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Naza World Cup Asia, Langkawi 2013

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Once again I’m on the annual trip to the Asian mecca of paintball, the World Cup Asia in Langkawi Island, Malaysia. It’s my second time to Langkawi this year (last time I was DJing at Cba in Cenang Beach) and its good to catch up with old friends.

I started by catching a Visa Run minivan from Koh Phangan to the Thai border port of Satun, which was supposed to cost 1000 baht ($35 USD), which instead left me somewhere in the middle of nowhere, where I had to negotiate first another minivan, then a truck to the actual ferry terminal, luckily making it there before the final ferry that departs at 4pm Thai time.

Langkawi Boat

As is usual with all types of transport in South East Asia, the boat had the Air Conditioning somewhere at -30 degrees, and requiring some sort of polar type clothing to survive, regardless, I somehow lived while wearing shorts and a singlet, I put it down to the excessive consumption of beer.

Upon arrival, I did what any sane individual would do after leaving an island with no fast food, headed straight for KFC and spent the education budget of a small third world nation on a burger and fries before jumping into a 25 Ringitt (250 Baht!) taxi to the Cenang beach and my home for the next week, Rainbow Bungalows.

I managed to rent a bike without a deposit of any kind (big mistake for them) and drove to the Langkawi Mansuri Hall to check out the tournament site. Caught up with the Asian bigwigs of paintball and started drinking almost instantly – this was a sign of things to come (the eventual hangover put me off drinking for almost a month).

Langkawi Duty Free

I wake up the next day and venture back to the hall, and airport on my bike to meet my partner in crime Vitaly, who has flown all the way from New Zealand to join me. He is of course caring a massive paintball gear back, and a backpack – where I only have a scooter. Somehow we manage to drive back to the guesthouse without killing ourselves which is no mean feat. Vitaly proves to be a god amongst men and has managed to smuggle pineapple lumps and New Zealand beer in his bags, which of course have managed to open the twist tops and are now swimming in a massive puddle of day old open beer. We make do with the dregs, find bikes and head to the duty free.

Of course having gone with the budget fan room, we didn’t have access to a fridge, so a makeshift icebox was created in the bathroom sink for our copious amounts of beer, cider and spirits, which were to be drunk in honour of the paintball gods.

Vitaly Cable Car

The next morning and the familiar hangover, this time we ventured out to continue our touristy vibe with a trip around Langkawi Island to the Langkawi cable car. To call these high would be an understatement – I have simply never been on a cable car this high before (apart from the year before, when well, I was on the same cable car) and it was great to absolutely terrify my Russian friend.

The trip continued in a much similar manner, with more drinking and debauchery, until, well I found my head started to itch, and then itch some more. I thought nothing of it until the next morning I woke up with every travellers worst friend… lice. A quick trip to the electronics store and some Bacardi 151 later and I was hairless and lice free, a quick travel tip, Bacardi 151 is a cheap lice remover, but is also terribly painful in your eyes, and well, flammable – use at your own risk.

Axe WCA

Finally we actually got to the paintball side of the trip. We met with the team, got our ID cards and walked the fields. Standard 5 man race fields on an astroturf field, indoors and air conditioned – heaven for anyone who is used to playing paintball in Bangkok’s heat. Not only that – they shop had pies, actual meat pies that you just cannot buy in Asia. I was in heaven.

The tournament started well with two wins against the D3 teams, but even though our skill level was high for our division, we had not played as a team before and it showed. We got some silly penalties and dropped some games that we shouldn’t have, and by the end of Saturday it was clear we wouldn’t make the Sunday Club. This was probably a blessing in disguise as we really didn’t have the cash for Sunday paintball, and I had to DJ the players party.

So, Sunday was spent in meetings to discuss PALS (Paintball Asia League Series) and organise the prize giving and players party refreshments (50 slabs of beer and LOADS of whiskey, all free for the players as well as sorting out my playlist for the party. The rest of the evening is a blur of free booze, loud music and drunken driving. I have no recollection of how I got home, except for nicking one of the event signs and telling Vitaly to slow down because we were drunk, before speeding off through a police checkpoint and home to bed.

Waking up in the morning I went out to the bikes only to see that the tires were shredded, absolutely torn to pieces. Quite how we got home alive is beyond my imagination, we simply should have crashed considering the state we were in. And then the hangover followed… the two day hangover, and trying to work out how to cheaply fly to Bangkok.

