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Armageddon 2014

Monday, April 28th, 2014

After 3 awesome days of catching up with over 160 paintballers from around the country and scaling the brutal terrain of Widow Woods many times over, my bed has never felt so good.

What an epic weekend it was! Thanks to Bjorn and Ollie from the Auckland Paintball Club for such awesome games. Great effort and many hours of hard work and planning well spent. The atmosphere was incredible and the company was amazing. It was so great to see so many different people from Kaitaia to Queenstown come together and get along so well due to one common interest, Paintball!!!! Its great having so many like-minded people all there to enjoy a great event and have a great time doing what we all love!!!

Paintball is what makes many of us tick. Large events like these really show the popularity of the sport in New Zealand. This is what will really help it grow here and put us on an international level. The event has grown rapidly since 2012 and can only get bigger. The support from so many people was top notch this year meaning much better facilities were available with even bigger plans for next year.

We painted the forest pink and green!

Day 1 was a team-based day; your 3 teams comprised of 3 squads all battling out to be the winner of the day. The day itself was broke into 2×2 hour blocks. It was fought over some tough terrain but was fierce and adrenalin filled battles all the way. Many teams went toe to toe over objectives and the two most fought after objectives were the ‘BARREL’ and attacking Team MSW. The ‘BARREL’ objective started at the base of hill in amongst the middle of the speed ball field and had to be taken to Widows Peak which took the yellow team an hour to claim off the red team and fight them and the MSW team to get to the very top. The attack on Team MSW was also a tough fight where each team had to climb through trip wire, dense bush and plenty of fire from this experience team who had a base below Widows peak and plenty of paint and fire power to keep team away, not only that Team MSW would hide in the bushes and wait for unsuspecting team to walk past and be surprised with some well-earned knife kills!!! It was a great spin on last years game day and having over 140 people scattered throughout the field was awesome to see.

Day 2 comprised of two large teams Green Team and Blue Team battling out with Ollie’s gadgets. Starting at opposite ends both teams ran out as the horn went to gain field advantage! On top of that there was a ton of team based missions to be completed on the day. Such as lining up the laser system to set off the air strike , take out the ‘tank’ with a bazooka , escorting the tank through the middle of the field , holding down electronic boxes to gain points also keeping a close eye on enemy air drops of players behind you and lastly a 5 man speedball game while we are in the field fighting it out. This game day went on for 5 hours straight and was good hard fight with both teams doing their best to come out on top.

Overall it was a great success and had many satisfied and hungry players for the next Armageddon.  Once again Armageddon as an event has grown from strength to strength and continues to attract players from all over NZ, and will continue to create new game days, create new props for games and find new ways to create a greater experience for players every year.

We have to again thank Dye for their prizes they provided once again, it made the players day receiving them, and for your guy’s ongoing support of paintball in NZ. Your support helps draws players attention that companies like yourself would be happy to jump on board and support local events even as far away as New Zealand. The last thank you goes to my man Devon, for all your help man its awesome.

 

*NEW* Proto Dyetanium Lens Options

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Finally, DyeTanium Lens Options are available for all Proto Goggle Systems!

Upgrade you Switch ProAxis, Switch FS, Switch EL, Switch FP, and Full Coverage FP Goggles with one of FOUR brand new Dyetanium Lens Options:

-Northern Lights

-Smoke Bronze Fire

-Blue Ice

-Fade Sunrise

Available online or ask your local DYE Retailer

PSP Announces Major League Change: Champions & Challengers Pro Divisions for 2013

Monday, January 28th, 2013

We are about to enter a new era of professional paintball…  Are you ready?  Here’s the latest from the PSP regarding their new Pro Divisions – Champions & Challengers:

[via PSPevents.com]  - “The level of talent in the PSP Professional Division is undisputedly the fiercest in the world.  Teams from all divisions train week in and out to ultimately one day become a Professional team in the PSP.  Actually making the advancement into Pro however, has historically been too large of a move for most teams to make. 

The PSP would like to change this by putting a system into place for fresh teams to move into an even stronger Pro League.  

The PSP Professional teams will compete against each other in the 2013 PSP Dallas Open.  The top 10 teams from that event will move on to PSP’s Event #2 and play in the newly established Champions Division.  They will perform on the main field for all the glory in front of thousands of fans watching from the PaintballAccess.com webcast and the PSP grandstands.

The other Pro teams from the Dallas Open will be enlisted in a new division known as the Challengers Division.  They will be joining other teams to be named at a later date.  The group of teams in the Challengers Divisions will use the same format and rules, but play on a secondary Professional field during the prelims and will play their final match on the main field for all their fans to watch.  Starting after Event #2, the top two teams from the Challengers Division in each event will move up and compete in the PSP Champions Division for the following event.  They will be replacing the bottom 2 finishers from the previous event’s Champions Division, who will instead perform in the Challengers Division. 

This system of constant circulation will continue event by event for seasons to come.  It is now more important than ever for teams to give their all in each match – as they no longer have just one goal of winning the event – but must perform at their top in every game to make sure they do not suffer the consequence of being knocked out of the Champions Division.  Likewise, the Challengers Division teams at each event have the option to perform and move up for the following event. 

The fight begins March 14, 2013 at the PSP Dallas Open.  Team Registration for all divisions opens soon at PSPevents.com.” 

HULK Paintball Team Gearing up for 2013 with new HULK Arena and more Charity

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

With so many dedicated players in the HULK Paintball organization, these Ukranians realized the ability they have to not only set themselves up for a great 2013 season of paintball, but also to give back to their community.

HULK boasts over 40 players that practice and compete both in Ukraine and around the world.  Now, in 2013, captain Yaroslav Yanushevich is proud to announce that “HULK Arena” is officially open.  That’s right, these guys have their own private training facility, complete with brand new turf, a Ukraine-approved heating system, and, sure, why not… a giant mural of the team in the backdrop.

Not only are Team HULK upgrading their practice facility, but they are also upgrading their organization as a whole.  HULK has delegated members of the team to hold important positions in the hierarchy that is HULK Paintball.  The hard-working members received their new roles with honor this past December.

Despite all of the upgrades to the HULK Paintball Team, the always selfless Ukrainian ballers from Eastern Europe made it a point to give back on New Years Day, 2013.

“Today, our team continues to supporting children that need our help” mentioned the team.  ”On New Years we visited a place where we were awaited and welcome, ‘City of Happy Children’ children’s center.

The kids were happy to get their presents, but besides tradiditional Christmas Toys, HULK presented the children with a variety of sports equipment.  Now the kids have enough badminton rackets, balls, ropes, and other sporting equipment to last them a long time.”

Follow Team HULK on Facebook – www.Facebook.com/HULKPaintballTeam

Or, if you can understand it, check out their website – www.Hulk-Paintball.com