Monday, 28 September 2015
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Paintball in Arizona used to be thriving and died a few short years ago... Is it now time for Arizona to raise from the ashes?
Here at Planet Eclipse HQ we certainly believe it is time and we are backing the AZPPL to be the ones to do it.
Let’s see the Emortal Army kicking ass at the AZPPL !
Saturday, 12 September 2015
The Malaysian paintball industry is in turmoil and in sharp decline since the Royal Malaysian Police deemed that all paintball markers are Firearms and thus illegal to possess without a firearms License. The local paintball industry leaders has been lobbying and in constant dialogue with the Home Ministry and the Police to resolve this for nearly 2 years now as only a handful of paintball centres are legally licensed. They rest are still waiting….
In the meantime, an enterprising newly licensed paintball centre called Extreme Power Sports - EPS based 200kms north of the capital city Kuala Lumpur, came up with this brilliant idea to start the Extreme Paintball League - EPL. Consulted by TC Gan of Skirmish Paintball Asia, EPS purchased a bunch of brand new and licensed Planet Eclipse Etek 5 to use as a rental markers for their EPL tournament league. And to kick start and to revive the declining paintball industry, EPS sold paintballs at the first and subsequent EPL event from April 2015, at as low as US$35.00 for Ignite tournament grade.
This was an instant hit with more than 40 teams participating in each of the last 3 EPL events - ALL teams using and shooting the brilliant Planet Eclipse Etek 5 markers. For once in a paintball tournament in Malaysia, all teams are equal with their equipment. Brand new and out of the box, the Etek 5 performed effortlessly and seamlessly from teams to teams and players to players.There were howls of delight and amazement from teams and players alike at how a mid range marker could perform so well and so efficiently with ease, reliability and accuracy. Our technicians were the most happy lot because they had nothing to do except clean and wipe the markers down for the next team.
EPL # 3 Leg - AOV Cup was held in the South of Malaysia about 400kms from KL last weekend. We had teams come in from Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia to participate in our unique paintball tournament with markers provided and cheaply priced Ignite tournament paintballs. Ignite paintballs is the best selling tournament paintballs at World Cup Asia for the 4th year running outselling all the world’s renown and leading brands of paintballs.
After battling it out until dusk, Team Duckside and their Junior team Duckside 2 both sponsored by Planet Eclipse emerge victorious with a Champions and 2nd podium placing for Duckside 2. Team Duckside is poised to lift the Overall Champions title after already winning 2 legs and coming in 3rd in another with the final leg to go on 5th - 6th Dec
EPS and EPL would like to thank all its sponsors, Planet Eclipse for the brilliant Etek 5 markers and for all the spares and support with the Planet Eclipse Technicians present and Gelkaps Sports India for supplying and subsidising all the paintballs used in this league. EPL would also like to thank all the teams and players to participated and help to bring back the enthusiasm and buzz of paintball tournaments and not forgetting the MPRO marshals for their dedications and services.
EPL had a team called Old Skool who’s qualifying criteria of doing this team is that they must be over 42 years old and has had major surgery / ailments on their bodies, led by Dean the Bear of Raskal fame. yea, we had the ambulances on standby...
EPS / EPL paintball league is all about bring the fun back into competitive paintball with value for money events.
March on the Emortal army !
Photos courtesy of Zul Photography and Red Turtle Media.
Sunday, 6 September 2015
Third leg of the Norwegian League was up, this time in Gjøvik. We had the weather on our side and the guys were ready to go all in after a well-earned summer vacation.
We had a hard group this time, and knew we had to perform every point to make it through the prelims.
First up was Dyelicious a mixteam with a hint of RMG Bratislava. It was tight points and flying penalties but it ended in a 4-2 loss for Rebels.
Next up was Rønholt Blast, Rebels fought hard and managed to control and hold Blast mostly in the back bunkers. By the time the score was 3-1 to Rebels ,Blast knew they had to do something and tried a final push, but it was already too late and Rebels won 4-2.
Last game in the prelims was Hardcore (yes, for you oldies in paintball, you heard right – the infamous Swedes and Norwegians from 12 years ago did a small comeback) Unfortunately for the veterans the game has changed a bit in the last 12 years and Rebels won 4-0.
In the semis we met Xspotz Factory team, a good team with experienced players. Xsportz was the team who knocked us out of the finals last time so it felt extra important. The game was tight and more than one point ended in a 1 vs 1 , in the end Rebels won 4-1 and went to the finals :-)
In the finals Dyelicious was up again, long points back and forth and at the score 3-3 the time ran out and it went to overtime. In the overtime point Rebels shot 2 off the break making the field open and closing the 4-3 win with 5 alive.
So 1st place in Norway finally this year, the elite division in Norway gets harder each year so were proud of the victory :-)
Rebels want to thank our sponsors for having our backs and believing in us: Planet Eclipse and Virtue Paintball for awesome equipment, Anthrax for rocking cool jerseys and coffe in their booth. Cartel and Roy Stranna for making us look good. We would also like to thank: Fight Back Design, PBgear, RVS, JKS rør, Energima and Proteinfabrikken
And a big thanx to everyone that helped us out during the tournament, you make our life so much easier :-)
Love from Kristine Myhre Andersen
Just proves that if you beleive in yourselves and keep on going with your team/friends... Victory is possible.... Weel Done from Everyone at Planet Eclipse !!
Saturday, 5 September 2015
As a central part of Wild Bunch’s team history, the team created a charity series called Hunt for the Cure. Over the course of those games, the team helped raise nearly $100,000 to benefit Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
After several years away from hosting charity games, Wild Bunch started a new charity series this year, Battle for the Cure. The new series is raising funds to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), an inherited disease that can affect children, sometimes fatally. SMA was recently highlighted by the CDC as the disease closest to a cure.
Despite facing the hottest day of the year, Wild Bunch’s event drew nearly 100 players for this first year, and they raised nearly $6,000. Wild Bunch is excited about where this new series is headed, and they plan to expand to their use of creative props, unique missions, and memorable trophies and awards as part of this series’ future.
|Loks like fun, no idea what is happening here, human Tanks or Helicopters ???|
Keep an eye out for the next exciting chapter in this charity series in 2016."
Thanks to Horn Photoraphy for the pictures....
Pictures of the Event - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1648967005349452.1073741830.1633237533589066&type=3
Event Page - http://www.paintballbattleforthecure.com/home.html