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Dye teams dominate the fierce Latin American EPPL series.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

December 13-15 was the fourth and last event of the 2013 Ecuadorian Professional Paintball League (EPPL) and it was held in the capital city of Quito. Being held in the middle of the mall  San Luis Shoppin, this was good to have a great attendance from public, this EPPL event had double importance because it will decide the overall rankings in all  of the divisions. 30 teams register, we had a showdown, the games were as fierce as paintball could get.  Really aggressive games, great points and plays.

The event begun Thursday with a press meeting and meet and greet with Marcello Margot, Oliver Lang and the South American Dream Team.  The Dream Team continue the pursuit of their dream to become the first Latin America PRO TEAM. DYE was present on the event as always with the spectacular DYE booth offering all the 2014  DYE products and the best paint in the Market. The Dye Paint truck was full of people unloading paint one after another.  DYE teams Dominated the event in almost every Division, DYE team Zurikatas were playing in their home field  CQB Paintball Field and had their home crowd in the stand cheering from them and their younger teams.

Zurikatas, one of  DYE’s flagship sponsored teams in Ecuador, were on fire and went undefeated  directly to  the finals. and were waiting for the winner between the other DYE ‘s Sponsor team Evolution and  the Latin AmericanDream Team. Like all the finals this year in the top division was between both DYE teams, Zurikatas took this final with a score 4- 0 against Evolution. Zurikatas also won the Series and overall 2013 Championship .

Division 3 had a similar outcome, with Zurikatas Silver going undefeated directly to the finals, In the finals Zurikatas Silver matched up against Inka Killers, from Lima Peru (also a DYE team). In the final the local team Zuriktas Silver won 4-0 and with that took the championship and also the series and overall Championship 2013.

Division 5 had more DYE teams on the podium, Evolution PB School took first place.  Third place was taken by local team APF. Third place was enough to give APF the series and overall 2013 D5 championship in their first year.

Congratulations to all the teams that made the EPPL QUITO and the season such a success. The 2013 EPPL season is over, but the 2014 EPPL Season starts in February.  So, If you love to travel and play paintball don’t miss this event.

Final standings QUITO
D2
1st Zurikatas (DYE TEAM)
2nd Evolution (DYE TEAM)
3rd Latin American DREAM TEAM
D3
1st Zurikatas SIlver (DYE TEAM)
2nd InkaKillers (DYE TEAM)
3rd Monosalvajes
D4
1st Anonymous
2nd Delta Force
3rd Iguana
D5
1st Evolution PB School (DYE TEAM)
2nd Delta Force
3rd APF ( DYE TEAM)

 

Series Ranking EPPL 2013:

D2

1st Zurikatas (DYE TEAM)
2nd Evolution (DYE TEAM)
3rd Monosalvaje

D3
1st Zurikatas SIlver (DYE TEAM)
2nd Evolution Kids (DYE TEAM)
3rd Monosalvajes

D4
1st Delta Force
2nd Iguana
3rd Animal

D5
1st APF (DYE TEAM)
2nd Delta Force
3rd Evolution PB School ( DYE TEAM)

 

Windsor Lockdown – 2013 CXBL Champions!

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Windsor Lockdown, DYE’s Canadian All-Star team, featuring some of the best players from Canada as well as Alex Goldman, Marcello Margott, Chad Busier, Jason Edwards, & Keith Brown, took home a fat $10,000 check after winning the 2013 CXBL Richmond Cup!

With a 13-4 season record, Lockdown and their stacked roster took home the gigantic CXBL Trophy, but most importantly they all earned the coveted CXBL Ring.

DYE would like to give a special thanks to Windsor Lockdown for representing us so well, and also to Premium Paintball, Next Paintball, Combat Pursuit Paintball, and the Brothers van Dorsser!

