A WORD FROM OUR CHAMPIONS
We’re edging closer to the end of our premiere year in the world of dart blaster team competition, and we’ve loved every moment so far. As we prepare to crown a champion team at the Dart Zone Pro Tournament in Rochester, New York, we want to take a moment and get to know the competitors who’ve made us proud. To that end, we’ve singled out the burning questions our community wants to know. Read on for answers from the Pro Tournament finalists.
Answers from Dan
Q: How many years have you been playing this sport?
Dan: 4 years
Q: How many years have you been with your team?
Dan: A few months
Q: How often do you practice?
Dan: A few times a month during competitive season
Q: What excites you about the Blaster League?
Dan: It’s exciting to be part of a very organized competition that brings together all the great players and teams from around the country. Most everyone knows each other in this community so it’s great to see and compete against friends at these events.
Q: Where do you see this sport going in the future?
Dan: Hard to say as the sport is evolving so quickly! Hopefully, we can keep the fun-loving spirit at the core of this hobby and sport.
Q: If there was one thing you could communicate to skeptics about this emerging sport, what would it be?
Dan: I always tell people that unlike paintball and airsoft we get to play in public parks due to the bright colors of both our blasters and clothing and that we do a good job of picking up our darts and other trash after we play.
Q: What do you hope to do with the prize money if you win?
Dan: Reinvest it into blaster development! A few members on our team run hobby shops designing, manufacturing and selling blasters and blaster parts.
Q: Please highlight any personal stories (ex. Your personal/team road to get to the final) below.
Dan: Dauntless, the premier Bay Area competition group was unable to field a team this year so a friend and I organized team Void to represent the Bay. With Dauntless’ blessing, we added some of their personnel as well as other talented players from the community. Dauntless’ head coach led us through strategic exercises and provided key insight on the day of the qualifier. Countless practices, strategy sessions, and mod parties, most with support from Dauntless and the greater Bay Area community, led to a capable and coordinated team on the day of the qualifier.
SEE YOU SOON!
The Dart Zone Blasters team is looking forward to seeing Pro Tournament finalists Void again when they compete for the championship title at the Dart Zone Pro Tournament.