a very unique experience.

How Was the Gameplay?

We were split into four teams: red, white, blue and yellow. We were given various objectives on day one. We had to find objects on the field and hold onto them for 45 minutes to get the points.  You could also secure your team flag for bonus points.  This game type made it tough and kept you on edge. If you found a ton of loot, you had to hide it from the other teams because if you got shot, you had to drop you loot and then the other team could steal it!

Another unique part of this game was that there was a 300 round limit per game.  This meant that players could have great fights, run any style of marker and not feel out gunned. There were a lot of people running mag-fed markers which was great to see as it was a great field for it.

Day two was very different from day one as it was attack & defend style. One team would have to hold a building while another attacks it from all angles.

The night game was mental too.

Were There any Surprises?

Garin’s tank!!!

Man those guys stalked everyone and anyone, it just added another element to the game.

You could be on a roll, then out of nowhere “BANG” the tank gunner would pop up and wipe out players left and right… I hate that van.

Would You Go Back Again?

Definitely!

It was a great event overall, simple game play that was just plain fun. It was great catching up with all the players again, it’s always the highlight for us to meet and catch up at events.  I’m sure next time we will see a lot more players come along because it has been the highlight for us. You won’t want to miss out on the next one!

Have to say a big thank you to Garin and the team once again you done an awesome job.

Also I would like to thank Dye Asia for the great prizes, there were a lot of happy players guys, were very grateful for the continued support.

Dye Asia has been a huge supporter of Paintball in New Zealand and was the first company to jump in and support this growing sport we all love.

Lastly a BIG thank you to Devon for making it happen!!!

Cheers.

-Master Chief

Super 7s – MASTERS

Posted on January 6th, 2015

21 – 23 November saw Action Paintball Games Sydney hold the final round of the Super 7s Series aka Masters. I’ve said it before: If you’re going to win any event of the Series this is the one you want to win.

A handful of international guests were brought over for this final round. Sydney SWAT had Justin Cornell from Edmonton Impact; Uprising, a Canberra based team, brought over Justin Schwarz; and Sydney Explicit hosted Marcello Margott from LA Ironmen as well as Devon Stutz.

Going into this event we knew that if we wanted to win the Round and the Championship we couldn’t afford any mistakes as only 4 points separated STK, Sydney SWAT and us. On Saturday our first game of the prelims was against Sydney SWAT. This was good as both teams were fresh and hadn’t had time to feel out the field layout. Both teams came out swinging and SWAT took a 2 point lead. Quickly regrouping we were able to fight our way back to a 3-3 draw. Not the start we wanted but it wasn’t a loss. Our next match was against STK. Also another tuff match for us as both teams did not want to take a loss into the next round. After some intense gun fighting and close points we were able to take the win 3-2. Our next 2 matches were against Shenanigans and Eastside Raw. We finished these matches off strong taking 4-1 and 4-0 victories, respectively. Our final match for the day was against Sydney Explicit. Explicit had Marcello and Devon playing for them and they hadn’t suffered a loss all day. This was to be the hardest match of the day as whoever won this would end up 1st at the end of Saturday’s play. The game itself was tough with both teams digging in early as no one wanted to give the opposition the upper hand. After a few close calls we secured a 3-2 win. This put us in a great position going into day 2.

We were feeling pretty confident going into Sunday’s matches. We were up against NZ Clown Monkeys, Uprising and Relentless. We were able to take 4-0 wins against Clown Monkeys and Relentless. Uprising, on the other hand, gave us a good run for our money. It was a close match but we were still able to get ahead with a 3-2 victory. This ended the prelims and we were sitting in 1st place. Sydney SWAT were in 2nd, Sydney Explicit in 3rd and STK were in 4th positions going into the finals.

As the final for 3rd and 4th between Sydney Explicit and STK was played before our final we didn’t get to watch any of that game. Instead, we were going over game plans and finalising everything for our match against Sydney SWAT. However, we did hear of the outcome with Sydney Explicit taking 3rd place and STK 4th place.

The Final
Knowing the result of the 3rd/4th playoffs, the Final was set to be huge! This now meant whoever won the Final would not only win Masters but also the Series. The Final started at full speed with both teams not holding anything back. We were able to draw first blood by knocking out their dorito side giving us the 1st point. The 2nd point was similar with us getting early kills and taking a 2-0 lead. The 3rd point started off strong for SWAT taking a few early kills but we were able to claw our way and back and force the point into a 1v1 between David “Blacky” Black from SWAT and our Macca. After a few exchanges Blacky made a play for the buzzer but Macca was able to pick him off just before he could reach it. We were now up 3 nil going into the 4th point. The team’s spirit was at its highest going into this point as we were so close to victory. We took the final point and it was over rather quickly. We took a couple of kills off the break and then ran down the remainder of the SWAT players. The moment Karl Simpson hit the buzzer for the final time our pits went crazy as not only had we won Masters but also the title as Super 7s Series Champions for 2014.

It’s been a great first year for Team nVs. We were made to fight for our place and show we are a team to be reckoned with. We would like to thank all of our fans, friends and families who have supported us throughout the year. Thanks also goes to Michael Whybrew, the staff at Action Paintball and everyone who competed at the 2014 Super 7s Series. A big heartfelt thank you to Gloria Simpson for not only organising our pits but also organising us. Without her we would find things a lot harder. Final thanks goes to our sponsors Paintball Addiction, Dye Precision and Devon Stutz for supplying us with the best clothing and equipment to help us get the job done.

