“The first Tippmann Challenge kicks off at Paintball Mirabel where a record number of participants showed up for this fantastic event. Players and spectators were treated to free tech service on their Tippmann markers courtesy of BuyPBL and Tippmann. Players also had the opportunity to test their mettle in the new CRASH terrain featuring full scale airplanes, a massive hanger with full multi-level interior, guard towers and sunken C-cans. For all your upcoming tippmann challenge events log onto Tippmannchallenge.com”
Video game fans and scenario paintball players rejoice! The latest Call of Duty video game is almost ready for release. In order to celebrate the launch, Call of Duty will be hosting a multi-million dollar scenario paintball event in Los Angeles, CA. For those of you unfamiliar with Call of Duty, the franchises most recent release, Black Ops, broke the billion dollar sales barrier and well over 600 million hours of Black Ops gaming were experienced in the initial 45 days of the games launch. Talk about a dedication! Now, coach potatoes and COD fans worldwide will have the opportunity to prove themselves both in the virtual world as well in real life. COD players have been invited to take part in a scenario paintball event unlike any other. Intrigued? Read on.
Play the Call of Duty Scenario Paintball event and win up to $400,000.00 in cash!
On September 2nd and 3rd, the Call of Duty XP (xp is short for experience) will pit 32 teams of 4 players against each other in a sudden death scenario paintball tournament. The winning 4-player team will receive $400,000 in cash courtesy of Activision/Blizzard and Microsoft. Tickets to attend are $150.00 and proceeds from the event will benefit the Call of Duty endowment, a non-profit organization that helps returning veterans find employment, establish careers and transition back to civilian life.
Events Detailed Thus Far:
$1 Million Call of Duty Operation - Call of Duty® XP presents the most high-stakes multiplayer gaming tournament ever devised, featuring an unprecedented $1 million in cash and prizes. Thirty-two four-man teams will wage war in a savage single-elimination bracket competition, in front of the cameras and thousands of fans.
Players worldwide will be able to pre-qualify for the tournament with stellar performances in Call of Duty®: Black Ops-check back soon for details. There will be opportunities to qualify on-site as well. Armor up, Call of Duty® diehards. This is your fight.
Prizes - Call of Duty® XP embraces players of all skill levels with numerous gaming competitions throughout the weekend. Hone your breach-and-clear skills in Special Ops, shoot your way to the top in King of the Hill matches or outlast wave after wave of the shambling undead in Zombie Survival mode. Combatants can win prizes from event sponsors like Turtle Beach and Microsoft, and there are surprises in store for Call of Duty® gamers at the event.
Run The Pit - Navigate The Pit, IRL. For the first time ever, players will have the opportunity to speed-run the infamous Modern Warfare 2® training sequence in real life, replicated onsite down to great detail. Prizes and bragging rights are available to top finishers.
Battle in the Scrapyard - Two teams will enter this astonishing real-world recreation of Modern Warfare 2®‘s fan-favorite Scrapyard level. Only one will exit. OK, both teams will exit, but only one will walk away with pride-the other will walk away dripping paint. Massive Modern Warfare-inspired scenario paintball firefights like this happen in only one place – Call of Duty®XP.
Grab a bite at Burgertown - The only thing cooking at this full-scale replica of Modern Warfare 2®‘s beloved Burger Town is lunch, not grenades. Take a break from battle to refuel with a Burger Town Classic or Chicken Burger, crispy or grilled. Burcak’s Sundae shake, while delicious, will not provide immunity to zombies.
Explore the Call of Duty Armory - A unique opportunity to view Call of Duty®‘s vast arsenal in person. Browse weapons and combat gear, Call of Duty® concept art and research, and explore the history of one of the most celebrated franchises in gaming.
This sounds like a great opportunity for scenario paintball players and video game players to combine their skills and make a go for the huge cash purse.
What do you think about the event? What are you looking forward to more, the scenario paintball tournament or trying out the new Call of Duty video game prior to launch?
Special thanks to the guys at the NCPA / College Paintball for the heads up.
Over 4,000 paintball players are preparing to converge on Skirmish paintball park for the 2011 Invasion of Normandy scenario paintball event. Our friends at Understood will be on location with some really fresh looking paintball goods available for sale. Check out the Invasion of Normandy un-official event shirt and a few words from JB.
