Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Suspense, drama, commitment , love and honour… sounds like the making of a good read on a warm and breezy weekend. Fortunately, and thank God for our Team DRX, we get to experience all these first-hand last weekend at the MYNPL (Malaysian Paintball League) 2013 Finale in the historical city of Malacca.
Knowing how crucial it was, we prepared and trained ourselves mentally to face the onslaught. This event we have the honour of playing with the top teams from Malaysia and Thailand. What a finale it is going to be!
On Saturday’s qualifying rounds, we tried out different formations on the field to find what suits our playing styles to get us ready for Sunday games. We came out 2-2 to finish 5th. Good enough to move onward to Sunday.
Come Sunday, we were mentally and physically prepared, the team was ready to go all the way to the top. We won convincingly against Dark Kinghts (4-1, Qtr) and Recda Waxers (4-0, Semis) to set up the dream final against Team Aisawan of Thailand.
We have played the Thai team twice this year and the record was 1-1, nail biting games every time and we expect nothing different this time round as they always played to their best.
Come finals, our team drew first blood and won a quick first point but the Thais responded by winning the next 2 points in a race to 4. The seesaw battle rages on till the game clock stops with a score line of 3-3. Wow….the first ever overtime decider game in a Division 1 final!
Going into the overtime game, the silence is deafening, the 2 minutes feels like an eternity. But we told ourselves, we are not just playing for the team but the honour of our country is at stake here too…We gave it our all….
In the end, it was enough… We hung on to our last ounce of strength to hang the flag and the victory was complete! What a finale and that’s why we love playing paintball.
A big thank you to DYE and our sponsors for making this win possible and memorable. A special big shout out to Dye CG paint and the DM 13s, it definitely completes and makes us the champions that we are. We look forward to 2014 and another fruitful partnership with Dye Precision.