It turns out the Langkawi isn’t the cheapest place in the world to fly to Bangkok, even with Air Asia, and especially with overweight baggage full of paintball gear. So, on the ferry I jumped to Penang, where a cheaper airport, decent Indian food and some old friends awaited..

Tips for Making the Most out of PALS Thailand 2013

Money:

  • Bring Cash for the Field there are no permanent EFTPOS/Credit card facilities. PALS accepts USD and Thai Baht, other shops might only accept Thai Baht, so bring that just in case.
  • You can safely use your credit card at real malls (not Pantip or MBK), resteraunts and Hotels. I’d avoid using it at small stores.
  • Most small vendors and taxis do not have change for 500 or 1000 baht notes, so break notes at the local 7/11 or in your hotel. Always pays to have lots of 100/20 Baht notes and 5/10 baht coins.

Transport

  • Hail taxis with your right hand motioning them towards you with fingers pointing down. Do not use your left hand, this can be offensive in South East Asia.
  • While taxis legally have to take you where you want to go, many will refuse fares which are either what they consider too little, too much traffic or they simply don’t know where they are going. Be prepared to have to ask multiple taxi drivers and don’t expect your taxi driver to a) speak english or b) understand your mispronunciation of thai words.
  • Always use the meter, if the taxi driver refuses the meter get another one, unless you are really desperate.
  • Always hail moving taxis, stationary taxis near hotels are primarily there to scam tourists.
  • A red light on the right hand side of the windscreen means that the taxi is available (as opposed to the light on the roof like the rest of the world).
  • Motorbike taxis are good for heavy traffic and small trips, you need to negotiate price before hand. You do however take your life in your hands with thai drivers!
  • Tuk Tuks, while fun are expensive for foreigners, regardless of what anyone tells you these are the most expensive way to travel in Bangkok.
  • There is the Skytrain and the MRT, if you are staying in Ratchada, there is the MRT Ratchadaprasit nearby that connects to the BTS at Sukhumvit/Asok.
  • Get a “Nancy Chandler Map” from Asia Books or B2S in the malls, its 210 baht and is the best map of bangkok, don’t expect taxi drivers to be able to understand it though. The free tourist maps are useless.
  • PALS Thailand Address – Express Way Paintball Club:

Thanon Tai Thang Duan Phraram 9, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand
http://m.google.com/u/m/_Y738W

Expressway Map

Or just say “Bai Palam Gao, Glai RCA Krup” (Go to Param 9, near RCA) then direct from there.

Shopping:

  • For Electronics try Fortune (Close to the Field in Param 9)/Pantip (a lot of pantip is pirate stuff) or MBK (be careful of fake iphone5s running android)
  • For western sized knock off clothing try 6th floor of MBK
  • For women’s clothing (small, as a lot of thai women’s clothing is “free size” i.e. small one size fits all) Pratunam (platinum) mall. Also good for women’s handbags/leather goods etc.
  • For backpackers ghetto check out Khaosan Road once. ITs everything Leonardo Dicaprio hated on “the beach” before he went to the desert island (that and Haad Rin)

Cell Phone:

  • Go to the 7/11 and get a DTAC Happy sim card, if you have an iPhone 4s or 5 it will need to be trimmed, ask for a Microsim if possible (easier if on Tourist areas). 200 baht for the Sim, 200 more baht will get you 1 week 3g or 400 baht for a month. Great for taking pix of the event. Dial 1678 and get them to change the updates to english.

General:

  • Toilet paper is for Barbarians, use the bum gun, trust me, your ass will love you for it. (also a lot of plumbing can’t handle our western turd crudded paper).
  • Act respectful to the locals, don’t get in fights or cause them to lose face, a fight with one local will result in a fight with them all.
  • Respect the Royalty.
  • Avoid tall women with large feet, unless you are australian. In which case make sure you tell them “Chan her tung yang anamai nai kra pao, man jaa mod ayoo proong nee lae chan mai yarg ting mun pai plao plao”
  • Wear a tidy shirt and pants, rather than shorts and a singlet when out and about. Proper shoes too, that is if you don’t want to be treated like a tourist.
  • Be careful crossing the road, use the elevated walkways rather than pedestrian crossings, Thais do not stop at them.

