The Red Sevens Team continued
to improve by posting an amazing top 6 finishing in the Qualifying Round of the Malaysia
Paintball Official Circuit (MPOC) Leg 3, Penang Cup 2007. With
27 participating teams in the Amateur/Novice Category, the Red
Sevens was again drawn to face the 2 formidable Promedia
Immortalz teams, Vis Unita and Fortier. Both teams were the Champion and
Runner-Up of MPOC Legs 1 and 2 respectively. Participating in
their 2nd 5-Men Tournament, the Red Sevens displayed confidence
on the field and was rewarded by a commending 6th position
during the qualifying rounds. Grouped with teams such as Shimigami, Red Knights, K'bad, Wild Wild Six, KTM Rangers, Initz
Red, Promedia Immortalz Unita and Promedia Immortalz Fortier,
the Red Sevens was recorded 8 wins and 2 loses.
With an accumulated 24 points and 24 Elimination Difference
(ED), Red Sevens were grouped to face Promedia Immortalz Vis Unita
(ranked 1st), Gang (ranked 7th) and Tornado Angels (ranked 12th)
in the Quarter Finals. With a 0-2 record against the Promedia
Immortalz Vis Unita, Red Sevens decided to adopt a heavy lanning
strategy to secure the snake position. However, due to the
inability to remain compact, team captain KING was eliminated
early in the game. With a weak back fire support, it was only a
matter of time that the team structure began to collapse.
In the match against the Tornado Angels, Red Sevens managed to
bounce back to recapture the flag. Though claiming a convincing
win, ELLE was caught in a "1 for 1" situation after an appeal by
the Angels. What claims to be an innocent play as the paints
were caught on her harness without her knowing, the Red Sevens
displayed good sportsmanship by not appealing for the "1 for 1"
call even though it was addressed after the game.
In a do or die match against the Gang, Red Sevens realized that
they could be one step away from making history by qualifying
for the Semi Finals. PADAM PELITA was caught out early in the
snake, SEBURO and ELLE soon followed suit. Gang triumphed over
Red Sevens with 3 remaining players. Luck was not on Red
A tournament filled with controversies of players caught
"dancing" on the field, teams walking away from the tournament
to team withdrawal from the MPOC, the Penang Cup is certainly a
good opportunity for the Red Sevens to live together, to eat
together and of course...how can we forget the eat together.
Hospitality was shown by our Northern neighbours and friendships
An excellent tournament indeed...
"COCKY or not? You decide..."
Red Sevens was featured in Malaysia STAR newspaper.
MPOC Leg 3 Team Roster
PADAM PELITA (Front)
SLOW POKE (Mid)
SHAH (guest player from Team Infinity) (Back)