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The Story of Offenburg Coimin At Ya

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Who are Offenburg Coimin At Ya?

Hi, We’re a German SPL Team and also compete in the German DPL where we placed second last season we currently have nine players on the team from all over Europe, Germany and the U.S.

Our team captain is Moritz Berndtson (Germany) Moritz and his brother Dario Berndtson (Germany) both have been on Comin At Ya for a while.

The rest of the roster consists of Manuel Hess (Germany), Sebastian “Schuby” Schubert (Germany), Marvin Bunsch (Germany), Dominik “Steigi” Steigmeier (Switzerland), Pascal Haefeli (Switzerland) Manuel “Orlando” Büttgenbach (Belgium) and Daniel Park (USA).

Starting the 2013 season Comin at Ya picked up four hungry new players, some of them well known to the local and European paintball community.  The more experienced additions were Pascal Haefeli who had formerly played for another DPL Pro team and Manuel Büttgenbach who had played for a Belgium SPL team in the Millennium Series.

We also picked up LA Ironmen Daniel Park known for being a powerhouse on the snake side and he is a force to be reckoned with.

Marvin Bunsch has been team captain of the German U19 national team and was the last pickup for Comin At Ya this year. He is currently the youngest player to compete in the DPL Pro division.

What happened at the last Millennium?  

Coming into the Campaign Cup in London we had only one thing on our mind and that was winning the event. There is no magical formula to moving up to the CPL. It´s all about being consistently good in every event, every game and every point of the game It´s as simple as that!

After taking a second in Puget Sur Argens and a ninth place in Bitburg it wasn’t looking too good for us. Knowing this we practiced as hard as we could and played many points against other teams, mostly from the CPL. Most of us arrived in Basildon on Thursday and we had a practice scheduled at 5pm.

There was some confusion because of general delay and teams that just didn´t want to leave the field. The practice was rough but that usually means that our prelims will be good. It tells you where you get shot and how to tweak the game plans accordingly and you really get to know the field that much better.

Our first game on Friday was against the Dogs D Amour this was a team that we lost to in Bitburg but this time around we were confident in our abilities. It was a pretty close game that we ended up winning 4-3.

The next game was against Amsterdam Heat and we won 4-2. And this win succored us a spot in the Sunday Club.

On Saturday our last game of the preliminaries was against Brussels Graffiti with the momentum that we had we where able to beat them 4-1.

This win reassured everyone on the team that we were ready to go to the finals.

After a little rest on Saturday afternoon in the surprisingly nice weather we went to bed early to be ready for the upcoming task.  The games on Sunday went like this, We beat Paris Triade 4-3, Then beat Boost Air Rennes 4-1 we’re on a roll and feeling great. Then we came up against London Tigers… We had a battle on our hands with Tigers getting a quick lead and we ended up losing 2-4.

This lose against Tigers meant we would be competing for third and fourth place only! Being so close to making it to the finals and gathering the much-needed points and then missing it was detrimental to our morale. Everyone was tired of the hard games before and previous injuries starting aching a little bit more. But all of us have played paintball long enough to know that there is no place for that during an ongoing tournament. So we got up, re-grouped and focused on our last game, which was against fellow Dye Team Drammen Solid.

We had been helping out each other the whole weekend and watched each other’s games too. Even though they are friends of ours we still wanted to win and we all have on both teams a huge amount of competitiveness in all of us and we all want to win.

A good example of this is my teammate Sebastian ”SCHUBY” Schubert. He left everything he had on the field. If you watch our game against Solid closely you can see him throw up a couple of times. He still kept going and nothing could make him slow down not even a little bit. We won 4:0 against Solid, which put us at third place overall so all isn’t lost as we are still in the running for that CPL promotion but we will have to play better and be more consistent.

And we will just have to see how it goes in Paris. We are definitely ready to prove that we are worthy of playing in the CPL.

Give the new players of the sport some tips on how to improve their game.

There is no secret to playing Paintball in our opinion. Basically we are trying to practice against the best teams as often as possible. Not forgetting to run drills because without the basic skills there is no future for you in competitive paintball.

As a Team we try to practice against teams of equal or a higher skill set then us. This often means travelling far and maybe even flying to different countries but for us this is all part of becoming a better team and it is actually pretty fun too.