Booze + Drinks

  • Leo, Singha, Chang etc are the local cheap beers, 30-50 baht in the 7/11 (Sewen), Heinekin is avail too but more expensive, some imported foreign beers (thanks Beervana) are available at the Hiso bars in Sukhumvit 11 and 23.
  • Sangsom is cheap Thai Rum, usually around 200-250 baht at the seven. Drunk with coke.
  • Keep hydrated, its hot here, gatorade, water etc are available. Drink bottled water.
  • Ice is Nam Keng, don’t mis pronounce it like I did and say something slightly offensive..
  • Drink your beer thai style with ice if you are drinking Chang and don’t want the dreaded changover. Its more refreshing that way anyway!

Language

Thai is a Tonal language where tones mean different words rather than emotion/context etc. This can be confusing (I still get the thai words for 8, spicy and duck mixed up due to my accent), so you will need to repeat yourself.

To be polite add “Kup/Krap” to the end of your sentence for men, and Ka for Women.

In Bangkok, an R is pronounced like an L. (i.e. Rama = Lama, Param = Palam, Arun Amarin = Arun Amalin etc)

0 – Soon
1 – Neung
2 – Song
3 – Saam
4 – See
5 – ha (which is why you will see Thais type 555 when “laughing” online)
6 – hok
7 – Jedt
8 – bpedt
9 – Gao
10 – Sip
11 – Siped (all 21, 31 etc are all “tens” then “ed”
20 – yeesip (20s are Yesip rather than song sip)
30/40 etc are just number then Sip,
32, 33 etc are just number for 10s, then Sip then number for 1s.
100

Congratulations you can now count to 999 in Thai.

Left – (Leuw) Sai
Right – (Leuw) Kwa
Straight ahead – Drong Pai
Go to – Bai
Where – Tennai

Yes – Chai/Jai
No – Mai (can also be added to a sentence to make it a question)

How much – To Rai
This one – Ah Nee
I – Pom
Want – Au/Ow

I want this one – Pom Au Ah Nee
I don’t want it thanks – Mai Ow Krup

Malaysia – World Cup Asia 2012, Langkawi

This event is huge, and its an understatement to say that the PALS (Paintball Asia League Series) has come a long, long way since its inception in 2005 with the APPC. The format is PALS format, which is a modified millenium format (using 12.5bps ramping in either Millenium or PSP modes, different “A” style race and Centre bunkers for Asia, and the player classification system used by the NCPA, PSP and Super 7s).The event is split into 4 divisions, with Div 1 (race to 4) being the approximate equivalent of Div1/SPL in Millenium, Div 2 (Race to 3) being Div 2/3 in Millenium, Div 3 (race to 2) being Div 3/4 in Millenium and Div 4 (race to 1) being a restricted “mechanical class” which is popular in Malaysia due to firearms ownership regulations.  I’d say that most NZ teams would fit into either Div 2 or Div 3 in Malaysia.

The World Cup Asia is the biggest paintball tournament in the Asia Pacific Region, and is the biggest indoor paintball tournament in the world.  I was lucky enough to have a guest spot on team Phoenix Authority Tahiti – team members included:

  • Ralph Tsing (Captian) – Tahiti
  • Christian Veroux – Tahiti
  • Moana Le Foc – Tahiti
  • Tim Matthee – Australia
  • Ku Zambree – Malaysia
  • Badman Bud – Malaysia
  • Myself – New Zealand
  • Wendy + Laurent (Pit Crew) – Tahiti

Massive thanks to our sponsors Planet Eclipse, Skirmish Paintball Asia, Furious Paintball, Paintball Photography.com and Teva Import Tahiti + special thanks to Michael Nguyen and Amanda Andrews for helping coach and loan of markers!
Prior to the event was a trade show that ran for the entire weekend including booths from Napshot (Dye, HK Army, Kee Action Sports, Luxe and Sup Air), PB Rack, Pro Paintball (Style Supply, Virtue, GI Milsim, Bob Long), PBH Paintball Heaven and Skirmish Paintball (Planet Eclipse). I’ve never seen as much paintball gear for sale in one place (I think there was even more than at Millenium Disney!)

