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Team Absinthe – Russian DYE Team Climbing the Ranks in Pro-Shar Cup Series

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

One of the newest Dye Teams, Abisnthe from Russia, had a great debut season so far in 2013.  Starting off the year with a 1st place win, they are now ranked 7th overall and are guaranteed a spot in the finals for the All-Russian Pro-Shar Tournament Cup Series!

Here’s the report from our Russian Rep “Shark”:

6/1/13 - The Absinthe team took part in the 5-th Krasnodar Stage of All-Russian Pro-Shar Cup Tournament Series (South Conference),

where the team was out the group and won the 1-st place.

5/4/13 - The Absinthe team took part in the 4-th Krasnodar Stage of All-Russian Pro-Shar Cup Tournament Series (South Conference),

where the team was out the group and won the 3-rd place.

By the results of South Conference Stages the team ranked the 7-th with 529 score among 25 teams, Absinthe is guaranteed to be in the finals of The South Conference of All-Russian Pro-Shar Cup Tournament Series!

 

Final Results for the 2013 Season:

1. BOLT 888

2. LandLord 763

3. Rysich 759

4. ZLO 728

5. Skif 645

6. Molotov 576

7. Absinthe 529

8. Chupakabra 457

Team HULK Proves They are the Best Team in Ukraine… Again

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

An update from our Ukrainian flagship team HULK Kiev after a big win at the Cup of Ukraine May 19th, 2013 -

“This past weekend was the second stage of the Cup of Ukraine in 2013.  Even with the “new” organizers who had only three days to prepare the tournament, the quality of the event was not affected. Everything was done as it should be and all of the team and player’s needs were taken care of.

According to the schedule tournament was wedged between two European series, which seems logical enough. Those who play on the CPS could most effectively approach the stage of the Cup, and those who participate in the Millennium will be able to use the experience gained in the game on the field.

As for the games, the preliminaries were not a problem… we only lost one point! Perhaps it is no coincidence… the experience of winning with the guys early in the event inspired them to further victories!

In the Pro it was very similar, with the exception of Kiev Bears. They really do not feel comfortable on the field with this arrangement bunkers and conducted a number of successful matches are not which did not allow them to take first place even in the category of “Masters”. Instead, the Bears in the Pro delegated Scorpions team. It was their first experience of playing in the top but unfortunately, it does not become their most successful – the boys lost both games and finished fourth.

As for the winners, the most interesting from the point of view of the intrigue was to be a semi-final “Hulk” – “Kiev Express”.  They are one of the few teams in Ukraine who systematically train and participate in international tournaments.

At the last stage, we met in the finals. After the score was 3-0 in our favor, we began to rotate our playing staff to get match practice for all team members. Sometimes it can mean losing points, but overall it is good for the growth of the entire team. As a result, we ended 5-2 and in the final, where we were waiting for another Kiev team, ZZ Top.

Our team was traditionally supported by the best player from the 2012 season, Alexandr Berdnikov. His visit to Ukraine for the tournament – a delight for all fans of the sport. Playing against him – an honor for any athlete! To everyone unfortunately, the opponent could not find his best game, and even within the majority could not realize their advantage. Outcome of the game 5-0 and we win the third tournament of the season without losing a single match!

Thanks to everyone who cares about us and support, especially Oksana for pit support, our coach Alex Prystupov for the patience, captain for the organization and perseverance, Dye – for the best equipment on the planet, Autoradio – for many years of support! Special thanks to Ian Samoilov for the beautiful game and the experience that he enjoys sharing with us :)

Check out HULK on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HulkPaintballTeam

HULK’s Website – http://hulk-paintball.com/en/News/Vtoroie-etap-Kubka-Ukraini-snova-pervoe-mesto.html

Team Poison Ivy – Mediterrannean Cup 2013

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Poison Ivy is currently out in Bitburg, Germany representing Female paintballers all around the world in the Millennium Series.  Here are the teams thoughts after event #1 -

photo credit: RSH Media

“After what seemed to be an everlasting off-season we finally set aim for the French Riviera and the first millennium-event of 2013. And this time we actually had 6 Ivy girls with us; Silje, Linn, Pia, Linda, Cecilia and Benedicte.

After a pre-start of the season in Russia one month ago which was a good test for the team, we felt pumped and ready for the season to really kick off. We are confident beacuse we have put in a lot of hours of paintball practice during the off-season. Because we live where we do we hadn’t had any opportunity to actually play on the whole field before the event, so we were pretty excited for our training session on Thursday evening.

We arrived in Nice and managed pretty quickly to pack the girls and all our bags into the car. Then we asked a very nice young man at the car rental-service to help us with the GPS, “No problem” said the young fellow, but what he forgot to mention was that he so kindly decided to save us some money and sent us out on a route that avoided the toll roads. This probably doesn’t sound too bad, but the drive which should have taken us 40 minutes ended up taking over 2 hours and we actually had to stop and get something to eat.. Just sayin..

