Echo1 USA has always been a grass roots leader in the airsoft community. People may not know this but we’ve always been a company of numerous firsts in airsoft. We were the first to offer customer appreciation games, the first to tour the country and host games in places that nobody thought could support such events, and the first to offer Tech Support videos for our customers. Many companies have since followed suit and held their own interpretations of these services but it was Echo1 that forged that path. Now, Echo1 USA is pleased to add another accomplishment to the list: the first big game featuring all Echo1 products.
Operation: Geronimo marked the first Echo1 Signature Event which featured players running nothing but Echo1 products. Fans from all ends of the United States travelled to California just to be a part of this historic game held at Jericho Airsoft on Saturday, August 10th, 2013. Being that this event was open exclusively only to Echo1 users, this was the best and most direct way to thank the customers for their loyal support.
Unlike other appreciation day style games that have come along since Echo1 started the trend, this one was going back to the basics: make the day as fun as possible for the players. We wanted to show the players and the industry that it isn’t about numbers or money. It’s about setting an atmosphere that everyone can enjoy and will remembered for years to come. That meant going back to the essentials of making a good game.
Our aim was to make Op: Geronimo’s feel completely different from other events. We focused more on gameplay by limiting the number of player spots so that the field was not flooded with people sharing a small amount of cover. This gave a nice balance between lengthy playtime and a ton of action. Jericho Airsoft provided the huge backdrop for the players to exploit while they fought to complete objectives that would earn them in-game prizes. This created a lot of intensity as players battled it out in various terrain ranging from trenches to hilltops.
The food and drinks were all provided by Echo1 at no charge to the players. Lunch consisted of a home cooked BBQ lunch prepared personally by Brian Holt from Echo1 and the Echo1 family (There were many players who loved the food so much that they helped themselves to seconds and even thirds!). How often do you see the people from behind the scenes of an airsoft company personally cooking for its customers? Add to that the goodies that were handed out throughout the day as an added bonus. The goodies included limited edition Echo1 and Operation: Geronimo PVC patches, stickers, tag rags, and even a 5000 round bag of Echo1 BBs packed inside an Echo1 messenger bag. We spared no expense to make sure you know that Echo1 supports you as much as you have supported us. The day ended with a raffle with various guns from Echo1 and a few custom guns provided by AirsoftGI, Airsplat, and SS Airsoft.
Overall, we at Echo1 had a great time throwing the event and would like to once again thank the players, the vendors, and the field for making Operation: Geronimo so memorable. We can’t wait to do it again! As always, PLAY HARD, PLAY SAFE.