ProPaintball caught up with John Battistini from Understood who had this to say;
In keeping with our tradition of doing an event shirt for everything we attend in 2011, we did a shirt for Skirmish’s Invasion of Normandy coming up this weekend July 16-17. I.O.N. is a huge scenario paintball event that we have been attending since 2007 and usually gets over 4000 attendees. Rumor is there are over 4100 pre-registered attendees for this year’s game and they are completely full.
We did a super limited run of the full color design and expect this shirt to sell out quickly as its our first ever scenario-themed event shirt. The Chicago PSP shirt was gone in only 2 hours last month, so people should get to the booth quickly if they wanna snatch one up.
We’ll have the booth open Friday afternoon and then all day Saturday and Sunday. We love going to scenario events to support our teams (like Pocket Aces and House Solstice) and have a great time with the huge crowds.
Who is going to Invasion of Normandy this year? How does this scenario paintball event compare to say, D-Day?
Empire Battle Tested Paintball is proud to announce the 2011 Empire BT Big Game. This big game takes place on September 24th, 2011 and pits players at paintball parks across the world against one another. Players can check in online to find out how their mini-battle effected the larger campaign.
Over the past couple of years we’ve had thousands of players participate in this worldwide event. It is by far the single biggest multi-national paintball game in the world! For one day, 9/24/11, players from countries such as Australia, South America, Mexico, Brazil, and around the
U.S. will take part in global warfare to determine the best team on planet earth. Teams will accumulate points by completing missions. Scoring will be tracked live on the Empire website so you can watch which faction is winning the war.
Oklahoma D-Day 2011 is right around the corner. Taking place June 6th-12th, the event will pit the Axis and the Allies against each other in a D-Day style paintball re-enactment. For those of you unfamiliar, D-Day is the worlds largest paintball event and is held on an annual basis. The event draws in anywhere between 3,500 and 4,000 players ranging from new paintball players to hard core scenario types. Rather than a chaotic mass of players running around, Dwayne and Ed have stayed true to the real Normandy invasion and have arranged for the game to have multiple battles in different locations taking place simultaneously.
Here are a few words from the official website;
The event runs for an entire week with the main D-Day game starting on Saturday morning at 9 AM. During the week there are several mini-scenarios, qualification courses, and walk on speed ball games. Thursday night is always our famous Night Game which is NOT for the faint of heart! Rustic camping is included in your pre-registration fee and the week turns out to be an experience that you’ll never forget! What you put into it, is basically what you’ll get out of it.
Since there is so much going on, you should plan the activities that you want to attend as well as set a budget. Nothing is worse then burning up all of your paint and money before the main game. It’s bad for you and extremely bad for your side. Commanders need you out on the field, giving 110% for the entire day on Saturday. It’s fine if speed ball is more your style, but you registered for Oklahoma D-Day, not an NPPL Tournament. If you have enough money and paint to burn, by all means feel free to rock the speed ball fields all week long. Likewise, if you just came to hang out in a camp site, Yellowstone would be a better choice. But the single most important thing you can do is be out on the field swapping paint with your opponent for the entire day on Saturday!
The main game is long and it’s usually very hot. You are the only person that knows your own limitations, however for your side to be effective, you need to pace and sustain yourself. Staying hydrated is critical! At every opportunity you should be drinking water. For a quick snack at a Dead Zone, pack a couple of Power Bars. They will help sustain your energy level and get you back into the game quickly. Even though air and paint are available at certain dead zones, you should be prepared to carry most of your equipment with you since you’ll probably want stay in the action as long as possible.
Like any large scale battle in WWII, WWI or even the US Civil War, tactics, primarily on the strategic level, will decide the outcome of Oklahoma D-Day. Because of this, planning for next year’s event usually starts the day after that year’s event. It begins with the recruitment of players, organization of the units and communicating with over 3,000 players. Trust your commanders, they’ll get you through the game.
All the way,
Dewayne Convirs, Promoto
Dwayne and Ed from Oklahoma D-Day have posted the orientation video online to make your experience that much more enjoyable.
Visit the official D-Day paintball game website for more information.