When we finally found the little town we were staying in, and found our awesome 4 star hotel, we got so excited that we each had our own bathrobes that we immediately put them on.. Haha.. We’re not really used to fancy stuff on paintball-trips….lol.. Then we set out to find the site which was easier said than done, but Britt helped us almost all the way there, and we made it just in time for our training session. Oh, by the way, we forgot to introduce you to Britt. Our friendly GPS.

Can’t say it was a great practice for us and it didn’t boost our confidence, but we got to play on the field and figured out what didn’t work, and what might work.

Moving on to the event..

During Thursday we got our schedule and found out that we were meeting another girls team, our socalled “rivals” Fat Ladies Charms.

It was pretty awesome when we started the preliminaries against them and lost 4-0…. (Congrats boys and girls. Well played!).To sum it up: they played good, and we didn’t.

After that game we sat down and talked about the game, changed some stuff and decided to start over. We focused on the next task at hand, our next game against Marseille Icon 2. Everyone who has played the Millennium-series for a few years knows of that name, and we knew we were up against a good team. But apparently the talk we had after our first game worked and we ended up winning 3-1.

Last game in the prelims was against Kingsize Berlin and we won that game 3-0.

BUT even though we had two wins we couldn’t celebrate just yet, because 3 teams in our group had 2 wins! And we placed as number 3 in our group!

After a couple of agenizing hours our awesome coach Magued brought the good news that we were the last team to make it through to the Sunday club!!! LUCKYLOOSERS FTW!

SUNDAYCLUB,

We were really excited, not just because we made it to Sunday, but because all the Norwegian teams made it to Sunday!

Our game in the last 16 was against the Russian team Tyumen Spectrand, they gave us a good fight, but we finally won 3-2.

Just the fact that we won this game shows the change in our team, as we have had a huge problem with being able to handle the “pressure” of the Sunday earlier.

Next we met the French team Elite Ile d Oleronand lost 3-0… Guess this is where the pressure got to us! What made the loss a bit better was that Elite went on to take 1st. Congrats guys!

As for us, we ended up placing 6th out of 27 teams, and we were and still are very proud of our performance and we are happy with that result! For now. Let’s just say it’s a good start..

Looking back at the event we see a definite change in the team from previous years.. the way we think, how united we are as a team and as friends, and of how we act as a team. We’re still the same old Poison Ivy, just a new and improved version.

We set some goals together this year that we are certain we will reach if we stay on the same path that we are on now. Next up is even more practice, and not only with reballs, but also with paintball. The outdoor training is about to kick off here in Norway.

Our amazing sponsors:

DYE paintball for our awesome gear, including Dye Reflex Markers, i4 Goggle Systems, Dye ROTOR Loaders and the Dye CG paint.

RSHmedia for the best media coverage in the world of paintball, claim the world.

Our home field, Sniperpaintball in Drammen, for letting us use their awesome indoor reball center (almost) whenever we want. Last but not least Rockstar energydrink!

Without you we wouldn’t be where we are today!

A huge shout out to our coach Magued, thank you for putting up with our drama and pointing us in the right direction. Thanks to Knut for being our coach in the pit during the weekend.

Stio and Fredrik from Drammen Solid, thanks for helping us with our practices during the off-season, you guys are the best. And thanks to everyone else who helped us out during the off-season, or in the pit in France, you know who you are and we love you <3 Last but not least, thanks to all of you that belive in us and supports us. We love you to <3

Until next time…”

-xoxo P.I

Hulk Celebrates Fourth Birthday in Style

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

 

Our Ukranian brothers HULK submitted a nice story about their recent birthday celebration and annual paintball tournament they host for the local media in Ukraine…

February 2, 2013

“Ukrainian paintball Champion Team HULK team celebrated their fourth birthday in style by hosting Hulk Cup – a traditional event for the Ukrainian media. 16 teams from TV, print and online media, radio listeners of AutoRadio and stars of Ukrainian show business all competed under the supervision of the best paintball players in Ukraine.

We gave both amateurs and newcomers the opportunity to experience the senses and the adrenaline, which are so familiar to professional players coming to the major international competitions.
In addition to media professionals, the team gave an unforgettable holiday to kids from  two orphanages, inviting them to the celebration and an opportunity to gain new experiences, which are always a delight, both in children and in adults.

 

Birthday congratulations were not only from the stars of show business, but from officials: Glushchenko Sergey, first deputy chairman of the State Service of Youth and Sport, Shevlyak Ilya – President of Sports Committee of Ukraine, Vadim Sysyuk – Deputy Chairman of the State Service of Youth and Sport and President of the Federation of paintball Ukraine – Dichek Alexander.
Tournament results are as follows:
Media Cup
1st place: “Ukraine” TV channel
2nd place: 1 +1 TV channel
3rd place: korrespondent.net
4-e place: 2 +2 TV channel
Children also were not without rewards, in addition to trophies for 1 st to 4 th place medals were awarded in the categories “Flash”, “Sniper”, etc. No one is left without a prize! And for us it was the best reward joy that shone the eyes of children. We will continue to provide all possible assistance to children’s centers.

