LA Ironmen and San Jose Royalty merge to become powerhouse PSP Champions team!

Posted on January 15th, 2014

PRESS RELEASE:

San Jose Royalty and the Los Angeles Ironmen merge their rosters

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

San Diego, California (January 14th 2014)- San Jose Royalty and the Los Angeles Ironmen will merge their rosters for the 2014 PSP season. Royalty will cease to exist as a standalone entity and the best players on the squad will come over to the Ironmen. Members of the two teams are excited about the merger, as it will create a very strong team who will contend for the coveted PSP World Title.

 

The merger brings paintball legend Shane Pestana back into the Ironmen fold. Pestana has a storied history with the California team, first as a star player during its early years, then as captain during the late 90’s and early 2000’s, and then as the coach from 2004-2008; he guided the team to multiple World Championships during each tenure. Until this merge he had been helping Royalty as a player/coach during their assent through the divisional ranks.

 

Marcello Margott and Alex Goldman, two of the star players brought on last season for their second stint with the Ironmen, are happy to have the man back who they won their first World Titles with. Margott stated, I am ecstatic to have Shane Pestana back in the organization. He’s bringing hard working Royalty players who have great attitudes and the same work ethic as us. I think this team will quickly become a family. It’s going to take some time for the chemistry to kick in but when it does I think it will be a truly great Ironmen team. Shane is a leader by nature. He just knows how to get the best out of people so I can’t wait to start working with him again and see what we can accomplish together this time.”

 

Pestana said, “I’m ready to go, to help the Ironmen get back to where they should be, which is sitting at the top of the Champions Division. We have so many great talents on this team, so many hard working guys. Sure, it may take some time to gel, but the Ironmen will be a winning team again.”

 

Mikko Huttunen, a long time Ironmen veteran who also won titles with the team, will come on as a part of the coaching staff as well, which augments the Ironmen’s brain trust in its push back toward the podium. The Ironmen finished 5th overall during the 2013 season, and 4th at the World Cup, against one of the most competitive fields ever and this new merger proves they are dedicated to building a winning team again.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dye Paintball / Jake Fristoe.

Email: jfristoe@dyeprecision.com

P. +1 (858) 536-5183 ext 250

 

1.3.13 Friday Giveaway Winner!

Posted on January 10th, 2014

We asked for your craziest story from 2013. While they were all pretty good…. Dave DeMattia took it home with

“When I got an Instant team kill by throwing a grenade off the break on a PSP field.”

A big thanks to everyone for entering Dye’s Friday Giveaway! Lets get even crazier in 2014!

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Dye teams dominate the fierce Latin American EPPL series.

Posted on January 3rd, 2014

December 13-15 was the fourth and last event of the 2013 Ecuadorian Professional Paintball League (EPPL) and it was held in the capital city of Quito. Being held in the middle of the mall  San Luis Shoppin, this was good to have a great attendance from public, this EPPL event had double importance because it will decide the overall rankings in all  of the divisions. 30 teams register, we had a showdown, the games were as fierce as paintball could get.  Really aggressive games, great points and plays.

The event begun Thursday with a press meeting and meet and greet with Marcello Margot, Oliver Lang and the South American Dream Team.  The Dream Team continue the pursuit of their dream to become the first Latin America PRO TEAM. DYE was present on the event as always with the spectacular DYE booth offering all the 2014  DYE products and the best paint in the Market. The Dye Paint truck was full of people unloading paint one after another.  DYE teams Dominated the event in almost every Division, DYE team Zurikatas were playing in their home field  CQB Paintball Field and had their home crowd in the stand cheering from them and their younger teams.

Zurikatas, one of  DYE’s flagship sponsored teams in Ecuador, were on fire and went undefeated  directly to  the finals. and were waiting for the winner between the other DYE ‘s Sponsor team Evolution and  the Latin AmericanDream Team. Like all the finals this year in the top division was between both DYE teams, Zurikatas took this final with a score 4- 0 against Evolution. Zurikatas also won the Series and overall 2013 Championship .

