Sunday, 29 June 2014
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Time for action. It is the opening leg for the Bandits!
The field of Flevoland paintball was a well known field for a couple of our players, and was very close to our loyal sponsor FEJO.nl
At arrival the the sky was blue and clear of any clouds. The weather predictions were good, so the bandits arrived happy.
Our first game was against El Torro Devils, they were playing at their home field. So we prepared for a fierce battle. With a quick and solid game plan the bandits stormed the field at the start signal. Our game plan worked. G’s were dropping left and right. After 30 mins of gameplay the Bandits walked off the field with a big smile on their faces. We love it when a plan comes together. A clear victory 9 vs 90 pts.
The second game of the day was against a new team called Mayhem. They had some experience in the Belgium Scenario Competition, but were new to the Dutch competition. We didn’t know what to expect. But our game plan worked that well, so we decided not to change it. Just like the first game, we started to storm the playing field, and soon after the start the first G’s dropped everywhere on the field. With an even bigger smile than the first game we walked off the field. The scores were 10 vs 97 pts.
After the lunch, we had to play a battle against a more experienced opponent, Heat Tactical. Last season we didn’t win any off the battles against them. And after them winning the European Cup last big event, and playing very good at the Sup air competition they were on a winning streak. So we knew in order to win this game, we must play at our top level. We decided to compile a complete new battle plan. We gambled a bit in our game plan. Light in the middle and strong on both flanks. After the start signal we all jumped to our stands, the rocket was fired to open up one flank. The heat assault team was struck, G’s dropped. This major loss of players on the Heat side caused complete chaos on their part. On that chaos the Bandits fought their way to victory. The first victory over the European champions ended in a 72 vs 26 pts win for the Bandits.
The last game of the day was a flip-toss game. We tossed the El Torro Devils. After winning all of our games we were in a winning mood. Even a called restart of the El Torro Devils didn’t break our game plan. The game ended in a stunning victory of 101 VS -5 pts.
After a hot day the Bandits now took first place at this leg and are leading in the Dutch Scenario Competition. Four out of four games were won, a flawless victory..
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this possible for us !
Planet Eclipse, to let us rock the NSC with awesome LV1’s and GEO3.1’s performing great in freezing snow, and shuddering heat.
FEJO.nl for the transport of the equipment and all the support!
And Paintball supplies, for the general support and the supplies of the great 4* GI Paint.
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Friday, 20 June 2014
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
It all started the weekend before the event when we got our new jerseys. They looked awesome and everyone was happy and loving the new design. We were pumped upand focused on the next event of the Colombian Tournament CCP. It was a very important tournament for us because it was on our hometown and because there was a professional U.S team playing in our division.
The preliminary brakets were sorted out and our matches were one of the hardest in the division. We finished day 1 with a win and a loss, so for day 2 we knew we had to win both matches to move on to the semi finals.
The drive and the focus of the team was still intact, everyone knew what to correct, and were supportive with each other as we always do. Our friend and guest player from fellow Planet Eclipse team Dynasty, Ollie Lang, helped us a lot to keep our heads up, and guided us amazingly well.
So next day we had to face the LA Ironmen, an American professional team that has some of the best players in the world on their roster, in a must win situation. Despite that our rivals had a 4-0 score against every team they faced (the top 4 in the league) we knew our jobs and we were determined to make history. The first point was a really long point, but we were able to win it with 5 players alive. For the second point we rushed it a little bit, and we lost a 3 on 1, reminding us how dangerous our rivals were.
So for the third point, we kept the focus and ended up on a 2 on 2 with some of our amazing core members, who have been here since the inception of the team: Pedro Patiño and David Ramirez. They ended up taking out the two Ironmen players and hanging the flag with 1 second left in the clock giving us the awesome win against such a superior opponent, at least on paper.
The next match was against the last years ranking champions. Everyone was really focused on our goal, beating a Pro team was a huge emotional boost, so we ended up taking that oneand moving on to the next round.
It was the semifinals now, and unfortunately the weather was showing no sings of getting better, so we were forced to play in an inclement rain. However, we have the best guns in the world, and were able to shoot people and play a decent game against the champions of last event. After a 1-1 score, we had the wining flag with 4 players alive, but didn’t have enough time to hang it. The same story happened in the overtime point, so we went to the one on one stage. Our first player David Ramirez ended up tying it. Our second player was ready for the next point but it was really dark and pouring out rain, so the refs took the decision of ending the match and decided that the team that moved on, by tiebreakers was us.
So with that amount of rain and no light, the finals against the LA Ironmen were impossible to play. Since, we were the only team in the whole event to score a point and beating them, the winner was decided by overall points. However, we were tied in that matter and what definitely decided the winner was our victory against them.
We want to thank our amazing sponsor Planet Eclipse, without their help, this couldn’t have happened. Shooting the best markers on the world is key for us because it keeps us focus and confident to Never Lose a Game!
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
HAVE YOU BOOKED IN YET ???
As most people know by now, Eclipse's own scenario slayer, Jason "foolybear" Lineberger, puts together his preliminary event calendar for the year of great events for those who like to rock the scenario scene. In 2014 his path of destruction encompasses scenario events that range from 8 to 24 to even some 36 hour games! At most of the games listed below, foolybear will be taking the field with his team, Capital Offense, but he's also looking for a few games to tackle as a lone wolf, so look for changes to the calendar as the year progresses.As foolybear attends these events, you'll be able to read his game coverage right here. You can also follow his paintball musings on Twitter (@foolybear) and see his latest paintball photographs on Instagram under the same name (@foolybear-Instagram). If you spot foolybear at a game, be sure to say hello and invite him to run a mission with your team, there's a good chance that your squad could be featured here as well!
2014 Calendar of events:
February 22-23: Road to No Ends at Adventure Beach Paintball
March 1: Wild West Game at Line-of-Fire
March 22-23: Fallout - Goldrush at Boss Paintball
April 11-13: Rise of Empire Splatbrothers
May 17-18 Operation Ramadan at Command Decisions Wargames Center
June 28: Monty Python and the Holy Grail at Line-of-Fire
July 14-18: Paintball Summer Camp at Line-of-Fire
August 20: Walking Dead at Command Decisions Wargames Center
September 13: Walking Dead at Line-of-Fire
September 27-28: Turf War at The Swamp
October 25-26: Game of Thrones at Bearclaw
November 8-9: Fulda Gap at Command Decisions Wargames Center
November 15-16: War of the Worlds Paintball Charleston (MPP)
December 13 Santa Vs. The Grinch - Line of Fire
Sunday, 15 June 2014
Planet Eclipse is excited to work with, sponsor and support the PRPB series in Puerto Rico.
Jorge Artemio, of PBeventspr, has done an amazing job keeping the tournament scene alive in Puerto Rico. He has put together 3 different series to offer to all styles of play and experience; a 3 Man Series, 5 Man Series and Woodsball League.
We appreciate the work that he has put into his league and we are happy to help the paintball scene in Puerto Rico grow so new and existing players have a place to play.” says Marc Lancia of Planet Eclipse
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