We were also lucky enough to be invited to the opening dinner, hosted by the Princess of Kedah – WCA Patron, as well as the closing ceremony, hosted by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Prelims:

Day 1:

GAME 1 – Phoenix Authority Tahiti 3 vs Thundercats Australia 0 – WIN
GAME 2 – Phoenix Authority Tahiti 0 vs Grammaton Clerics Malaysia – LOSS
GAME 3 – Phoenix Authority Tahiti 3 vs Sirens Malaysia 1 – WIN
During the 3rd point of this game they threw in the towel preventing me from scoring the point – we still got it, but I would have liked to have hit the invisible buzzer! 
During the 4th point of this game that I was told that after bunkering the centre back player and diving into the start box/place where buzzer would have been that my point did not count due to it being a dive rather than “on the full” – except it was in broken english, and the ref couldn’t explain what the problem was, wouldn’t paint check me, and didn’t call me eliminated.. a strange few seconds until Tim ran in and hit the non existant buzzer. 

Day 2:

GAME 4 – Phoenix Authority Tahiti: 1 vs Wrecking Crew Australia: 3 – LOSS
Its worth noting that this was our first “run in” with the head ref on the field. He warned both us and wrecking crew for overshooting, even though neither team complained about it.  Part of the warning was that if it happens again we would have been ejected from the tournament – end result more cautious play, even if the head refs perception of so called “overshooting” was fairly dubious.  A poor call that shouldn’t have happened. And yes, I know reffing is hard, and by and large it was excellent, especially considering the long hours the refs were putting in and the numerous language barriers with teams from around Asia and the world.
GAME 5 – Phoenix Authority Tahiti: 0 vs Republic CMX Malaysia: 3 – LOSS
GAME 6 – Phoenix Authority Tahiti: 2 vs EJPC Cyberjaya Malaysia: 2 – DRAW
Had we have pushed for the win in the last game rather than a draw (a tactical error on our part we decided to hold for the draw rather than risk a penalty in the last 60 seconds) we would have either definitely been in the top 16, or been out of it and not need to play off.

Our points at the end of Day 2 (which we found out at about 11pm, after I’d given up on a position in “Sunday Club”) were 16/17/18 equal, where all teams had the same points, the same wins, the same losses, and the same seeding based on previous events.

The first time in PALS history a 3 way tiebreaker was required to start at 8am the next morning, delaying the quarter finals for the other teams by about 1.5 hours and meaning we needed to wake up at 5:30 am to try our best to get into the top 16.

Playoffs:

PLAYOFF 1 – Phoenix Authority Tahiti: 3 vs Thorne Thailand 0 – WIN
PLAYOFF 2 – Phoenix Authority Tahiti: 0 vs Hoodlums Malaysia 3 – LOSS
PLAYOFF 3 – Hoodlums Malaysia: 3 vs Throne Thailand: 2
Unfortunately due to a disputed penalty we had to take to the field with just 3 players in the deciding point against Hoodlums. I can’t say whether it would have made a difference to our overall positioning, but it definitely cost us the 3rd point! All up we played 27 Points, against 9 different teams, and shot 18 cases between 7 players, making it a very cheap tournament for actual cost of paint.  I’m guessing if we had made it to the quarter finals we’d probably be shooting approximately 25-30 cases.

If I was to change anything I’d bring the rules directly in line with Millenium series for greater international consistency and remove the option of both PSP and Millenium Ramping (just go with Millennium at 10.5 bps).  I’d also move the D2 field possibly to where the D4 Field was, and have the chrono station facing the other way, so that we could actually hear the PA system rather than paintballs hitting corrogated iron.  The only other niggle was the Intercontinental cup having its BPS caps changed the day before the event, and the 3rd and 4th position teams (I was pit crewing for Infamous) missing their semi final games due to a scheduling change caused by the arrival of a VIP.  Its unfair for teams to travel so far, be set up for a game at 5pm, have it delayed until 8pm and then find its not happening.
Of course, by the time the players party had rolled around, we all got to drinking (and I got to DJing) and everyone forgot about whatever bad calls had happend, with some partying untill 5am! I have to say that the WCA players party hands down beats the Millennium players party! Will I be back – of course.  This is still my favorite event to participate in, as its much, much more than just paintball. Its an awesome holiday (which I’ll cover in another post), its a trade show, its a networking event, and it has paintball too!

If you are thinking about attending in 2013, I say do it, start saving it you’ll have an amazing time!

