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Sydney Explicit Reborn / Australian Super 7’s Paintball Series Round 1

Monday, April 13th, 2015

by: Aaron McAulay – Sydney Explicit

In 2014, we finished out the season with a 3rd place finish at the Australian Super 7’s Paintball Masters, the final event of the year, and a 4th place finish for the series overall.

Nearing the end of the 2014, most of us were uncertain as to whether or not the team would be continuing into the 2015 season. We came away with a massive high after Masters and a desire to continue into 2015. A few weeks later, the high emotion from Masters faded and real life started to hit some of our family hard.

Some returned home overseas, others wanted to spend the next few years travelling and moving abroad, and some decided to focus more on their careers.
This was a devastating blow to the family after coming off such a high and amazing end to the season.

Sydney Explicit officially announced that the team had disbanded as of the end of the 2014 season.

2015 came. Mick ‘Plucka’ Jones and myself were talking with each other, and we both had offers to join the rosters of a couple of other teams. But we decided enough was enough, and 2015 was going to be the year that we rebuilt together a team. Not a team to play… But a team to win!

We contacted Mitch ‘Ginja Ninja’ Hackett. Mitch was an absolutely phenomenal player, but had been out of the game for over a year due to an injury, and was therefore in self retirement from paintball.

Steve Brown, the Captain of the newly disbanded Shenanigans was next on our list to contact. Steve was border lining on retiring, to spend some more time with his beautiful 4 year old daughter Kenzie, who has been diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, a terrible disorder that affects the neurodevelopment of girls almost exclusively.

We spoke to both Mitch and Steve and after much discussion and decision making, we were able to pull both onto our roster.

Josh Bailey was next on our snatch list. Josh resides in New Zealand, and plays with the newly sponsored Dye team NZ Clown Monkeys. The Monkeys had played the last 2 years of the Super 7’s Series, and Josh was an absolute killer on the field. The Clown Monkeys had decided that for 2015 onwards, they were going to focus solely on the NZ scene. Naturally he was a perfect fit, and we snatched him up and onto our roster.

The last player on our contact list was the almighty Marcello Margott of the L.A. Ironmen. Marcello came to guest for us at Masters 2014. So we contacted Marcello once again, and asked if he would be happy to make the distant trek to the “Land Down Unda” as he would say it, and play with us for the 2015 season.

We had rebuilt our family, and announced to the world a new and reborn Sydney Explicit.

“When I saw those 5 first names on that roster for Round 1, I didn’t see bunch of players coming together to play. I saw a team and I said to myself, this is a team that is going to win this year.” – Souse Khoury.

We came into 2015 with a new line up, a new mindset, and a new mentality. We came into this new season confident in this new family of ours.

We had kept in touch with Devon Stutz from Dye Asia. Devon has been a part of the Explicit family for the last 2 years, so naturally we had been keeping him updated with had been happening. We resigned with Dye Paintball, and Devon was an absolute trooper for the amount of time we had remaining until Round 1 of the 2015 Super 7’s Paintball Series.

4 out of 6 of us practiced together the week before the event, and we were gelling and performing very well at practice. And then came round 1.

I picked Marcello up from Sydney Airport early on the Friday morning, and we headed out to Action Paintball Games where the Super 7’s Series is hosted, and met up with Browny and Josh who also had just flown in that morning. We collected our new gear sent to us by Dye Paintball, walked the field, and talked about some ideas on how we were going to play it out. It was an amazing layout.

Saturday morning started, and we were the very first match of the day.  We took our first few matches of the weekend with ease. Some 4-0 and 4-1 games, but these were just matches that we were winning off of individual talent, and we were still finding our core footing together as a team.
This certainly was highlighted when we came up against the new Pro team Vicious Circle, where we narrowly edged off the win 3-2 after a tough fight.
Sydney S.W.A.T. our 4th match of Saturday. They had brought over Justin Cornell of Edmonton Impact to guest for them. It was a hard out grind, but they took out the win against us 3-4. These 2 matches were a huge wakeup call for us, which caused us to get into a group meeting and pull ourselves together.
HK Reaper Crew was our final match on Saturday. We had pulled our heads in and stomped out the Reapers 4-0 after they threw away a 3-0 lead against nVs.

Sunday came, and there was a newfound spark in us. The trust in our team was beginning to form and show in our games. We came into Sunday with 4-0 games again, and finally decimating our fellow Dye sponsored team nVs 3-2 after an amazingly hard grind.

By the end of the prelims, this put us tied for 1st place with Sydney S.W.A.T. for wins, but 2nd place because we had 12 less body points than S.W.A.T. This meant we were playing nVs who were currently in 3rd place, in the semi-finals. This match did not go our way. We had another massive grind out against them, but they came out as the stronger team that game taking it out 1-3.

We played in the finals against the HK Reaper Crew. This was a match we were not going to make easy for them whatsoever. We had already taken them out 4-0 in the prelims, and we finished out the event with a 3-1 finish against them in the final.

We finished out our first event for 2015 with a 3rd place finish, and $1000 richer. We had so much fun for the 1st Round of the Super 7’s Series, the field was amazing, the paint shot absolutely brilliant, and the organisation of the event was spot on.

