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An Almost Perfect Weekend – Event Report by Mad Bunnies from MY-NPL Event 3

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Team Mad Bunnies Event Report

My-NPL 2013 Event 3

An Almost Perfect Weekend”

“The team entered the event full of confidence after looking good in training that started 3 weeks before the event. A few game plans were formulated with involved some of the most ambitious counter moves not tried before over the last 2 events. The mood was good and the feeling was positive, suffice to say Team Mad Bunnies was in good shape to bring home the gold.

The team drew what many observers considered to be the ‘Group of Death’ featuring My-NPL stalwarts Team CMX Hamoon & Team Yin Yang, Event 1 finalists Team Outlaws Singapore and Event 2 finalists Team Mad Storm.

The team played 5 preliminary games and the results are as follows:

PRELIMINARY GAMES (BRACKET D)

TEAM NAME SETS WON SETS LOST ACCUMULATED POINTS ACCMUMULATED WIN/LOSS

Yin Yang 2 0 2 +2

El Mohad 2 0 4 +4

Mad Storm 2 0 6 +6

Tora Tora 2 0 8 +8

CMX Hamoon 2 0 10 +10

Finishing as champions of Bracket D booked us a spot in the automatic Quarter Finals slot where we were pitted against Team Outlaws from Singapore, a team we met in the Event 1 finals & event 2 QF. Winning this round will give us an opportunity to eliminate our nearest competitor in the D3 overall ranking, Team Bunga Tanjung

The elimination round results are as follows:

QUARTER FINALS 

TEAM NAME SETS WON SETS LOST ACCUMULATED POINTS ACCMUMULATED WIN/LOSS

Outlaws 2 0 2 +2

SEMI FINALS 

TEAM NAME SETS WON SETS LOST ACCUMULATED POINTS ACCMUMULATED WIN/LOSS

Bunga Tanjung 2 0 2 +2

 

With a perfect record from Saturday, the team was clear favourites to win the finals when it was announced that we will be meeting Team One-Eye Bandits, a team that has struggled to make it past the elimination rounds in previous events. But like any finals competition, underestimating the opponents will bring about dire effects as we have learned. After having taken the 1st set, the team lost focus and due to some coaching error, lost the 2nd set by a razor thin margin. With 59 seconds of regulation game time left, the plan was to hold the game and start over again in Overtime. It was the longest 59 seconds of our lives as Team One-Eye Bandits made their intentions clear to finish the game off in regulation time by moving up the flanks in lightning speed. Only by consistent sharp zoning and cross-field shooting that we managed to hold the marauding forward players of the opponents.

The Overtime was a different proposition altogether. With renewed determination and hunger (and greed) to succeed, we were able to take advantage of precise off-the-break laning when we took one of the opponent’s front players early on and pinning the rest of them in their back bunkers. Our front players were able to go to town and finishing up what was left of the opposition.

FINALS

TEAM NAME SET WON SET LOST OVERTIME WIN/LOSS

One-Eye Bandit 1 1 W +1

Overall, it was a great weekend where we saw great improvements in so many different aspects of the team game. The results speak for itself, finishing top of an incredibly challenging bracket speaks volumes of the improvements the team has achieved since moving up from D4 earlier this year.

Coming into this event the team suffered near catastrophic equipment failure and we were lucky the DYE tech was on hand to keep our gear in tip-top and competitive condition. A special shout-out is due to Mr. Weili Wu for such a great job that he did with the markers. Our appreciation also goes to DYE for making such cool looking gear. We were proud to don the C13 jerseys & pants for the first time this leg and they were marvelous all weekend!!

We’ve opened up a 20-something point lead in the overall ranking race and we look forward to playing again in Malacca in October. With fast greens and great venue, it promises to be a finale to be remembered. We hope that we will stand victorious at the end of it. Catch us in Malacca, the historic city in October.”

