UWL has been growing around the world and for the first time last month they
have now expanded into Mexico. This is a great step forward for Paintball in
Mexico to see another established league get set up in Mexico for the players
down there. The first UWL México at Dragon Gotcha was a total success, with 10
teams playing both divisions 5 vs 5 and 10 vs 10. Players got to know the game
format and loved it. Raul Ibarra, UWL Mexico Organizer, and Tom Cole are always
on top of things, so how could it have gone wrong? With such success at
the very first event we look forward to seeing more teams attend the next
to all teams that showed up: La Legión Tamaulipeca (Recond2 and Defensores
1829), Bastardos, Shinigamis, Todo Gotcha, Gotcha México, Raptors, Dragones de
México Alpha and Beta, Gotcha School and Carpinteros.
first UWL Event is over, but luckily for all woodsball lovers it is just the
beginning for the UWL México.
Dragones de México
More information on the UWL Mexico please contact Raul Ibarra or visit the
The alarm clock starts at 04:00 in the morning. You just want to curl up
in your bed, bury your head in the pillow. Never mind this paintball stuff..
After dragging my body out of
bed, ears still ringing after last nights Metallica concert, it was time to get
some much needed coffee into my system. Note to self: two hours of sleep
just isn't enough..
Our trusty driver Per Gunnar
rolls up with the car minutes later. Even when I am dead tired the same thing
always happens. I think its the sound the
wheels my Planet Eclipse kit bag makes as it is dragged across the asphalt to
the car. This sound always wake me up, its the sound of a new adventure
starting! I will probably associate this sound with paintball for as long
as I`ll live.
After some time off from paintball for our team due to real life issues,
everybody was starting to feel that itch again. For some, "time off"
just means not practicing paintball 2 times every week like we used to,
but still watching paintball videos and the different webcasts to keep up to
date on current events. Others have been stationed on the russian/norwegian
border on army duty far to the north in the wilderness without a chance to
shoot a single paintball.
Anyhow, as spring approached it
was time to get the band back together to see if we still got what it takes to
compete. As before we decided to go to the friendliest tournament on earth: the
Med Cup. Joining us this time was fellow Norwegian team Stavanger Mayhem. We
operated under the name of Anthrax Norway/ Fight Back design this time around.
No changes in the crew, same old friends :-) Fight Back Design is my new-born company selling Anthrax jerseys and
apparel so I was a bit proud being able to name the team after it. :-)
This time we decided to spend the
whole week to get to enjoy as much of Greece as possible before going home. We flew down to Thessaloniki on
Monday with 5 players, and we were picked up by our great host Kostantinos from
Anthrax paintball at the airport. Running with a skeleton crew we just had to
pray we didn't suffer any injuries.
We spent the first days as
tourists enjoying the beaches and sun, the Mayhem guys found the casino,
everybody just having a good time. Friday was practice day, some of our guys
had not fired a paintball in over a year so it was sorely needed. My Geo 3
still had some sand in it from last years Med Cup in Cyprus but still performed
without a hitch.
We took some beatings in the
beginning of the practice, but after getting bunkered a few times people woke
up and slowly but surely we started to look like a team again. Nothing like a
few balls to the back of your head to get things going :) At the end of
practice we felt better. Our gun skills still needed some work but what better
way to fix that than the 3 man tournament Saturday?
Friday night Konstantinos
took all of us to a nice local restaurant,and when I say all I mean – all! Almost
all the players from the tournament were there early (probably so they wouldn’t
miss anything) , we basicly took over the whole restaurant. They served amazing
Greek-food and a locally brewed wine,the interior was old-greek and they played
the local music- it was really a remarkable experience.
As Saturday rolled around for
once the weather was on our side. We northerners don't take to kindly to
scorching heat and after working on our tan for a few days (or a delicate
sunburnt pink if you forgot the sunblock :). "No, I will get the sunblock
later. Just let me finish this beachvollyball match..") overcast with a
slight breeze was very welcome.
We took a couple of early losses
in the 3 man before racking up some wins. Its was a fun day, not to serious, in
the end we ended in 4th place out of nine teams. Our friends Stavanger Mayhem
took the win.
After a quick break we prepared
for the mini nations cup. Its a fun way to end the day and good practice for
the xball tournament. We merged with Mayhem to represent Norway. After sorting
out the team calls we just mixed it up and got to it. In the end we defeated
Greece in the final! Feeling good everybody hurried to pack up their stuff,
because up next was the Med Cup beach party! Words can’t really do it justice,
we had a whole section of the beach and the beach bar to ourselves. The weather
was great and so was the beer!
We had to get up early to get
ready for the xball tournament. Our first match was against Mayhem and it was a
close fought match which ended in a draw 2-2 an it set the tone for the rest of
the day. Most of the teams where evenly matched and every game was a fight. We
ended the prelims with 2 wins, one draw and a loss. We battled through the
quarter finals and semis in some though matches to face Fivestar Leida in the
finals. The first point ended in a one on one which they won, after that they
played a smart controlled game and secured their win.
After the disappointment wore of
we realized that with our lack of expectations before the event we really had
to be quite happy with how things turned out. After all we finished with two
Playing seven xball matches in a
day will take its toll on your body so it was five tired players who packed
away their Geos and headed for the showers.
Monday was spent relaxing and
shopping before packing our bags and saying goodbye to our great hosts in the
evening. Once again we had a great trip and and made some new friends!
Big thanks to Kostantinos , Nil
and all the rest of the Anthrax crew and Stavanger Mayhem and finally Planet
Eclipse. Once again our markers proved that they can handle three days of
playing without a hitch :) Also thanks to all the players from Greece, Norway,
Singapore, Netherlands, New Zeland, Germany, Spain, England and Turkey for
making this a memorable event!
Assault Factory has been dropping Air Strikes all across the mid west the last
takes 1st place at Central Paintball League's event #3 hosted by CPX in Joliet,
IL and there D4 & D5 lines both took 1st & 2nd Place
at the Vintage Paintball Series Event #2!!
AAF's team edition LV-1 and GEO
3.1's shot flawlessly with multiple kinds of paint during the weekend. We would
like to Thank Planet Eclipse for providing us with great equipment and giving
us the upper hand against other teams.
Assault Factory is currently ranked 3rd in PSP D3 Race to 4. Keep your eyes
open for them at the PSP West Coast Open.
see how AAF is doing at each event please “like” their facebook page -