Rebels, tour of Norway- final stage…
Last round of the Norwegian Paintball League were played in Degernes, a redneck county near the Swedish border. The home-team has the best suited team name of all: Degernes Rednecks. The Rednecks have worked a lot on their field since last year and did a good job arranging the last event.
The last event is filled with a lot of excitement; it’s not only the winners of this event that will be crowned, but also the winners of the whole season. It’s been tight in all divisions and in Elite the top teams were only a few points apart….
Rebels started off against a strong mix-team called Nurkets Crew, the control was on Rebels side, but they still gave away some points on not so smart moves. The result ended 4:2 to Rebels
Next up was Blast, last time they met in NPL3 Rebels held them in the back bunkers using loads of paint and taking the win. This time someone had a great idea – why not play M500 to save paint? As expected, that was not in favor of Rebels and the Blast-train won this game 4:0
Last prelim game was the hosts Degernes Rednecks, Rebels took an early lead and held their ground, not giving them a chance, making the time run out on the score 3:1
Semifinals, Rebels met Xsportz, a team proven worthy of the top placings in NPL this year. The game went back and forth but this time Xsportz was too strong and Rebels lost 3:4.
Feeling a bit dejected, the team scraped themselves clean of the mud and disappointment and got ready for their last match. It’s always hard to motivate yourself for the bronze finals, but it’s always better to end the day with a win and podium finish before you start the long trip home.
In the bronze-finals they met the wildcard DC Devils, a D1 team wanting to try out playing in the big leagues. And being in the bronze finals they had proven that they most definitely could be there. Rebels played a good controlled game and steered the bronze-final in to a win 4:0
Despite several missing players in the first tournaments of the Norwegian season, 2nd place overall in the Norwegian League 2015 is not too shabby - even if the goal always is and will be 1st place J
Congrats to Rebels with a positive Norwegian season and 2nd place in the NPL overall in 2015
Rebels want to thank our sponsors for having our backs and believing in us: Planet Eclipse and Virtue Paintball for awesome equipment, Anthrax for rocking cool jerseys and coffee in their booth. Cartel and Sæther Foto for making us look good. We would also like to thank: Fight Back Design, PBgear, RVS, JKS rør, Energima and Proteinfabrikken
And a big thanx to everyone that helped us out during the tournament, you make our life so much easier :-)