Stepping into January 2018, many of the Malaysia paintball teams and players are already started to grind for the season opening. We are looking forward to an exciting and more challenging 2018 with relatively more events spread through the year than 2017. New and existing paintball teams/players are stepping up hungry to compete and prove themselves to be at the top.
Do you ever think of any paintball team you should watch out for in 2018? There are 5 teams among the many great Malaysia paintball teams which I think you should keep an eyes on them this coming season. Without being long-winded let’s get into the list right away.
1. Duckside Aisawan Paintball Team
A team formed in 2011, Duckside Aisawan fighting thru event by event with their heart out. Hard-works eventually paid off with them being the first Malaysia paintball team to be crowned as Paintball World Cup Asia champion in 2016.
The team took a bold step in 2017 to become among the only few paintball teams in Malaysia to play at the Millennium Series World Cup in Paris. No doubt a year full of achievement for the team, they are seen on the podium in almost every single event they attended. We are not surprised that they are now known as the “Dynasty” of Asia tho they preferred to be called duckies instead.
It is thrilled to watch how the team deal with consistency to achieve more with already many records on their belt in 2018. With Eric Tai, the master mind behind the team continue gunning with a solid roster of highest morale players, Duckside Aisawan is a team you can’t miss watching for 2018!
2. DRX Aisawan Paintball Team
DRX Aisawan, one of the longest playing paintball team in Malaysia paintball history will definitely be the team to watch out for in 2018.
The veteran team lead by a veteran paintball industry player, Wy Wei went through restructure thoroughly in 2015/2016. I am one of those who witnessed their journey filled with struggles, hard-works and dedication to become a powerhouse once again in 2017. Hat off.
It is never easy to get home from an event with a double champion titles and DRX Aisawan did it! They prove themselves as the strongest team to beat in 2017, bagging the Renegade Paintball Championship 2017 Finale Champion and Overall Series Champion. What else better than this you could asked for?
2018 with the team already grinding in the weekends saying that they are coming for more this year. Surely a team you wouldn’t want to meet at the other side of the field.
3. Riot Crew Paintball Team
Coached by the legendary coach Ahmad Shazerain, Riot Crew is an army of cherry-picked players. Since the formation in end of 2016, Riot Crew quickly set off a new wave of competitive paintball with their high standard of gameplay.
With the coach’s near perfect training system and his bunch of dedicated players, the team consistently improve along 2017 in every aspects making them a well balanced team. Riot Crew is definitely a team which will give their opponent a hard time in every single point.
We could expect to see a hungrier and more competitive Riot Crew in 2018 winning their way up to the rank!
4. Tanjong Pagar Red Sevens Paintball Team
Okay, this is not a mistake. Tanjong Pagar Red Sevens apparently a Singapore paintball team but their recent announcement of competing at the highest division of Asia in 2018 make them a team to watch out for in 2018.
The first competitive paintball team in Singapore since 2006, Tanjong Pagar Red Sevens is without question the most experience and with most winning records paintball team in Singapore. Spearheaded by the 3 musketeers of Singapore paintball, Ben Seow, Jane Koh and Vincent Tay, traveling around the World playing the best tournament paintball has been their annual ritual.
Being a guest player to Tanjong Pagar Red Sevens back in 2016 was one of the best experience. I felt no stranger playing with the team alongside some of the best players in the sport. I bagged home not just podium finishing but also precious knowledge and memories every time guesting the team.
2018 is the year for Tanjong Pagar Red Sevens to be a real rival at the top division with a much established roster and the continuous support from their sponsors.
5. DVST – Devastation Paintball Team
Devastation is the team worth all the attention in 2018. The team was formed and managed by the most dedicated Malaysia paintball player, Fatt Zai. Being a relatively young paintball team in the local scene, Devastation is undeniable the most hardworking paintball team. Immense amount of time and efforts put into team training weekly is by far not a team could come close.
Hard-works started to pay off for the team in 2017 when they finally clinched the champion of novice division in Paintball EPS ASEAN Cup 2017. Then, closing the season with a win in Silver division of Felda Travel Paintball Challenge 2017 is the icing on the cake for the team.
As the team name suggests, your team will be devastating in the field if you pay less attention playing against them in 2018. Take my words. They are definitely the next rising star for the local paintball sport industry. Watch out!
Feeling bad by end of this article that your team was not mentioned? Never feel so! It doesn’t mean your team isn’t good. There are only 5 teams for this article and it is purely my opinion that these teams deserve some highlights. Keep balling and all the best for you and your team in 2018!
Comment below with your opinion and do list down your top 5 teams to watch out for in 2018!