Posts Tagged pals

Aisawan takes 1st at PALS Thailand!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

We, AISAWAN Team, joined PALS THAILAND tournament 2014. We are expecting a high achievement since we got only 2nd place and 4th place in the last two times before. Those experiences pushed us to work harder, spent more time practicing and planning strategy.

Also we got 4 championships from another tournament previously, therefore it quite encouraged our teammates to do the best for PALS tournament this year.

First round, did not go well, but it wasn’t too late. We adjusted our strategy and made improvements. It was rewarded in the next round, on and on, until finally we made it. Championship was our achievement as expected for all of our hard work!

This made our 5th championship of this year. We are looking forward and won’t stop for another chance to complete for Aisawan’s legend and glory!

Thank you to ‘Dye’, for our great equipment support all along.

POP

AISAWAN PAINTBALL TEAM  https://www.facebook.com/aisawanpaintball

APG https://www.facebook.com/aipaintball

STK overcome their Achilles heel in Thailand

Friday, April 11th, 2014

I’m flying home from the first round of the PALS in Bangkok, Thailand. We finished third. This is has been our best showing in Thailand, with it typically being our Achilles heel. Despite this, it feels like a very disappointing 3rd place. In previous years, I’d felt grateful to just make it to the top 4. I don’t think I’d felt like we were playing good enough to win before. But this time we were and it just slipped away in one, hot, overtime point in the semi finals.

The prelims are tense at PALS with none of the teams being a walkover. The majority of our games were close with us winning 4 games and losing 2 to Xtioneers and Raskal. The same Raskal that was on the precipice of winning WCA showed up to play, and the 3 games we had against them throughout the tournament were definitely our most grueling.

Quarterfinals consisted of two games, with us facing off against Demonic and Raskal. We were able to smarten up our game plan from a definitive loss to Raskal in the prelims and come away with 2-quarter final wins, leaving us to face off against Asiawan in the semifinal.

We got penalties early in the match against Asiawan and quickly went down 0-2. Back at full strength, we were able to make a comeback and tie the game up at 2-2 and take the game into and overtime point. In this critical point, Rambo took a ball that bounced of another bunker early on, quickly followed by Farran and and Devon getting shot. This left Trav and I in a 2 vs. 5 against an Asiawan that smelt blood. We were able to slow them down for a few minutes but were eventually picked off, advancing Asiawan to the finals, which they won. This left us to verse Raskal again in the playoffs for 3rd and 4th.

It was a slow and technical match against Raskal again with communication and hiding being the key at the beginning of the points against their strong back gunners. We went up 2 points, and then they came back 2 points to tie the match with just under two minutes on the clock. We went into the next point knowing it would be the decisive point. Rambo was able to dink their dorito player on the hopper and draw a penalty, blowing out their dorito side. So Farran and I advanced down that side and we won the point with 5 seconds left on the clock, awarding us the 3rd place.

The infrastructure at the field was excellent and the event organizers were very helpful and accommodating having us over for our 5th Thailand event.

I’m glad we had Dye Ultralight gear as on Friday we played in 45 degrees and high humidity. Our DM14s were on point as usual and anything we needed, Dye was there to support us.

We’d also really like to thank Michelle who coached us all weekend and did a great job, as well as Milad, Preecher, Dennis, Amber and anyone else who helped us out in the pits!

We’d also like to shout out to our home field that some of us have played at for close to 10 years now — WASP Paintball in Perth, and our paintball parents, Brad and Christine.

- Dan Woods

STK Australia - https://www.facebook.com/STKAustralia

WASP Paintball - https://www.facebook.com/wasppaintball

Scary Mary for the photos -  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scary-Mary-Paintball-and-other-Sports-Photography/129935233753937

Epic Win for STK at the Malaysian Open – MPOC – PALs Malaysia

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Malaysian Open, MPOC, PALs Malaysia

by: Devon Stutz

photo credit – Scary Mary & Dez

Three tournaments, one event, $30,000 cash pay out.  MPOC Pals was a pretty sweet deal, with Division 1 through Division 4 all with the chance to win stacks of cold hard cash.

For me, the trip started as many do… waking up early to make it to the airport then sort everything out at the check-in counter. By the time I arrived at the hotel to meet with everyone from STK it was about 9pm. I was tired and wanted nothing more than to go to sleep.  We didn’t play until the afternoon the following day which I was stoked to hear about.

Prelims were not easy, but it made the team fight and work together to make the cut.  We ended up 3-1-1 and would play Datis in the Quarterfinals. Datis was the only loss we had in the prelims, and they beat us 4-0. Its was a real eye-opener for us because before that game we had not been shut down so much. Most of the points were over in 30 seconds, a breakout then game over we lose the point.  This time around we wanted some revenge. It was a really close match and STK ended up with the win and moving on to play Nemesis.

Nemesis is another team we played in the finals and ended in a tie game. All of the guys on Nemesis are great players whom I have known for years… but I wanted nothing more than to smash them in to the ground and move onto the finals.  That is exactly what happened and we ended up winning 4-0 to advance to the finals.

Now it was just time to wait and watch who we would play in the finals, either Xtioneer or Infernal. I was really hoping it was going to be Infernal because they are another Dye team and also deep down I wanted a rematch from the final we played against them at World Cup Asia that ended up with them winning.  Xtioneer would prove to be too much for Infernal on this day, however.  Infernal vs. STK for the final match of the event.

