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JACKALS Conquer the REDZONE Format.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

 

JACKALS are a hard working, dedicated Division 3 Paintball Team founded in 2010 by seasoned players from South San Diego and the Tijuana region that wanted to compete and excel in the sport; they started participating in all the local and Regional 5 Man and 3 Man events in Baja California, placing 1st. in 2010 through 2011 seasons.

In 2012 with the initial support of Paintball Jackal, the largest Paintball Retail and Merchandise Distributor in Mexico they continued growing; now in the National Paintball scene they participated in the Mexican Paintball League (PSP Sanctioned Event) which held their first event in Tijuana, Baja California; placing 3rd in Division 3 – Race to 4.

In 2013, JACKALS picked up DYE as their main sponsor through Paintball Jackal and joined the RTWC Circuit (Road to World Cup) placing 2nd in Open Division in the Leon, Guanajuato Event.

This past 17th of May, JACKALS participated in the AFPL event held in Camp Pendleton in which JACKALS brought in 2nd Place in the REDZONE Open Division Class.  REDZONE is a dynamic format that forces one to improve communication and pit administration, a format that with minor tweaks sooner or later it will hit the national scene…

 

Prelims:

JACKALS 28 – Titans 4

Gogo13 10 – JACKALS 7

Blitz 4 – JACKALS 11

JACKALS 12 – LA Hitman 4

Finals:

 JACKALS 2 – Gogo13 7

 

Looking forward to the next event JACKALS will work for that eluding 1st place…

JACKALS is proud to announce that with the continued support of DYE and Paintball Jackal they plan to continue participating this 2014 season in the LMP (Liga Mexicana de Paintball) which is the largest and most important league held in Mexico and in the AFPL (Almost Famous Paintball League); moving up the ranks…

Thanks to DYE and Paintball Jackal this project is growing in which through hard work and its sponsors JACKALS not only expects to better them self’s but contribute to the sport we love and its positive image…

Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Jackalsteam

 

 

Pro Team DNX wins SARPL Event #2!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Team DNX had a great showing at Event 2, that was played at Blades & Triggers field in East of Johannesburg.

DNX started the morning in the race to 3 Pro 5man bracket, but were not able to win there 1st match losing 2-3 to Reaper. Then the following games they were able to find their feet and won all prelim games up to the finals.

Finals started late Sunday afternoon. With the South African sun starting to set as winter is making its way into the City of JHB.

DNX played Reaper in the finals and went up 2 points. They then lost a point to Reaper, but with a dirty hang the score sat at 2-0 in DNX’s favor. With 4min on the clock Reaper came back with a win, setting up the last 1.40 min to try to even the score and force over time. The score is 2/1 but DNX came out the gate firing and heated for the WIN smashing up Reaper to seal the WIN 3/1!!!

The team showed great composure and wanted the win. DNX hands down out played all the Pro teams at the event.

SA’s RPL 2013 champions are showing they are in the running to WIN 2014!

 

Infernal sweeps TPOC #2 in Thailand!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Held in Pattaya Paintball Club, Pattaya, Thailand was the 2nd leg of TPOC Tournament Series. The event was great although it was hard to re-organize the team as we lost 3 main players from last year. We brought 3 D2 players from up country and it’s pretty hard for us to get together for training. So hard in fact, that we didn’t have a single practice before the tournament. We tried hard to reform the team to make it stable as soon as possible with positioning, game plan, but most importantly have fun.

Day 1 in the preliminary round we won over PRC Blueblood 3-2 / Hellbourne 3-2 / Demonic 3-1 and Speed Aisawan 3-0. For day2 prelims, we won over Aisawan 2-1 / CMX 3-0

Semi-final round, we met PRC Blueblood with young and aggressive players. So we were forced to concentrate on breakout and counter attack plan. We won 3-1.

