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Aisawan takes 1st at PALS Thailand!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

We, AISAWAN Team, joined PALS THAILAND tournament 2014. We are expecting a high achievement since we got only 2nd place and 4th place in the last two times before. Those experiences pushed us to work harder, spent more time practicing and planning strategy.

Also we got 4 championships from another tournament previously, therefore it quite encouraged our teammates to do the best for PALS tournament this year.

First round, did not go well, but it wasn’t too late. We adjusted our strategy and made improvements. It was rewarded in the next round, on and on, until finally we made it. Championship was our achievement as expected for all of our hard work!

This made our 5th championship of this year. We are looking forward and won’t stop for another chance to complete for Aisawan’s legend and glory!

Thank you to ‘Dye’, for our great equipment support all along.

POP

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STK overcome their Achilles heel in Thailand

Friday, April 11th, 2014

I’m flying home from the first round of the PALS in Bangkok, Thailand. We finished third. This is has been our best showing in Thailand, with it typically being our Achilles heel. Despite this, it feels like a very disappointing 3rd place. In previous years, I’d felt grateful to just make it to the top 4. I don’t think I’d felt like we were playing good enough to win before. But this time we were and it just slipped away in one, hot, overtime point in the semi finals.

The prelims are tense at PALS with none of the teams being a walkover. The majority of our games were close with us winning 4 games and losing 2 to Xtioneers and Raskal. The same Raskal that was on the precipice of winning WCA showed up to play, and the 3 games we had against them throughout the tournament were definitely our most grueling.

Quarterfinals consisted of two games, with us facing off against Demonic and Raskal. We were able to smarten up our game plan from a definitive loss to Raskal in the prelims and come away with 2-quarter final wins, leaving us to face off against Asiawan in the semifinal.

We got penalties early in the match against Asiawan and quickly went down 0-2. Back at full strength, we were able to make a comeback and tie the game up at 2-2 and take the game into and overtime point. In this critical point, Rambo took a ball that bounced of another bunker early on, quickly followed by Farran and and Devon getting shot. This left Trav and I in a 2 vs. 5 against an Asiawan that smelt blood. We were able to slow them down for a few minutes but were eventually picked off, advancing Asiawan to the finals, which they won. This left us to verse Raskal again in the playoffs for 3rd and 4th.

It was a slow and technical match against Raskal again with communication and hiding being the key at the beginning of the points against their strong back gunners. We went up 2 points, and then they came back 2 points to tie the match with just under two minutes on the clock. We went into the next point knowing it would be the decisive point. Rambo was able to dink their dorito player on the hopper and draw a penalty, blowing out their dorito side. So Farran and I advanced down that side and we won the point with 5 seconds left on the clock, awarding us the 3rd place.

The infrastructure at the field was excellent and the event organizers were very helpful and accommodating having us over for our 5th Thailand event.

I’m glad we had Dye Ultralight gear as on Friday we played in 45 degrees and high humidity. Our DM14s were on point as usual and anything we needed, Dye was there to support us.

We’d also really like to thank Michelle who coached us all weekend and did a great job, as well as Milad, Preecher, Dennis, Amber and anyone else who helped us out in the pits!

We’d also like to shout out to our home field that some of us have played at for close to 10 years now — WASP Paintball in Perth, and our paintball parents, Brad and Christine.

- Dan Woods

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Team Aisawan sets the pace for the 2014 season!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Speed Aisawan

During the past weekend, 8 – 9 February 2014, we were involved in one of Thailand’s biggest paintball events “Thailand Paintball Official Circuit”, the first event of the year.

Day 1 started off early in the morning with high hopes and enthusiasm. We played against 3 opponents but the results didn’t go as planned. The first round continued into Day 2 where we were back on track by winning both games in the morning and were able to go through to the semi final round ranked 4th overall. Our opponent for the semi final round was Virgin Aisawan who we lost to in Day 1. However we stuck to our game plan and beat them 2-0, which brings us to the final round of TPOC event meeting with team Hornet from Chonburi. With a little tradition, for TPOC’s final game; names were announced, gears ready and game on. The score ended with 2-0, game over, champion by team Speed Aisawan.

To sum up, the event has brought us great joy and experience. 2014 await and we’ll never stop practicing until our goals are accomplish.

