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January 28, 2011

Energizer Night Strike 2010 @ Xtion Paintball Park, Bukit Jalil


Energizer Night Strike

Energizer Night Strike

Event: Energizer Night Strike 2011. Night paintball tournament.
Time: Friday, January 21 at 8:00pm – January 23 at 12:00pm
Location: Xtion Paintball Park, Bukit Jalil

After going for the recent Laser Tag outing in Mid Valley, I was rather curious as to how an actual paint ball game is. Despite hearing horror stories of all the blue blacks and injuries sustained during a game, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to see what it was all about; plus this was at night !! It would be interesting to see how a night paint ball event would take place especially when it’s so dark.

Recently Energizer held the first ever night and ultraviolet (UV) light paintball tournament in Asia Pacific by the Painball Asia League Series (PALS). Unlike any other night paintball games, the Energizer Night Strike features 7-minute ‘speedball’ rounds incorporating a ‘capture the base’ scenario, played completely in the dark with only ultraviolet (UV) lighting and glow-in-the-dark paintballs to complement Energizer’s new Energy Beam image.

 

A customised arena with real-life props was constructed especially for the first Energizer Night Strike, transforming the darkened landscape into a surreal, neon environment.

A customised arena with real-life props was constructed especially for the first Energizer Night Strike, transforming the darkened landscape into a surreal, neon environment.

 

A customised arena with real-life props was constructed especially for the first Energizer Night Strike, transforming the darkened landscape into a surreal, neon environment.

View at night

The total prize for the tournament amounts to RM 35,000 with the main prize winner going home with RM 20,000. Yes, you read that right RM 20,000 goes out to the winning team. With that in mind you can be sure a lot of teams took place and most of them were considered professionals and well recognised in the arena for their skills and tactics.

As the gameplay was the first of its kind, team members had to strategise well in order to coordinate movements in the dark.

As the gameplay was the first of its kind, team members had to strategise well in order to coordinate movements in the dark.

What makes this event different from other night paintball games is the format they will be playing in. Night Strike features 7-minute ‘speedball’ rounds incorporating a ‘capture the flag’ scenario, played completely in the dark with only the UV lights and glow in the dark paintballs as their guide. This definitely involves a little more than relying on the ‘force’ as tactical team play is a crucial element in determining the winner. Either teams are required to find a way to penetrate the opponents defence and light up the Energizer’s new Energy Beam battery and they will be considered the winner. If there’s no clear winner, judges will give points to the members of the team that got shot the least.

 

Marshalls could identify direct hits easily, especially when the fluorescent orange paintballs splattered upon impact.

Marshalls could identify direct hits easily, especially when the fluorescent orange paintballs splattered upon impact.

 

Nick Wong of team Black Cell was almost invisible in his ghillie camouflage suit, which was effective for sniper duties.

Nick Wong of team Black Cell was almost invisible in his ghillie camouflage suit, which was effective for sniper duties.

After two days and eighty gruelling rounds of paintball later, spectators saw the four finalists of the Energizer Night Strike challenging each other’s wills and skills. I was only fortunate enough to catch the last round and let me tell you it was difficult enough being out of the “combat zone” trying to figure out where each of the players were while bullets were whizzing by and bouncing of nearby objects; I can only imagine how intense it must have been for the players who were battling it out with such a huge prize money at stake.

 

Team A.C.E was crowned the champion of the first Energizer Night Strike on Sunday night.

Team A.C.E was crowned the champion of the first Energizer Night Strike on Sunday night.

Team Double R celebrate after winning second place in the first Energizer Night Strike on Sunday night.

Team Double R celebrate after winning second place in the first Energizer Night Strike on Sunday night.

It was definitely an experience watching a night paintball tournament. I definitely am going to try paintball one of these days but will start off with the day time one and with friends who are also first timers 🙂 Thanks to Energizer and Advertlets for the opportunity and pictures.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rebecca Saw, Yogaretnam. Yogaretnam said: Energizer Night Strike paintball @ Xtion Paintball Park. It was really intense http://bit.ly/gaMPRW […]

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  2. Awesome havin u there Yoga!
    Next year we aim to be in there shooting pellets ok! ;p

    Comment by thenomadGourmand — January 28, 2011 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

    • It was my pleasure and thanks for the invite. Why next year ? Let’s do it this year 😉

      Comment by yoga — January 28, 2011 @ 4:27 pm | Reply


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