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Rumor Report: Is Oliver Lang Done? Dynasty No More? Virtue, Luxe and Vapor being sued? Hinman to the Ironmen?

Rumor Report: Is Oliver Lang Done? Dynasty No More? Virtue, Luxe and Vapor being sued? Hinman to the Ironmen?

Hello again boys and girls! This is the third installment of the Social Paintball Rumor Report and I’m still your guide, Peter Burnell. For the uninitiated, here’s how this works. I keep my large ears tuned into the paintball underworld to get rumors, I post them (in articles like this) and provide you with some idea of what it may mean and possibly a percentage on how accurate I think factoid is. So…here we go.

First up: Dynasty.

Are we all sick of hearing about Dynasty and their woes this season? Lawrence won’t shut up about them – that’s for sure. Well, good news for you guys who are bored with the issue.

Rumor: Dynasty is done with paintball. Option 1: Close program forever. Option 2: Rebuild with three founding veteran players.

Certainty: 100%. I’m pretty positive we’ll see the “brand” in some capacity but we will not see the current crop of players.

Rumor: Oliver Lang is done with done with full-time professional paintball. His last event will possibly be PSP World Cup.

Certainty: 90%. There is no way he walks completely away. He does have the sandwich shop to fall back on… That being said, he could very easily retire from his current schedule to focus on work. I guarantee you he will play at least 1 or 2 leagues next year, but probably as a guest.

More team news!

Rumor: Vicious will only be playing in the NPPL next season.

Certainty: 70%. The team has not been wildly successful, and our source said that they are “exploring all three options” – which I assume means they are looking at playing both, or only one. Not sure why the brand would want to switch to the NPPL. Are they reading How To Mismanage Your Brand For Dummies?

Rumor: Mike Hinman will coach the Ironmen next year.

Certainty: 100%. I’ve heard, from a source very close to the situation, that this is a done deal. I’ve also heard that the DYE management was not happy with the way the ‘Men have played this year — I’m not sure that is Coach Kevin’s fault — they want more aggressive play. My little mole also says that it’s not a huge deal as Kevin’s contract with the TEAM is up and DYE wants him to focus more on R&D, aka his job.

Rumor: One of the Odell brothers is going to X-Factor for World Cup.

Certainty: 80%. They have connections, but we’ll see when the rosters are released.

And finally…Industry Rumors!

Rumor: G.I. Sportz will have head-to-toe product line, some will be unveiled at Cup.

Certainty: 100%. Do you see the G.I. logos on the website? Trust me, we have the most reliable news on them. Period.

Rumor: Virtue, Luxe, and Vapor infringed on patents of a major paintball company…expect lawsuits…

Certainty: 90%. In the U.S. Patent Office there is a file. It’s been a while since we have seen any major legal crap – well, a while for paintball. The sport is due some industry drama… am I right!?

Peter G. Burnell

I've been playing paintball since 1997. The first day my dad placed a gun in my hand, I knew I wanted to continue playing as long as possible. Since then, I've been following professional paintball and breeding my 12 year old son into becoming a future all-star paintballer, as he has gotten hooked on the sport as I have.

  • Devin Hruszko
    August 31, 2012

    Dynasty is what got me into speedball, it’s sad to see them go. Lang’s ego ruined them, just gotta hope they come back without him eventually.

  • Geoffrey
    August 31, 2012

    no more Dynasty ? nuuuuuu

  • Erick Baumgardner
    September 1, 2012

    The way Hinman was talking about Dynasty in the podcast with Matty made me wonder.

  • Nicholas Robert Gibson
    September 1, 2012

    Who had the patent kee?

  • Nicholas Robert Gibson
    September 1, 2012


  • joe
    August 31, 2012

    Dynasty is a great team and Lang is a great player if the both leave the sport it wont be the same.

  • Tyler Roy
    September 1, 2012

    Is Dye suing the 3 companies?

  • Julie Marie Day
    September 1, 2012

    How do you folks come up with these percentages?

  • Karen Bortol
    September 1, 2012

    Take your 70% and change it to 0. I think I should know.

