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WAIAKILL Enters the UWL with DAM’s & DM14′s

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

For the first time, WAIAKILL – DyeTactical, entered into a UWL tournament  in Ecuador. It was an awesome experience and will fully recommend it to any team.

Although it was an introductory version, most of the UWL rules were applied. There were a couple rules that were totally different to what we are used to in other woodsball/tactical tournaments like TacTen. No ramping and 10 bps were probably the ones that shook us most. First-strike rounds weren’t allowed as well.

The tournament was played at ‘Cerro del Muerto’ (translated Hill of the Dead) in Playas, Ecuador which is a desert environment. There was a lot of sand, dry bushes and a dry river that crossed the field and served as trenches. Our DyeCam gear was perfect for this location as we blended with the enviroment.

We started our first match against Team Dragones. We grabbed 2 out of 4 flags within the first three minutes. A couple minutes later we conquered the third flag, giving us a bit more confidence. At the last re-entering in the 14th minute we went all in and conquered the 4th flag at the other teams starting point. This gave us all the points available.

Our next game was played against Iguana Clan, which had a similar result to the first game. Then we had to face Rojo Tactical Team with was a little bit tougher but still won it.

Our Dye Dam’s, Dm13′s and Reflex’s performed flawlessly in this tough terrain. One of our teammates had the honor of playing with his DM14 which recently arrived with our Dye Dealer Luis Neira from World Cup a couole days before.

The final game we had to face Team Dragones which in the global scoring came up in 2nd place advanced to finals. WAIAKILL ended up first with a big difference in points from the second place, but the final match resets the points to zero.

The final game was a tough one, but the points won by our scout when he grabbed the first flag and never losing the second flag gave us the victory.  We used Dye CG paint which gave us an advantage over other teams.

UWL format is very interesting and fun and we recommend it for any woodsball/tactical player that enjoys  mission oriented tournaments.
For pics and vids of this and other tournaments follow us @waiakill on Instagram, Tweeter, Facebook and YouTube.

Keep on balling!!

-Derrick Moncayo

 

Marcello Margott Wins CCP Event #3 in Colombia

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

CCP #3 – Medellin, Colombia

 by Marcello Margott

Photos by: 100% Paintball

One of the most enthusiastic paintball communities I have been to. My trip to Colombia was nothing short of amazing. It started out with an over night flight to Miami where I had a nice 6 hour layover, those are always fun. I took a nap in the Lounge and tried to hold in my excitement of getting to South / Central America for paintball for the first time. I didn’t know what to expect, what sort of venue they would have, the talent level, how friendly the people were, this was all a new experience for me and I couldn’t wait to see what was in store. After my long wait I finally got on the plane, here we go, next stop, COLOMBIA!

I landed Wednesday night around 8pm and got picked up by our friend Tito who plays for one of the DYE teams down there. He took us back to our massive house, I was amazed when we pulled up. This place was a Colombian mansion villa style that I fell in love with. We had juke boxes, pool tables, outdoor verandas with fountains and everything. This was the real deal. It had been a long travel day so I set my things down and decided to take a shower. I was in for a rude awakening when I was told that we didn’t have any hot water! So, I say whatever,  when in Rome right? Or Colombia.. So I turn the water on and hop in. This must have been the coldest shower I had ever taken in my life. It felt like jumping into one of my ice baths that I prepare for my knee. Nonetheless it felt good to get clean and go eat some authentic Colombian food.

We spent a few days traveling the city and seeing Medellin. I must say, it was pretty cool being able to walk freely in a city that was once ruled by Pablo Escobar. What they had to overcome is astonishing and I feel blessed to have had such a safe trip to this beautiful country. The team took us all around the main spots of downtown Medellin and let us fulfill our wanderlust for the night, but work would start early the next morning.

Friday I woke up, excited to meet everyone at the clinic. I always love to see what type of players show up because there is so much talent across the world. I always go to a clinic hoping to find at least 1 kid that really has what it takes to become a pro. This clinic was filled with them. Everyone was dedicated to learning our program and using the techniques we gave them to improve.