For more information on the CXBL be sure to visit www.XBall.com

Marcello Margott Wins CCP Event #3 in Colombia

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

CCP #3 – Medellin, Colombia

 by Marcello Margott

Photos by: 100% Paintball

One of the most enthusiastic paintball communities I have been to. My trip to Colombia was nothing short of amazing. It started out with an over night flight to Miami where I had a nice 6 hour layover, those are always fun. I took a nap in the Lounge and tried to hold in my excitement of getting to South / Central America for paintball for the first time. I didn’t know what to expect, what sort of venue they would have, the talent level, how friendly the people were, this was all a new experience for me and I couldn’t wait to see what was in store. After my long wait I finally got on the plane, here we go, next stop, COLOMBIA!

I landed Wednesday night around 8pm and got picked up by our friend Tito who plays for one of the DYE teams down there. He took us back to our massive house, I was amazed when we pulled up. This place was a Colombian mansion villa style that I fell in love with. We had juke boxes, pool tables, outdoor verandas with fountains and everything. This was the real deal. It had been a long travel day so I set my things down and decided to take a shower. I was in for a rude awakening when I was told that we didn’t have any hot water! So, I say whatever,  when in Rome right? Or Colombia.. So I turn the water on and hop in. This must have been the coldest shower I had ever taken in my life. It felt like jumping into one of my ice baths that I prepare for my knee. Nonetheless it felt good to get clean and go eat some authentic Colombian food.

We spent a few days traveling the city and seeing Medellin. I must say, it was pretty cool being able to walk freely in a city that was once ruled by Pablo Escobar. What they had to overcome is astonishing and I feel blessed to have had such a safe trip to this beautiful country. The team took us all around the main spots of downtown Medellin and let us fulfill our wanderlust for the night, but work would start early the next morning.

Friday I woke up, excited to meet everyone at the clinic. I always love to see what type of players show up because there is so much talent across the world. I always go to a clinic hoping to find at least 1 kid that really has what it takes to become a pro. This clinic was filled with them. Everyone was dedicated to learning our program and using the techniques we gave them to improve.

We must have had about 20 participants and 100 spectators. It was crazy how involved everyone down there was and it was an honor to have people so interested in what I do. We wrapped up the day with some autographs and giveaways and everyone was more than thankful. I had an awesome time after we were done just hanging around the field with the players. Everyone there was really friendly and made us feel at home. Now that the clinic was over, it was time to win a tournament.

We went back to the house for a mellow night because we wanted to be fresh for the event. The league ran fairly smooth, although they could absolutely use some improvement with organization I thought everything went pretty well. The CCP seems to be a growing league down in South America and I’m excited to see how far they’ve come. We got through our two days of play and were in the finals, only dropping 1 point the entire tournament. Sure enough the team that beat us that 1 point would be the team we faced in the finals, where they scored another point but still lost 1-4 against us.

We won the tournament and suddenly the stands had completely emptied. Every single person inside the stadium was lined up to take pictures and have me sign autographs. It was truly an overwhelming feeling and it made me really think about how thankful I am to be in a situation where I can have such a positive influence on people because of paintball. I take my responsibility very serious and Colombia was an event that reminded me of everything this sport has given me. Traveling the world and doing what I love, cant beat that. Cant wait to get back down there and see how much it continues to grow in South America. Gracias amigos!

-Marcello #33

For more information on the CCP, be sure to check them out on Facebook HERE

Play Like a Pro Video Series – Episode 2 “Tuck and Shoot”

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Marcello Margott of the Los Angeles Ironmen teaches us how to get sneaky G’s with the “Tuck and Shoot” technique on this episode of Dye’s Play Like a Pro Series.

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Ash Chaplen of London Nexus Recaps about 2013 Millennium Event #1

Friday, April 26th, 2013

by Ash Chaplen

“Last season Nexus sucked. It’s not something I particularly enjoy admitting but it’s true. We had a young and fragile team, we didn’t win anything and we finished with our lowest ranking ever in the Millennium Series. There are plenty of things we can blame this on or use to justify this, some quite valid ones too, but at the end of the day London Nexus is about winning and as Captain it is my job to make that happen.