Travelling with your buddies and seeing different parts of the world makes for amazing memories. So if you are willing to take anything away from this Blog then listen up… Surround yourself with people you can benefit from and vice versa. Stick with people you really like and connect with

Yes, there might be a team that is currently better than yours or seems to offer great sponsorship but guess what, it´s not worth it if you are playing with a bunch of selfish guys that you don’t even like!

These kinds of teams won’t last long… What I mean is interpersonal relationships. In paintball with all its ups and downs you need teammates that have your back and in a moment of weakness you need to be the person that they can count on.

Try to listen to older or more experienced guys on the field and especially off it. This will help you prepare for whatever paintball and life offers you.

LIVE THE LIFE

TonTon Win Back-to-Back Millennium Series Events

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

TonTon are back on top.

After a win at the 2013 European Masters Millennium Series event TonTon are currently the #1 ranked professional paintball team in Europe, as well as an elite member of the PSP Champions Division.  With five more PSP/Millennium tournaments left to go in the 2013 season,  how great of a year can the TonTon have?  For this team… the sky is the limit.

Here are some words from Loic Voulot of TonTon after their win at Millennium Series Event #2 – The European Masters in Bitburg, Germany:

“After winning the first Millenium event in Frejus, getting qualified for the Champions Division at PSP Dallas, kept our spot at MAO, we have won again last weekend at the second Millenium event in Germany!

Winning 2 events in a raw is never easy, especially this season. The Millenium Series level has been increased by three US teams, the two Russians teams are strong as usual, and none of the 16 CPL teams are easy to play.

During this german event, as at the first one in France, we had to beat all three of those PSP teams to win the tournament.

The first day of the event was kind of strange for us. Pascal Hausser (our team coach) and Fabrice Colombo (our team captain) were not there.  Their flight was delayed but we managed to play strong paintball against Outrage, then Heat, finishing the day with a 2-0.

Playing sunday is always a good reward, but it can be a disappointed day too if you don’t do the job or play well.

In the quarter finals we played against Infamous. We lost the first nine minute point which had Infamous leading 0-1, but then we scored one point, then an other, and won this game 4-1.

Our semi final game was against Impact, a close game where we managed to keep control on the canadian team to go to the final 4-3.

After three days of the tournament, we played against Heat for the second time.  Heat was leading 4-2 at 1 min 17 before the end of the game, forcing us to score 2 quick points to equalize then a third 17 second point to win this final. We did it, final score 5-4.  To score 3 points in a min to Heat prove that the team is able to play on different rhythms, slow or fast regarding what is needed.

The CG paint, shot by the DM13 was absolutely perfect, brittle and accurate, for sure a BIG part of this win.

What a great 2013 season start for the team! If we want to be considerate as a world class team, we need to confirm those good results in Chicago during the next PSP event. This is why we’ll practice hard for the next four weeks.

Thanks to all the people rooting for us.

TonTon 4 Ever ” – Loic Voulot

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Mr. U and WAIAKILL Barrel Cam Footage from Ecuador

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

After a US reunion at Living Legends 6, the barrel cam footage from WAIAKILL & Mr. U’s Ecuador adventure at Navikill has finally been released!

For more DAM Videos visit www.YouTube.com/DYEPAINTBALLVIDEO and www.YouTube.com/PetesPOV

Pete “Mr. U” Utschig of the Tactical Ironmen reports from his latest tactical adventure in Ecuador -

“The last event of this year for the Tactical Ironmen had the guys split between Wayne’s World Game in Florida where the Ironmen were led by Mike Paxson and Billy Wing, and the event I went too in Guayaquil Ecuador. Although I heard amazing things about the Wayne’s World  Game I am really happy I made the trip to Ecuador.

The Tactical Event I played was called Navikill which in Spanish means the Christmas Kill, very fitting. The event was organized by Ecuador’s  top ranked tactical team Waiakill, and  the team puts on an amazing event . The game pitted three teams of 35 players each in a virtual tug of war. The field was 500 yards long with two rows of two-story cement houses full of alleys, windows and corridors.

It was a tactical paintball player’s dream come true, especially one armed with a DYE DAM. There were kills to be had around every corner. Two teams competed at a time while the third team judged. The team’s mission was to acquire a key from the other team’s safe zone and then unlock a chained up hostage located in a maze in the center of the field. Both teams had the same assignments, which meant the gunfights in the center of the field were intense.

