I've decided for my first opinion piece, I'd tackle one of the most talked about topics in tournament paintball: How do we make it big? With absoloutly no credentials, and a comparitively small amount of experience in paintball, I will be writing an entire series of articles completely based on my opinion.
Paintball had a high point between '05 and '07, followed by an equally impressive drop off, set off mainly by the recession. Now that we are coming out of the woodworks of our economic crisis, how do we bring players back to a game that costs so much, and offers so very little in return?
Make the game FOR THE PLAYERS. Not for TV (which has failed miserably so far to bring in any outside attention), not for making money, and not to be a prime time sport. If that is ever going to happen, it will happen on its own, not by forcing it.
We need paintball players filling the grandstands before we can get "paintball fans" taking those seats, or watching from home.
The answer to gaining more fans is simple- gain more players. Easier said than done, I know, but I know if we work together and do whats for the greater good we can make it back to where we were, and beyond.
And now, a great NPPL Vegas mix by Cassidy of HKArmy.com / PBFashion.com
Completely switching gears from my last video post.