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Hard2Overcome Reports on Round Four of PAVS

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

PAVS Round 4 in Victoria, Australia

August 28th, 2013

by Craig McIver – Team Captain

Dye Sponsored team Hard2Overcome hit the road at 4.30am to head up to Cold Stream just outside of Healesville for round 4 of PAVS. The day started mixed with a strong win followed by disappointing losses. Picking up a couple of more wins heading into the lunch break the team went back to walking the field to look for more options.

First game back seen us take a fast point against Sydney S.W.A.T. followed by another win before dropping another game.  The final 2 games of the day seen a win and loss with the last being at the hands of Sydney S.W.A.T. in a very long game that seen some great gun battles and a lot of paint exchanged.

In the end the team finished with 5 wins and 5 losses, and although it was not a great day for the team we still managed to come away with 3rd.

Team Coach & Vice Captain Mark Renden said we will learn from mistakes that were made and prepare for the final round on 7th September. We once again want to thank our sponsors Dye and Devon Stutz for the great gear that never lets us down, and for producing the most consistent high grade tournament paint on the market “Dye CG paint rocks”.

Catch you all at Round 5, September 7th in Newborough for a huge day of paintball!

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RMG Bratislava Highlight Video

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Big thanks to HTMMediaChannel for sharing this great Highlight video of RMG Bratislava – SPL Millennium Series team as they fought their way to the quarter finals at the 2013 Campaign Cup!

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.

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Duckside Win GOLD at MY-NPL 3rd Leg

Monday, July 29th, 2013

My-NPL 2013 – 3rd Leg

photos by: KINGANGIMAGES

What can we say other than it was an awesome weekend! We are so overjoyed, we did our job well securing Gold in this 3rd leg of MY-NPL 2013. With this win we are ranked 1st at the Overall title in MY-NPL 2013. Champion for the second time is something that we can never do without the support and help from side line assisting us as crew. We hold extreme gratitude to all of them.

We fought hard indeed and around of applause to all opponents for the great games played as it were truly a good fight.

Once again, we humbly dedicate this win to all that has been standing behind us and supporting us, especially 89 Arena and DYE PAINTBALL. Without your support, we wouldn’t have been able to get this far. We, Team DuckSide, stay humble as we can and hope we have not offended anyone in our game. Even if we do, please forgive us as we do not have any ill intention as we may be under pressure and over focus to achieve a win. In the game, we may be opponent, but out of the field, any paintballers are buddies with the same passion and yes, we surely do like the Dye CG paint :)

Until then… keep paintballing and play safe, barrel socks on for now … cheers !! ~ Team Duckside

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.

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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)

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