From all of us in Mad Bunnies

 

Duckside Ranked 1st Overall in MPOC Series

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

by: Eric Tai

photos by: residentevilchef.com

MPOC # 4

A “WOW!” for Team Duckside. The Team emerged as champions at the Fourth Leg Of Malaysia Paintball Official Circuit (MPOC) 2013.  We are happy that our hard work and determination have paid off!

With this win, we succeeded in rank 1st in the overall line up.  However, without the side line support from our sponsors – DYE Precision and 89 Arena Paintball, and the amazing participating teams, we would not be where we are now.

With this humble thought, we would like to share our happiness and this champion trophy with all our beloved supporters out there. Despite the streaking heat and the heavy haze, they gave us unconditional help and guidance during the games.

Till we all meet again soon, Next game… Be Safe, Play Safe. Take care. CHEERS!

Check out Facebook.com/DyeAsia for more updates!

 

Team Duckside Grabs 2nd Place at PALS Thailand – Bangkok

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

PALS Thailand 2013… by Daniel Thong

“Our first PALS Thailand 2013, was an amazing experience, remembered it as fun, nerve-racking and an adrenaline pumping voyage. We appreciated each other’s efforts for making the trip a successful one.

Bangkok on the first day was like a bunch of walking zombies taking the earliest Air Asia flight out and it was our excitement that overrides our heavy-eyes and this magnified in greater altitude when the plane touched the soil of Thailand. We quickly hopped on a taxi and head on the Palazzo Hotel.

The next morning, all paint ballers were arranged with busses to the PALS battle ground and the journey was only 8 to 10mins, depending on the traffic. We were quite impressed with the fields set up as they were huge, spacious and well organized.

The pre-lims were a marathon race for us. We were all exhausted under the scorching sun but managed to ranked 7th place, pushing our way into the Top 12.

Moving from Top 12 securing 2 winnings and lost 1 during round robin enabled us to Top 8 battling against team Japan (Nippon United) winning score of 2-0 stepping nearer to our goal. In the semi-finals, we played against team Australia (Rogue Assassins) and it was a close fight with the last man standing, winning critical points of 1-0 entering the final.

The final was scheduled pretty much later on the same day and the weather was unpredictable. It was sunny and hot in the morning then cloudy in the afternoon and much later, pouring rain. Still, the game moved on and we had Team Iran (Griffin) battling for the champion. There’s only one word to describe the final, “WOW!”

The moment we had been waiting for finally came through. We took a deep breath counting the last 10 seconds with our eyes fixed on our next intended position; our fingers on the trigger, ready to shoot; our tired legs gripped firmly on ground, ready to pound and run; our body, soul and mind were fixated all at once in this few minutes against Team Iran. Suddenly, marshals’ shouted game on and there we were, shooting our opponents with all our might.

Unfortunately, favor for the champion was not on our side but to Team Iran instead. In the end we were the 1st runner up. Despite the lost for the champion title, we had a good quality game and gained priceless experience. We felt great that we had gone this far in this first PALS and felt joy knowing that we had great supporters who helped us through the finals.

The day ended with heavy rain in the arena as if the sky knew we needed a bath desperately. Last bus arrived just in time to fetch us back to the hotel as we had another event to attend that evening – The player’s night…..

Yup, celebration was on, at the SLIM in RCA, one of the best chill’ax places in Bangkok. It could not be more appropriate to celebrate PALS in SLIM, together with players all over the globe. We had fun enjoying ourselves with the live band and the F&B there.

Time was clicking away nearly entering Monday and we had MC on stage preparing for the price giving. Claps and cheers lasted almost 30mins for winning teams to the podium and we heard Team Duckside being called next… we sincerely thank to DYE Paintball for their high quality equipments, 89 Arena paintball and KCHL Paintball.