With only dropping 2 out of 10 matches that we played all weekend, we know we have what it takes to be the best in Australia, with the full confidence that all of our amazing Dye Paintball gear will help take us all the way to 1st place.

A big thank you to Michael Whybrew, John Caruana and Pete Russell at Action Paintball Games for hosting the Australian Super 7’s Series and for all the amazingly hard effort you guys put into organising and running the Super 7’s Series, and also a huge thank you to Devon Stutz and Dye Precision for the amazing gear you guys have provided us with.

See you on the field at Round 2 for the Dye Asia Cup.

Aaron McAulay – Sydney Explicit

2015 Australian Super 7 Series Kickoff

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

by Nathan “Maca” McDonnell

The 2015 Australian Super 7s Series kicked off in February at Action Paintball Games Sydney. During the off-season Jarrahd Cosier joined our roster giving us 7 solid killers to help us in our quest to attain back-to-back Super 7s Championship titles. The 2015 season has adopted the Champions/Challengers divisions as played in PSP so a few teams have been able to step up into the top bracket.

On the Friday things were looking a little shaky for Nick Bancroft and myself. There was a tropical cyclone, Cyclone Marcia, north off the Queensland coast and it was playing havoc with flights. However, after a couple of lucky breaks in the weather we were soon on our way to Sydney. When we arrived we were greeted by our mates Marcello Margott and Aaron McCauly from Sydney Explicit, who kindly gave us a lift to the field. Once we made it to Action we met up with the rest of our team and it was now time to start the business part of our weekend. Walking the field, we quickly established that the field seemed to heavily favour the snake. Therefore, games were going to be won from the snake side. After forming a few game plans we headed back home to our lovely Gloria’s house for a massive team feed and also to sort our gear.

Saturday

We started out our day against Vicious Circle (these guys had just stepped up from Semi Pro division). The game started out strong for us as we got early kills off the break and took a comfortable 4-0 win.

Our 2nd round of the day was against Sydney SWAT. SWAT had brought over Justin Cornell to play for them. As usual both teams came out swinging from the first point. After some hard fought points we ended up with the loss at 3-2. This wasn’t what we wanted but we knew we would be facing them again in the finals (we always aim for the finals!).

Our 3rd match was against Relentless. After coming away from a close loss we were out to prove that we were still the team to beat and quickly chalked up a 4-0 win.

The 4th game of the day was probably one of the best games I’ve been apart of. We faced off against HK Reapers. The Reapers brought over Justin Schwarz for this round. From the first point the Reapers had their foot on the gas and quickly had a 3-0 lead on us. At the end of the third point we were all gathered in the pits going WTF is going on? After a quick change to the game plan we went back out ready to throw down and THROW DOWN we did. We took the next 4 points and won 4-3. We showed that we are a team that is never to be written off.

Fury was to be our last match of the day. These guys are another team that have stepped up to play in Pro and we quickly took another 4-0 win.

Sunday

Sunday’s matches would see us play Eastside Raw, Sydney Explicit and again, Vicious Circle.

Our match against Raw was quick with us winning 4-1.

Sydney Explicit caused us another upset as we took a 3-2 loss.

We won our game against Vicious Circle 4-0.

We were pretty annoyed at taking the two losses as this put us in third place for the finals play off.  However, this year Super 7s changed the finals format.  Instead of the finals simply being 1v2 and 3v4 it was now 1v4 and 2v3 with the winners of those games playing for First and Second, and the runners up playing for Third and Fourth.  So at the end of these prelims the top 4 players were:

1 – Sydney SWAT

2 – Sydney Explicit

3 – nVs

4 – HK Reapers

So we were still a chance for the top spot.

Finals

Everyone knows finals are a different style of play. The field is still the same but it becomes more mental.  Sydney SWAT had defeated HK Reapers securing their spot in the Grand Final.  With that in our minds, we were about to face off against Sydney Explicit for our chance to get into the Grand Final.

The match started off strong, as we all expected, with both teams taking turns at the lead. We were able to catch a couple of lucky breaks and take the match 3-2 giving us the chance to face Sydney SWAT in the Final.

The Grand Final was exactly the same as the semi with both teams making the big moves to try and win it. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be our day and we walked away with a 4-2 loss.

Congratulations to SWAT for taking the win.

We would like to thank everyone who came down and supported us over the weekend. We really appreciate it. We’ve now got our sights on and looking forward to Round 2 The Dye Cup, in May.

JACKALS Conquer the REDZONE Format.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

 

JACKALS are a hard working, dedicated Division 3 Paintball Team founded in 2010 by seasoned players from South San Diego and the Tijuana region that wanted to compete and excel in the sport; they started participating in all the local and Regional 5 Man and 3 Man events in Baja California, placing 1st. in 2010 through 2011 seasons.

In 2012 with the initial support of Paintball Jackal, the largest Paintball Retail and Merchandise Distributor in Mexico they continued growing; now in the National Paintball scene they participated in the Mexican Paintball League (PSP Sanctioned Event) which held their first event in Tijuana, Baja California; placing 3rd in Division 3 – Race to 4.

