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Hide, Seek (& destroy!) – Sidemen Sundays film at Delta Force Paintball

Delta Force Paintball has played host to many celebrity visitors over the years, but none quite as gun-ho as the infamous YouTuber crew ‘Sidemen’. The action took place on March 3rd 2020 at our East London location in Upminster. There all seven members – Olajide ‘JJ’ Olatunji, Harry Lewis, Simon Minter, Vikk Barn, Josh Bradley, Ethan Payne and Tobi Brown – could be seen playing an epic game of ‘hide & seek’ across four of our most popular maps; Jet Hijack, London Apocalypse, Sheriff’s Castle and Zombies Crypt. Gearing up for war the lads dressed up in Delta Force branded camouflage overalls, custom-fitted body armour, armoured gloves and our exclusive Pro Goggles in a bid to protect them from the inevitable paintball onslaught that was to follow! They even added their own combat twist to the proceedings, bringing a selection of ghillie suits and comedy costumes, not to mention what looked to be the worlds supply of GoPro cameras used to capture what would quickly become a day to remember.

Taking it in turns to play the role of the Seeker (aka ‘the hunter’) each member got a chance to use one of Delta Force’s semi-automatic paintball guns to hunt down their victims, as well as using smoke and paint grenades to flush out the enemy. In the later rounds Sideman Vikk could be heard boasting “I threw the smoke grenade out [the building] like the movies, it felt kinda sick!”. It’s fair to say the lads didn’t hold back and we saw first hand why they have a reputation for the ridiculous, attempting to hide in London Taxis, Double Decker buses, Castle ramparts and ex-military Snatch land rovers so they could stay safe from being shot point blank by their ‘mates’ – that’s what friends are for, right!?

The Sidemen, commonly abbreviated as SDMN, are a group of seven British YouTubers who are all well-renowned in their own right, with several of them having been friends since childhood. Originally coming together in 2013 their collective Sidemen project would quickly became one of the video platforms most popular ‘super groups’. All have their own alias names under which they have risen to stardom; JJ (screen name KSI), Harry Lewis (Wroetoshaw), Simon Minter (Miniminter), Vikk Barn (Vikkstar123), Josh Bradley (Zerkaa), Ethan Payne (Behzinga) and Tobi Brown (Tobjizzle). Their collective channel has already amassed 7.48 million subscribers, with this latest edition of their mini-series #SidemenSundays racking up 3million views in less than 24hours. It’s fair to say Sidemen and Delta Force Paintball are a perfect match!

Getting back to the action…when JJ was asked “Do you have a game plan?” the reply was simple “Just shoot people”. As avid fans of video games like Fifa and Call of Duty you could tell their competitive spirit was out in full force. But remember, the reality of paintball means you actually feel the consequences of your mistakes – we’re hoping this doesn’t spill over into another rap beef between the guys!

Jokes aside the group had an epic day of paintball, capturing some incredible drone footage so they can look back on it fondly for years to come. The good news is that this experience isn’t just reserved for famous Vloggers, anyone is welcome at Delta Force Paintball, so why not speak to your friends and start planning your own day of action, mayhem and enviable laughter? Our events team is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0203 869 9301 or you can request a call back at a time that suits you. We look forward to seeing you Soon!

Watch the video here [caution advised, profanity can be heard]: