It was planned as just another paintball training at Astaka in preparation for our next tournament.
However the session turn out unsuspectedly that we had the opportunity to train (play) with one of the best team in the country. Yes, we had played against Delta Rovers a D1 outfit. Imagine a D4 team going up against a D 1 team and eventhough there are some experience players on our side but the full Yakuza team played against them. We did not expect to win at all because all this while we have been sparring with other D4 teams and new players. However we did gave some resistance in the game. Means we are not just sitting ducks under the fire of e markers compared to our mechanical markers. In one of the game, I manage to move up from my back position to the snake and not far from the centre line before being eliminated. Of course experience counts and I never played snake before.
Playing with Delta Rovers did boost our motivation and morale when no one of us were eliminated during the breakout (I was expecting that during the 10 seconds count). Unlike our normal game when we try to evade a few oncoming pellets but this time it was raining of pellets.
Concluding that, we now found out our confidence level was raised and looking forward to (train) play with experienced teams in the higher Divisions in future. This way it is a shortcut to improving performance. The training helps us a lot in learning about our own mistakes and how to think and overcome the opponent with much experience. So, after that first experience, we are more confident to play or spar with any teams now irrespective of divisions.