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Friday, July 16, 2010

Cyberjaya Paintball Championship League (CPCL) - 10-11 July 2010 Results & Conclusions

The 3rd Leg of CPCL started off with more team this time around. A total of 17 Novice teams and 10 from Open Division. Here's the breakdown of the teams participated :-

Novice Division (WERD Format v3.2)
(1) Ying Yang
(2) Reaperz
(3) Semarak Api A
(4) Semarak Api B
(5) Technip Hardheaded
(6) Regimen 66
(7) CMX Badai
(8) Demolition X2
(9) KSM Paintballers
(10) Kayyos Charlie
(11) Starex
(12) G.L.A. (MMU)
(13) SSi (MMU)
(14) Genji
(15) Puppy Assasin
(16) The Girls (All Girls Team)
(17) Menos Grande

Open Division (WERD Format v5.2)
(1) RAZ Legion
(2) Republic CMX
(3) Dark Angels
(4) Kai Fan Killerz
(5) Exit Wound
(6) South Coast Enigma
(7) Xtioneers
(8) Rainforest Tigers
(9) Urban-X

CPCL uses WERD Format with a system designed by paintballers, this idea came about from Andrew Loh from Werdna Hol Sportz. As an avid paintballer himself, he knows how it's like playing in a paintball tournament. He has seen paintballers quitting the game due to it's high expenses when it comes to gearing up and following leagues. Therefore he thinks that a newer tournament structure should be setup to protect the paintballers. This is where WERD Format came up. One of the most appealing structure about the WERD Format is the Pool Money in the Preliminary Rounds. Teams ranked #1-#8 on Day 1 will be rewarded with cash money, which helps the teams to 'lighten' up their heavy expenses on Day 2. Winners ranked from #1 - #8 will share the percentage as follows (from the Pool Money) :

This is CPCL 2010 3rd Leg's Day 1 Ranking : (Pool money of Rm200.00/ team in OPEN Division) These funds are deducted from the Registration Fees of Rm700.00. With a total of 10 teams participation in OPEN Division, the Pool Money comes up to a total of RM2,000.00

Rank #1 : Team Flankers (30%)Rm600.00
Rank #2 : Team Xtioneers (25%) Rm500.00
Rank #3 : Team Kai Fan Killerz (15%) Rm300.00
Rank #4 : Team South Coast Enigma (10%) Rm200.00
Rank #5 : Team RAZ Legion (5%) Rm100.00
Rank #6 : Team Republic CMX (5%) Rm100.00
Rank #7 : Team Rainforest Tigers (5%) Rm100.00
Rank #8 : Team Urban-X (5%) Rm100.00

For NOVICE Division , a total of Rm1,700.00 collected from 17 teams. (Rm100.00 deducted from the Registration Fees of Rm500.00)

Rank #1 : Team Ying Yang (30%) Rm510.00
Rank #2 : Team Technip HardHeaded (25%) Rm425.00
Rank #3 : Team Reaperz (15%) Rm255.00
Rank #4 : Team The Girls (10%) Rm170.00
Rank #5 : Team Regimen 66 (5%) Rm85.00
Rank #6 : Team Genji (5%) Rm85.00
Rank #7 : Team CMX Badai (5%) Rm85.00
Rank #8 : Team Semarak Api A (5%) Rm85.00

WERD Format also introduces the Bonus Round One-On-One for the Top 8 qualifiers (Both Divisions). Teams will have to choose their best players to challenge the other 7 teams to win this round. Winner collects 1 Box of paintballs FOC(and other sponsored stuffs)from the organizers. For this 3rd Leg, the NOVICE Division was called off due to insufficient time, but the OPEN Division proceeds as usual. Here's the results :

Quarter-Final :
Game #1 : Team Flankers vs Team Urban-X : Winner Team Flankers
Game #2 : Team Xtioneers vsRainforest Tigers : Winner Xtioneers
Game #3 : Team Kai Fan Killerz vs Team Republic CMX : Winner Team Kai Fan Killerz
Game #4 : Team South Coast Enigma vs Team RAZ Legion : Winner Team South Coast Enigma

Semi-Final :
Game #5 : Team Flankers vs Team South Coast Enigma : Winner Team Flankers
Game #6 : Team Kai Fan Killerz vs Team Xtioneers : Winner Team Kai Fan Killerz (Touch Gate)

Game #7 : Team Flankers vs Team Kai Fan Killerz : Winner Team Flankers (Head Shot - Shooting from 1st Bunker)

Mr.Daniel from Team Flankerz also won the CPCL 2010 2nd Leg Bonus Round One-On-One. He was playing with Team Nemesis that time. Which makes him a 2 time One-On-One Champion!

Novice Division :
Team Ying Yang scored a perfect game (all wins) for Day 1, ranking them #1 for the preliminary rounds. Followed by Team Technip HardHeaded with only 1 lost. Team Technip HardHeaded put on a good show for this 3rd leg. Team Reaperz are coming in strong with 3 lost out of 10 games. It was a last minute decision from Team Reaperz to proceed with the 3rd leg, it wasn't their full lineup this time. It was an impressive gameplay from Team Reaperz with some new lineups.