I have been playing with STK for the last three PALs events and we have come close to winning but have never been able to get there. We’ve been close, but close doesn’t mean anything except that you played good but you’re still a loser.  Looking into the eyes of everyone on the team, I knew that my boys were ready and wanted the win. No one looked scared or unsure if they could win this thing. Our confidence was high, and going into the finals off a 4-0 victory was gave us some momentum.

The finals started out in a close first point which STK won, but after that it was back and forth. It was a super close game, with a tie score of 3-3 with just 22 seconds of game time left. Being a team full of fighters intead of playing the 22 seconds smart to go into overtime, we wanted to win it and seal the teams fate and first major win. We had a quick little game plan talk and we went for the win. We went out and scored a point in the last 22 second winning the match 4-3 and the event!!

I will be getting myself ready for the next event, and I know that every person on STK will be also. That win has come and gone, but in the end it’s all about how good you are on that one given day in paintball… the past is just the past.

I would like to thank Dye for giving me the chance to do what I do, STK for being the team they are, Brad and Chirstine for everything who are just as if not more important than any player on the team, Michelle, WASP Paintball for everything they do for the team, also all of the pit crew who helped. A big thank you to Chris who helped in the pits and also did a great job picking up our pods from the field and also Jas for being there to help and also put up with TDD (Dan Woods).

-Devon Stutz


Thanks to Scary Mary and Dez for the photos!

Scary Mary – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scary-Mary-Paintball-and-other-Sports-Photography/129935233753937

Dez – https://www.facebook.com/pages/residentevilchefcom-paintball-photography-in-Asia/302594771406

Be sure to follow DYE on instagram & Vine @DYEPAINTBALL

Team Duckside Grabs 2nd Place at PALS Thailand – Bangkok

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

PALS Thailand 2013… by Daniel Thong

“Our first PALS Thailand 2013, was an amazing experience, remembered it as fun, nerve-racking and an adrenaline pumping voyage. We appreciated each other’s efforts for making the trip a successful one.

Bangkok on the first day was like a bunch of walking zombies taking the earliest Air Asia flight out and it was our excitement that overrides our heavy-eyes and this magnified in greater altitude when the plane touched the soil of Thailand. We quickly hopped on a taxi and head on the Palazzo Hotel.

The next morning, all paint ballers were arranged with busses to the PALS battle ground and the journey was only 8 to 10mins, depending on the traffic. We were quite impressed with the fields set up as they were huge, spacious and well organized.

The pre-lims were a marathon race for us. We were all exhausted under the scorching sun but managed to ranked 7th place, pushing our way into the Top 12.

Moving from Top 12 securing 2 winnings and lost 1 during round robin enabled us to Top 8 battling against team Japan (Nippon United) winning score of 2-0 stepping nearer to our goal. In the semi-finals, we played against team Australia (Rogue Assassins) and it was a close fight with the last man standing, winning critical points of 1-0 entering the final.

The final was scheduled pretty much later on the same day and the weather was unpredictable. It was sunny and hot in the morning then cloudy in the afternoon and much later, pouring rain. Still, the game moved on and we had Team Iran (Griffin) battling for the champion. There’s only one word to describe the final, “WOW!”

The moment we had been waiting for finally came through. We took a deep breath counting the last 10 seconds with our eyes fixed on our next intended position; our fingers on the trigger, ready to shoot; our tired legs gripped firmly on ground, ready to pound and run; our body, soul and mind were fixated all at once in this few minutes against Team Iran. Suddenly, marshals’ shouted game on and there we were, shooting our opponents with all our might.

Unfortunately, favor for the champion was not on our side but to Team Iran instead. In the end we were the 1st runner up. Despite the lost for the champion title, we had a good quality game and gained priceless experience. We felt great that we had gone this far in this first PALS and felt joy knowing that we had great supporters who helped us through the finals.

The day ended with heavy rain in the arena as if the sky knew we needed a bath desperately. Last bus arrived just in time to fetch us back to the hotel as we had another event to attend that evening – The player’s night…..

Yup, celebration was on, at the SLIM in RCA, one of the best chill’ax places in Bangkok. It could not be more appropriate to celebrate PALS in SLIM, together with players all over the globe. We had fun enjoying ourselves with the live band and the F&B there.

Time was clicking away nearly entering Monday and we had MC on stage preparing for the price giving. Claps and cheers lasted almost 30mins for winning teams to the podium and we heard Team Duckside being called next… we sincerely thank to DYE Paintball for their high quality equipments, 89 Arena paintball and KCHL Paintball.

So for PALS Thailand 2013 the final result as such:

1st- Griffin (Iran)
2nd- Duckside (Malaysia)
3rd- Rogue Assasins (Australia)
4th- Blueblood (Thailand)”

Team Destiny to Compete at World Cup Asia!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The all-female & Dye Sponsored paintball team,  Team DESTINY (USA) is attending the Paintball World Cup Asia 2012 event in Langkawi, Malaysia!

With a deadly mixture of talent and beauty, these girls are looking to take home some gold medals at one of the most prestigious paintball events in the world, World Cup Asia.  Boasting a roster of the best female players in North America, DESTINY absolutely has a shot at winning a title.

Their Roster:
Kat Secor (Captain, 2007 Female Paintballer of the Year)
Katie Kelley (PSP Division 3 Champion)
Linh Truong
Kimi Kan
Victoria Sandau
Kelsey Mathieu
Catherine Villanueva
Sonny Lopez (Coach)
To support these teams, check out their photos, and more, visit their Facebook page -
http://www.facebook.com/DestinyPaintball