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May 7, 2010 |

(New Straits Times, Friday, 7 May 2010 – Streets – Page, 15)

Three paintballers sweep the field while two “joker” teammates wait for their chance to join the game.

CYBERJAYA: The Cyberjaya Sports Arena became a mini-battlefield as Malaysian paintballers dived and crawled to vie for first place the Cyberjaya Paintball Championship League over the weekend.

The Cyberjaya Painthall Championship League is organised by Malaysian paintball tournament organisers Werdna Hol Sportz in conjunction with, the cybercity’s innovative online TV channel showcasing Cyberjaya-produced content, talent, and creativity which is also the first of its kind in Malaysia.

A referee gets too close to the heat of battle

The league features the unique WERD gameplay format for both Open (v5.2) and Novice (v3.2) divisions. Unlike other international painthai formats, WERD is a format created by Werdna Hol Sportz with a 5+2 or 3+2 player system.

The event saw nine Open division and five Novice division teams converging on the Cyberjaya Sports Arena with full paintball kits and supporters in tow.
The 300-strong crowd were enthralled by fast and furious paintball skills as teams competed throughout the day.

In the Open division, Team Warrior won an impressive 10 consecutive rounds in the preliminaries and then beat veteran paintballers Team Nemesis to win RM3,000, making them a team to look out for in the season and in the local scene.

Reigning Novice division champions Team Ying Yang battled valiantly with Team Semarak Api A to retain their title and take home RM1,500, but Team Semarak Api A had a chance to exact their revenge at the one-on-one bonus round where they turned the tables on Team Ying Yang in a heart-thumping match.
As an added bonus, all quarter-finalists got to take home a cut of the winners’ pool. In its second season, the league kicked-off in March and will see five leagues in total, culminating in the finale in December.

The partnership with makes the Cyberjaya Paintball Championship League the first ever paintball tournament in Asia to have a dedicated video

Andrew Loh of Werdna Hol Sportz presenting a token of appreciation to Hafidz Hashim (centre), managing director of Cyberview Sdn Bhd, flanked by the participating team leaders at the launch

production and news crew throughout the season, giving players and fans opportunities to catch the action on new episodes released every Wednesday at

Each online episode on features different topics including interviews with players and industry representatives, technical and tactical advice, and game commentary on a unique platform that is capable of reaching a global audience.

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