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STK’s emotional roller coaster at WCA ’13

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

I felt a lot of promise for us leading up to WCA 2013. We managed to recover from our misstep at the start of the year, closing out the PPL series with 3 consecutive wins, a 7man win and a big international win mid-year at the second leg of the PALs (and $6k prize money if I need to remind you, omg).
In retrospect now though, there were some chinks in the armour. I’d developed a consciousness of who was better than others on the team. Whether my opinions/inferences were valid doesn’t matter because this kind of thinking is totally destructive in paintball. I lost sight of building the team and saw it more as a finished product entitled to do some winning. Some of our players improved more than others this year. I think I lost a bit of humility this time and for the first time I felt frustrated that I had to perceive some players as less capable on the team. I could have been more coaxing and nurturing. But rather I enjoyed playing strong at training. In previous years I’ve felt that if I’m consistently playing well at training, something is wrong. Usually the team is so good that it’s hard to be good week in week out.
But these are just my musings and perhaps not even relevant. Maybe we could have won WCA even with my new-found attitude. Actually, we went through WCA pretty standard. Finished the prelims 4-2, a normal kind of position for us to go forward on. On Saturday, we played a game against Beeswaxers and lost, only to come back 15 minutes later in our first top 8 game and win 4-0 against them. I felt good about that, but it wasn’t a team effort. We played the same 5 guys the whole way through. I’d softened to the “starting five” approach, which I now think was perhaps a mistake.
Following this, we had to play Infernal and then Datis. Infernal beat us 2-4. Datis beat us 1-4. I wish I could say we lost outright, but WE WERE PLAGUED BY PENALTIES. The majority of the time, I feel the reffing is great at PALs events. But there were some outright weird calls going on. Like, I got a bounce off my head, pointed to my head to the ref right next to me, and he just instantly pulls a penalty? I wasn’t even hit in the first place, and second, I didn’t even shoot/move/do anything after I got the bounce on me other than ask for paint check. Of the 11 points we played against Datis and Infernal, only in 3 points we didn’t get a penalty. Something was really wrong with the reffing because I seriously hope we are not stupid enough to legitimately get that many penalties.
Regardless, this sent us onto the quarter finals to play Datis. We had about 0 confidence at this point. It felt like we couldn’t even blink without getting a penalty. Stiffla even sat himself and didn’t even play a point because he felt like he couldn’t get into the game without getting a penalty. And that was it. We went down 1-4 to Datis and missed out on a top 4 finish at WCA for the first time. I feel disappointed. And I did feel bitter. But I think some good can come from it like it did at Thailand at the beginning of the year. If satisfaction is the death of desire, then this is about the farthest point from being satisfied that we can be. I can also say now that the evidence is insurmountable that STK doesn’t win on individual players being good. We win when we are a team.
If I want more from players I’m just going to tell them rather than scoring them against each other in my head. I’m going to be totally transparent in my thinking and go back to the “family” mindset. That’s my off-season goal anyway. Having no hierarchy has got us this far and slipping from that has given us nothing.
Click here to see STK in action at WCA! –>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJgKfCTZLzs

Dynamix take 1st at World Cup Asia in Langkawi!!!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Dynamix have had a very successful year with a dominant performance in the SARPL series in South Africa. However, being the
competitive team that they are, they weren’t satisfied with success in their local series and decided to head over to Malaysia for
the World Cup Asia event so they could test their metal against the best teams in Asia. This was their first event in Asia and the
team went over focused and well prepared, they ended up winning the event!! Craig Marley from Dynamix gave us this report:

After a tiring 27 hours of travel from South Africa,
the team finally landed in the beautiful Langkawi
We were greeted by the pleasant and friendly Dye staff,
Devon and Ellen who handed over to us 2 Big Boxes of
Dye goodies with one of them being the all new powerful
DM14 along with the new Formula 1 Purple C14 gear – Purple Power! :)

Our first day we dominated all our prelim games.
We rocked with the new DM14′s straight out the box.
The feel of the gun was very different to the DM13
giving us more gun control and accuracy when laning.
Due to the new positioning of the fore grip and no
Microcline, making it easier to swop hands.
The gun is very smooth and gave us good air efficiency.

