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Mikko Huttunen leaves DYE Paintball

We received word that DYE VP Mikko Huttunen has officially left the DYE Group. During the last 10 years Mikko has both played professionally for DYE Paintball under the Ironmen shield and worked extensively to develop and diversify DYE’s business. In 2011 Mikko spearheaded the launch of DYE SNOW. Under Mikko’s leadership the DYE Snow line has seen respectable growth. Update: here is a quote from Mikko; Time for the new adventures. Today I left DYE, so please don’t use my old phone number. Contact…

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National Professional Paintball League takes a year off

Chuck Hendsch and the National Professional Paintball League have announced that the NPPL 2014 paintball season is on hold. This move comes after years of speculation, rumors, and several failed mergers with the PSP. Release below. For Immediate Release: National Professional Paintball League Inc. (NPPL) 15552 Graham Street Huntington Beach Ca. 92649 714 758 5575 www.nppl.com website info@nppl.com HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF.- Founded in 1992, the NPPL (National Professional Paintball League) has had the honor of sanctioning some of the largest, successful, paintball events in the…

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Matt Dawsons Memorial Service

The Dawson family has invited all of Matt’s friends to the memorial service happening next week. There will be many members of the paintball community in attendance and we welcome you to join us. In addition, a celebration of Matt’s life will be held at a local paintball park on Saturday, 2-15-14. Announcement forthcoming. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 2-12-14, at 11am at Revival Christian Fellowship, 29220 Scott Rd, Menifee,CA 92584. Reception to follow at the home of Chris & Lorraine Dawson. If you have questions,…

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RIP Matt Dawson

It is with heavy heart that we share the passing of our dear friend and compatriot Matt Dawson. Matt D was a hero to many and a legend to all. Matt Dawson humanized the game of paintball and shed new light on the sport we all love. Rather than take the easy money and make big brands bigger, Matt re-focused the spotlight on the players. Matt made you a brand of your own. No stranger to hardship, Matt D bled, sweat, and fought through the…

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Tampa Bay Damage signs Dalton Vanderbyl

Pro paintball player Dalton Vanderbyl has signed to play with Tampa Bay Damage for the 2014 season. Damage already solid roster was recently augmented with Jason Wheeler of Moscow Red Legion. The announcement of Dalton joining the team rounds out an already solid roster and sets up Damage for an incredible season. Dalton has played with numerous pro paintball teams including San Diego Aftermath, Omaha Vicious, Newport Entourage, and most recently, San Diego Dynasty.

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RIP AKA Paintball Founder Larry Alexander

AKA Paintball founder and chief engineer Larry Alexander has passed on. Larry was the brains behind the AKA Viking and AKA Excalibur paintball markers. In addition to building great paintball regulators, AKA was at one point responsible for building some of the fastest paintball guns in the business. AKA later was sued by Smart Parts for patent infringement (the infamous electronically controlled marker patent). Larry and AKA fought vigorously against the claims but ultimately lost and part of their agreement included discontinuing future development and…

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