The venue was incredible, with a newly set up turf field, spectator stands, and Eclipse tradeshow tent (store and TECH support) , lighting and a great view making it a great day to play paintball.
Games started early in the morning with 20 teams in the amateur division, divided into 4 groups of 5 teams playing a Race-To-3 format. The top team from each group would advance to semis on Sunday.
Our first game against The Bunkers was a rough one, but we eventually tied the match. After learning the field a bit better and correcting some mistakes, we rolled through our 2nd and 3rd games winning both 3-0. At the end of the day we were tied with the Bunkers for first place in our group, with our last prelims match scheduled for Sunday morning.
Our last prelims match was a very important game for us given that we needed to sweep them 3-0 in order to make it to the semi-finals. We did just that. The entire team came together and we put a great effort, we actually didn’t lose a player in any point. This not only put us in the semifinals, but also ranked us 1st amongst all the teams that made it through.
After a very focused game of smart paintball we, again, swept the opposing team and made it to the final.
The final game was very special to us because it ended up being the Ecuadorian grudge match of paintball, Monosalvaje Vs Evolution. The games were very even and difficult for both teams as we tied 1-1 when the clock ran out. This put us in a golden point extra time tiebreaker. With some decisive and focused paintball, we played a great final point and walked the flag to victory.
It is a great sense of pride knowing that Monosalvaje Paintball Team won 1st Place Amateur Division with the help of some players that have less than a year of experience.
We would like to Thank Planet Eclipse for producing great markers and gear and providing us with great service.