Thursday, 26 March 2015

Team Faction return to the MWPL

The crisp morning air doesn’t last long in St. George Utah. It quickly gives way to a desert warmth that at this time of the year it inviting not stifling. The perfect time to get out and stretch the legs and test your skills. Hushed voices always accompany this time of day but they too slowly give way to the humming of the compressor engine and the telltale pops of air tanks being filled and guns being crono’d. 

The Mountain West Paintball League (MWPL) is about to kick off it’ first event of the year and we couldn’t be more excited. The MWPL is a great format. Think 5 man speedball in the “woods”. Sometimes the woods is actual wooded areas other times it’s more man made bunker but it’s more of a scenario setup than a traditional PSP layout. The other aspect that makes MWPL so different is the limited paint format that makes you think wisely about how and when you send a few balls downfield

It’s our second MWPL event and we are anxious for a return to the top. Last event we narrowly missed taking it all in the elite division, only PRO is higher. The hopes are high and so is the anticipation for not only today but this year. 

Faction has been playing together for roughly four years now and it’s been an incredible journey. We’ve had several players come and go but the core group remains. While some of us have been together for a long time we always strive to make every player feel as much a part of the team as the veterans. Team chemistry is one of our premier focuses. 

This is also our third year with Planet Eclipse and we are looking forward to a bright future with such an excellent partner. The partnership goes far beyond the clothing we wear the guns we shoot. They’ve invested in us as players and as people and we will be forever grateful. The support they provide allows us to focus our limited resources on getting to more events. 

We line up now at the start box. Relaxation and laughter turns to focus as “10 seconds!!” rings across the field. Muscles tense and grips tighten as we crouch down like a track star ready for the start of a race. In an instant dirty flies, triggers pulled and fates are decided as bodies drop or spots are made on the break. 

The day progresses and we head into the semifinals with a 5 – 3 record. Alas mistakes catch up to us and we are go home disappointed feeling good all at the same time. What a sport. The great equalizer where Doctors, students, young and experienced can all match wits and athleticism where sometimes the former and others the later carry the day. The paint breaks on us all and we all go home the wiser for the experience. Some carrying the knowledge and drive that only defeat brings others of us celebrating victory and realizing that those in the rear view today are indeed much closer than they appear. 

We go home laughing and talking about the day. Win or lose we are friends, we are family we are a team… We are Faction and we will be back.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Why So Serious?

Envy Paintballs 'NEW' Podcast Series is up and running and now on iTunes. Our very own Ledz features in Episode 2 (and 3 coming out on the 24th March). Check it out.


Also, during the chat Ledz mentioned something that this (very bad but the only one we could find in the 15 second we gave to look) Pic shows :-)

Can anyone name the two players in this photo??

Sunday, 22 March 2015


Nice pre season training video from Team Rebels:

The Rebels know what it's going to take.... R U Ready??

Saturday, 7 March 2015


Congratulations to Badlands and Eclipse sponsored Calgary Cyanide for finishing First in Division 3 of the GI Sportz Alberta Open!

With Eclipse guns in their hands, the boys from Calgary Cyanide played the full event without having a single gun go down - one of the benefits of Eclipse products. Keep your eye out for them this season, they are looking to podium finish every event they play in this year!

Follow them on Facebook to show your support:

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Amazing Mum !!

You have got to love this... If everyones Mum was as passionate about Paintball as Graysons Mum Paintball would be in a much better place (and we would probably have a Mum's League :-)

Way to go Mrs Goff....

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Well, this is the biggest theft we have ever had… Luckily it was taken from the courier so no store or property was broken into… But the fact that there are now over 100 Planet Eclipse Paintball markers out in the criminal world looking for a home is pretty bad. We have all of the serial numbers and they will be registered on our warranty database as STOLEN and any information we receive about the stolen markers will be passed onto the police.. These were all taken in the UK at the port, so we expect them to stay in the UK but you never know.

So, if anyone offers you Paintball gear cheap as chips then be aware it could be stolen and if you buy one of these ‘cheap’ but stolen markers and it crosses are path we will of course be reporting this straight to the police.

The only reason thieves steal is because they have a place to sell the stuff, don’t give them a reason to go and steal more stuff. Next time it might be your gear!

There were lots of other items stolen at the same time like: Elbow Pads, Knee Pads, Grip Kits, Marker Bags, OLED Boards, T-Shirts, Hoodies, Caps, Beanies, Jerseys Pants, Packs, IV Cores, Oil, Grease, Etc.

Below is the complete list of markers with their serial numbers.. Let’s put a stop to these scumbags!

Geo 3.5 Combat 3
14010: 33571,33545,33489,33582,33475
Geo 3.5 Orangblutang
14010: 33804,33800,33758,33696,33769
Geo 3.5 Krypton Ice
14010: 33528,33511,33266,33590,33596,33587,33552,33533,33692
Geo 3.5 Charge 3
14010: 33785,33941,33834,32924
Geo 3.5 Midnight
14010: 33646,33379,33459,31771,33357,33378,33358,
Geo 3.5 Ashes 3
14010: 31398,33377,33239,33464,33386,33267,33736
14010: 33064,33458
Geo 3.5 Red/Black
14010: 34099,34788
Geo 3.5 Navy/Black
14010: 34382,34483,34435
Geo 3.5 Apple Green/Black
14010: 34287,34657,34697,34610,34659,34246,34234,34277
Geo 3.5 Orange/Black
14010: 34474
Geo 3.5 Medium Grey/Black
14010: 34399
Ego LV1 Vamped
11140: 86735
Etek 5 Grey/Black
30110: 50720,51318,50703,50699,50937
Etek 5 Red/Black
30110: 50781,50721,50775,50850,50786,50341,50459,50048,50835,50302
Etha Stretch Poison
90230: 34368,34533,34575,34455,34867,34676,34661,34683,34778
Etha Stretch White
90230: 33835,34417,34222,33832,33950
Etha Stretch Ice
90230: 36686,35000,35094,35251,36663,36753
Etha Stretch Fire
90230: 36493,36497,34972,34894,35401
Etha Gold/Black
90230: 31613
Etha HDE Forest
90230: 33438,33342,33208,33385,33422,33267,33286,33187

 If you have any info please contact your local police force or Planet Eclipse on

***UPDATE*** Police crime number is:

Incident Number: 000126-23012015 Crime Number: BO/005178/15 PC 3669 Ashley BRAMLEY 
If you have any information call 101 and ask to be put through to Nottinghamshire Police.

Thanks for the amazing support shown by 'Most' people in Paintball community.