We must have had about 20 participants and 100 spectators. It was crazy how involved everyone down there was and it was an honor to have people so interested in what I do. We wrapped up the day with some autographs and giveaways and everyone was more than thankful. I had an awesome time after we were done just hanging around the field with the players. Everyone there was really friendly and made us feel at home. Now that the clinic was over, it was time to win a tournament.

We went back to the house for a mellow night because we wanted to be fresh for the event. The league ran fairly smooth, although they could absolutely use some improvement with organization I thought everything went pretty well. The CCP seems to be a growing league down in South America and I’m excited to see how far they’ve come. We got through our two days of play and were in the finals, only dropping 1 point the entire tournament. Sure enough the team that beat us that 1 point would be the team we faced in the finals, where they scored another point but still lost 1-4 against us.

We won the tournament and suddenly the stands had completely emptied. Every single person inside the stadium was lined up to take pictures and have me sign autographs. It was truly an overwhelming feeling and it made me really think about how thankful I am to be in a situation where I can have such a positive influence on people because of paintball. I take my responsibility very serious and Colombia was an event that reminded me of everything this sport has given me. Traveling the world and doing what I love, cant beat that. Cant wait to get back down there and see how much it continues to grow in South America. Gracias amigos!

-Marcello #33

For more information on the CCP, be sure to check them out on Facebook HERE

Dye Teams Take Over EPPL in Ecuador

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

photos by: 100% Paintball

Last weekend was the second event of the Ecuadorian Professional Paintball League (EPPL) and it was held in the city of Cuenca. Being held in the middle of summer and many people on holiday, this EPPL event was relatively small compared to other events this year. But the quantity didn’t matter, the quality did, the games were as fierce as paintball could get. Really aggressive games, great points and plays.

The event was covered by 100%paintball who caught all the action. 100% paintball has quickly become the number One tournament coverage company in South America. They already cover, and report the biggest and best events in Venezuela, Colombia , and now Ecuador.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/100-PORCIENTO-PAINTBALL/294221951973?fref=ts

DYE was present on the event as always with the spectacular DYE booth offering all the latest 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.

Zurikatas, Ecuador, one of DYE’s flagship sponsored teams, helped take the completion to a new level. They won the D2 championship and Zurikatas Silver took second in D3. Another DYE flagship team, Evolution, Ecuador took 3 teams to the event and also had an amazing showing. Evolution in D2, Evolution Kids in D3 and Evolution Paintball School in D5.

Evo School and the Evo Kids took home the championships undefeated in D3 and D5, and Evolution took a second place in D2 against the unstoppable Team Zurikatas. All the DYE teams that took over the awards podium were eager to thank DYE for their continued great support, amazing paint, and their great shooting DMs.

Congratulations to all the teams that made the EPPL Cuenca such a success.

The EPPL’s next Event is the Guayaquil Open in September. If you love to travel and play paintball don’t miss this event.

Final standings

D2

1st Zurikatas (DYE TEAM)

2nd Evolution (DYE TEAM)

D3

1st Evolution Kids (DYE TEAM)

2nd Zurikatas silver (DYE TEAM)

D4

1st Delta Force

2nd Iguana Clan

D5

1st Evolution Paintball School (DYE TEAM)

2nd APF (DYE TEAM)

Dynamix & Max Lundqvist talk about the New Dye CG Paintballs

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Craig Marley, Team Dynamix and Max Lundqvist give their 2 cents on the new Dye CG Paintballs and how they are holding up in the extreme weather down in South Africa.

Check out Team Dynamix on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DynamixPaintball

 

DYE & Billy Wing Attending August CCP Event in Madellin, Colombia

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

PSP Affiliate league, CCP (Circuito Colombiano de Paintball) will be hosting their next event August 23-25 in Medellin, Colombia.

To help out our loyal customers, accounts, and teams the legendary Billy Wing will be attending the event!

Tech support will be offered to anyone using Dye products, and we look forward to seeing who the champion will be at this great tournament series.

For more information on the CCP visit www.FDPaintball.com or https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000989337938&fref=ts

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