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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

Hard2Overcome Reports on Round Four of PAVS

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

PAVS Round 4 in Victoria, Australia

August 28th, 2013

by Craig McIver – Team Captain

Dye Sponsored team Hard2Overcome hit the road at 4.30am to head up to Cold Stream just outside of Healesville for round 4 of PAVS. The day started mixed with a strong win followed by disappointing losses. Picking up a couple of more wins heading into the lunch break the team went back to walking the field to look for more options.

First game back seen us take a fast point against Sydney S.W.A.T. followed by another win before dropping another game.  The final 2 games of the day seen a win and loss with the last being at the hands of Sydney S.W.A.T. in a very long game that seen some great gun battles and a lot of paint exchanged.

In the end the team finished with 5 wins and 5 losses, and although it was not a great day for the team we still managed to come away with 3rd.

Team Coach & Vice Captain Mark Renden said we will learn from mistakes that were made and prepare for the final round on 7th September. We once again want to thank our sponsors Dye and Devon Stutz for the great gear that never lets us down, and for producing the most consistent high grade tournament paint on the market “Dye CG paint rocks”.

Catch you all at Round 5, September 7th in Newborough for a huge day of paintball!

Be sure to like Dye Asia on Facebook.com/DyeAsia for team info, tournament coverage and more!

Hard2Overcome Wins 3rd Round of PAVS and Makes Local News!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Hard2Overcome continued their winning run by taking out Round 3 of PAVS on their home field at Adrenalin Paintball Club.

Although rain was forecast for most of the day it stayed away to allow perfect conditions for paintball. The team finished the day with 9 wins and 1 loss which further stretched its lead at the top of the table with just 2 rounds remaining. It was a day full of mixed feelings with team mate Mark Renden standing on the sidelines after having surgery on his ACL two days prior.

Team captain Craig McIver said that from the first game we wanted to perform well and do Mark proud, and during his 12 month recovery he will be coaching the team. Overall the day went well even with team numbers down and we are looking forward to the next round. Thanks once again to Dye and Devon Stutz for the awesome gear. As a bonus we had the local news crew come out and get some footage which has been posted on YouTube!

 

Hard2Overcome become Victorian State Champions! – Australia

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

DYE would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our Aussie friends Hard2Overcome who recently took 1st and 3rd place at the Victorian Championships Race Event!

From Craig Mclver, Captain Hard2Overcome:

“Saturday 23rd March kicked off the first ever Victorian Championships Race Event held at Adrenalin Paintball Club, in Newborough Australia. The field itself is a soccer ground that the club shares for its tournaments and sets up on the week leading up to the event, and once over dismantles and stores everything away in there club house located at the venue. With rain and large winds in the days leading up to the event it was a relief to have a clear sky with some cloud as the event kicked off. The events games were played as a standard 5 man to 3 point on a Race 2 format.

Local Dye sponsored team Hard2Overcome was hoping that there home ground advantage would help them continue their great start to the year with another win after taking out Round 1 of PAVS. After dropping the first game of the day to their sister team H2O Blue, they adjusted some elements of their game plan and went into the lunch break with 2 wins & 1 loss. As the day progressed a lot of teams were all equal on points and it came down to the last round to decide who would play the finals.

H2O Blue played off for 3rd place in the finals against Tension who had recruited two Sydney Swat players with the end result being Tension wining 3-0 and taking out 3rd place. The final to see who would be the first team to be named Victorian State Champions would see South East Cartel against Dye’s own Hard2Overcome who were separated by 1 body in the lead up to the final.

From the first game Hard2Overcome placed heavy lanes towards the entry of Cartels key bunkers in a bid to stop them attacking from both the snake and Dorito side. The first point would go to Hard2Overcome after just 60 seconds of aggressive play without dropping a body. The second point seen Cartel bunker in hard at their initial positions and Hard2Overcome were forced to roll their guns in a bid to prevent them advancing, this made for a longer drawn out point which Hard2Overcome would drop only 1 body and go 2-0 with only 1 win away from the title. Off the break Hard2Overcome were more aggressive in their attack which seen them drop a couple of players and by the time they hung the flag for the third and final time they had 1 player left which was enough to win the final 3-0.

Hard2Overcomes captain Craig McIver said that the event was fantastic and had a great vibe in the pits. Every team played well on the day and created a challenge for us. We knew that come the finals we would be up against a tough opponent and Cartel always give us a great match. I am so proud of everyone on the team, the guys played outstanding today and we are now looking forward to the next round of PAVS. We would just like to thank Dye Asia and Devon Stutz for all the support they give us, and for letting us take the field with our DM13′s which once again were absolutely flawless and one of the reason we now have this title.”