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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Coming up: How Can Paintball Make it Big?

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.

20 comments:

  1. dono if PB will ever make it big.. hope it does though

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  2. i think it just needs more advertised tournament events, i meant its pretty enjoyable to watch in my opinion

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  3. i wish paintball would make it big.

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  4. oo paint ball

    music video is very well

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  5. Advertise more maybe?
    I've only heard of professional paintball, because a kid up the street plays it. And this blog of course.

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  6. With paintball"tanks", serious idea is serious

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  7. Given the cost of starting up as a player in paintball, its unlikely in this economy. Most recreational activities with a cost suffer the same fate.

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  8. I agree, man. It seems like they have been forcing it the last few years.

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  9. very informative post, I hate when everything becomes about how it looks.

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  10. deff true. I think that places should put out more promotions. like coupons to draw people in and dont put them against pros so they actually enjoy it. Get them hooked with a cheap, fun first hit, like crack. lol. that sounds horrible.

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  11. Although i don't do it alot i do love paintballing. it would be a shame to see it reserved only for those with masses of cash. but without popularity it's going to be difficult for places to host games and get equipment.

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  12. It needs more media exposure, needs a huge brand like UFC.

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  13. you contend that the high point was between '05 and '07, maybe you're right (u know more about it than me). but in my area, the tournaments and participation seemed to be thriving more around '99, 2000. i've seen a big drop since then

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  14. I don't really like paintball .. but I like those pics !

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  15. Imagine olympic paintball. With like helm cams and then cams around the arena. Shit would be soo epic!

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