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HULK Fight for Ukraine at 2013 Millennium Series – Campaign Cup

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Report from our Ukranian Team – HULK – Who represented both their team and their country playing as Ukraine at the Nations cup at the Millennium Series Campaign Cup

by: HULK

“This weekend in Basildon near London took place the third stage of the European Championship Millennium.

In the championship we have traditionally taken the Nations Cup, which was presented by the country of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s team as the previous few years based on the players of team “Hulk.” Firstly, because it is the only Ukrainian team that performs at the Millennium, in the second – the players of this team together train and play in tournaments that promotes good interaction on the field and in the third – as the experience of the last four years, Ukraine has no other paintball team that would be better than the “Hulk” has performed at international tournaments (three sets of awards from World Cups past three years – a great proof).

As for the performance of the team, there are no unexpected surprises or did not happen, and the resultant performance predicted by us a year ago, in a similar report on the tournament.

The format of this season was formed four groups, which led teams of big paintball Quartet (Russia, France, Britain and Germany). All other countries, based on the rankings, took their places in groups and screening question was only about who will be the second. To the credit of our team, we did not give any chance to any Italians or Swiss in this fight, big beat and the first (4-0) and the second (4:1). With the French suddenly struck up the intrigue, after our team, successfully shooting breakout was able to win 2 out of 3 starting points. But the French, with the support of a large crowd and great performers of Pro Division, did not want to concede. The logical final score 4-2 in favor of the French.

Quarter-finals continued to set all fall into place, and the country – not “residents” lost battalion defense with an equally big score 4-1. Only Ukrainian team unfortunate mistake in the game 2 in 1 is not allowed to take at least one point. Since losing 4-0 to England we were eighth in Europe. It is noteworthy that in any game of the British did not remain in full force with extensibility, and in the last game and all three of us were! Indicating a good level of shooting of our players, but at the same time insufficient to make good decisions in the second movements.

As we have noted, Ukraine will not get into the top four as long as our team will not be playing in the top European division! There are promising players have the opportunity to train in a comfortable Reball center, but the level of competition is too low, that would fight on equal terms with the strongest European Quartet!

A similar problem was faced our team and in the club championship SPL. Very hard to play against teams from the top championships. When the season in full swing and these teams, experiencing fierce competition in their countries, while “on the move” may cause damage at any stage of the tournament.

Take, for example, a Frenchman who demonstrates probably the best dynamics of paintball in Europe. In fact, every third team in the top three divisions closed Millennium – the representative of France! With the current format of four teams in the group, each quadruple, on average, more than one representative of France! As a result – the game commands such as “Tontons”, which for sure will fall in the top ten of the world rankings this season!

Surely it is clear to all that the “Hulk” is lost on the French team in play offs :)

If in order, then, as in the previous steps we have not had a single game track.

Although all the qualifying games ended in victory, these outstanding fights and wins with the same final result of 3-2. It should be noted very high and well-balanced selection of participants SPL this season, as evidenced by the constant rotation of leaders and ranking in the top ten. On the way out of the group we beat “Dagnir Dae”, “Ugly Ducklings “and “ML Kings” Faced with the “Boost Air Rennes” in 1 / 8. Perhaps because of the injury of our snake forward, we could not find your optimal game for the first time this season, the biggest loser 4:1.

Despite the absence of even a theoretical chance of a prize in the division this season, an experience that gets the team is invaluable in the process of building a competitive team. Already all three players of Hulk youth team take part in team games, both on the domestic tournaments, as well as abroad, laying the foundation for future victories!

Thanks to everyone who supports us – the captain Iaroslav, coach Alexander Pristupov the best pit area in the world Oksana; companies «DYE» and «Autoradio”. And a separate kowtow to Vasiliy Panteleev, team “Cosmos” and the other Slavic brothers for their help on the fileds and in the pit area :)

See you soon on the fields!”

Team Absinthe Grabs 3rd Place at Paintball Russian Cup

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

 

With 9 teams from all over Russia competing for the 2nd round title, Absinthe just missed the gold but still managed to take the podium.  Here’s the full story from Absinthe:

“In the first round The Absinthe team prevailed The Legion team with score 2:1, the game was very hard.

The second round we lost to B.O.L.T.  with a score of 0:3

The third round was the hardest. Chupacabra team was our main competitor in order to out of the group and at that moment had no defeats in the group.  To the first game we went out in four – one of our players never made it out of the pit-area. Immediately after running up we stay in three against five and we prevailed! Due to our game tactics we won with 3:0

The fourth round with Molotov light team was ended with our victory scored 3:0

After the prelims, we out of the group to semifinal from the second place in the group.

In the semifinal we played against the Stalker team. The first round longs 5 min 40 sec, where the Stalker team becomes winners. The second round is without scores. The third round didn’t take place. As a result the Absinthe team lost to the Stalker team with score 1:0

In the struggle for the 3-rd place we fought with the Banda team. They are the finalists of The Paintball Russian Cup 2012. In the first game in a minute there was only one our player and it was made a decision to stop the game in order to save time.

Afterwords there were two stressful victorious fights and one of them was without scores.

It was only 40 sec for the last round and the Banda team refused to go to the field.

We prevailed with scores 3:1″

HULK Continues to Dominate the Ukrainian Paintball Scene

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Warm summer days and a great venue anticipating a great time full of paintball.  All event long the stands were full to watch the exciting games happening at the tournament.

Long before the tournament, paintball Ukraine had news spread through the termination of the legendary Ukrainian team “Kiev Bears”, which defended the honor of Ukraine in international tournaments at the beginning of the last decade. The most significant achievement of the team in the last five years has been the Champion’s title in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Cup victory in 2012. Team “Hulk” expresses its hope for the resumption of the team in the near future!

As for the tournament, the proposed scheme in this year’s game allows teams to top tier in the group stage, easy to adapt to the field, to experiment, to vary the composition, in order to be in top shape to approach the decisive games of their division.

This, in fact, our team worked on the first game day. Due to the presence of 10 performers, it was important to give everyone a chance to prove themselves on the field of play, try different extensibility, and to assess the possibilities. Despite the experiments, three confident wins over teams of lower divisions and first place in the group.

On Sunday, at the time of the semi-finals, we met with one of the strongest teams of Ukraine in recent years – Kiev Express. This team traditionally plays well, especially on their home field, and we needed to win this tournament and thoroughly consolidate its leadership position in the ranking. In this confrontation, we were stronger, with a landslide victory 5-1.

In the final game, our team took up with another member of Kiev, the team “ZZ Top.” Unfortunately, since participation in the PSP, held in Chicago in parallel, the team played without their leader, the best player in the world last season, Alexandr Berdnikov.

Despite this, the team “ZZ Top” which placed second in the ranking of Ukraine, had a decent resistance, despite the modest final score 0:5

Victories in the three stages of the Cup of Ukraine, the team of “The Hulk” with 300 points thoroughly entrenched in first place in the rankings of the Cup of Ukraine on 30 points ahead of its closest competitors, the command “ZZ Top”

Looking forward to a successful performance in Europe, we want to thank our excellent pit – Oksana’s; captain Iaroslav; coach Alexander Pristupov, and our wonderful sponsors, the best equipment provider – Dye and our media sponsor – “Autoradio”.

Special thanks to DYE and all the fans to see you soon on the fields!

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 :)

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