FULDA Gap 2013 DAM Domination by DYE Tactical Team WCP!

Posted on December 27th, 2013


If you LOVE scenario paintball, with Live tanks, lots of HUGE gun fights, tactical advances, real paintball sniping and just tons of fun
then you need to come to The Fulda Gap Scenario!  This is an annual game held in November that is clearly one of the BEST paintball
scenario events to come to and experience!  Three days of great paintball with over 1000 players from all over the world!

Friday started with magfed only events, anti-tank battles and a Legends of Fulda showdown featuring some of the great past players
that have contributed to previous Fulda Gap events.  Plus we got to reconnect with all our paintball brothers and sisters that we haven’t
seen in a while and we met lots of new players.

Saturday we started the two day scenario where NATO and Warsaw troops battle it out over the hilly 70 acres.  WCP played on the Warsaw side this year and for two days we marched up and down the field shooting faces and capturing NATO bases.  The firepower from our Dye Assault Matrix and DM13′s proved again very effective to help secure the win!

Here is our video killcam highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTo0hLkxoy0

Special thanks to the Command Decisions staff for always putting on a great event and a huge thanks to DYE Tactical for the outstanding gear.  This is one of those events that if you haven’t had a chance to attend, you need to put it on your paintball calendar and we will see you next year.

Check out Team WCP’s Facebook Page-> www.Facebook.com/WCPPB
and Dye Tactical at www.Facebook.com/DyeTactical

SoCal Ghosts festively recount Santas Vs. Grinches scenario.

Posted on December 20th, 2013

 

Once upon a time in the little town of San Diego stood a nice place, Velocity Paintball Park, whose staff was quite able. In winter’s chill, a war would
rage, ‘tween jolly Saint Nick, his red clad elves, against the giant green meanie, the Grinch himself. They would come from near, they would come
from far, they would come by truck, and they would come by car. Above them the skies were clear, a brilliant pure blue, and not a flake of snow below
them, on the ground, tis true! Velocity Paintball would be the venue this day and by its end, one side would hold sway!

To the first fight of the day, the horn did announce and the minions of theGrinch how quickly they pounced. Christmas trees with their tin and
decorations so bright were swooped up in a flash and in Grinch’s green might. Why even Santa’s milk and cookies, always such a delight, were grabbed
and gobbled and taken out of sight! “Ho, Ho, NO!” cried Santa so loud and so jolly. Off went the elves armed with mistletoe and holly. They pushed and
they pushed, and they fought and they fought until, it would seem, they would certainly foil the Grinch plot. Backed up to his lair, the elves with mount
Crumpit, the Grinch laughed his Grinch laugh and smiled his Grinch smile, then sent off his minions determined to stop it. Oh how the paint flew,
colorfully round as a cherry, oh how the battle grew, with the players laughing so merry. At the end of the first game there arose such a ruckus from the
Grinch’s dark horde that all those in Whoville already guessed the dark score.

“This cannot go on!” Santa decreed, “We must save Christmas! Press on, full speed!” Upon switching sides, the elves how they flew and quickly took
back most of that stolen buy you-know-who. The Grinch how he bellowed to keep up the fight and Santa he hollered to all a good night! The firing
was quick, the action intense, both sides pressed hard but kept up their defense. Bunkers blew as rockets flew and sometimes one couldn’t tell who was
who but the second round belonged, by the end of the day, to the boys and girls in red, and led Santa to say “Thank you all who fought so quick
against the greenies who acted so slick and I hope and I hope with all my elfish might that we made it stick and we won back the fight!”

And while they enjoyed the victory so deserved, they were all rightly shocked when the news they had heard. Christmas was lost, upon that snowless
field, to the Grinch with his sneer and to those whom he had appealed. As the night came the little ones sat, in their little red shirts and their little red
hats. There they would cry, “Oh Santa! The Grinch he won! You said he was through!” Santa just sat there, a little less merry for it was true. Then he
spoke to the children, “We just couldn’t stop him, I’m ever so sorry.” and sulked away a little less jolly.

Don’t worry though Santa, and kids don’t you fear, for the Grinch may have stolen Christmas but there’s always next year!

Follow SoCal Ghosts online at www.facebook.com/socal.ghosts for all of their latest news, pictures, and event coverage!

