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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!

HULK Tells Their Story from Millennium Series Event #2 – Bitburg

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Team HULK blogs about their recent trip to the Millennium Series – Bitburg May 24-26, 2013:

photo credit: HEADSHOT Paintball & Life Magazine

“As on the first leg of the Millennium, our country, Ukraine, had only one team representing them at this event.  HULK is the only team that can have a positive effect on the level of development of paintball in Ukraine, and that is why we take our jobs so seriously.

It is no secret that the Millennium Series, for many years, is the second strongest league in the world, getting more competitive each year.  The CPL division for example is no longer dominated by the team “Art Chaos” like last year, after the first two legs this year they have not made the podium.

As for our team at the second stage, we did not have any easy matches. Not only that, but we also had problems with our visas and for this tournament we could only come with five players.

On the first day we played a game with a team from our neighboring state, “Warsaw United.” Calmly controlling the game and taking the lead 3-1, we lost concentration and made a number of forced errors, including a penalty for deadman talking, leaving the field without hand on head, etc. Opponent equalized and we had to spend a nervous game that would bring the match to 4-3.

In the second match we played with the podium team of the first stage and, looking at the front of say, the winner of the second stage in Bitburg, a British team “London Tigers.” The first two games were in favor of the British, but then we regrouped and were able to even the score in a matter of seconds before the end of normal time. In overtime, losing two players from breakout and having problems with the gun, we were still able to achieve a positive result, becoming the only team to beat the “Tigers” in the tournament.

Despite the two wins, a modest difference in the two games did not allow us the luxury of losing in Saturday’s match. And our opponent, former permanent “resident” of CPL team from Stockholm, “Ignition” to leave the group also hosts a victory.

As in the match against the Poles we are confident and controlled the game for three and a half minutes before the end of the match were 2-0. But in the next game we were again “visited” by penalty immediately after breakout and we gave point less than a minute. With the score 2-1 in our favor, and 2.5 minutes of playing time, the game evolved in our favor, as long as 15 seconds before the end, we did not get another penalty for deadman talking and the opponent has pressed the button. All this did not happen without the controversial decisions of the refs, but in fact we had to play overtime, in which a number is not correct decisions led to the fact that four of our players lost the two rivals. Lose with a score of 2:3 and full equal in points with the “Stockholm Ignition», which is the result of a personal meeting, left the group. And we, unfortunately, as in the first stage, did not have a single point to enter the next round of the competition!

At the end of the second stage we can talk about the realities of this season, and its regularity. Objectively, the team is unlikely to qualify for a prize in the division SPL. 19 and 18 places on the first two stages left only theoretical chances of success. The team is actually strengthened compared to the previous season, where the case was a disastrous match, which could result if not dry, then 5-1 is not in our favor. This season we can talk more about the game and the failed problems with discipline than about not ready for the game in general. For 5 official tournaments this season, we never lost with a difference, more than the 1 point. In some matches we did comeback in the 3-4 points. But, again, a large number of penalties and the lack of 100% concentration throughout the game do not give us the confidence to beat their rivals on the European stage.

We still have to improve our game and to make good use the experience to achieve the coveted victories in the future!

We would like to thank the guys from “Kosmos” and other teams for help with in pits and coaching, as well as to all those who produce our project continues to exist and develop, namely Iaroslav and Oksana, coach Alexander, DYE for the equipment, as well as our friends and partners – Autoradio!”

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

HULK – 4th Place at Moscow IceBall Series

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

We’ve got an update from our Ukrainian team HULK who recently competed at the 2013 IceBall Series in Moscow -

“Past weekend Hulk team visited last leg of IceBall Series in Moscow. Team target was to check the strength of the team before season and to make a kind of test for the players who have three months of serious training. It was also necessary to test the new guns Dye DM13 – and they did not disappoint! Players reviews is only best, it is really a high-level marker – trouble free, accurate and convenient.

The team played two by to squads, each with 5 people, without substitutions; two players cannot come due to medical reasons. Both squads are out of the groups, unfortunately, only one team won a quarterfinal, which at the end took the 4th place in the tournament.

Given the fact that the tournament was seen as training, we do not see any failure in these results, as the basis of analysis of video footage can be concluded regarding the composition of the team for the upcoming season.

One conclusion can be sure – this season the team provided by the best paintball equipment in the world; thanks to Dye!”

**All photos courtesy of HEADSHOT Paintball and Life Magazine**

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

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