Prophecy Paintball Team at the LXN

The 17th and 18th of March was a weekend that PROPHECY Paintball Team will not forget.

On this weekend we officially started the 2012 competition season at the 1st edition of the LXN event in the city of Porto.

Since the beginning of February we have been doing some training with guidance of our Coach Jose Antonio Otero (Jota Apd) with the objective of preparing the team for the Millennium Series Event that we will play in Div.1 and the Portuguese National Tournament.

Coach Jose Antonio Otero
The training is good the team is getting strong, but with the Millennium in our minds we decided that we should put the team to a test before going to St.Tropez-Cannes [France], so to Porto we went (300klm travel) with a schedule all planned out, Saturday was practice and Sunday the LXN event.

We decided to enter this event with several objectives in mind, study, train and play at a field with the Millennium layout, start using the tactics that our coach wanted us to start using in real events besides training, play against different teams so we could actually see where we needed to improve and getting the team in competition mode before the Millennium Series.

So on Saturday we did the training that our Coach prepared for us and got the opportunity to walk the field to see every detail.  At this event we had to play against teams that have a lot of experience, teams that are aggressive, teams that really are defensive and teams with not so much experience but that we never know what to expect.

Sunday…we got to the field earlier to prepare everything, we were the first team to play. The first game was a real test because we were playing a very experience team with very aggressive players… we won that first game 3-0. The second game was, again, against a very experience team but this time with players that really think their game thru, this team got the chance to see our first game so they would be a more difficult opponent for sure, and they were, the game got to a 2-2 point game and the last point due to some errors we were given two penalties and we got in the last game point with only 3 players against 5… we won 3-2 :-) The third game was against a team with less experience, but a team that we never know what to expect from them, it ended to be an easy game where our coach got the chance to test his most crazy tactics… we won that game 3-1.

Lunch time and we got here with 3 victories, so now we could stop and think about some things…
G.I.Sportz Paintballs – the paint was EXCELLENT it gave us a lot of confidence. In every single game we were doing G1, G2 on the break, we did not had a single problem with paint all day and it was a day that was changing constantly from heat to rain.

Planet Eclipse Geo 2.1 – Our team is shooting with Planet eclipse Geo 2.1 and we could not be happier, again, not a single problem during the entire day.
That all together gave us a boost because this was an event where every brand of paint was represented, and G.I.Sportz paint was by far the best paint on the event!

From here our coach, like at the end of every game talked to us and asked us to put another gear in our game because now we wanted to end this event with 1st place.

On the afternoon our first game was against a team that was a mixture of aggressive players and experience players, it ended to be a good game for us… we won 3-1.

Final and last game…
  We got here only with victories, we were playing good, people that were watching the event were enjoying our games, the team couldn’t be happier…We played the final against a team that did not give us much work, we won 3-0.

At the end of the day what we were supposed to do we did and we got even more from it, good training for the Millennium Series, as a team we got even more together, we are following the plans that our coach has for us, the support our team had was good, now its better, and we are dedicated to keep running like this, thru this difficult year that we have ahead of us.

Sponsors - To Planet Eclipse thanks for the amazing Geo 2.1, they are crazy good, to G.I. Sportz paintballs we could not be more thankful because the paint is just amazing and gave us a huge advantage over the rest. Thanks to Adrenalicia (APD), Jorge Sá Madeiras, to Frostline and Dream Team clothing.

To my team mates David Mendonça, Pedro Graça, Alex Gomes, João Lima, Nuno Roxo, Jorge Sá and João Teles… I love you guys. To our coach Jose Antonio Otero (Jota Apd) a special thanks for your unconditional support and faith in us.

Ricardo Melo
Prophecy #18

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