So for PALS Thailand 2013 the final result as such:

1st- Griffin (Iran)
2nd- Duckside (Malaysia)
3rd- Rogue Assasins (Australia)
4th- Blueblood (Thailand)”

Team Dynamix – Champions of SARPL Event #2

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Team Dynamix from South Africa recently won the SARPL event 2 in Port Elizabeth. Craig Marley gave us a rundown of the event:

“The weekend started with the alarm waking us up at 1am Saturday morning , we loaded up the cars and trailers, the road trip began. Driving a very long 12hrs we arrived in a sunny and very hot Port Elizabeth. We headed straight to the field to walk it. On arriving, the layout was a lot different to what we had trained on at our home field of Blades and Triggers in Joburg, leaving us to make up a lot of new break out plans. The field walk took us well into Saturday night so it was a long day but we felt prepared for our games.

Sunday started early with setting up tents at the field and getting all our Dye gear ready. We were a bit worried about the Dye CG Paint as it had travelled in a trailer for 12 hours in the baking sun, much to our surprise the Dye CG paint shot great throughout the whole tourney giving us no problems at all. We started bashing out games early and with our new game plans we were very strong only dropping 2 points in the pool stages.

Leading into the semi’s, we played a very strong Johannesburg team, Reapers. We took first point the way we had most of the day but they had picked up some flaws in our game plan and used it against us. After a long point they managed to shoot all of us out, taking the second point. We quickly got together and changed our plans and used completely different break outs which we had not tried. We came back using a different game putting us in the finals.

We met a team from Port Elizabeth in the finals. We started off strong but dropped the second point. We got our heads back into the game to fight back as it was a long drive back and no one wanted that drive with a second place finish. After grinding the last point we had shot out their players and hung the flag taking the WIN!

With the second RPL completed we drove 12hrs back to Johannesburg with us arriving home at 5:30am but all of us smiling and as happy. We could not have done it without the help from our sponsors DYE, Blades and Triggers, DYE CG paintballs and the Smuts family. Thanks for all the support.”

-Team Dynamix

All photos courtesy of Daniel Coetzee and SWITCH Photography

Hard2Overcome (H2O) Wins PAVS Series Event #1

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

24th February – Saw Round 1 of the Paintball Association Of Victoria’s (PAVS) tournament paintball series kick off at Snipers Den Moorabbin on a very hot and humid day with temperatures reaching 36c / 97f

This State wide two division event was sporting a shiny new Dye PSP bunker set supplied by Paintball Addiction, the local Dye agent and major sponsor of the event.

The start of the new season of PAVS also saw Dye Paintball sponsoring the local team Hard2Overcome (H2O) in Division 1, who took to the field dressed head to toe in Dye’s 2013 playing including DM13’s and shooting Dye’s CG Paintballs.

The day didn’t start well for Hard2Overcome when they dropped their first game, but the team decided to stick with the game plan and if needed tweak it slightly as the day went on. By the time the lunch break came they were sitting on 4 wins 1 loss and were looking forward to resuming after the break.

Teams from both divisions were playing extremely fast paintball in ridiculous heat and Refs Inc were doing an outstanding job making sure the games ran smoothly while being fed large amounts of water to combat the heat of the day.

The afternoon session had Hard2Overcome pick up where they left off with solid wins which continued into the final round and as it would happen, the final game of the day. The team full of confidence went up against local team Havoc who are known for long hard gun battles, in the end Hard2Overcome got on top and came away with another win.

The win capped off a great event for the team and saw them take 1st Place with 9 Wins 1 Loss ahead of the nearest team on 6 Wins.

Captain of Hard2Overcome Craig McIver said he was “proud of his team, which has seen three new players come onboard and the team at the end of the day was really gelling together. Our DM’s were shooting so smooth all day and the Dye CG paintballs were hitting their targets with pin point accuracy and is the best paint we have ever used. We need to thank Dye Asia and Devon Stutz for showing faith in us and supporting the team, and we are excited to be taking the field every round this year using Dye.”

 

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