In 2013, JACKALS picked up DYE as their main sponsor through Paintball Jackal and joined the RTWC Circuit (Road to World Cup) placing 2nd in Open Division in the Leon, Guanajuato Event.

This past 17th of May, JACKALS participated in the AFPL event held in Camp Pendleton in which JACKALS brought in 2nd Place in the REDZONE Open Division Class.  REDZONE is a dynamic format that forces one to improve communication and pit administration, a format that with minor tweaks sooner or later it will hit the national scene…

 

Prelims:

JACKALS 28 – Titans 4

Gogo13 10 – JACKALS 7

Blitz 4 – JACKALS 11

JACKALS 12 – LA Hitman 4

Finals:

 JACKALS 2 – Gogo13 7

 

Looking forward to the next event JACKALS will work for that eluding 1st place…

JACKALS is proud to announce that with the continued support of DYE and Paintball Jackal they plan to continue participating this 2014 season in the LMP (Liga Mexicana de Paintball) which is the largest and most important league held in Mexico and in the AFPL (Almost Famous Paintball League); moving up the ranks…

Thanks to DYE and Paintball Jackal this project is growing in which through hard work and its sponsors JACKALS not only expects to better them self’s but contribute to the sport we love and its positive image…

Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Jackalsteam

 

 

Dye teams dominate the fierce Latin American EPPL series.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

December 13-15 was the fourth and last event of the 2013 Ecuadorian Professional Paintball League (EPPL) and it was held in the capital city of Quito. Being held in the middle of the mall  San Luis Shoppin, this was good to have a great attendance from public, this EPPL event had double importance because it will decide the overall rankings in all  of the divisions. 30 teams register, we had a showdown, the games were as fierce as paintball could get.  Really aggressive games, great points and plays.

The event begun Thursday with a press meeting and meet and greet with Marcello Margot, Oliver Lang and the South American Dream Team.  The Dream Team continue the pursuit of their dream to become the first Latin America PRO TEAM. DYE was present on the event as always with the spectacular DYE booth offering all the 2014  DYE products and the best paint in the Market. The Dye Paint truck was full of people unloading paint one after another.  DYE teams Dominated the event in almost every Division, DYE team Zurikatas were playing in their home field  CQB Paintball Field and had their home crowd in the stand cheering from them and their younger teams.

Zurikatas, one of  DYE’s flagship sponsored teams in Ecuador, were on fire and went undefeated  directly to  the finals. and were waiting for the winner between the other DYE ‘s Sponsor team Evolution and  the Latin AmericanDream Team. Like all the finals this year in the top division was between both DYE teams, Zurikatas took this final with a score 4- 0 against Evolution. Zurikatas also won the Series and overall 2013 Championship .

Division 3 had a similar outcome, with Zurikatas Silver going undefeated directly to the finals, In the finals Zurikatas Silver matched up against Inka Killers, from Lima Peru (also a DYE team). In the final the local team Zuriktas Silver won 4-0 and with that took the championship and also the series and overall Championship 2013.

Division 5 had more DYE teams on the podium, Evolution PB School took first place.  Third place was taken by local team APF. Third place was enough to give APF the series and overall 2013 D5 championship in their first year.

Congratulations to all the teams that made the EPPL QUITO and the season such a success. The 2013 EPPL season is over, but the 2014 EPPL Season starts in February.  So, If you love to travel and play paintball don’t miss this event.

Final standings QUITO
D2
1st Zurikatas (DYE TEAM)
2nd Evolution (DYE TEAM)
3rd Latin American DREAM TEAM
D3
1st Zurikatas SIlver (DYE TEAM)
2nd InkaKillers (DYE TEAM)
3rd Monosalvajes
D4
1st Anonymous
2nd Delta Force
3rd Iguana
D5
1st Evolution PB School (DYE TEAM)
2nd Delta Force
3rd APF ( DYE TEAM)

 

Series Ranking EPPL 2013:

D2

1st Zurikatas (DYE TEAM)
2nd Evolution (DYE TEAM)
3rd Monosalvaje

D3
1st Zurikatas SIlver (DYE TEAM)
2nd Evolution Kids (DYE TEAM)
3rd Monosalvajes

D4
1st Delta Force
2nd Iguana
3rd Animal

D5
1st APF (DYE TEAM)
2nd Delta Force
3rd Evolution PB School ( DYE TEAM)

 

Windsor Lockdown – 2013 CXBL Champions!

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Windsor Lockdown, DYE’s Canadian All-Star team, featuring some of the best players from Canada as well as Alex Goldman, Marcello Margott, Chad Busier, Jason Edwards, & Keith Brown, took home a fat $10,000 check after winning the 2013 CXBL Richmond Cup!

With a 13-4 season record, Lockdown and their stacked roster took home the gigantic CXBL Trophy, but most importantly they all earned the coveted CXBL Ring.

DYE would like to give a special thanks to Windsor Lockdown for representing us so well, and also to Premium Paintball, Next Paintball, Combat Pursuit Paintball, and the Brothers van Dorsser!

For more information on the CXBL be sure to visit www.XBall.com

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