In the final, we met Aisawan another strong team in Thailand. What ever happen throughout the match, we planned to keep the rhythm of the game and take advantage of it. The first set took 6mins. We both planned to counter attack with little opportunity. We held on long enough to win the first point. Yet we lost our 2nd set to Aisawan as they were playing a fast break plan and they tied it 1-1. With 22 seconds left, we head to overtime. In the overtime game, anything can happen. We thought that we are doing our best and we made it so far, let’s give it 100% and have fun…. We won! Winning the overtime point solidified us as Champion for TPOC 2nd Leg.

Special thanks to Expressway Paintball Club of Thailand, DYE Precision, Pattaya Paintball Club , EST Cola and TPOC.

Hulk wins again!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Almost a month after the first stage of the Championship in France, we headed to the second event in Germany.

The team has preliminary preparation for the tournament, having played in the first stage of the Cup of Ukraine in Lviv. Even then, despite the confidence of the team due to victory in all of our matches, it became clear that the field is very “sticky”.  With huge corridors and low variability in the line of attack, movement on this field was minimal. This view is confirmed in sparring leading up to the tournament in Bitburg , with a strong contender – team “Russian Roulette”. Unfortunately, due to force majeure, both of our American legionnaires missed their flight, and considering the compactness of our team at this stage, only four players can participate in practice.

Americans arrived only the day of the tournament, which significantly affected the quality of their game in the first game day. After spending 15 hours in an aircraft and not knowing the field, it was very hard to count on the high-quality game that we are used to. To confirm our concerns, the first match of the tournament with a Norwegian Drammen Solid ended in a 1-3 loss with 4 penalties.

In the next match, we needed a victory over representatives from Denmark, Ugly Ducklings Odense, otherwise we would not venture out of the bracket! All things considered, the resolute attitude and motivation, did not cease to amaze! Final score 4-2 in our favor and 4 penalties! Another penalty in Saturday’s match against Norwegian Ronholt Blast almost turned the match with an outsider group in lottery. A heavy 2-1 victory sent us to Sunday!

In the Sunday morning game, we met with the Moscow team Force Majeure. Solidifying our lead 3-1 and eliminating all players; we receive another hot gun penalty, giving us another nervous game! 3-2 final victory!

In quarterfinals, we met with the Scorpions from Milan. This team represent 5 countries, originally led by Maximus Lundquist. This match saw long points and traditional penalties, but we take the win 2-1!

In the semifinals, fate brought us to Amsterdam Heat from Holland. In the first stage, we met with the team and won convincingly 4-0. Not everything was so easy this time! After losing residence in the CPL division, the team has the ambition to go back and confirm their skills! Penalty for mashing in overtime is not allowed to pass on the Dutchmen! A well-deserved third place and we are once again in the finals!

Uncertain in their game in the first stage, the Roosters Ulm Germany overcame all of their rivals and reached the finals at home!

The first point of the final game has developed not very well for us. Alex Goldman left on breakout, and after ten seconds we lose Marcelo Margott. After 30 seconds we are down to a 2 on 4. After nearly a seven minute game, we are down to a 1 on 2 of which the 2 players began almost simultaneously running at his bunker. A close call by the judges declared shooting after elimination and they received a 2 for 1 penalty. Next game we started against only three! Hitting one of the contenders in the first 10 seconds of the game and keeping all our players, we have a good chance to win this game for the remaining 3 minutes of playing time. We successfully took advantage, knocking out all rivals with 40 seconds to spare. Given the specifics of the field, it became clear that the fate of the meeting will be decided in overtime, which we spent at a high level, leaving no chance for the opponent and keeping his team’s four players!

This is our second victory in Division 1 SPL. What a great feeling and the chances of getting into the next division at the end of the series!

We express our gratitude to everyone who helps and supports. Special thanks to our permanent partner “Auto radio”, DYE – the best producer of paintball equipment, “Polar Bears” team for help in the pit area, our favorite captain Iaroslav and coach Alexander Pristupov, as well as all of our fans.

See you on the fields!