Berlin & Munich: Paintball in Germany

I spent just under a month going in and out of Germany (mainly Munich and Germany) and am contemplating moving there in 2013. Heres what I’ve gathered so far on the paintball scenes:

Legal Issues:

I started looking at PBNation for something concrete in English, but a lot of it seems to be a) out of date and b) aimed towards American military personal living “on base” where things appear to be slightly easier with regards to importation etc.  I’ve tried to include as much as I can from talking to locals rather than foreigners living there, and from fields/pro shops themselves


All markers must be under 7.5 Joules force per shot and semi auto only, which translates to a legal field limit of “214 FPS” at fields (wink, wink, nod, nod).  All markers must be sold this way, and have to have a “F” Stamp, along with the calibre, make of marker and dealers stamp on them. I have been told that overseas markers can be given a temporary stamp at events (such as millenium etc) but am unsure how this works.

Paintball is R18, but do not require a permit to use.Air systems need to have the Pi symbol on them and be in test.

When transporting your gear it must be in a locked container, now they are pretty loose about this, and a locked gearback/backpack is fine – as long as it can be locked wherever the marker is stored.
I also understand that paintball is banned in Hamburg, but haven’t got anything to back that up.

The web talks about bans on woodsball/milsim, but I get the idea that that is more misinformation than anything as I see camo gear, tactical gear and markers for sale in shops.  Its more frowned on and referred to as “Gotcha” rather than paintball from what I can tell.  I think its more a case of speedball fields trying to distance themselves as much as possible due to politicians viewing them as potential training grounds  (which is laughable) for potential Neo Nazi movements etc. This is mainly out of the publics/politicians ignorance as opposed to being based on any actual incidents. Paintball was threatened with a ban in 2009, which was later dropped.

Fields:
I checked out a couple of fields when I was in both Munich and Berlin.For Munich the most speedball oriented field was MVP Paintball, which was walking distance from the U6 station “Garing Hochbruck” and apparently open until 11pm, yet was closed when we tried to visit. It still appears to be the best bet for tournament sup air style paintball.

MVP Paintball: Robert Bosche Strasse 12, 85748 Garing, Munchen

Paint Galaxy was reccomended to me as the best place to play in Berlin. The hall was fully astroturfed, and had nets that allowed the field to be split in half for training two teams/groups at once.  Both 3000 and 4500 PSI fills were available, and rentals were Spyders on 47cui HPA air systems.
I was able to train with a few local teams (who train every week after work), who were mainly running drills and scrimmages.  I was able to borrow a marker, and with paint (1000 paintballs) and field fee it came to around $35 Euro.
Paint Galaxy: Buchholzerstrasse 65, 13156, Berlin

Proshops:
I couldn’t find anything obvious in Munich, though I believe that MVP has a small amount of consumables onsite at their field.

In Berlin I was able to find Paint Supply – a fully stocked pro shop literally 2 minutes walk from a train station.  Berlin is definately “paintball friendly”.  I was literally about 30 seconds away from purchasing a “safer” brand air system until I found out that their credit card facilities were literally being installed the next day.  I could see this place becoming a second home if I was living in Berlin. Paint Supply GmbH: Bornholmer Strasse 6, 10439, Berlin – Get off at Schonhasuser on Metro U2

Tournaments:

There are two main tournament series that the Germans are involved in, the most well known is obviously the Millennium Series, which has events in England, France and Germany, and teams participating from all over Europe (and the world).

The other, lesser known overseas series is the DPL, the Deutsche Paintball Liga, which I am told is the largest paintball league in the world, and is definitely the largest in Europe.  The League is affiliated with the EUPBF (as is Millenium) so player/team rankings are all done properly and there is no (or at least very little) sandbagging.  Format is millenium, right from beginner to D1 divisions.

Križevci, Croatia: Hrvatska Paintball League

On Saturday night at around 11:30pm we left Pula, for a 360km road trip to Krizevci for the Hrvatska (Croatia) Paintball League tournament.  Our trip involved us going up via Labin (I couldn’t get google maps to show the exact route) through the major city of Rijeka and then a 3 hour stop at Karlovac (home of the beer of a similar name) to sleep for an hour or two, then at dawn we were back on the road to our destination where we needed to be at 7:30am.

The field is situated on a decommissioned Miltary base (my team kept winding me up, pretending that there was a former minefield in the long grass here), and is a made for purpose tournament/speedball club field.  I was to be playing for a Zagreb team – undead for the 5 man part of the tournament, and with my host Jasen’s team Bad Balls for the 3 man component.

Due to reasons outside fo the organisers control they were unable to finish the tournament last time, so the day would also have the last couple of rounds of the previous tournament to finish off before starting the days official events.  It was going to be a very long, and hot day of tournament paintball.