In the semi’s we played against Lost Boys, it was a tough
game but we ended up beating them 3-2 with one second left on the clock.
Our next game against Datis we beat 4-1. Which took us to the finals facing Rascals.

What a fight! penalties were flying everywhere. We were down 3-1,
only to dig deep and never give up! We won 4-3!!

 

Thanks to everyone that helped and to all our friends, family
and supporters sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the scores

Much love

Very importantly, Thanks to Dye for the great gear and the best gun ever – DM14!!
And thanks to South Africa Blades n Triggers and Haviannas.
Also thx to STK for all there help, was also good to see all the Dye teams working together,
One big happy family ;)

Check out the video of the final:

Aisawan takes 1st at TIPC in Bangkok!

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

We, Aisawan Team, joined the TIPC tournament that took place at Tab Chang, Bangkok. This time we were quite less prepared due to the timing. With only 2 weeks training, we did not play that well in the first round, which we later had a team discussion to improve our strategy.

On the second day our game was getting better.

Unfortunately it was not good enough to bring us directly through the final round. So we had to work hard for another match to pass this round. But it was worth the effort! We won the game and with that, got 1st place!

It was a great tournament to compete in and we gained very valuable experience

At last, thank you to DYE for the great support with all of our professional equipment. We are always confident in the quality and safety throughout the match.

 

Aisawan Team Captain

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Team Mad Bunnies – MY-NPL Division 3 Overall Champs!

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Team Mad Bunnies Event Report

My-NPL 2013 Event 4

“Mad Bunnies – The Team towards Success!”

After a success in event 3, the team entered the event with enough preparation and training. With our coach, training began 1 month before the event. The moral of the team was in top shape and we had a great atmosphere between teammates. A few game plans were formulated, combining all of the skill and training that we had learned from our coach throughout the year.

4th Leg in Melaka with total of 18 teams. For Mad Bunnies, we just focused on our game and played as planned. My-NPL new challenger Speed Kid from the Kingdom of Thailand came with an impressive background. Macdev Outlaws from Singapore, Yin Yang and Sakai Titans have been our rival in My-NPL from the 1st Leg till 4th Leg. Duckside 2 was also a new team in My-NPL for this Leg.

The team played 5 preliminary games and the results are as follows:

PRELIMINARY GAMES (BRACKET E)

TEAM NAME

SETS WON

SETS LOST

ACCUMULATED POINTS

ACCMUMULATED WIN/LOSS

Speed Kid

2

1

2

+2

Macdev Outlaws

2

1

4

+4

Yin Yang

2

0

6

+6

Sakai Titans

2

1

8

+8

Duckside2

2

0

10

+10

Finishing as champions of Bracket E booked us a spot in the Quarter Finals where we were pitted against Team Kejahatan. Winning this round already secured us the Overall Champion for Division 3 year 2013, but our tournament is not over yet. We keep our focus for the next game until the finals.

 

The elimination round results are as follows:

QUARTER FINALS 2

TEAM NAME

SETS WON

SETS LOST

ACCUMULATED POINTS

ACCMUMULATED WIN/LOSS

Kejahatan

2

1

2

+2

SEMI FINALS 1

TEAM NAME

SETS WON

SETS LOST

ACCUMULATED POINTS

ACCMUMULATED WIN/LOSS

Sakai Titans

2

0

2

+2

Saturday was a clean sheet match for Mad Bunnies. But Sunday was a different day. In the finals, we will meet up with team Budu Boys, a team we have yet to meet. We do some observation before our game and found that they won the last two games with score 1-0 and we made a conclusion that this team will try their best to gain the 1st point and hold the 2nd sets. Our coach’s best advice is to get the 1st point and make our opponent struggle to get their 2nd point. The team did their job and we manage to secure our 1st point with an excellent plan. Next we just need to get some G’s and made the right moves. In the middle of the game, Dorito side was having some difficulty to push up as there is no one in this side. Here comes the inserts from snake side who managed to stay alive to keep pressure on the Dorito side, finishing up the game with a tremendous victory.

