Rebels Tour - Norway
Finally the first leg if NPL – Norwegian Paintball League is here :-) The snow has lifted, the grass is slowly peeking through the ground and its Paintball time!
The first tournament of the year is held at Gjøvik aktivitetspark run by Rune from Xsportz.
Rebels were attending with only 5 guys, with some key-players missing, but with good help in the pit and on the coach side they were ready to take on the Norwegian elite paintball-scene.
They started against the toughest team, Blast. Rebels took the first point, but Blast stepped up their game and the result became 1:4.
Second game was against Xsportz this was a close game and ended in overtime with a 3:2 win to Rebels.
After the second game the tournament got a bit too exsiting for the guys. Even had to leave with his kid that got sick, so suddenly they were only 4 players left.
Earlier that day Rebels had announced the winner of a contest they’ve had on their facebook page for some months – Martin Helgesen a d2 player playing his first ever tournament that weekend.
After he got the prize he stuck around helping Rebels out in the pit and that more than paid of; Rebles asked him to join their ranks and he play the remaining games! So the rookie player from Angry Beavers D2 got to play Elite division aswell. He stepped up and made a real effort fighting with the team through the last games. I don’t think his feet has touched the ground yet.
So after the roster-change Kristiansund Oilers was up, Rebles won 3:1
Rampage was Rebels last game of the prelims and high on their success they ended the prelims with a 4:1 win
Since it was so many prelim games the best four went straight to the final. Fighting over 3rd and 4th place: Xsports and Degernes Rednecks, and for 1st and 2nd place: Blast vs Rebels.
Blast had only lost one point that day, and that was Rebels fault they did, Blast didn’t take any chances, despite the crippled Rebels team, Blast sent out their best and won a solid 4:0.
Rebels took 2nd place. It always feels bad to lose your last game, but all the guys felt that with the weekends problems they won the 2nd place, not lost 1st.
Congratulations to Rebels starting the Norwegian season off with silver in Norways top division.
Thanks goes to our second pit-crew Torald, Kristine, and Rønholt Blast for helping us out during the tournament.
Also a huge thanx to the people that makes this possible:
Planet Eclipse, Virtue Paintball, PBgear, Anthrax and Fight Back Design for the best gear and paint!
RVS, JKS rør, Energima and ProteinFabrikken for your support
Roy Stranna at Stranna Foto for making us look good :)
Love from Kristine Myhre Andersen