Paint was raining from every window above and below, nowhere was safe. Games were 30 minutes long and re-generation was allowed in the first 15 , which meant the first 15 minutes were full blown slugfest and the last 15 a tactical a chess match. There was no leaving the field to reload or air up. This left me at a huge advantage with a couple of loaded first strike clips in my harness. I was eliminating players at will with my DAM while they were struggling, down to my last rounds.

During lunch, with the help of Luis from DYE Ecuador and Team Evolution, and Gazzu also from DYE Ecuador and Team Zurikatas, we organized a 2 vs. 2 Tactical DAM tournament and Sniper competition. All the players involved were blown away by the DAMs accuracy, versatility, and fire power. I hope that we are able to adopt this set up at some tactical events next year. It was some of the most fun paintball I have ever played. Make sure you check back for more POV video footage coming soon!”

Dye Tactical’s Pete “Mr. U” Utschig Reports from North vs South Big Game in the UK

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

We sent Pete “Mr. U” Utschig across the pond to attend the largest scenario paintball game in the UK – North v South.  He came back with a bag full of empty clips, a massive kill count, and a new respect for the British paintball scene.

North v South

Defense Training Estate – Birmingham, England

Sunday, May 5th 2013

By Pete “Mr. U” Utschig

“3 days, 2000 players and 7,000 miles later I’m home from another epic adventure. Last weekend I set out to meet with the DYE Europe crew and Team Tactical Nexus. I was invited to be one of the South’s Team Generals in Englands largest scenario game, “North vs South”.

The game centers around Sundays major event which pits players from Northern England against players from the South. The three day event is advertised as a paintball festival, and that’s exactly what it is. Players from all over Europe come to camp, shop, party, and of course play paintball. To start things off, we played a little CQB.  Check out this video of me changing my DAM to Recon Mode:

 

Friday players and vendors set up and were treated to 20 vrs 20 mini games. DYE Europe, myself and a couple of the Nexus players set up a DAM demo allowing all the mini game players to take the DAM out for a run. The feedback was the same as always… “This gun is insane” or “Best gun I have ever shot”.

Saturday the game format broke the competitors in two teams.  One team was made up of only English players,  the other was the rest if the world. I got to play alongside long time friend and Northern team guest general, Greg Hastings.  Lucky for Greg, he was on my team Saturday because on Sunday he felt the sting of my DAM. Unfortunately for Greg, it was all caught on my Replay camera that he gave me.

Sunday was the big battle, along side Team Tactical Nexus we brought the pain train, completing all but one of our missions. As the day fell to a close, we ultimately were short on points and the Northern Team led by Jed Green and Greg Hastings were victorious. It was another welt filled weekend but the games were intense, the people were amazing and the camera footage is epic. I wouldn’t have had it any other way!!! Bloody Knuckles, Ironmen Style.

See you guys at Living Legends with the rest of the Ironmen!!!”

-Mr. U

DYE PAINTBALL AND TEAM IRONMEN SIGN MARCELLO MARGOTT

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

San Diego, California (December 13th 2012)

DYE is proud to announce that Marcello Margott, PSP World Champion, former Ironmen player and PBA’s 2012 #2 ranked player in the world, has returned to his roots by signing a multi-year contract with Dye and their flagship team, the Los Angeles Ironmen.

Living just minutes away from Dye’s corporate Headquarters in San Diego, Marcello has been a part of the DYE family since he was 11 years old and just starting his paintball career. At the age of 17, Marcello made his pro debut with the Ironmen, winning two back-to-back championships in 2007 and 2008. It’s fitting he makes his return to the team while he is at the top of his game. Marcello is a born winner and a stand out professional who is prepared to put in the work it’s going to take to bring the Ironmen back to the top of the PSP.

“We are excited about Marcello’s return to the Ironmen and the Dye family. I’ve known Marcello since he was a kid and a rookie on the pro scene. Over the years I’ve seen him grow into one of the top players in the game and mature as a person to be a leader on and off the field. He is a natural fit for Dye and the Ironmen.” –Mikko Huttunen, Vice President Dye Precision, retired Ironmen All-Star

“Home is where the heart is… I’ve traveled around with a few different teams for the past four seasons and it feels great to land back with Dye. There’s no reason for the Ironmen not to be a championship level team this year.” – Marcello Margott

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