We would like to express our deep gratitude to Autoradio Company, DJs – Igor Larin and Kate Solovieva and especially to Valentin Reznichenko for their continued assistance and support in the organization of our holiday!

About the team:

The “Hulk” – a three-time champion of Ukraine, the two-time Ukrainian Cup winner, gold medalist of the European Grand Tour series in the master category, a bronze medalist in the European Millennium Series 1st Division, silver and bronze medal winner of the PSP World Cup.

Check them out on Facebook here – www.Facebook.com/HulkPaintballTeam

Dynamix, Reapers, Lordz Go 1-2-3 at 2012 Africa Cup

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Paintball Legend Max Lundqvist and Dye sales rep Jeremy Klynsmith headed down to South Africa recently for the 2012 Africa Cup in Johannesburg, SA.

by: Jeremy Klynsmith

The trip started off in Cape Town the weekend before Africa Cup. Max and I met up with Dye authorized tech, Troy Nagel and we headed down to attend the SARPL 3 Man at Paintball Kings, provide some tech support for all Dye and Proto markers at the event, and to give the Cape Town ballers a chance to learn from Max at his clinic.

Craig Marley from Dynamix is one of the nicest humans in the world and really went out of his way to be the perfect host and show us a good time in Cape Town, he took us down to his local watering hole on the beach and we had a few Castle beers and watched the sunset with the view on Table mountain in the background, it was the perfect end to a great day!

The SARPL 3 Man event was a really fun and well run event, we met a bunch of cool paintball players and had a great day! It was really encouraging to see how much paintball has grown in Cape Town since I was last there a year and a half ago. Max, Troy and Craig fielded a team called team DYEnosaurs, Troy decided to show off the amazing performance of the new Dye DAM tactical marker and played the entire event with it!It shot so consistently, didn’t break a ball all day and the team ended up taking 1st place!

The Dye CG paint was incredible. A big well done to Paul Grobler and his team for doing such a great job, Riaan from Paintball Kings for making us feel so welcome at his field and also a big thanks to the Blades and Triggers staff for getting our tech gear sent down from Joburg and making sure we got it at the event.

The next day we headed out to U-Tac Paintball for Max’s clinic, honestly one of the nicest scenario fields I have ever seen! We have already made plans to be back there next year with our DAM’s for one of their amazing scenario events, can’t wait!

There were a bunch of guys at the clinic, all the Cape Town paintballers were really awesome and positive, Max had a really fun day with them as he broke down all the technical aspects of the game and taught them the skills they need to take their game to the next level. Once again the Dye CG paint shot perfectly and everyone really enjoyed the day and took a lot away from it.

 

The next day we said our goodbyes and flew to Durban for a couple days, we met up with Roan and Bryan from Inspekta Gadget Paintball shop to check it out and catch up on old times. Max and I both surf so we headed to the beach afterwards and caught a few waves, it was a great day.

We then flew from Durban to Johannesburg for the main event, Africa Cup 2012 which was hosted by Blades And Triggers field. They have a world class facility there and they had setup a really impressive trade booth area at this year’s event so we got straight to work with setting up the Dye booth. Max ran his clinic the next day at the B&T field, he does a GREAT job! I’m sure that everyone that has been to one of his clinics will agree that he runs the best clinic on the planet! If you have the chance to attend one of his clinics, DO IT! Everyone learned a lot and had a fun day, once again the Dye CG paint shot flawlessly and the B&T staff were really helpful to make sure the day ran smoothly.

The tournament ran over the next 2 days and I really can’t say enough good things about it! The games ran on time, the reffing was good and the atmosphere amongst the players was electric. The Dye booth was open and we showcased all of the new 2013 product line to all the South African ballers, including the awesome new Dye DAM marker.

We also had our resident Dye tech, Troy Nagel on hand at the Dye tech booth to offer support to all the Dye and Proto markers at the event. Max put together team DYEnosaurs to play some exhibition games and it was a great weekend of paintball.

The hi-light of the event had to have been the baby Lion cubs that the guys at Blades And Triggers had arranged to be at the event on the last day, it was definitely a unique experience to have at a paintball tournament to have the chance to play with baby Lions!!

The Dye teams were looking unstoppable at this event. Dynamix have been playing great paintball all year long and showed up ready to win but they had some stiff competition between fellow Dye teams, team Reaper and team Lordz. There were some really exciting games all weekend but it ended up with Lordz taking 3rd place, Reaper taking 2nd place and Dynamix taking the win and the GPPL series championship for the year!

Dynamix shot Dye CG paint all year through their DM12′s and they are looking very strong going into next season. Congrats guys!

Well done to Ridwaan and all his crew from Blades And Triggers for hosting an incredible event and to the guys from GPPL and SASP formaking it all run smoothly. Definitely plan to be at this event next year!! We had a great trip and we are looking forward to being back there soon!

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