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Windsor Lockdown – 1st Place in Canada’s CXBL League

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

CXBL Event #1 – 2K13 Border Battle June 29-30, 2013

photos by: Sheldon Carless

The CXBL is keeping traditional X-Ball alive up in Canada, and the competition is no joke, with teams like Heat and VICIOUS all competing at 15bps.

Our Dye Sponsored team, Windsor Lockdown, put together one hell of a roster for this event, including Marcello Margott, Jason Edwards, Alex Goldman, Chad Busier, and Keith Brown, on top of a group of Canadian All-Stars who lived up to their potential at event #1, The Border Battle.

Here’s what Trevor van Dorsser of Lockdown had to say:

“Our Lockdown Guys without (Marcello, Mouse, Jason Edwards and Keith Brown) beat Heat at event #1.  The Pro’s flights were all screwed up and did not arrive until after the Match.  Lockdown surprised everyone by winning against Heat with only 6 guys!

Then the pro’s arrived, and we went 3-0 for the weekend and are in first place in the league. The DYE CG paint was the talk of the event and absolutely helped us take it to some of the best players in the world at the CXBL.”

For more information on the CXBL, visit www.XBALL.com

Be sure to follow DYE on instagram for more pics from this event!  @DYEPaintball

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

 

TonTon Win Back-to-Back Millennium Series Events

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

TonTon are back on top.

After a win at the 2013 European Masters Millennium Series event TonTon are currently the #1 ranked professional paintball team in Europe, as well as an elite member of the PSP Champions Division.  With five more PSP/Millennium tournaments left to go in the 2013 season,  how great of a year can the TonTon have?  For this team… the sky is the limit.

Here are some words from Loic Voulot of TonTon after their win at Millennium Series Event #2 – The European Masters in Bitburg, Germany:

“After winning the first Millenium event in Frejus, getting qualified for the Champions Division at PSP Dallas, kept our spot at MAO, we have won again last weekend at the second Millenium event in Germany!

Winning 2 events in a raw is never easy, especially this season. The Millenium Series level has been increased by three US teams, the two Russians teams are strong as usual, and none of the 16 CPL teams are easy to play.

During this german event, as at the first one in France, we had to beat all three of those PSP teams to win the tournament.

The first day of the event was kind of strange for us. Pascal Hausser (our team coach) and Fabrice Colombo (our team captain) were not there.  Their flight was delayed but we managed to play strong paintball against Outrage, then Heat, finishing the day with a 2-0.

Playing sunday is always a good reward, but it can be a disappointed day too if you don’t do the job or play well.

In the quarter finals we played against Infamous. We lost the first nine minute point which had Infamous leading 0-1, but then we scored one point, then an other, and won this game 4-1.

Our semi final game was against Impact, a close game where we managed to keep control on the canadian team to go to the final 4-3.

After three days of the tournament, we played against Heat for the second time.  Heat was leading 4-2 at 1 min 17 before the end of the game, forcing us to score 2 quick points to equalize then a third 17 second point to win this final. We did it, final score 5-4.  To score 3 points in a min to Heat prove that the team is able to play on different rhythms, slow or fast regarding what is needed.

The CG paint, shot by the DM13 was absolutely perfect, brittle and accurate, for sure a BIG part of this win.

What a great 2013 season start for the team! If we want to be considerate as a world class team, we need to confirm those good results in Chicago during the next PSP event. This is why we’ll practice hard for the next four weeks.

Thanks to all the people rooting for us.

TonTon 4 Ever ” – Loic Voulot

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DYE Tech Tent and Free DAM Demos for D-Day South Africa @ U-Tac

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Hundreds of players, Troy Nagel & Craig Marley, and FREE DAM Demos all event long.  What could be better?

Stop by the Dye tent to get your Dye/Proto markers tuned or fixed and to get your hands on the hottest new item from the Dye Tactical engineers.. the Dye Assault Matrix!  June 2nd at U-TAC Paintball in Cape Town, South Africa.

For more info visit http://www.u-tac.co.za/html/events.php

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

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