Early Exit - Far too good...
Placing Singapore on the world map, Red Sevens travelled to
Malaysia to participate in an international paintball event,
World Cup Asia (WCA) 2007. This year's competition saw the
largest turnout ever since the competition's conception, with
more than 250 paintball players and more than 40 teams, there is
no way Red Sevens would missed this opportunity. Paintball teams
from Asia countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Philippines, Japan, Iran, Guam flocked into the country for this
prestigious event. Teams from Australia, United States, South
Africa, France and Belgium were at the event as well.
It was certainly a rough and tough time for the Red Sevens team.
However despite the poor showing, there were a lot of learning
as well. Never once did we play under such an intense and tight
schedule as the WCA 2007, 11 straight games with little or no
rest. Rotational players policy were adopted in this tournament
where every player is tasked to familiarize himself/herself to
an allocated field. The setting up of the tournament arena with
3 fields namely DYE, DRAXUS and ECLIPSE also contributed to the
consecutive play time. Half way into Day 1 of the tournament,
Red Sevens chances of qualifying for the Final Day was hanging
by a thread...
The grouping was good, we were grouped against our regular
opponents such as GANG, CMX, etc. Looking back into our team
history, we seemed to have grouped with them in every tournament
that we have participated so far. A 2-1 winning record against
CMX but a long way to go before we come on par with GANG. We
could have secured some wins by outnumbering our opponents but
situation changes fast in paintball, you can never predict the
winner until the flag is captured. As this event is one of the
"Visit Malaysia 2007" highlights, government officials were
present to declare the opening of the WCA 2007. Representatives
from the Malaysia Tourism Board and the State Government
delivered their welcoming speech as players gathered together to
make this sport a truly united one, one where barriers such as
culture and language are taken away.
Will the Red Sevens be back for WCA 2008? You bet we will and
this time, we will be more prepared. Besides, all that we need
is to win 2 games...till then, its an honour to battle with the
Red Sevens team. Where is the KAMIKAZE!!!
World Cup Asia 2007 Team Roster
PADAM PELITA (Front)
RESIDENT EVIL CHEF (Back)
SHA with the "H" (Back)
* Thank you Raysonick and Mizura for the support!