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Team BOLT Competes in Pro-Shar Cup (SFD) – FINAL

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Pro-Shar Cup (SFD) – FINAL in Rostov-on-Don

by TEAM BOLT

Teams in the tournament:

D1:

B.O.L.T. – Krasnodar (888)

LendLord – Rostov-on-Don (763)

Rusich – Volgodonsk (759)

ZLO – Rostov-on-Don (728)

Skif – Taganrog (645)

Molotov – Rostov-on-Don (576)

Absinthe – Krasnodar (529)

Humstars – Astrahan (457)

Our Team:

1. Boris Kukhlev # 23.

2. Alexander Kovalenko # 77.

3. Roman Kovalenko # 8.

4. Anton Kirman # 10.

5. Anton Sokolov # 90.

6. Alexey Bayunov # 96.

7. Victor Kosko # 3.

Match day. 8am. Our team of fearsome warriors managed to come together using every means of transportation imaginable. Incredibly, everybody was on time but we were not without casualties: two of our finest players were unable to make it. Nor were we all fit for duty, a few having woken up at 4am and driven all the way from Krasnodar for the event. Our spirits were once again lowered when we saw our first match was to be none other than Rusich, our main rival and a team with a tough reputation.

With this lingering negativity we hastily gathered our equipment and began the first game. We began by losing the first two rounds but managed to pull ourselves together and claw back to a 2-2 draw, showing the progress in experience the team has made over the last year. In the fifth and final round the disruption of our formation began to show and we ended the game with a close 2-3 loss.

Seething with frustration we decided to change our formation with a focus on the lower flank for the next game against Skif. This tactic proved fruitful and we pulled off an easy 4-2 win.

We further perfected the tactic in the final game of the group stages and beat Absinthe 4-0.

In the semi-final we were put up against the unbeaten team ZLO, a strong team using experienced mercenairies. We lost the first two games but once again managed to pull back to a 2-2 draw and using the momentum, and by changing our focus on shooting straight from the banner we secured our entry into the final!

Final: B.O.L.T vs Rusich

Having lost the fist game against this team we were all the more determined to take first place in the tournament. Our opponent was certain to have a trick up its sleeve and it was clear they had changed their tactics and once again we were 2-0 down. We decided to use our strategy of shooting early form the banner, one that proved successful against ZLO. Clawing our way back and using more than our fair share of ammunition we managed to secure a 2-2 draw when the time ran out. In overtime we were dead tired having played the entire tournament with only 5 players! In the final game we were left after 30 seconds with only 1 player against their 4. A twist of fate proved the Gods were favouring us that day. One of the opponent players placed a hand on his head as a sign of being out of the game, and suddenly shot our final player in point-blank range. After much discussion the referees gave us a technical victory: we were Pro-Shar champions!

Team B.O.L.T. Wins a 1st Place Ranking in SFD & NCFD Russian Leagues

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The English in this story is not so good, but the story is fantastic!  Our Russian Team B.O.L.T. is now ranked 1st overall in the SFD and NCFD Paintball Leagues.

photos by: Higher Level Media

The second stage of the Cup of Russia in the SFD and the NCFD in Rostov-on-Don – by Team B.O.L.T.

“At the entrance to the venue of the tournament, we felt the excitement.

Already at the entrance to the Rostov city I felt the energy. In the first stage in Pyatigorsk we offensively lost one game and ended up third. But we knew that, thanks to persistent trainings, we are in great shape and can show a much better game and avoid repeating mistakes.

In our division we were first to play, and unfortunately, did not have time to explore the field. The first game showed that knowledge of the area gives a great advantage. Each point for us ended up with a low wing found himself naked, and we could not turn the game around.

In the break between the first and the second game was a technical pause when we have the opportunity to disassemble the playground. After that, things went smoothly.

The second game, B.O.L.T. vs Absinthe, ended 3-0 in our favor.

After winning the second game, and having regained confidence, we began to experiment. We changed the flanks, attacked aggressively, played through the center and eventually advanced to the semifinals with a first place in the group.  In the semifinals, we met with the team which in the previous step for us was fatal. Banda team was one of the most experienced teams in this stage. But we do know that our goal is victory, and in the end, showing the aggressive play were able to reach the final. 3:1 The gang was moving on.

