Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Malaysia (Delta Rovers) vs Germany (Ramstein Instinct)
Iran (Datis) vs Malaysia (Delta Rovers)
*Videos from vigorpaintball
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
No over the phone confirmation of registrations. All entries must be paid through online or cheque only. Registration must be submitted 5days before the event date. Late entries will not be entertain. Changes in team rosters are allowed but need to send to MY-NPL HQ for Malaysian PaintBall Players' Council (MPPC) approval.
Closing Date: 27th July 2009.
Division I -RM900
Division II -RM500
Division III -RM400
Division IV -RM300 (Special)
How to Pay by Mail
Send Money Order, made out to Tactical Action Sdn. Bhd., to:
Tactical Action Sdn. Bhd.
MY-NPL'09 Event4 (Melaka -Team Registration)
25, Jalan Damar, SD15/1, Bandar Sri Damansara,
52100 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.
Tel: (+6..., Fax: (+6)03-6277 7711 (TA)/ (+6... (MAPAAC)
Be sure to include Team Name, Division, Captain's Name and contact information (Mailing address, phone and email address).
Event 4 (Melaka) Information
31st July - 1st - 2nd August 2009
1400hrs to 1900hrs Friday (Field Walking)
2000hrs to 2130hrs Friday (Team's Captain Meeting)
0800hrs to 1800hrs Saturday (Site closes at 2030hrs)
0800hrs to 1700hrs Sunday (Finals held on-site at approx. 1700hrs)
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Bandar Hilir, Melaka.
More information regarding MY-NPL coming event, please visit http://www.my-npl.org. Please stay tuned to the Events Info!
or contact: -
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Tel: (+6)03-6277 7555 / 7666 / 7779, Fax: (+6)03-6277 7711 (TA) / (+6)03-7960 4724 (MAPAAC)
Ms. Linda - (+6)016-332 3331, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. YP Wong - (+6)016-332 3370, (+6)019-983 3370, email@example.com
Monday, July 20, 2009
Results were in furiously last night and I didn't get update anything on it since I wasn't near a computer with a decent internet speed.
Basically, each country send their 'National Team' and compete with others in this first-time ever Paintball in the World Games, in hoping to get it into the main event.
The final results are as follows:
1 - Germany (Ramstein Instict)
2 - Australia (SWAT)
3 - Iran (Datis)
4 - Japan (Ku)
? - Malaysia? (any idea what our boys placing is?)
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
After a much needed rest the night before, we all woke up to the prospect of playing on Sunday - if we beat our opponents in the quaterfinals for both ICC and Millennium Cup. We were scheduled to play London Nexus (CPL) for our final Millennium Cup preliminary game and later on, our quaterfinals group B in the ICC.
Our game against London Nexus was around 8.30am and we're pretty much pumped out. It's always good to play higher ranking teams, especially CPL teams. You have so many things to learn. And this is definitely not an embarassment considering how low our standards are in Malaysia. It's an opportunity to learn, do it well and gain as much experience as we can get.
This time around, we were much prepared. Games started with heavy laning, sweet spotting and alot of 50 snake runs. We traded alot of bodies with Nexus. We were playing our hearts out and at the same time, we kept our awareness on might-be-hit shots - to stop getting silly penalties. Nexus snakeman, Jason Wheeler made the most damage from snake side and we lost the match 0-4.
What a beating, but what an experience! Andy finally reunited with his old buddy Jamie Abbot, who later gave him his jersey on Sunday after the game againts Chilli Peppers.
And so after finishing last in our Group E, we were out of the Millennium Cup and into the Millennium Shield pool. Next game at midday was against Marseille Icon, for our ICC quaterfinals game. Icon topped Group L and was one of the favourites to go into the top 4.
Later in the evening, we will play against Vision Klub. So we took the time to walk around the tournament venue and made some purchases from some of the vendors. Among us, we bought easily 3-4 pbfashion's headwraps!
While we still had time, we helped pitting for Stockholm Ignition when they were up against Mallorca Madness. The Swedes were there during our previous games to help out, so it's our turn now. It was an eye opening experience to see how they handled their games from the staging area point of view. Paint, water, clean pods, wiping cloths - all were managed very carefully. Ignition lost 3-4 to the Spaniards and were relegated to play Millennium Shield later on.
By midday, it was our ICC game against Marseille Icon (CPL) at the CPL field. We had help from both Ignition and Consilium Dei at our staging area. Extra pods, more paint, extra gun, extra hands, extra spotter & coach. The whole entourage! It felt really good not to have worry about other stuffs and you can really focus on your game play.
This time around, we made the same mistakes again. We got ourselves penalties each and every game and it's hard to get back into the game, especially against Icon. You have to stay clean of penalties to at least stand a chance of getting any points from them, and in fact any other teams. Icon made really light work of us and stomped to a 4-0 win. That was our final game for ICC and the end of it.