STK’s emotional roller coaster at WCA ’13

Posted on December 19th, 2013

I felt a lot of promise for us leading up to WCA 2013. We managed to recover from our misstep at the start of the year, closing out the PPL series with 3 consecutive wins, a 7man win and a big international win mid-year at the second leg of the PALs (and $6k prize money if I need to remind you, omg).
In retrospect now though, there were some chinks in the armour. I’d developed a consciousness of who was better than others on the team. Whether my opinions/inferences were valid doesn’t matter because this kind of thinking is totally destructive in paintball. I lost sight of building the team and saw it more as a finished product entitled to do some winning. Some of our players improved more than others this year. I think I lost a bit of humility this time and for the first time I felt frustrated that I had to perceive some players as less capable on the team. I could have been more coaxing and nurturing. But rather I enjoyed playing strong at training. In previous years I’ve felt that if I’m consistently playing well at training, something is wrong. Usually the team is so good that it’s hard to be good week in week out.
But these are just my musings and perhaps not even relevant. Maybe we could have won WCA even with my new-found attitude. Actually, we went through WCA pretty standard. Finished the prelims 4-2, a normal kind of position for us to go forward on. On Saturday, we played a game against Beeswaxers and lost, only to come back 15 minutes later in our first top 8 game and win 4-0 against them. I felt good about that, but it wasn’t a team effort. We played the same 5 guys the whole way through. I’d softened to the “starting five” approach, which I now think was perhaps a mistake.
Following this, we had to play Infernal and then Datis. Infernal beat us 2-4. Datis beat us 1-4. I wish I could say we lost outright, but WE WERE PLAGUED BY PENALTIES. The majority of the time, I feel the reffing is great at PALs events. But there were some outright weird calls going on. Like, I got a bounce off my head, pointed to my head to the ref right next to me, and he just instantly pulls a penalty? I wasn’t even hit in the first place, and second, I didn’t even shoot/move/do anything after I got the bounce on me other than ask for paint check. Of the 11 points we played against Datis and Infernal, only in 3 points we didn’t get a penalty. Something was really wrong with the reffing because I seriously hope we are not stupid enough to legitimately get that many penalties.
Regardless, this sent us onto the quarter finals to play Datis. We had about 0 confidence at this point. It felt like we couldn’t even blink without getting a penalty. Stiffla even sat himself and didn’t even play a point because he felt like he couldn’t get into the game without getting a penalty. And that was it. We went down 1-4 to Datis and missed out on a top 4 finish at WCA for the first time. I feel disappointed. And I did feel bitter. But I think some good can come from it like it did at Thailand at the beginning of the year. If satisfaction is the death of desire, then this is about the farthest point from being satisfied that we can be. I can also say now that the evidence is insurmountable that STK doesn’t win on individual players being good. We win when we are a team.
If I want more from players I’m just going to tell them rather than scoring them against each other in my head. I’m going to be totally transparent in my thinking and go back to the “family” mindset. That’s my off-season goal anyway. Having no hierarchy has got us this far and slipping from that has given us nothing.
Click here to see STK in action at WCA! –>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJgKfCTZLzs

Dynamix take 1st at World Cup Asia in Langkawi!!!

Posted on December 18th, 2013

Dynamix have had a very successful year with a dominant performance in the SARPL series in South Africa. However, being the
competitive team that they are, they weren’t satisfied with success in their local series and decided to head over to Malaysia for
the World Cup Asia event so they could test their metal against the best teams in Asia. This was their first event in Asia and the
team went over focused and well prepared, they ended up winning the event!! Craig Marley from Dynamix gave us this report:

After a tiring 27 hours of travel from South Africa,
the team finally landed in the beautiful Langkawi
We were greeted by the pleasant and friendly Dye staff,
Devon and Ellen who handed over to us 2 Big Boxes of
Dye goodies with one of them being the all new powerful
DM14 along with the new Formula 1 Purple C14 gear – Purple Power! :)

Our first day we dominated all our prelim games.
We rocked with the new DM14′s straight out the box.
The feel of the gun was very different to the DM13
giving us more gun control and accuracy when laning.
Due to the new positioning of the fore grip and no
Microcline, making it easier to swop hands.
The gun is very smooth and gave us good air efficiency.

In the semi’s we played against Lost Boys, it was a tough
game but we ended up beating them 3-2 with one second left on the clock.
Our next game against Datis we beat 4-1. Which took us to the finals facing Rascals.

What a fight! penalties were flying everywhere. We were down 3-1,
only to dig deep and never give up! We won 4-3!!

 

Thanks to everyone that helped and to all our friends, family
and supporters sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the scores

Much love

Very importantly, Thanks to Dye for the great gear and the best gun ever – DM14!!
And thanks to South Africa Blades n Triggers and Haviannas.
Also thx to STK for all there help, was also good to see all the Dye teams working together,
One big happy family ;)

Check out the video of the final:

11/22 & 11/29 Friday Giveaway Winners

Posted on December 5th, 2013

Congratulations to Sean O’Shea for winning our Bomber Lime Rotor, T-shirts, coozie, and stickers!

Alex Young wins the Black Friday Giveaway with a Black I4 with smoke lens, T-shirt, stickers and more.

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

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