With only myself, George Bruton and Shaun Hasell returning for the 2013 season our off-season was busier than normal. We had to find a winning formula, and for us that was to ‘put the old band back together’. Having played with his friends on Consilium Dei, Neil Campbell was keen to get back to the business end of tournament paintball, and after succeeding in his personal mission to return Marseille Vision to the Pro division, Clint Moore couldn’t resist taking on another challenge – putting Nexus back on the podium. We have also picked up Mike Bath, a local ‘paintball kid’ who showed good promise over several practises last season and is continuing to develop within the squad.

Finally we had to add a spark, a proven talent with the engine and desire to drive us all on. After exploring a few ideas we contacted Ironmen captain Marcello Margott, he was really keen to get onboard and shortly after it was all signed and official. Now, in past years we have avoided taking non-UK based players as we have tried to focus on local talent. However the unfortunate truth is that there are not enough UK players who are consistently out there letting their ability do the talking at the deep end of tournaments right now. There are players out there who are earning their stripes in the divisional ranks though, and we know who they are and we monitor their progress more closely than you might think.

So, with our old-look team re-assembled we headed to the south of France for the first Millennium event of the season. I had a good feeling about the team, but with all the changes in the Pro division over the off-season it was more difficult than ever to predict how things would shake down come Sunday afternoon.

Marcello flew in a day early so he could join us for a Wednesday practise with Vision and TonTon, it gave us the chance to try some rotations with him and other players in different spots. By the end of the afternoon it felt like Marcello had played with the team for ages, our styles fitted well and the mutual understanding between players was getting better with every point. Taking a lot of positives from the day we headed to the event to get down to business.

We started our prelim games well. Welcoming Marseille Vision back to the pro ranks with a dominant 5-1 win, then following that up with an even more commanding 5-0 victory over Rammstein Instinct. Our final prelim game was against Outrage Valence, where again we took no prisoners and posted a solid 5-0 win. I’ve never seen another team look genuinely shell-shocked after a defeat before, but the Outrage guys admitted that they had no answer for our attacking play and were just blown away. Finishing up the prelims we were top of our group and had the highest points difference of all the CPL teams.

Sunday is a whole new tournament. It’s a total cliche but its true. You have to forget the other games and find that extra something, and then find even more if you make finals. We had drawn a tough game against Polar Bears Tarko Sale, a strong Russian team just promoted from the semi pro division but loaded with talent. We knew it would be a good test for us and one we would have to overcome if we wanted to progress. Polar Bears took an early 2-0 lead, punishing us for penalties and some lazy play. It was a wake up call, this wasn’t going to be an easy cruise to 5 points. We regrouped and dug a point back, then traded points back and forth until the score was 4-2 Polar Bears. A long 3on3 followed in the next point which we were able to grind out to win, then we took advantage of a penalty on Polar Bears to tie up the match at 4-4. Everyone had dug deep and we had put ourselves right back in this match. We had the momentum and started the next point solidly, only to get a penalty and lose our whole dorito side. Although there was little time left on the clock, Polar Bears put our remaining players to the sword and closed the game out.

We were out. Penalties will hurt you at any level in paintball but against a top level team they are almost impossible to recover from. Our dominance in the prelims counted for nothing, we’d be watching finals with everyone else.

I don’t think I’ve ever been congratulated so much after losing. Its quite surreal, I hate losing so much and unless you can stand on the podium and shove that trophy in the air and thank your sponsors it doesn’t feel like a good weekend. Yet people tell me “you guys played great, very strong, like the old Nexus” but obviously we have some kinks to iron out still. What I am really excited about is that the chemistry in the team is awesome, and we will only grow stronger on and off the field. So this is no flash in the pan, we are going to be right there in the mix all season.

Congratulations to our fellow DYE team, Toulouse TonTon, for taking first place on home turf. As they showed, the DM13s and CG paint are unparalleled in their fields.

For us we go back and work even harder in preparation for the next round of the Millennium Series, in Bitburg Germany. You’ll also be able to catch us at the next round of the CPPS in May, as well as the NvS UK Big Game where we will be playing along side Pete Mr U Utschig for the southern team.”

Ash Chaplen

London Nexus – Facebook.com/LondonNexus

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