We would like to thank the event organizers and all supporters. A big thank you to Mr. Acha Aisawan, and DYE

- Tanachate Sirima (team Speed Aisawan)

Team Duckside Grabs 2nd Place at PALS Thailand – Bangkok

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

PALS Thailand 2013… by Daniel Thong

“Our first PALS Thailand 2013, was an amazing experience, remembered it as fun, nerve-racking and an adrenaline pumping voyage. We appreciated each other’s efforts for making the trip a successful one.

Bangkok on the first day was like a bunch of walking zombies taking the earliest Air Asia flight out and it was our excitement that overrides our heavy-eyes and this magnified in greater altitude when the plane touched the soil of Thailand. We quickly hopped on a taxi and head on the Palazzo Hotel.

The next morning, all paint ballers were arranged with busses to the PALS battle ground and the journey was only 8 to 10mins, depending on the traffic. We were quite impressed with the fields set up as they were huge, spacious and well organized.

The pre-lims were a marathon race for us. We were all exhausted under the scorching sun but managed to ranked 7th place, pushing our way into the Top 12.

Moving from Top 12 securing 2 winnings and lost 1 during round robin enabled us to Top 8 battling against team Japan (Nippon United) winning score of 2-0 stepping nearer to our goal. In the semi-finals, we played against team Australia (Rogue Assassins) and it was a close fight with the last man standing, winning critical points of 1-0 entering the final.

The final was scheduled pretty much later on the same day and the weather was unpredictable. It was sunny and hot in the morning then cloudy in the afternoon and much later, pouring rain. Still, the game moved on and we had Team Iran (Griffin) battling for the champion. There’s only one word to describe the final, “WOW!”

The moment we had been waiting for finally came through. We took a deep breath counting the last 10 seconds with our eyes fixed on our next intended position; our fingers on the trigger, ready to shoot; our tired legs gripped firmly on ground, ready to pound and run; our body, soul and mind were fixated all at once in this few minutes against Team Iran. Suddenly, marshals’ shouted game on and there we were, shooting our opponents with all our might.

Unfortunately, favor for the champion was not on our side but to Team Iran instead. In the end we were the 1st runner up. Despite the lost for the champion title, we had a good quality game and gained priceless experience. We felt great that we had gone this far in this first PALS and felt joy knowing that we had great supporters who helped us through the finals.

The day ended with heavy rain in the arena as if the sky knew we needed a bath desperately. Last bus arrived just in time to fetch us back to the hotel as we had another event to attend that evening – The player’s night…..

Yup, celebration was on, at the SLIM in RCA, one of the best chill’ax places in Bangkok. It could not be more appropriate to celebrate PALS in SLIM, together with players all over the globe. We had fun enjoying ourselves with the live band and the F&B there.

Time was clicking away nearly entering Monday and we had MC on stage preparing for the price giving. Claps and cheers lasted almost 30mins for winning teams to the podium and we heard Team Duckside being called next… we sincerely thank to DYE Paintball for their high quality equipments, 89 Arena paintball and KCHL Paintball.

So for PALS Thailand 2013 the final result as such:

1st- Griffin (Iran)
2nd- Duckside (Malaysia)
3rd- Rogue Assasins (Australia)
4th- Blueblood (Thailand)”

Infernal & STK: 1-2 Finish at 2012 World Cup Asia

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

PALS never fails to put on a spectacular final event, with one of the classiest venues and extreme PR initiatives in paintball, the 2012 World Cup Asia on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia was a major success to say the least.

Dye is proud to announce that two of our flagship Asian teams, Team Infernal of Thailand and Team STK of Australia, met in the finals in Division 1 and brought both the gold and silver medals home to their trophy cases.  Both teams rolled through the prelims and kept their momentum going up until their epic finals match, which ended 4-2 in Infernal’s favor.

Infernal and STK not only competed at WCA, but also had the privilege of competing for the Inter Continental Cup, a division of it’s own that featured some of the most legendary teams in paintball like TonTon and Dynasty.  Despite the intense competition, Infernal finished strong with a fourth place finish, adding yet another accomplishment to their long list of success in the world of competitive paintball.  Congrats guys!

Infernal: WCA Champions Division 1, 1st overall in the PALS Series, and third runner up at the Inter Continental Cup

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STK: WCA 2nd Place Division 1, 2nd overall in the PALS Series

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For more information on World Cup Asia visit www.paintballworldcupasia.com/

Photo credit goes to: Mary Walker

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