We also heard that Bullets simply didn't showed up for their quaterfinals game and gave away a walkover. Lucky break for Demonz Red. They went on the semis and got smashed by Joy and still ended up on the podium.
By 5pm we were already preparing our quarterfinals game against Vision Klub (D2) at JT field. Vision has a CPL team called Vision PPC Grenoble, so we already know we're into a very tough match. We welcomed back Walter Troost back into our roster and were looking forward for a win.
At the buzzer, we started evenly. Gs on the break and alot of holding our lanes and zones. We lost the first game and came back to tie 1-1 on the second game. Vision Klub then stepped up their game and won two straight points and took the lead 1-3. By this time, we made some drastic changes and went for more aggressive approach. The plan worked as we grabbed two straight points to tie the match 3-3.
On the decisive game, a delay in referee calling a few Vision player out were the keys to our downfall. We lost in a very tight game. We made some in field protest, but decisions were final. Vision Klub goes through. Our dream had end.
It was fun while it lasted.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Woke up in the morning feeling the 'jet-lag' setting in. But, to come all the way from Malaysia, some 10,000kms away, we didn't let this minor set back affects our tournament. It only made us more determine to go out there, get some experience and to soak up on the atmosphere of one of the most glamorous venue for european tournament paintball - the Millennium Paintball in Paris.
After a quick check on the teams schedule, here's what our team's draw looked like.
Inter Continental Cup
Chilli Peppers Riga (CPL)
Budapest Bullets (CPL)
Macdev Ronin (D2)
Assala Libreville (D?)
London Nexus (CPL)
2easy Warsaw (D1)
Ronins PBW Haguenau (SPL)
Macdev Ronin (D2)
Very tough looking bunch of teams for both cup, but we take it as a learning experience with everything to gain. Some of us are first timer playing this format and certainly this is a chance not to be missed.
Our first game started at around 12.30pm midday (that's what they call afternoon around here) and we were to play D1 team, 2easy Warsaw. We were pretty much handicapped at the beginning - we had only one pit crew between us and that's it. Of course Amber is our spotter doing a great job everytime. So, we knew its going to be a struggle. But, dreams are made of these and we presevered.
At the buzzer, our first ever millennium game went on. Just under 5 minutes, we were 3 points down. We had so many penalties that really made the damage. A quick change of game plan, we adapted to their game and started to impose our powerplay. That worked well and we came back 3 straight points to tie at 3-3!. But, on the deciding point, experience proved to be leverage as 2easy wrapped it up to win 3-4.
After the game, we gathered some inputs from the head ref (Fred) and from our friends of Stockholm Ignition and Consilium Dei Zurich on how to deal with penalties and the overall game play. We had like 6 more hours before our next game - ICC.
After checking with the officials, we were shocked to find out that we had to play 3 teams in 1 hour and on different fields! The teams we had to play were Assala, Bullets and Chilli Peppers. All in 1 hour, and we're the last game of the day on SPL (Activision) and D1 (Dye) fields!
So, we headed on the the Dye field to meet up with Assala Libreville from Gabon. We steam-rolled over them 4-0 and quickly pack our stuffs and moved to the other side of the field to meet up with Bullets. When we got there, we asked the head ref for an extra 5 mins break to prepare ourselves - mind you, we had no time to reload our pods, wipes or even drink from our previous game with Assala!
We saw Ollie, Pete U and the rest of Bullets waited for us and looked bored. LOL! Blame the officials for messing up our schedules. This match was even tougher, especially Bullets is one of the most consistent team in Europe and with Ollie and Pete U in their roster, we can only expect total annihilation.
Again, we started by going down 0-3. We made some changes and got two points back. But, you can never beat a team like Bullets without years of experience in European Paintball. The final score was 4-2 win to Bullets. Buy hey, we stole two points from them. And I think I saw Bart Blonski on the sideline, being injured and all. Apparently, the 2 points we got against Bullets became widely known among our international friends. That was awesome.
Next, we moved our stuff again to the Dye field after a quick greet-and-hug with Bullets. Chilli Peppers riga were waiting looking as bored as Bullets previously. By now, we were tired and thirsty. After asking for another extra 5 minutes to rest and prepare, we were all set for our last game of the day. Our body language said it all. We were slouching and staring into space - basically tired.
On the buzzer we changed into our 'battle mode' and played our hearts out. We traded bodies back and forth, getting Gs on the break - we did everything we could, but we still lost 0-4 to the eventual ICC champions. By this time, the clock was at 9.30pm and we played 14 points in 1 hour - more or less. (More in-depth game coverage here)
Dead beat tired but happy.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Later in the tournament, I noticed that only the Draxxus field was in poor condition. All the other fields were in superb condition!