WCA from Seburo's eyes...
The Red Sevens had a great World Cup this year with a lot of
good games scoring wins from stronger teams like the D'Mercy
Kids and DemonsX whom I rate highly.
With 7 wins, 3 losses and one draw with PPS - the Red Sevens
qualified in 6th place going into Sunday which is a big
improvement from last year when we could only manage 1 win and
did not qualify.
In the group stages we had a good chance as we were in the same
group as D'Mercy Kids, Gober and new comers from Sarawak PPS
Syndrome. We were optimistic and hoping to bring in the same
form we had on Friday. But we lost to the Kids- in a good fight-
taking 3 of them before going down. We needed a win against
Gober because PPS took the Kids by surprise and scored what I
thought was a brilliant victory.
So Kids, PPS and us all had 1 loss each going into our second
game. We needed to beat Gober but we lost and we were out of the
tournament. We played PPS in our last game and it went down to a
The Red Sevens had a good time with good wins and close fights -
there were highs and there were lows over the weekend. I think
the two Kids who came with us also had a great time and scored a
couple of crucial last man wins against DemonsX and PPS
Ryan has a good time playing with all the different guns from
Egos, GEOS and PMR to DM8s and the Ollie Lang DM8. His verdict -
the DM8 over the Ego.
Big shout out to Zach who came out with us for the first time -
bagged us at least 3-4 victories and generally being a great kid
with easy going and positive attitude.
Big Ben had a couple of big games with his Ollie Lang gun - it
was exciting to watch him play with that DM8.
Jane was the crowd favourite - easily recognizable on the field
- especially when playing Palti whom she shot out.
And lastly great friend AND someone whom I am very proud to call
my teammate - Azlan who has the most drive and determination and
always the stalwart of the team. You will be very missed by all
of us you will always be a red in our hearts.
My highlight of the weekend was meeting up and making friends
especially with Palti the Gober guys and "Coach" Rony from Java
Genies and props to Reuben from Hoodlums who went to the
quarters for their first time. You guys did great Reuben don't
let that one point take anything away from your achievement.
It was really good to have a friend in Kiko who came around to
cheer us up and talk to us. Palti really moved me when he said
to his team that the Red Sevens are Gober's Brothers.
Warmest congratulations to Kiko and Real Pinoys for taking 1st
place in D2. You guys lost "that game" but you won the bigger
prize - so Kiko your positive attitude went true for you guys
The Marshalling was excellent - not many hard calls- firm but
fair was the policy on the Dye field and I think all the D3
teams had good games with not too many disputes. I for one found
it much easier to play compared to previous world cups when the
marshalling was a bit too strict and less experienced teams were
There is also one obvious factor in this tournament, which was
PLAYER SAFETY - I felt that the playing field at the WCA was
much safer with the standard of marshalling that was on hand. I
would like to thank the Australian head ref who make the
tournament all that much more fun to play in. Thank you to
Junaidi and Ulrich and all the Refs for all your hard work.
The vendors' support was great- the best ever- I guess it had to
make up for the absence of some of the Pros. All the big shops
turned up and set up big tents and there were lots to see and
buy. Tech support from Dye, Eclipse and MacDev was superb and I
thank all the factory guys who came all the way from San Diego
(Dye) and Sydney (MacDev) to help us out.
Thank you to Magued Idris for bringing your legendary Joy team
to Malaysia - I watched almost all the Joy games and they were
brilliant to watch in full flight. I learnt a lot from watching
Congratulations to Infernal of Thailand for taking D1. I had a
great time watching them play - they are an awesome team. And
also my congratulations to Alan Lian, Terry and the rest of Team
Ronin too- you guys did really well - you guys carried the
Malaysian flag well in D1.
My only beef was the mud - which was to be expected at this time
of the year. And I'd like to give the food vendors a break by
not charging them an arm and a leg so more food vendors would
come next time with more variety and not having to charge RM2.50
for a drink.
Thank you to the pros who traveled all the way from Europe -
Patrick Wrobel from Syndicate and Stephane Brun from the TonTons
;) it was great to see you guys again.
I want to thank the tech guys- Airman- who despite having
problems on Friday - you did a great job to keep the queues at
the air station down.
Also like to thank Badman! - For always being around at the
right time to put in a good word and also for listening to my
suggestion to put a table in the chrono tent so we didn't have
to put our markers in the mud after we chronoed.
Thanks to MR Allan ‘Ping Pong' Phang who ran around getting
things sorted and getting our photos on our ID cards and lending
his jersey to a certain TonTon so I did have the pleasure of
watching him play a game.
Finally thanks to Paul Lam who grew a couple more white hairs
over the weekend but I'd like to say: your efforts, your hard
work and your perseverance were very much appreciated by this
humble D3 team who had a great time at the World Cup Asia.