    • Eric Mccall
      September 1, 2012

      i just read the little write up on that and was like no way is that true.

    • James Robertson
      September 1, 2012

      Is social paintball still run by the idiots who would spend hours feeding trolls on pbn and going on the offence towards any constructive advice offered to them? I see they're now in the field of pulling rumours out of their ass.

    • Sean Fritz
      September 1, 2012

      70% of the time, they are wrong every time.

    • John Dresser
      September 1, 2012

      Aren't they one of your sponsors?

    • Scott Peters
      September 1, 2012

      How the hell is this guy lol pointless rumours get a life man.

  • Michael Borenstein
    September 1, 2012

    I appreciate your guys' attempt at rumor reports, but that Vicious statement is so wrong.

  • Zack Barker
    September 1, 2012

    That thing about vicious isn't true and wymhy is virtue,luxe,vapor getting sued?

  • Noah Tanz
    September 1, 2012

    This is stupid as fuck and all of it is 90% wrong.

    • Jonathan Lonsinger
      September 1, 2012

      Really sad that Social put out this horseshit.

    • Aaron Kohn
      September 1, 2012

      This is why you don't put out rumor reports.

    • Chris Yu
      September 1, 2012


  • Bryan Clark
    September 1, 2012

    New slogan "social paintball: truth 0% of the time. All the time"

  • Peter
    September 1, 2012

    Nice Mascot!

  • Ferdo
    September 1, 2012

    It said “RUMORS” folks…

  • Zack
    September 1, 2012

    vicious ;p

  • The Official Mr. P Fan page
    September 2, 2012

    Hey, uninformed idiot, if you are going to attempt to post "rumors" make sure they are actual rumors that people are talking about, not some nonsense you make up.

    First, you have Karen Bortol come on here and denounce the vicious thing, which was nonsense crap to begin with, then you state that SK's job is In R&D, he's the sponsorship coordinator in charge of teams moron. He took over for Mikko. There was massive in fighting in the Dynasty Camp, that's why they did not play DC, Notice Yosh's hand was broken? Could it have been from a fight? That's a rumor numb nuts. You heard from a reliable source Hinman MIGHT be coaching Ironmen? MAybe LIKE FROM MIKE WHO HAS TOLD VARIOUS MEDIA OUTLETS HE WOULD BE COACHING THEM mr late to the party. And as far as the patent rumor, how about elaborating? LIke how eggy works for virtue now, and they came out with a loader…and who did eggy used to work for…oh yea DYE. This website fails on every level. Stick to videos and lose this want to be industry tool.

    • CASH
      September 2, 2012

      Best comment. Would LOL again. Axe plus cash.

  • Joey Blute
    September 2, 2012

    It is called a rumor report. Here is the definition of a Rumor for those that do not understand.

    Definition of RUMOR.

    1: talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source.
    2: a statement or report current without known authority for its truth.

    this is entertainment this is not Fact. Take it as that.

    • Hines Ward
      September 2, 2012


      Sure, I agree totally. But the difference is that there has to be some kind of foundation. Most of these are not rumors, they are made up claims. The fact that this guy has Kevin working in R&D is really telling. Taking a rumor and spinning it into something else is not reporting rumors, its creating lies to drive hits to a website.

      Hines Ward
      NFL Corespondent

  • Matt Arana
    September 2, 2012

    just play paintball!

  • Bailey Herring
    September 4, 2012

    Don't give up, Vicious, you're good enough to hang in there and you guys know it.

  • Bluey Care Bears
    September 4, 2012

    I don`t know him but I agree with everything said above by Mr P, to the point of second what was said about Social sticking to doing video`s , that`s the part everybody enjoys, leave it like that .

  • wei
    September 7, 2012

    go paintball!!!

  • Chadd Hiatt
    September 14, 2012

    Well, if you're goal was to piss people off and get them to talk: mission accomplished. Try to do a little more (any at all) fact checking next time please.

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    August 21, 2013

    any new rumors on who might be joining the Ironmen for the 2013 world cup or any new players joining the Ironmen

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