Division 3 had a similar outcome, with Zurikatas Silver going undefeated directly to the finals, In the finals Zurikatas Silver matched up against Inka Killers, from Lima Peru (also a DYE team). In the final the local team Zuriktas Silver won 4-0 and with that took the championship and also the series and overall Championship 2013.

Division 5 had more DYE teams on the podium, Evolution PB School took first place.  Third place was taken by local team APF. Third place was enough to give APF the series and overall 2013 D5 championship in their first year.

Congratulations to all the teams that made the EPPL QUITO and the season such a success. The 2013 EPPL season is over, but the 2014 EPPL Season starts in February.  So, If you love to travel and play paintball don’t miss this event.

Final standings QUITO
D2
1st Zurikatas (DYE TEAM)
2nd Evolution (DYE TEAM)
3rd Latin American DREAM TEAM
D3
1st Zurikatas SIlver (DYE TEAM)
2nd InkaKillers (DYE TEAM)
3rd Monosalvajes
D4
1st Anonymous
2nd Delta Force
3rd Iguana
D5
1st Evolution PB School (DYE TEAM)
2nd Delta Force
3rd APF ( DYE TEAM)

 

Series Ranking EPPL 2013:

D2

1st Zurikatas (DYE TEAM)
2nd Evolution (DYE TEAM)
3rd Monosalvaje

D3
1st Zurikatas SIlver (DYE TEAM)
2nd Evolution Kids (DYE TEAM)
3rd Monosalvajes

D4
1st Delta Force
2nd Iguana
3rd Animal

D5
1st APF (DYE TEAM)
2nd Delta Force
3rd Evolution PB School ( DYE TEAM)

 

12/20/13 Friday Giveaway Winners!

Posted on January 2nd, 2014

Congratulations to Todd Smith for winning our Bomber Steel Rotor, Hooded Flannel and more.

Marco Escobedo wins the Tactical Friday Giveaway with a Bravo Tactical Vest, Dye beanie and more.

A big thanks to everyone for entering Dye’s Friday Giveaway!

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Dynamix from South Africa have been an absolute freight train this year!

Posted on December 27th, 2013

Hot off their victory in Malaysia where they were crowned World Cup Asia champs, the team had a few weeks off before their final showdown at Supercup in Gariep Dam for the 2013 SARPL title. The team had won several SARPL events throughout the year but it all came down to this final event to see who took the series win. Dye sponsored athlete, Max Lundqvist was at the event for a clinic and also guested on the team. The team’s experience showed as they dominated their final games and took the series win!! Craig Marley from Dynamix was kind enough to give us his feedback from the event:

The event was held at the Gariep Dam Forever Resort. A very nice venue albeit a bit far out. By Friday evening we had a full team at the event and with our tents pitched, we looked forward to a good event.
Saturday day morning the team met up with the legendary Maximus Lundquist. Dynamix was fortunate to have him as a guest for the team and to share some of his vast experience with the guys.  Day 1 was not as smooth as we would’ve wanted but we ended 2nd overall and drew Apocalypse in Sundays Semi-final.

So after an early evening at the player’s party the team came into Sunday ready to shine. We amended our game plan and pulled out a 2:0 win on Apocalypse. This secured us a spot against team Reaper in the final who placed 1st in the prelim stage.
The final was the deciding game for supercup but also the entire series as both Dnx and Reaper came into super cup on equal points. As always the final was extremely close and at the end it came to a1:1 draw. This meant that decision went to game times. Despite a 1 minute penalty Dynamix still came out on top.

A huge thank you to all the event organisers and very importantly all our supporters. Bnt and Dye as sponsors,  we could not ask for better! Blades and triggers were out in full force to back us. Much gratitude to Maximus for all he taught us over the weekend. To Jeremy from Dye, always a pleasure having you there. Thanks Troy for the teching and support. Lastly congratulations to Dynamix South African champs for 2011, 2012 and 2013!! Team members: Craig Marley, Chris England, Vivian Riley, Dane Carfoot, Sparky Smuts, Thabo Raphiri, Yosh Naran, Daniel Hertzog