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Hard2Overcome Wins the Able Cup Charity Event in Melbourne, Australia.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

I’m Nathan McDonnell and I play for Sydney Explicit in the Australian Super 7s Series.

Last month I was invited to go to Melbourne and play for Hard2Overcome (another Dye sponsored team) in the Able Cup – a race to four event hosted by the
Adrenalin Paintball Club.  The Able Cup was different from any event I have played in before, as its aim was to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.  It was very rewarding.

After walking the field Saturday morning and getting our game plan sorted, we were ready to play some paintball.  At the end of Saturday’s games we had played 8 rounds and were sitting in second position.  An okay place to be, but we still had a lot of work to do as there were still 3 rounds to play on Sunday followed by the finals.

Sunday morning saw us face off against the top of the ladder team South East Cartel.  After some back and forth points the game ran out of time and ended in a draw.  We won the next round, but we did lose out on the last round of the day.  At least it was to our sister team H2O Blue.  Despite the loss, it was really good for us as it showed us we had a few flaws in our game plan which we sat down an quickly changed.

At the end of prelims the top four teams were:
South East Cartel
Hard2Overcome
H2O BLUE
HUSTLE

The first final of the afternoon was for 3rd an 4th between H2O Blue and Hustle. It was a close match with both teams swapping the lead, but with time running out it ended in a draw so they were sent into a sudden death 1 on 1.  Both players had the crowd on edge with a few close calls and great moves and in the end H2O Blue came away with the win and 3rd place.

The Final for 1st and 2nd place was between South East Cartel and my team H2O.  I would like to point out that the two times our teams had previously faced off against each other over the weekend, both games ended in a draw.

The game started off strong with the two teams losing players off the break.  We did however get the upper hand and took the 1st point.

The 2nd point started off like the 1st with both teams battling for position and after a few gun battles we came away with a 2-0 lead.

The 3rd point didn’t go the way we wanted with South East Cartel tearing through the field and bringing the game to 2-1.

The next point though, was a real battle.  Both teams dug in and fought for every inch of ground.  After a few key moves we got the kills and came away with the point making it 3-1 to us. This gave us a massive confidence boost going into the next point.

The last point started off with  us shooting 3 of the Cartel guys off the break and then closing it out quickly to come away with a 4-1 WIN.

Needless to say, we were very pleased!

 

We would like to thank the guys from South East Cartel for a tough final.  You guys made us work for every point. We would also like to thank Paintball Addiction for organising and sponsoring the event.  And finally, we would like to thank DYE PRECISION and Devon Stutz for sponsoring our team an giving us an LA Ironmen jersey to raffle off. We ended up raising $1542.10 for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Playing with the H2O guys was great fun and they have an awesome and well bonded team.  I am really looking forward to the 2014 season as I have been asked to join the H2O roster and have accepted.  With H2O I will be playing the PAVS and Race events in Melbourne (but this doesn’t mean I’ve left behind the Sydney events – I will continue with those also).

 

Thanks again to Dye Precision for all the support over the years and future.

 

Shoot, Kill, Win

DRX Wins MY-NPL Event #4 in Beautiful Melaka!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Suspense, drama, commitment , love and honour… sounds like the making of a good read on a warm and breezy weekend. Fortunately, and thank God for our Team DRX, we get to experience all these first-hand last weekend at the MYNPL (Malaysian Paintball League) 2013 Finale in the historical city of Malacca.

Knowing how crucial it was, we prepared and trained ourselves mentally to face the onslaught. This event we have the honour of playing with the top teams from Malaysia and Thailand. What a finale it is going to be!

On Saturday’s qualifying rounds, we tried out different formations on the field to find what suits our playing styles to get us ready for Sunday games. We came out 2-2 to finish 5th. Good enough to move onward to Sunday.

Come Sunday, we were mentally and physically prepared, the team was ready to go all the way to the top. We won convincingly against Dark Kinghts (4-1, Qtr) and Recda Waxers (4-0, Semis) to set up the dream final against Team Aisawan of Thailand.

We have played the Thai team twice this year and the record was 1-1, nail biting games every time and we expect nothing different this time round as they always played to their best.

