With the lack of paintball tournaments in Malaysia for nearly 2 years, Team Raskal had to travel abroad to continue playing and representing its sponsors, namely Planet Eclipse, Gelkaps Sports, Extreme Power Sports, Virtue, Exalt, Skirmish Asia, Potosan Corner and Xtion Paintball. Team Raskal participated in the Thai Paintball Official Circuit - TPOC and Singapore Paintball Series - SPS both which incorporated the PALS Series legs as well.
Team Raskal’s 1st leg of the SPS didn’t go too well due to a depleted line up coming right after the TPOC event in Bangkok. Team Raskals came away with 2nd podium placing for this event. The next SPS 2nd leg which was also the PALS 2nd leg in Singapore saw them do battle with the PALS regional teams from Thailand, Philippines, Australia, and Singapore. After a very close and hard fought Finals of the PALS Singapore event, team Raskal lost in a very close game of 2-1 to team Infernal of Thailand. Raskal nearly took the Finals game to overtime in the 4th point but was late by only 3 steps from the buzzer before full time kicked in. So this was another 2nd podium placing but under more competitive circumstance.
However with further intensive training in preparation for WCA, team Raskal with its full team line up played the last and final leg of SPS on Sept 5th - 6th. Raskals powered their way through all their preliminary 6 games and only dropping a total of 4 points. In the finals, team Raskal played the very much improved local favourites and overcame them in a thrilling game of 2-0. This win finally gave team Raskal their deserved Champions trophy and also the Overall Champions of Singapore Paintball Series 2015 and for the 2nd consecutive year.
Team Raskal would like to express their grateful thanks to Jane and Ben for organising the Singapore Paintball Series and for their support and hospitality shown towards them and to all their sponsors for their continued support and encouragement especially Ledz of Planet Eclipse, Gelkaps Sports and Extreme Power Sports. Team Raskal shall be back for its next challenge for SPS 2016. Thank you everyone.
The Emortal Army marches on …..
Pictures courtesy of Red Turtle Media, Eye4you Photography and Kelvin Ngui Photography