-Nathan McDonnell

Team nVs

 

 

 

STK Super7 Australia

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

A few weeks ago STK went to Sydney to compete in Australia’s biggest and best tournament and final round of the Super 7′s series, the Masters. The event itself was spectacular as all the rounds have been for the Super 7′s this year. STK would like to thank Mike, John, Pete, and all the crew at Action for the year we had at the Super 7′s through their hard work and vision for Paintball in Australia. The last time we played the Super 7′s was in 2009 and coming back opened our eyes to how good we have it in our own backyard! I’d urge all Aussie teams who don’t play it already to have a go at the Super 7′s. Maybe some of our international PALS friends should come over for a visit as well — great infrastructure, support and a huge prize pool at every round.

If I had to some up our performance at the Masters, I’d have to say all fizz and no pop. We played World Cup Asia the week before and finished with 2nd place. It was awesome and reaching that championship game again is a real pinnacle and accomplishment to us. I think this set us up to come to the Masters perhaps a little blasé… we played the State of Origin on the Friday after no sleep and in 45 degree heat. We won it with our friends from Rogue Assassins and our pit crew who stuck it out with us in the crazy heat. The main event, the Masters itself was on the Saturday and Sunday. First mistake, we didn’t walk the field. We just played all day in 45 degrees and we were getting the hell out of there and into some aircon! We had a quick team meeting, it was woeful, it literally consisted of “yeah just shoot your guns and get down the snake” and then we crashed out for 14 hours.
A bit of the fire was definitely missing, but we wanted to try and wrap up the series as we’d had a pretty decent year in the series with a 1st and two 2nds. All we needed to do was not come 4th.
We weren’t playing too badly on Saturday morning, even with the lack of preparation. We played nVs. It was a pretty close game. The score was tied at 2-2 with about 1 minute on the clock. I was stuck in a small cake — I could survive in there but I couldn’t do anything useful. In my mind I remember thinking I didn’t want to chance ending the game with a tie and losing out on the super tight prelims point race. I wanted to try and win the point. In retrospect, I should have just sat in my bunker, shot my gun and accepted the tie but instead I tried bumping out to make something happen. Got shot in the process and nVs was able to clear up the rest of us and press the buzzer with only seconds left.
We were still in reasonable spirits; we won the remainder of our games until we came up against Explicit. Explicit had guest players Marcello Margott and our boy Devon Stutz. Playing against Marcello was a great experience. Marcello and Devon destroyed us on the break. I would get into my bunker and think “how is there so much paint coming my way?” and then look over to see two of our guys heading to the deadbox. Explicit beat us giving us our second prelim loss.
Finally we came to play against SWAT, who had Justin Cornell guesting with them. Like he’d done all tournament, he tore down the snake and was a real problem for us. I can’t remember the final score but SWAT beat us too, leaving us stuck in the play-off for 3rd and 4th.
At this point, I’m ashamed to admit it but we were just going through the motions. We’d played the whole tournament and didn’t have a better grasp on the field than we did in the first game that weekend. As Stevie said, the season finished for us last week at World Cup. It was disappointing to end what was otherwise a great season on a bit of a low note. Needless to say, Explicit crushed us in the 3rd/4th playoff and we finished off with 4th.
Our friends on nVs won the Masters and Super 7′s series for 2014. Congratulations. Stevie took out top honour too for Player of the Year 2014, which he highly deserves.
It was great to see our non-player mates Jane and Gloria again. As well as Scary Mary.

Despite the disappointing finish, the comedy level at Masters was super-high on our team, so it was still a good trip. Thanks to everyone on STK for your commitment and friendship this year, again. Our roster has stayed pretty much the same for quite a number of years and our bond is tight. And again, the biggest thanks to our “paintball mum and dad” Brad and Christine for another year with us. They complete our family and we love them! And of course thanks to our sponsor, Dye. Can safely report that Dye guns perform excellently in 45 degree weather when our bodies are on the verge of death. And WASP Paintball in Perth.
Thank you.
Dan Woods
STK Captain
STK FB: https://www.facebook.com/STKAustralia

Photo Credit:
Action Paintball Games, Action Liz
Morgan Lane Photography
Scary Mary Paintball and other Sports Photography

 

 

 

A word from Pop, Captain of Team Asiawan

Posted on December 11th, 2014

World Cup Asia 2014 is the biggest tournament annually in Asia, took place on Nov. 7-9, 2014. As it’s the biggest one, so we prepared and planned our team around 3 months before. We worked hard and never missed weekly practice in those periods.

The biggest cup always challenge the greatest team to win it.
In the first day, we won, but not as well as we expected, so we recap our strategy and wish to do it better in the next day. And we did it well, getting better one by one step till we got into the semi-final round.
In this round, those 4 teams were the best in Asia. We were a little nervous but nothing can stop us at this stage. We finally did it, we won the World Cup Asia tounrnament, 6th championship of the year 2014 together with 7th championship of Pals Series Overall Champion.

We, Aisawan team, dedicate each of every championship to the hard working of all team mate. We believe in team work and all strategy practice which prove our believe is real!
Thank you for all supportive, specially for DYE who always support us with great deal of equipment. DYE, Choice of Champions.

Pop # 07
Team Captain
Credit.
Aisawan Paintball Team
Paintball World Cup Asia
Goldfish69 Photograghy
Wan Mad Photography
Pbimpact.Asia
Bob Tahar Photography