Come finals, our team drew first blood and won a quick first point but the Thais responded by winning the next 2 points in a race to 4. The seesaw battle rages on till the game clock stops with a score line of 3-3. Wow….the first ever overtime decider game in a Division 1 final!

Going into the overtime game, the silence is deafening, the 2 minutes feels like an eternity. But we told ourselves, we are not just playing for the team but the honour of our country is at stake here too…We gave it our all….

In the end, it was enough… We hung on to our last ounce of strength to hang the flag and the victory was complete! What a finale and that’s why we love playing paintball.

A big thank you to DYE and our sponsors for making this win possible and memorable. A special big shout out to Dye CG paint and the DM 13s, it definitely completes and makes us the champions that we are. We look forward to 2014 and another fruitful partnership with Dye Precision.

 

Hulk Recaps World Cup 2013

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

In the United States, World Cup comes to an end. World Cup is held annually in October outside of Orlando, Florida. Cup hosted more than four hundred of best teams from all 50 states and 35 countries. Thereby setting an absolute record for the competition which has been running for more than 10 years.

In addition to good weather and excellent organization of the event, we were also pleased to see:

1) Organizers went back to the standards of the field size of the 2010 season, which corresponds to the current European standards.

2) Revival of the 10man format, one of the oldest in the world of paintball formats.

Among the huge number of participants were two Ukrainian teams, Hulk Kiev and Freestyle Kiev. Hulk played in two formats. As usual in Race to 5, and new to the team, but not to the world of paintball format, 10 – Man.

The format of 10 man is distinguished by several features. First, there are no restrictions on the level – the player of any class from novice to Pro can be passed to rookie tournament. The field is much bigger than 5man. Most importantly, coaching is completely forbidden. All this makes the game much “slower”, but each player takes an independent decision and the teams with the problems in communication stand no chance of winning.

Team Hulk was able to adapt quickly enough to the game in this format and was able to win all six qualifying games, receiving the highest rate in the tournament – 96.5! For comparison, the next highest-ranking team scored only 82.16. After overcoming another preliminary round of the competition, which has become more difficult to win (Hulk is only one point ahead of his nearest rival, the U.S. team «PPS SFO») Hulk fell in the final group , consisting of four teams .

Pleased to note that in the final group, was one more representative of the post-Soviet space, the command Desperados from Russia. The remaining two teams “Tour deForce” and “Annihilators” represented the United States. In 10man players competed from such famous teams as Russian Legion, Ironman, CEP and others.

All participants in the final four were worthy of each other! Only the “Annihilators” with the help of a number of pro players could win all the matches. The other teams won and lost with varying degrees of success, very densely settled down in the final standings. Only a point separated second and third place! Fortunately, it was Hulk that took second place in the World Cup 2013! Desperados taking fourth.

Four sets of medals in the four years of participation in the World Cup. The first medal for Ukraine in the format of ” tens”. These are great achievements with which the team returned home from Orlando!

We would like to express our deep gratitude to the sponsors of the team; information – Autoradio and to DYE for the awesome equipment!

Also many thanks to the permanent leader and team captain, Iaroslav. Coach Alexander, and the permanent leader and inspirer of the pit team, Oksana. Thanks for all their hard work, as well as to all those who supported our team throughout the season!

Aisawan Takes 2nd place at MY-NPL!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Oct. 18-21, 2013

Photos by: MY-NPL

We, Aisawan Team, took 2nd place at the MY-NPL tournament.  It was held in Melaka, Malaysia which is where the best competition is. This time we did quite well, as we practiced and planned earlier. And of course, we enjoyed playing the game even though there were some mistakes. But yet, it’s acceptable!

The final round was the most exciting of all! We and the competitor took a turn to lead and follow but finally it’s an even score at 3-3. We lost the final game which brought us to 2nd place. This gave us a great opportunity to improve our strategy for the next tournament.

Thank you to the organizer who established this impressive competition in the beautiful Melaka. Thank you to DYE for our equipment sponsorship support.

The Incredible Miss Grip – Full Length Video

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Miss GRIP #7 – Filipa Monteiro POWERED BY DYE from GripPaintball on Vimeo.

We were lucky enough to have some of our hottest items of 2013 modeled by the incredible Filipa Monterio in this month’s Miss Grip edition of Grip Paintball Magazine.

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