Tuesday, August 5, 2008


NPL Melaka 2008

The fourth leg of NPL Melaka kicks off to a great start. It was a great venue that coincides with great event that was being held in the historical state. I would say thumbs up for the organiser to be able to get the most excellent pitch ever held in the books of NPL event history.

This time around saw 8 teams competing in the Division 1. Banzaai which managed to get 4th place during last leg, strives to improve to a better podium finish. Consistency remains the key for each team, who all has one objective in mind; to be on top.

During the preliminary round, Banzaai managed to win 3 out of 8 games, and placed 7th in the preliminary standing. This placing puts Banzaai to pit against the 2nd best performing team of the preliminary round, Delta Rovers. Macdev Ronin performed very well in preliminary and was among the favourite to win the leg. Other notable performances came from team Wolverinez and X-Pursuit, whose hard work and practices on weekends prior to this leg seems to materialise very well during the preliminary rounds.

Quarterfinals on the second day saw a significant turnaround for most of the teams. Biggest upset of the day saw the defeat of Macdev Ronin against team Armada. Banzaai managed to hold off against the aggressiveness of team Delta Rovers and booked a place in Semifinal. In the end, the semifinals standings mostly consist of underdogs, X-Pursuit, Armada, Banzaai and, the most consistent, Nemesis.

Semifinals came as expected. Although, Banzaai managed to put a good fight but the team’s path to final was beaten off by Nemesis. And X-Pursuit, aggressive attacking strategy eliminated the hopeful team Armada.

The final games were held off rather quickly by the organiser. Team Nemesis was beaten by the advancing team X-Pursuit. The team who came all the way from Penang were overjoyed by the victory and saw themselves for the first time this year a podium finish with the top prize. Banzaai secured the 3rd spot and Armada placed 4th.Overall, it was a very enjoyable event with the best pitch ever for the players. We are hoping the organiser could secure the same kind of pitch being used in Malacca for NPL events in the future. With a good infrastructure, we could improve the competency of each teams.

by - Fariz Force

MY-NPL '08 (Event 4) Venue: Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Bandar Hilir, Malacca.

Date: 2nd-3rd August 2008

Division 1: (8 teams)

1st = X-PURSUIT (Penang)

2nd = NEMESIS (Kuala Lumpur)

3rd = BANZAAI (Selangor)

4th = ARMADA (Selangor)

Division 2: (7 teams)

1st = BALLBUSTERS (Kuala Lumpur)

2nd = RAIDERS (Kuala Lumpur)

3rd = NO MERCY (Johor)

4th = RAINFOREST 7 TIGERS (Pahang)

Division 3: (16 teams)

1st = OSCAR LEGIO-X (Pahang)

2nd = RONIN LUNACY (Kuala Lumpur)

3rd = COBRA MERCENARIES (Kuala Lumpur)

4th = SUNSHIRO (Pahang)

Division 4: (29 teams)





Congratulation to all winner.

From Banstarz Paintball Production

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