Alot of new teams this time but they're giving those seasoned teams a hard time, as quoted by Jimmy from Team Ying Yang. Team The Girls make their first appearance with only 5 players with no reserves, not bad when they're ranked #4 overall in the prelims. Regimen 66 was ranked #5 overall, a very good position especially when they're recballers who've just starting to move into speedball tournaments. Team Genji (voted the Best Rookie Team) positioned themselves at #6! Better than some teams which played tournaments before.

Team Genji should be on everyone's 'watchout' list. New entry from the CMX family, Team CMX Badai came up to #7 followed by Semarak Api A at #8. Team Demolition X2 lost 5 games positioning them at #9 while Team Kayyos Charlie lost 6 games at #10. Team Puppy Assassin's 11th position and Team Semarak Api B's 12th position were determined with 4 wins in the prelims. Team KSM at #13 as this is their 1st paintball tournament with only 2 wins. Another rookie team Team Starex came close at #15. MMU players (Multi Media University) participated with 2 teams, Team SSi & Team GLA were ranked #14 & #16 respectively.

Team Menos Grande, which is also their first tournament got the 17th position. Team SSi & Team GLA pulled out on Day 2 which gives Team Menos Grande a slot in rank #15. Teams for this division are expected to increase as the playing format are very adaptable to the newer teams. The organizers are targeting a minimum of 25 teams for the 4th Leg.

(1) YIng Yang
(2) Reaperz
(3) Regimen 66
(4) CMX Badai

Open Division :
This 3rd leg is one of the most exited ever in CPCL 2010. The returning of Team RAZ Legion, which they missed out on the 2nd Leg did an impressive comeback this time. It was a close shave in the semi-finals with Team Flankers.(3 games played) Team RAZ Legion's plan just can't seem to penetrate Team Flankers wall. For every changed game plan made by Team RAZ Legion seems to be in Team Flanker's drawing board.

Flankers can adapt to any changes on and off the field, which makes them a tough team to crack. Another fast and aggressive team, Team Xtioneers with a strong lineup managed to grab the 1st Runner Up spot. Impressive gameplay from them, securing the 50s most of time and eliminating other teams with ease.

The final game between them and Team Flankers were played very carefully, they didn't even reach the 50s on the 1st game this time with most of them positioned themselves at the 10s and 20s, giving the Flankers an easy finish. For the 2nd game in the finals, after learning from their mistakes they're back to their original plan which is to secure the 50s on the break. 2 frontman from Xtioneers did managed to hold the 50s line but it seems like Flankers knows every corner of the field. Again, Flankers forced themselves up the field slowly taking down the Xtioneers one by one. There wasn't much Xtionners can do this time.

Team Kai Fan Killerz which consists of players mostly from Team Halloweens grabbed the 3rd Runner Up position, while Team RAZ Legion came up with 2nd Runner Up. Team Kai Fan Killerz won the 1st match with quite a tough fight. RAZ did make some aggressive moves but got shot out easily by the Kai Fan Killerz. The 2nd and 3rd game Team RAZ Legion showed them what's a seasoned team are made of. Kai Fan Killerz got mowed down one by one easily and while holding down their position. It was a good fight between these 2 teams. Entertaining too. Superb ending for a last minute setup team from Kai Fan Killerz.

It wasn't a smooth flowing day for Team Republic CMX, new lineups with some original players wasn't around to attend this leg giving them a weaker performance this time. They managed to get themselves into the 6th position. Team Dark Angels wasn't at their peak this time too, mainly due to the fatigue from recent tournaments and insufficient reserves. Team Urban-X shares the same fate as they're also out of reserve players, some of the games are played with only 6 players, with some injured players playing too. Mixture of new lineups at last minute is every team's nightmare, it pulls them down the ranks. There's isn't much choice but to play the game they all love. New entries from Team Rainforest, South Coast Enigma and Exit Wounds secured #7, #5 and #8 respectively.

Team South Coast Enigma is a mixture of other teams form Team Spunky Militia, players from FlashPoint Paintball Park, etc. Seasoned teams are impressed with their tight gameplay. Most of them are only playing Division 3 in other tournaments. Good turnout from them. Should be another team to watchout for soon. Rainforest Tigers, also another mix and match lineup team seems to be satisfied with their outcome knowing the teammates were playing together for the first time, without trainings. Team Exit Wounds were practically 'wounded' but managed to position themselves at 8th place, impressive for such a new team who is playing with the best teams in Malaysia.

The 4th leg of CPCL 2010 will see more newer entries as this format is quickly gaining popularity with it's unique playing format and structure.

(1) Flankers
(2) Xtioneers
(3) RAZ Legion
(4) Kai Fan Killerz

Special Thank You to Mr.Fairuz from FlashPoint Paintball Park (Melaka) and the people from DyeAsia (Mr.Zyzek and staffs) for the sponsored equipments. It's a pleasure working with reputable industry players. Thank you once again. Thank you to Mr.Grant Harrison (SIngapore) for making an appearance guesting with Team Dark Angels. Your attendance is very much appreciated.

Andrew Loh
Werdna Hol Sportz
CPCL Organizer

Note: Thank you Andrew on the sweet writeup. Gives some idea what went on for us who missed this tournament.