Saturday, 11 July 2015

Rebels tour of Norway #part 2

The second leg of NPL (Norwegian Paintball League) was held in Hokksund. This tournament is a bit special on the weather front, they’ve held NPLs for many years and its almost always amazingly warm and sunny. This time was no different :-)
We have a bit of a love/hate relationship to this tournament cos it easily gets a bit hot to play, but on the other hand awesome weather to watch paintball in.

Rebels are suffering a bit under the strain of playing 3 different leagues (Millennium, SM and NPL) plus practicing a lot. Not all employers are able to let you have all the weekends off during the whole paintball season. So, with most of the key players at work they entered with some of the new guys plus a hired gun. But of course they were still aiming for the win and eager to show themselves.

The first game was against EPK, the local heroes of the field, mostly old guys with great love for the sport and some bad ass break-shooting skills (old school) Rebels won this one 4-0 but not without loosing people off the break J

Next game, and as always the hardest was against Blast. They came at it hard and the Rebels lost 4-0.

Rampage was in line after that, this is their first whole season in elite and they have proven themselves to be a good opponents. The game went back and forth for a while before Rebels closed it down with a 4-3 win.

The last team in the bracket was Kristiansund Oilers, the Rebels win was 4-0

The team  showed themselves worthy of a spot in the semis once again.

In the semi they met Xsportz, a mixture of new and old talent and this time a too hard nut to crack, Rebels lost 4-1 and proceeded to play for 3rd and 4th.

The bronze final was again against Rampage, but this time Rampage was the one that took revenge and Rebels lost 4-2 ending the tournament with a bitter 4th place.

The new guys showed what they were made of, but this time it wasnt quite enough.Some valuable lessons were learned and the team will come back stronger next time. 

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A thanx to everyone who helped us throughout the day, we appreciate you taking the time to help us so we can concentrate on the game.

And a great thanx to the people that makes this possible:

Planet Eclipse, Virtue Paintball, PBgear, Anthrax and Fight Back Design for the best gear and paint!

RVS, JKS rør, Energima and ProteinFabrikken for your support

Roy Stranna at Stranna Foto for making us look good :)

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Challenge for Children - July 19th 2015, Lakeville, MN

The 7th annual Minnesota big game Challenge for Children's is Sunday, July 19th . 

Two teams, one day. Generals this year are Bea Paxson and Colt Roberts. Colt is coming to defend his winning title from last year and Bea is coming to do one thing, WIN! The one and only Greg Hastings will also be joining the fight this year. We are expecting our biggest turnout to date with special guest appearances throughout the day, tons of food and drinks, great music, games and more. 

Visit the website for more information and to REGISTER: 

Prices increase to $50 starting July 1st so register today and only pay $30 with code C4CPB. Proceeds going to support the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Basic Information:

Event: Challenge for Children's

Date: Sunday, July 19th

Price: $35 to June 30th and prices increase to $50 starting July 1st

Location: MN Pro paintball park in Lakeville, MN

Must be 12 years or older to play but games and fun for all ages at the event 

Friday, 3 July 2015

Capital Offense - They know how to rally the troops !

Team Capital Offense Leaves Their Mark on Living Legends

At this year’s installment of Living Legends at CPX Sports, members of Team Capital Offense came to kick butt and give away guns – not in that order.  Living Legends has grown to be one of the “must play” games on for many paintballers, and recruiting for the factions begins as soon as the game ends.  This year Richard “Mamba” Money Jr. accepted one of the coveted command positions and the role of Richard the Lionheart supported by teammates Q-T “Aardvark” Nguyen and Vito “Ghost” Montaperto.  Mamba took the command slot six months after recruiting began, so he needed an edge to be competitive with other leaders who were considerably ahead.  What could be a better edge than more players shooing Eclipse markers?  Thus the plan was hatched to give away custom paintball guns, an event and team-branded anodized Etha, Etek5, and LV1.  Each piece would be a unique creation featuring the Living Legends logo, the Capital Offense name, and an amazing color scheme thanks to Arc Anodizing.

The team handed off these beauties to lucky winners before the start of each day, ensuing that all registered players were ready to roll at the opening horn.  In fact, one of the criteria for winning called for the winner to be ready to step onto the field, and since only players who had signed up to run under the Lionheart banner were eligible to win, the contest drew a group of motivated shooters to our side.  Aardvark also assisted at the Eclipse Pro-Tech booth to ensure that all registered players could maximize field time and get the most from their trip to Living Legends.

Saturday morning before game on, the crowd of paintballers was buzzing about the giveaway.  Amazingly, the lucky winners of the Etha and Etek5 were members of the same team, a group just entering the scenario scene with entry-level gear.  What a way to step up their game!  The Sunday morning winner of the LV1 was a relative newcomer to paintball who had just purchased a marker the day before.  After putting his hands on the custom LV1, he promptly returned his purchase.  Why would he need anything less than the best?

Team Capital Offense made their mark on and off the field, and they’re planning a return trip for Living Legends 9.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

ETEK5 Independent Review.

If you thinking of buying an ETEK5 or in fact any Mid Range marker, then check this review out and give it a like !

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

If you step out of the woods today.....

........... your sure for a big surprise !!!

Upon the completion of our first scenario game of the season, a few of our members started looking into local events that were between our scheduled games for the 2015 season.  With a little bit of research, a few guys decided to venture away from what we know and love about woods ball and attempt to play in a speedball tournament.  For myself, it was the first time seeing these inflatable objects that many call “bunkers.”  After arriving at the field and walking the layout, we quickly realized that we would be in for a learning experience. 

The next morning, we were second on the field after our team captains meeting. We threw on our custom jerseys and realized that the HDE camouflage pattern that helps us blend into the woods wouldn’t help us much on the speedball field. We came out of the first match with a tie and noticed that woods and speedball have different styles of play that we had not known before this event.    

After we watched other more experienced players, we began to pick up on small tricks that played major roles to who would win the point. The next match we played, we came out with the point, but had to fight for it. Throughout the day, our HDE jerseys made many heads turn our way, whether it was because of the professional look or bounces the jerseys caused.  Quite a few people also asked about our custom Black Karma Geo 3.5’s that we recently acquired.  The only worry we had throughout the day was to make sure we didn’t perform an error.  

We made it into the semifinals playing against the team that we had tied earlier in the day. The match was a tough battle, but we pulled through victorious and earned a spot in the finals. The final match was hard fought between both teams.  In the end, we won the point putting ourselves in 1st place for the series.  

We would like to give special thanks to Planet Eclipse for the ongoing support and exceptional gear that we know and love.  Also, we would like to thank Empire for the great Ultra Evil paint and PIG (Paintball is Good) for hosting a great event.
Check out our Facebook page to keep up with our future practices for UWL (June 13th at Bearclaw Paintball in Fayetteville,TN), events we are attending (UWL TN – July 25th–26th, and UWL IL – September 12th-13th), and announcements from Planet Eclipse.  Hope to see you soon. 

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