In the final, we met with a young team of Krasnodar – Stalker. The guys fought with dignity, but we were better prepared. 2:1 and the Goblet of this step we have taken to Krasnodar.”

With this victory, we came in first place overall in its division.

Teams in the tournament:

Molotov light

ARENA

Скиф

Chupacabra

Absinthe

Stalker

Banda

LEGION

B.O.L.T.

 

Our roster:

1. Kukhlev Boris number 23.

2. Alexander Kovalenko number 77.

3. Kovalenko Roman number 8.

4. Kirman Anton number 10.

5. Anton Sokolov number 90.

6. Bayunov Alexei number 96.

7. Kosko Victor number 3.

 

Team Absinthe Grabs 3rd Place at Paintball Russian Cup

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

 

With 9 teams from all over Russia competing for the 2nd round title, Absinthe just missed the gold but still managed to take the podium.  Here’s the full story from Absinthe:

“In the first round The Absinthe team prevailed The Legion team with score 2:1, the game was very hard.

The second round we lost to B.O.L.T.  with a score of 0:3

The third round was the hardest. Chupacabra team was our main competitor in order to out of the group and at that moment had no defeats in the group.  To the first game we went out in four – one of our players never made it out of the pit-area. Immediately after running up we stay in three against five and we prevailed! Due to our game tactics we won with 3:0

The fourth round with Molotov light team was ended with our victory scored 3:0

After the prelims, we out of the group to semifinal from the second place in the group.

In the semifinal we played against the Stalker team. The first round longs 5 min 40 sec, where the Stalker team becomes winners. The second round is without scores. The third round didn’t take place. As a result the Absinthe team lost to the Stalker team with score 1:0

In the struggle for the 3-rd place we fought with the Banda team. They are the finalists of The Paintball Russian Cup 2012. In the first game in a minute there was only one our player and it was made a decision to stop the game in order to save time.

Afterwords there were two stressful victorious fights and one of them was without scores.

It was only 40 sec for the last round and the Banda team refused to go to the field.

We prevailed with scores 3:1″

Team Absinthe – Russian DYE Team Climbing the Ranks in Pro-Shar Cup Series

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

One of the newest Dye Teams, Abisnthe from Russia, had a great debut season so far in 2013.  Starting off the year with a 1st place win, they are now ranked 7th overall and are guaranteed a spot in the finals for the All-Russian Pro-Shar Tournament Cup Series!

Here’s the report from our Russian Rep “Shark”:

6/1/13 - The Absinthe team took part in the 5-th Krasnodar Stage of All-Russian Pro-Shar Cup Tournament Series (South Conference),

where the team was out the group and won the 1-st place.

5/4/13 - The Absinthe team took part in the 4-th Krasnodar Stage of All-Russian Pro-Shar Cup Tournament Series (South Conference),

where the team was out the group and won the 3-rd place.

By the results of South Conference Stages the team ranked the 7-th with 529 score among 25 teams, Absinthe is guaranteed to be in the finals of The South Conference of All-Russian Pro-Shar Cup Tournament Series!

 

Final Results for the 2013 Season:

1. BOLT 888

2. LandLord 763

3. Rysich 759

4. ZLO 728

5. Skif 645

6. Molotov 576

7. Absinthe 529

8. Chupakabra 457

HULK – 4th Place at Moscow IceBall Series

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

We’ve got an update from our Ukrainian team HULK who recently competed at the 2013 IceBall Series in Moscow -

“Past weekend Hulk team visited last leg of IceBall Series in Moscow. Team target was to check the strength of the team before season and to make a kind of test for the players who have three months of serious training. It was also necessary to test the new guns Dye DM13 – and they did not disappoint! Players reviews is only best, it is really a high-level marker – trouble free, accurate and convenient.

The team played two by to squads, each with 5 people, without substitutions; two players cannot come due to medical reasons. Both squads are out of the groups, unfortunately, only one team won a quarterfinal, which at the end took the 4th place in the tournament.

Given the fact that the tournament was seen as training, we do not see any failure in these results, as the basis of analysis of video footage can be concluded regarding the composition of the team for the upcoming season.

One conclusion can be sure – this season the team provided by the best paintball equipment in the world; thanks to Dye!”

**All photos courtesy of HEADSHOT Paintball and Life Magazine**