FINALS

TEAM NAME

SET WON

SET LOST

ACCUMULATED POINTS

WIN/LOSS

Budu Boys

2

0

2

W

This awesome week ends for team Mad Bunnies when we are crowned as 4th Leg Champion for Division 3 and Division 3 Overall Champion year 2013. Mad Bunnies is the only team in My-NPL to get the Double Champion title for year 2013.

We were lucky the DYE tech was on hand to keep our gear in tip-top and competitive condition. A special shout-out is due to Mr Weili Wu for such a great job that he did with the markers. In our final game we manage to try the DM 14 from Mr Weili Wu and the result speak for itself. Thanks to DYE for the endless support and we are looking forward to wearing C14 and shooting the superb DM 14 in year 2014. Let’s Do IT Again For Next Year!!! Special thanks for our lovely manager Dzul King for always supporting a good atmosphere and great moral in every player for every game.

We had a great event with fast greens and great venue. It was a finale not to be forgotten, with many sweet memory for the year 2013. Till we meet again in year 2014 with more challenge to come.

From all of us in Mad Bunnies.

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Team Duckside dominates World Cup Asia!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

WCA, 2013. What more can we say about this awesome meet up? A good time was had by all. It is especially important for us to remember this year with a different attitude; it is a triumphant year for team Duckside.

Last year was great but this year, we were absolutely overwhelmed with our success and achievements. We were given 3 top prizes in a row, the Overall Champion 2013, WCA Champion 2013 and the Best Performance Team. Looking back the time when we were amateur in paintball, training and learning from the bigger boys to who we are now. Rome was not build in one day and yes, our commitment and sacrifices paid off eventually.

Three days battle and in the end, we screamed, we cried, and we hugged with joy and gratification after we won our final game against team Virgin from Thailand. There were no amounts of words to describe how happy we were at that moment.  The adrenaline pumping excitement and the cheers from crowds will always be remembered and cherished deep in our hearts.

Our excitement and joy were heightened even more at the prize giving ceremony. Hearing Team Duckside being called to the stage and the crowds cheering and clapping their hands, we walked up the stage with honour and tried every moment not to trip on our steps. Holding on to all prizes we had, we were indeed feeling proud. Teammates took turns snapping photos and posting them on social network. Players greeted congratulations to each other and the feelings were indescribable.

Having said that, there are few individuals we would like to give thanks to. Without their support and guidance, Team Duckside would not be who we are now. 1st Thanks to our Main sponsor 89Arena paintball (the best indoor paintball field in Aisa) and DYE Paintball for their trust and support to us. The C13 series of gear has seriously given us a boost in and out of the field. DM13 has once again maintained accuracy and consistency throughout the tournament and gave us the advantage to dominate most of the games. Thanks KCHL paintball also for believing in us and to all the teams that came and help us, our precious Crews ,Marshalls.

In closing, we give thanks again to all sponsors and the organizer for this fun filling event. Surely WCA 2014 will be another great year for all.

A round up of our achievements in this WCA 2013:

Team Duckside Crowned as 2013

1.Naza World Cup Asia Paintball CHAMPION
Prelims:

Vs One Blood (MY) 2-0 Win
Vs Ignite paintball(MY)2-0 Win
Vs Sandakan Destroyer 2-1 Win
Vs Pandamonium (MY)2-1 Win
Vs Azodin ST (Taiwan) 2-1 Win

Top 16:
Vs Madev outlaws (Singapore)2-0 Win
Vs Octane 671(Guam) 2-0 Win
Vs Hooligans (MY) 2-0
Top 8:Knockout
Vs CMX Hamoon(MY) 2-0 Win
Semin Final:
Vs Octane 671 (Guam) 2-0 Win
Final:
Vs Virgin (Thailand) 2-0 Win

2.Naza World Cup Asia Paintball
OVERALL CHAMPION YEAR 2013

3.Naza World Cup Asia Paintball
BEST PERFORMANCE MALAYSIAN PAINTBALL TEAM

 

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