Do you remember your first time?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

My name is Tanner McIver, I am 13 years old and I have been pit crew for Dye sponsored team Hard2Overcome for 3 years who my dad is team owner & captain based in Victoria Australia. Devon Stutz from Dye Asia even arranged for me to have my own Ultralite team playing gear with my name and favourite number. I love paintball and go with the team to every training and tournament, but because of the laws in Victoria I am unable to play paintball until the age of 18.

For over a year I have wanted to go to South Australia where the age to play paintball is only 10. So this year my parents agreed that they would take me over there to play for the first time for my birthday.

So at 4.30am Friday 4th April, Dad, Mum, my younger brother Kayden and I hit the road for our 800km trip to Adelaide where I would get to play paintball. To make the 10 hour trip go faster I slept as much as I could and watched DVD’s and what seemed like forever by 2.30pm we had arrived at the motel. After a short rest dad asked me to get my gear ready for the morning as we were going to go out for dinner in Adelaide and wouldn’t be back until late. As soon as we got back to the room that night I went straight to bed knowing the sooner I went to sleep the sooner I would wake up and play paintball.

We woke at 7am and headed off to the field which was only 10 minutes away. I was excited and helped dad set up the markers which until today I have not been able to touch. Dad set up his DM13 that he used all last year for me, and once the other people arrived we went onto the field and I got to shoot my first paintball over the chrono.

I hopped in with the players doing drills and practiced crawling in the snake and popping up to aim across the field. Then my dad took me aside and had me practice laning off the break at a small target he had set up down the other end of the field. After a while he then got me to run and gun at the target as if I was going out to a corner bunker. Dad made me do it on both my left and right hand so I would be used to shooting with both hands later in the day, and it was really fun shooting loads of paint but I couldn’t wait to shoot at other people.

After a short break and a drink I was asked by the players training to shoot a lane from the centre back bunker to the snake entry and they would try and make it into the snake. It was so cool shooting everyone as they tried to get into the snake and I used a lot of paint which was great.
I also got to shoot dads DM14 a bit which is a sweet looking marker and everyone else kept asking to have a go of it while dad was gun teching for people.

After a short break and reloading my pods and tank we were ready to play some 3v3 games. I was so pumped and dad asked did I want to play with him or against him, so I said I wanted to play against him as I wanted to shoot at him.  Off the break I ran to the snake and crawled along and popped up and started shooting at who ever I could see. My heart was racing as I got my first ever “G” and to watch the ball hit the player and break was great, then suddenly I got shot in the goggles. We played a couple of more games and I got to shoot people before being shot.

Next game was even more fun as I popped up to see my dad shooting at the guy in the back bunker and I shot him in the middle of his goggles.  My dad started laughing and walked off and then I realised there was only one player left in so I got up and ran down the snake and bunkered him, which is something I have seen my team do so many times and it was such a buzz, but the biggest buzz was shooting dad in the face.

We went back to the pits and reloaded and this time I went onto Dad’s side. I played snake again and had a ball bounce off me which hurt more than the ones that broke but still was not that bad. In fact as the day went on and the more games I played the less the paintballs hurt as I was having too much fun. It was cool standing alongside Dad and playing paintball with him. In the end I had the best day ever playing a great sport I can’t wait to play again and again.

When we got back to the motel to meet up with mum and my younger brother I went and had a shower and couldn’t wait to check out all of the hits on me. Mum just smiled and shook her head as I proudly pointed them out and told her about each one. Both Dad and Mum said I couldn’t stop talking all night about the day. That night I slept so well and we left early once again to return home, but this time I slept lots more on the way back.

I want to thank my parents for taking me to South Australia to play paintball, and thank everyone that was at the field who allowed me to shoot them and it’s a day I will never forget. A big thanks to everyone on Hard2Overcome for all the text messages and support. And thank you to Devon Stutz and Dye for helping the team get me this cool Ultralite gear, it’s so comfy.

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