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Hulk Recaps World Cup 2013

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

In the United States, World Cup comes to an end. World Cup is held annually in October outside of Orlando, Florida. Cup hosted more than four hundred of best teams from all 50 states and 35 countries. Thereby setting an absolute record for the competition which has been running for more than 10 years.

In addition to good weather and excellent organization of the event, we were also pleased to see:

1) Organizers went back to the standards of the field size of the 2010 season, which corresponds to the current European standards.

2) Revival of the 10man format, one of the oldest in the world of paintball formats.

Among the huge number of participants were two Ukrainian teams, Hulk Kiev and Freestyle Kiev. Hulk played in two formats. As usual in Race to 5, and new to the team, but not to the world of paintball format, 10 – Man.

The format of 10 man is distinguished by several features. First, there are no restrictions on the level – the player of any class from novice to Pro can be passed to rookie tournament. The field is much bigger than 5man. Most importantly, coaching is completely forbidden. All this makes the game much “slower”, but each player takes an independent decision and the teams with the problems in communication stand no chance of winning.

Team Hulk was able to adapt quickly enough to the game in this format and was able to win all six qualifying games, receiving the highest rate in the tournament – 96.5! For comparison, the next highest-ranking team scored only 82.16. After overcoming another preliminary round of the competition, which has become more difficult to win (Hulk is only one point ahead of his nearest rival, the U.S. team «PPS SFO») Hulk fell in the final group , consisting of four teams .

Pleased to note that in the final group, was one more representative of the post-Soviet space, the command Desperados from Russia. The remaining two teams “Tour deForce” and “Annihilators” represented the United States. In 10man players competed from such famous teams as Russian Legion, Ironman, CEP and others.

All participants in the final four were worthy of each other! Only the “Annihilators” with the help of a number of pro players could win all the matches. The other teams won and lost with varying degrees of success, very densely settled down in the final standings. Only a point separated second and third place! Fortunately, it was Hulk that took second place in the World Cup 2013! Desperados taking fourth.

Four sets of medals in the four years of participation in the World Cup. The first medal for Ukraine in the format of ” tens”. These are great achievements with which the team returned home from Orlando!

We would like to express our deep gratitude to the sponsors of the team; information – Autoradio and to DYE for the awesome equipment!

Also many thanks to the permanent leader and team captain, Iaroslav. Coach Alexander, and the permanent leader and inspirer of the pit team, Oksana. Thanks for all their hard work, as well as to all those who supported our team throughout the season!

2012 PSP World Cup Recap – Day 3

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Day 3 was full of excitement (and an unexpected wind storm) for the hundreds of teams and thousands of spectators at the 2012 PSP World Cup.  The pressure is on as teams are now fighting to move past the prelims and get in position to “#winworldcup.”

Two teams that definitely have a chance to go all the way are Tampa Bay Damage and the Los Angeles Ironmen.  Yet to lose a point at this event, the Ironmen have put up 14 unanswered points so far in the pro division, taking down Upton 187 cRew 7-0 today.  Sporting the brand new Ultralite playing gear, DM13′s, i4′s & Rotors, both Damage and Ironmen were able to keep their undefeated streaks and continue to dominate in the Pro division at this event.

Always willing to support their fans, the Dye booth hosted a massive poster signing and jersey giveaway for Los Angeles Ironmen.  Over 200 posters and 30 Ironmen jerseys were given away to the always loyal LA Ironmen fans from around the world!

We’ve got two more days of action left at this incredible event, so stay tuned for more photos here and tune in to www.PaintballAccess.com to watch the best in the world compete at the 2012 PSP World Cup!

Saturday Game Schedule:

Ironmen vs Impact 11:30am

Damage vs XSV 12:15pm

CEP vs Aftershock 2:30pm

Damage vs Ironmen 3:15pm

2012 PSP World Cup – Day 2 Recap

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Games have officially begun at the 2012 PSP World Cup, and the new DM13′s, Ultralite Pants/Jerseys, and C13 are looking fresh!

Tampa Bay Damage and Los Angeles Ironmen got off to a great start today, both winning their matches convincingly.  Damage took down Upton 187 cRew 7-3 and the Ironmen breezed through Seattle Thunder 7-0.

The real story of the day was Chattanooga CEP, as they came out STRONG against two very tough opponents, Moscow Red Legion and X-Factor.  CEP had the advantage on the Russians early, keeping the game close at 3-3.  Penalties unfortunately took the wind out of their sails, and they struggled to keep up their momentum, eventually losing 3-7.  Again versus X-Factor, CEP was able to get off to a great 2-2 start, but couldn’t stay consistent and lost 2-7.  CEP that they are able to compete with some of the toughest teams in paintball, but their inability to stay consistent late in matches is keeping them from making their first Sunday appearance after entering the pro division.

In the afternoon, there was a massive line outside of the Dye Booth for all of the fangs from around the world who wanted to snag some free posters and T-Shirts from Tampa Bay Damage.  The star-studded team is always happy to show their fans love, and will be doing multiple signings throughout the event!

Tomorrow we’ve got a full line up of games, with Damage taking on Thunder, CEP playing Houston Heat, and Ironmen against Upton 187 cRew late in the afternoon.  Be sure to tune in to www.PaintballAccess.com to check out the matches live via the most professional webcast in paintball, hosted by Matty Marshall & co.