Honor & Tradition with Ronin

roninThe name Ronin might conjure up images of wild looking, sword-wielding men with shaved foreheads as the masterless Japanese swordsmen of old are often portrayed in movies. However, Team MacDev Ronin fight their battles with high-end paintball markers instead of katanas although they can, sometimes, look a bit wild. Although masterless like their medieval Japanese namesakes, Team MacDev Ronin is however not without leadership.

PaintballNews.Asia caught up with Ronin’s founder and coach Alan “Ace” Lian recently for his thoughts on the team’s past, present and future!


Who is your team?
We’re Team MacDev Ronin and we compete in the Malaysian Paintball Official Circuit (MPOC) in Division 1.

How did you come up with the team name?
Well, we’ve always been a big fan of the Japanese samurai era and we actually came up with several ‘themes’ such as Samurai, Banzai, Ninja, Bushido and so on. But at the end we came up with the name Ronin because it meant samurai without a master and at the time when Ronin was formed, we each had our very own individual character. We later added our sponsor’s name MacDev in front because we were the very first team in Asia to be officially sponsored by MacDev Australia and 7 years later we still shoot the very best!
 

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