The tournament was a Race2 Format (thats best out of 3 Xball for us kiwis) using Modified Millenium Series rules (10 Balls Per Second Capped Ramping).The field layout was in a xball style with a combination of different sup air barricades – as people don’t tend to have complete PSP/Millenium series official fields, which meant for us only one large Dorito on the Dorito side and the centre barricade being smaller than what I’m used to.  It was still a fun field to play on.   The snake was hard to get into, but once you were in it it would give a strong advantage to whoever was playing it.

I didn’t see teams play the Dorito side much, but did see a lot of teams run to the centre 50 on the break.  I get the idea that there aren’t too many layouts with strong snakes here, or that people aren’t that used to playing that particular location on the field based on some of the acrobatic dives of people getting into it!

Paint was RPS Marballizer, Allstar and Evil. Evil in my view shot and marked very well, I wasn’t a fan of the Marballizer and didn’t try the Allstar.
Games were started with a computerised countdown and a siren on PA speakers as per Millenium rules.  I’m not sure what software they used for this, but I would recommend clubs in New Zealand look to this set up as its fairly simple, but works very well and is they way paintball is moving towards in Australia and South East Asia with S7s and PALS series as well.There were no flags on the field. To win a point you needed to hit a button on the start box which was connected by wiring to a car battery powering two sirens.  It was a very simple but effective way of registering points and would be way easier for NZ fields to implement if we were to move to a Xball format at our fields.

On the other side of the field was the pit zone, where teams who were playing would use as their dead box and area to regas, repod and refill paint and clean old hits off between games.  I’m still unsure if this area was suposed to be a safe zone of a live zone as most people were gogs off in this area, yet it was concerning to see a large number of players in this confined area with barrel bags off refilling air for the next game, while players also had gogs off.

My suggestions for improvement would be:

  1. Strictly enforce barrel bags in the pit area.  I saw quite a few live un bagged markers in the pit area and this has the potential to be quite dangerous.
  2. Penalise players who do not call themselves out properly, put their hands on their heads and move directly to the dead box.  Players seem to take their time to get to the Dbox and tend not to put their hands on their heads signalling elimination.  I’m pretty sure I shot a few eliminated players who had not signaled their elimination clearly.

That said – the in game reffing was to a very high standard and was very consistent thanks to team Hellboys from Karlovac. I ended up getting two 1 for 1s, including one in my first game but they were all deserved and consistent.  I would like to get our reffing for local events back in Auckland up to this level.The other thing that was quite interesting was the pod boxes that everyone had over here – Plastic beer crates.  Beer bottles are bigger over here and are sold in plastic crates of 20 as opposed to our cardboard 6, 12 and 15 packs at home.  The best bit – these beer crates are the perfect size to hold paintball pods.

I’d be tempted to import some or seek out an importer who specialises in foreign beer to see if they have some available.  These are far better than any pod holding solutions I’ve seen in New Zealand and do the job very well.For lunch we were treated to a proper Croatian BBQ of cevapcici (Sort of like sausage sized mince rolls) and skewered meat. All cooked over charcoal and served with fresh bread, followed by a crazy mission trying to find stores that were open – and completely lucking out when I found a petrol station that stocked that holy drink for kiwis playing paintball – BLUE POWERADE!

After the 5s were played out the temperature dropped to something I’m a little more used to, and we started the 3 man event.  5s are clearly the dominant format here (as in elsewhere) and there were less teams present for the 3s.  We won all of our games and took home first in the 3 man event.

I can’t understand croatian, but have checked the thread on the paint.hr through google translate – I think these are the correct scores for the 5 man placings:

1. Muha 360
2. BS1 344
3. Hellboys 332
4. Interap 324
5. BossAccredo 316
6. GunnersOSX 296

A massive thanks to everyone for their hospitality over the weekend, especially teams Zagreb Undead, Karlovac Hellboys, Pula Bad Balls and anyone who I’ve forgotten to mention who helped with equipment, the referees who spent all day in the sun, the event organisers and most importantly Eddie and my host Jasen for driving and looking after me.  It was a great day and I hope to be able to come back later on when I’m living permanently in Europe.

I would definitely recommend getting involved with the local tournament scene if you visit croatia, simply get in touch with the local club in your area. Markers and air systems can be brought into the country legally, just make sure that your air system is legal for Europe and in hydro.

Zagreb Undead – 5 Man Division

Pula Bad Balls – 1st 3 Man Division


Youtube of last months event